Solo Travellers Club

Discover Travels’ Exclusive Solo Travellers Club

Discover the world with like-minded solo travellers and become a member of our Discover Travel Solo Travellers Club.

In over 23 years as Christchurch’s leading boutique travel agency, we’ve enjoyed promoting styles of travel that are cost-effective for our solo travellers.

Many of our clients have had travel buddies or partners who are now unable to travel with them or perhaps they have no one to travel with. Others just prefer to travel on their own!

Our Club highlights a large selection of small group tours worldwide, predominately designed for solo travellers. These include walking, cultural, mixed activity, cycling, wildlife holidays, cruises and everything in between.

We also offer several fully escorted tours from New Zealand which do not incur a single supplement if you are happy to travel on a ‘willing to share’ basis.

Prefer your own room? No problem!  We can discuss the many small group and coach tour operators and cruise lines who are ‘solo-traveller friendly’, offering low or no single supplements!!

Benefits of our Discover Travel Solo Travellers Club Membership

  • Invites to exclusive Information Evenings.
  • Updates on special offers specifically for solo travellers.
  • Invites to exclusive Discover Solo Travellers Club annual social event.
  • Receive an initial discount of $50/$100 on your first short/long-haul booking on presentation of your Discover Solo Travellers Club membership card.

Bonus: Introduce a friend, who also becomes a Discover Solo Travellers Club member, and you will receive a special ‘thank you’ gift.

Call 03 364 3400 or email us to request a membership form. Alternatively, you can download a membership form here and return the completed form to us.

Travelling Solo? There is a huge selection of tours and cruises that are solo traveller friendly and we are here to help find the perfect option (and special offers) for you! Get in touch today…


Small Group Tours: Small group tours are absolutely perfect for Solo travellers! With over 50% of travellers on small group tours travelling solo so you will get the small group experience with like-minded travellers who are itching to explore with you. Small group tour operators treat single travellers no differently to those travelling with a travel buddy and don’t charge single supplements. They’ll partner you with a same-sex roommate and ensure that you pay the same as all other travellers in the group.  Want your own room? Small Group tour operators offer “own room” options on most tours for a reasonable or no single supplement.

Coach Tours: Coach tours are a perfect holiday option for solo travellers. Everything is taken care of…, sightseeing, entrance fees and all the planning of the itinerary.  You will instantly feel part of the group as you know you are touring with travellers with similar interests.  The friendly, knowledgeable guides provide informed commentaries throughout the journey and can be an excellent source of information on the places to be visited as well as the country’s politics, everyday life and customs. Coach Tours welcome solo travellers offering their own version of the concept “Pay for a twin room only, with no added single supplement. If they can’t pair you up, you stay in a single room at no extra cost!”

River Cruising: As a solo traveller there are some exceptional savings to be had on a river cruise. Many of the leading River Cruise companies offer reduced or completely waived single supplement on a number of itineraries and departures – this could save you more that $8,000! 

Ocean Cruising: Solo travellers have shown a lot of interest in cruising on an ocean liner – could it be down to the many wonderful itineraries, the ease of travel or perhaps by virtue of the fact that so many people socialise together in one place that new friendships are formed? Whichever the reason, ocean cruising offers the solo traveller a great deal! There are many Ocean Cruises that offer no single supplement options as well as some that have dedicated Solo Traveller areas with exclusive lounge access and organized itineraries to help you meet and mingle with other solo guests. Although a less common option, there are also some cruise lines that will help you find a same-sex passenger with whom to share a twin cabin.

Expedition Cruising: These smaller ships can reach destinations that the big ship can’t, and they keep the group size intimate making it easy to mingle and make new friends.  They often offer a range of enrichment programmes and seminars suitable for all passengers – solo or otherwise. Solo fares are often ad low as 25% above the regular fares in your very own cabin, but occasional sales can see this as low as 10% or completely waived. Some expedition cruises offer a wide range of activities on-board, plus singles’ parties, gentleman hosts (and hostesses). 

Escorted Tour & Hosted Journeys (ex NZ): Escorted Tours and Hosted Journeys are another amazing options for Solo Travellers. In most cases, you will meet your travel companions before you depart and travel together for the entire journey including the international flights from and return to NZ. You will always have friends to explore with as well as opportunities to explore on your own if you wish. Single room options are offered for a modest single supplement on many Escorted Tours and Hosted Journeys or, in many cases, we can help match you with another Solo Traveller on a “willing to share” basis.

Solo Travellers Club Newsletters

Our first Solo Travellers Club information evening was held early in July 2016.   So much information was covered on the evening we summarised the show this series of newsletters:

Join ‘The Club’ to receive further updates on special offers specifically for solo travellers, your personal invite to our exclusive Solo Travellers Club annual social event, and many other benefits!