SOLO TRAVEL TOURS

Travel Solo, Not Alone

Travelling solo and sharing the journey takes 'alone' out of solo travel. Two time winner of the global Solo Travel Awards 2017 and 2018, we are Australia's leading solo traveller specialist. From across Australia to around the globe, we are 100% committed to creating amazing travel experiences for solo travellers.

With our 6 travel styles, there's something for everyone.  Since 2006 we've been leading the way for solo travellers with our age-matched holidays, offering the choice of small group tours,  or cruise and resort groups with a big choice of solo travel packages.

Join our small group tours, or choose to getaway with a cruise or resort package. We exclusively look after solo travellers and focus on offering packages with low single supplements.  You will always have the choice to take your own room but if you're happy to share then ask about our roommate matching option.

To travel alone is one thing. To travel solo, but not alone is something else! Join us - travel solo together.


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BY TRAVEL STYLE

Because not all travellers are the same, we've created 6 styles - find your travel match! There's something for everyone - leisurely touring, walking and adventure trips, cruising the high seas and resort packages.

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TESTIMONIALS

'This was my first solo overseas holiday. Everything was planned to perfection. I met and travelled with some wonderful ladies and had an absolute ball exploring amazing Italy. Well done Encounter Travel.'

Lesley, 71 years, QLD

'Had a fantastic time. Everyone got on so well together, we all had such fun.'

Moira, 69 years, Nelson Bay, NSW

'I had a great time on my recent Encounter tour to Italy. I highly recommend the tour with its full itinerary and wonderful experiences.'

Melissa, 56 years, TAS

LATEST NEWS

Sri Lanka Sale
Sri Lanka ON SALE

Looking to get away soon, and with big savings? Encounter Sri Lanka 40 years & over small group tour has whopping $700 SAVING when you book the tour with your own room. Featuring some 5 star hotels and a unique tea plantation eco lodging. Plus, book airfares with us and airport transfers in Sri Lanka are included.

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21 to 39? Our new tours just for you

The latest from our award winning travel company. Essentials touring, featuring small group touring age matched for travellers 21 to 39 years. Just announced, Explore Sri Lanka 12 days package with all the essentials.  Next out, India...stay tuned.

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Discover Turkey Encounter Travel
Discover Turkey - NEW 2020

From Istanbul to the Aegean Coast. Our all new 14 day Solos Only tour, Discover Turkey will have you captivated from beginning to end. Plus choose to extend your travels with a visit to Cappadocia.

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Greece Solos Travel Tour
It's all new and it's amazing

The best of both worlds. Join our boutique small group solos only tour with a maximum of 16 travellers. Experience mainland Greece, and opt to add on Greek Island touring including Crete, Santorini and Paros.

 

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Single Shift to Solo Travel
Single Shift To Solo Travel

Have you ever felt ‘singled out’ because you weren’t coupled? And if the answer is ‘yes’, or ‘maybe’, do you think it’s impacted your travel choices? 

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Best of Sri Lanka

Read our 'Best of Sri Lanka'. An island country, jam-packed with impressive discoveries waiting to be uncovered. Rich in culture, ancient history, white sandy beaches, lush leafy tea plantations, and an amazing elephant population. NOW'S the time to visit Sri Lanka.

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European Christmas Tour

Enjoy Christmas and New Year's Eve on this small group tour, solos only of Germany, Austria and Czech Republic

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Lunch anyone? Solo Traveller Events

In Solo Style, join us for a lunch or a dinner for solo travellers. We start with drinks, followed by the meal. Next event coming up is in Sydney.

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BLOG POST: 14 Simple Cruising Tips with RCL

Like a short cut to some answers to your questions about cruising with Royal Caribbean?

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Under 39's - Explore Sri Lanka

Just out - essentials touring, featuring small group touring age matched for travellers 21 to 39 years. Explore Sri Lanka 12 days package with all the essentials.  Next out, India...stay tuned. 

 

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MEET THE TEAM

Match a face with the name and read our story. Cathy, Sachiko, Annette and Emma are on the front line, along with the support of Liza, Pauline and Maeleen in our travel support team. Also, meet our groups department, and Justine, founder of Encounter Travel.

AUSTRALIA'S LEADING SOLO TRAVELLER SPECIALISTS

Australian Owned

100% Australian; we 'get' the Australian travel style. And, better still, our arms are open to welcome our friends from other countries around the world, who'd like to travel with friendly Aussies.

Solos 40 years+

Travel solo, not alone when you join one of our small group tours created with solo travellers 40 & over in mind.  Share your journey, without the drawbacks of big coach tours or the solitude of being alone. 

Since 2006

We've already racked up 13 years of experience creating and delivering the best ever holidays for solo travellers. As a boutique tour operator, we delight in detail, delivering personal service and finding your next best memory.

Age-Matched

Our Solos Only trips are age-matched - 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.

Under 39's

Announced in 2019 with more soon for 2020, small groups for ages 21 to 39's. Trips are packed with all the essentials.  It's is for everyone 21 to 39. Solo, with a buddy or joining as a couple - it is for travellers looking to explore with their age group 21 to 39.

Solos Only or Solos Mix?

Take your pick! Join our 'Solos Only' groups, exclusively for solos travellers. Or, join 'Solos Mix' - tours we've hand picked, popular with solos but mixing it up couples also.