Odyssey Tours

At Odyssey Travel, we specialise in educational small group tours. Odyssey’s package holidays are tailored for senior travellers, be you over 50, over 60, or over 70. Odyssey has been offering this style of adventure and educational programs since 1983. A not-for-profit organisation, Odyssey was originally developed by a collection of member universities across Australia, New Zealand and Asia to lead the way in providing escorted, educational small group tours for mature travellers, to unique and intriguing parts of the world.

View from Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome, Italy
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Rome, escorted seniors small group cultural and history immersion tour

Rome is arguably the most fascinating city in Italy. It is the capital city, and it was once the centre of a vast, ancient empire. Today it is still a cultural mecca within Europe.

15 days
Europe
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Small group s
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Harbin Ice and Snow Festival small group tours

Harbin, located in Northeast China, is now home to one of the biggest ice and snow festivals in the world.

10 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Houses and gardens of Southern Tasmania
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Houses and Gardens of Southern Tasmania Summer School

Summer School tour that examines the Heritage Homes & Gardens of Southern Tasmania

7 days
Australia
Level 1 - Introductory
Italian renaissance, Cathedral of Ferrara in Italy
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Italian Renaissance Summer School

This course will investigate interpretations of the Crusades, how they were perceived and resisted as invasions by Muslims, Jews and Christians; what their legacy both positive and negative has been to the modern world.

7 days
Australia
Level 1 - Introductory
Tasmania Wilderness
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Tasmania Wilderness Summer School

Tasmanian Wilderness (Summer School 2018)

7 days
Australia
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

Discovering World Cinema Summer School Hobart Tasmania

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

7 days
Australia
Level 1 - Introductory
Convicts and emigrants
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Convicts and Emigrants in Early Tasmania Summer School

Convicts and Emigrants in Colonial Tasmania – With a focus on women’s experiences

7 days
Australia
Level 1 - Introductory

Romans settling Britain & Gaul Summer School

This course will investigate interpretations of the Crusades, how they were perceived and resisted as invasions by Muslims, Jews and Christians; what their legacy both positive and negative has been to the modern world.

7 days
Australia
Level 1 - Introductory
Northern Lights| Arctic circle small group tour
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Northern Lights Norway, Scandinavia - Arctic circle - small group tour

Explore the Northern lights in a Arctic setting. Travel along northern Finland and Norway in search of the Aurora Borealis.

10 days
Europe
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Egypt tour
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Egypt tour: escorted small group history & cultural tour of Egypt.

In counterpoint to a detailed survey of the famous monuments to the Pharoahs, our tour takes us to contemporary feats such as the Aswan Dam and also to current crucibles of the Egyptian experience such as Tahrir Square.

17 days
Africa
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

Small Group Tour of Myanmar's Art and Archaeology

Visitors to Myanmar find a country that is fascinating, full of old world charm, culture, beautiful scenic destinations, and some of the warmest and most welcoming people found anywhere in the world.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Bhutan points of interest
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Bhutan points of interest small group cultural festival tours

A fully-escorted 16-day tour of Bhutan, the extraordinary Himalayan Buddhist kingdom where ancient traditions mingle with modern facilities in a culture where Gross National Happiness rather than Gross National Product is the priority.

17 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Taiwan Lantern festival
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Taiwan Lantern Festival small group tour

Visiting Taipei the national treasures of the Palace Museum is merely the first leg in a trip that will take us to all corners of the island.

11 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate

Sri Lanka Small Group cultural and history Tour

Smaller than Tasmania, Sri Lanka is an incredibly diverse country. In the north you will stand in awe at its 2,500 year old abandoned cities lost for centuries in the jungle.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate
Specialist Escorted Small Group cultural Tours exploring Japan
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Specialist Escorted Small Group cultural Tours exploring Japan

During this tour we will encounter history from ancient periods, religions such as Buddhism and Shintoism, Japanese philosophy through visits to world renowned temples and shrines, and old towns full of ancient legends.

12 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Iran Culture and History Escorted Small Group Tour for seniors
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Iran Culture and History Escorted Small Group Tour for seniors

Discover Iran and it people. The myriad of splendid mosques, minarets, mausoleums, and madrasah constructed during the Golden Age are discovered. Our tour includes the great cities of Iran, including historic sites, mosques, gardens, bazaars and teahouses.

17 days
Middle East
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

China Dinosaurs small group escorted paleontology tours

Explore Zigong Dinosaur Museum, one of the richest dinosaur fossil burial sites in China and one of the top 3 dinosaurs museums in the world.

12 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Introductory to Moderate

Southern Africa Mature travelers affordable escorted small group tours

Travelers say that Africa gets into your soul and it’s hard to get it out.This Odyssey tour will allow you to explore and experience the very best of the wildlife in southern Africa.

19 days
Africa
Level 3 - Moderate

Japan History by Rail small group tour for mature travellers

Explore historic and present day Japan. Journey by rail to regions and great cities to learn about their historical significance.

10 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 3 - Moderate
Santorini - Eastern Mediterranean Islands History small group tour
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Santorini-Crete-Cyprus-Eastern-Mediterranean Islands small group tour

Our 21 day tour explores the land of great philosophers, myths, and legends. We will learn about the culture and heritage of modern Greece and Cyprus.

21 days
Europe
Level 3 - Moderate