Short Trip

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

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Baikonur Cosmodrome Tour | Experience a Space Launch

Join Odyssey Traveller in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness spacecrafts launch into space at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the world’s oldest and largest space launch facility located in Kazakhstan, south of Russia.

Departing Feb, Apr, Aug, Oct

Villages of Italy - short small group tours

Roam the villages of the northern Dolomites, in Italy,  home to more than 40 glaciers. A small group tour is a great way to get to know Italy, or reacquaint yourself with its beauty and hidden gems. Travel with like minded mature couples or solo travellers.

13 days
Departing Aug
Short Spain tours
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Short Spain Tour for senior and mature travellers

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.

11 days
Departing May, Sep, Mar

Namibia Wildlife and Culture Tour for Seniors

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.

10 days
Departing Sep
Modern-day London

London Short Tour

A small group tour of London is a collection of day tours that visit and explore through the villages of the city. This escorted tour includes a journey out to Windsor castle. We explore Contemporary and learn about Roman Walled city, Medieval, Victorian London and the contemporary city today.

5 days
Departing Sep, Apr

Bhutan | Small Group Cultural Tour

An unhurried ocean of calm in a crowded continent, Bhutan is scenically magnificent. Join our small group escorted tour and walk up the mountain to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery. The Bhutanese will welcome you to share their distinctive culture, unpolluted environment, and colourful festivals.We explore centuries of Buddhist tradition inherited from Tibet that have shaped this land with art, dance, music, and even medicine shaped by religion.

17 days
Departing Sep, Apr

Belfast City Tour

A small group tour of Northern Ireland‘s Belfast. Odyssey’s tour leader and local guides have a collection of day tours with itineraries that provide authentic experiences in this city. For mature couples and solo travellers. A single supplement is charged for solo travellers.

Departing May, Sep
Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

Small group tour of Queensland - 10 days

To short break in Queensland’s Outback is a small group tour taking for a glimpse of the landscape and history of the state. We you to learn about the Carnavorn Gorge, and also we travel high up into North Queensland to see the Dinosaurs of Winton and incredible Aboriginal rock art at Cathedral gorge and learn about opal mining and the history of Lightning ridge.

 

15 days
Departing Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Feb, Mar
Discover Greenland’s history and culture
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Discover Greenland | Small Group Tour for Seniors

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.

4 days
Departing Sep, Jun

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

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.

11 days
Departing Sep, May

Tajikistan Tour | Central Asian Small Group Tour

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.

Departing Jun, Sep

Faroe Islands Tour

Few European tour companies offer small group journeys to the Faroe Islands. This  five-day small group tour designed for mature couples and solo travellers. Local guides take you on trips off the beaten path to visit some of the islands’ most stunning sights and to explore the capital of Tórshavn.

5 days
Departing Oct, Sep

Northern Lights Small Group tour | Visit Norway and Finland

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.

10 days
Departing Oct, Jan

North Korea Unveiled | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Featuring visits to the Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, the Fatherland Liberation Museum, and the Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun.

Departing Oct, May

French History by Rail European small group short tour

Odyssey’s small group tour offers travellers the unique opportunity to live for 10 days as a local Parisian in one of central arrondissements of Paris. The tour is based on tour is based on Ina Caro’s book of the same name, we stay in charming apartments as a base, and explore the city and surrounding areas using train and metro.

11 days
Departing Oct, May

Discovering Tasmania’s Wildlife

Small group tour of up to 12 mature and seniors travellers visiting and learning about Tasmania’s wildlife and history. Visit Maria Island, Freycinet peninsula, Cradle Mountain, Strahan, Lake St Clair and Bruny Island over 16 days.

16 days
Departing Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr
Ancient History of Jordan
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Ancient History of Jordan | Escorted Small Group Tour

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.

9 days
Departing Apr, Oct, Jan

India Short Tour | Small group tour for seniors

Bounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges in the north and edged by an endless stretch of golden beaches, India is a vivid kaleidoscope of landscapes, magnificent historical sites, royal cities, colourful people, and rich culture.

11 days
Departing Nov, Mar

Discover Rome | Cultural and History Small Group Tour for Seniors

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.

15 days
Departing Dec

Sir John Monash | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

This lecture series  examines the ANZAC story throughout the Great War from Gallipoli (1915) to the Western Front (1918) through the life of Australia’s greatest wartime military leader Lt General Sir John Monash.

7 days
Departing Jan
Glory of Greece
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Uncovering Ancient Greece | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan
Houses and gardens of Southern Tasmania
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Houses and Gardens of Southern Tasmania | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan
Tasmania Wilderness
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Tasmanian Wilderness | Summer School in Hobart, 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!

