When visiting a new country, wouldn't it be wonderful to see beyond the usual tourist traps, get a genuine taste of the local culture, and truly learn about its history? If that sounds like your ideal trip, take a look at our thrilling range of Cultural Discovery holidays on which you'll uncover the real local life and culture, see amazing scenery that's 'off the beaten track', and have opportunities to meet, eat and even stay with local people - making for a simply incredible trip that you'll remember for a lifetime.
The ideal discovery holiday for solo travellers
Our Cultural Discovery tours are very popular as singles adventure holidays, as you'll travel in a small group that's guided by one of our expert and knowledgeable group leaders, giving you all of the excitement of a solo trip but without travelling alone. In your group you may be joined by couples, families and even fellow single travellers; all like-minded people with a shared love of adventure, and you'll certainly return home with some great new friends.
Included in the price of your Cultural Discovery holiday with Explore are all of your daily activities, travel around the destination, some meals and all of your accommodation, plus your flights if you wish. And with your itinerary all carefully planned for you, all you need to do is pack your most comfortable holiday clothing ready for an unforgettable holiday.
Discover a destination at your perfect pace
From Relaxed to Moderate and even Full-On, our full range of Cultural Discovery trips offers a choice of paces for you to choose from, so you can explore at the pace that's right for you. This makes them ideal singles discovery tours; whether you like to take your time and soak up the scenery with plenty of downtime to spend how you wish to ticking off all of the must-see attractions and sights whilst enjoying as many experiences as possible, we've a trip that's just to your personal taste.
Our Relaxed trips are luxuriously laid-back, yet still offer lots of opportunities to discover your chosen destination. Among our most popular Relaxed Cultural Discovery holidays is our Greek Island Cruise, on which you'll cruise around the idyllic Greek island of Evia on a traditional wooden boat with stops every day to discover coastal villages, ruins and beaches, tuck into plenty of authentic Greek cuisine, and of course take cooling dips in the warm Aegean Sea.
Or should you wish to relax and unwind on a solo cultural holiday to somewhere even more exotic, let us guide you around the Golden Beaches and Jungle of Thailand, visiting Bangkok, the elephant sanctuary at Kanchanaburi (where you'll have the opportunity to feed and bathe elephants!), Khao Sok National Park, Koh Phangan, and Koh Samui, so each day of your trip will bring enthralling new experiences that you'll have plenty of time to absorb yourself in.
Should you be ready for a faster-paced singles discovery holiday, our Moderate paced cultural trips could be just the ticket. They're designed for travellers who enjoy some busier days on their holidays, but still want to have lots of time to relax and immerse themselves in the surroundings.
Our Moderate paced trips include the Marrakech Express, a trip around beautiful Morocco to visit the historic cities of Fes and Marrakech, as well as the Rif Mountains and the walled town of Chefchouan, all via Morocco's public transport - talk about experiencing it like a local! Or, take the trip of a lifetime to Iceland to join us in Icelandic Escapades, including a trip to Reykjavik, The Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle, as well as a chance to see the Northern Lights in all of their glory for yourself.
But for single travellers who really want the full experience of a country, with long days that are packed with action and adventure and where you're never in the same place for long, look no further than our Full On paced cultural holidays. Our Cuba Libre! is our most popular Cultural Discovery holiday of all amongst solo travellers, as you really tick off the sights of this fascinating and unique country. From exploring the mountain forests and jungles and staying in private homestays, to sunbathing on the country's white sandy beaches or dancing and sipping rum cocktails under the stars in Havana and Trinidad, this is your opportunity to take an exhilarating whistle-stop tour of Cuba's culture, history and local life.
For a Full-On Cultural Discovery trip that's a little closer to home, let us guide you around the Baltic Capital Cities of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, stopping off at museums, important historical sites and grand manors along the way with opportunities to explore these captivating capitals at your leisure. Or marvel at the Taj Mahal and other unmissable highlights when you join us on a trip to The Golden Triangle of India, on which you can also explore Old Delhi by rickshaw, discover old cities and forts, and see for yourself why India is a destination like no other.
Alternatively, if you would really like to enjoy one of your adventure holidays at your very own pace, our Self Guided Solo Holidays might be more to your taste. We'll plan your itinerary and take care of all of your travel and accommodation, leaving you to make your way around in your own time, so you can make your trip as relaxed or fast-paced as you please.