European Tours for seniors
Odyssey Traveller’s European tour packages are an inclusive Europe holiday package offered by this tour company as part of their small group tour global educational program. With a knowledgeable tour guide our small group tours Europe for senior or mature couples & the solo traveller spend time exploring and learning about the destinations of Europe . For the traveler these Europe trip packages 2023 are for groups of up to sixteen senior travelers, represent the best of the grand tour of Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe, classic journeys to be enjoyed from one of the best European tour companies. An organized escorted tour offered to satisfy your requirements for a European vacation package as a solo traveler/single traveller maybe a European walking tour , coach tour or one of our European train tours complete with Eurail pass.
Odyssey’s tours of Europe are inclusive travel packages by this small group tour company offering small group tours around the world . With a knowledgeable tour guide our small group tours Europe for senior or mature couples & the solo traveller spend time exploring and learning about the destinations of Europe . For the traveler these Europe trip packages 2022 for groups of up to sixteen senior travelers, represent the best of the grand tour of Northern Europe, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe and Southern Europe, classic journeys to be enjoyed from one of the best European tour companies. The organized tour offered to satisfy your requirements for a European vacation package as a solo traveler/single traveller maybe a European walking tour , coach tour or one of our European train tours complete with Eurail pass.
Italy Puccini Festival small group Tour
The Puccini festival is an escorted tour complete with local guides as part of our small group travel program, we will also visit Rome, Siena, Florence, Lucca, Viareggio, Genoa, Milan, Verona, and Venice. Join like minded people on this European tour in Italy. For solo travellers there is a nominal single supplement charged.
From A$14,995 AUDView Tour
21 daysMar, Sep
Explore Paris | 21-day Small Group Tour Exploring Parisian Life
On this small group tour of Paris, travellers take the time to join local guides to learn about the destinations within this city. Authentic experiences with like minded people and an Odyssey tour leader. Staying in apartments this European tour immerses itself in Paris' history, art, and culture in the city of light.
From A$15,325 AUDView Tour
20 daysApr, Sep
Discovering Berlin Small Group Tour | 20 days living in Berlin
Experience Berlin while living there for almost three weeks in an apartment. From one of the best small group tour companies for Europe enjoy an escorted tour learning about the city's history and experiencing it like a Berliner. This holiday is for like minded people, mature couples or solo travelers who enjoy getting off the beaten track and exploring with some adventure.
From A$12,795 AUDView Tour
20 daysSep, Apr
Crete Small Group Tour: The Minoans
Crete rich in UNESCO World heritage sites this small group escorted tour provides a travel experience for guests with experienced local guides to remember. For senior couples or single travellers who seek to travel with other like minded people to destinations rich in ancient history then this in one of many small group journeys to be enjoyed.
Sofia, Bucharest and Budapest | Small Group Tour
Visiting Bulgaria, Hungary
From A$13,995 AUDView Tour
12 daysApr, Oct, Sep
Malta & Sicily - Mediterranean Islands small group tour
Visiting Italy, Malta
For centuries Malta & Sicily, held the key to the Mediterranean. Unlike other European tour companies, Odyssey provides a tour leader and local guides to share detailed itineraries about the destinations on these small group journeys. For mature couples and solo travellers. A reasonable single supplement is charged.
From A$10,150 AUDView Tour
20 daysMay, Sep
Via de la Plata: Small Group Walking Tour in the Footsteps of Pilgrims
Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites introduced by local guides feature on this walking tour for mature couple and single travellers in central Spain. The days itineraries to selected destinations provide authentic experiences in central Spain. A single supplement is charged for solo travelers on these small group journeys.
