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Do Single Supplement Charges Sink Your Travel Plans?

Whether you’re 18 or 80, you may have the opportunity to take a great trip on your own, a deserved holiday or a flight to a potential university, a business trip or a vacation to visit friends or family. Most people perceive that traveling alone costs more, and with single supplements on many vacations packages, that can be true, but are all elements if travel more costly if you go solo?Generally, flights are no different for individuals versus couples or families; big airfare discounts are normally applied to large groups. You can take advantage of cheaper flights by grabbing a charter flight, flying stand-by (singles do better, are more apt to get a seat, on stand-by flights, but you have to be flexible in terms of flight times), or by booking flights at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) on Tuesdays; it’s true! There are plenty of ways to take advantage of discount airfares.Avoiding single supplements on vacation packages is possible. Most organized tour operators charge 10-100% extra for a single supplement over double occupancy. There are three ways to avoid this:1. book your own travel and don’t buy package deals (although this may be more costly than the single supplement, so do some research)2. join a singles travel group or club and travel with their group; they seek and find travel packages that don’t punish solo travelers or people who want a room to themselves3. check last-minute travel package deals that have eliminated the single supplement fee as an incentive to fill up airline seats and hotel rooms that remain empty shortly before the departure dateOther ways of dealing with the dreaded single supplement are to book a room in smaller hotels or B&Bs; they seldom charge other than a basic room rate for one or two guests. If you’re adventurous and like people, you might find opportunities with tour operators to share a room with someone, like you, who is traveling alone; you’ll both save money and might make a new friend!

Experience the Elegance of Venice Through Private Tours to Venice

Venice is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as evidenced by the countless literary masterpieces that the city has inspired. It is for this reason that private tours to Venice are so popular, especially for those who want to experience the city’s infectious romantic vibe. The Floating City, Venice is best known for being built on water. In fact, no car can access the city and canals lead to everywhere you want to go. Venice comprises of some 118 islands, interconnected with countless bridges and winding canals.

Private tours to Venice are even more enjoyable with at least a few hours spent on a Gondola ride. These small canoes are ubiquitous in the city and they are definitely the best way to get around, especially if you want a unique view of the city through the waterways. This said, walking tours of the city’s centuries old streets are also very common, especially for those who want to admire Venice’s rich collection of Gothic architecture that dates back as early as the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Ca’d'Oro the Doge’s Palace, and Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti are only among the must-see architectural marvels in the city.

Surrounded by water, it is no surprise that Venice is also a huge seafood haven. If you want to try a different side of Italy’s cuisine, Venice is definitely a great place to sample its seafood delights. The city doesn’t run out of fresh supply of fish, shellfish, and other seafood favorites hauled out from nearby lagoons.

Private tours to Venice are also not complete without a visit to the Burano Island, which is one of the most iconic fishing villages in the region, known for its floating houses that paint a rainbow-colored backdrop for your excursion. Another interesting island to spend a tour in is Lido or the Golden Island, which is best known for its private beaches and golden dunes.

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