Travelling the world is a wonderful experience, but in terms of touring, it is often built to cater for couples, groups of friends, or families. Single travellers are not catered for very well. However, there is change on the way. Here we are going to be looking a little more at solo travellers, and some of the best destinations that you should consider going to if this is something that sounds appealing to you.
Solo travelling is on the rise, and most of this has been demand-driven. The increase in people willing to travel on their own and having the money to do so has meant that new tour offerings spring up annually. These either cater specifically for solo travellers; or aim to reduce the large supplements that single travellers have had to pay in the past.
Of course, travelling alone also allows you a heightened level of freedom. You get to determine exactly where you go, without being dragged around to destinations you have no interest in. You get to choose when to go, instead of hoping a travelling partner can get the requisite time off work or school that fits with your needs. And you have more control over the pace of your travel.
Europe is the perfect destination for a solo traveller because there are so many wonderful things for you to see and do in what is rather a compact area. Each country has its own unique collection of experiences, and this means that you can take in changing cultures and destinations very easily.
If you consider solo travelling with Touropa, then you have the option of staying in a single room or a shared twin. What this means is that you share a room with a person of the same gender, for a small cost of around $7 per night. This is an excellent chance to be social and meet someone new while on your holiday. If there can be no suitable fellow traveller found of the same gender, then you can get a single room without paying a single supplement. Of course if you do choose to stay in a room by yourself, you will find that our supplements for single travellers in their own rooms is very reasonable, and this is the direction that coach touring in general is heading.
Whilst many think of Paris as a couples destination, it is actually uniquely suited for the solo traveller as well. We begin with the museums: there’s the Louvre, one of the world’s eminent art galleries. We also have the Musee D’Orsay, the Picasso Museum, the Pompidou, the Rodin Museum and many more. Wander along the Seine, climb the steps to Sacre Coeur, or explore the shops along the Champs Elysees.
If ancient history appeals to you more, visit Athens. Our tours will allow you to explore the Acropolis and Parthenon, as well as the beautifully preserved Plaka area which sits in the shadow of the Acropolis. Athens is very handy for solo travellers because you can see it on a tour and then catch a ferry to your choice of hundreds of Greek islands to just rest, eat, and soak up the Mediterranean sun.
Maybe consider Ljubljana and Zagreb. The Slovenian people are some of Europe’s nicest, and they generally speak excellent English, so communication won’t be a problem. Our tours that visit Slovenia usually include a trip up to beautiful Lake Bled, or the incredible maze of the Postojna Caves. Slovenia is a year-round destination. If you also visit Zagreb you will see one of Europe’s most under-the-radar excellent capital cities. You can explore Zagreb Cathedral, visit the quirky Museum of Broken Relationships, or, if there in December, enjoy their extensive Christmas Markets.
Lastly think about doing a longer coach tour that encompasses many of Europe’s highlights. If you have not had the chance in your life to visit Europe, and want to get your first taste of this wonderful continent, then maybe an explorative tour visiting many countries may suit you best. This will then allow you to decide where you want to focus your time on the next trip. And if you are a single traveller, then you can pick the perfect Touropa itinerary that suits you and you alone.
We hope that you have found this helpful, and you now know what some of the best destinations are for you to travel to if you are a solo traveller! Get booking sooner rather than later!