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The Solo Traveler Deals page is exclusively for tours, cruises and other forms of organized travel with no (or very low) single supplement or for which the single supplement is not an issue. If your company would like to promote your travel deal to the readers of Solo Traveler, please contact Simon Constam.

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No single supplement!!

Our Portugal Walking & Culture holiday reveals the dramatic natural beauty of landscape and the authentic treasures in North Alentejo.  But we have also arranged for a true encounter for you with one of the region’s families. You’ll taste freshly made bread, and share wine with your hosts. Our Discovery Tour puts you at the heart of the best off-the-beaten tracks to be explored!  We take pride in our specially designed itineraries led by native, experienced guides. You’ll take great pleasure in the charming local guesthouses, the restaurants that invite you to taste the local gastronomy. You’ll enjoy opportunities to have contact with the local community.  And you’ll also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a cooking masterclass that embraces the regional unique flavours.

A perfect walking trip for solo travelers looking to discover a true gem in Europe in the company of like-minded people. 


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First time Explore solo travelers save $250 off Land of Ice & Fire adventure in Iceland

Visit Iceland’s raging waterfalls, steaming geysers and glistening glaciers with a small group of like-minded travelers. Walk in the wild Skaftafell region, exploring the national park, remote villages and black-sand beaches. Plus visit the capital Reykjavik and explore the Borgarfjordur fjord.

First time Explore solo travelers who confirm Land of Ice & Fire (IC) between 21 April 2014 and 20 May 2014 for travel commencing before 31 August 2014 and quote promo code “SoloIC” at time of booking will have $250 discount applied to their booking. Cannot combine with other discounts. Only applicable to US residents travelling solo, booking on a land only basis in US$. Subject to availability and price at time of booking. No single supplement required.

For full trip details click here. Call 1-800-715-1746 to claim your solo traveler discount. To request your free catalog of hundreds of adventures with no compulsory single supplements click here.


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Get OneSimCard, the International SIM Card, to Save 85% on Roaming Charges

As featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many others, OneSimCard helps international travelers save significant money when calling back home. The average cost of a  call using OneSimCard international roaming is 85% less than using your US carrier’s roaming services abroad. In addition, get free incoming calls in 135+ countries, add local phone numbers in 60+ countries, free incoming SMS everywhere, data as low as 20c/MB and much more……

There are no contracts – you simply pay for the services you use. Use your own unlocked GSM cell phone or get one of our specially priced international cell phone + SIM card bundles.

Order OneSimCard now



For business travel at attractive prices and leisure tours with low/no single supplements or roommate options, check out

We give solo travelers access to attractively priced, elegant hotels/top adventure tours from the Amazon and Nepal to major European capitals and US national parks.

In mid-2014, we will add a second tier subscription for unpublished preferential rates. Email us if you are interested.

More options for solo travelers:

(1)   New shorter international packages starting at $2,295 per person for leisure or as a business add-on.

(2)  Save 25% on top hotel in Asia Australasia, Middle East and Africa with 2 night stays or longer.

(3)  Visit Washington: Stroll through the Cherry Blossoms, come for business or just to take in the monuments.

(4)  See our new business section under Travel Packages by Type.

(5)  Check out our link to great business class upgrades with recent specials: Rome from $2890.

(6) Take a 60 sec. Amazon view of our video and then click on our South American offerings for available dates. 

Business travelers: Join our free LinkedIn Small Business Travel Group via our home page.


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Learning Spanish as an added value for your next solo trip is now possible! Spain2Speak offers:

-  Language tutors as tourist guides.

-  Activities adapted to your level from none to expert.

-  The pleasures of touring Spain while learning.

-  No classes, no books: you develop your conversation skills in real situations:

  • Directions: asking for directions
  • Restaurants: ordering, requesting the bill etc.
  • Shopping: interacting at banks, post offices, grocery stores, pharmacies etc
  • Meeting locals: introducing yourself, getting to know Spaniards

…and more.

If you love the culture of Spain, you’ll get so much more out of it as you learn the language.

Mention Solo Traveler when booking and you’ll receive a very special gift from us. We invite you to visit our website to learn more.  Then join us this spring or summer, in Spain.

¡Te esperamos!


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15% OFF select Latin America departures

Let the curtain part and the show begin: we’ve got South and Central America in the spotlight and they’re giving the performance of a lifetime.

Startlit landscapes, epic wilderness, delectable cuisines, enchanting cultures and intriguing people are all on show in this unparalleled part of the world – just check out all the things to do, see, eat and imbibe below for a taste of what this incredible continent has to offer.

Experience it for yourself with 15% off four of our favourite departures!

Explore Bolivia & Argentina – 20 days

Highlights of Ecuador – 9 days

Argentina & Brazil Explorer – 8 days

Homeland of the Incas – 21 days

For more info and booking check out


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Relax, Create, and Indulge Yourself with this Single Supplement-Free Getaway!

From June 12th to the 15th, treat yourself to a creative getaway at a charming inn on the beautiful coast of Maine and experience the very best of what Maine has to offer.

Start your day with a yoga class or simply enjoy a cup of hot coffee on the porch and watch the fog lift over the islands. Then devote yourself to creating exquisite glass-bead jewelry with internationally renowned artist and designer Stephanie Sersich. Take some time to explore the incredible beauty of Maine in full bloom. Relax on the beach with a nap, a good book or a long walk.  Enjoy appetizers on the porch and dine on local specialties and fine wine. And at the end of the day, fall asleep to a quiet like you’ve never heard before.

