You’re a newly single woman venturing out solo for the first time in a few years. Perhaps you’re traveling with friends but prefer your own room. There are many reasons why you may not fit into the “double occupancy” category. And, of course, we recognize the thrill that comes with setting off on your own through a new destination. But with VBT, you will always fit right in. 25% of all our travelers in 2013 were solo travelers. Why do so many solo travelers choose VBT? Because we are committed to providing you with the same value, quality, and care that every traveler deserves.
If you’ve shopped around, you’ve learned that most travel companies charge a hefty supplement for the privilege of having your own room. Sometimes double the cost of the base trip itself. We think that is not only unfair—it’s bad business. That’s why we’re committed to offering the lowest single supplements in the business. Our hotel partners around the world know they can depend on us to fill their single rooms, so they’re willing to offer them at the best rates available. And our solo travelers know they can depend on us for the lowest prices — not to mention a fantastic experience. So it’s a win/win for everyone.
Enjoy the best & most comprehensive value
Of course, our low single supplements are just the icing on the cake. Every VBT trip already provides exceptional value because of all the comprehensive features you get for one low price: included roundtrip international airfare; spectacular itineraries; outstanding accommodations, meals, and activities; expert Trip Leaders; bikes and helmets, walking poles and skis; and outstanding service and vehicle support.
Save even more with our Share Request program
Here’s another win/win for solo travelers: If you request to share a room with another single traveler, we’ll do our best to match you with a same-sex roommate. If we find you a partner, you’ll pay no single supplement whatsoever. If we can’t find you a same-sex roommate, you’ll pay only 50% of the published single supplement. Either way, you’re going to save.
You’ll fit right in
Because our groups are small, it’s easy to get to know everyone. And our experienced Trip Leaders are adept at nurturing a warm group bond—a cinch when there are only 14-20 likeminded travelers on a biking, walking, or skiing trip (14-24 on our Bike & Barge vacations). 25% of all our travelers in 2013 were solo travelers, so you’ll never feel like a “third wheel.” We also build in entertaining group activities that not only open a window on local culture—they prompt relaxed conversation and encourage new friendships. Many of our solo travelers start out chatting over dinner at a Tuscan agriturismo, and end up as lifelong friends and travel mates.
The perfect getaway or reunion trip
Ladies, grab your girlfriends for a week of great exercise, vivid cultural encounters, and good old pampering. Gents, kick your weekend warrior excursions up a notch by working out, winding down, and bonding in spectacular new surroundings. With travel this affordable, there’s no reason to delay your dreams. And if you get a group of 8 or more together, you’ll enjoy discounted or FREE travel. See our Group Travel information page for more information
Your Trip Leader takes excellent care of you
Aside from being remarkable guides, our Trip Leaders are gracious hosts who will make you feel safe, comfortable, and engaged. Your Trip Leader will also manage all the logistics—from handling check-ins to making sure your bike is road-ready—so you can travel carefree.