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Encounter Travel is just for solo travellers.  Just because you're single or you don't have a travel buddy, you don't have to travel alone.

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Our group tours, cruises and resort packages for solo travellers are all about sharing the travel journey along the way. We are an Australian travel agency dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers to destinations around Australia and across the globe. We are 100% committed to creating amazing experiences for solo travellers and those seeking

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Italian Splendour May 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

ONLY 1 ROOM LEFT
Sunday 14 May - Sunday 4 June 2017 ex Australia

A superb small group discovering of Italy's highlights from the south to the north.

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Discover Greece & The Islands May 2017 Ages 40 Years & Over

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Tuesday 30 May - Wednesday 21 June 2017 ex Australia

Visit the Mountainous North of Greece, enjoy the seaside charm and ancient history before cruising Greece’s Saronic Gulf

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Bali Resort Escape 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 59 years

FINAL BOOKINGS
Saturday 10 - Saturday 17 June 2017

The ultimate 7 night tropical escape staying at the beautiful Padma Resort Bali

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Red Centre 4WD Safari June 2017 Solo Travellers 30 to 45 Years

FINAL PLACES
Sunday 11 - Friday 16 June 2017

From Alice Springs to Uluru, take part in small group authentic safari of the Red Centre

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Red Centre Discovery June 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

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Sunday 11 June - Saturday 17 June 2017

A unique small group discovery, from Alice Springs to Uluru

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Encounter Sri Lanka July 2017 Solo Travellers 40 to 64 years

Saturday 15 - Friday 28 July 2017 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.

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Larapinta Trail July 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Tuesday 18 - 24 Monday July 2017

One of the 7 Great Walks of Australia -camping & lodge style accommodation, fully guided walk

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Kakadu Walking Adventure August 2017 Solo Travellers 45 to 64 years

Saturday 5 - Saturday 12 August 2017

A unique small group discovery, fully supported with expert guiding

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Scandinavia & Fjords Cruise 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Saturday 5 - Monday 28 August 2017

A small group tour of Scandinavia & a 7 night stunning cruise of Norway.

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New Zealand Snow Adventure 2017 Solo Travellers 28 to 45 years

Saturday 12 - Sunday 20 August 2017

The ultimate snow trip across 4 mountains and staying in Queenstown & Wanaka, New Zealand

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Canadian Rockies and Alaskan Cruise 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 13 August - Saturday 2 September 2017

Enjoy a small group deluxe tour of Canada before joining an Alaskan cruise.

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Kangaroo Island with Barossa Valley August 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

Sunday 20 - Saturday 26 August 2017

A unique small group discovery, fully supported with a coach captain & quality hotel stay

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African Safari + Cape Town August 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Monday 21 August - Saturday 9 September 2017 ex Australia

A superb discovery of Cape Town, then a fully guided & accommodated wildlife safari.

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Fraser Island Adventure August 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

EARLY BIRD SAVING
Saturday 26 August - Thursday 31 August 2017

A small group adventure discovering Fraser Island with resort stays

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Gems of China with Yangtze Cruise 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Sunday 3 September - Tuesday 19 September 2017 ex Australia

A deluxe small group tour of Eastern China including a 3 night cruise

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Moscow to Prague September 2017 Travellers 45 years & over

LIMITED PLACES
Friday 8 September - Monday 2 October 2017 ex Australia

A superb discovery of Eastern European highlights including mostly 2 or 3 night stays at each destination.

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Highlights of Peru and Brazil 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years & over

EARLY BIRD SAVING
Sunday 10 - Saturday 30 September 2017 ex Australia

Discover Peru's highlights including Machu Picchu and continue your journey with the contrasts of Brazil

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Nepal Annapurna Trek with Chitwan Safari 2017 Solo Travellers 30 to 49 Years

Tuesday 3 October - Monday 16 October 2017 (ex. Kathmandu)

Just for solo travellers, trek the stunning Annapurna Range and stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara

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Best of Vietnam with Cambodia October 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 7 - Monday 23 October 2017 ex Australia

From the south to the north, visit all the major highlights of Vietnam

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Kangaroo Island Walk Spring Walk 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Sunday 8 - Wednesday 11 October 2017

Fully guided & accommodated, small group walking tour

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Encounter Sri Lanka October 2017 Solo Travellers 45 Years & Over

Saturday 14 - Friday 28 October 2017 ex Colombo

A small group experience of this amazing country abundant in culture, history, beaches, tea plantations & warm hospitality.

