Couples and solo travelers alike choose our tours for a relaxing and rewarding vacation. But we know from talking to our customers there are some aspects of being a solo traveler that can be different. That is why we aim to create tours that are inclusive and welcoming to the solo traveler.
Touring as a Solo Traveler
Our approach to the single supplement is one of fairness. We charge a supplement to solo travelers which reflects the extra costs levied by some hotels for single occupancy; we do not charge a supplement for your rail travel, excursions, transfers, meals or the services of a Tour Manager. On some of our tours, we are able to offer you a single supplement price which gives you a twin or double room for single person occupancy in the main hotel on the tour. The single occupancy supplement available is detailed in the 'what's included' section on each tour.
Flexibility and freedom
Great Rail Journeys tours offer the solo traveler the flexibility to be as involved or independent as they want. We have a wide choice of tours, including tours with plenty of free time built in for the independent traveler who prefers to explore and experience things under their own steam.
Our group tours are a wonderful opportunity to share the experience of visiting new places with like-minded people. When you arrive for the start of your vacation the Tour Manager will ensure you meet the rest of the group. the evenings, you'll meet familiar faces in the hotel lounge and your meal-time companions will be those you've been getting to know during the journey.
Our assurances to solo travelers
Fair - The single supplement we charge will reflect the charges levied by hoteliers, private trains and cruise-ships.
Transparent - If a hotel only offers single rooms we'll tell you and help you find tours with double or twin rooms if you prefer.
Informative - If you would like to know if there are other solo travelers booked onto your tour please just ask us.
Room options - Many tours have options of rooms available for solo travelers.