Question of the Month: Can I Get a Private Single Room?
|Roomies: On Rick Steves' tours, singles traveling alone...enjoy traveling together.|
Most other tour companies charge a mandatory "single supplement" of several hundred dollars for single travelers who sign up without a partner.
The good part is: you automatically get a private room.
The bad part is: you are forced to pay the extra single supplement fee, whether you want a private room or not.
We have a different approach. Our standard practice is to pair solo travelers (of the same gender) together in a twin-bed room, and not charge them extra.
However, on certain tours we do offer a limited number of optional, extra-cost single rooms. The cost depends on the tour: $425 extra for Florence, Paris, and Rome tours; and $600 extra for London, Prague, Paris-London, Venice-Florence-Rome, and Turkey tours. If you'd like to request a single room on one of these 2008 itineraries, you'll be able to indicate that preference when you make your tour reservation.
Other tours: In order to maintain our travel philosophy of staying in small, family-owned, centrally located hotels, we cannot offer single supplements on our longer tours (only those listed above). When we have multiple single travelers on these tours, we generally rotate roommates throughout the tour. Your guide will do his or her best to make the room assignments as fair as possible.
Two friends signing up together: Indicate this when you sign up, and you'll be assigned to the same twin-bed room.
Families: If you are traveling together with more than one family member, we'll do our best to accommodate your rooming requests. Please contact the Tour Department prior to booking your tour. Email email@example.com or call (425) 608-4217.
Special circumstances: If you have any special needs or requests regarding hotel rooms during your tour, please contact the Tour Department prior to booking your tour. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425) 608-4217.