Sisterhood Womens Travel is a specialised travel consultancy that organises small group trips and itineraries just for women. The Sisterhood welcome women travellers of all ages and offer a room matching service giving single travellers the opportunity to keep costs down and to make a new friend in the process. With regular get togethers and reunions Sisterhood Womens Travel offers a warm, supportive travelling environment.
I was a very apprehensive first time solo traveller this year on a Sisterhood Womens Travel tour of Croatia and Italy. My friends and family were unable to travel with me and although I have the confidence to travel overseas by myself, I wanted to be able to share great destinations, amazing food and conversation with others. Travelling solo as a middle-aged female (I still feel 21, although not sure about my knees!) is not a future I look forward to, so I decided to join a Sisterhood Womens Travel tour. Well, I was impressed! This is a well organised and impressive tour company which provided me with an amazing holiday experience.
The tour arrangements are all taken care of, including airfares, outstanding accommodation, delicious meals, entrance fees into attractions and knowledgeable and passionate local guides. There is even a pre-tour meet and greet which is a marvellous introduction to your travelling companions. My hostess, Tania, was a treasure who had the ability to make everyone feel at ease and ensure that we had fun with lots of laughs. Tania facilitated flexibility into our tour through listening to us and offering extras such as a time to buy Italian leather shoes and bags (what I consider ‘a must do activity’) and skip one more cathedral to find a lovely bar or café in a secluded location or visit a small hilltop village away from the main tourist trail.
Previous experience had shown me that being a solo female traveller can be a lonely experience even on a group tour with clicky groups, families and couples. Sisterhood Womens Travel provided a small group tour of thirteen like-minded women and allowed us to immerse ourselves into different cultures. We explored beautiful and exotic cities and small towns, sometimes as a group or as small friendship groupings and occasionally, through my own choice, by myself. I found this flexibility to be outstanding as there were things on free days that I just wanted to visit by myself, such as sitting in a church cemetery on the top of a hill in Croatia admiring the outstanding views and taking photos of local architecture. I always knew that the group would meet at the end of the day and share great food, wine, stories, laughs and photos in a restaurant or café in a perfect setting. I always felt safe and knew that I was not alone.
My holiday with Sisterhood has been an empowering experience that I will certainly enjoy again in the near future. The one drawback is the amazing choice of tours around the world that SWT offers annually. Thank you Sisterhood Womens Travel.
My big dilemma…where to next?
Sisterhood Women’s Travel can organise your next travel adventure and are working with Balance by Deborah Hutton for our 2016 Cruise. If you need a twin share travel companion and are interested in travelling with like minded women for the Balance Cruise, please phone Hayley on 1300 885 255.