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

Short Trip Tours

44 Total Tours
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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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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Glory of Greece

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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Convicts and Emigrants

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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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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Hahndorf SA

8 days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug +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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Carnarvon Gorge, Queensland

10 days

Feb, Mar, May, Jun, Jul +3

Small group tour of Queensland - 11 days

Visiting Queensland

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.

From A$6,995 AUD

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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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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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Ancient History of Jordan

9 days

Oct, Jan, Apr, Nov

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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$4,450 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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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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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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