Tours for Solo Travellers

See the world and share the adventure with On The Go Tours

With us, travelling solo is far from travelling alone

Travelling by yourself can sometimes be a daunting prospect, particularly in countries where English is not commonly spoken or understood, or in places with a high culture shock factor. Being part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind, and in this regard, our range of group tours are perfect if you are travelling solo. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a tour leader on hand to provide advice and help, if needed, throughout your tour. Joining other single travellers, you won't be travelling alone and you're likely to make long-lasting friendships on holiday too. Scroll down for some of our most popular trips for solos and single travellers.

Top Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips for Solo Travellers

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Istanbul, Turkey 19 May 2018 USD $956 was $1,275 25% off Aegean Explorer - 7 Days Map
King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 09 Jun 2018 USD $1,234 was $1,645 25% off King Ramses - 13 days Map
Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days Colombo, Sri Lanka 12 May 2018 USD $1,276 was $1,595 20% off Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days Map
Highlights of Laos - 7 days Vientiane, Laos 13 May 2018 USD $1,356 was $1,695 20% off Highlights of Laos - 7 days Map
Back in the USSR - 7 days Moscow, Russia 27 May 2018 USD $1,436 was $1,795 20% off Back in the USSR - 7 days Map

About Solo Travel with us

Great group sizes with a mix of solos, couples and groups of friends, no compulsory single room supplements on most of our trips, the security of group travel in more remote parts of the world and lots more benefits ...

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Join like minded travellers

Make new friends on holiday

Our tours attract a lot of single travellers, as well as couples and small groups of friends. Travelling as part of a group means that you can share your travel experiences with like minded people who have the same passion for travel. Even when group activities are not planned, most groups tend to socialise and go out together in the evening for meals. There's nothing like a change of routine and new experiences to bring people together and group tours are a great way of meeting new friends too.

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Sensible singles holiday prices

No Single Supplements

We also offer a 'your own room - no supplement' arrangement on a selection of tours (see below) so solo travellers can have their own room at no extra cost (excludes trips on sale). We also have a no mandatory single supplement policy on most of our group tours and we try to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so you don't have to pay for a single room. In most cases, even if we cannot match you up, you won't be charged a single supplement. If you would prefer the privacy of your own room and would like this guaranteed, then the single room price supplement applies.

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Comfort and security

The benefits of our tours for single travellers

It's not always easy to find friends or family who want to travel to the same places that you do and the idea of travelling alone may put you off from visiting destinations you've always dreamed of going to. Our trips are an ideal way for solo travellers to go on holiday with the comfort and security of knowing they'll be travelling with other people and have a knowledgeable guide on hand too. You're also more likely to visit places off the beaten track and enjoy unique experiences that might have seemed too out of reach or hard to do alone.

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Solos, couples and friends

Holidays with a mix of ages and nationalities

We tend to have a fairly even mix of single travellers, couples and small groups of friends on our tours and our tours attract a wide range of ages, from mid 20s upwards to 60 and above, which creates a great group dynamic, and over-50s or over-60s won't feel out of place at all. Our group tours are also a very international affair, with travellers from the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and beyond so you'll get to know people from around the world. If you'd like to know if there are any other solo travellers already booked on your chosen tour, that's no problem, just call us and we can let you know.

Solo Travellers - Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking of joining a tour as a solo traveller, know that you're not alone - we welcome solo travellers on all of our group tours. For first-time tour joiners, here are some FAQs asked by solo travellers to help you decide if joining a group tour is right for you.

Will there be other solo travellers on tour?

Our tours attract a range of people of various ages and from different countries with a mix of solo travellers, couples and groups of friends travelling together. More often than not we have solo travellers on our tours across all destinations so you're unlikely to be the only one though our reservations team can confirm how many other solo travellers are booked on the tour you are interested in.

Will I have to pay more as a solo traveller?

Not on our selection of tours where we're offering a 'single room - no single supplement' (see above for more details), excluding tours on sale. On other tours, you'll only pay more if you want your own room, but if you are happy to share then we will pair you up with another solo traveller of the same sex. On the majority of our tours we offer a 'no compulsory single supplement', which means even if we can't pair you up, solo travellers will not need to pay the single supplement. A small selection of tours do carry a mandatory single supplement and these are generally found in our Handpicked range of tours.

How does the rooming work?

Solo travellers of the same sex will be paired up to share a twin room. If you have opted for the single supplement then you will be accommodated in a single room, which will either have one double bed for single use or a single bed.

Will I get much time to myself?

Our shorter tour itineraries are packed with sightseeing so that you can get the most out of the destination in the time you have though the evenings are generally free for travellers to do as they wish. The tour group will often stick together for the evening meal though this is entirely a personal choice - if you prefer to head off on your own and explore, you are more than welcome to do so. Depending on the day's schedule, we'll always try to factor in free time at the sites you'll be visiting so you can walk around at leisure taking photographs and enjoying the site you're way. Our longer tour itineraries often include a few free afternoons or a free day here and there for the flexibility to choose locally offered activities or simply relax.

Are your holidays suitable for single travellers over 50?

Yes, absolutely. Our tours are designed to suit travellers of a wide age range. Most of our trips involve a moderate level of activity, like exploring historic sites like Petra, boarding trains, walking through local markets etc. So you do need to be in good health and have a normal level of fitness. With an average age of around 40, lots of over 50s single travellers join our trips, so you won't feel out of place at all. So long as you feel young at heart, have an open mind and a thirst for new travel experiences, you'll have a fabulous time on holiday with us.

What should I expect as a solo traveller?

With arrival transfers included in all of our group tours, you'll be met on your arrival and taken to the joining hotel where you'll be able to meet the tour leader and the rest of the group, which makes for a hassle-free arrival. The group often gels quite quickly and will choose to spend meals together but you have the choice to be as involved or as independent as what suits you. Even if you're the only solo traveller on the tour you'll find the rest of the group friendly and eager to include you. Travellers can make life-long friends on group tours and often keep in touch after the tour ends, sharing photographs and reminiscing on their experience.

Worldwide Trips for Solo Travellers and Singles - E-Brochure now available

Find yourself that perfect holiday in our new e-brochure dedicated to single travellers. You'll find some of our most popular itineraries that carry a non-compulsory single supplement as well as our tours where you can have your own room at no additional cost. Order your copy now.

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Trips with your own room at no extra cost

This special selection of trips are the perfect way for solos to travel the world with the comfort of your own room at no extra cost. And the best bit is that these tour departures are open to everyone so you'll still find that same dynamic mix of people that makes group tours so much fun, travelling with other single travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family from all walks of life.

Terms and conditions: Selected departure dates only - see individual tour pages for dates. 'Your own room - no single supplement' offer only applies when purchasing tours at full price. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 241 offer.

Most of our guided group tours, across a wide range of our destinations, are perfectly suited for those travelling solo. Here's a few of our best-selling favourites for inspiration but please do browse the country you are interested in visiting for a full selection of holidays open to all.