Small Groups: Our Only Focus
Small group travel is all that we do – just 12 to 24 guests on our own custom-designed tours. And it’s all we’ve ever done, from the beginning.
Because our company originated with the small group travel experience, the small group philosophy means a lot to us. It is built into the very foundation of our company, of our mission, and of every tour that we offer. We design and operate our tours specifically for small groups, rather than adapt a conventional tour to take fewer guests, as do some other travel companies that recently have introduced small group tours to their standard tour line-up.
We’ve proven that small groups and excellent value, combined with premium quality, are a great mix. While you’re sure to find tours with fewer guests, or lower prices, or labeled “Deluxe” (with the prices to match), you won’t find the combination of value, quality, superior accommodations and amenities, and guaranteed small groups that we offer.
How do we do it? We create and operate our own tours then offer them directly to you – so no middlemen add to the cost along the way. We work closely with our airline, hotel, and other travel partners to secure the lowest rates possible. Then we put those rates to good use by offering our tours at an excellent value – not necessarily the lowest price, but the best ratio of price to experiences, quality, and service.
We invite you to compare our tours with those of other travel companies – group size to group size; hotel quality to hotel quality; included sightseeing to included sightseeing; itinerary to itinerary – and see for yourself. You’ll find that Odysseys Unlimited offers the best package of small group travel and premium quality – at an excellent value.
“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 and Richard Cyr
The Small Group Experience
We design our escorted tours specifically for small groups of just 12 to 24 guests, which allows us to move about more flexibly and efficiently; enjoy more spontaneous encounters; and experience a degree of freedom and independence simply not available to travelers on conventional group tours of 40 or more.
Traveling on your own you’d see the major sights, but chances are you’d stick close to the traditional tourist routes. Our goal is to show you the major sights and take you where you’d like to go on your own but don’t have the access or opportunity to plan yourself: behind the scenes, into private homes and traditional villages, to local schools and neighborhood restaurants, off the beaten path. And this is all in the company of experienced, knowledgeable tour directors who share their countries – and their lives – with you, bringing destinations alive in a truly personal and meaningful way.
Not only do these opportunities enhance your travels, but someone else makes the arrangements and manages all the details – leaving you free to savor the small group experience.
“We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.”
Respect for Your Freedom and Individuality
If you’ve avoided taking group tours, preferring to travel on your own, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the service, independence, and value that Odysseys Unlimited offers. And if you’re a veteran of traditional group tours, we’re confident you’ll be impressed by the many advantages of small group travel, as well as by the high quality and outstanding value you’ll enjoy with Odysseys Unlimited.
We offer the best of both worlds: the value, ease, and comprehensive itinerary of a group tour, and the freedom, quality, and service that sophisticated travelers demand, and deserve. 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. For this reason we don’t issue name tags or flight bags that immediately brand you as a “group traveler.” Our style of small group travel is flexible, not rigid. Should you choose to sit out an included tour or two and go off on your own, you’re entirely welcome to do so. And we think you’ll appreciate having the occasional lunch or dinner on your own, away from the group.