Top 5 Reasons to travel SOLO on a group coach holiday

14 January 20

Some of the most amazing holiday experiences happen when you’re travelling on your own – So why let the lack of a travel partner stop you from following your dreams? See New Zealand, a tangible wonderland offering one of the most varied and spectacular series of landscapes in the world and make lifelong friendships along the way! 

Here are our top 5 reasons to travel SOLO on a group coach holiday:

1. CONVENIENCE

When booking a holiday, it's hard to know where to go and what to see. The great thing about booking a package with a local tour operator is that the hassle of overlooking hidden location or taking a wrong turn is removed. They'll know exactly where to go and what attractions simply cannot be missed.  All you need to do is pack your bags and turn up! At GPT, we’ll plan and book your transport, accommodation, most meals and ‘must do’ attractions – so you can sit back, relax in armchair comfort and meet new friends while our professional coach captain does all the driving. 

2. SAVE MONEY

Unlike many other tours, our Solo Traveller holidays include a guaranteed single room. This means there's no hidden costs, you can relax in your own room for the duration of your trip. It also means that instead of paying full price for single entry to attractions, you'll be travelling on group deals. This means you'll pay less in the long term. For those looking to save even more, there is the option to share a room with a person of the same gender and receive a discount on our 16 Day Solo Travellers Highlights Tour.

3. A LOCAL LEADER

Get to know New Zealand like a local and experience it through their eyes. A professional Tour Guide accompanies all our Solo Tours, helping to break the ice with your fellow travellers and providing extra support if you need it. They will also act as a valuable source of Kiwi facts and knowledge.

4. MAKE NEW FRIENDS

Travel is a great way to meet new, like-minded people and we constantly hear about great friendships that began on one of our tours. Travelling solo on a coach holiday allows you to expand your network and share unique memories while gaining new perspectives. Our fun filled tours are specifically designed for those who find themselves travelling alone but want the comfort, ease and companionship of group travel. The other great thing is that we set up a facebook group for each tour, so you can meet fellow travellers before departing and stay in touch afterwards. 

5. DON’T DINE ALONE

Making new friends is a great part of travelling solo and so it dining together and sharing all the amazing food and wine a place has to offer. All GPT Solo tours comprise of a few extra special touches, including an introductory dinner and complimentary welcome drink on the first night of the journey. There is also reserved seating at all restaurants for breakfast and dinner, to ensure you will never dine by yourself.

Travelling solo can be full of rewarding experiences and opportunities to step outside your comfort zone and make new friends. Doing it in the security of a group tour ensures you don't miss any attractions, receive great value for money, but still have free time and independence. 

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