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Solo Vacations

At Classic Journeys, we appreciate the spirit and independence of guests who are striking out on their own by welcoming solo travel on all of our tours. On average, about a third of our guests are single or solo travelers. If your goal is to experience the life and culture of the places you visit, you’re already one of us—and you’ll find yourself in the congenial company of others who look at the world like you do.

Single travelers should never feel like the fifth wheel.
For starters, you already have a friend on tour. Our friendly and well-connected local guides are with you full time to watch out for everyone’s needs and interests, whether you are a single traveler or traveling with someone. At the fine restaurants we select, you won’t find yourself at a table for one. Instead, you’ll be enjoying delicious food and great conversation with locals and fellow travelers. 

The lowest single supplements you’ll find, anywhere. 
Admit it. Once you find the perfect trip, you’ve learned that if you are a single traveler you can’t get emotionally involved until you check out the single supplement. Then here’s the best news! To encourage solo and single travel, tours from Classic Journeys have the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find anywhere. We only pass along the extra cost hotels charge us, instead of marking it up to make extra profit from you.

The solo travel experience
“I want to tell you what a wonderful trip this was. Davy was amazing, and as a group of travelers, we got along splendidly (probably the best group of people I’ve had on any tour, Classic Journeys or otherwise). I’ve never laughed so hard nor had such considerate, interesting people on a tour. In fact, some of the guests are thinking about your Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos trip for next year, as am I, so we plan to stay in touch.” Susan L., four-time single traveler guest (Scotland, Italian Lakes, Prague to Budapest, and the Cotswolds, Stonehenge, and London)

Our single supplements are the lowest.

While some companies boost prices up to 50% for single travelers, we keep it to just 15% on average.


Travel solo, not alone.

Explore trending destinations and bucket list favorites with fellow travelers who fast become friends.


Heavenly hotel rooms. All yours.

Besides offering the best hospitality in the world, the hotels we handpick are "doubles for single use" so that you have as much elbow room as you need.


Great food, great company.

Devour the delicious cuisine of your destination, around the table with your fellow guests. Wine's on us.


Handcrafted trips of a lifetime.

This is your trip, but you don’t need to plan it. Our expert-curated itineraries already cover everything that turns a trip into the trip of a lifetime.  


Join us for a one-of-a-kind tour.

If you're planning a solo vacation (but don't see yourself on a "singles vacation"), give us a call.


Single Travelers FAQ

Are “singles vacations” the same as “solo vacations”?  
Single vacations tend to be more focused on people who are single by relationship status. In the best “singles vacations”, only single persons vacation together, so they can have the chance to meet and mingle with other unmarried or unattached people.  

A solo traveler may fit into this category, but could also be somebody who’s married or attached. In this case, the solo traveler is booking the tour on their own, and what is bonding them to their fellow travelers in the group is that they are likeminded people who want the same experience out of their vacation and immersion into their chosen destination. For them, the shared way of travel and destination are more important than their relationship status as a defining characteristic.  

I'm a single woman traveler over 50, and not interested in a "single persons vacation”, but I don’t want to travel alone. Will Classic Journeys tours suit me? 
Yes! Regardless of whether you’re single by relationship status, a solo traveler, or neither, if you like to immerse yourself into bucket list places in the company of amazing people, you’re one of us. On our escorted group tours, you’ll be joining interesting, likeminded people, who are just as engaged as you in the places you’re visiting.  

What are the best solo vacations? 
On the best vacations for solo travelers, you may be booking a vacation for one, but you won’t spend the trip alone. You’ll travel in a group with interesting, likeminded people who share your love of travel. With local guides and expertly curated itineraries, you’ll see the very best of the destination you’re visiting. 

Does solo travel mean traveling alone?
No, unless you want it to! If you are a solo traveler who does not want to travel alone, you can join one of our published group tours and enjoy the company of fellow travelers as excited about your chosen destination as you are.

Is solo travel expensive?
Traveling solo in a group can actually provide you very good value. For example, consider that you are splitting the cost of the guide, vehicle, and driver with other travelers. So that makes the expense for those important elements of vacation so much less than they would be if you were traveling on your own.

What is a single supplement?
A single supplement is a surcharge that hotels charge when a solo person has a room to themselves (most initial prices are based on double occupancy). Some tour companies mark this further to profit from it, but Classic Journeys does not. Thanks to our close relationship with hoteliers, we manage to secure the best prices for every guest. And, you get a true double room for single use, rather than the dreaded "single" room.

Is solo travel lonely?
No! Just because you are setting off ‘solo’, doesn’t mean you’re on your own. With Classic Journeys, you have the company of your amazing and well-connected local guides, as well as other guests on our award-winning small group tours.

Is solo travel fun?
Yes! Our solo guests have a tremendous time traveling with us, and our itineraries are crafted to ensure everyone has a great time, whether traveling on their own or not.

Is solo travel safe? 
Yes! When you have an expert local guide with you throughout your trip, you're not alone. They speak the local language and English fluently, and have all of the contacts they can call upon if necessary. You can relax, knowing that your guide has the plan for the day, and plans B, C, and D if they’re ever needed.  

Click here to read how our local guide, Clive, used his personal connections to get our guests the last flight out of Cape Town or here to read how another guide, Jalil helped a guest get to a dentist in the middle of the night, before the tour even started! 

Is solo travel worth it?
Yes! It’s a wonderful way to see new places, experience different cultures, and make new friends. And you do not need to wait for a friend or traveling companion to have the same vacation schedule or choice of a travel destination as you.

What is solo traveling?
Solo traveling is when you book a vacation or tour for yourself, without adding anybody else to your traveling party.

What is the best destination for solo travelers?
Alaska and the national parks of Bryce, Grand Canyon & Zion are favorites for solo travelers, offering so much to experience without leaving the country. If you want to travel further afield, the Galapagos and Costa Rica are always very popular with our solo guests.

Top 10 best tours for solo travelers?
Joshua Tree
Bryce, Grand Canyon & Zion
Costa Rica

Top tips for first-time solo travelers?
•   If it's your first solo vacation, join a group tour so that you can enjoy sociable travel, even when setting off solo 
•   Travel with a local guide and trusted vendors, so that you always have an expert on hand 
•   Embrace stepping out of your comfort zone, and trust the thousands of travelers who go solo too – solo travel is worth it!

Where can I read more about travel for single and solo travelers?
Check out these solo travel blogs:
» The Sometime Solo: A Repeat Traveler Reflects on her Solo Vacations. LEARN MORE
» Traveling Solo? You're Not Alone. LEARN MORE

» Why Travel Solo With Classic Journeys. LEARN MORE
» Solo Vacations: A One-On-One Conversation. LEARN MORE
» Italy Solo Vacation: A Single Travelers Experience. LEARN MORE
Solo Walking Vacation: Immerse yourself in history. LEARN MORE