Around The World in Eight Tours


One Traveller, experts in holidays for the mature solo traveller, offer tours around the world taking in must see sights and bucket list events. One Traveller has rounded up the top events around the world to experience with One Traveller with expertly curated tours, VIP access to exclusive excursions and attractions and access to skilful guides and local knowledge.

White Lights Festival: 11 July – 14 July 2019 – One Traveller – St Petersburg

White Nights Festival Saint Petersburg Russia

Feast all your senses on Russia’s second city of St. Petersburg known as the ‘Pearl of the Baltic’, as you go back in time to experience the rich history and cultural legacy left behind by the great Russian royalty.

Read our review of the White Nights Festival 2019, St Petersburg.

One Traveller takes you to Russia during the spectacular White Nights Festival in St Petersburg which sees the skies stay light throughout the night due it’s northerly location on extreme latitudes. The city puts on a series of cultural events including music, ballet and opera to celebrate this natural phenomenon. Highlights of this tour include tours to several of the Baroque and Rocco style palaces home to Russian royalty including Palais Menshiovk and Catherine Palace, guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum and a chance to attend a magnificent performance at the Marinnsky Theatre.

This One Traveller holiday includes return scheduled flights, six nights in the four-star Doestoevsky Hotel, all breakfasts and dinners and selected lunches, executive coach travel and exclusive services of a dedicated tour manager from just £1,850 per person with a choice of dates in July 2019 during the White Lights Festival or in September.

Diwali: October 27 2019 One Traveller – Delhi, Royal Rajasthan and Bombay


For a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore India’s greatest treasures including big bustling centres such as Mumbai and Delhi as well as the palatial cites of Jaipur and Udaipur. One Traveller provides a unique itinerary encompassing everything India has to offer including safari and boat tours as well as many unmissable activities which will complement each destination.

Read our review of Diwali Festival of Light, India.

Highlights of the tour include a half day excursion to rural Rajasthan, starting with Dhar village, giving guests the chance to explore the market area and visit one or two village homes, experiencing a performance retelling the story of the Taj Mahal as well as a lunch overlooking the lake in Udaipur followed by a visit to the Sahelion-ki-bari water gardens, built for the palace ladies. This One Traveller holiday includes international and domestic flights, 15 nights’ accommodation in four- and five-star hotels in a double room for sole occupancy, executive coach travel, meals and the exclusive services of a tour manager from just £3,790 per person for select departures in October/November 2019 and February/March 2020.

Surin Elephant Festival: 15 – 19 November 2019 – One Traveller – Thailand

Partake in a diverse trip encompassing all of Thailand’s greatest treasures which will include visiting the bustling city of Bangkok before travelling through the heart of the country experiencing all the sights and smells of this magnificent country.

One Traveller offers this once in a life trip to Thailand, one of the world’s most visited countries. Highlights of this tour include a guided tour of the capital city Bangkok and it’s infamous market halls, dinner on a floating pontoon which will gently flow down the River Kwai, a trip to the pristine waters of James Bond Island and a morning at the Kanta Elephant Sanctuary which will coincide with the national Elephant Festival which celebrates the role elephants have played and continue to play in Thailand.

This One Traveller package includes return scheduled flights, 13 nights’ accommodation in four- and five- star hotels, all meals, executive coach travel and exclusive services of a dedicated tour manager from £3,490 from 9 – 23 November 2019.

Christmas: 25 December 2019 – One Traveller – Austrian Lakes & the Tyrol for Christmas

Salzburg Christmas Market
Salzburg Christmas Market

Indulge in an idyllic Christmas experience in the snowy mountains of Austria. Enjoy a Christmas like no other spend soaking up the scenery during a horse and sleigh ride and cosying up inside enjoying traditional Austrian and Tyrolian food.

One Traveller offers a trip to Austria for mature travellers over 50 providing an opportunity to spend the Christmas period with like-minded travellers and the most scenic wintery setting. Highlights of the tour include a guided tour of Salzburg and the city’s sought-after Christmas market’s, a Christmas Eve cable car ride with stunning views across the Pongau region and a mid-morning horse and sleigh ride through the snow on Christmas Day followed by a candlelit dinner and Mozart concert in Europe’s oldest restaurant, St Peter Stiftskeller.

Read our review of the Salzburg Christmas Market.

The One Traveller package includes returns scheduled flights, six nights’ accommodation in the four-star family-run Brückenwirt Hotel in St. Johann in Pongau in your own double room for sole occupancy, executive coach, meals and exclusive services of a tour manager from just £1,790 departing and returning via Heathrow from 20-27 December 2019.