From A$14,245 AUDView Tour
21 daysJun, Sep, May, Oct
Exploring Poland | Poland Small Group Tour
From A$12,695 AUDView Tour
18 daysSep, Aug
Via di Francesco Walking Tour | Small Group Walking Tours Italy
From A$12,050 AUDView Tour
14 daysJun, Sep, May
From A$9,250 AUDView Tour
17 daysAug, Oct, Sep, Mar
From A$9,950 AUDView Tour
Southwest France: Along the Canal du Midi
From A$16,500 AUDView Tour
18 daysApr, Aug
From A$11,275 AUDView Tour
21 daysSep, May
22 daysApr, Sep
Join Odyssey Traveller, one of the best small group tour companies for Europe, as we follow French Impressionist master Claude Monet (1840-1926) to the beloved places he painted joined by local guides in France on this 20-day European tour. Each day our small group journey visits key destinations that influenced Monet. Join like minded people be they couples or solo travellers on this escorted tour. Minimal Single supplement charged to Solo travellers.
From A$15,450 AUDView Tour
5 daysApr, Sep
Faroe Islands Tour
From A$7,250 AUDView Tour
21 daysJun, Sep
Lisbon & Barcelona small group tour
Visiting Portugal, Spain
23 daysAug, Apr
Contemporary Germany small group tour
From A$17,295 AUDView Tour
18 daysApr, Oct, Sep, Mar
Via Francigena Walking Tour: Great St. Bernard Pass to Rome
Visiting Italy, Switzerland
From A$13,250 AUDView Tour
18 daysNov, Mar
Walking in Greece
Visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites introduced by local guides feature on this walking tour for mature couple and single travellers. The days itineraries to selected destinations provide authentic experiences in the remote parts of Greece. A single supplement is charged for solo travelers on these small group journeys.
From A$11,715 AUDView Tour
17 daysMar, Oct
Moors in Spain
From A$15,100 AUDView Tour
22 daysMar, Sep, May
Florence: Living in a Renaissance City
A small group tour with like minded people, couples or solo travellers, that is based in Florence. An authentic experience of living in this Renaissance city The daily itineraries draw on local guides to share their knowledge on this unique European tour. Trips to Pisa, Lucca and Perugia are included.
21 daysApr, Sep, Aug
Barcelona Small Group Tour | The city explored in-depth
Small group journeys from one of the best small group tour companies Europe that delve into Barcelona's history, culture, and cuisine. Daily itineraries for couples and solo travellers with like minded people. An escorted tour of Barcelona based in an apartment with local guides sharing authentic experiences and knowledge.
11 daysSep, Apr, Aug
Short Spain Tour for senior and mature travellers
Join our small group guided tour of Spain, exploring this fascinating country over 10 nights with like minded people. We start in Barcelona and make our way slowly towards Madrid. Enjoy the food and culture while learning about the history of each location from our expert local guides and Odyssey Program Leader.
From A$7,610 AUDView Tour
24 daysApr, Sep
Rural France | Small Group Tour for Seniors
On this small group Rural France tour, we spend 24 days exploring France beyond its bustling cities, travelling off the beaten track. We will explore the pastoral and provincial splendour of French rural towns which have resisted the dual siege of the automobile and the property developer. Our small group will visit many of France’s beautiful towns where within their walls the villagers conduct their daily lives much as they have done since Napoleonic times.
From A$18,995 AUDView Tour
22 daysMar, Oct, Apr, Sep
Paris-Bordeaux-Provence By Train
For Odyssey Traveller this is one of our unique small group journeys in France, travelling by train from Paris to Bordeaux to Provence and back. Local guides support the tour leader with knowledge about destinations visited over the course of 20 days. There is a single supplement for solo travellers charged.
From A$14,750 AUDView Tour
18 daysSep, Apr
Small group tour to Venice and Genoa
City pairs and rivalries exist. When spice, gold, steel swords and cloth where major commodities in the Mediterranean then Venice and Genoa fought for market share. Venice offered mercenaries, Genoa, banks. Italian history tour for those interested in joining a small group educational tour for senior couple and mature solo travellers.
From A$10,995 AUDView Tour
Arctic circle tour
Visiting Denmark, Finland
A 40 day small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers interested in exploring the Arctic circle. The group with a program leader explores Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands of Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The tour makes use of the long summer night light for your enjoyment learning about viking history and trade and the Sami.
From A$42,895 AUDView Tour
65 daysMar, Jul, Feb
Singapore to Lisbon by train
A small group railway journey from Singapore to Lisbon. The longest in the world for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Explore over some 56 days, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, France, Spain and Portugal. Limited to 10 travelers on this escorted program.
