Odyssey Travel: small group package holidays
The Educational Tour Specialists
At Odyssey Travel, we specialise in educational small group tours. Odyssey’s package holidays are tailored for senior travellers, be you over 50, over 60, or over 70. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983.
A not-for-profit organisation, Odyssey was originally developed by a collection of member universities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to lead the way in providing escorted, educational small group tours for mature travellers, to unique and intriguing parts of the world. Today, Odyssey still has an association with Universities and like-minded organisations and individuals committed to our philanthropic objectives of 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 that expand horizons and broaden the mind. Designed for active, inquisitive travellers in a small group environment. Tour attendees typically number between 6 to 18. This emphasis on ensuring a friendly and personal tour environment is at the heart of our philosophy. Tours typically span between two to three weeks.
Small Group Tours Across the World
Odyssey Travel offers tours all over the world. We have a range of tours across Europe, The British Isles, Asia, Africa, The Middle East, and The Americas. We can take you to see the Northern Lights in the outermost regions of Norway. You can travel with us to the jungles of Madagascar to experience its magnificent landscape and wildlife. Or take a journey through history with a tour with the theme of Britain’s canals and railways.
Whatever your fascination, Odyssey is certain to have a tour that sparks your interest. Visit a place you’ve never been, or return to somewhere you know and love, to see it from a completely new perspective.
Odyssey Travel’s fully escorted travel programs offer a unique opportunity for the discerning adult to make the satisfying leap from tourist to traveller. By also adding value to your travel we enhance your travel experience and create more meaningful memories.
Many of our tours are organised around a particular theme, so the tour group bonds around its shared interest, and you will travel off the beaten path with experienced and knowledgeable tour guides. Themes include archaeology, architecture, ballet, fine art, gardens, and performing arts.
Each Odyssey tour you take as couple or as a single traveller counts towards your membership of our Alumni program. Bronze membership starts at the conclusion of your third international tour with us. Membership steps steadily up to gold when you can receive a 7% discount of the list price of any international Odyssey small group package holidays offered.
Let us take care of all the details while you concentrate on enjoying the experience. We include many extra services at no extra cost: With Odyssey Travel there are no hidden extras. In order to find what is covered by the tour, simply refer to the “Incl/Excl” section on the tour page.
Small Group Holidays for Seniors
Whether travelling solo, in a couple, or with friends, Odyssey Travel caters primarily for travellers over 50, over 60 or over 70. Therefore, your travelling companions are sure to share your interests. They will want similar experiences in an environment of mutual understanding. We design all programs with mature travellers in mind.
All Odyssey Travel participants want more than just a blur of museums and monuments. We work to create a lively learning experience and cover some of the world’s most fascinating destinations. We are also, of course, aware of your need for free-time, so many of our itineraries allowing space for you to explore, or simply relax on your own.
You pay less and you can make all the arrangements by e-mail, mail or telephone from the comfort of your own home. Odyssey arranges everything from educational content, accommodation, to meals, field trips and coach or train travel. We also market directly to you with no hidden extras. We’re also happy to help with advice on every aspect of your trip, whether it be tips on what to pack, to the fitness level required for a walking tour. Additionally, we can assist with your flights and seniors travel insurance requirements, at your request.