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A solo traveller walks along a tree-lined pathway in Kyoto, Japan
10 November, 20203 minute read

5 benefits of travelling solo

Our solo tours are special departures designed for people travelling by themselves. They cover some of the most exciting destinations in the world and include some real wish-list moments - you could spot wildlife in Costa Rica, stroll around Machu Picchu or gaze up at the rose-red Treasury at Petra.

But adventure aside, there are some real perks of travelling solo as part of a group tour. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best reasons to travel solo, according to our regular solo travellers…

Go where you want to go, when you want to go

Our solo travellers often say if they had waited for someone to accompany them on their adventures, they wouldn’t have visited so many amazing places around the world. Many are using this time to take stock and rethink where they really want to go and what they want to achieve from their travel experiences in the future – and with travel being off the cards in 2020, there’s no time to waste in making up for lost time. The beauty of our solo tours is that it’s all up to you; you choose the where and when so your holiday is just the way you want it to be.

While our solo tours do follow a set itinerary, we do allow for plenty of free time throughout so you can still make your own adventure. Want to explore Orta’s warren of backstreets in search of artisan boutiques? No problem. Perhaps you and one of your fellow travellers would like to sample the local nectar in a nearby bar? Be our guest. Maybe you just want some alone time to relax at the hotel after a busy morning of touring? That’s fine, too.

Locals wave to a boat of tourists on an island in Lake Titicaca, Peru

Security of a group

While our solo holidays are designed for those travelling alone, you’ll still be part of a group so you’ll have the security and company of other travellers – plus an experienced tour manager who will be by your side every step of the way. It means there’ll always be a friendly face to snap a photo of you or someone to laugh with over a lost-in-translation moment. It also means if you did want to head off the beaten track a little bit, there’s sure to be someone who will be happy to explore with you.

And it’s not just the social side that you can take advantage of. Being in a group has lots of other benefits. Perhaps now more than ever, it’s important to know someone is looking after you just in case things go wrong. Our tour managers are trained to deal with all manner of situations and, back in the UK, our duty office team are available 24/7 in case you need additional support.

Tourists stand on the edge of a canyon, with a forest behind

Fantastic choice of solo-specific tours

With 22 solo tours to choose from, there’s plenty of selection for those travelling alone. From the wind-ruffled waters of Lake Orta to the mystical jungles and sleepy sloths of Costa Rica or the scenic beauty of California’s Big Sur – the world is your oyster! If you’re dreaming of drifting along Europe’s waterways, we have a number of dedicated single cabins aboard our very own MS River Discovery II which provide excellent value for money for our solo travellers. Imagine waking up and opening your French balcony to views of fairytale castles or sitting up on deck meandering through long stretches of scenic riverscape.

What’s more, our solo holidays are designed for those travelling alone in terms of itinerary and price. That means the price you pay is the price listed; there is no additional supplements.

A three-toed sloth hangs from a tree in Costa Rica

Meet people who inspire you

Travelling solo doesn’t necessarily mean single. Our solo travellers are a diverse bunch and they all have their own reasons for going it alone. Some are holidaying on their own for the first time; others are seasoned solo travellers. Some are single; others are married. Some are fulfilling a lifelong travel wish; others want to see somewhere new. We welcome all sorts of people, travelling for all sorts of reasons. But one thing you will all have in common, though – a love for travel.

Our tours are known for being social and our travellers tell us one of their favourite aspects is sharing unforgettable moments with new, like-minded friends. And that’s particularly true of our solo tours, too – maybe even more so. The great thing about our solo tours is everyone is in the same boat; no one knows anyone which generally means people are quicker to open up and get to know each other compared to our non-solo tours.

Having a tour manager along for the ride is particularly helpful in those first few days when everyone is still finding their feet. They’ll organise little extras like hosting pre-dinner drinks for those who fancy it and reserving restaurant tables for anyone who would like to join them. Of course, there is always the option to have some time to yourself if you want to, too.  

Everything is done for you

Having the freedom to travel where you want, when you want is the real draw when it comes to travelling solo, but it’s also nice to know that everything is taken care of for you from the outset. Our team of friendly travel experts will help you book the perfect tour and the whole itinerary will planned out for you. Then all you need to worry about is the holiday countdown (and packing your suitcase – we can’t do that bit for you).

On your departure date, a VIP driver will pick you up from home and drop you at the airport or port. When you arrive in your destination, your tour manager will guide you every step of the way, offering insight and support wherever needed. Back in the UK, your VIP driver will be waiting to drop you home again. All you have to think about is enjoying yourself and being ‘in the moment’ on holiday. It really is as simple as that.

A solo traveller sits in a Titan VIP vehicle as the driver takes her suitcase

If you’re considering one of our solo tours, be sure to contact us for more information.

Image of blog author Natalie Carmen

From the coffee-clad highlands of Colombia to getting up-close-and-personal with elephants in Thailand and the exploring the sprawling winelands of South Africa, Natalie is a wannabe-adventurer and finds it hard to pick favourites when it comes to travel destinations. She has a weakness for wildlife and good wine, so her escapades are usually in pursuit of one or the other. As well as writing for The Scenic Route, Natalie also manages our social media channels. Be sure to follow Titan on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news.

Natalie | About the author

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