From A$41,145 AUDView Tour
23 daysSep, Jun
History of the Hanseatic League
Visiting Germany, Poland
Merchants generated much of the wealth of Europe, from Venice to Genoa, Lisbon and London. On the Baltic coast building on the Vikings, the Hanseatic league become the traders influence trade from the middle ages across Europe. This small group tour for senior couple and mature solo travellers explores the history.
21 daysSep, Apr, Oct
Four Italians: Genoa, Mantua, Orvieto and Bologna
A small group tour for senior couples and mature solo travellers to Genoa, Mantua, Orvieto and Bologna. Places where the Renaissance shone beyond Florence, Venice and Rome. Italy is one of the great countries of Europe this program with like minded people takes you beyond the regular path of travellers to see and learn more.
25 daysApr, Sep, Oct
Mediterranean Islands Small Group Tour | Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica
Visiting Corsica, Italy
For centuries Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica held the key to the Mediterranean. Unlike other European tour companies, Odyssey provides a tour leader and local guides to share detailed itineraries about the destinations on these small group journeys. This escorted tour of western Mediterranean explores the geography, history, culture and peoples of these 4 islands. Small group tour for mature couples and solo travellers. A reasonable single supplement is charged.
From A$19,750 AUDView Tour
17 daysSep, May
Iceland cultural and wilderness small group tour
Our escorted tour gives guests an insight into the history of this Icelandic nation. Travelling as a small group, our daily itineraries explore the Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and others, national parks and majestic waterfalls as we learn about Iceland’s natural heritage and its Viking past from experienced local guides. There is a single supplement for solo travellers.
From A$18,265 AUDView Tour
24 daysSep, Apr
La Belle France small group escorted history tours for seniors
Travelling with like minded people on this small group we visit several culturally significant and picturesque regions of France, including Provence, Champagne, Burgundy, and Bordeaux regions, where we sample wine and learn more about the tradition of wine-making. We also visit the Loire Valley to see its many castles. Finally, we travel to Bayeux, from where we we visit Mont St Michel and spend time up on the Normandy landing beaches with local guides.
From A$19,965 AUDView Tour
12 daysSep, May
Heritage, culture, history of Italy, seniors small group - Short Tour
From A$8,195 AUDView Tour
Western Europe Gardens and Treasures Short Tour
Visiting Belgium, France
Odyssey Traveller small group tour explores Paris, Honfleur and Abbeville in France, Bruges in Belgium and then Luxemborg. Travelling with like minded people to discover some of the finest gardens of Europe, like Claude Monet's garden in Giverny. We also take in a memorial service in Villers-Bretonneux, which saw the greatest sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand troops during World War I.
From A$8,045 AUDView Tour
22 daysSep, Apr, Mar
Heritage, Culture and History of Italy | Small Group Tours for Seniors
Rome, the world’s first superpower, lasted for almost a thousand years. In this small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers we thread our way through the Rome of the Emperors, then through the Italy of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, the Medici, and the Borgia. In the south, we visit the cosmopolitan city of Naples as well as Pompeii and the island retreat of Capri.
Scandinavian Design Small Group Tour: Denmark, Sweden and Finland
Visiting Denmark, Finland
Denmark, Sweden and Finland realised that the only way to remain competitive on the world stage was through the value of superior design. Travelling with like-minded people on our small group tour you will explore the cities and towns where those high quality products, appreciated around the world, are created including hygge.
From A$16,685 AUDView Tour
Villages of Italy | small group tours Italy
Explore Italy in a small group tour. Italy is the most Mediterranean of nations and as mature and aged as many of its red wines. In terms of being a nation, it is even younger than New Zealand. This is often hard to believe, bearing in mind that Italy gave rise to Europe’s first global empire, which endured for approximately 2,000 years, the Romans. The new constantly brushes with the old and in doing so generates sparks that makes any sojourn in Italy a deeply textured experience.
