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What does ‘solo traveller’ mean?
When we refer to ‘solo travellers’ we mean people who are travelling alone, or more specifically, wish to have their own room. The marital or relationship status of customers is irrelevant – a solo traveller could be single, a person in a relationship whose partner
does not share their travel interests, or friends who wish to travel together but still want their own rooms!
What is the age range for your tours?
Our tours are designed to appeal to people aged 40 years and over. Our clients are typically aged from 50 to late 60’s and beyond.
Do you try to match people romantically?
No! Our sole intention is to help people who wish to travel solo find a way to do so in a more affordable and enjoyable way. It’s inevitable that some travellers meet people they get along with and many form lasting friendships. As for romance, that’s out of our hands!
I don’t really like the idea of ‘tours’ and usually travel independently - how are your solo tours different?
With Two’s a Crowd you get all the advantages of an organised tour (logistics, safety etc) while travelling with a group of like-minded travellers No couples, no families and no ‘tables for one’. Our group sizes average 15 and are never more than 20*. Plus you’ll always have your own room – we never ask customers to share.
*Ship and train charter groups are larger.
What do you mean by low or no single supplements?
Single supplements can be as much as 100% of the ‘per person twin share’ rate, which makes travelling alone an expensive business. Our definition of a ‘low’ single supplement is below 30% however we aim to keep the supplement as low as possible.
So I have my own room. Will I have a double bed?
The allocation of rooms is at the full discretion of the hotels and, while we request double beds for all our customers, unfortunately we can’t guarantee it. Some may get doubles, others twin beds and others a single bed. The latter are especially common in Europe. All hotel rooms will have a private ensuite. In cases where our group is staying in more ‘exotic’ accommodation such as a Bedouin tent in Egypt or a Royal Tent in India, you may need to share shower/toilets, but this is very rare.
What is the role of a Two's a Crowd Tour Host?
Our Tour Hosts turn an ordinary holiday into an extraordinary adventure. They work closely with the local guides at our destinations to ensure the day-to-day smooth running of each and every tour. Travel is their passion and they love sharing it – from local customs to ‘must try’ dishes. They’re also more than happy to just hang out – taking our customers round the local markets, sitting for a while and watching the world go by or even accompanying them to dinner – just ask!
I've seen group tours from other companies which are cheaper - what’s the deal?
There are tour companies around that may be able to offer cheaper tours but the single biggest driver of tour cost is group size. Many of those tour companies operate with group sizes of up to 40 people which is mostly couples. Big groups mean less personal service and it can end up being more about seeing the sights than experiencing a culture. We keep our groups to an average of 15. While that does increase the cost, it makes for a better, more memorable and more authentic experience. We also generally have the same guide throughout rather than a different guide in each city, which means you get to know them! Smaller group sizes mean we can stay at hotels that are in the centre of cities rather than staying on the outskirts as bigger groups tend to have to.
And don’t forget, with Two’s a Crowd we never mix up our solos with couples and families. It’s always just solo travellers.
Are departures guaranteed for the small group solo tours?
Because we source tours specifically for solo travellers, departure is guaranteed once a minimum number of confirmed travellers is reached (generally 8). It’s possible that a particular tour may not generate enough interest. In this event you’ll be notified well in advance and we’ll discuss what other options we can offer you. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions and Booking Form for more information. We keep group sizes small to not only provide our customers with a fantastic experience but also to minimise cancelled tours.
What if I’m interested in Two’s a Crowd but you don’t currently have a tour to my preferred destination?
We conduct a regular survey to find out more about our customer’s travel preferences including preferred destinations. If your preferred destination is a little more obscure and not so popular with others, feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. We’re
always happy to help!
Are all meals included in the tour cost?
Our tours promise to give you more free time and the opportunity to absorb the local culture, so we find that many travellers like the opportunity to explore and choose their own dining options. On days when a lunch or dinner is not included, our tour guide will always suggest local places for you to try. You can dine with a new friend or two from the tour, or go exploring alone – it’s up to you!
What is the difference between a Two’s a Crowd Small Group Tour and one of the tours you have listed under Independent Solo Deals?
Our small group tours are private departures just for us. You won’t be joining up with a larger group of people for your tour. There’ll be on average no more than 15 people and they’ll all be solo travellers – no couples, kids or families. For your peace of mind, our tours are also accompanied by a Two’s a Crowd Tour Host.
We feature ‘Independent Solo Deals’ on our website because these tours feature low or zero single supplement and we think they’re great value for money. Remember with these tours you’ll be travelling with one of our partner tour operators. They tours aren’t usually designed for solo travellers only so you may find yourself travelling with families, couples, kids, and people of any age group. If you’re interested in one of these tours, just get in touch and we’ll tell you as much as we can up front, so you know what to expect!
Who's Two's a Crowd and how long have you been operating?
Two’s a Crowd is based in Melbourne Australia and was established in 2012. We are a full member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).
Can I book with Two's a Crowd even if I live outside Australia?
We have customers from all over the world including New Zealand, USA, Asia and as far away as Scotland. Our mission is to make solo travel accessible and affordable for solos, regardless of where they live. For our small group solo tours, we’ll quote and book airfares from your home country to the tour destination.
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