Before you go on a walk, make sure you have a map. You can check your map while you’re on the road by going to a cafe or shop. Leave the blingy jewellery, wedding rings and designer clothes at home, and aim to dress like the locals do – hit up the local markets if you haven’t packed the right outfits. You should keep track of your travel times so you don’t get caught out at night. Whether you’re travelling solo or with a partner, our trips have a set itinerary. There’s still time for exploration, if you wish – no pressure.
- You will be asked to buy a single room. If there is another person on your tour who requests a room share, you will be matched up and refunded the difference.
- They’ll give you tips for your free time exploring, and introduce you to locals.
- you can only imagine the comfort and space as you witness New Zealand’s most dramatic landscapes from the comfort of your seat.
- You are also more likely to travel to places that are not well-known or to have unique experiences that you might not have been able to experience on your own.
- If your bags are lost or a health issue arises while you’re travelling solo, no-one’s automatically there to help you out.
The best part of travelling alone means you get to choose when and where to meet or hang out with others. When the time is right to socialize, there are always plenty of other solo travellers on campsites or in hostels willing to make a new life-long or short-term travel friend. Regardless of your preference, New Zealand’s travellers will welcome you with open arms if you are willing to share the journey with them.
We welcome solo travellers, no matter if you are travelling alone or with a group. You’ll feel right at home in the friendly atmosphere our Tour Directors create, and as we rotate seats daily on our comfy coaches, there’ll always be a new face to get to know.
What’s the best way to see New Zealand?
Firstly, the weather is just perfect for roaming around and the cities are bustling with crowds. The overall atmosphere is lively and delightful. The month of February has the best weather in NZ. Also, you are more likely to get better accommodation at cheaper rates during February. Driving is the best way to see New Zealand. City hopping by public transport is excellent in some countries (and New Zealand does have plenty of buses) but driving allows you to truly get off the beaten track and explore at your own pace. Carry your essentials
Make copies of your itinerary, contact details, passport and travel insurance, then email them to yourself and to one or two friends/family at home. You can check in on social media whenever you can to keep track of where your are. You can bunk with any traveler of the same gender if you are happy. to pay on the vast majority of our trips. You can request your own room by mentioning it to our customer service staff when you book. They will arrange a small supplement for you.
We make sure that you are in good hands from start to finish. These shorter tours are jam-packed with sightseeing to ensure you get the most from your time. The evenings are generally free for travellers to do as they wish.
Enjoy a relaxing holiday on the beach and enjoy all the highlights of Sri Lanka. Our Club features a wide range of small group tours around the world, primarily designed for solo travellers. These include 34 walking holidays as well as 15 cultural holidays, 9 mixed-activity holidays, 10 cycling holidays, and 2 wildlife holidays. World Journeys offers savings for solo travellers on selected small group hosted journeys in 2020.
Travelling as part of a group means that you can share your travel experiences with like minded people who have the same passion for travel. Even when group activities are not planned, most groups tend to socialise and go out together in the evening for meals. Group tours are a great way to make new friends and have fun. Solo travellers who are more experienced will choose to eat at busy restaurants rather than more intimate options. Books, laptops, kindles and magazines are handy meal time companions when you’re travelling alone.
- Our longer tour itineraries often include a few free afternoons or a free day here and there.
- To avoid paying a single supplement, you can stay in dormitory-style accommodation.
- Marvel at geothermal hot springs, witness the steamy eruptions of a giant geyser, touch the tongue of Europe’s biggest glacier, see lava that’s still warm after 20 years and scale giant waterfalls.
- Solo travelers have another reason to travel with us: special Solo Traveler Discounts on all European river cruises
Iceland is one of the most safe countries in the world and a popular destination for solo female travellers. Spend some time whale watching along the coast – eleven species of whales are regularly spotted year-round! Visit the ice caves at Vatnajokull Glacier, and if you visit between October and April, you may be able to see the legendary Northern Lights. Every Uniworld itinerary is infused with exclusive excursions included, designed to showcase the authentic culture, sights, activities and cuisine of the places you’ll visit.
They will give you tips and introduce you to locals. It’s important to keep in touch with family and friends, even if you are on your own. Let them know your itinerary – where you’re going and where you’re staying. In addition, Kiwi travellers can register their details with Safe Travel and are encouraged to update their details while they are travelling. Today’s train ride is the TranzAlpine. It is a legendary train journey. Travel over massive viaducts, river valleys and spectacular gorges as you ascend to Arthur’s Pass located in the centre of the Southern Alps.