Share the ultimate travel experience with like-minded jet-setters

Share the ultimate travel experience with like-minded jet-setters

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Escorted tours can provide maximum peace of mind and companionship for solo travellers

Not everyone wants to travel alone, yet not everyone has a go-to travel companion. Small group tours provide an easy solution. Indeed 25 per cent of Collette’s customers who have booked to travel so far in 2018 have decided to take the break on their own. Travelling in a small group on an escorted tour is ideal, because it cuts out all the stress of travelling alone without a set itinerary.

Of course, some people swear by a spontaneous approach to travelling. But as you grow older and perhaps more risk-averse, there’s reassurance to be found in an organised tour, where all the details are taken care of. Travelling with a group provides security – you have a tour leader to watch your back while entertaining you with facts about the destination.

Jumping for joy: hikers at the Great Wall of China

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Tim Stelzer

Travel creates an immediate bond, especially when a small group of people visit a series of life-enriching places together, and your shared experiences will bind you for life.

Escorted touring specialist Collette offers a wide range of tours that can take you from the spectacular vistas of the US national parks to Africa’s wildlife-strewn plains and everywhere in between. As a solo traveller, you will find many points of difference, such as chauffeur-driven airport transfers, guaranteed departures, award-winning tour managers, hand-picked hotels, a personal travel app and no hidden extras.

Where will you decide to go? South America, where you can immerse yourself in awe-inspiring landscapes such as Iguazu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border, taste delicious Peruvian cuisine, quaff Chilean wine and learn to dance the Argentine tango?

Sheer beauty: Banff National Park in Alberta

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All Canada Photos

Or Africa, where the rich tapestry of experiences stretches from Egypt’s treasures in the north, through the captivating wildlife-filled plains of Kenya to one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful cities – Cape Town – in the south?

Perhaps you’ll choose Asia, drawn by an urge to walk on the Great Wall of China or wander around the Taj Mahal in Agra. Or visit Vietnam and learn to cook its vibrant dishes.

Maybe it’s North America that will have you spellbound, with a stunning drive along Canada’s Icefields Parkway and bear-spotting in Alaska’s Denali National Park? Or for those with a creative streak, nowhere is quite like New Orleans’ French Quarter for firing the imagination.

Street life: Bourbon Street in New Orleans

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John Coletti

Australasia is another region that begs to be explored. Create lifetime memories at natural sights such as the Great Barrier Reef and New Zealand’s Franz Josef Glacier region, while the Australian winelands will give you a real taste for shiraz and merlot.

You will find Europe just as culturally rewarding, whether you are drifting down a canal in Venice, retracing gladiators’ steps inside the Colosseum in Rome or touring the countryside of the Emerald Isle.

Whatever adventures you choose, as a solo traveller on a small group tour you’ll be made to feel welcome and looked after the entire trip.

Grand tours

Collette escorted tours are expertly crafted and plug you into the authentic culture of countless destinations across the globe.

Collette’s award-winning tour managers, 99 years of experience, unrivalled accommodation and 96 per cent satisfaction rates combine to create 150 of the best tours in the world.

For more information or to request a free brochure from this Abta- and Atol-protected touring specialist, call 0800 804 8368 or visit gocollette.com

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