I love travelling alone on holidays. I get to decide where I want to go, how long I want to stay at each each attractions and take in the full experience at my own leisure pace. It is frustrating that travel companies usually reserve their best fares for twin travellers. Thankfully, Trafalgar – the world’s leading guided holiday operator kept a look out for us and introduced single-friendly fares for all travelers looking to explore Europe and Britain on our own in the summer of 2015!
What’s The Deal
Trafalgar will waive the single room supplement completely; or offer significantly reduced rates up to 50% for selected Europe and Britain destinations. These single-friendly deals will be valid on selected departures for 17 of Trafalgar’s popular itineraries including all trips to Egypt where a 100% single room supplement waiver applies.
“We have started to see more travelers travelling on their own for a myriad of reasons, from self-discovery, knowledge building or just simply to unwind from the daily grind, one thing for sure, a single traveller is usually seeking some ‘me’ time”, says Nicholas Lim, President for Trafalgar (Asia),“The nature of how we operate allows people to be sociable if they want to and yet have some private moments to themselves. Our guests who have returned from a trip are often most proud of the new friendships forged on these holidays,” added Lim.
For female travellers previously hesitant to travel alone, Trafalgar’s guided holidays are perfect solutions for a safe, hassle-free and enjoyable way to discover a new destination. Everything’s taken care of, from the day-to-day itinerary, hotel check-ins and luggage. “Safety of our guests is paramount in everything that we do across all the destinations that we operate in, from Europe to South America. It’s priority and there’s no two ways about this,” says Lim.
Hello To Single-Friendly Fares!
For those looking for a reason to travel alone, these savings will be a great reason to book a holiday, and embark on a discovery journey to meet like-minded new friends while travelling. Single travellers can spend 14 days exploring one of the hottest destinations at the moment when they choose the Best of Turkey trip with the option to add a cruise on a departure in June with a 100% single supplement waiver. History and art fans who want to have time on their own to explore the museums and historic monuments in Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa at leisure can also benefit from these single-friendly fares.
Here are some trips with 50-100% savings off the single supplement fees:
1. Italian Holiday
A 7-day Country Explorer holiday from US$1,665 per person. Departures on 17 April and 28 August to enjoy 100% fee waiver on the single supplement. For other departures dates, add up to $US340 for the single supplement fare.
Roman monuments, Venetian canals and Florentine artistry complement the tranquil beauty of Lake Garda, your base for one night of this perfect introduction to Italy. It’s Insider moments like bypassing the queues and listening to a local expert recount secrets of the Vatican’s past and present, as they unfold the story of Michelangelo’s greatest work in the Sistine Chapel.
2. Rome and Tuscan Highlights
A 9-day At Leisure holiday, from US$2,093 per person. Departures on 27 July and 21 August to enjoy 100% fee waiver on the single supplement. For other departure dates, add $US530 for the single supplement fare.
With the heart of Tuscany as your base, ancient customs and medieval cities meet the Leaning Tower and picturesque olive groves, in a leisurely journey of culture and art. It’s Insider moments like feeling the quiet hush of Museo Leonardiano, housed in the medieval castle guarding the old town of Vinci, as you hear about the life and works of Leonardo in the ancient town of his birth.
3. Scenic England
A 6-day Country Explorer holiday, from US$1,485 per person. Departures on 11 and 25 April, and 3 October to enjoy 100% fee waiver on the single supplement. For other departure dates, only add $US200 for the single supplement fare.
Romans, Pagans and Twentieth Century pop icons. The cultural development of a nation is explored on this English experience, taking in London, Bath, Chester and Liverpool. It’s Insider moments like hearing the calls of Chester’s Town Crier echoing in the streets of this ancient walled town, as he shares the history of an age-old tradition and shows how to deliver a ‘proclamation’.
4. Best of Finland, Russia and The Baltic States
A 15-day Regional Explorer holiday, from US$1,485 per person, based on twin sharing. Departures on 26 April, 2 and 16 August to enjoy 50% fee waiver on the single supplement. Single supplement fee from US$525.
On top of the must-see Russian cities and dramatic scenery, this trip reveals a rarer side of Europe, in its more unusual and unvisited countries of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus. It’s Insider moments like hearing Antolij play the accordion and sing rousing Russian and Belarusian songs, as you taste his homemade vodka and local dishes at his farm in Minsk.
5. Scenic Scandinavia and Fjords
A 14-day Regional Explorer holiday, from US $3,735 per person, based on twin sharing. Departures on 26 April, 2 and 16 August to enjoy 50% fee waiver on the single supplement. Single supplement fee from US $545.
Dramatic fjords. Quaint ‘stave’ churches. Cosmopolitan capitals. Denmark, Norway and Sweden’s charm and traditions pack every moment of this beautiful trip, taken by rail, road and water. It’s Insider moments like indulging in ‘Kransekake-stenger’ cake at a working farm and pastry school in Bergen, where the owners or a farmhand explain how rural life has changed since the Vikings first set up the farm.
With over 60 years of experience organising holidays, Trafalgar guided tours allow guests to see the world from the inside with exclusive Be My Guest experiences, Cultural Insights, Local Specialists and Authentic Accommodations carefully included in its itineraries. Through these experiences and interactions with the locals, travellers can immerse themselves fully to learn about their travel destinations.
Book early as there is limited availability for these single-friendly fares.
You only need to place a USD$200 deposit to confirm their reservation with the balance due before 12 February 2015 to enjoy up to additional 12% early payment discounts for payments made with Mastercard.
If you who reserve your flight for Trafalgar’s Europe & Britain 2015 summer departures with any Trafalgar preferred Travel Agent before 22 December 2014, you can also enjoy a SGD$50 airline rebate. Seniors above 50 years old will enjoy additional savings of SGD$50.
For this Christmas, give the gift of travel to your loved one, or drop a hint to your friends on your preferred gift when you invite them to join Trafalgar’s Fan Page to find out about the daily offers available.
Contact your preferred Travel Agent or call Trafalgar at Tel: +65 6922 5950 to book a holiday today.