7 days
Departing Jan
Convicts and Emigrants
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Convicts and Emigrants in Early Tasmania | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

 

7 days
Departing Jan

Extraordinary Women from Medieval and Renaissance Europe | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan
Victorian Britain
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Victorian Britain | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan

Masterpieces of French Cinema | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Discover five masterpieces of French cinema in this new Summer School tour.

7 days
Departing Jan

Art in Tasmania, Including MONA | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

This tour brings together discussions and expeditions to visit art collections with particular attention on the critically acclaimed MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art.

7 days
Departing Jan
Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times movie scene
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Charlie Chaplin and the making of Hollywood | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Spend a week in Hobart, Tasmania attending this summer school course which traces the early life and development of the comic genius of the twentieth century through to the end of the silent era. It is set against the phenomenal growth of the American film industry and lasting impact of Chaplin’s life and art upon the world. It goes deeper than the knock about comedian, pantomime artist and Little Tramp that we see in his early short films.

7 days
Departing Jan

Romans settling Britain & Gaul | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan

Italian Renaissance | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan
Narryna house Hobart
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Tasmanian Colonial homes, centring on Hobart and Launceston | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Summer School tour that examines the Historic homes and the history of their occupiers.

7 days
Departing Jan

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival small group tours

Harbin, located in the north-east of China, is now home to one of the four biggest ice and snow festivals in the world. Harbin is one of China’s most popular winter destinations. The Harbin Ice and Snow festival began in 1963, each year the cith has sought to create a festival that exceeds the artistic creativity of the previous festival. Harbin is called “Ice City,” and the winters are bitterly cold, but the conditions are just right for the ice festival.

10 days
Departing Jan
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The Great Philosophers and Us | Summer School in Hobart, 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.

7 days
Departing Jan

Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

Held annually on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival is one of the most fascinating festivities around the globe. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival is part of this spectacular Festival. Our 2014 Taiwan Lantern Festival program includes Taipei and its Sky Lantern Festival and its impressive Taipei 101 Tower.

11 days
Departing Feb

Western Europe Gardens and Treasures Short Tour

Odyssey Traveller small group tour explores Paris, Honfleur and Abbeville in France, Bruges in Belgium and then Luxemborg. Travelling with like minded people to discover some of the finest gardens of Europe, like Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny. We also take in a memorial service in Villers-Bretonneux, which saw the greatest sacrifice of Australian and New Zealand troops during World War I.

13 days
Departing Apr
Dutch tuilp tour Netherlands
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Dutch Tulips | Netherlands Small Group Tours

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.

Departing Apr

Amsterdam City Tour

Short escorted tour of Amsterdam exploring the city for 5 days as a small group. Your tour guide provides an authentic experience with expert local guides, exploring one of Europe’s most popular destinations with like minded people. Designed as a short tour for those who wish to spend additional time in places at the conclusion of their tour.

Departing Apr

Romania Small Group Walking Tour for Seniors

This small group escorted tour explores the magnificent landscapes of Carpathian mountains in Romania, and takes in the vibrant culture and rich heritage of Romanian village life. Travel with like minded people, mature couples or solo travellers.

12 days
Departing Apr, Aug
Bungle Bungles
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Small group tour of Australia's Kimberley

Escorted small group tour of the Kimberley. We explore and visit Cape Leveque, The Bungles, Bell Gorge, Mitchell plateau & Halls Creek in the dry season. Amazing landscapes intertwined with Aboriginal communities resident for some 45,000 years. We also view the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater.

Departing May, Jun, Aug, Sep

World of Shakespeare | Small Group Tour

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.

 

 

10 days
Departing May

Gardens of Ireland Small Group Tour

Ireland  a land of diverse and rich gardens from the dramatic Powerscourt to the impressive kitchen Garden of Kylemore Abbey and the secretive Anne’s Grove. Visit Dublin‘s historic Botanic Garden to the greenness of Killarney with its rugged Kerry peninsula and charming Muckross House.

Departing May

Scandinavia tours for mature travellers

Uncover a Viking past and view of the world’s biggest fjords on this journey through Scandinavia. In low-lying Denmark our small group journey takes us to visit the Zeeland, the sea land, and our program includes the vibrant capital of Copenhagen. In Norway we travel through endless forests, skirting great fjords to Bergen.

13 days
Departing Jun

Edinburgh City Tour

A guided tour of the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a day tour collection with a tour leader and local guides. The old town of Edinburgh including the Royal mile and New town of Edinburgh are a UNSECO world heritage site and are included in our itineraries as well the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

 

5 days
Departing Jun, Jul

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Small Group tour

A 9 day tour with a tour director and local guide explore the Victorian music of  Gilbert and Sullivan.  We visit on this journey, Manchester, Harrogate, Oxford & London, attending  the Gilbert & Sullivan festival and places of historic  interest.

9 days
Departing Aug

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Small Group Tour

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.

 

9 days
Departing Aug

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