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What People Are Saying About Us

I would definitely do another Odysseys tour – great company, great value.

Nancy Huntley
Springfield, IL

We continue to be amazed at the value and quality of these trips.

Peg & Ray Dutcher
Wellesley, MA

Love your company and feel like we get excellent value.

Eugene & Carol Simpson
Raleigh, NC

The small group (20) was perfect.

Jacqueline Meyer
Foster City, CA

Love small group tours.  Odysseys does it right!

Kathy Root
Grafton, OH

I loved the small group...I felt safe and well cared for.

Deborah Miles
Denver, CO

Odysseys is our #1 choice for group travel.

Karin Knutsen
Chagrin Falls, OH

It was a truly first-rate experience in every way.

Enid & Jerry Liess
Annandale, VA

Each of our four tours with you has been outstanding!

Howard Sosne
Raleigh, NC

Our first experience made us loyal customers.

Doug Bates
The Villages, FL

First-rate tour. Odysseys Unlimited came highly recommended.

Carol & Michael Ferraris
Massapequa Park, NY

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

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

Roger Soder
Seattle, WA

We love the small group experience.

Dave & Alice Wilson
Williamstown, MA

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

Laurin & Phyllis LeTart
Shepherdstown, WV

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

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

Sharon Irwin & John Akamatsu
Kent, OH

Kathy Young’s Travel Tips

Kathy Young,  Odysseys’ solo traveler from Washington state, has taken our European Tapestry and Discovering Portugal small group tours, and shared the following tips she’s learned through her travels.

Getting the most out of your destination

  • Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path, to take a wrong turn or pop into someplace that sounds intriguing.
  • Learn some basic phrases in whatever language is spoken.
  • Say YES when offered something new – a food, beverage etc.
  • Tell yourself that today is going to be your best yet and I can almost guarantee that it will be.

Documenting your travels

  • Carry a small journal everywhere and record what you saw/did/ate.
  • Post your photos on Facebook every day and check in as well so your family and friends can “accompany you” and your photos are protected/saved in case anything happens to your phone.

Fitness and Packing

  • If you are not “in shape”, start adding steps etc. I am pretty active and as I mentioned, when free time comes, I am GONE, logging close to 20k steps every day. Even the older people were logging about 6,000 steps. Don’t risk missing out on something because your feet hurt or you do not have the stamina. This is not the time to break in shoes either!
  • Pack carry-on! And be sure you can lift/carry your luggage on your own. I travel light and use wardrobe capsules ( mix and match).
  • Bring laundry sheets and wash an item or two each night, with the right fabrics, most will dry overnight. I LOVE my travel clothes line. Yes, you can be gone for two weeks with three pair of underwear!
  • I love using contact lens cases for things like moisturizer, foundation etc.
  • Please don’t take “throw away clothes”. I see this “tip” all the time. People bring clothes they don’t care about, or they buy something “better” and so just leave their old clothes or other items when they leave. Try not to create issues for another country’s landfill.
  • Under-pack, because you probably will find a top, dress, shoes or a handbag you love.
  • I take a photo of my list of allergies/drug allergies etc. and set up a separate “album” on my phone and also take photos of any prescription med bottles or prescriptions.


  • For souvenirs, I also think small and light. I collect postcards, small travel books on a destination that I found particularly intriguing, or locally made earrings or a ring. The textiles in Portugal were gorgeous, so I bought some lovely linens. Toiletry items are special too. A triple milled soap can be tucked into a suitcase with no worry of breaking.

Make the most of every single second. Each Odysseys trip is something many people can only dream of.


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