Solo Travel Tours

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 - 100% committed to creating unforgettable memories. And 2019 winner in The Travel Awards.

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

Join a tour, or choose to getaway with a cruise or resort package. It's singles holidays reinvented. And, enjoy our commitment to low (or even no) 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! 

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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..




'An awesome trip to a beautiful part of Australia, with fabulous company. With everything organised for us, I could truly sit back and relax. The hardest decision to make each day was whether to go for a swim or read a book!'

Emily, 38 years, VIC

"Thailand is a beautiful country with an amazing history. Combine that with like minded travellers and a knowledgeable tour guide and you’ve got the recipe for another memorable Encounter tour."

Mark, 57 years, Perth, WA

'Love you guys!!!! Amazing job! Absolutely outstanding and will sing your praises!! Fabulous! Can’t wait for the next.'

Janae, 45 years, QLD



As updates are made, read our general statement. For confirmed travellers through to May 2020 we have already been in touch and will remain in contact as updates become available.

Risk Free Deposits
Risk Free Deposits

YOUR COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND. With our Australian and New Zealand tours you’re free to cancel your travel plans until 93 days before your tour, and get a full refund. This means, you can set some travel plans now but you're not locked in if travel restrictions affect your trip.

Cat lovers that love travel
Blog: Amazing Destinations for Cat Lovers

For all the cat lovers that love to travel, here’s some places where cats rule and roam. It’s not just because of the cats but these places in Greece, Morocco, Turkey, and Russia are amazing (cats or not).

Meet Ups for travellers
Lunch anyone?

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 February.

Discover Turkey Encounter Travel
Discover Turkey - NEW 2020

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

Greece tour group
It's all new and it's amazing

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




Match a face with the name and read our story. Emma, Cathy and Alison 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.

Two time award winner of the Global Solo Travel Awards, 2017 and 2018. Read more 

Solo Travel Peru

Discover Peru

An indepth discovery of Peru for over 40's. A small group, including incredible Machu Picchu. Find out more.

Solo Travel Tour Canada

Canadian Rockies with Alaskan Cruise

Dream big. Our small group Canadian tour with Alaskan cruise is an incredible discovery.  Departs August. Find out more.

Solo Travel Tours Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island touring

Kangaroo Island will surprise with so many highlights. Arrive to Adelaide, enjoy the island and a Barossa winery tour Find out more.

Solo Travel Tours New Zealand

Summer In New Zealand

A big favourite for summer touring. The Ultimate NZ tour. Enjoy the best! Find out more.


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.


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 or with a buddy  - 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.