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Great Ocean Road Walk October 2017 Solo Travellers 40 years & over

Sunday 15 - Wednesday 18 October 2017

A small group, fully guided and accommodated walking tour

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Fiji Resort Escape 2017 Solo Travellers 45 years and over

Sunday 15 October - Saturday 21 October 2017

A deluxe 5 star resort hotel package at The Westin Denarau Resort & Spa

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Highlights of Egypt & Jordan October 2017 Solo Travellers 40 yrs and over

Tuesday 24 October - Friday 10 November 2017

Discover the iconic wonders and history of Egypt & Jordan

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Read More Great Ocean Road Summer Walk

A beautiful time of year to be walking the Great Ocean Road. Popular trip.... final places   

Read More Best of Vietnam and Optional Cambodia Highlights

Best of Vietnam is a long standing favourite and now you can add on a visit to Cambodia with our Best of Vietnam tours. 

Read More Bali Resort Escape ....it's a favourite and on again in 2017

Enjoy 8 days of bliss at the stunning 5 star Padma Resort Bali, packaged up with superior dining experiences, and all in the company of other solo travellers.

Read More Moscow to Prague for Solo Travellers

Next available departure, September 2017. A fabulous itinerary with a leisurely pace with almost every destination having 2 or 3 nights of stay. It's all the top highlights of Eastern Europe.

Read More Canada Tour & Alaska Cruise - Wow!

Canada Tour featuring the Rocky Mountaineer Train & Alaska Cruise is on again in 2017. This is a superb holiday with the perfect mix between land touring to enjoy the highlights of the West of Canada and a 7 night cruise onboard Radiance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. 

Roommates

Take advantage of great savings when you choose to share a room. Our roommate matching option means you can take advantage of the twin share room rate.

Age-matched holidays

All our trips are age-matched so it's more likely you will travel with other like-minded single travellers. Popular age groups include 40 to 59 years and 45 years & over.

Testimonials

Discover North India February 2017

February 2017

'The India trip was fantastic. We saw the best of Northern India in good company and with a very knowledgeable guide and a driver that made us all laugh. India can be confronting for some but we always felt safe and well looked after. One of the best trips I have ever taken!'

Marilyn, 62 years
Melbourne, VIC
Bay of Fire and Blue Tier Walk

January 2017

'The Bay of Fires and Blue Tier walks were just what I had hoped they would be....walking through these places taking in the scenes and fresh air with plenty of exercise....relaxing at the end of the day with a delicious meal prepared and a glass of wine.'

Julie, 67 years
VIC
Bay of Fire and Blue Tier Walk

January 2017

'Great guides, interesting and well chosen accomodation, pristine air and clean  environment, healthy local food, and beautiful walking. And wonderful weather.  Thank you for this enjoyable active holiday.'

Debra, 58 years
QLD
Cruise New Year's Eve South Pacific

December 2016

'To holiday with like minded people of a similar age means boredom is never an issue. The group from Encounter were friendly from day 1 and made my first cruise experience a pleasing one.'

MarK, 55 years
WA
Cruise New Year's Eve South Pacific

December 2016

'The best New Years Eve I have ever had.  Great people, great fun!'

Carole, 55 years
VIC
Cruise New Year's Eve South Pacific

December 2016

'I enjoyed my first cruise immensely. Absolutely loved it. Planning another for this year!'

Mary, 58 years
VIC
Cruise New Year's Eve South Pacific

December 2016

'Had a great time . The company was great and i would do it again.'

Connie, 56 years
NSW
Great Ocean Road Walk

January 2017

'Thoroughly enjoyed my walking tour of the great ocean Rd. Company was great and the guides Anne and Angie very professional and knowledgable. Highly recommend.'

Glenda, 48 years
NSW
Cruise New Year's Eve, Ovation of the Seas to New Zealand

December 2016

'Loved how organised Encounter travel was. Everything flowed and made it a very enjoyable experience.'

Leigh 46
Clayfield, QLD
Cruise New Year's Eve, Ovation of the Seas to New Zealand

December 2016

'Want to experience your best New Years Eve ever - go on a cruise with Encounter' 

Maureen
NSW

First Timers

First time to join a solo travel group? For a lot of our travellers it's their first time. You'll find our groups friendly and sociable.

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Sydney MeetUp Group. Join Us.

We have a Meet Up group for Sydney Solo Travellers. Held in the evenings, usually drinks and dinner, Sydney city location.

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Encounter Travel provides holidays for solo travellers. Since 2006 we've been creating tour, cruise and resort packages for solo travellers that like to share their travel experiences. Visiting destinations across Australia and around the globe our holidays include short tropical escapes, leisurely touring, cruises and active walking trips.   


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