Escorted small group walking and hiking tours for the mature traveller. Guided walking journeys through a regions history.

History of the Wall - a small group walking tour of Berlin

History of the Wall - a small group walking tour of Berlin Berlin is a city rich in history. At every turn are traces of a past plagued by conflict, and stories of powerful resistance. The Berlin Wall stood in place from 1961 to 1989, separating East from West. But after its collapse, the city transformed, and an influx of creativity and vibrancy is palpable wherever you go. This 12 day walking tour explores the history of the wall. As we track its path, we stop in at checkpoints and memorial sites: for famous crossings, and for tragic events. We will learn about the Cold War and the events of World War II, but we will also experience Berlin’s beauty and culture in the present day. Exploring Berlin as part of a small group Walking Tour  on foot gives us a local’s perspective. Exploring  the city of Berlin on foot gives us a local’s perspective, meaning we see what tourists miss. Each day we venture to a different section of the wall. In doing so, we experience the diversity of this incredible city. It is home to great rivers and majestic forests, and stunning architecture from the Rococo to the Modern and contemporary. We even get to experience some 18th century history, wandering amongst the summer palaces of Prussian Kings. Each day we start the day's walk at a  different location in Berlin, from which we explore on foot. The day's
13 days
Europe
Level 3 - Moderate

The Channel Islands; a small group walking tour for seniors

Walking the Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark & Herm.   This fully escorted, small group walking tour, takes the active senior on a journey of discovery through the fascinating small Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. This tour gives you the chance to walk the islands while learning about their history, unique culture, landscapes and wildlife. The walks on each of the Channel islands suit a range of abilities The walks have been organised so that they suit a number of different abilities. Although, on average, the group will be walking for about 10km per day.  It will be possible for participants to skip segments of the walks if they so desire.   On this small group tour to the Channel Islands, there will be a variety of activities included to supplement the walks. The five islands that we visit have, not only a long and interesting history, but also beautiful coastal scenery and an abundance of birdlife, particularly on the smaller islands. They are brim-full of medieval castles, military fortifications, stately homes, gardens and museums. There is even a well preserved Roman Fort!   About the five Channel Islands; Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark & Herm.   The islands are not part of the United Kingdom but are British Crown Dependencies with their own distinctive culture and history. Situated only a few kilometres from the French coast, but controlled from Britain for many years. This collection
18 days
British Isles
Level 4 - Challenging
Walking Rural Britain, small group history tours for mature travellers
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Walking Rural Britain, small group history tours for mature travellers

This walking tour is designed to introduce participants to the incredible variety of walks and destinations available in Britain. Most of the walks are in National Parks and other areas of outstanding beauty, including Arran In Scotland and others.
22 days
British Isles, Europe
Level 4 - Challenging
Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour
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Saint James Way Small Group Walking Tour (The Camino)- Spain

Experience pleasant sections of the Way of Saint James, crossing some of Spain’s most beautiful landscapes.
19 days
Europe
Level 3 - Moderate

Great guided cultural small group walking tours of France for seniors

Our tour extends from the picturesque island of Noirmoutier on the Atlantic coast all the way to Limousin and the Auvergne to the peaks of the Savoy Alps. On the way there we traverse France via the Massif Central.
21 days
Europe
Level 4 - Challenging
Loire Valley walking tours France

