Our Travel Philosophy
Ensuring a Good Fit

Having heard stories about big bus tours and rigid schedules, you might not be sure if group travel is for you.  Solo women travelers want very different things than what couples typically look for.  Taking a couples tour model and restricting the travelers to women isn’t the best way, nor is it ‘good enough’. Instead, a new tour model had to be created. At Women Traveling Together® we pioneered a tour model catering to the needs of women traveling solo. It’s the secret to our success and why so many women travel with us.

Our approach to group travel isn’t anything like how other tour companies operate. While other tour companies expect you to come with a travel companion, and make few--if any--concessions for the solo traveler, we provide your traveling companions. But that’s just the beginning. We believe your tour experience begins the moment you arrive at our website and continues with each successive tour you take.

Tours by Women Traveling Together also include*:

Tour Concierge:  Much like concierge services you’d find at a nice hotel, you can contact your personal WTT Tour Concierge to have questions answered, get help planning personal time, and more.

Regular Communication:  We want to keep you informed and excited about your upcoming trip. You’ll receive regular email communication from your Tour Concierge, and from other WTT staff as needed both prior to and after the tour.

A Seasoned Travel Veteran:  You don’t have to go it alone.  A WTT-trained tour leader accompanies your tour to facilitate your personal enjoyment as well as help the group bond and have a memorable experience together.

 

A Balance between Individual and Group Time:  It’s important to build in flexibility so you can customize your travel experience.  We allocate free time where appropriate and feature a mix of provided meals and meals on your own, ensuring you have a chance to do the things that matter most.


Tipping of Local Guides:  Having to constantly plan for and think about tipping can kill a great vacation. At Women Traveling Together® we take care of tipping local guides so you can focus on the information provided and the fun.

*And Much More:  Every tour is different. To ensure you know what to expect, we list what each tour includes and does not include under the “Price and Important Details” Tab found on every tour posted on the website.  



 

Many travel companies offer tours to the same destinations. How do you evaluate what you’re really getting? Look beyond the hotel rating and included activities and discover what else the tour company provides to make your life simpler, ensure your safety, or foster a great group experience…as well as caring about your individual experience. At Women Traveling Together® we are continually refining and adding to our customer service and tour experience to better support the unique needs of solo women travelers. At WTT, we…

Make safety and security our top priority:  Women list safety as their number one reason for choosing to travel with a group. You’ll be able to travel with complete confidence knowing that we’re looking out for your safety.  On every tour, a WTT-trained leader not only facilitates a great vacation, but is there for the safety of the group.

Provide your travel companions: One of the greatest challenges facing a woman who wants to travel is finding someone else who has the time, money and interest to travel. At WTT, we have found women who share your wanderlust and bring everyone together for an unforgettable travel experience.

Create a hassle-free vacation experience:  Sure, most women are capable of planning a vacation, but not everyone has the time or the interest in figuring out every detail.  Women Traveling Together® does the research, selects the convenient and safe hotels and the most significant sights, includes meaningful experiences and puts together a tour we’re certain you will enjoy. It’s one stop shopping!

Embrace a fluid schedule:  Rewarding travel cannot be experienced on a rigid schedule, otherwise the unexpected and happy accidents cannot be enjoyed. Our Tour Leaders have the flexibility to rearrange days, add in additional stops and adjust just about anything else that circumstances warrant. We’ll turn around for a bear sighting, stop at a funky shop, switch days to avoid weather, and more. Every day is a new adventure!

Foster a sense of community:  Among the unique needs of a woman traveling solo is the desire to share her travel experiences with others. Traveling with WTT is akin to traveling with your best girlfriends. It’s easy to understand how women who share a passion for travel can find so many other things in common.







There’s nothing worse than a dress that doesn’t fit right.  It binds in places, the length is wrong, and so forth.  The same is true for a tour that doesn’t fit.  It’s up to you to determine whether the “personality” of any given tour meshes with your own; whether the WTT style of travel is a “good fit” for you. 

All tours by Women Traveling Together®, whether domestic or international, have certain characteristics in common.  These characteristics have been fine-tuned over the years based on traveler feedback and the type of travel experience we believe is most rewarding to our typical traveler.

At Women Traveling Together®, we aim to travel like a group of good friends who respect one another and appreciate the diversity that each person brings to the group.


Key elements of the WTT style of travel are:


Nimbleness
—We’re on the move!  It’s critical that each woman can easily manage her own luggage when we’re moving through train stations or loading up the coach for the next destination.

Cooperation—For a group to be more than just a collection of individuals, we encourage each person to contribute her skills to the success of the tour by helping out in a myriad of small ways. From spotting wildlife to taking the initiative to check the group into a restaurant, these small contributions improve the experience for everyone.


Inclusiveness—If you’ve ever traveled solo on tour that caters to couples, then you know from experience how awkward that can feel.  At WTT, we ensure that though you may come solo, we’ll travel together and the interactions among your fellow travelers will enrich your overall experience.

Diversity—Women on WTT tours come from all over the US and Canada, and even from other countries.  Our backgrounds and life experiences differ, but ultimately, we have the most important thing in common:  the desire to see the destination.


