Top Small-Group Tours for Solo Travellers

Looking to connect with people who love to travel as much as you? Chances are you’ll meet like-minded friends for life on these small-group adventures.
Jo Fernandez
5 May 2023
Want to travel alone yet as part of a small group of similar people? That’s where our tour groups for solo travellers excel – offering adventures for those travelling alone. On these exclusive itineries, expect your new friends to bungee jump with you in South Africa, photobomb your selfie with giant tortoises in the Galápagos Islands and whip up traditional dishes with you in South Korea.
1 . Splendid South Africa

How do you begin to get an authentic taste of Africa’s southerly nation? Well, thanks to the expert guidance of our Local Insider, this trip is a satisfying three-course meal. To start, we’ll delve into the cultural diversity of Cape Town, forged in the fires of the country’s complex past. Next on the table – after Table Mountain, of course – is an exploration of the Garden Route’s sublime natural bounties, from limestone caves to luscious national parks, epic coastlines and endless vineyards. Your dessert? A luxurious stay on a stunning safari game reserve, where you can join us in search of the Big Five and bask in the glory of the South African wilderness.

Next available from12 Aug 2023
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2 . Pulsating Cities and Majestic Mountains: the Soul of South Korea

Few people have spent the night in a hillside Buddhist temple, but you’ll be one of them by the end of this 10-day delve into South Korea. You and your trip mates will also get a true taste of the country with a traditional cooking class in Busan and rice-based dishes such as bibimbap and makgeolli in Jeonju. In addition, you’ll see the scenery change as you whizz through the countryside by train, hike to Ulsanbawi Rock in Seoraksan National Park and cycle through the temples, rock carvings and pagodas in Gyeongju.

Next available from27 Aug 2023
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3 . At World’s End: Embrace the Biodiversity of the Galápagos Islands

Who wouldn’t want five days in a volcanic archipelago that’s one of the foremost destinations for wildlife viewing in the world? Get up close and personal with the amazing marine life in the Galápagos as your small group kayaks in the clear blue waters of the Itabaca Channel and snorkels around the well-photographed formation of Kicker Rock. Also, get your selfie with the loveable giant tortoises at El Chato nature reserve, swim with sea lions and hike through cactus forests home to hybrid iguanas.

Next available from26 Aug 2023
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4 . Escape to Iceland’s Frozen Wilderness

Adventures for solo travellers don’t get any better than this journey into the frosted landscapes of Iceland. During your five-day sightseeing spree, you’ll spend time outside soaking up the big-sky scenery in all manner of fun-filled activities. Warm yourself up in natural hot springs, keeping an eye out for the Northern Lights, after hiking the Sólheimajökull glacier. Who needs traditional sand when you have black volcanic beaches lapped by the Atlantic? Everyone will love the super jeep tour through the Golden Circle, sharing geothermal-baked bread on the way home.

Next available from21 Oct 2023
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Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel – and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.

Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.

Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Bespoke Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.

Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Bespoke Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.

We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm – and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.