How adventurous are rail holidays for singles?

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For singles craving a different kind of adventure, solo rail holidays present a unique opportunity to explore the world in a way that’s both thrilling and liberating. This post is dedicated to those fearless adventurers who want to explore the world at their own pace, taking in the breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a train cabin, while also exploring opportunities to meet fellow travellers.

We’ll be traversing the majestic landscapes of North America, the vast wilderness of Australia, the stunning vistas of Canada, and the dramatic beauty of South Africa, all from the unique vantage point of a train. Whether you’re a seasoned solo traveller or just starting out, rail holidays for solo travellers offer a unique blend of independence, relaxation, and excitement. 

So, pack your bags. It’s time to embark on a journey like no other, where every moment is an invitation to explore, discover, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

North America, USA: Exploring the vast American landscapes by rail

North America is a treasure trove of unique experiences for solo rail holidays. One way to truly immerse in the beauty and charm of this continent is through the iconic Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train journey.

With all-daylight rail travel, you can sit back, relax, and take in the awe-inspiring vistas that unfurl outside your window. It takes you along the West Coast of the United States and boasts stunning views of the Pacific coastline, lush forests, and bustling urban landscapes. 

The journey provides ample opportunities to meet fellow travellers, making it a great choice for those looking to socialise and make new friends. Solo rail holidays in North America offer a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration that’s perfect for singles.

Australia: Riding the rails down under

The Land Down Under is a continent of contrasts, from the arid red plains of the Outback to the lush rainforests and stunning coastlines. For single travellers, solo holidays to Australia offer an array of enriching experiences, especially when explored by rail through the Indian Pacific and The Ghan.

The Indian Pacific takes you across the continent, from Sydney’s sparkling harbour to the sun-kissed beaches of Perth. As you traverse the vast landscapes, you’ll witness the majestic Blue Mountains, the barren expanse of the Nullarbor Plain, and the bustling cities of Adelaide and Kalgoorlie. 

On the other hand, the Ghan offers a unique journey into the heart of Australia starting from Adelaide and ending in Darwin with stops at iconic destinations like Alice Springs and Katherine. From exploring ancient rock art to cruising along the Katherine River, The Ghan offers a myriad of unique experiences that make it more than just a train journey.

Solo holidays to Canada: Marvelling majestic views of the Great White North 

Canada offers some of the most unforgettable rail journeys in the world. Two of the most iconic train routes are the Rocky Mountaineer and VIA Rail’s The Canadian.

The Rocky Mountaineer, as the name suggests, takes you on a thrilling journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies. This luxury sightseeing tour offers four distinct routes -the First Passage to the West from Vancouver to Banff and the Journey through the Clouds from Vancouver to Jasper. Then there’s the newest route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, which travels between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah. 

As you traverse the rugged landscapes, you’ll witness breathtaking views of towering mountains, serene lakes, and vibrant cities, all from the comfort of your train cabin. With this rail single holidays to Canada, you can sit back, relax, and soak in the awe-inspiring vistas that unfold outside your window.

Meanwhile, VIA Rail’s The Canadian offers a transcontinental train journey that takes you from Toronto to Vancouver, crossing the vast expanses of Canada’s wilderness. From the lush forests of Ontario to the rolling prairies of Manitoba and the rugged peaks of the Rockies, this journey offers an immersive exploration of Canada’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

Whether you’re marvelling at the towering Rockies or immersing in Canada’s expansive wilderness, rail holidays to Canada offer a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural exploration that’s perfect for singles.

Single holidays to South Africa: Safari adventures on the rails

South Africa offers a unique blend of adventure and culture that’s perfect for solo travellers. The country’s rails, particularly the iconic Blue Train and Rovos Rail journeys, provide an unrivalled opportunity to explore this stunning region.

The Blue Train takes you on a memorable journey from Pretoria to Cape Town, offering panoramic views of South Africa’s picturesque landscapes. This luxury train is renowned for its world-class service and comfort, allowing you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Along the way, you can marvel at the dramatic mountain ranges, sprawling vineyards, and vibrant cities that make South Africa such a unique travel destination.

Alternatively, the Rovos Rail, also known as the Pride of Africa, offers a more extensive exploration starting from South Africa and traversing through Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Congo, Botswana, and Tanzania. 

One of the unique aspects of rail single holidays to South Africa is the opportunity to combine train travel with wildlife safaris. Many of these journeys include stops at renowned national parks, where you can embark on guided tours to see some of Africa’s most iconic wildlife, including lions, elephants, and rhinos.

Rail holidays can be the adventure of a lifetime | Book your journey at Silver Travel Advisor 

Solo rail holidays for over 50s undoubtedly offer a thrilling and unique way to explore the world. The sense of adventure can be both exciting and rewarding. It’s an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, embrace new experiences, and create unforgettable memories.

However, it’s important to plan your journey well and you need a travel partner who will help you plan unforgettable rail adventure holidays for over 50s. With Silver Travel Advisor, booking your solo rail holidays has never been easier. 

As experts in helping travellers over 50, we understand your unique needs and aspirations. Our team is ready to assist you in organising solo holidays that tick all your boxes, ensuring an amazing experience from start to finish.

Call us at 0800 412 5678 for memorable single holidays to South Africa, solo holidays to Australia, single holidays to Canada, solo rail holidays to North America (USA) or any destination in the world.


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