Say Yes to a Singles Vacation

Why should you say yes to a singles vacation? Many singles are interested in adventure, sports, or international travel. We often hear from travelers who are not sure about the benefits of a singles vacation versus solo travel. At Singles Travel Service, we are experts in luxury and adventure hosted group vacations for singles.  So we put together a quick list of reasons to choose a singles vacations.

You will meet fun, like-minded people.

When you join a hosted group singles vacation, you will be in the company of singles from all over the country or world with similar hobbies and interests. This is a relaxed casual way to meet and make new friends while learning about a new place, progressing in a favorite sport, or just enjoying a quiet beach.

You won’t have to plan anything.

Organizing a trip can take weeks. Finding the right hotel, the interesting places to visit, the best restaurants to try, or the right local guide takes time. When you book a singles vacation, you leave all the planning and logistics to a team of travel experts who have connections in each destination. On a hosted singles vacation, the itinerary will be mapped out for you. Though within it, you’ll have a variety of choices.  While you are welcome and encouraged to take part of the group activity, you have no obligation to join in. It’s your vacation after all! (But trust us – you’ll want to join in.)

You will save money.

Many single travelers think that hosted singles vacations are expensive. Very often, the cost of group travel is less than you think. Because we work with tour operators and agents from all over the world and often do repeat business with them, we often get special rates and pass that savings on to our single travelers. When we create our packages, we add in meals, tours, group activities, and more. This is all included in the final price of the trip. Our goal is to provide you with amazing travel opportunities while  providing you with as much value as possible for the money that you have saved for your singles vacation.

You will learn something new.

On singles group vacations, there is always the opportunity to learn something new. From sports, history, culture, food, skills, and more, each place that you visit will teach you something new. And you’ll also have the great opportunity to learn about the people that you are with on your singles vacation. In our many years of hosting luxury and adventure vacations for singles, we have seen romance bloom and life-long friendships form.

You will travel in the safety and security of a group.

We’ve said it before and we will say it again. The world is crazy, amazing, fascinating, beautiful, and mostly good. But anyone that follows the news knows that sometimes it’s not. By traveling on a hosted singles vacation, single travelers have an added level of safety and security.

So go ahead. Say yes to a singles vacation.

At Singles Travel Service, we offer thoughtfully planned and carefully curated singles vacations. Contact us today and book your next trip.

Summer Vacation Advice for Single Travelers

Welcome to summer! Here at Singles Travel Service, we love all of the seasons, but there is something special about summer. Summer means long days, warm sun, and plenty of time to be outside. Summer also means it is vacation season. For single travelers embarking on a solo adventure or a singles group guided tour, we have some summer vacation advice for how to make the most of your time away.

Plan Ahead

While there is something to be said for spontaneity, it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead. This means everything from the vacation destination, to what to pack, to activities during the trip.

Going camping? Don’t forget the bug spray, a light of some sort, and a portable charger for your electronic devices. (Yes, camping is meant to be a time to get away — but having some connection to the rest of the world is just good sense.)

Thinking of a hike? Then look into the trails and their difficulty in the location where you’ll be visiting. We’ve definitely learned the hard way by starting on a trail that was way harder than expected.

And if you don’t want to have every detail planned out, then plan that, too. Save one day for doing what you’ve liked best – or by doing nothing at all.

Savor Some Time Alone

Many single travelers join group tours to meet other like-minded and adventurous single travelers. And we love that! We plan our singles tours with many group activities in mind – from sports outings to cocktails and dinner.

But in between activities, one of the best pieces of summer vacation advice we can offer is to take some time alone to relax and recharge. Sit back on a lounge chair, take a quiet walk, read a book. These small activities go a long way in self-care and restoration.

Take Photographs

In today’s age of social media and smart phones, taking pictures seems like a no brainer. So often people travel to a place just to take a selfie at that cool location. But on many singles vacations, you will be going, doing, thinking.

And sometimes when you are really having fun, you just forget to capture the moment because you are so into the moment. And that’s great. But you may only see Venice once in your life, and some snap shots of the city’s ethereal beauty will be treasured for a long time to come.

