Are you considering taking a tour abroad, but are anxious about being the only solo traveler in your tour group? Don’t worry! The number of people who travel solo and set out to experience new places has soared in recent years. A variety of packages are available now that are more suitable for people flying solo, with preferences and reduced fees available.
If you like to travel on your own and want to plan an independent arrangement, discover some of the best vacation packages offered below that will allow you to experience a region’s way of life while maintaining a friendly, small group setting.
Greece: Greek Island Journey
Set out on a two week Greek odyssey to the most ancient European Capital and its three islands: Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Crete. Your getaway will begin with two nights in Athens, one of the most established urban cities in the world. Visit the archaeological sites and temples of the Greek gods like the Temple of Poseidon, see the Parthenon, and enjoy the ambience of Athens’ tavernas. The following nine nights will be spent living the good life on three of the most beautiful islands in the Aegean Sea. Lounge on the shorelines of Mykonos or swim in the crystal clear sea. Stroll through the whitewashed houses and alleyways and see with your own eyes why Santorini’s sunsets are claimed to be unbelievably stunning.
Experience scrumptious food and great shopping and wind up your trip with a visit to Crete, which was the center of ancient Minoan civilization. The package includes accommodation, transport, and a dedicated tour guide.
Your journey will start with a one-week stay in Paris, best known as the City of Lights, rich with history, art, music and fashion. Stay at grand hotels with the finest views and set out to see much celebrated sights like the Notre-Dame de Paris, and of course no trip to Paris is complete without a climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower and seeing the famous Mona Lisa painting. With a six-night stay, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the city’s multitude of cultural attractions like the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay and the Palace of Versailles. Your next stop will be a three-day stay in Bordeaux, a major city brimming with fine architecture, historic buildings, exceptional shopping and a world-class arts and culture scene. The spectacular landscapes and bursting culture will help you blend in with the crowd and expand your mind and feed your soul.
With an irresistible tempo, out of this world cuisine and stunning sights, Italy is a must-see destination for globetrotters. This seven-night package features two nights each in Italy’s most remarkable cities: Rome, Florence and Venice. Your vacation will begin in Rome, with incredible remnants of the mighty Roman civilization. Visit the Colosseum where gladiators once battled for glory or toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain for good fortune. Try the country’s best delicacy, their rich pastas stirred into delicious sauces. Next, proceed to Italy’s capital, Florence, home of the Renaissance and famous for its artistic feats including Michelangelo’s David sculpture. Try the famous tasty gelato and shop at world renowned boutiques. End your trip in the heavenly city of Venice, floating through serene canals and eternal passageways. This package will allow you to experience the very best of what Italy has to offer with its passionate locals, who know how to live la dolce vita (the sweet life!).
Home to one of the world’s oldest civilizations and perhaps most famous for its incredible pyramids, Egypt should definitely be on the bucket lists of all serious travelers. With accommodations for six nights in Cairo, including three meals a day, you won’t have to rush through all the amazing sights. Founded in 969AD, Cairo is rich in culture and history. You will get to explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and gaze in awe at the mysterious Sphinx which guards the Pyramids. Go back in time and see priceless belongings of the enigmatic Cleopatra and historical artifacts at the museums.
21st Century Egypt is equally captivating; tantalize your taste buds with flavorful delicacies like falafel and shakshouka with traditional flatbread. An evening stroll along the River Nile under the star spangled sky will truly be magical.
They say there is no perfect starting point for India: you just have to immerse yourself into it all at once and experience this extraordinary part of Asia! Your package will include a full time English speaking guide, groups for sightseeing, air-conditioned transport and accommodation for seven nights. The trip will begin at New Delhi, which is the heart of India and infuses ancient culture with the modern. Tourists will be given a tour of the glorious buildings established before the creation of India and the temples. A mausoleum, memorial and palace will also be part of the visit. The urban nightlife of New Delhi will let you be loose and enjoy the night. The next stop will be Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, based on the pink hues of its beautiful buildings. You will be able to experience traveling in traditional modes of transport such as in a rickshaw and even on an elephant!
The final stop will be at Agra, which is not only home to one of the eight wonders of the world, the romantic Taj Mahal, but also features stunning gardens and luxurious palaces. Indians are serious food-aholics, and their food is known to be hot and spicy. You will enjoy trying all the wonderful cuisine while visiting the exotic country. The classical music of India, paired with its spiritually rooted lifestyle will surely cleanse and renew your soul.
The best kind of trip to take if you are planning to travel alone is one that offers a range of activities and chances to meet people, but also gives you the chance to be alone and have unstructured time if you desire. It may seem intimidating at first, but it can also be very liberating because you have the ultimate choice in what you get to do.
Whether socializing is your priority or not, you will surely get to spend some quality time giving yourself some TLC. A few things need to be considered while planning these trips, such as hotels, duration of stay, and basic preferences. You will also have to be constantly vigilant and alert. Taking a solo trip is a great learning experience and is needed for character building as well as getting away from the daily cyclic monotonous routine of life.