From A$16,775 AUDView Tour
A travel experience as part of a European tours program that provides small group touring that will explore the culture and history of the place in a relaxed environment. Our guided European bus tour program represent some of the best European tours packages for seniors exploring on a multi country tour, some of the great European cities that made up the grand tour of the last century, such as, Amsterdam, Athens, Paris, Prague, Venice, Budapest , Dubrovnik , Istanbul or Vienna, in Central Europe or Lisbon, ancient Rome , or perhaps the quaint villages or old town(s) of the Dalmatian coast or the Amalfi coast.
You can also join Odyssey on some of the best European tours for seniors on a range of travel dates for walking including the Camino de Santiago or other European pilgrims trails, but we do not offer a river cruise anywhere. Each European tour focuses on particular parts of Europe with small group tours to Spain and Portugal, Czech Republic or Southern Italy allowing you time to view the beautiful scenery such as Iceland or the Norwegian fjords or take in the heritage sites such as the colosseum in Rome.
A tour of Europe, the grand tour to St Peter’s basilica, Prague, Budapest anywhere in Eastern Europe or just the Czech republic or many a UNESCO world heritage site are destinations many travelers aspire to visit and are included in the itinerary of each of our European package tours offered. To be one of the best European package tours for seniors, means we have to listen to you, our travelers, to offer travel for seniors in a tour package that goes beyond spectacular scenery, with an itinerary of merit on any of our escorted tours offered as part of our Europe tour package program.
Travel to France, Britain, Spain, Portugal, Italy, the islands of the Mediterranean sea, Croatia, Central Europe, Greece or Turkey. Typically Odyssey offers extraordinary itineraries for a 21 day fully escorted tour with a tour director in a European destination with a good tour director and local guides, to allow you to explore and learn about the ancient ruins of Rome or Greece, understand the importance of the Doge’s palace in Venice or piracy along the Dalmatian coast and Dubrovnik dating back to the Greeks. A selected Odyssey tour of Europe provides such tour packages to allow you enjoy a trip to remember on one of Odyssey’s small group tours.
Odyssey’s small group tours Europe are typically for 21 days fully escorted with local guides with typically up to 12 travellers, a blend of solo traveller (s) and couples booked on a European tour package. Maximum would be 16 travellers on the small group tours Europe.
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Scotland's Lighthouse Keepers
An Antipodean travel company serving World Travellers since 1983 with small group educational tours for senior couples and mature solo travellers. Articles about Scotland, its cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, the islands and its Prehistoric heritage including standing stones and viking heritage are all published to support your knowledge before you travel with Odyssey.
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Gondolas and the Bells of Venice
Venice and the story of gondolas add to the senior couples or mature solo traveller small group tour learning about this merchant city. Europes trading centre close to the Mediterranean was for several centuries the place to trade for spice, woollen garments and silk. The attractions where substantial as was the wealth created and the wars waged across what is today's Italy. This article extends your knowledge of Venice and its merchant history.
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What are the top Europe travel experiences?
There is no lack of destinations to experience in Europe. Odyssey has listed some of the most unique destinations in Europe, which you should try to visit at least once in your lifetime:
- Visit Iceland and discover some stunning natural wonders including the impressive waterfalls Seljalandfoss and Skogafoss.
- The Lofoten Islands, above the Arctic Circle, Northern Norway.
- From the never-ending daylight of midnight sun in summer to winter’s northern lights over snowy peaks, Lofoten charms visitors in every season.
- Visit Provence from mid-June to mid-Aug to see the Lavender in Bloom in Provence, France.
- The magical island of Crete, Greece. As epicenter of the Minoan culture in its early days, Crete was also part of The Roman Empire, Byzantium, The Arabs, The Ottoman Empire and Venetia.
- The Cotswold region, England, to experience the gently rolling countryside, romantic thatched cottages with roses trailing from windows and cream teas, with beautiful Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for Roman and Georgian history.
- Transylvania, Romania, off the beaten path with incredible beauty and rich in culture, but with fewer tourists. Also, with its famous Dracula castle – Bran Castle.
- Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city and most populous city, it’s home to jaw-dropping scenery, mouth-watering food, and some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet.
