Odyssey offers a variety of short tours ranging from one to two weeks in duration.

Short Trip Tours

41 Total Tours
Ancient History of Jordan

9 days

Nov, Jan, Apr, Oct

Ancient History of Jordan | Escorted Small Group Tour

Visiting Jordan

Explore Jordan, visiting its capital city, Amman Jordan, the ancient Desert Castles, Petra and the Dead Sea on a small group package tour for mature and senior travellers travelling as a couple or Solo.

From A$4,950 AUD

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Tasmania Wilderness

7 days

Jan

Tasmanian Wilderness | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Visiting Tasmania

The Tasmania Wilderness summer school is held annually in Hobart in early January. This summer school allows you to experience the great western wilderness of Tasmania, while staying at a comfortable ‘base camp’ in a Hobart hotel!

From A$2,995 AUD

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Aboriginal history in Tasmania |Summer School in Launceston

7 days

Jan

Aboriginal history in Tasmania |Summer School in Launceston

Visiting Tasmania

Aboriginal Tasmania explores the deep history through to the contemporary period today. Colonial settlement is explored and the program is supplemented wit field trips.

From A$2,995 AUD

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Dutch tuilp tour Netherlands

7 days

Apr

Dutch Tulips | Netherlands Small Group Tours

Visiting The Netherlands

Our small group guided tour in the Netherlands provides us with a delicious taste of its delights. We view the main sights of old Amsterdam, a World Heritage Site, first on foot and then from the comfort of a cruise along its 17th century canals. Our exploration of Dutch gardens includes the Hortus Botanicus, an impressive university garden. Timed to enjoy what is perhaps the highlight of the program - a visit to Keukenhof’s bulb gardens. They contain more than 7 million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths which fill over 32 hectares.

From A$5,650 AUD

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Short Spain tours

11 days

Mar, May, Sep, Apr

Short Spain Tour for senior and mature travellers

Visiting Spain

Join our small group guided tour of Spain, exploring this fascinating country over 10 nights with like minded people. We start in Barcelona and make our way slowly towards Madrid. Enjoy the food and culture while learning about the history of each location from our expert local guides and Odyssey Program Leader.

From A$6,920 AUD

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Shakespeare Drama small group tour Stratford England

10 days

May

World of Shakespeare | Small Group Tour

Visiting England

This small group tour for mature couples and solo travellers visits Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford upon Avon and Anne Hathaway's cottage all form part of this small group tour escorted by a tour director and local guides sharing their knowledge on this guided tour. Included are performances in London at the Globe & RSC in Shakespeare's Stratford upon Avon.

From A$6,750 AUD

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Romans settling Britain and Gaul

7 days

Jan

Romans settling Britain & Gaul | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

This course will investigate contemporary accounts of Roman of the path to occupation and then settlement in Britain and Gaul. This class will endeavour to consider and discuss the contribution Rome and the Romans had on the places controlled by these invaders.

From A$2,815 AUD

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The Great Philosophers and Us | Summer School course

7 days

Jan

The Great Philosophers and Us | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

This course takes you back to the birthplace of western philosophy and the basis for our inner growth as individuals, as communities and a civilisation that continues to question its values and our very being ever since. Our small group will explore these origins of thought, the masterpieces of literature and drama that reach far beyond their initial time and place and let them speak again to us today.

From A$2,815 AUD

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Medieval and Renaissance Women

7 days

Jan

Extraordinary Women from Medieval and Renaissance Europe | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

This Summer school course will examine the life and deeds of a number of strong women living in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Women seldom wrote the history books in the period between 1050 and 1650.

From A$2,815 AUD

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Houses and gardens of Southern Tasmania

7 days

Jan, Mar

Houses and Gardens of Southern Tasmania | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Visiting Tasmania

Houses and gardens of Southern Tasmania runs for five days and takes in ten different gardens and three heritage-listed houses. We will step back into the past and experience life as it was two centuries ago.

From A$2,995 AUD

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Convicts and Emigrants

7 days

Jan

Convicts and Emigrants in Early Tasmania | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Visiting Tasmania

The course focuses on Tasmania and its similarities and differences from the ‘mainland’ as a convict colony, with a particular focus on women's experiences.

