Discovery tours for the mature traveller.

Small group tours  typically of 8 to 12 like-minded people discover cities, landscapes, culture & people. Journeys typically of 10 to 23 days, led by a program leader who is supported by a cast of local knowledgeable guides. The perfect tour, that stays 2-3 nights in each selected location to explore and learn.

Tours

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The arrival of the Europeans in New Zealand set in train a startling and ultimately largely successful co-existence that we will see and experience in this study tour. This is the path we follow on this program as we track the history of Maori & Europeans through to present time and explore the history many regard as at the edge of the world.

 

14 days
New Zealand
Departing Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Jan, Mar
Ancient History of Jordan
Pre-guaranteed

Explore Jordan, visiting its capital city Jordan, the ancient Desert Castles, Petra and the Dead Sea

9 days
Middle East
Departing Apr, Oct, Jan
Small Group escorted tour exploring Historic Ireland
Guaranteed

Nowhere else are these historic trials, tribulations and triumphs such a part of contemporary events and so integrated via song and words into daily life. In Ireland the past is the present and the present is the past. In this tour we step out into this evocative island of Ireland and quite simply absorb the most poignant place on Earth.

18 days
British Isles, Europe
Departing Apr, Aug
Vineyard with Davaillo castle as background, La Rioja (Spain)
Guaranteed

Our program explores the lands of Spain and Portugal, two countries bound by many centuries of history reflected in their modern cultures. Divided by history and language, contiguous neighbours Spain and Portugal were once host to gigantic empires that still bear their languages and lifestyles.

24 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep, Mar
Short Spain tours
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10 nights in Spain. Starting in Barcelona and finishing in Madrid.

11 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep, Mar
Baltics Small Group escorted Tour Latvia Estonia Lithuania
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The Baltic States, flexing their economic muscles, continue to become a focus of interest everywhere. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent integration of Germany bound the region into the engine of the European economy. Our program studies the diverse histories of and influences on, the Baltic States and studies how each of them is coping with its different form of independence.

21 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep

Join Odyssey Traveller on this 21-day tour as we immerse ourselves in the grand sights and rich history of Spain. This tour is book-ended by the biggest cities of Spain–starting in the capital of Madrid and ending in Barcelona–with stops in smaller but equally beautiful towns that are not normally included in other commercial Spanish tours.

 

21 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep
mount of Mont Saint Michel, France
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Our 21 night program explores the north-west corner of France before hopping across the English Channel to the tiny autonomous islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Sark as well as the historic Isle of Wight. The tour combines the dramatic scenery of Normandy and Brittany with the quirky history and natural beauty of the Channel Islands together with the natural and historic splendour of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel.

22 days
British Isles, Europe
Departing May, Sep, Apr
Katskhi pillar. Georgian landmarks. Man's monastery near the village of Katskhi. The orthodox church and the abbot cell on a rocky cliff. Imereti, Georgia. Georgian Meteora
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This program is designed to give people an opportunity to explore Tbilisi, Baku, Yerevan as well as important monuments, historical and religious sites, diverse landscapes and ancient architecture by visiting the Caucasus Mountains and the lowlands of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. Led by local English speaking guides, there will be the opportunity to meet local people.

22 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep, Oct
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Few people think of Scotland as an island archipelago. These islands all have one thing in common – they all contain living history. The people who dwell on them, for the most part, live their daily lives now as they did centuries ago. These isles are among the world’s great repositories of archaeological treasures including villages preserved almost in their entirety.

20 days
British Isles
Departing May, Sep, Jul
Mizdakhan Cemetery, Nukus, Uzbekistan
Pre-guaranteed

This Odyssey is designed for the adventurous traveller, a traveller who is prepared for a range of accommodation styles, for walking excursions and some long travel days in 3 Central Asian countries. The program combines experiences with great scenery, ancient and modern histories, family visits and lifestyles that differ dramatically.

27 days
Asia
Departing May, Aug
Athens, Acropolis - Greek Islands
Guaranteed

Our 21 day tour explores the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece which only found independence in its uprising from the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century.

22 days
Europe
Departing May, Sep
City of Edinburgh at dusk
Pre-guaranteed

Short tour of Edinburgh and a day trip to Glasgow of up to 5 days. Designed as a short tour for those who wish to spend additional time in places at the conclusion of their tour.

5 days
British Isles
Departing Jun, Jul

We explore the country’s astonishing scenery and monuments. Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous. On our tour we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.

7 days
Asia
Departing Jun, Sep

This program traverses this expanse, from Ulaanbaatar to St Petersburg; from the Mongolian Steppes to Siberian taiga and tundra; over the Ural Mountains that divide Asia and Europe to the waterways of Golden Ring. Our program uses two of the great rail journeys of the world; the Trans Mongolian Express and the Trans Siberian Express.

30 days
Asia
Departing Jul

During our 19 day tour, we will explore the stunning scenery and the remarkable history of Scotland, including the fabled Isle of Skye learning about Whisky.

19 days
British Isles
Departing Aug

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