Solo Travel News: Road Scholar Debuts Exclusive Trips

New solos-only tours unite solo travelers for group adventures.

Program 3645Wild Africa: Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Zambia On the South Luangwa River in Zimbabwe Dorothy McFadden-Parker
(Photo: Road Scholar)

Non-profit tour company Road Scholar is already a standout among tour companies for the way it supports solo travelers, and now it’s going even further by introducing exclusive new solos-only tours. Private rooms are part of the price of the package (no room sharing necessary), and travelers go into each trip knowing they’ll be in the good company of other solo travelers. 

Maeve Hartney, Chief Program Officer Road Scholar says “Traveling solo doesn’t mean you have to journey alone. Our solo traveler trips foster a sense of camaraderie, allowing participants to bond over shared experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

The thing I like most about the solo tour lineup is its variety. There are U.S. options like New Orleans and San Francisco along with far-flung trips like Peru, Costa Rica, Italy, and India. Prices range from about $1,800 to $6,600, and activity levels vary from strolling-centric to active. 

TourScoop Takeaway

I’ve got solo travel for older adults on my mind a lot lately because my father recently died and my mom, after years of caregiving, is in the early stages of imagining her next chapter. These tours are at the top of my recommendation list to her for their combination of offering a supportive environment, good company, and interesting itineraries.

More from TourScoop:

Christine Sarkis is the co-founder of Vacationist Media and editor-in-chief of TourScoop and She is the former executive editor of, a travel publication owned by Tripadvisor. Her work has been published in dozens of publications including Conde Nast Traveler and USAToday, and she has been quoted in print and online publications including The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, and People magazine. She has also offered tips for travelers on television and radio shows including Good Morning America, Marketplace, and Here & Now.