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Singles Holidays Over 40's

Why Travel with Us?

Why Travel with Us?


  • Age-matched holiday groups
  • A room-mate matching offer to SAVE on the single supplement
  • Travel with other single-solo travellers
  • Choices in Australia & across the globe
  • Early bird savings on lots of our trips!

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Short a Travel Buddy and Don't Want to Travel Alone?

Do travel choices for ‘grown up’ solo travellers seem hard to find? Why is it that it seems that there’s countless tours and cruises advertised for couples and families, but not the solo traveller?

Back in 2006, we stepped in to fill the void for solo travellers. Travel groups for solos is all, and everything we do.


Whether you’re starting out in the world of travel, find yourself without a travel buddy for the first time, or are an experienced traveller, you can find a group of like-minded solo travellers to share the journey.

With more than a decade of exclusively creating holidays for single travellers, we’ve worked out the key ingredients to the ideal tour, or cruising solo.

We know from our traveller feedback, that our age-matched holidays deliver peace of mind, knowing not only that you’ll join a travel group of solo travellers, but also a fit with their age, and place in life.

Find Your Travel Style
Not all solo travellers are the same, and that’s why we’ve created 5 travel styles to pick from

Discovery – touring
Get Going – active touring
Cruise – on the water
Combo – touring & cruising combinations
Relax – chill out packages at resorts

Age Matched Groups
Most of our tours are created for single-solo travellers 40 years and over, with a mix of age groups offered;  40 years & over, 45 years & over, 55 years & over, 40 to 59 years, and there’s others.  

And our Cruise Circle for Solos cruise groups are best suited to cruise fans 40 years and over.

Our age-matched groups have a proven track record, and you can read the countless testimonials from your fellow solo travellers.


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Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.


Gems of China

September 2017

Jan, 57 years
Hunter Valley, NSW
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'My holiday to the Red Centre was a very humbling experience.  This holiday exceeded all my expectations.  Being my first holiday as a solo traveller I was apprehensive, now I have had the experience I recommend it.'</p>
Sue, 51
Kyogle, NSW
Discover Greece & The Islands

May 2017

<p>'My holiday to Greece exceeded my expectations. I learnt so much about the amazing ancient history of Greece, and it was as beautiful as I had imagined.There were a great mix of couples and singles on the tour and we all got on so well.'</p>
Kerrie, 52
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'This was my first travelling solo experience, Justine &amp; the team at Encounter made it so easy. I don't have doubts about recommending this to anyone.'</p>
Gwen, 56
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'My second Encounter tour, and the common thread is that you're with a group of people, of a similar age, who are all looking to enjoy their holiday. Makes for a good dynamic.'</p>
Mark, 55
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'This trip was such a great adventure. The tour guide was absolutely brilliant and informative. The whole group got along famously even though there was a large age range! It was certainly one of the best experiences I've ever had!'</p>
Lisa, 45
Coolum Beach, QLD
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'Great holiday with a lovely group of people in a fantastic resort!!'</p>
Gail, 44
Red Centre Discovery

June 2017

<p>'Fantastic, well organised tour with a great group of people. Highly recommend Encounter Travel.'</p>
Deb, 55
Wamberal, NSW
Bali Resort Escape

June 2017

<p>'I was a bit nervous about doing this, having never travelled solo, but I'm so pleased I went! The Bali escape was outstanding, so well organised, wonderful location and a really lovely group of people. I'm definitely going to be booking an Encounter holiday again. '</p>
Susan, 48
Auckland, New Zealand
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

<p>'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'</p>
Michelle, 53

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Encounter Travel
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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   

ABN: 23 119 642 992