Top Destinations & Escorted Tours for Canadians (2023)

If you're looking for travel inspiration for your next solo female adventure check out these top destinations and escorted tours for Canadians available with low single supplements in 2023 (and 2024). Offered by one of my preferred tour operators, as a solo traveller, the single pricing on most of their escorted tours is low to very low (as low as 20% above the price per person for double occupancy).

The best bit? They all have LOW SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS!

Popular with Canadian clients, including solo travellers who make up around 20% of guests (and up to 73% in some destinations), one of my host agency’s preferred tour operators recently shared thier top destinations and escorted tours for Canadians in 2023. However, they offer over 160 different escorted tours in 7 continents, with over 37,000 guaranteed departures for 2023. With comfort levels ranging from 3*+ to 5* and 5 travel styles to choose from, there is something for everyone who is looking for a safe, sustainable and convenient way to experience the world.

Read on to discover the top destinations and escorted tours for Canadians in 2023 for travel inspiration.

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If you’re reading this blog post between November 14th and 21st, 2022, ask me about their Black Friday special. As a Kaz Custom Travel client, you’ll receive 20% off most 2023 and 2024 escorted tours ahead of the crowd (exclusively through my affiliation with Trevello – my host agency). Book by November 29th, 2022 for travel from January 1st, 2023 to April 30th, 2024 to receive their Black Friday discount. Terms & Conditions Apply. Contact me for full details asap.

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Tour Operator Info at a glance

  • Canaditan Tour Operator: Yes
  • Continents Visited: 7
  • Escorted Tour Offering: 160
  • Comfort Levels: >3*, 4*, 5*
  • Travel Styles: 5 (Classic, Small Group Explorations, Spotlights, Cruising, Faith)
  • Group Size:  33 ave., small group explorations ave. 16 / max 24.
  • Guaranteed Departures: 37,000
  • Customizable: Yes*
  • Private Groups: Yes*
  • Group Discount: Yes*
  • New Tours for 2023: 18
  • Solo travellers: low solo supplement

*subject to availability

Shades of Ireland: Top escorted tour for Canadians in 2023

Ireland

Tour: Shades of Ireland

  • Tour Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • 13 Meals:  8 Breakfasts / 5 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 2
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Single Supplement: as low as <21%*

From history-filled Dublin to the rolling green hills and dramatic coast, experience Ireland’s charms on a journey through the Emerald Isle. Choose how you explore the city of Dublin. Kiss the Blarney Stone at historic Blarney Castle. See Killarney from an Irish jaunting car. Pick from a selection of the best restaurants with our Diner’s Choice program. Experience the world-famous beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See border collies in action during a traditional sheepdog demonstration. Stand in awe at the top of the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. A vibrant blend of captivating culture and stunning nature, this is the Ireland you’ve always imagined.

Tropical Costa Rica Escorted Tour for Canadians

Costa Rica

Tour: Tropical Costa Rica

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • 14 Meals:  8 Breakfasts / 6 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Single Supplement: as low as 23%*

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls…rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines…Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights at Playa Carrillo, Guanacaste, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a riverboat adventure. Enjoy the tranquil views of the Arenal Volcano from your hotel. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre. You will find a slice of paradise and so much more.

Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Israel

Tour: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Tour Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
14 Meals:  7 Breakfasts / 7 Dinners
Activity Level: 3
Tour Style: Faith
Single Supplement: <40%*

On an inspirational journey through Israel, strengthen your faith and feel closer to God. From Bethlehem and Nazareth to Cana, the site of the First Miracle, find new understanding in the life of Jesus. Follow in His footsteps along the Via Dolorosa as you walk the path of the Stations of the Cross. Visit the Church of the Pater Noster, built on the traditional site where Jesus taught. Explore Ein Karem, birthplace of St. John the Baptist. An extensive Jerusalem tour features the Mount of Olives, the Garden of Gethsemane and the Western Wall. Visit the Church of the Beatitudes, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, St. John the Baptist, and the Church of the Nativity. Engage in daily worship at some of the world’s most revered and historical sites.

Treasures of Egypt - Classic Tour + Cruising

Egypt

Tour: Treasures of Egypt

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • 21 Meals: 10 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 7 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Classic + Cruise
  • Single supplement: <30%

Follow the allure of the Nile, uncover complex legends, and retrace the steps of the pharaohs in ancient Egypt. Embark on a 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temple of Karnak. In Luxor, explore the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening and dress up to join the fun at a traditional galabeya party. Sail to Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat). Stand in awe before the iconic Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Egypt’s fascinating story waits to be discovered.

Australia's Outback to New Zealand's South Island escorted tour

Australia & New Zealand

Tour: Outback to South Island

  • Tour Duration: 20 Days / 19 Nights
  • 27 Meals: 17 Breakfasts / 2 Lunches / 8 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Single supplement: <50%*

Venture through the natural splendour of New Zealand’s Southern Alps and the stillness of Australia’s rugged Outback. Delve into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Take a “Dreamtime tour” in the Outback, introducing you to Aboriginal life and culture. Tour Sydney Opera House with an expert guide. Enjoy a delightful dinner cruise of Sydney Harbour. Meet Australia and New Zealand’s famous wildlife up-close. Settle in for a 3-night stay in Queenstown. Cruise Milford Sound. From Alice Springs and Uluru (Ayers Rock) to snow-capped peaks and fjords, explore the diverse wonders of the lands Down Under.

