Not all travel operators see the benefit in looking after the solo traveler. As an independent travel agent we think this is disappointing as solo travelers are one of the fastest growing markets in travel. Our team understand it can be daunting traveling by yourself and knowing just where to travel and which companies to trust.
To help you decide, we've compiled a list of our top solo travel operators. We are confident they will look after you as we have received personal recommendations from clients who have traveled with them previously. Glossy brochures are great but don't necessarily show you what the reality is so word of mouth is a very powerful indicator of a quality holiday.
With tours all across the world and named Best Tour Operator for 2019 by AFTA National Travel Industry Awards, Bunnik Tours know a thing or two about touring. Bunnik's Packages are inclusive of airfares so there are no unexpected costs which means you can have a stress free holiday. With a maximum of 20 passengers in a group, there is less time waiting and more time exploring.
Cosmos started over 90 years ago in Switzerland with the founder transporting tourists over Lake Lugano in his row boat. From this, Globus Travel Group was created and Cosmos was born. With destinations all over the world this company is very passionate about solo travel and taking care of their customers. If you don't mind sharing with a stranger Cosmos single holiday Tour packages, accept ‘guaranteed share’ reservations where you have same-sex twin room sharing. If no one else books, they set you up in a room at no extra charge. If you would prefer to have your own space you can still book a single room for a bit extra.
This amazing travel company based in Australia has won the global Solo Travel Awards in 2017 & 2018 making them specialists in the solo travel field. You can choose to travel in small groups or select a "solo only' tour where the group you travel with are all solo travellers. A point of difference for Encounter Travel is their age-matched travel which ensures your group is of a similar age. You can choose your travel style, choose either Relax, Discovery, Get Going, On the Water, Combo or Essential travel experiences. Highly reviewed with countless testimonials, this company is a great option for solo travellers.
Started in Melbourne in the 80's by two friends running tours out of a converted council bus, this amazing company now boast 1,000 itineraries and employs more than 1,500 staff and leaders. Over 50% of Intrepids travellers are solo travellers so you are in great company with age ranges from 25 to 65. Intrepid offers single travellers real life experiences while travelling in the safety of a small group with an experienced local leader. You can choose to have your own room for a small single supplement charge or otherwise share your room with someone of the same sex and pay no single supplement fee. You can tailor your trip dependent on your travel style - Basix, Original & Comfort.
Travelling solo on a group tour, you get to meet like-minded people and maybe lifelong friends, whilst still seeing those places on your bucket list. On The Go has incredible tour guides, you’ll get the most out of each destination. On a large range of tours solo travellers are offered ‘your own room at no extra cost’ - no single supplements. Alternatively, On the Go tries to match you up with another solo traveller, although you always have the option of a single supplement if you'd prefer your own room - it's up to you!
This amazing company is based on the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company which was established in 1865 and who ran over 650 vessels on the rivers of Burma in the 1920s. In 1995 a Burma historian revived these iconic rivers vessels for all to enjoy. Today they travel the rivers of India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, China & Burma. Guests explore remote and often hard-to-navigate rivers in specially-designed luxury small ships across Asia, this is very different from that offered on an ocean-going cruise. The ships are small scale, and the atmosphere is informal, and very friendly. An object of beauty in itself, each ship is hand-crafted in brass and teak. We love Pandaw as they offer cabins with no single supplement on a wide selection of sea & river cruise expeditions. How nice to visit some of the most amazing destinations with space and comfort of your own room at no extra cost.
Wendy Wu have been living and breathing Asia for the past 25 years offering a wide variety of group tours, private and independent touring options. They tailor make holidays to Central and Southeast Asia, China, Japan, India, Taiwan, Mongolia and South Korea. After 25 years of travelling in Asia you will be in great hands with experienced guides immersing you in traditional and cultural experiences. As a single traveller you can either choose to be matched up for a room share on any trip or pay a little extra for your own room. Alternatively, NEW Solo Tours are now available which bring together a group of fellow single travellers. Solo tours give you the sense of support that comes from being a part of a group, with the added comfort of your own guaranteed single room, and with no extra single supplement to pay.
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