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Erik RivieraTravel
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05 Aug 2019, 08:19  

Dear Welsh2,

First of all welcome to the Riviera solo forum. From my experience you are definitely not alone in finding it hard to find friends who can take a break from their commitments to go on a trip with - many of our travellers are in exactly the same boat.

If you are looking for a first trip to "dip your toe in the water" as it were then I would recommend one of our shorter city breaks where you can sample a taste of what we offer and how we work, without having to make a major time or financial commitment. Obviously it depends on what your interests are, but for example if you are a bit of a foodie then we have a 4-day Bologna city break which includes a visit to a balsamic vinegar maker, a parmesan cheese producer, and an organic winery - we still have space on our October departure for this tour. Staying in Italy in September we have a 4-day tour to Palermo, where you get to sample this amazing city with its melting pot of influences, from Arab and Norman, through to Spanish and Italian.

Otherwise staying a little closer to home, and accessible by Eurostar, we have 4 to 5-day tours to Bruges (September and October), Normandy (October) and Paris (November). Anyway, these are just a small sample of the tours we have on offer. If you are interested I would recommend giving our reservations team a call (on 01283 888 574) to discuss the different tours we have on offer.

I hope that is of help to you, though if you have any other questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Erik.

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14 Aug 2019, 19:51  

Hi I’m kev , I’ve never been on a solo holiday and was thinking of doing the trip to Sri Lanka either in February or September . Does anyone know which trip would be best weather wise ... thanks

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15 Aug 2019, 08:27  

Hi Kev,

With regards to Sri Lanka's it can be quite subjective. February is one of the driest months for most of the island, whilst September is at the tail end of the monsoon season. That means February has the least rain, but things can be dusty and vegetation dry, whereas September has somewhat more rain (though usually in short, sharp bursts), but has the advantage of everything being lush and green following the nourishing monsoon rains.

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15 Aug 2019, 13:52  

Thanks for the information , is it best to book as soon as possible as places fill up quickly ?

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15 Aug 2019, 14:12  

Hi Kev,

We still have plenty of places on all of our 2020 Sri Lanka departures so there's no immediate need to rush - you've got a month or two before the first departures start getting full. However the sooner you book you guarantee your price (sometimes airlines do raise their ticket costs which we, unfortunately, then have to pass on to our clients) - and if the price should decrease (which it sometimes does) then we would pass on the reduction to you.

Erik.

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27 Aug 2019, 17:16  

Hi my names Fraser I’m 22 and looking to do some amazing activities on holiday I was hoping I could find solo groups so I wasn’t doing it myself and meeting new people.

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28 Aug 2019, 08:43  

Hi Fraser,

Welcome to Riviera Travel. Whilst we do not do much in the way of adventure activities (although we do have a zipwire optional activity on our Costa Rica tour) we do go to a wide range of incredible destinations which mix the big ticket sites (such as the Taj Mahal, Las Vegas, and the Great Wall of China), as well as under the skin experiences for you to get to properly know a destination (paella-making in Valencia, hiking along the spectacular cliffs of the Portuguese Atlantic coast, or a visit to the VietCong Cu Chi tunnels).

So have a look at our selection of tours for solo travellers and see if there's anything there that takes your fancy:
https://www.rivieratravel.co.uk/escorte ... travellers

Erik.

Gail stonehouse
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19 Sep 2019, 10:12  

Hi I am travelling solo to Vietnam/ Cambodia end of November really excited but also nervous too.

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22 Sep 2019, 12:14  

Hi just wondering if there are any solo trips over Christmas and new year

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26 Sep 2019, 08:25  

Dear Ais,

We are definitely considering putting on some trips over Christmas and New Year starting next year. It would be useful for us to know whether any other of our forum users would also be interested in such tours. If we can see that there is a strong demand then it would definitely help make the case for festive tours.

Erik.

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