New Year: 1 January 2020 – One Traveller – The Solent & New Forest for New Year

If you want to spend your New Year relaxing in a luxury four-star hotel, exploring some of England’s most historic destinations and enjoying the fresh air of the New Forest, this is the tour for you.

Experience a New Year like no other with the magic of a One Traveller holiday, handcrafted for singles over the age of 50. One Traveller offer a wonderful New Year’s break to The Solent and the New Forest in the South of England with the perfect balance of indulgence, relaxation and exploration. Highlights of the tour include a visit to Beaulieu Palace House and the National Motor Museum, a guided tour of the HMS Victory in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard and an exclusive gala black-tie dinner with entertainment on New Year’s Eve.

The One Traveller package includes a four night stay at the Solent Hotel and Spa with a double room and full use of the spa facilities, all meals, executive coach travel and exclusive services of a dedicated tour manager from just £940 from 29 December 2019 – 2 January 2020. 

Harbin Ice Festival: 25 January 2020 – One Traveller – China & the Harbin Ice Festival

Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival

To experience a trip of a lifetime exploring China’s greatest wonders including Bejing, Shanghai, The Great Wall and the legendary Harbin Ice Festival, the world largest snow and ice festival. This trip will be an unmissable experience.

One Traveller takes you all way to China in time to enjoy one of China’s greatest events, the Harbin Ice Festival. Highlights of the tour include a guided tour to the Forbidden City previously home to successive emperors for over 500 years, a walk along  The Great Wall of China, a trip on the high speed bullet rain to Xi’an and after travelling though Shanghai to Harbin you will be met by the spectacular ice festival recreating some of the world’s most famous buildings and monuments such as the Egyptian pyramids and German fairy-tale castles.

Read our review of the Harbin Ice Festival, China.

This One Traveller package includes return scheduled flights, 12 night’s accommodation in four-star hotels, travel within China including the bullet train from Bejing to Xi’an and executive coach travel, all meals and the exclusive service of a dedicated tour manger and local guides. Prices are just £3,550 from 4 – 17 January, 2020.

Venice Carnival: 8 February – 25 February 2020 – One Traveller – Venice and Verona Carnival

Venice Carnival carnivals 2019

Experience the best Italy has to offer including tours of the great cites steeped in history as well as indulging magical Carnevale di Venzia which attracts crowds from across the world who enjoy the spectacle.

One Traveller, the solo holiday tour operator for mature single travellers, offers a trip to Northern Italy visiting Venice, Verona, Cento and Lake Garda during Italy’s revelrous winter carnival season. Highlights of the tour include a walking tour of the ancient city of Verona brought to life in Shakespeare’s infamous Romeo and Juliet, a chance to experience the popular Cento Carnival before ending the tour in Venice when the city comes to life for the Carnevale di Venzia where people dress up in ornate clothing and masks. Other top pics include a wine tasting lunch at one of Lake Garda’s most popular destinations.

Read our review of the Venice Carnival.

This One Traveller package includes return scheduled flights, five nights’ accommodation with your own double toom in the four-star Hotel Leon d’Oro in Verona, all breakfasts and selected meal , executive coach travel and the service of a dedicated tour manager from just £1,740 from 20 – 20 February.

Mardi Gras: 25 February 2020 – One Traveller – Deep South Mardi Gras Carnival

New Orleans Mardi Gras

Discover the rich history of America’s Deep South visiting the origins of Jazz and Country music and finishing in New Orleans where the city put throws a huge celebration for Mardi Gras unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

A One Traveller trip to America’s Deep South will offer a Shrove Tuesday experience like no other travelling from Nashville to New Orleans in time to join the infamous Mardi Gras Festival. The tour will spare nothing throughout, offering no single supplements and giving you the holiday, you deserve. Highlights of the tour include a guided tour of Nashville, the home of country music and a chance to explore the diverse range of exciting live music venues, an excursion to the Jack Daniels distillery, a visit to Elvis Presley’s beloved former mansion Graceland and of course finishing with the spectacular Mardi Gras carnival which sees a parade of colourful dancers and musicians line the streets of New Orleans.

Read our review of the New Orleans Mardi Gras.

The One Traveller package includes return international scheduled flights, 13 nights in accommodation of good standard and centrally located, executive coach travel, all breakfasts and selected meals and exclusive services of a tour manager from just £4,900 per person departing 13 – 27 February 2020.

Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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