Keep an Open Mind

On singles guided tours, you’ll meet a mix of people from all over the world. You’ll hang out with people of different backgrounds, religions, political views, and cultures. One of the best things about joining a singles group tour is the learning experience from that amazing diversity. And, at the end of the day, you all have one thing in common – you all have a love for travel and joined a singles vacation.

Happy Summer Vacation, Travelers!

If you’d like to learn more about our summer singles vacation package and group tours, contact us today.

Destination Spotlight: Italy

Situated along the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, Italy has long been a popular tourist destination. Not only has the country been highly influential in food, wine, fashion, and popular culture, but it’s also home to some of the most beautiful locales, historic places, and finest art in the world.

While some travelers choose to visit only one city or location in Italy, it is actually very easy to plan a trip to multiple Italian cities. This can be accomplished via train or by driving. Among the most popular itineraries is a three-city tour of Rome, Florence, and Venice. This tour will enable you to see “the best of Italy.” Along the way, it’s easy to see the gorgeous Tuscany region and the remarkable Leaning Tower of Pisa.

Rome

Truly a city for the ages, Rome is one of the most famous places in the world. In this Eternal City, you will find ancient wonders. Start by visiting the famous Roman Colosseum, which is amazing both architecturally and historically. While at the Colosseum, you can visit the nearby Roman Forum, which was the center of Roman life, and Palentine Hill for panoramic views of the city below. (Tip: Avoid lines by purchasing tickets online that include admission to all three sites.)

The Pantheon was originally constructed in 27 B.C. If you can wrap your head around that fact, you’ll be even more amazed to see this Roman temple to the gods. Another must-do is a visit to Vatican City. Though it’s been its own country since 1929, it is surrounded by the city of Rome. Visit St. Peter’s Square and the breathtaking St. Peter’s Basilica. (Tip: Proper attire is required to enter St. Peter’s Basilica. This means covered shoulders and legs.) While in Vatican City, you can also visit the Sistine Chapel and view the famous ceiling painted by Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel is located within the Apostolic Palace. This is the official residence of the Pope.

No trip to Rome would be complete without visiting its lovely outdoors squares or “piazzas.”  The most famous is Piazza Navona where you can see its glorious fountains. And speaking of fountains, another must-see is the famous Trevi Fountain. Throw some coins and make some wishes! Finally, be sure to visit the Spanish Steps for another beautiful fountain and some great people watching.

Florence

From Rome, head to Florence, which is the city of the Renaissance.  This is a very walkable city, so plan on bringing a good pair of walking shoes so you can take in everything. Start by visiting the Piazza del Duomo. This square is in the center of Florence, and it is home to the Florence Cathedral (the Duomo), the Florence Baptistery (or the Baptistery of St. John), and Giotto’s Campanile (or bell tower). The area is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the most visited places in Europe.

Even if you are not an art lover, head to the Uffizi Gallery to view some of the most beautiful works of art in the world, including art by Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Rembrandt. Afterward, stroll the streets for shopping and take a break at an outdoor café.

From Florence, rural Tuscany is an easy side trip. Here you can see the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, learn about Italian wine making, and explore Italy’s gorgeous historic towns like Siena. There are few places in the world lovelier than the Tuscan hills.

Venice

From Florence, travel to Venice, which is a fairytale “city of water” that is built on 117 tiny islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. Venice has no roads, only its famous canals. The most famous of the famous canals is the Grand Canal, the city’s main thoroughfare.

Start by visiting Venice’s main square, the Piazza San Marco (aka St. Mark’s Square). Not only is this a great place for people watching, it is home to one of the most famous places of worship in the world, St. Mark’s Basilica. Climb to the top of the bell tower for amazing views of the city.

Other must-see spots in Venice include Doge’s Palace, which is the seat of the Venetian government, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection museum. Finally, no trip to Venice would be complete without a gondola ride. For the quintessential Venetian experience, be sure to spring for a ride on a gondola where you will be serenaded. Single travelers often find that romance can bloom in breathtaking Venice.

Destination Italy

At Singles Travel Service, Italy is one of our favorite countries to visit. Join us this June on our three-city singles group tour of Rome, Florence, and Venice.