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Encounter Travel is an accreditated travel company.

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Since 2006 we've provided holidays for solo travellers. 

 

Holidays for Solo Travellers

We are dedicated to creating group holidays for solo travellers, in Australia and overseas. We offer a variety of trip styles; from short escapes, coach tours, cruises and active style holidays.

Our holidays for solo travellers are geared for the single or solo traveller and age-matched so it's more likely you will join a group of like-minded travellers.

Generally our trips appeal to persons who are single (without partners) but we also welcome the traveller, who although they have a partner, prefers to travel solo (maybe their partner has different travel preferences or their partner prefers not to travel at all).

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Our trips are about the spirit of 'going solo'. When you book one of our holidays you have the comfort of knowing that fellow travellers have also booked solo. However, if you are single and have a friend who'd like to come along too, feel free to book with a friend also.

ARE OUR HOLIDAYS EXCLUSIVELY FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS?
Many of our holidays are exclusively for the solo traveller or single travellers. This is when the entire holiday is reserved for the arendezvous community.

Also, in some instances, we take an allotment of places for our travellers within a larger group, who may or may not be single/solo travellers. We will advise this on the holiday website (usually on the prices or itinerary page). In these cases, there will be travellers from other channels booked on the departure and they may be single, partnered or otherwise travelling as friends. For these holidays where our community makes up a portion of the group there is still the comfort of knowing there will be other single travellers in the group. Whomever the travellers, everyone in the group will have the holiday spirit.

We do not propose that our trips are intended for meeting a new partner. Even though we know of couples that have met on our trips, this would be an occasional outcome. Our trips are about the spirit of 'going solo' while enjoying a destination with a group of other solo travellers.

Hoildays are offered to destinations around Australia and across the globe and are age-matched.

AGE-MATCHING
For each of our holidays we define an age range. By offering an age range for each holiday we believe it's more likely to bring together a group of like-minded travellers. On a request basis, we will consider persons outside the age range of the holiday. As a guide, this is generally when the traveller is within two years outside the advertised age range.

INFORMATION ABOUT ATAS
Look for an ATAS accredited travel agent when booking travel. 

ATAS or the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, the peak industry body for Australian travel agents. AFTA measures travel agents against strict criteria. Those that meet high levels of professional standards are entrusted with national "ATAS" accreditation. 

In short, AFTA sweats the details so you don't have to. By booking with an ATAS accredited agent you can be sure that the business is trusted, reliable and experienced at providing quality travel solutions to suit you. If this isn't enough peace of mind, then here are a number of other benefits of booking with an ATAS accredited travel agent: 

  • Your very own travel specialist to tailor an itinerary to suit your needs
  • A personal advocate if you experience a problem while travelling Professional advice from a trained specialist
  • Time saving and convenience
  • Extra value and cost savings
    Additional information available from www.atas.com.au or call 1300 00 TRAVEL - AUSTRALIAN FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS

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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

Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Not only was my holiday great value for money, it was well organised and thoroughly enjoyable.  A lovely group of fellow travellers made it an experience I will treasure forever.'

Michelle, 53
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I have just returned from my Italian Splendour trip. It was a fantastic holiday. Seeing historical sites, going on walking tours through cities. The highlight dinners were amazing. Everything was organised extremely well. Most importantly were the friends I made. We were like one big family!'

Kerry, 61 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I would definitely recommend Encounter Travel - I went on the Italian Splendour May 2017 tour (22 days).  I loved every minute of this adventure.  Our italian guide and driver enabled us to easily immerse into the fabulous culture and lifestyle of Italy.  Having a small group of 15 allowed us easy access to everything (less waiting times) and we soon became friends while exploring the magical cities of Italy.  I felt safe and totally pampered the entire time!  The hotels we stayed in and the restaurants we dined at were first class.  I left my heart in Italy.'

Tracey, 53 years
Gold Coast, QLD
Moscow to Prague

May 2017

'Russia to Prague an interesting and very informative tour, we saw so much. Beautiful Baltic countries.'

Sandra, 66
NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What an amazing trip to Italy. If you had told me that 15 complete strangers could be thrown together in a foreign country and all hit it off so easily I would never have believed it. It was nice to have 2 or 3 nights in each stop and not be moving on each day. From the history of Rome, to the stunning Amalfi coast, picturesque Venice, lunch under the Tuscan sun, vinegar tasting in Modena and relaxing at Lake Maggiore......every day was pure joy. I had looked at this trip for a couple of years before taking the plunge and booking it. A trip to remember for years to come and I have also made some fantastic new life long friends.'

Leanne ,56 years
Melbourne
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'What a wonderful way to see Italy. I had a magical holiday with the most amazing people. Thank you.'

Cay, 65 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'Wonderful tour,  we visited many wonderful places, tour guide was excellent, as were the group, we had lots of laughs, and good times together, Good Hotels and food was excellent, would recommend this tour, and will definitely travel with Encounter again.'

Chris, 68 years
Sydney, NSW
Italian Splendour

May 2017

'I loved travelling around Italy with like minded fun people. The country is a must see and the Encounter tour was well planned and organised in every respect. I can't wait to go on another similar tour!'

Terri, 53 years
Sydney, NSW
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'This trip wasn't just very big, it was huge. So very enjoyable, and I couldn't soak up enough of it!'

Gayle, 74 years
Brisbane, QLD
Southern Spain with Morocco

April 2017

'I had a great time. Not only did I meet some lovely people but we were always on the go, discovering exotic new cities, customs and cultures. Excellent holiday as everything was very well organised.'

Laura, 69 years
Sydney, 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
ATAS Accreditation No: A10439

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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