Sometimes travelling alone can be a daunting thought. But don’t let that put you off! There are a multitude of wonderful options for today’s solo traveller, whether you want to travel truly on your own, as part of a tour group or on a cruise.
Solo travel has many advantages.
It’s easy to design your trip when you don’t have anyone else’s interests to consider. You get to go where ever you want to, and do whatever it is that you want to do. There are no compromises – you make all the choices!
You are also more likely to meet new people as a solo traveller – both locals and fellow travelers. That can mean more genuine experiences with people of diverse backgrounds.
Solo travel will test your limits push you out of your comfort zone, and you’ll discover new abilities helping you to develop more as a person. You will also gain a new sense of confidence and empowerment.
Traditionally, solo travellers in hotels, on tours or on cruise ships have had to pay a single supplement. That’s anywhere from 10 to 100 percent of the rate that two people would pay.
Travel companies have started to notice the growth in solo travel. They’re responding with offerings to attract travelers on their own. Many tour companies and cruise lines waive or reduce the single supplements for select journeys. Some also offer roommate programs, where they’ll match up solo travellers of the same gender and some cruise lines are now even offering solo cabins.
Options for Solo Travellers
If you don’t have a travelling partner there are many different options for solo travel and destinations for you to discover, both within Australia and around the globe.
Here’s some of our favourites to share with you. On these tours, you will likely find other solo travellers, and tour hosts will make you feel comfortable and look after you.
Hidden Italy Walking Tours
Hidden Italy group guided walking tours are perfect for the solo traveller. Group sizes are small with a maximum of 15 people, accommodation is 4 star and most meals are included.
Cinque Terre, Portofino, Tuscany, Umbria, Lake Como, Amalfi Coast, and Sicily are some of the amazing destinations.
Low single supplements of only $850 make these tours an attractive option. Call us for more details.
Backroads Solos Adventures
Backroads pride themselves on being a single traveller friendly company – in fact approximately 20% of all of passengers are single travellers. This means that on each tour you’re likely to have a mix of single travellers and couples and perhaps some people who are traveling with a friend or relative. On a Back-Roads tour you can be confident to travel around Europe with a group of like-minded people who share a passion for cultural travel.
Solo Travellers are well catered for with The Captains Choice Tours. On an average Captain’s Choice Tour approximately 35-45% of guests are travelling solo. A special welcome reception is held at the start of each tour enabling you to get to know others travelling alone as well as providing a great opportunity to meet the Tour Host Team. In addition to your fellow travellers members of the Tour Host Team are always available to dine with and chat to, so you should never feel alone on you holiday.
Bill Peach Journeys
For 28 years, Bill Peach Journeys has offered luxury, all inclusive experiences. There’s an array of tours available with no single supplement as well as some that are exclusively for solo travellers.
Air cruises, walking tours, rail trips, expedition cruises and more. Discover New Zealand, Southern Africa, Morocco, the Mississippi River, Antarctica or finally take the time to discover the wonders on our own doorstep. Single travellers enjoy the comforts of a private room and the camaraderie of travellers with a common outlook and sense of adventure.
Botanica World Discoveries
If you have a love of gardens then a Botanica World Discoveries Tour may be perfect for you. French and Italian Gardens in Spring, Italian Lakes and Croatian Wildflowers are just a few of the tours available.
One in three Botanica guests travel alone so it’s easy to make friends and enjoy travelling with like minded companions. Ask us about the great solo traveller offers currently available.
Rosa’s Table Culinary Tour of Sicily
Experience the diversity and authenticity of Sicilian food, culture and traditions, from the East Coast to the West Coast, meeting Rosa’s family and friends along the way. Discover places and the people going about their daily lives, their kitchens bursting with flavour, fragrance and aromas, canoli, capers, tuna, eggplants, tomatoes, basil, granita, biscotti, and even the Madonna. Walk along the streets where Rosa’s parents first set eyes on each other. Take pleasure in a meal on her grandfather’s land amongst the relaxed hospitality of her Sicilian relatives. Welcome to Sicily, Rosa’s family is waiting to meet you.
Rosa’s Table offers a very friendly environment for solo travellers and a low single supplement.