You’ll fit right in if you…

  • Are easy-going, agreeable and flexible; understanding that the nature of travel can be unpredictable!
  • Have a sense of adventure and willingness to try new things.
  • Travel light. We don’t use porters and we don’t do luggage pulls. We manage, without assistance, our own belongings.
  • Are helpful and willing to pitch in wherever your skills and knowledge can help the group.
  • Like to explore on foot in order to gain a more intimate familiarity with your surroundings. We do a lot of walking on all WTT tours. Good mobility, the ability to walk at a comfortable pace with your fellow travelers, and navigate stairs wherever they present themselves is a must.
  • Are solution-oriented, looks at the glass as half-full, and understands “there is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing” as one of our travelers so aptly put it!

If you are ever in doubt whether a WTT tour is a good fit for you, get in touch and ask. We’ll be straight-forward with our opinion and will do our best to recommend alternatives.

At the conclusion of every tour we ask: 

“What would you share with women who are considering traveling with Women Traveling Together®.”  

 We’ve received everything from “Do it!” to emailed essays about how WTT has changed lives.
We’ve sifted through the hundreds of responses we’ve received in the past 12 months and posted a sampling of the comments in hopes that these pearls of wisdom will motivate you to travel. Whether you choose to travel with WTT, or someone else, we hope you make travel a priority in your life.



Traveling with WTT is the perfect way to travel alone without being alone at all. I felt among friends and every detail was taken care of. Safe and amazing. - Dana E. Columbus, OH (May 2017)

 Just do it! The people are great and you learn so much. - Linda P., Brooklyn NY (May 2017)

This is a great way to meet new, like-minded  people and to see places you've always wanted to see. - Judy M., Helena, MT (April 2017)

It's life changing. The trips are so well planned, the tour guides are incredibly talented at making strangers friends in just a few days, and the experience is amazing. - Katina K., N. Richland Hills, TX (October 2016)

Freedom to do what you've always wanted in complete safety. - Sharon M., Phelon, CA (October 2016)

Everything is handled - no details to worry about.
- Joyce H.Chandler, AZ (August 2016)

All the travel details were planned so it was stress free. Attention to detail was outstanding. Trip leaders are experienced and very professional, they love their jobs!
-Ann G., Basking Ridge, NJ (July 2016)

Trips are seamless due to planning and communicating effectively. -Jo Ellen H. Baker, WV (July 2016)

Meet new people who love to travel, you have scheduled activities and time on your own. There is something for everyone.
-Susan L., Kingwood, TX (June 2016)

Best way to see a place you have never been to, you will have a good time!

- Kristen A., Nashua, NH (May 2016)

Fun girls night out that lasts a week!
- Lori S., Sherwood Forest, CA (May 2016)

I didn't just ENJOY Asheville, I came away renewed and rejuvenated. Membership in this organization is a benefit to many. -Julia B., Pace, FL (April 2016)

See new, exciting places and feel safe because you are not alone.
- Sandra T., New York, NY (March 2016)

The attention to detail and the wonderful experience of traveling and sharing the trip together is beyond explanation. -Angela S., Milpitas, CA (March 2016)

It's all the experience & fun without the worry or apprehension of traveling alone. - Marisa V., Hoboken, NJ (February 2016)


A very safe, friendly way to travel with knowledgeable tour leaders and local guides. – Marjorie J., Medina, WA (December 2015)

Incredible tours and tour leaders. All so informed, experienced, and knowledgeable, plus friendly talkative women travelers.
– Carol H., Salt Lake City, UT (October 2015)

Fulfillment of a dream: beautiful sights, wonderful food, excellent company.
– Jean C., Springfield, MA (September 2015) 

I was included and invited to activities by other members, I never felt alone.
- Mary P., Watertown, MA (August 2015)

I was amazed at how perfect strangers could become family in such a short time.
- Barbara D., Albany, NY (July 2015)

Be brave and go for it!

-Holly W., Milltown, NJ (May, 2015)

There's something for everyone...Everyone you meet has similar travel interests.
-Brandi A. Livermore, CA (April, 2015)

Excellent experience, all details taken care of, world class travel experience.
-Patricia M, Coplay, PA (April, 2015)

The ideal way to see a new place and meet new people. One of my best vacations ever!
-Laura B. Louisville, KY (April, 2015)

I'll always remember my fellow travelers, unbelievable meals, beautiful accommodations, fabulous site seeing, and most importantly of all, it was all pulled off without a glitch.
-Teli R. Salem, OR (April, 2015)

 

The ability to travel with a group but still maintain my independence was fantastic.
Ann G., Maple Grove, MN (March, 2015)

 

I have shared already with several women: The friendships combined with travel is priceless.

This was my first trip with WTT; it exceeded my expectations.

- Melody M., Denver, CO (March, 2015)

 

I made friends that I hope will last a lifetime! WTT makes any trip a hundred times better and more meaningful.

- Roxane S., N Versailles, PA (March, 2015)

 

I can travel by myself, but it gets lonely – especially at meal time.The ability to share a special moment/scenery/experience with someone else make is so MUCH better.
Sharon H., Wallingford, PA (March, 2015)

 

The best group traveling I’ve been on. It’s like summer camp for adults.

- Debbie P., Ontario, Canada (February, 2015)

 

One of the best things about this tour was surprisingly our group.  Such a great group of ladies.  They put the “T” in the “together” of WTT.

- Donna R., Spring Valley, CA (February, 2015)

 

Don’t stress over the roommate things – It all works out!

- Lorraine M., Easton, CT (January, 2015)

 

It is a perfect way to get out there and have an adventure so find a trip that interests you and JUST DO IT!

- Bevan A., Long Beach, CA (2014)

 

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