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. Especially in non-English-speaking countries and places with a high culture shock factor. That's where group tours are a saviour. Being part of an organised group provides security and peace of mind when travelling. And our award-winning group tours are the perfect choice if you're travelling solo.

We handle all the travel arrangements for you with an expert tour guide on hand to provide help and advice. Joining other solo travellers, you won't be travelling alone. And you may even make long-lasting friendships along the way. So have a read about what makes us a great choice for solos and check out some of our tours.

Top Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips for Solo Travellers

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Captivating Kerala - 7 days Kochi, India 16 Mar 2019 USD $1,101 was $1,295 15% off Captivating Kerala - 7 days Map
King Tutankhamun - 9 days Cairo , Egypt 16 Mar 2019 USD $1,121 was $1,495 25% off King Tutankhamun - 9 days Map
Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Beijing, China 23 Mar 2019 USD $1,234 was $1,645 25% off Great Wall & Warriors - 9 days Map
Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Cairo, Egypt 26 Mar 2019 USD $971 was $1,295 25% off Pharaohs Adventure - 6 days Map
Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Istanbul, Turkey 06 Apr 2019 USD $1,121 was $1,495 25% off Istanbul to the Med - 7 days Map

Big savings on big adventures

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Up to 30% off for solos

Our New Year New Adventure sale is now on and solo travellers can save up to 30% off a huge selection of award-winning tours. For any 2-for-1 offers currently on our website, solo travellers get 30% off the full tour price instead. Speak to our team for more info.

We're also offering 25% off multi-country itineraries in Southeast Asia, 15% off Iceland, Morocco, Peru and more, as well as 10% off Japan, Nepal and Russia. Sale ends 28th February.

Where will the new year take you?

Solo Travel with On The Go Tours

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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Make new friends on holiday

Our tours attract a mix of solo travellers, couples and pairs of friends from all walks of life. You’ll find a wide range of ages too, from travellers in their mid-20s to 60 years and above. Travelling in a group means you can share your travel experiences with like-minded people from all over the world. And what they all have in common? That same passion for travel.

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No single supplements

We offer 'your own room - no supplement' on a selection of our most popular tours. Which means solos can have their own room at no extra cost. We also have a no mandatory single supplement policy on most of our group tours. We'll always try to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so you don't have to pay the single supplement. And if you prefer the privacy of your own room, this is always an option too.

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Safe and hassle-free

We’ve spent over 20 years perfecting itineraries so our travellers can enjoy a hassle-free holiday. You’ll be staying in good quality hotels that are centrally located. We arrange all local transportation for you. And best of all, our expert local guides are always on-hand to help out and recommend places to go in your free time. It's why our tours are so popular with solo travellers.

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 our group tours. To help you decide if joining a group tour is right for you, here are some FAQs asked by solo travellers.

Will I have to pay more as a solo traveller?

If you want your own room at no extra cost, check out our selection of tours below. On other tours, you'll only pay more if you want your own room. If you're happy to share, we'll pair you up with another solo traveller. On the majority of our tours we offer a 'no compulsory single supplement'. This 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. These are generally found in our Handpicked range of tours.

Will there be other solo travellers on tour?

Our tours attract travellers of various ages and from countries all over the English-speaking world. You'll find a mix of solos, couples and groups of friends travelling together on tour. And it's unlikely you'll be the only solo traveller. Some destinations attract more solos than others. If you want to know how many solos are booked on your tour, ask our reservations team. They'd be happy to help.

Are your holidays suitable for single travellers over 50?

Yes, absolutely. Our tours are designed to suit travellers from a wide age range. Most of our trips involve a moderate level of activity. This could be exploring historic sites like Petra on foot, boarding trains and walking through local markets. 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 solo travellers join our trips, so you won't feel out of place at all. As 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.

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. These rooms 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 get the most out of the destination in the time you have. 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 a personal choice. If you prefer to head off on your own and explore, you are 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. This means you can walk around at leisure taking photographs and enjoying the site your way. Our longer tour itineraries often include a few free afternoons or a free day here and there. This gives you the flexibility to choose optional activities or relax in the hotel.

What should I expect as a solo traveller?

We include arrival transfers on our group tours, which means we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to our joining hotel. Here you'll meet your tour leader and the rest of the group, which makes for a hassle-free arrival. The group often gels 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. Solo travellers can often look forward to making life-long friends on group tours with us.

Trips with Your Own Room at No Extra Cost

These trips are the perfect way for solos to travel. Explore the world with the comfort of your own room at no extra cost. Best of all, these tour departures are open to everyone. This means you'll still find that same dynamic mix of people that makes group tours so much fun. There'll be other solos, 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.

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Further reading for solo travellers

Take inspiration from these intrepid solo travellers exploring the world one adventure at a time:

Adventurous Kate - solo female blogging her way around the planet
Solo Traveler - proving that age really is just a number
Flashpacker HQ - for those solo adventurers looking for a little more comfort
Travels of Adam - cultural guides to some of the world's most exciting cities
Alex in Wanderland - combining a love of travel with diving