Loire Valley walking tours - France small group escorted seniors history tour

Loire Valley walking tours France small group escorted seniors history tour is for eighteen-days. This  small group walking tour from Odyssey Traveller Australia has been specially designed for the active senior. The Loire Valley is the largest site ever registered in France as World Heritage site by UNESCO. The site crosses a multitude of historic towns and villages, rich with architectural heritage and ancient history. Many of these places are explored on this walking tour. This Loire Valley walking tours France reveals religious buildings and castles, cultivated land and wild landscapes. The landscape that we explore on foot has witnessed thousands of years of interactions between man and nature. It is a cultural landscape of exception. The Loire River is central to this walk. of this landscape. The Loire is largest river in France, it is nicknamed "the Royal River." The Loire Valley was chosen as a royal residence in the 15th and 16th century. On this walk we take several days in several locations  explore the cultural heritage of these landscapes. Your walk in the Loire Valley will be unforgettable. Those walkers with an interest in walking in France on some of the most spectacular paths in the Loire Valley. Not only do you walk through an amazing landscapes, but you also spend time visiting some of the country’s most famous chateaux. The tour is designed so that participants can do all of the proposed walks or opt out on days
18 days
Europe
Level 4 - Challenging
Abruzzo, Italy small group walking tour for Senior or Mature traveller
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Abruzzo, Italy small group walking tour for Senior or Mature traveller

Our walks are in the highest parts and the gorges and valleys of the Central Apennines, the backbone of Italy. Typically the walks pass through forests and rocky limestone crags and a massif rising to over 2500 metres.
10 days
Europe
Level 4 - Challenging

Exploring Wales on foot, mature travellers small group walking tours

Exploring Wales on foot, mature travellers small group walking tours The Exploring Wales on foot, mature travellers small group walking tours is designed to allow the active traveller the chance to explore the Welsh landscapes by foot.  On this 11 night tour, we travel by coach across the length of Wales. We'll have the chance to walk for up to 15 kilometres each day.  The paths selected take you  through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Our tour takes us from Betwys-y-Coed in the north to St Davids in the south. We will travel though mountain passes and along coastal trails. Highlights of this Welsh walking small group walking tour The tour Exploring Wales on foot, mature travellers small group walking tours includes a range of natural and cultural wonders to see and explore. Throughout the experience, we will be  listening to stories of local history and culture from local guides. We walk to see the limestone and dolomite cliffs at Great Orme's Head and visit the walled town of Conwy (where you can see 'The Smallest House in Great Britain').  Along the way, we'll see numerous castles, including Castell Dolbadarn and Castell Coch. There is also the opportunity to enter Carreg Cennen castle, magnificently perched on a limestone outcrop. During this Walking Through Wales small group tour our guides share lessons about the history, landscapes and people of Wales. This trip is paired with Odyssey's Walking Tour of Ireland & the
12 days
British Isles
Level 4 - Challenging

Ireland and Lake District walking small group tour for retirees

Ireland and Lake district walking small group tour for retirees. Ireland and Lake district walking small group tour for retirees. This eighteen day small group tour has been specially designed for the active senior. For those  interested in a guided walking tour through the beautiful countryside of Ireland, Northern Ireland  and Northern England. This tour allows you to spend up to five nights in each locality and to go out each day to explore the area in some depth. A good level of fitness is required for this tour, but the effort expended will be well rewarded. This walking tour begins in Eire (The Republic of Ireland). It then continues on in the UK’s Northern Ireland, the English Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. These regions provide dramatic scenery.  They are remote wilderness areas to be explored, along with interesting history and picturesque villages. There is something here for almost everyone. Itinerary Highlights: After meeting in Dublin, the tour heads west by coach to Donegal on the wild Atlantic coast. Here the group will spend five nights giving ample time for a number of guided walks along cliff paths, beaches, valley floors and mountain tracks. Walk through some of Ireland’s most stunning scenery and enjoy a taste of remote and peaceful Irish wilderness. Another highlight of any visit to Ireland is the extraordinary Giant’s Causeway on the east coast. This is a UNESCO world heritage site where octagonal volcanic basalt columns
17 days
British Isles
Level 4 - Challenging

Trekking in Nepal small group escorted tours to places of interest

This tour takes us deep into the region of Annapurna, well away from roads and civilisation.
11 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 5 - Advanced

Walking Japan small group tour

This is a 13 day walking tour of the Tohoku northeast region of Japan, following in the footsteps of the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. It begins in Tokyo and ends in the ancient capital of Kyoto.
14 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 4 - Challenging