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights tour

Iceland

Tour: Iceland’s Magical Northern Lighrts

  • Tour Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts / 5 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Single supplement: <30%*

Experience the “land of fire and ice” and chase the aurora borealis across an ethereal wonderland. In the dark of the night, search for the northern lights as you drift along on an evening starlit cruise. Travel the “Golden Circle,” home to renowned natural wonders, and spend time at Thingvellir National Park, gaze at Gullfoss waterfall, and see the explosive geothermal fields at Geysir. Explore Skógar Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the Blue Lagoon. Spend your days surrounded by natural wonders and your nights in search of the elusive dancing lights.

Southern Italy & Sicily Tour with very low single supplement

Sicily

Tour: Southern Italy & Sicily

  • Tour Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
  • 16 Meals: 10 Breakfasts / 6 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Single supplement: as low as <20%*

Journey through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Uncover Sicily’s capital Palermo and its Moorish and Norman influences. Explore Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting and agriturismo dinner. Venture to the ancient cave dwellings of Sassi di Matera. Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans in the excavated Pompeii. Allow the unique culture to capture your heart and get a glimpse into an age-old heritage composed of ancient monuments and cultivated lands.

Italy: Amalfi Coast to Puglia Small Group Exploration

Italy

Tour: Italy: Amalfi Coast to Puglia

  • Tour Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
  • 18 Meals: 12 Breakfasts / 1 Lunch / 5 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Small Group Exploration
  • Single supplement: as low as <22%*

Stray off the beaten path and explore a new side to the Italy you know and love. See the Veiled Christ statue, rumored to be created through alchemy, in Naples’ Sansevero Chapel. Sample wines created from the rich volcanic soil just outside of Pompeii. Soak up the sun with a free afternoon in Positano, home to colourful hillside houses and local posh boutiques. Spend 2 nights in a unique cave dwelling in Matera and your last 2 nights in the Puglia region in a personal converted house. Uncover the Baroque excellence of Lecce, an artisan city of limestone. Make your way through southern Italy and experience the Amalfi Coast and the Puglia region.

Spotlight on Tuscany - Immersive Tour

Tuscany

Tour: Spotlight on Tuscany

  • Tour Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
  • 10 Meals: 7 Breakfasts / 3 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Spotlights
  • Single supplement: as low as <20%*

Discover the rolling hills of Tuscany, home to sprawling vineyards, charming medieval hill towns, and enchanting cities. Savour a 7-night stay in Montecatini Terme, the famous resort and spa town. Visit Pisa, Florence, and San Gimignano into the Italian countryside. Discover the charming town of Lucca, Italy’s best-kept secret. Learn about the heroic deeds of WWII at remains of the Gothic Line and visit the Museum of Liberation. Enjoy free time to explore the cultural treasures of Florence. Partake in a Tuscan cooking class. Sample cheese at the farm where it is made. Enjoy fabulous local wines and the region’s famous cuisine. Steeped in history, culture and legend, this is Tuscany as you always imagined it..

Costa Rica: World of Nature - Small Group Escorted Tour

Costa Rica

Tour: Costa Rica: World of Nature

  • Tour Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
  • 24 Meals: 12 Breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 8 Dinners
  • Activity Level: 3
  • Tour Style: Small Group Explorations
  • Single supplement: <40%*

From thrilling water journeys to ethereal jungle expeditions, discover what pura vida means to you when you explore the essence of Costa Rica. Encounter an emerald wonderland, where trees climb high and animals roam free. Immerse yourself in nature when you spend 2 nights at a remote resort in San Carlos and 3 nights in the region of Arenal National Park. Sample fresh cacao during a visit to a local plantation. Give back to preservation efforts at a sea turtle research station in Tortuguero National Park. Embark on a crocodile safari in the jungle and a bird-watching cruise in the rainforest. Stand suspended over the rainforest floor as you journey across a network of hanging bridges. Hike the lava fields of Arenal Volcano or soar over jungle canopies on a zip line. It’s time to experience a world of nature.

Top escorted tours for Canadians 2023 Plan Your Trip

If you don’t see an escorted tour above that inspires you, contact me for a copy of the digital brochure or to chat about your specific travel preferences and I’ll gladly help you choose the tour that’s right for you. We’ll also be offering private women-only small group tours for 2023 and 2024, so ask to be added to our list to be the first notified and we’ll let you know as soon as details of new tours become available.

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*Note: Low or lowest single supplements mentioned above were calculated based on the difference between the published per person double occupancy and single occupancy rates available at the time of writing. Single supplements vary between tours and between tour departure dates and per person rates for both double and single occupancy may be changed by the tour operator at any time. If you are travelling solo and your dates are flexible, there are many departures to choose from. I can help you find the tour departure with the lowest single cost.

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