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What People Are Saying About Us

I have come to expect excellence from Odysseys Unlimited and have never been disappointed.

Michael E. Leahy
Oak Lawn, IL

We have been to many, many places all over the world, with many different tour companies.  None of them compare to the Odysseys Unlimited small group experience.

Nancy & William Sondervan
Sherrills Ford, NC

The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.

Bill Jones
Vancouver, WA

All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.

Susan & Paul Krupp
Georgetown, TX

Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.

Barbara Schoetzau
New York, NY

Very early in the tour we saw we got much more for our dollar than anything we could have put together ourselves. The value exceeded our expectations.

Tara Malmberg
Quitman, TX

Good value for $ — accommodations, food, guide, itinerary, and [small] size of group. Have traveled with other tour groups ... and like you best.

Jean Hall
Prairie Village, KS

We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.

Roger Soder
Seattle, WA

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

We love the small group experience.

Dave & Alice Wilson
Williamstown, MA

Odysseys is the best company we have traveled with. You have first-rate tours at affordable prices, with great itineraries, excellent guides, and outstanding accommodations.

Jane & Ronald Decker
Chicago, IL

Odysseys tours are just right for us: great value, nice group size, complete trips, sufficient free time.

Laurin & Phyllis LeTart
Shepherdstown, WV

This trip far exceeded our expectations: the small group size, the quality of the tour director (the best we’ve ever had), the ability to have dinners on our own, the lower cost without a significant reduction in the quality of the accommodations.

Barry & Bobbi Rosner
Somerset, NJ

I thought I would not like traveling in a group but I was wrong! [Our tour director] was so good at making the group seem as one that it turned out to be the best part of the trip.

Donna Stevenson
Dublin, OH

It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.

Trish Merrill & Mac White
Austin, TX

This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.

Merle Frank
Miami, FL

Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.

Ken & Carolyn Helm
Newburgh, IN

Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!

Ronni Goldberg
New York, NY

Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.

Harvey Wine
Dallas, TX

I like the small size of Odysseys tours. [You] have excellent Tour Directors, great itineraries and spend more time in areas than some of the other tour companies.

Lynn Bafaloukos
Glendale, AZ

Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!

Sharon Irwin & John Akamatsu
Kent, OH
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The Odysseys Blog

Tour Director Profile:
Fabrizio Ruffa, Italy

For a man who loves to travel, being a tour director is a dream job. Learn more about Fabrizio Ruffa, one of our Italian tour directors.

Our 5 Best Tours for Art Lovers

At its core, the reason we travel is to experience other cultures. And one of the best ways to do this is to take in another culture’s artwork. On these five tours, we have ample time to do just that.

Valentine’s Day in 30 Countries Around the World

We’re all familiar with the traditions surrounding Valentine’s Day in America – a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, a sappy store-bought card (or a handwritten one, if you’ve got a way with words). Every culture has its own unique twist on Valentine’s Day traditions. Carved wooden spoons? Public weddings? Lucky pigs? Read on to find out more.

Incan Heritage, Natural Splendor, and Hospitable People: Two Ways to See Peru

Peru offers a host of travel experiences that you can’t find anywhere else on earth. And on our Machu Picchu to the Galapagos and Treasures of Peru small-group tours, you’ll have the opportunity to savor everything that this fascinating and historic nation has to offer.

Tour Director Profile:
Leandro Marandola, Italy

On his way to becoming a teacher, Leandro Marandola took a turn that led to his 40-plus-year career as a tour director. “I was at university and my Danish teacher pushed me to take the exam to become a tour leader because, she said, I was born for the job,” explains the Rome native.

Beyond “Shrimp on the Barbie”: 27 Phrases You’ll Hear Only Down Under

Remember those old Foster’s beer commercials aiming to teach the viewer “how to speak Australian”? Well, although they were meant to be tongue in cheek, they had the right idea because Australia and New Zealand both have their own distinct idioms. Learn some of them here.

Local Insight: Galapagos Tips from Tour Director
Romy Bustamante

Our inaugural Local Insight column brings us to sunny Ecuador and the teeming Galapagos. Darwin’s famed “living laboratory,” this South American archipelago offers a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience. We’ve enlisted Romy Bustamante, a tour director on both our Galapagos Explorer and Machu Picchu to the Galapagos small group tours, to divulge some of her Galapagos wisdom for you.

A Cinema Lover’s Guide to Rome

Cinephiles and amateur movie buffs alike have seen Rome splashed across the silver screen. Take a look at AFAR Magazine’s ultimate guide to Roman film spots.

Essential Knowledge: Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

Ready to become an expert in avoiding long lines at airports? Dive into your one-stop shop for any and all questions on Global Entry, TSA PreCheck, and Mobile Passport.

Tour Director Profile: Fattah Bouchekhbat, Morocco

Fattah Bouchekhbat is one of our longstanding tour directors on our Moroccan Discovery small-group tour. A native of Marrakech, he says that he was born to travel. “I have the blood of the nomadic Berber people in me,” he says, “which is why I love being a tour director.”

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