Agrarian and Industrial Britain small group tour.

Agrarian and Industrial Britain Small Group Tour – May 2018

05/May/2018 to 27/May/2018
Until 1066, Britain had been invaded by a number of groups that have contributed to many distinguishing features in Britain.
23 days
British Isles, Europe
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Habsburg Spain Tudor England

Habsburg Spain v Tudor England – exploring the history of England and Spain

Explore the life and times of two royal families on our small group tour of Habsburg Spain and Tudor England.   Get to know the fascinating personalities who emerged in each nation as well as the legacy they left behind.  Our tour examines the enmity of the period, the achievements of each dynasty achieved and their connections.  Our escorted small group tour is designed for travellers interested in exploring the history of Spain and England during the 16th century.  Odyssey's Habsburg v Tudor tour exploring the history of 16th century England and Spain departs twice yearly. Habsburg Spain v Tudor England Two countries dominated Europe during the 16th century — Spain and its emerging rival, England.  The ruling dynasties of both had their roots in the 15th century.  In England, Henry VII defeated the last monarch of the House of York in 1485, ushering in the Tudor dynasty.  Across the seas, Ferdinand and Isabella combined their kingdoms of Castile and Aragon to create a united Spain.  They drove out the Moors, forcibly converted the Jews, and financed the expeditions of Christopher Columbus.  Ferdinand's death led to the ascension of the young Charles I to the throne, effectively founding the monarchy of Spain.   The Habsburgs of Spain and the Tudors of England both had their share of larger than life characters, many of whom we will come to know on this tour.  At the beginning of the 16th century, both families, strong defenders of the
per person
22 days
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
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 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 when they’d rather simply
per person
18 days
Europe
Level 4 - Challenging
Prehistoric Britain small group history tour
Early Bird

Prehistoric Britain small group history tour including standing stones

From top to bottom, take in the full length of the country as you embark on a study of the past.
21 days
British Isles
Level 3 - Moderate
Romans in France
Early Bird

Romans in France small group specialist history tours for Seniors

“What did the Romans ever do for us?” The Romans certainly did a lot for Gaul.
20 days
Europe
Level 3 - Moderate
British History canals and railways
Pre-guaranteed

Britain’s History through its Canals and Railways — small group tours

The Industrial Revolution brought great change to Britain as major rivers were linked with canals, and railways were developed.
22 days
British Isles, Europe
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate