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The Odysseys

For more than 25 years, Odysseys Unlimited has focused on providing the best in affordable small group travel – just 12 to 24 guests, guaranteed. Small group travel is all that we do – and all that we’ve ever done since we opened our doors in 1998. Read on to learn about our unrivaled combination of excellent value, high quality, superior accommodations and amenities, and guaranteed small groups.

The Beauty of
Small Group Travel

Just 12 to 24 Guests, Guaranteed
Excellent Hotels & Unique Lodgings
Expert Tour Directors
Outstanding Value – No Hidden Costs
Award-Winning Reputation
Odysseys Unlimited - Small Group Experiences
The Beauty of
Small Group Travel
Just 12 to 24 Guests, Guaranteed
Excellent Hotels & Unique Lodgings
Expert Tour Directors
Outstanding Value – No Hidden Costs
Award-Winning Reputation
The Beauty of
Small Group Travel
Just 12 to 24 Guests, Guaranteed
Excellent Hotels & Unique Lodgings
Expert Tour Directors
Outstanding Value – No Hidden Costs
Award-Winning Reputation

Just 12–24 Guests, Guaranteed

The small size of our groups allows us to move about more flexibly and efficiently; enjoy more spontaneous and authentic encounters; and experience a degree of freedom and independence not possible on conventional tours of 40 or more.

Spontaneous Encounters

Our small groups create opportunities for the unplanned moments that get to the very heart of travel: meeting a Maasai elder in Kenya …raising a glass with friendly locals in an Irish pub … exchanging smiles with Costa Rican schoolchildren.

Unique Experiences

You’ll see the major sights – and go behind the scenes: to private homes and traditional villages, local schools and chefs’ kitchens, to a Patagonian ranch and a Japanese tea ceremony.

Freedom & Independence

With Odysseys Unlimited, you won’t feel like you’re part of a herd – we value your independence and individuality as much as you do. Our tours leave time for independent exploration and select meals on your own.

We have yet to find another travel company providing this level of excellence at such good prices. We are already looking toward our next trip with you!
Pamela Ryan & Richard Cyr
Bluffton, SC

Tours Designed Specifically for Small Groups

We design our tours specifically for our small groups of just 12 to 24 guests, so you’ll enjoy more personal, authentic encounters. And simply because of our small size, we can move around faster and easier, leaving more time for seeing and doing.

This small group format with an excellent company providing really top-notch staff and wonderful experiences really works for us at this stage in our lives. We will do another tour with Odysseys.
Diane & David Peck Jr.
Plymouth, MA

Distinctive Hotels & Unique Lodgings

We believe that good accommodations can enhance your overall tour experience – and great accommodations can contribute to a great trip. So, we select those lodgings that offer our guests the best combination of quality, value, and atmosphere for each destination.

A Variety of Accommodations

Our hotels in major cities are usually centrally located so guests can get around easier; our unique lodgings are often out of the way, offering a local ambience that larger groups never experience.

Excellent Hotels

These are the Deluxe, Superior First Class, and First Class accommodations we use in major cities wordwide, including well-known chain hotels as well as independently owned properties.

How we rate hotels 

Unique Lodgings

Perhaps our most interesting lodgings, these cater to small groups and independent travelers, and generally are not available to conventional groups of 40 or more. From the historic paradores of Spain and pousadas of Portugal to a traditional Japanese ryokan or a Tuscan villa, these accommodations often are destinations in themselves.

The combination of excellent hotels with a small group is the way I like to travel. I would highly recommend Odysseys to everyone I know.
Patricia Joyce
Peoria, AZ

Expert Tour Directors

We believe that personal attention is key to an outstanding travel experience, so we’ve ensured that it’s a hallmark of Odysseys Unlimited. It starts with our Travel Counselors when you reserve your trip and then continues on the road with your Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director. Our experienced, professional tour directors rank among the best in the business; their love of travel is equaled only by their desire to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with others.

And traveling in a small group means that your tour director will have more time to spend with you and more time to share the personal insights that can add so much to your experience. This helps to make your trip genuinely special – and different from conventional tours.

