Our tour leaders are the magic ingredient to what makes a Solos Holiday so special! Every group is accompanied by a tour leader who understands exactly what you are seeking to be able to ensure your trip is perfect for you. Many, started off as Solos customers just like you - so who knows this could be you one day! They will be there to lend a helping hand and to make sure everyone is enjoying their holiday to the maximum. We carefully select our tour leaders for their energetic personalities, brilliant sense of humour and ability to deal with all situations that may occur during the trip.
I have always been involved in travel as my parents had their own travel agency and organised trips all over the world. Consequently, I dreamt of sun, sea and socialising, which makes being a Tour Leader the best job in the world. It combines my two loves – people and travel. Solos gives you the opportunity to meet fantastic people, have a fabulous time and make lifelong friends. A lot of my guests are friends now and they regularly keep in touch with me and other guests. I have hosted ClubSolos, sun holidays, walking trips, skiing holidays, balls and dinner dances – I love them all! My favourite destinations are the Greek Islands.
I have been travelling with Solos Holidays for a wee while now and I totally love it. I am passionate about all aspects of travel – the preparation, the logistics, the destination, the anticipation, the excitement and ultimately the people you share those experiences with. Life is often complicated and holidays ought to be the exact opposite – an opportunity to escape routine, rejuvenate yourself, explore, relax and have fun. ClubSolos is a great concept that delivers exactly that. I have enjoyed working at a number of our ClubSolos properties in Greece, Spain and Antigua. I love all of the destinations that we travel to and have way too many favourite destinations, so I will simply say “the world”!
I have been working as a tour leader for Solos for the last 16 years after giving up a hectic life working as a HR director at a PR firm in London. Although I enjoyed my job, it didn’t give me enough time to get out there and see the world! I had always dreamt of visiting many different countries, experiencing different cultures and meeting new people. Working with Solos has enabled me to do that. It has been an amazing adventure and I have met so many wonderful guests over the years. I have hosted all kinds of holidays from walking expeditions in Malta and exploring the city of Florence to the jungles and beaches of Costa Rica! Although I do not have a favourite destination, one place I love to return to time and time again is Crete.
I have lived in Vilamoura, the Algarve since 2009. I first started playing golf as a 10-year-old and really enjoyed it but didn’t start playing properly until I moved to the Algarve and became a member of Laranjal Golf Club. Apart from Laranjal, my three favourite courses are Palmares in the West Algarve, Monte Rei in the Eastern Algarve and Victoria course in Vilamoura – all of which can be used on Solos Holidays! As a lot of the Solos golf customers will agree, for me it is the social side of golf that I really enjoy. Spending four hours on the course and then enjoying the rest of the day talking about every shot! I did my first trip in September 2015 in Spain and my two favourite locations have to be Portugal and Turkey.
I have been a Solos tour leader since 2017. I travelled with the company as a guest for three years before fellow guests and tour leaders recommended I should become one myself! This prompted me to do a Tour Management training course, after which I applied to Solos and was then offered my first city break tour to Krakow. Since then I have been a tour leader for a variety of holidays, both abroad and in the UK, including walking holidays and dinner dances. My favourite tour so far must be Skiathos – I loved the first Mamma Mia film and to visit places seen in the film was so exciting! Italy and Greece are definitely my favourite countries – I’m even learning both languages to help me in my work!
I love the outdoors and the natural world around us, and my passion for walking and playing golf has allowed me to enjoy some truly spectacular landscapes. Belek in Turkey is one of my favourite golfing destinations. All of the golf courses in that region are first class, and the landscape in which they are woven is simply superb. Some of my more recent assignments have been walking the Jurassic Coast and hosting golfing groups here in the UK. Before that I led a walking-based tour which explored the Durrell Trails and Sea Walks of Corfu. The tour was just brilliant – full of breath-taking scenery!
I have been hosting ClubSolos in Santorini for 6 years now and it never gets old! My favourite moments are when everyone enjoys their holiday, when expectations are met or surpassed or when a decision is reached for the next trip – just to name a few. I have visited some wonderful places on different holiday types, from discovery tours to Costa Rica, Cuba and Vietnam, to city breaks as well as Christmas breaks, sun holidays and walking weeks. Ultimately however, the most rewarding factor is meeting such a diverse range of personalities and interests and weaving them together. Many friendships are forged and maintained – even with me!
I’ve been a Solos tour leader for over five years. Before I started tour leading, I went on numerous Solos tennis holidays as a guest and through this have made some lifelong friends which is what I love about Solos Holidays! I also work as a TV extra and every 6 weeks or so I pop up on Coronation Street – blink and you will miss me! In past years, I have hosted ClubSolos at Zakynthos, Corfu, Antigua, and Crete. I have hosted over 50 holidays since I began working with Solos Holidays and I can honestly say I have enjoyed every single one of them. A few of my favourite destinations are Corfu for tennis, Austria on a walking holiday in the Alps and Tenerife where we experienced a sandstorm from the Sahara Desert!
I have worked as a Solos tour leader for the last three years. I’ve always enjoyed travelling, visiting interesting places – but most of all meeting people and making new friends. Working for Solos has been one of the best experiences of my life, every day is different and fun! Before I became a tour leader, I was a guest enjoying a lot of Solos holidays around Europe. My more recent tours include a party weekend in Stratford upon Avon which was brilliant! After a fantastic meal, we spent most the evening dancing the night away – I even got to show off a couple of my signature dance moves! I have also hosted ClubSolos in Zakynthos and particularly love the island boat trip to see Shipwreck Beach. My favourite destination is Greece and love exploring their history and mythology.
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.