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Sights and Soul Travels, LLC is a boutique tour operator, specializing in luxury tours and vacations for women, with destinations in Europe, Asia, South and North America and in Africa. The small group tours incorporate sightseeing, outdoor activities, wine tastings, fine dining, spas and luxury hotels, and cultural offerings. The company is based in Germantown, MD, in the greater Washington, DC area. The company owner, Yolanta Barnes, has been involved in travel and organizing various tours since 1997, and Sights and Soul Travels was founded in 2004. Every year, she accompanies 3 or 4 tours by herself to assure that they adhere to the high Sights and Soul Travels' standards.

Why travel with other women?  
Some reasons are obvious: many women do not have family members or compatible friends who wish to travel. When going on a main-stream tour, women often find that most activities are geared towards couples, and quite often they feel left out. Singles' tours are not always what women are looking for. more
What makes women-only travel different?  
In their content, women-only tours are not very different from other quality tours. We also visit Westminster Abbey in London and watch the astronomical clock strike the hour in Prague, but the real difference is in the relaxed pace and in the selection of additional activities on tours. more
Women-Only Tours: Finding Freedom and Forming Friendships 

While some people take a vacation just to relax, for others travel is a process of exploration and discovery — an opportunity to lose one’s self in another culture and then to find one’s self again, renewed, grounded, wiser and more worldly. Many women are finding they can best do this in the company of other women. more

Top 10 Reasons to Travel with Sights and Soul 
  • women-centered tours designed by women
  • personal approach of friends traveling together
  • tours are not subcontracted nor combined with other groups
  • most tours stay at only two hotels, to limit constant packing and unpacking
  • small groups, like-minded travel companions
  • relaxed pace, no rushing, no early departures
  • adventure and culture, combined with a vacation
  • a la carte dining at fine restaurants
  • centrally located boutique hotels
  • local guides brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm
What do you think is important for women while traveling?
Feeling that you are special and that your interests are special and being treated as a personal guest. We find that most women, especially single women, or women who travel without their husbands, embraced the idea of women-only travel because of how the traditional tour operators gear their activities towards couples, and no one enjoys being the fifth wheel. more
What the Media Says About Us  

Another perfect trip. Amazing sights, hotels in perfect locations, just the right group size, super food, terrific leader who comes from the region and speaks the language, etc., etc. Thanks Sights and Soul for giving me a chance to do what I like best - travel. I thought that part of my life died with my husband, but thanks to Sights and Soul it didn't have to. You will never know how much it means to me and people like me. Thanks again.

Lynda from New Jersey
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