Musée Yves Saint Laurent, France Opened in 2017, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent is Paris’s latest must-see destination, an extensive and deeply personal look through the life and works of the revolutionary fashion designer – …

Quick guide to the arrondissements of Paris, France Locals know that Paris is a city of neighbourhoods. Parisians are fiercely loyal to their area of choice, shopping and dining locally at markets, restaurants, and wine …

Writers of Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company

Writers of Paris, France For centuries, Paris has been regarded as the intellectual centre of the western world, associated with a bohemian lifestyle where art reigns supreme and radical ideas circulate. For visitors with an …

Vilnius, Lithuania

Cathedral Square, Vilnius Cathedral, Vilnius, Lithuania

The History of Vilnius A tour of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, reveals a rich but also at times devastating history of different peoples. Emerging to prominence in the 14th century, Vilnius would become one …

Warsaw, Poland

The History of Warsaw Warsaw, the Polish capital city, has a fascinating history of cultural and economic development in the face of foreign occupation.  Emerging in the 14th century as an important central trading point, …

Riga, Latvia

Riga in Latvia

The History of Riga Riga, the Latvian capital, is a beautiful city that lies on the banks of the Daugava River at its mouth on the Gulf of Riga at the Baltic Sea. Its amazing …

Tallinn, Estonia

A Historical Tour of Tallinn   The city of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is a beautiful city located in the northern area of the country, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland of the …

Alfama, Portugal

alfama lisbon

Alfama, Portugal Alfama is Lisbon’s oldest extant neighbourhood, built in the 8th century during the Muslim conquest of Portugal and neighbouring Spain. Under the Umayyad Caliphate, Lisbon became one of the largest cities in Europe. …

Tower of Belem, Portugal The Tower of Belem (Torre de Belem), officially the Tower of Saint Vincent, was built around 1514 on the banks of the Tagus River to defend the port of Lisbon. Built …

Royal & Ancient Polar Bear Society (Isbjørklubben) The Royal & Ancient Polar Bear Society (even though the simple translation would be just ‘Polar Bear Club’) was founded in 1963 in Hammerfest, the most northerly town …

Questions About Austria Odyssey Traveller specialises in crafting unforgettable experiences for mature-aged travellers, providing adventure and educational programs to small groups since 1983. Odyssey has built up a reasonable knowledge bank to answer questions about …

Tromsø, Norway

Tromso at night

Tromsø, Norway Tromsø is the largest city of Northern Norway and one of the most popular destination in the country to watch the Northern Lights for a memorable holiday. Tromsø lies 350 km north of …

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona, Spain Pamplona, the capital of Navarre in northern Spain, is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermin fiesta, and for being one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite cities. Hemingway visited …

Burgos, Spain

Burgos Cathedral, Spain

Burgos, Spain Burgos in northern Spain is the country’s original heartland, initially known as Castilla la Vieja – the old part of the kingdom of Castile. The city of Burgos, founded in 884, was the …

Matera, Italy

Southern Italy

Matera, Italy The ancient town of Matera, Basilicata. The ancient city of Matera, in southern Italy, is among the world’s oldest continously inhabited cities, a place of primordial beauty, where cave houses are carved directly …

Bari, Italy

Bari aerial view

Bari, Italy Aerial view of Bari, Italy. While travel guides and blogs have begun to tout Apulia as Italy’s ‘newest hotspot’ (Vogue Australia), the province’s capital, Bari, has been unfairly neglected. But we think this …

Apulia, Italy

Trulli, Apulia.

Apulia, Italy The iconic trulli of Alberobello. The heel of Italy’s boot, the region of Apulia (Italian: Puglia) is slowly taking its place among Italy’s major destinations. With a wealth of historic towns, beautiful scenery …