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8 of the best places to travel solo based on your favorite binge-worthy TV show

Feb 22, 2022 by Kara Kramer

Whether you love watching comedies, dramas, or fantasies, we’ll show you the top Solo Tour you should take based on your favorite TV show. You don’t need to wait until next week to find out what’s going to happen next—discover which travel destination is ready for you to hit play today.


1. Go to Scotland if you love Outlander

This time-traveling, binge-worthy show whisks you across Great Britain, and across centuries. If you love romantic odysseys of time-crossed lovers, you’ll love the landscapes and history of our Edinburgh & the Castles of Scotland tour, which hits some of the best places to travel alone on a guided tour.

Explore the city of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, where the series begins and the dramatic battle of Culloden takes place. In Glasgow, you can visit Glasgow Cathedral. This is the backdrop for L’Hopital des Anges, where the main character Claire volunteers. Group Coordinator Lisa planned her own Customized Tour to Scotland and said, “My favorite Outlander spot was Culross, a beautifully antiquated coastal village, and Doune Castle, Castle Leoch in the first season. Scotland is quite simply a feast for the eyes. Beauty and history abound.” See where you can visit Outlander filming locations on tour in Scotland

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2. Head to the U.S. national parks if you’re watching Yellowstone

This binge-worthy tv series is set in the valleys of western Montana. If you love rugged western landscapes, some of the best places to travel solo is our U.S. National Parks: The Rockies to Yellowstone tour. The best part about planning a trip as a solo traveler with Go Ahead is that everything is taken care of for you, from lodging to transportation to itineraries. “All we had to do was show up and Go Ahead took care of the rest,” said traveler Bruce.

Visit Montana on tour and stop at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument on the Little Bighorn River, the site of a bloody battle over Montana territory. Then, step foot in Yellowstone National Park—the TV show's namesake!—to see famous water features and wild buffalo herds.

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3. Hop on a plane to Italy if you’re obsessed with Succession

Known for their lavish lifestyles, fashion evolutions (we see you Shiv Roy), and strong familial ties, Succession and Italy are a match made in heaven. Unlike Succession, it doesn't have to be lonely at the top—we're talking to you, solo travelers! Take in the magnificent gold mosaics on the ceiling of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice and a stunning Tuscan sunset from the hilltop of Piazzale Michelangelo on our Venice, Florence & Rome for Solo Travelers tour.

Our Solo Tours are designed for people who want to immerse themselves in a new destination with the security of a group, and they include a private room and additional experiences to help you get the most out of your trip. “Go Ahead is great for solo travelers because everyone is on the same page,” said solo traveler Elise. “You’re going to travel, to eat, to relax. You’ll have trip buddies!”

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4. Set sail for Greece if you can’t take your eyes off White Lotus

This binge-worthy TV series set in Maui is anything but paradise for the characters at the fictional White Lotus resort. But, if you’re ready for an authentic island experience in real life, one of the best places to travel alone is Greece on our Greek Islands for Solo Travelers: Crete & Santorini tour.

You’ll explore local Greek villages on the cliffs of Santorini and tour a winery where grape vines are trained to grow close to the ground to protect themselves from the strong ocean winds. Then, sit down to dinner with your fellow travelers and new friends to enjoy a tasting of signature Greek wines like Assyrtiko and Vin Santo.

Read more about Greece’s biggest island: Unlock the top 5 things to do in Crete →

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5. Take off to London if you can’t stop watching Ted Lasso

A feel-good dose of endearment we didn’t know we needed, Ted Lasso takes us from Kansas to the streets of London in this comedic, binge-worthy TV series. Explore London like the new head coach of AFC Richmond on our London: The City Experience tour.

London is perfect for solo travelers due to its walkability and access to public transportation. “I love the flexibility of enjoying time (and an entire room) to myself, plus the security of traveling with a group and a knowledgeable Tour Director!” said solo traveler Janeé. See all London has to offer, including notable icons like Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, and Buckingham Palace.

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6. Travel to Great Britain if Bridgerton is your cup of tea

Extravagant jewelry, courtships, and scandals of London’s high society are on full display in this binge-worthy TV show set in the 1800s. If you love Bridgerton, you’ll love experiencing the opulence of Great Britain for yourself on our Grand Tour of Great Britain: Scotland, England & Wales tour. Admire the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world at York Minster and view the Scottish crown jewels at Edinburgh Castle. Have 18th-century-style afternoon tea at the No. 1 Royal Crescent museum, which is the aristocratic residence of the Featherington family in Bridgerton. You’ll get a glimpse of life in the 1800s while walking through the elaborate period rooms including the bedrooms, kitchen, and drawing room. Read more about which Bridgerton filming locations to visit in England

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7. Take a journey to Vienna if The Witcher is your favorite show

Here’s a binge-worthy TV show based on a fantasy book series that lives up to the hype. If you love following the monster hunter Geralt of Rivia through the medieval-inspired “Continent”, you’ll love our Central Europe for Solo Travelers tour. “This tour is a great educational opportunity along with a wonderful visual trip and introduction to the countries visited,” said solo traveler Karen. “The group turned out to be a fun, friendly group and there are opportunities to get to know folks if you are interested.”

The first season of The Witcher was filmed on location in Central and Eastern Europe. It showcased medieval architecture like The Witcher Castle, filmed at Kreuzenstein Castle in Austria, 20 miles north of Vienna. Want to see castles like this for yourself? With the perfect amount of group excursions and free time, Central Europe is one of the best places to travel alone on tour. You’ll visit other royal estates like the Belvedere Palace and Hofburg Palace on tour, each with histories almost as riveting as this binge-worthy show. Enjoy dinner like they did in medieval times at a local Heurigen, or wine tavern, where you can also try some of the tavern’s own locally made wine.

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8. Book a trip to Paris if you just finished binge-watching Emily in Paris

Stylish, over the top, and a perfect escape, Emily in Paris has emerged as the binge-worthy show of the year. Take a trip of your own to the City of Light on our Paris: The City Experience tour. Glide under the Pont Alexandre III, setting of Maison Lavaux’s perfume commercial, on our Dinner in Paris & Seine River Cruise excursion. Don’t miss seeing the ornate exterior of the Palais Garnier during a panoramic sightseeing tour of the City of Light, as this is where Emily goes to see Swan Lake. Discover all the Emily in Paris filming locations you can visit in France

“This was the trip of a lifetime and Go Ahead did everything right to make this a reality,” said solo traveler Gregory of his time on our Paris City Stay. “While they have options for sightseeing tours, Go Ahead gives you the option of going out and exploring by yourself. And that is just what I did. You can customize your tour as much or as little as you want. This trip was a dream come true for me as I got to see all of the iconic landmarks of the city and meet and get to know the Parisians.”

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About the author | Kara Kramer
Growing up, Kara’s backyard was the Sonoran Desert where her love for exploration was ignited by dirt roads leading to petroglyphs and family road trips to sleepy Mexican fishing villages. Kara’s enjoyment for charting new territory continued with teaching abroad in Thailand, roaming wine cellar caves in Portugal, and swimming in the bioluminescent waters of the Caribbean. She’s always on the lookout for dive bars and a bowl of Vietnamese Pho (lime, basil, and jalapeño is the holy trinity).

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