Traveling is a dream. Whether it’s just hours from home or across the globe – it’s something that fills the spirit, brings joy, enhances and educates the mind, and sets your soul on fire.
Sometimes it puts you on a path of finding out about yourself as well as learning about the places you visit.
There are truly so many benefits of traveling alone You get to travel and do what you want and only answer to yourself. “Solo traveling will help you reconnect with yourself and find your purpose.”
When you travel solo, you coordinate alone and don’t have to answer to anyone else. Solo travelers usually meet more new people “because they are forced to move out of their comfort zone and make new friends.” But more importantly, you’ll make connections with people in other places and learn about other customs.
Better still, solo travel helps you grow. Any challenges that arise are up to you to ponder and decide, which helps you grow. So, get going and travel solo. There’s so much to see, do, and learn not only about new places but about yourself. Here are some great destinations for solo travelers.
London Has It All from Day Tours to Cruising the Thames and High Tea
The London in a Day: Tower of London Tour, Westminster Abbey & Changing of the Guard tour is perfect for the solo traveler. It’s a comprehensive city tour that is dedicated to the ultimate sights of London, including Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, Changing of the Guard, a Thames River cruise, and a full Tower of London tour with access to the Crown Jewels.
You’ll be in a small group and enjoy special access to all the sights on the itinerary along with a local guide whose stories will bring the city to life.
When in London, make sure to take part in what comes naturally… tea! Check out the Afternoon Tea Cruise on the River Thames and experience tea like the British do.
Enjoy a memorable afternoon tea while you glide past London’s iconic riverside attractions. It will be tea and an array of sandwiches, mini pastries, scones, clotted cream, and jam while you take in the views of riverside London. Gaze upon Big Ben and the Tower of London among many others. It’s perfect for the solo traveler to get to know this exceptional city.
Take in Toronto by Way of an International Food Tour and Distillery Tour
Toronto is a great city to visit. And when you’re traveling alone, make sure to make the most of your visit with an exciting food tour. Traveling solo has so many advantages, and the Toronto: Kensington Market Neighborhood International Food Tour is the perfect tour for individuals.
The walking tour operates in all seasons, so dress for the weather. Be prepared to be wowed not only by the sites but also by the food you’ll be tasting. As a solo adventurer, this tour is just for you.
You’ll be introduced to flavors from all over the world and it has the novice in mind. You’ll experience Toronto’s wonderful diversity through its food, including tastings from more than six countries as the tour winds through one of Toronto’s most eclectic neighborhoods.
Each tasting highlights full flavor in everything you taste. There are also wonderful vegetarian options. You’ll experience and discover the culture and history of Toronto through this foodie adventure.
Then try the Toronto: Distillery District Walking Tour. While following your guide around, you’ll explore the area’s 19th century Victorian Industrial architecture while also learning about the company that became the world’s largest distillery.
You’ll end the tour with a chocolate and beer tasting at Soma Chocolate and Mill St. Brewing.
Capture Italy at its Finest with Stops in Florence and Rome
When traveling solo, make sure to visit Italy. Not only will you love the food, but the views, the architecture, the art, the culture, the people, and so much more. You don’t want to miss it.
Start in Florence in a small group Florence tour. The Best of Florence Walking Tour With David & The Duomo will cover all the top attractions in a three-hour stroll through the city. A local expert guide will ensure you see the highlights of this renaissance city. You’ll even skip the line into the Florence Duomo as well as to the Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David.
The tour will also include Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio (from outside), Leather Market & Porcellino, and Piazza Repubblica. It’s a great tour for those interested in one of history’s exciting chapters.
Then take off to Rome and take the Rome in a Day Tour with Vatican, Colosseum & Historic Center. As a solo traveler, you’re ready to take in everything you can. And Rome is big, so get ready to see it all in just one day. The tour is compact but filled with everything Rome has to offer.
Your expert guide will take you on an epic journey all in just over seven hours. You’ll be in a small group and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums as well as privileged access to the Colosseum. Other stops include the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, Historic Center, and Piazza Navona.
Enjoy lunch in the city before feasting your eyes on important artwork and treasured ancient artifacts.
Visit York, England, for a taste of the Medieval in Modern Times
Just a four-hour drive from London, York is a city of historic buildings and spectacular architecture. It’s a great city to visit on your own so you can soak in the abundance of history it has to offer.
Take the a City Cruises tour of York on the River Ouse. It’s informative and entertaining. You’ll discover fascinating facts from wherever you sit on the cruise. “From the impact of flooding over the centuries to its prosperity as an inland port, bringing precious goods from across the globe into York, including the humble cocoa bean, that super-charged York’s world-famous chocolate industry.”
See Niagara Falls in Canada Like You’ve Never Imagined Before
Niagara Falls is not just for honeymooners. Sure, it’s a great romantic spot, but it’s also a wonderful destination for solo travelers who want to learn about Niagara’s latest attraction, the thrilling Tailrace Tunnel.
Take the Niagara Water Power: Skylon Tower & Tailrace Tunnel Tour and hear all about Nicola Tesla’s dramatic invention of hydropower. You’ll also visit Skylon Tower and Niagara Parks Power Station. It’s a great solo destination where you’ll learn so much and be thrilled at the same time.
The history of Niagara Falls and the story of hydroelectric innovation is truly fascinating and complex. Your guide will give you the information on how Tesla used water to change the world. At the end of your tour, you will experience Tailrace Tunnel by diving 180 feet in a glass elevator to walk through historic tunnels and take in a once-in-a-lifetime view.
Of course, while you’re there, you can’t miss a chance to see Niagara Falls up close and personal on a boat ride with Niagara City Cruises.
Traveling solo is a wonderful adventure that offers you time to not only learn about yourself but of the many places that you visit. From Canada and England, to Italy and beyond, the world is there for the solo traveler to explore.