Best Tour Operators for Solo Travellers
Do you want to travel and explore the world but you are worried about going alone? The very prospect of travelling abroad and solo can be intimidating but there are alternative options where you can enjoy one of the best experiences of your life.
Maybe you haven't though about booking a group tour, but you really should. There are specialist tour operators offer adventure holidays and tours for single travellers in destinations all around the world where you will get taken to the best places and make new friends.
There are so many different trips to choose from, most tours last from 1 week and can be joined for a few weeks, a month or even longer! You can choose to go to most worldwide destinations, from sailing in Greece, travelling overland in Africa, island hopping in Asia or joining an adventure in Latin America just to name a few options. So if you are interested exploring the world and are keen on the idea of an organised adventure group tour you will be sure to find an adventure to match your interests.
If you have already been researching travel companies you might have realised there are hundreds of similar companies offering these types of experiences so hopefully our guide will help narrow down your search.
Check out our chosen top rated companies for solo travellers below, click the company name or logo to view more information and trips.
G Adventures offer small group adventure tours to destinations all around the world. Established in 1990, G Adventures (previously Gap Adventures) are now one of the most popular and reputable companies in the travel industry. You can choose from 500+ trips in 100+ countries worldwide. The hard part is deciding where to go!
Busabout offer award-winning Hop-on Hop-off flexible coach tours worldwide. Thousands of people book trips every year and you can search so many adventures. From island hopping in Greece and Croatia, partying at Europe’s biggest music festivals or discovering the ancient cultures of Southeast Asia. A Busabout tour is the flexible way to explore, have a lot of fun and also make new friends.
Founded in 1962, Contiki are one of the most well known travel brands in the world. Interested in seeing the world and enjoying one of the biggest parties of your life? Contiki offer over 300 trips of a lifetime for 18-35's. European tours are highly recommended.
Topdeck Travel designs epic trips for 18 – 30 somethings. Started by friends in 1973 who shared a passion for adventure, Topdeck Travel has a long history of delivering authentic and fun group travel. Today, Topdeck Travel continues to seek out and explore the hottest new travel destinations. Topdeck's trip programme spans Europe, Australia & New Zealand, Asia, North America, the Middle East & North Africa and Africa. Topdeckers from around the world enjoy a travel experience steeped in history, which retains the company's original sense of adventure combined with authenticity, friendship and great stories to share.
Established in 2000, Travel Talk are one of the newsest travel companies in the industry but are also becoming one of the most popular. This UK-based tour operator specialises in trips for 18-35 year olds offering adventure tours in Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Russia, Greece, Croatia, Spain & Portugal. You can travel overland, island hop, go skiing in France or experience one of the greatest world festivals including ANZAC Day, La Tomatina and Oktoberfest.
If you are looking for an incredible overland adventure then check out Oasis Overland. They offer epic road trips and off the beaten track adventures lasting from a few weeks to over 1 year! You can literally see almost all of Africa, South America or even travel from London to Beijing!
Haggis Adventures (Ireland)
Haggis Adventures offer epic backpacker tours of Scotland for independent travellers. Explore cities, the Scottish Highlands, festivals & learn more about the history and culture of Scotland with Haggis. Choose from 1-10 day award winning highland tours which depart from Edinburgh. Places you can visit include Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Orkney, the Outer Hebrides and the remote Shetland Isles to name a few.
Shamrocker Adventures (Scotland)
Shamrocker Adventures offer legendary 3-9 day tours of Ireland for backpackers and independent travellers. All trips depart Dublin and are famous for being really good fun, or as they say in Ireland 'great craic'. Highlights include visiting places like Blarney Castle, Galway, The Cliffs of Moher and The Giant’s Causeway, and also sights from the famous series Game of Thrones. You can also book a special St Patrick’s Day package in Dublin which is one of the most famous festivals in the world.
Stray Travel (New Zealand)
If you are looking to travel in New Zealand you need to check out Stray Travel. They offer flexible hop-on hop-off bus passes and adventure tours all around the north and south islands of New Zealand. Over 150,000+ people have travelled with them so far, will you be the next?
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