When you’re single, your idea of a vacation differs from your friends who have mates. Can you feel comfortable taking a vacation by yourself? If being totally alone while vacationing isn’t something you’d be interested in, consider a guided tour. Guided tours are a great way to travel comfortably and securely while meeting new people.
Guided tours simply mean that someone organizes a tour for a specific type of group. There are guided tours for seniors, couples and yes, singles. Guided tours for singles are specifically meant to show the participants a good time in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The tour guide is not there to match you up with a mate so you can relax and get that image right out of your mind!
Finding Singles Guided Tours
Travel agent – Many groups being put together for singles use the services of travel agents for simplicity. You’ll find everything from historical trips to art experiences to simply visiting a new city. The group starts out together and follows an itinerary for the entire trip.
Church groups – Churches often arrange religious tours for various interest groups in their congregation. They can be overseas trips to the Holy Land, Europe or any number of interesting destinations.
Outside agencies – Some dating services organize singles tours so that those who are looking for a companion might possibly make a connection on their vacation. Not only do you sightsee but also different activities are set up for people to mingle and get to know each other. Size of the group matters
The size of the group can range from ten or twenty people to a hundred. It all depends on the destination and the interest. If you are looking for an intimate group then choose activities that limit the number of participants. You’ll probably have more people signing up for a guided tour of wine country than you will for a smaller venue.
Things To Remember
Stick to your group. This is especially important in foreign countries where you might not speak the language. Things can get dangerous fast if you are alone in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is usually time built in for doing something on your own and even then there may be approved excursions to stick to.
Relax. You are on this trip to have fun. Pack as lightly as you can, especially if it is a bus tour or a tour that involves a lot of stopping and changing hotels. Think minimal wardrobe that you can re-wear many times.
Bring along a friend or two. If you have a group of single friends, plan your vacations together so you can share the fun. Expanding your circle of friends will come naturally when everyone on the group gets together to talk about what they’ve seen and done.
If you are single and looking for a new way to spend your vacation time, consider a guided tour that caters to singles. Take your vacation with your own circle of single friends, or branch out all by yourself and make new friends. Either way, you’ll have a great time enjoying historical or religious destinations or wonderful, sunny beach destinations.