Unleashing the Wanderlust: Epic Solo Adventures for Over 50s!

Epic Wanderlust Solo Adventures for Travellers over 50

Whether you’re looking for new experiences or revisiting a memorable holiday spot, there’s an adventure out there for you. Particularly if you’re travelling solo as it gives you the freedom to explore places at your own pace while immersing yourself in new cultures. As the appetite for solo adventures continues to grow, we’re seeing more options available for single travellers than ever before. If you’re considering a holiday alone, let us guide you through some important factors to consider before booking a trip, while taking a look at some of the top destinations for solo travellers over 50.

Walking holidays

For an active and immersive experience, a group walking holiday could be perfect for you. These types of holidays are ideal for solo travellers over 50 as they offer opportunities to meet other like-minded people.

Whether you want to stay close to home or venture further afield, you can find group walking holidays all around the world. Perhaps you’re interested in a guided tour of ancient trails in Italy? Or you’d prefer to go hill-walking in Scotland? Maybe trekking through the Himalayan mountains is more your thing? Whichever path you choose, there’s certainly no shortage of options catering to all experience levels and interests. 


If walking sounds more like hard work than a holiday, why not consider a cruise? Particularly if you’re a senior single, this type of trip offers a way to fully unwind while taking in multiple destinations in one holiday. 

As well as excursions, cruise lines often have plenty of onboard activities giving solo travellers an opportunity to meet other guests. Most cruises organise get-togethers to encourage people to mingle, whether it’s a singles lunch or drinks party. As solo travel rises in popularity many cruise lines now offer zero or reduced solo supplements meaning you can enjoy your holiday without paying more for travelling alone.

Cultural tours

If you’re happier on terra firma, how about a cultural tour? This is an excellent option for solo travellers over 50 as it provides a way to fully immerse in the history, culture or cuisine of your chosen destination. 

If you’ve ever been curious about the ancient ruins in Mexico, there’s a guided tour that will take you back in time. Or perhaps the shrines and gardens in Japan have always been on your bucket list? Whatever cultural itch you want to scratch, it’s likely there’s a cultural tour holiday that will satisfy your needs. 

Wellness retreats

Channel your inner zen on a wellness retreat. This type of holiday is about total relaxation but most retreats often have a sociable element too, giving solo travellers the chance to meet new people. Whether it’s a beach resort in Bali, an alpine escape in Switzerland or a yoga retreat in Thailand, a wellness retreat is completely removed from your everyday grind, offering you a chance to tap into a more peaceful state of mind. 

Wildlife adventures

If you really want to unleash your wanderlust, a wildlife holiday is possibly the best option for solo adventures for travellers over 50. Set your sights on the Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos – on safari in Kruger National Park and soak up the tranquillity of the savannah. Seek out magnificent Humpback whales breaching in the Arctic Ocean, or penguins going about their business in Antarctica. Why not marvel at North America’s finest inhabitants such as bears, moose and even polar bears in Canada? A wildlife adventure offers a chance to experience some of the world’s most amazing wildlife. Plus if you book an escorted tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to meet new people along the way. 


Whether you enjoy life in the fast lane or you prefer going at a slower pace, there are countless destinations and experiences suited for solo adventures especially for travellers over 50. From cruises to walking tours and everywhere in between, whatever your interests might be, rest assured there’s an opportunity for you to unleash your wanderlust. 

Always wanted to travel? Why not take the plunge and book your first solo holiday today? Silver Travel Advisor is here to help. For advice, a quote or booking enquiries, simply call us on 0800 412 5678

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