- Budapest, the capital of Hungary should definitely be on your bucket list if you’re fond of castles, hills and culture. The Danube river divides this eastern European city into Buda and Pest.
- The Outer Hebrides, Scotland, offers unspoiled strips of immaculate golden beaches that are rarely touched by human footprints. And yet, the water really is Caribbean blue.
What is different on a small group tour?
Odyssey Traveller is based in Sydney, Australia, however, we have many travellers from USA, Canada, UK and Europe who travel with us every year.
We specialise in educational small group tours for seniors, typically groups sizes are between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 16 travellers. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.
What's the accommodation like on a group tour?
In major cities, Odyssey stays in centrally located 3–4-star hotels, with easy access to public transport. In smaller towns or rural areas, we usually stay in family-run hotels or guesthouses. On our long-stay tours, during which you spend the length of the tour in a single location, we use serviced apartments where available.
What are the best Europe travel destinations for history?
Europe has a rich and distinctive history with a patchwork of cultures and traditions that span thousands of years. There is so much history to discover when visiting Europe and below are the top 10 places that Odyssey recommends visiting at least once in your lifetime:
Why choose us for a small group adventure holiday?
Odyssey specialises in educational small group tours for solo traveller or those travelling with their partner, exclusively for senior or mature travellers, typically for groups of between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 18 travellers. Odyssey’s package holidays are tailored for the reasonably active senior or mature traveller, be you seeking over 50 travel groups, over 60, or over 70 and seeking to travel as a couple or looking for solo travel tours. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983, not just as small group escorted tours of Australia but all around the world.
Odyssey was originally developed by a collection of member Universities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to lead the way in providing escorted, an educational small group tour for mature aged and senior travellers, to unique and intriguing parts of the world with a tour director and tour guide. Today, Odyssey still has an association with universities through the profile of the tour director for each tour group. It seeks out like-minded organisations and individuals committed to our philanthropic objectives by providing academic-based merit scholarships to university students studying in Australia and New Zealand.
Odyssey offers a wide range of educational, cultural and heritage journeys as an organised tour that expands horizons and broadens the mind with some 300 tours listed on the website, from Dinosaurs in Mongolia to a Walking Tour of the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain or the Australian outback. Designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small tour group environment with a set itinerary. Tour attendees typically number between 6 to 12 and are a couple or solo travellers. This emphasis on small group travel with a tour leader ensures a friendly and personal tour environment for you and your fellow traveller, which is at the heart of our philosophy. Simply put, Odyssey Traveller provides holidays with an itinerary for couples and holidays for solo travellers over 50.
What are the best Europe travel destinations national parks and nature?
National parks are the perfect way to experience and appreciate the unique landscapes found throughout Europe. As you plan your next European getaway, be sure to make a stop or two at one of the most beautiful national parks in Europe, below are a few that Odyssey recommends:
What is the best time of year to visit Europe?
If you prefer a warmer holiday, the best time to visit Europe is during the summer months of June to September. This is the time when the sun is high, the beaches are warm and the weather is sunny.
If you are a traveller who prefers when the crowds are smaller, the best months to visit Europe is during Spring (March-May) or Autumn (Sep-Nov).
If you are a keen skier or lover of Christmas markets, you should definitely go over December and January.
What ages are the group holidays suitable for?
Odyssey Traveller specialises in educational small group tours for seniors, and average ages are between 56-75 years of ages, however, we welcome any ages over 50. We are based in Sydney, Australia, however, we have many travellers from USA, Canada, UK and Europe who travel with us every year.
Our group sizes are between 6 to 12 people, and no more than 16 travellers. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs to since 1983. We offer a wide range of fully escorted, cultural and heritage journeys that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Our tours are designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment.
How will i stay well on a trip?
How does the member savings program save me money?
Read about Odyssey’s frequent traveller Alumni Program here.
Planning your first trekking holiday?
Odyssey’s active tours are designed for those mature travellers who enjoy an active lifestyle and would like to keep the same pace during their holidays. The activity level can usually be tailored to the group’s fitness level ensuring all travellers are looked after. Small groups of like-minded people, typically a maximum of 12 people.