I have taken three trips with Syrena Travel Agency as a woman traveling alone, and I have never felt odd or out of place. The people on the trips have been consistently friendly and open, and the guides accommodating. All three trips covered just about everything I wanted to see especially if you take the optional tours. I don't think I could have planned this myself for the price (especially if you think about booking transportation, hotels, meals, luggage handling, English-speaking guide, shopping, and entry costs to museums etc.) At this point in my traveling I appreciate having it done for me. There is the herd factor here...anyone who dreads spending 2 weeks, night and day with the same people, or is high-maintenance, should not use Syrena Travel Agency.