Come to Maine to rejuvenate, unleash your inner artist, and make lasting connections with other creative and amazing women.

Limited availability. Book now!

Visit us at to learn more about all of our extraordinary getaways. We can’t wait to see you!


Award-winning Grand Circle Cruise Line has added 1,160 more solo cabins, all with free or low cost single supplements.

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Grand Circle Cruise Line has added 1,160 more solo cabins, all with free or low cost single supplements, on its 14 river cruise and cruise tour itineraries for 2014.  Rated the #1 “World’s Best River Cruise Line” by Condé Nast Traveler readers in 2013 and 2012, Grand Circle offers high quality, culturally-rich itineraries that connect travelers with local people, cultures, and ways of life—all at unbeatable value.

Click Ways to Save to see why so many solo travelers (1 in 4 of all passengers), choose Grand Circle Cruise Line. or 1-800-221-2610.


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159 Places to Stay in 51 Countries

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This labor of love comes to you from Janice, Tracey, our sponsors and, especially, from the contributions of our readers. It contains some of the best places to stay for solo travelers in over 51 countries. Each has been recommended because it is special in some way.  The Guide covers  boutique hotels, inns, hostels, resorts and B&B’s. But it is not just a guide to accommodation around the world, it’s also a book that will inspire you to travel, to visit those countries you’ve dreamed of getting to and perhaps a few that will now gain a place on your list.


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Snorkel with sea lions in Galapagos, kayak on the Amazon and pay NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT FEES!

Join International Expeditions for a small-ship adventure in the Galapagos Islands or Peruvian Amazon. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins on EVERY 2014 Amazon and Galapagos cruise with no single up-charge ― a savings of up to $2,249!

Amazon guests travel aboard an elegant new riverboat, where every cabin boasts private balconies, and you enjoy nightly happy hour receptions complete with Peruvian music and FREE cocktails. Ask about our NEW shorter itinerary now available!

Enjoy an oversized cabin on IE’s Galapagos cruise, plus an open-air bar, hot tub, indoor and outdoor dining areas and two sun decks for more open-air public space than on any other small-ship.

These small-group journeys offer hands-on experiences in these legendary destinations where you spot vibrant wildlife, meet local children and enjoy the insight of seasoned local naturalists.

Book your cabin today at  800-234-9620  or visit


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Stay connected at all times while abroad, and save 95% on data roaming

Travel is amazing, especially when having access to all the information that the internet has to offer while abroad. The other great thing about traveling with an internet connection within arms reach is that, should you need help or support, you can get online immediately to access it. Luckily there’s finally an affordable solution – the Tep Wireless pocket wifi rental. With the pocket wifi you can connect up to 5 devices at one time for less than the cost of hotel internet; you can use apps, GPS, and check your emails on all your own devices! It’s sent to you before you leave, and you can return it in a pre-paid return pouch when you get home!

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2014 Culinary Cruises!

Sail along the Rhône and Saône rivers as A-Rosa takes you through the richest culinary regions of France! Arguably the finest food in the world, you will delight in the wine growing regions of Beaujolais, Burgundy and Châteauneuf-du-Pape and much more. Your truly all-inclusive river cruise includes: open bar throughout the ship, complimentary use of bicycles as well as free shore excursions and onboard WiFi. All transfers, port charges, taxes, fees and gratuities are also included in your cruise fare.




No Single Supplement for the Portland, Oregon Tour – a $395 value!

Escape to Portland, Oregon with Yonder Tours! We’ll stay in a boutique hotel, enjoy award winning restaurants, meander through the Portland Saturday Market, and much more. The Portland, Oregon tour is a long weekend, perfect for a girlfriend getaway. Come Thursday evening and we’ll have you home on Sunday. Want to stay longer? We can make the arrangements for you. Join us and explore one of the best cities in the US, Portland, Oregon. 

Join us in Portland, Oregon! Click here for more information.

This is a special discount for Solo Traveler readers. Enter promotional code: SOLO during registration to receive a single supplement for free. Offer expires May 30th, 2014. 


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WOW IS AN ACRONYM FOR WOMEN ONLY WORLD WIDE – It will also be the first word that comes to mind when you see the savings Indus Travels is offering. You can save up to 17.5% with WOW Early Booking and Loyalty programs. Jump on board and travel to a destination you have always dreamed of… India, China, Morocco, Vietnam, Turkey, Argentina, Peru, South Africa and more! WOW - no single supplement!


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 And don’t forget…

The Solo Traveler’s Handbook

“Fun, empowering, and tremendously useful.”
Dr. Bella DePaulo
Author of Singlism, Single with Attitude, and Singled Out

The 2nd edition of The Solo Traveler’s Handbook offers more stories and tips on solo travel fun and safety. Part how-to manual and part travel literature, it will help you venture out with confidence to discover yourself as you discover the world!

The Solo Traveler’s Handbook offers:

• A comprehensive how and why of solo travel.
• Real solo travel stories.
• Solo and social: meeting locals and other travelers.
• Safety: four priorities, five principles and sixty tips.
• Planning and packing.
• Where to go and when.
• Dozens of resources.

**Available in paperback and most e-readers**

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About Janice Waugh and Tracey Nesbitt

I'm an author, blogger, speaker and traveler. I became a widow and empty-nester at about the same time. And then, I became Solo Traveler... Here's the full story. >>

Tracey Nesbitt I’m a writer, editor, food and wine fanatic, and traveler. On my very first trip abroad I learned that solo travel was for me. Here's the full story. >>

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