Update, December 14th, 2016
I travel light.
I don't believe in being weighed down by a lot of stuff.
What I do believe in is investing in travel experiences and the things that make travel more enjoyable.
It's the holiday season. December is a month of gift-giving. It's a time to ask for what you want and a time when giving to yourself is a good idea too.
As a blogger I receive early announcements of sales. However many of the original promotions on this post have expired. So I've scrubbed the post of out-of-date sales and added what I could. As for Amazon, well who can predict their sales. So below are travel products that I think are well worthwhile. If you do plan to buy on Amazon we'd appreciate if you entered their store through a link on our site. It won't cost you anything but it will help support Solo Traveler with a small commission.
Now, here's what we've found for you...
Specials on Tours for Solo Travelers
We asked the many tour companies we've worked with for our Solo Traveler Advisory for extra special deals for our holiday gift guide. Here's what they have for you...
A discount on their already low single supplements.
From grand palaces to historic temples, hot desert plains to snowy mountain peaks, from Urban-chic skylines to safaris at sunset; ON THE GO TOURS brings you the finest adventures the world has to offer. Immerse yourself in a truly authentic local experience on our popular guided group tours, a great choice for single travelers. Exclusively for the SOLO TRAVELER readership, we’re offering 50% off any applicable single supplements. Book by 20 December. Happy Holidays! Quote STB-OTG-16
The Best Gift for Solo Travelers from Vantage
Value. Camaraderie. Enrichment. Safety. Convenience. And that’s just the start! Vantage is the only company in the travel industry whose river ships include cabins built specifically for solo travelers, with no single supplement whatsoever. And that’s just the start! Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales 2017. $250 off per person for first time travelers! Use promo code BLSO020. Experience our top rated, 5-star cruise on the fabled Rhine, Main and Danube rivers! Request your free 111 tips for women travelers now!
Overseas Adventure Travel offers free single supplements. Limited availability so reserve your adventure early!
Overseas Adventure Travel is the leader in solo friendly travel with free single supplements on every adventure and all pre-and-post trip optional extensions. That’s why 40% of our travelers are solos—and why O.A.T. has been recognized by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Travel Channel, AFAR, Travel & Leisure—and beyond for the solo benefits we offer. Solo space is limited and sells out quickly, so to ensure your spot on the trip and departure date you want, including our new 2017 itineraries, please call 1-800-955-1925 or visit www.oattravel.com today. Come travel with us—and see why O.A.T. is the leader in solo friendly travel.
Linda Higdon hosts a “Women’s Journey to Kenya”, transformative travel that will touch your restless heart. Luxuriate in the first-class Fairview Hotel, a beautiful historic British lodge at Nairobi's centre. Celebrate, discover, and connect personally with Kenyan women in daily life. Feel the pure joy of spirited children. See magnificent wildlife only found in this part of the continent. Linda has worked in Kenya for 15 years giving you exclusive access to people and places not offered by any other tour. Temperatures are perfect for this July 2017 small-group tour. Book now for July 2017.
A Special on Travel Clothing for Women
Encircled offers travel clothing that transforms for everyday adventures and epic journeys. From a scarf that changes into a dress, top, tunic, wrap and cape, to our comfy-chic Dressy Sweatpants, Encircled’s style is made for women who love to wander the world, and do so in style. Encircled is sewn in Toronto, Canada by fairly paid labour using eco-friendly fabrics that are kind to the earth. SHOP NOW and use the code SOLO10 for 10% discount until December 31st.
Special Deals on Travel Products & Services
I went digging around for travel deals and managed to gather a mixed bag of discounts on travel services that I'm hoping you'll find beneficial. Please take note of the sale's end date. As mentioned above, this is an update so the list is about 80% less than what it was when it went live.
15% discount with Park 'N Fly
This offer is only available online when you reserve and prepay for parking in advance from this website page. You can book until January 14th.
Viator has lots of discounts on offer.
- Save 45%! Cancun Super Saver: Exclusive Early Access to Chichen Itza plus Early Access to Tulum Ruins with an Archaeologist Guide. Book by January 5th.
- Save 22%! Riviera Maya Combo: Chichen Itza Tour plus Zipline and Snorkel Adventure. Book by December 30th.
- Save 58%! Sin City Comedy at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino. Book by December 23rd.
- Save 30%! The Rocks History and Pub Walking Tour (Sydney, Australia). Book by December 31st.
- Viator has lots of discounts. Enter through any of the links above and poke around to see if you can get a deal for your destination.
20% off all passes with Eurail
This applies to one country and multi-country passes. Every pass comes with access to a lot of other discounts for travelers. Book online until December 31st.
20% off Solo Traveler SWAG
I've run into readers a surprising number of times. And I'm only one to somewhere in excess of 1,200,000 readers annually of Solo Traveler. Imagine if you were to carry something that subtly declared yourself part of the Solo Traveler community. You'd be able to recognize another reader of Solo Traveler. It was with this in mind that we developed a few products with the Solo Traveler icon. Perhaps you'll meet someone on the road to spend a few hours with - someone with whom you definitely have something in common.
Great Stocking Stuffers
Please note that there are affiliate links on this page meaning that if you click through an affiliate link and buy something we'll receive a small commission. If you do, thanks! If not, I completely understand. Generally, these prices are very good but if you find a better buy, go for it.