From A$2,995 AUD

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Victorian Britain

7 days

Jan

Victorian Britain | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

This course will look at the life and times of Queen Victoria who reigned over the British Empire between 1837 and 1901. During that period Britain underwent what amounted to a revolution in industry, agriculture, transport, politics, science, medicine and the arts.

From A$2,815 AUD

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Italian renaissance, Cathedral of Ferrara in Italy

7 days

Jan

Italian Renaissance | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

This Summer school course looks at the influence and contribution five key families in shaping today's Italy. In the 15th and 16th centuries the principalities that became Italy were alive with new ideas. The boundaries of art, architecture, music, science, politics, religion and literature were pushed. It was also riven by bitter rivalry and even open warfare between the numerous independent city states.

From A$2,815 AUD

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Glory of Greece

7 days

Jan

Uncovering Ancient Greece | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

The Glory of Greece course examines the history of the Ancient Greeks from Mycenaean, Minoan and Homeric times until the commencement of the Peloponnesian War in 431BC. We discover the development of a classical, ancient people and culture.

From A$2,815 AUD

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View from Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy

15 days

Dec

Discover Rome | Cultural and History Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Italy

Rome is arguably the most fascinating city in Italy, the capital city, once the centre of a vast, ancient empire and still today a cultural focus within Europe. Explore the city in-depth as part of a small group program spending 14 days exploring, just Rome and Roman History.

From A$7,995 AUD

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Discover Greenland’s history and culture

5 days

Sep, Jun, May

Discover Greenland | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting Greenland

Greenland is the largest island in the world, the majority of it lies above the Arctic Circle, and it is part of Denmark. Few places are quite so difficult to reach, we fly from Reykjavik to Nuuk. During this small group tour we have ensured that our travellers gets to this conversation-stopping land and, while we are there we obtain the most comprehensive overview of this vast landmass. We visit during the summer, experiencing the burst of seasonal flora, which caused the early voyagers to name it Greenland.

From A$5,950 AUD

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival small group for Mature travellers

9 days

Aug

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Small Group Tour

Visiting Scotland

One of the few European tour companies to have in Scotland an escorted small group tour of Edinburgh during the fringe festival. As well attending performances, this trip includes time to experience, the old town, new town and the royal mile, a UNESCO world heritage site plus Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

From A$5,150 AUD

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Northern Lights small group tour

10 days

Oct, Jan

Northern Lights Small Group tour | Visit Norway and Finland

Visiting Finland, Norway

Odyssey's small group tour following the Northern Lights allows you to experience serene snow-covered Arctic landscapes. Throughout our journey guides and specialists will outline the history of this stark region and the nature of the peoples who wrested their living from it. A unique opportunity to view this natural phenomenon travelling as part of a small group.

From A$8,450 AUD

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Namibia wildlife and culture

10 days

Sep

Namibia Wildlife and Culture Tour for Seniors

Visiting Namibia

A small group tour for seniors and couples to Southern Africa for couples and solo travellers. Namibia shares borders with Angola and Zambia to the north, Botswana to the east and South Africa to the south and east. Wedged between the Kalahari and the South Atlantic, Namibia is home to the oldest desert of the earth. Despite its parched reputation, Namibia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations.

From A$9,250 AUD

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Hhistory of Italy, Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

11 days

Sep, May

Heritage, culture, history of Italy, seniors small group - Short Tour

Visiting Italy

Odyssey's small group tour features the best of the Italian countryside as well as the great cities and icons of Italy. We will see the Renaissance cities of Florence, Pisa, and Lucca as well as the Umbrian medieval cities of Perugia.

From A$6,975 AUD

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Hahndorf SA

8 days

May, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov +3

Small group holidays to Adelaide and surrounds

Visiting South Australia

Explore and learn about on a small group tour of Adelaide city and its pastoral, cultural and historic settlement. Visit Fleurieu Peninsula, the Barossa valley, learn about William Morris and the arts and craft movement in the Art gallery and National trust houses.

From A$4,150 AUD

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