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single traveller holidays

I am looking to take my first single traveller holiday in 2013. I would like to go on an escorted tour. Has anyone gone on one provided by Leger, aimed at singles or otherwise. What was your opinion?

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1. Re: single traveller holidays

Hi Hillary, Ledger is coach trips. they've been going for years so must be all right. You will be organised from morn to night and bused everywhere.

You would be wise to do some research on the trips you like the look of. Check the hotels with the TA reviews to see if they suit. check that they are visiting the places you wish to see and how long you will be in a vehicle rather than exploring.

We aren't great authorities on tours on the Solo forum as they travel in organised groups rather than planning your own. The best way to find out is to do an internet search for 'Ledger holiday reviews' to see if you can come up with some.

In fact I just did that and they are reviewed on TA and threads as well.

Good on you for making a start and getting away without a companion. You'll find it is really easy and you meet lots of people along the way.

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Ive taken several singles holidays with a few companies. It is a big step the first time and I remember puuting the phone down after booking thinking "what the hell have I done" Ive tried Leger, Just You and Solos. Solos and Just You lean towards pairing up a bit more which was not what I wanted.......I just wanted to be away with like minded people interested in the same holiday. Last year I went to Austria with a small company called "One Traveller" they are small with just about 10 different holidays but are very good and truly care, since Ive done China, Prague and krakow and booked for the Deep South USA next year. They pay attention to little details and are a little more expensive but most food, excursions, boat trips, cable cars, horse and carriage rides are included so I dont have to worry about carrying too much cash (which I hate!) to pay for it all. Imj waiting to see what they offer next as I really feel looked after and that they care. After losing my husband it too alot of courage to book and I dithered for 4 years.........gonna make up for lost time now!! Just do it!!

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I am contemplating a solo holiday and would be grateful for any advice/help etc. What I want is just a week in the sun and doing very little. I would happily go away on my own and know that I would be fine during the day as I would just lounge by the pool and read but the evening would be a whole new ball game, as I think I would feel a little uncomfortable going out on my own to a restaurant.

Any help appreciated. thanks.

Jean.

Edited: 04 March 2013, 16:48
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4. Re: single traveller holidays

Jean, What about the Caribbean?

You can also rent a apartment and cook in the evening.

Otherwise Spain, Italy or Greece.

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Jeannie: I went to Barcelona solo last year, and had a great time. As stated above, other places like Italy, (maybe Malta), Athens and Greek Isles, and Croatia - are also solo-friendly. It really comes down to what you are looking for out of your trip. Once you've selected your place, then finding restaurants or bars which are solo-friendly, is the easy part (in my opinion).

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I went last year with a company solitair but I would not book with them again they mislead you

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Hi and thank you, the Carribean would be beautiful but I am only going to try for a week first time and see how I go, somewhere a little closer to home.

Edited: 05 March 2013, 08:53
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Jeannie, I looked for a hotel that serves evening meal & has a special night like a BBQ or pizza night where people get together outside. You still have the option to go out for a meal or eat in depending on what suits you at the time.

If you go to southern Europe in the summer most cafe/resturants have outside tables. You will find people are more inclined to chat with outdoor eating or you can watch the unfamiliar world go by. I actually met some people from my county both dining on a boat in Sydney & again a coastal cafe in South Africa.

Another is to look for small hotels where people eat at a communal table or somewhere like the Amalfi Coast for instance which has a veranda that overlooks the sea or a little place in the hills with a fabulous view. Then it can be a bonus being able to enjoy the serenity and surroundings without worrying about someone else ;-)

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Sue: That's a great suggestion. There are some places, maybe more high end, that have club or concierge lounges which might be useful, too. For example, I stayed at the Hilton Diagonal Mar in Barcelona. Based on my Hilton status I had lounge access, but it's also available to purchase as a room upgrade. It was a great way to grab breakfast and afternoon snacks - and meet some people in a more confined setting. Great Idea.

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Yes BK_t1....I have to agree that Sue's suggestion is excellent. I shall just have to do my homework and take on board everyone's suggestions. I shall jsut have to look upon it as an adventure and I am sure once I have gone solo then I will be braver to do it again. Everyone is very helpful, thank you all.