Singles Holidays and Solo Travellers
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You are not alone
We are often asked about singles holidays for over 50s, and
we’ve brought together a range of suggestions and ideas to help you make the best decision for your next holiday.
We're delighted to report that not only are specialists such as Solos Holidays providing a great choice, but also, many of the larger tour operators have listened
to our requests and are reducing or removing the dreaded single holiday supplement.
And we’re pleased to note that many of the
cruise lines are building their new ships, or re-modelling older vessels, to
include more single cabins.
You can see all of our over 50s singles holiday partners here.
Our top recommendation is:
Solos Holidays is an
award-winning specialist tour operator with over 30 years’ experience. If you’re a little nervous about heading off
on a two-week holiday for your first ‘on your own’ holiday, try a UK dinner
dance or an overnight trip
to a Christmas market to test the water. And then you’ll realise just what fun travelling with a group can be,
especially when a tour director is always on hand to support and advise. Before long, you could be off on a sun
and sand holiday, or an activities break for the over 50s,
with many different sports to be enjoyed. Solos Holidays also have a range of exclusive Club Solos Hotels, just for the over 50s singles of course!
For single travellers, Silver Travel Advisor also recommends:
Travel One – Mediterranean holidays for sociable solo travellers, relax on the beach or by the pool in a friendly atmopsphere.
Inghams have many hotels in Europe in the lakes and mountains where single supplements are not charged.
Titan welcome thousands of over 50s solo travellers on their holidays every year. Their solo tours are reserved exclusively for those travelling by themselves, and if you’d rather travel on one of their other holidays, many of them carry low or no single supplement. Find out more
River Cruising for the Over 50s Singles
River Cruises offer reduced single traveller supplements on their European
Avalon Waterways – No single supplement periodically offered on selected European river cruises. Numbers are limited, so it's advisable to book early when offers appear.
Emerald Waterways – No single supplements on many European river voyages: pay a twin-share price but enjoy single occupancy of your cabin. Limited to five cabins per sailing, so be sure to book early. Find out more about current Single offers.
Scenic – No single supplements on many European river voyages: pay a twin-share price but enjoy single occupancy of your cabin. Very inclusive - drinks on board are included throughout, as is Wi-Fi, shore excursions, gratuities and more. Find out more about current Single offers.
Ocean Cruising Singles Holidays
Azamara has offers keeping single holiday supplements to a minimum. Dining tables and activities are organised to enhance mingling and the chance to meet other solo travellers.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines – Good numbers of single cabins are available, and reduced or no single supplement departures, wherever you're sailing to. Fred. Olsen takes good care of its solo travellers with special activities arranged and gentlemen hosts for dancing in the evening. Find out more
G Adventures Marine real aquatic expeditions, on small ships reaching ports and destinations larger ships cannot. Ideal for solo adventurers.
Hebridean Island Cruises – Hebridean Princess has ten single cabins on a ship with a passenger capacity of just 50 and will suit solo travellers looking to travel with like-minded guests. Ship's officers host one or two large tables in the restaurant, ideal for singles who don't wish to dine alone.
Holland America Line – Well known for hosted singles dining, a meet up group and dance partners.
Hurtigruten voyage along the Norwegian coast, enjoying the fjords and northern lights, frequent singles holiday offers.
Noble Caledonia offer expedition and destination cruises around the world. On some of these they arrange same gender cabin sharing.
Silversea welcomes single travellers with supplements from just
25%, and Gentleman Hosts on selected voyages as dance partners or dinner
St Hilda Sea Adventures superb small ship coastal cruises in Scotland. Solo travellers over 50 will enjoy the wildlife, walking and scenery.
Tradewind Voyages exceptional voyages following the winds around the world. Sail on a tall ship for authentic experiences. Ideal for solo sailors.
Escorted Tours & Coach Trips for Solos
Adagio – join a gentle group of like-minded people and explore the world at a more leisurely pace, perfect walking tours for over 50s solo travellers.
Cosmos – Great deals for single travellers, with all the security and friendliness you could want. Room share options too.
Cox & Kings – With escorted holidays for solo travellers, no supplements.
Grand UK Holidays – No single supplements on UK mainland holidays and singles only coach trips in the UK available too. Overseas holidays too.
Jules Verne – Join tours, many with no single supplements and experience world-class trips.
Just Go! Holidays – A great range of short breaks in the UK, Ireland and Europe without single supplements.
Lucketts Group – day trips, short breaks, weeks away, UK and Europe: all by coach and superb for singles.
Riviera Travel – escorted group tours, ideal
for over 50s single travellers, in the UK, Europe and Worldwide.
Single Travellers Activity Holidays
Ramblers Walking Holidays – Lots of options if you like to walk in group, almost anywhere in the globe.
TD active Holidays – fabulous if you’re
looking for solo adventure tours for over 50s. Join a group of individuals with common interests.
Holiday Property Bond
The Holiday Property Bond gives you access to over 1,400 holiday properties in stunning locations across the UK and Europe. You’ll be able to enjoy exclusive facilities such as heated swimming pools, gyms and libraries, and there are always events and excursions for travellers, with regular breaks specially designed for solo travellers too.
Special OffersOur special offers on holidays for the over 50s single travellers are regularly updated and can be found here. Our popular mini guide for over 50s Solo Silver Travellers is available free. You can view it online or download it – all the details are here!
Star articlesYou might also like to take a look at articles from our travel writers on their holidays and journeys as single travellers. There are some tips and suggestions too!
And of course, if you’d like more information about coach trips, adventure, activity or escorted group singles holidays for the over 50s, please contact us at [email protected]
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