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

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Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

7 days

Jan

Houses and Gardens of the Blue Mountains small group tour

Visiting New South Wales

Spend a week in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney attending this summer school course exploring the historic homes and gardens of the region over a week. For mature and senior travellers. This small group tour visits 13 very different homes and gardens.

From A$2,895 AUD

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Charlie Chaplin - Modern Times movie scene

7 days

Jan

Charlie Chaplin and the making of Hollywood | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

Spend a week in Leura, Blue Mountains, 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.

From A$2,615 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$2,615 AUD

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Faroe Islands

5 days

Sep, Apr

Faroe Islands Tour

Visiting Denmark

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.

From A$6,450 AUD

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Belfast, Northern Ireland

6 days

May, Sep

Belfast City Tour

Visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland

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.

From A$44,450 AUD

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Amsterdam Canal Netherlands

7 days

Apr

Amsterdam City Tour

Visiting The Netherlands

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.

From A$4,995 AUD

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Modern-day London

6 days

Sep, Apr

London Short Tour

Visiting England

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.

From A$3,500 AUD

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City of Edinburgh at dusk

5 days

Jun, Jul

Edinburgh City Tour

Visiting Scotland

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.

From A$2,450 AUD

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French Cinema

7 days

Jan

Masterpieces of French Cinema | Summer School course

Visiting Tasmania

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

From A$2,615 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$2,615 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$2,615 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$2,615 AUD

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Narryna house Hobart

7 days

Jan

Tasmanian Colonial homes, centring on Hobart and Launceston | Summer School in Hobart, Tasmania

Visiting Tasmania

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

From A$2,795 AUD

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Tajikstan small group cultural tour

6 days

Jun, Sep

Tajikistan Tour | Central Asian Small Group Tour

Visiting Tajikistan

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 small group tour for couples and solo travelers we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.

From A$3,950 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$2,615 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$2,615 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$2,795 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$2,795 AUD

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Ancient History of Jordan

9 days

Oct, Jan, Apr

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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Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Small Group tour

9 days

Aug

Gilbert and Sullivan Festival Small Group tour

Visiting England

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.

From A$7,750 AUD

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Gardens of Ireland Small group tour

10 days

May

Gardens of Ireland Small Group Tour

Visiting Ireland, Northern Ireland

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.

From A$6,950 AUD

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History of France by Rail

11 days

Oct, May

French History by Rail European small group short tour

Visiting France

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.

From A$7,450 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

May, Sep, Mar

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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North Korea

7 days

Oct, May

North Korea Unveiled | Small Group Tour for Seniors

Visiting North Korea

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

From A$5,350 AUD

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Discover Greenland’s history and culture

4 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$4,950 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$7,950 AUD

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Bhutan points of interest

17 days

Apr, Sep

Bhutan | Small Group Cultural Tour

Visiting Bhutan

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.

From A$10,995 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$2,795 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$7,750 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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Sir John Monash lecture

7 days

Jan

Sir John Monash | Summer School course

Visiting 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.

From A$2,615 AUD

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India tour

11 days

Nov, Mar, Oct

India Short Tour | Small group tour for seniors

Visiting India

A short small group tour for Mature and seniors couples and solo travellers of India and its icons. 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, such as the Taj or red fort royal cities, such Dehli, Jaipur , Agra and Madras colourful people, and rich culture.

From A$8,150 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$8,750 AUD

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Villages of Italy

13 days

Aug

Villages of Italy - short small group tours

Visiting Italy

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.

From A$9,910 AUD

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Scandinavia tours

13 days

Jun

Scandinavia tours for mature travellers

Visiting Denmark, Norway

Uncover on a small group tour for couples and solo travellers, 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.

From A$12,995 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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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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Giverny, France

13 days

Apr

Western Europe Gardens and Treasures Short Tour

Visiting Belgium, France

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.

From A$6,650 AUD

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Lanterns in Taiwan

11 days

Feb

Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

Visiting Taiwan

A small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers to Taiwan. 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 2022 Taiwan Lantern Festival program includes Taipei and its Sky Lantern Festival and its impressive Taipei 101 Tower.

From A$5,995 AUD

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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Small group s

10 days

Jan

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival small group tours

Visiting China

A small group tour for senior couples and solo travellers to 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 city 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.

From A$4,750 AUD

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Romania - small group walking tours for Seniors or Mature travellers

12 days

Apr, Aug

Romania Small Group Walking Tour for Seniors

Visiting Romania

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.

From A$7,415 AUD

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