Offering flexibility, companionship, and low or no single supplements on most trips
NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2018 – Solo travel is booming – and growing every day. In fact, according to a recent study of global travelers by Booking.com, 40% took a solo trip in the last year, and a further 21% are planning to take one in the future.
While travelers are increasingly choosing to vacation on their own, many don’t necessarily want to be alone throughout their trip. Novice explorers may be nervous about visiting a destination alone for the first time, and even veteran solo adventurers may simply want the occasional companion to share experiences with.
Though it might sound counterintuitive, escorted small group journeys are actually perfect for those traveling solo. Insight Vacations,the award-winning global leader in premium escorted journeys, heartily welcomes solo travelers of all kinds. Though couples, families and groups are common on our trips, our remarkable journeys also give solo guests the chance to explore independentlywhile offering the opportunity to interact with fellow travelers from around the world if and when they choose to.
Insight makes solo travel a breeze. Approximately 10% of our departures offer low or no single supplement, and our other journeys offer a reasonably priced supplement*. We can also pair solo travelers with each other for twin sharing, if they wish. In addition, our attentive Travel Directors make a point to get to know each guest, making solo travelers feel at ease and included among the couples and/or families in the group.
Traveling with an escorted group has other advantages for the solo traveler as well. Not only is free time built into each trip and the million and one logistical details taken care of by the Travel Director, but Insight can show guests things they probably would not have been able to see on their own.
“It was nice not having to worry about arranging transportation, hotels and activities for myself, because I’m a terrible planner!” said Steve A., who recently traveled solo to Europe on the ‘Country Roads of Bavaria, Switzerland and Austria’ itinerary. “Most of the time I was with the group, but in some of bigger cities I wandered around by myself. And I had experiences such as the farm-to-table dinner at Lenzenbauer farm that I definitely would not have had were I not traveling with Insight.”
Here are a few remarkable Insight trips that are currently offering no or low single supplement:
Wonders of Turkey: On this remarkable 12-day odyssey through Turkey guests will visit the stunning white terraces and pools of Pamukkale, the battlefields of Gallipoli, the legendary city of Troy, and the rock-hewn churches of Göreme. They’ll see the artifacts of Ephesus, explore the underground caves of Cappadocia, and learn about traditional Turkish pottery-making in Avanos. Of course there’s plenty of time to explore the marvelous mosques and bazaars of Istanbul, and the modern-day capital of Ankara. Priced from $1,895 pp. No single supplement for February 6 and March 13, 2019 departures.
Best of Italy: Roman antiquities, saintly Assisi, Venetian canals, Renaissance Florence and Capri’s brilliant sunlight come together on this superb 12-day Regional Journey across Italy. In Vatican City guests will gain VIP fast-track entrance into the Vatican Museums and enjoy a special private viewing of the Bramante Staircase. In Florence they’ll get fascinating insight into the work of Michelangelo’s masterpiece, David, with a Renaissance art expert at the Accademia Museum. They’ll watch master glassblowers in action at an artisanal glass studio in Venice, and taste the wines of an eminent estate in the Tuscan countryside. 90% off single supplement for February 1, 2019 departures.
Highlights of Spain: This trip showcases the best that Spain has to offer: the Alhambra, the modernist architecture of Barcelona, Madrid’s Prado Museum, the Andalucian capital of Seville and Cordoba’s Mezquita, to name but a few. One of the best highlights is in Valencia, where guests meet the local chef of a family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn how to make paella from a traditional recipe, then savor the flavors of this classic dish for dinner, washed down with a glass of Sangria. 65% off single supplement for January 4, February 15 and March 8, 2019 departures.
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About Insight Vacations
As a global leader in premium guided vacations, Insight Vacations® has been crafting magical journeys that embody The Art of Traveling in Style™ for 40 years. Through meticulous planning, detailed preparation and boundless passion, Insight’s collection of award-winning itineraries showcase the most outstanding destinations and curated experiences in Europe and North America. Guided by a highly skilled Travel Director, guests can look forward to traveling in smaller groups, savoring authentic dining and enjoying a range of immersive Insight Experiences. To find out more, visit insightvacations.com