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Do you crave a new adventure but can't find a plus one? Why solo traveller holidays are increasing in popularity

If you're tired of waiting around for your friends or family to finally book that dream trip, a solo traveller holiday is a great way to visit amazing destinations while meeting like-minded people

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Although travelling alone may sound daunting, solo travel is continuing to rise in popularity. There could be numerous reasons why someone is travelling independently, and solo travellers come from all walks of life, but they all share the same passion - a desire to see the world.


So, travelling alone shouldn't stop you from seeing the world and discovering amazing destinations. Check out Travel Department’s reasons why you should consider a Solo Traveller Holiday.

If your friends and family are too busy to join you on that dream holiday, then why not join a solo traveller holiday to explore the world and meet new friends in the process? When you take a guided holiday with Travel Department, they take care of all the planning, including return flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions in the company of an expert local guide; so you can spend more time enjoying the destination.

A chance to see incredible destinations

Travel Department have a fantastic range of solo holidays around the world. Experience Namibia, visit the beautiful coastal town of Swakopmund, enjoy a safari experience in Etosha, one of Africa’s third largest National Parks and explore the incredible deserts of Soussuvlei and Deadvlei.

Take a short river cruise holiday on the Danube. Ports of call with half-day guided city tours and free time sightseeing at leisure include Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava and Melk. Explore South Africa, the Rainbow Nation and a country filled with natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and diverse culture.

Take the ultimate South African road trip, the Garden Route; along the way you can discover extraordinary sights like driving through the Outeniqua Mountain Pass and the wildlife in the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Step back in time with a trip to Egypt, embark on a relaxing river cruise down the Nile with a range of excursions along the way taking in the Temple of Horus, the Valley of Kings, the High Dam and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Discover Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, has so much to offer.

From its historical sites, colourful cuisine and Mediterranean climate to its stunning landscapes and the mighty volcano of Mount Etna. See the best of the French Riviera with a relaxing short break in the Côte d'Azur. You will be based in the very heart of Nice, where you can enjoy an excursion to Antibes and Cannes, plus there is an option to visit Monaco & Monte Carlo.

Time for yourself

You will have the comfort and convenience of staying in your very own hotel room during your holiday. For those looking for some ‘me-time,’ Travel Department’s solo tours typically offer plenty of free time to go it alone. During your time at leisure, you have the freedom to do your own exploration, see the sights you want to see or simply relax and take it easy.

Meet like-minded people

It’s often the people you meet on holiday that are the highlight of the entire trip and you’ll have amazing memories of the shared experiences you had together. The beauty of a solo holiday is that you will be travelling with a group of other independent travellers.

You’ll never be alone

Group travel is ideal for solo travellers as it offers the opportunity to meet a group of like-minded people, each interested in exploring their chosen destination. Being part of a group provides extra security, and for everyone there is the benefit of an expert local guide who is keen to share their knowledge. Their guide will accompany you on the tours and can offer suggestions for what to see and do in your leisure time, to ensure you have an authentic and enjoyable experience.

Solo travellers are always welcome

Remember, solo travellers can always join one of Travel Department’s regular holidays where they always have a limited number of single rooms available.

So, are you tired of waiting around for your friends to finally book that dream trip? Then why not experience a solo traveller holiday. Travelling alone shouldn't prevent you from visiting amazing destinations and exploring the world.

Travel with Confidence:

Your holiday is a very special time, and Travel Department craft the itineraries to make sure that you get the most enjoyment. The world is continuously changing, and they have been adapting to make sure that they deliver the best experience for you. Their priority is to bring you a wonderful experience safely. So, when you book with Travel Department, you can do so in the knowledge they’ll look after you every step of the way.

Travel Department is Europe’s leading escorted tour operators with nearly 30 years’ experience of crafting beautifully curated, inspirational itineraries to worldwide destinations, all accompanied by expert local guides. They offer a wide range of guided group holidays from City Breaks to Solo Travel to active and adventure holidays (including Walking, Yoga and Photography holidays) with their sister brand, TD active Holidays.

Flights are available from Dublin, Cork and Belfast in Northern Ireland.

The holiday mood is upbeat and friendly making for a fun, inclusive group where everyone feels welcome.

Travel Department’s escorted holidays typically include flights, accommodation, transfers and guided tours. They carefully plan your trip, so you experience the best holiday highlights accompanied by a friendly local guide. With Travel Department you see more.

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