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10 Great Reasons to Join Our Solo Traveller Tours

  • What to expect on your Solo Traveller tour
  • Tips to get the most out of your itinerary
  • Advice to help choose the right tour for you

1. Indulge in Seville … the home of tapas

spanish tapas , food border background

Few things are more quintessentially Spanish than tapas. Join our tour of Classical Spain and you will have the opportunity to sample this wonderfully sociable – not to mention delicious – way of dining. Not only is our centrally located hotel within a stone’s throw of numerous eateries, we also include an exclusive introduction to tapas on your first evening in the city with a selection of bite-sized samples in a local restaurant.

This is something to experience on our Classical Spain tour.

2. Convenient, local departure points

airplane taking off

We understand the importance of getting your holiday off to a great start. That’s why we offer a range of departures from regional airports all over the UK. There will be a member of our friendly team waiting to meet you at the check-in desk who can help with any queries you may have. In addition, our Eurostar holidays also give you the option of departures from a choice of over 50 regional rail stations.

3. Get up close to the Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal in morning light. Located in Agra, India.

It is little surprise that the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most breathtakingly beautiful buildings, is known as one of the seven modern wonders of the world. However, to get up close and to see the beauty with your own eyes is an experience that will remain with you forever. Photographs are no substitute for being there yourself, and on our India & Shimla tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset.

Get the chance to see the Taj Mahal on our India & Shimla tour.

4. A room all to yourself

room to yourself

‘Single rooms’ may have come with a reputation for being smaller and inferior. However, on Riviera Travel’s tours for solo travellers you can stretch out and relax in comfort in a double room just for you. After all, we understand how important it is for you to have somewhere restful to retire to after a day of discovering new and exciting places.

5. Learn about the art of the chocolatier

chocolate in bruges

Bruges is synonymous with many things: pretty canals, renowned beer, tempting moules and intricate lace to name but a few. It is chocolate, however, that is arguably the city’s finest product. Confectioners pass down their secrets from one generation to the next and the production of these perfect treats is nothing short of an art. You will have the opportunity to learn from one of the best, and of course, it would be wrong not to sample some as well.

To learn more, please see our Bruges by Eurostar tour for more details.

6. Discover the legends of Colditz Castle

colditz castle

Colditz Castle in Saxony, Germany, was home to captured Allied officers during World War II. On our tour of Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz, our expert local guides will bring to life the numerous, daring escape bids of these soldiers, many of which have been immortalised in TV and film dramas. Now a sleepy village in serene countryside, Colditz and its tales of ingenious former captives will be a memorable highlight.

Our Berlin, Dresden, Meissen & Colditz tour offers the opportunity to see Colditz Castle.

7. We’ve inspected every detail for you

tour manager in Ronda

Before any of our holidays go on sale, we personally visit the destinations, meet the hotel owners, taste the local delicacies and inspect every detail of your itinerary. Our dedicated team are committed to making sure you get the holiday that you deserve.

8. Sail serenely around Ha Long Bay

Leaving behind the hustle of Hanoi, a leisurely cruise around iconic Ha Long Bay is an experience to savour. Aboard your traditional Chines ‘junk’ boat, you will pass by hundreds of verdant islands, hidden caves and floating villages. You will also enjoy a traditional lunch on board whilst in this most amazing of settings.

Discover our Vietnam & Cambodia tour today.

9. Great value holidays for solo travellers

make new firneds on a solo tour

We have gone to great lengths to ensure that the holidays we offer for solo travellers are excellent value for money. We include so much in the price including return flights, hotel transfer, carefully chosen accommodation, and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager.

10. Fair prices for all

The Riviera Travel price promise means there are no hidden surcharges over last-minute discounts, and if the price decreases for any reason, we will pass that saving on to everyone who has already booked.


Our Solo Traveller collection is always expanding to offer more tours, cruises and long haul travel to suit everyone. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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