Odysseys Unlimited, Inc. is a tour operator specializing in small group travel. Located just west of Boston, Odysseys has been in business since 1999, bringing guests to all corners of the globe. Odysseys offers a diverse array of fully escorted small group tours throughout the world, ranging in length from 10 days to three weeks: Europe on and off the beaten path … adventures in Africa, Asia … far-reaching journeys in Australia and New Zealand, the Americas – all with unique features available only to small groups.
The small group travel experience
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.
Off the beaten path
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.
No hidden costs
Our small group tours include a great deal of thoughtful and engaging sightseeing and activities, from guided museum tours, camel-back rides, rainforest walks, and scenic excursions to home visits, cultural performances, and wine tastings. In major cities, there’s usually free time to explore on your own after a guided city tour. And our tour directors will not pressure you to buy optional tours at additional cost. They will be happy, however, to offer suggestions for your free time, if asked.
High Quality, Well-Located Hotels
Since accommodations comprise an important aspect of your trip, we’re committed to selecting properties that meet our standards of high quality, convenient location, and excellent service. From superb hotels in major cities to unique or historic lodgings too small for conventional tour groups, these accommodations promise to enhance your enjoyment and comfort throughout your trip.
Outstanding Tour Directors
Odysseys Unlimited tours feature the services of top-notch tour directors; all with many years’ experience. Our tour directors rank among the best in the industry bringing guests their enthusiasm and insider’s perspective of their country. And traveling in a small group means 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 make your trip genuinely special – and different from conventional tours.
Fully Refundable Deposits
A deposit of $500 per person confirms your reservation. Deposits can be made with a personal check or major credit card. Best of all, your deposit is fully refundable up until 95 days before departure. Reserve, risk-free!
Six-Time Honoree Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Tour Operators” Award
We are honored that Odysseys Unlimited has been named six times as one of the “World’s Best Tour Operators” by readers of Travel + Leisure in the magazine’s prestigious annual poll. Based on surveys completed by thousands of readers and travelers, the “World’s Best” list judges tour operators on their staff and guides, itineraries, activities, destinations, accommodations, food, and value.