Seeing the world and sharing new experiences is the very essence of why we love to travel. Watching a pride of lions come to life as dawn light creeps across the savannah, getting your first glimpse of the sparkling domes atop the Taj Mahal, or sitting down to a home-cooked meal on a country estate in Tuscany – these unforgettable moments live on in the memory long after we get home.
That’s why solo touring is seeing such a boom, as more and more travellers open their eyes to the enriching experiences and incredible characters you come across on a guided holiday.
Leave any preconceived ideas at the door – you’ll find all ages, all interests and all types of people on a solo trip these days, meaning no matter where you go, you’re bound to come across like-minded travellers with a similar sense of adventure. If you’ve always gone on holiday with friends or family before, a tour is a fantastic way to make your travel experiences even more exciting – without any of the hassle of organising it yourself.
A tour manager will take care of all the practicalities, from meeting you at the airport to taking you straight to the very best sights, so you come away with a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the destination.
But what really stays with you are the experiences you share with your fellow travellers, always having someone to chat to over dinner about what you’ve seen that day or getting inspiration for your next adventure by hearing tales of their favourite places.
On a solo traveller tour, you can be guaranteed the freedom and flexibility to explore at your own pace, with free time built in to spend however you like. Plus with no single supplements on many dedicated itineraries, you can enjoy all the advantages of a guided holiday at an unbeatable price. Some tours allow you the option of sharing a room with a fellow passenger too, you may make a new friend for life!
In the light of the pandemic touring companies have led the way establishing safe, socially distanced itineraries, where all the hotels, restaurants and attractions have been carefully vetted to ensure they meet stringent health and safety standards, so you can set off knowing you’re in good hands.
I can arrange solo traveller trips in the UK and around the world. I am hosting two trips next year especially for like minded solo traveling ladies- one to Tuscany in May and the other to Dubrovnik in September. These are now fully booked but watch this space for updates and trips in 2023 and beyond