First Time Travelling Alone: Frequently Asked Questions
Nervous travelling alone? We understand! While the feeling of independence is wonderful when you take a trip by yourself, it can be a little tense, especially if you’ve never done it before. But don’t worry – you’re not alone. We’ve put together a selection of the most commonly asked questions.
The Just You Experience: FAQs
- Who travels with Just You?
Honestly, anyone and everyone! All the people in your group will be travelling by themselves and will share your sense of adventure and passion for travel. There’s usually a good mix of ages too, so you’ll meet a variety of people who have more,or in some cases less, life experience. We find the overall mix of people really adds to the whole experience and there are certainly plenty of laughs along the way.
- Am I guaranteed a room of my own?
Of course, you’ll always have a twin or double room all to yourself. It’s great to have that space to relax and reflect at the end of the day.
In some hotels you can also pay a little extra to upgrade for more space or a lovely sea view.
- Will I eat alone?
There’s always a social element to dining so you’ll never eat alone, unless you want to! When a meal is included, your Tour Manager will arrange for the group to sit together. And when there’s an opportunity to eat in local cafés or restaurants, we usually find that a few people decide to head off together. Breakfast is always included, and our groups usually enjoy sitting together and chatting about what they are looking forward to that day. In the evening, there’s nothing better than talking about those fantastic experiences over a drink and dinner.
- Will I have time for myself?
Absolutely! This is your vacation to enjoy in your own way! You’ll be with your fellow travellers for any included excursions, but we build plenty of free time into our itineraries too. If you want to head off on your own, or arrange to meet up with a few of your fellow travellers to go exploring or relax with a drink at the bar, it’s entirely up to you.
- How many people will be in my solo travel group?
Nearly all of our tours have no more than 35 guests, and many have even fewer. Look out for the maximum group size icon on individual tour pages. If the icon doesn't appear, we expect the group to consist of around 36-40 people.
Big or small, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to socialise with your fellow travellers. So, whether you fancy making friends at mealtimes or feel like being friendly by the pool, you’re guaranteed a great time whatever size your group is. Of course, if group size is an important deciding factor for your trip, you can always talk to one of our friendly, helpful team for advice and guidance on the tours likely to suit you best.
- What’s the typical man-to-woman ratio?
Generally, more women than men embark on tours with Just You. It usually works out that about three-quarters of any individual solo travel group is female, but recently we’ve seen more and more men joining our tours.
- What’s the typical Just You tours age range?
To us, age is just a number; we welcome anyone on our tours! Typically, our customers are between the ages of 45 and 60, but it’s quite possible you could meet 20-year-olds or 70-year-olds (or anyone in between). Regardless of your age, if you’ve got a lust for adventure, our tours are bound to be a blast!
- Where should I go for my first solo trip?
Have you ever heard the expression ‘the world is your oyster’? Well, that’s the case with Just You; whatever your tastes, we offer destinations where you can do almost anything. Always wanted to indulge in an exciting city break? How about exploring faraway places you’ve only ever read about? Yes, you can do these things – and so much more – on a guided tour with Just You.
- What if I have more questions?
Our friendly team of Tour Advisors are a phone call away; no matter how small you think your question is, they’ll have the answer to reassure you, so you can start your trip confident that you’ll enjoy the experience to the full
General Holiday FAQs
- Is there a lot of walking involved?
Potentially, yes; there may also be areas with rough ground, gradients and steps on your tour. Don’t worry though, we’ll be your guiding light. At the end of every holiday description, we’ve emphasised the level of walking required, so you can enjoy your trip without any unwelcome surprises! We’ve also shown which holidays may not be suitable for travellers with limited mobility, meaning everyone is well informed and can make the best decision for their needs. If you would like further advice please speak to one of our Holiday Advisors.