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Travel solo, not alone

Solo travel

The best way to travel solo? With us. On our solo tours, you'll get your own private room at no extra cost, and your tour mates will be solo travelers, too. We’re pretty sure that, by the time tour ends, your group will feel more like a family.

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Greek Islands for Solo Travelers: Crete & Santorini
9 days | 12 days with Rome extension

4.9 star rating

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Extra $100 off August departures
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(and new friends) await

Been waiting for the perfect travel companion to come along? That’s us—and the friendly, up-for-anything solo travelers you’ll meet on tour. Watch the video to see what going solo’s like.

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Friendship. Flexibility. Full planning support.

These are just a few advantages you’ll enjoy on our solo group tours—and we’re only just scratching the surface.

You’ll become part of a close-knit community

Explore alongside other solo travelers who share your curiosity about the world, and your craving for meaningful connections.

You can go where and when you want

Fancy seeing Ireland at its lush, summertime best? Or, maybe a year-end trip to Egypt’s more your speed. It’s 100% up to you.

You’ll have a room
all to yourself (ahhh)

At the end of each day, you’ll wind down, stretch out, and rest up in your own private room, and it won’t cost you anything extra.

You won’t have to sweat the details

We’ll plan hotels, meals, activities, and transportation. You? Focus on new sights, sounds, and flavors—and friendships taking shape.

We’ll have your back every step of the way

On your trip, you’ll be accompanied by one of our best-in-the-biz Tour Directors. Plus, our global staff will be here to support you 24/7.

You got this!!! Traveling with Go Ahead Tours, you won’t ever feel alone. You’ll meet people to get together with and have a great time. I did the Greece tour in May. I met wonderful people and had a merry time. It was a lovely 2 weeks...

Traveler Peggy

See what others like Peggy have to say about solo travel in our private Facebook group →

Solo travel stories
9 reasons why people choose to travel solo

Convenience. New connections. Stepping outside your comfort zone. Whatever your reasons for traveling solo, you’re not, well, alone: More and more travelers—1 in 4, to be precise—are choosing to set out solo.

Find out why travelers are going solo

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Solo travel made so easy

With lots of options—and ways to connect with fellow solo travelers—at your disposal, this is how simple (and fun) solo travel can be.

Decide where
you want to go 

We offer Solo Tours to Portugal, Peru, Egypt, and beyond. Need help deciding? Chat with us or schedule a call. We’ll help narrow down the choices as we get to know you.

Book for $99
with AutoPay

That’s all it takes to secure your spot on tour when you sign up for AutoPay—a hassle-free way to make interest-free, monthly payments leading up to your tour.

Meet your tour mates via our mobile app

Once you’ve booked, download our free mobile app and connect with your fellow travelers before tour. You can also check out your itinerary, scope out your hotels, and more.

Join our Solo Travel Facebook group

As a member of this supportive online community, you can swap travel tips and inspo with other solo travelers. (And, who knows? You might even meet a new travel pal.)

Add excursions
and extend your trip

On tour, you can explore even more in depth during sunset cruises, cooking classes, and other excursion options. Want your trip to last a little longer? Add its extension.

Set out on your
solo adventure

The moment has arrived—and so have you. Meet your group in your arrival destination, and spend the next several days soaking up culture and newfound friendships.

What travelers are saying about their Solo Tours

05/10/22 by 3rd-time traveler Gena
This was my first solo tour but it won't be my last. My fellow travelers were wonderful and easy to get along with. The hotels were all comfortable, spacious, and accommodating. The food was delicious in every hotel restaurant and tour venue.
Ireland for Solo Travelers →
Portugal Solo Trip
10/04/22 by 4th-time traveler Violet
What a great trip! I started out not knowing anyone and finished with 29 friends. I had a great time, ate fabulous food and enjoyed beautiful scenery. Rafi was a great and knowledgeable tour guide.
Portugal for Solo Travelers →
Amazing experience!
10/08/22 by 1st-time traveler Jennifer
I took a recent tour to Italy. The trip far exceeded any expectations I had. My tour guide, Enrico was incredible. So much was packed into a little over a week’s time. I felt safe as a single traveler at all times. Enjoyed sharing the dream vacation with other members of the tour.
Venice, Florence, & Rome for Solo Travelers →
Don't hesitate...
05/21/22 by 1st-time traveler Barb
Fabulous trip. I've never done a tour company trip but usually went with a small group of friends and hired guides and drivers. The small group size means you get to know everyone and can form lasting friendships. I highly recommend this for anyone traveling alone because on this trip, you're not!
Central Europe for Solo Travelers →
Fabulous Trip!
06/17/22 by 1st-time traveler Tracey
This was my first solo-travelers trip and I really enjoyed it! The hiking and scenery were fantastic and the group I traveled with was incredible. Our tour director was helpful, knowledgeable and a good mix between flexible and scheduled. I would highly recommend this trip, if you love the outdoors!
U.S. National Parks for Solo Travelers →
Wonderful !!!
09/03/22 by 4th-time traveler Alexis
I highly recommend this solo tour to Sicily. Maria was the best! She was very organized and knowledgeable. The itinerary was paced just right and we had our own time too to either shop, relax at the pool or go to the beach!
Sicily for Solo Travelers →

Even more tours to choose from

In addition to our solo trips, you can join any of our 175-plus group tours as a solo traveler. Check out some of our most popular trips.

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A Week in Greece: Athens, Mykonos & Santorini
9 days | 12 days with Rome extension

4.7 star rating

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FAQs and benefits of traveling solo with a group

What makes Solo Tours different from other tours?

We specially designed these group tours for solo travelers. When you join one of our solo travel groups, you’ll get your own, private hotel room, and you won’t have to pay a single supplement (that’s travel industry speak for the additional fee solo travelers are often required to pay for a private room). Each day, you’ll be able to explore your destination alongside your tour mates, who are solo travelers, too. And, you’ll have free time to explore your own interests at your own pace.

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Why should I travel solo with Go Ahead Tours?

When you book one of our solo travel packages, even though you’re traveling solo, you’ll never be alone. Our worldwide presence gives solo travelers the safety and security to discover the world with confidence. Here are just a few reasons to travel on our solo guided tours:

  • Security of the EF global network
  • Safety of our On-Tour Support Team (they’re on-call 24/7)
  • Getting the local’s perspective from your Tour Director
  • Meeting equally curious travelers
  • Enjoying the perfect balance of sightseeing tours and time to explore each locale at your leisure
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Where should I go on a Solo Tour?

We offer tours for solo travel groups in Italy, Portugal, Central Europe, Peru, Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Thailand, and the United States.

Europe is one ideal destination for travelers who book solo vacation packages, thanks to its mix of culture, history, natural landscapes, and centuries-old culinary traditions. Our solo travel packages take you to the heart of some of the continent’s top destinations. Want to learn how to cook traditional dishes in Sicily? You got it. Does just thinking about Alpine scenery have you humming The Sound of Music soundtrack? We’ve got you covered. Dreaming of seeing stunning tile work on the streets of Lisbon? We’ll take you there, too.

If you’ve dreamed of seeing the pyramids in Egypt, exploring some of America’s most majestic national parks, gazing out over Machu Picchu, or visiting an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, you can do all that on our Solo Tours.

For more inspiration, check out nine of the best places to travel solo.

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