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Archaeology tours for mature aged travellers

For the curious, a collection of small group tours that spend time exploring the ancient history of the place or places for a particular period of human settlement. Small groups of typically 6 to 10 like-minded people, couples and solo travelers who enjoy Archeology travel with knowledgeable program leaders and expert guides on a guided tour for mature and senior travellers.

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Myanmar, Temples of Bagan

15 days

Feb

Myanmar's Art and Archaeology | Small Group Tour

Visiting Myanmar (Burma)

This is a wonderful small group program for seniors and mature couples and solo travellers focussed on the art and archaeology, designed to take you chronologically through Myanmar’s history. From Yangon to Pyay, where the 4th-9th century walled city has received Unesco World Heritage status, on to Bagan’s 10th-13th century pagodas, to Mandalay’s last royal dynasty and the 18th-19th century colonial era returning to Yangon for the colonial heritage and modern art scene.

From A$7,250 AUD

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Crete small group tour

20 days

Sep, Apr

Crete Small Group Tour: The Minoans

Visiting Greece

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.

From A$11,750 AUD

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The Temple of the Sun of the Incas or Coricancha with the Convent of Santo Domingo Church above, Cusco, Peru

22 days

Mar

Ecuador and Peru Archaeology tour

Visiting Ecuador, Peru

This 22-day small group tour highlights the most prominent ancient ruins and archaeological finds across Ecuador and Peru and showcases the vast culture and impact of pre- and post-Inca civilization.

From A$15,450 AUD

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Prehistoric Britain small group history tour

21 days

Aug

Prehistoric Britain small group history tour including standing stones

Visiting England, Scotland

This guided tour invites you to explore UNESCO World heritage sites at Skara Brae in the Orkneys, Isle of Skye, and Stonehenge in a prehistoric tour. This escorted tour has trips to key sites in Scotland, and the Irish sea in Wales such as Gower Peninsula and National Museum in Cardiff and England. Each day tour is supported by local guides.

From A$14,750 AUD

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Lindisfarne

22 days

Aug, Apr

Seven Ages of Britain, snapshots of Britain through the ages.

Visiting England, Scotland

This guided small group tour starts in Scotland and finishes in England. On Orkney we have a day tour to the UNESCO World heritage site, Skara Brae, before travelling to city of York. Your tour leader continues to share the history from the Neolithic to the Victorian era. The tour concludes in the capital city, London.

From A$13,995 AUD

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Tunisia

15 days

Oct, Apr, Sep

Tour of Tunisia

Visiting Tunisia

Join Odyssey Traveller on this small group tour of Tunisia in North Africa for couples and solo travellers, where Carthaginian ruins sit side by side with Roman monuments, grand Islamic mosques, Arabic souks and medina, and honeycomb-like Berber cave dwellings and hilltop villages.

From A$8,990 AUD

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Archaeology travel

Tourism today takes many different forms. Odyssey Traveller has an archaeological tour program for the armchair archaeologists who seek to travel to key historical sites beyond Pompeii and Herculaneum and not just to a UNESCO World heritage site. Often away from tourists on a guided tour itinerary with a great tour guide designed to take you to the key archaeological site on your chosen archaeology tour for a small group of mature and senior travellers. The historic site today may not only be in Egypt, or the key Europe archaeological tour of Greece or Rome, but in outback Australia where ancient civilizations also settled. Archeologist in Australia are dating the indigenous community back to 120,000 years. Archeology travel for seniors on a small group package tour with us enjoy exploring the ancient city of Peresopolis, Iran (Persia) or Jordan’s Petra, the historic temple in the ancient civilizations of Albania or Crete, or South East Asia in Bagan.

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Ottoman empire

Anatolia to Ottoman Empire: Definitive Guide for Travellers

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3 Oct 19 · 9 mins read
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Ochre Cliffs near Lyndhurst Outback South Australia

Ancient Aboriginal trade routes of Australia

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14 Feb 21 · 16 mins read
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Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Archaeological mysteries of Australia: How did a 12th century African coin reach Arnhem Land?

