Tours for Solo Travellers and Singles

Tours that take you the extra mile

Your bucket list, at your own pace. See the world on your terms on a group trip with On The Go Tours.

Solo travel is taking off. More and more adventurers are forging their own path and travelling alone as part of a group tour. And it's no wonder. With the confidence you gain from seeing the world on your terms, solo travel gives you a sense of freedom like nothing else.

If you want to travel to your own tune, you'll be in good company with On The Go Tours. Lots of our travellers arrive alone and leave with lifelong friends. With shared authentic experiences in far-flung destinations, our tours are the perfect chance to create lasting friendships.

We don't think travelling solo should mean paying over the odds. With On The Go Tours, most Signature tours have no compulsory Single Supplements - we'll match you up with a fellow solo traveller. And you'll also find a range of tours with departures that offer 'your own room - at no extra cost'. Which means you can explore with new friends and still enjoy a bit of peace and quiet, too.

At On The Go Tours, we make solo travel easy. From arranging your transfers to breaking down the tricky language barriers, we take the hassle out of solo trips. And you'll have all the adventure of escaping your comfort zone in a culture far from home. So, what are you waiting for?

You can also find our solo travellers E-brochure here, which is packed with solo travel ideas and tours in the best solo travel destinations.

Top Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips for Solo Travellers

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Delhi 23 Dec 2019 R21,675 was R28,900 25% off Amritsar & the Golden Triangle - 13 Days Map
Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days Colombo, Sri Lanka 28 Dec 2019 R16,425 was R21,900 25% off Colombo, Caves & Kandy - 8 days Map
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Cusco, Peru 22 Jan 2020 R22,425 was R29,900 25% off Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 7 days Map
King Ramses - 13 days Cairo, Egypt 24 Jan 2020 R15,675 was R20,900 25% off King Ramses - 13 days Map
Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Lima, Peru 29 Feb 2020 R44,175 was R58,900 25% off Amazon & Inca Trail - 11 days Map

Why choose On The Go Tours?

With 20 years of experience behind us, many solo travellers choose us for authentic group tours. We take the hassle out of travel. We take care of the time-consuming details. And we make sure you're in safe hands, from start to finish.

But don't just take it from us. Our group tours win British Travel Awards, year on year.

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Create lasting friendships

Our groups are the perfect size for you to to make like-minded new friends. Travelling alone can feel daunting, but our tours are designed with you in mind. Sharing experiences in far-flung destinations means building bridges comes naturally.

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No single supplements

Book your own room, at no extra cost. On many of our tours, you can enjoy your own space without paying a surcharge. If that's not the case on your tour, we'll pair you with another solo traveller of the same sex. Or, you can opt for the privacy of your own room. The choice is yours.

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Safe and stress-free

We take the stress out of solo travel. With our expert guides on hand, you can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of. And with our tours, we'll make sure you're out of harm's way wherever we take you. With our award-winning know-how, you're in safe hands.

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Authentic Experiences

Experience exotic cultures and escape your comfort zone on a solo adventure. Our tours are the perfect platform to get stuck in, embrace different ways of life, and make memories that last forever.

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

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 above. 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. 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 you like. 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.

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Adventurous Kate - solo female blogging her way around the planet
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