We’ve been on 20 tours with three different companies and we have found the price/value of Odysseys the best.
David & Barbara Hauer
Bethesda, MD

High Quality & Outstanding Value

We invite you to compare our tours to those of other travel companies. You’ll find lower priced tours – with unwieldy groups of 40 or more, or less than desirable hotels. You’ll also find small group tours labelled "Deluxe" – with prices to match. What you won’t find are tours with the combination of value, quality, superior accommodations and amenities, and guaranteed small groups that we offer.

All tour prices are guaranteed through December 31, 2024 for 2024 departures and through December 31, 2025 for 2025 departures.

Extensive Included Sightseeing – No Hidden Costs

Our small group tours include a great deal of thoughtful and engaging sightseeing and activities, from city touring and scenic excursions to museum visits and cultural performances – and so much more, as you’ll see on each tour. And unlike with many other travel companies, we won’t pressure you to buy optional tours at additional cost.

Fully Refundable Deposits

A deposit of just $475 confirms your reservation, which you can make with a personal check or major credit card: American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and VISA are all accepted. Best of all, your deposit is fully refundable up to 95 days before departure (155 days for Burgundy Barging). It’s easy to reserve your tour with us; simply call toll-free, 1-888-370-6765, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Eastern Time.

Most Gratuities Included

Experienced travelers know that tipping is an expected element of worldwide travel, but at times it can become a nuisance or inconvenience. For that reason, we’ve eliminated the worry by including in your tour price all gratuities for local guides and drivers, airport and hotel porters, and dining room servers. Gratuities for your Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director and shipboard personnel (if your tour includes a cruise) are not included and should be extended on a voluntary basis, in recognition of truly excellent service.

What You Receive on Every Tour

Travel in a small group of just 12 to 24 guests – guaranteed
Round-trip air transportation from listed cities; plus all flights within your tour
Accommodations in distinctive lodgings – those that offer the best combination of quality, atmosphere, and value for a particular location
Most meals: all breakfasts, many lunches and dinners – and you’ll also have the opportunity to dine on your own, without the group
Extensive sightseeing (plus all entrance fees and admissions) – you don’t have to spend extra money to visit the sights you traveled so far to see
Singular activities and more intimate cultural encounters possible only with a small group
The services of an experienced, professional Odysseys Unlimited Tour Director
Gratuities for local guides, dining room servers, airport and hotel porters, and all drivers
Luggage handling for one bag per person
$100 frequent traveler credit toward your next Odysseys Unlimited tour ($200 after three tours; $300 after 10 tours)
Odysseys has the perfect model for small group touring. The blend of touring and free time was outstanding.
Mary & Charles Jackson Nesbitt III
Spring, TX

Award-Winning Reputation

We are honored to have been named seven times as one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators” by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s prestigious annual poll. In addition, we have been cited as a Readers’ Choice Honoree by Condé Nast Traveler and one the 10 Best Tour Companies by USA Today.

Travel + Leisure World's Best Honoree
Seven-time honoree Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Tour Operators awards
USA Today 10 Best Readers Choice Best Group Tour Company
Ranked #2 Best Group Tour Company USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Poll
First-time honoree Condé Nast Traveler World’s Best Tour Operators awards

A Tradition of Excellence

Since our founding, we’ve served the travel needs of more than 100 of America’s most prestigious nonprofit organizations. While our tours are now available to all travelers, we continue to serve our client institutions, including alumni associations of the following colleges and universities, among other organizations:

* Brown * Cornell * Dartmouth * Duke * Emory * Georgia Tech * Harvard * Iowa State * Michigan State * National Trust for Historic Preservation * Northwestern * Ohio State * Oregon State * Penn State * Princeton * Rice * Smithsonian Journeys * Texas A&M * Tufts University * UC Berkeley * UCLA * University of Chicago * University of Colorado * University of Michigan * University of Minnesota * University of North Carolina * University of Notre Dame * University of Pennsylvania * University of Texas * University of Virginia * University of Washington * University of Wisconsin * Vanderbilt * Virginia Museum of Fine Arts * Williams College * World Affairs Council

Odysseys Unlimited is a BBB Accredited Business; a member in good standing of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA); and holds appointments to International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) and Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

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