Consider the impact of Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese followed by the Dutch trading in the Spice islands to the North of Australia from the 11th century. The probability of African coins reaching a beach become real. Learn more on a small group package tour to Kakadu and Arnhem land or the Kimberley where shipwrecks have been found to consider the impact on Aboriginal history and rock art. Tours for seniors couples and singles.

7 Jul 20 · 10 mins read
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Corsica

About Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica: islands of the western Mediterranean

For senior and mature travellers taking a small group tour to Malta, Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica, this paper answers questions and provides the historical context of a small group tour for couples and solo travellers to the Historic Mediterranean sea.

25 Sep 19 · 15 mins read
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Noravank Monastery, Yeghegnadzor

Armenia's Religious Architecture: The Definitive Guide

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19 Feb 19 · 7 mins read
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Tour of Iran

Beauty and Artistry in Iran: The Persian Garden and Persian Mosaic Tiles

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10 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Santorini - Eastern Mediterranean Islands

Bronze age civilisations of the Eastern Mediterranean Islands

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22 Sep 17 · 18 mins read
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Clothes began in Georgia | History of clothing

Clothes began in Georgia | History of clothing

For small group tour of mature and senior travellers touring Europe, this article provides an insight into the origin of textiles and fabric from Georgia in the Caucasus, to the Roman Empire and Southern Italy and Rome through to the industrial revolution of Britain.

4 Oct 19 · 7 mins read
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Persepolis Iran

Highlights of Iran | Persepolis

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5 Jan 20 · 6 mins read
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Silk Road

History and Legacy of the Silk Road route

The Legacy of the Silk road is outlined in this short definitive article for mature age travellers planning to take a small group tour along through these 3 countries over 29 days. The program is designed for mature couples and solo travellers.

26 Nov 18 · 10 mins read
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Franklin River

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia

Ice age archaeological sites of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, Australia The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park is one of the most remote places in Australia, a wild labyrinth of winding gorges, rushing rapids,…

16 Jul 20 · 7 mins read
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Chambered Tomb

Lumps and Bumps: How to Read the British Landscape

The British landscape has been worked and re-worked. It is secrets of this palimpsest landscape is revealed through drainage patterns and prehistoric features all the way through to the modern day. These small group tours for mature and senior travellers examine the landscape from the Neolithic, to Roman, through the seven ages of Britain in walking tours and history tours of Britain.

8 Oct 19 · 10 mins read
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Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory

Madjedbebe Archaeological Site, Northern Territory Near the border of western Arnhem Land and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s ‘top end’, Madjedbebe rock shelter (formerly known as Malakunanja II) is the oldest archaeological site in Australia,…

4 Mar 21 · 6 mins read
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British History Tours

New Discoveries about Britain's Stone Circles

New Discoveries about Britain’s Stone Circles We’ve written about Britain’s prehistoric stone circles before, but recent studies from 2017 to 2019 show there are likely more secrets to uncover about these Neolithic monuments. In this…

14 Oct 19 · 8 mins read
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Iran tours

The history and monuments of ancient Iran

Visiting Iran | Small group tours Iran Women visit a carpet store in Shiraz, Iran. Throughout history, Iran’s position in the centre of the famous Silk Road has seen it crisscrossed by travellers, traders and…

10 Oct 19 · 19 mins read
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The Viking's Woollen Sails

The Viking's Woollen Sails

Vikings and Their Use of Wool for Sails This educational article aims to help senior travellers immerse in the world of vikings before they take part in a memorable travel experience across Scandinavia. It helps…

15 Mar 19 · 7 mins read
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Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Contemporary Aboriginal Paintings

Article introducing contemporary aboriginal art to mature and senior travellers taken a escorted small group tour into Outback Australia's Northern Territory, Kimberley, Queensland, New South Wales or South Australia seeking to learn about Aboriginal history and culture.

8 Jan 21 · 18 mins read
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