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Holidays For Solo Travellers

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Whether you are new to travelling as a single, or an intrepid solo explorer, we can provide advice for holidays to solo travellers and suggestions to suit your style.

We are often asked about singles holidays for over 50s, and our ‘Tried. Travelled. Trusted’. approach means we are best placed to give you the right guidance for your next holiday.

Many of our Silver Travel Advisors are solo travellers, and many of our hand-selected partners specialise in solo travel.

Travelling on your own can be exciting and exhilarating and is often a lifestyle choice. It can also be a daunting experience especially when life takes a new turn and you find yourself embarking upon a solo trip for the very first time.

At Silver Travel Advisor, we want to take the trepidation out of single travel and therefore offer a range of tips and experiences that will tempt even the most nervous solo traveller to give it a try.


Joining a group organised by a specialist company such as Solos Holidays or Just You can be a great way of meeting other solo travellers – remember that other solo travellers are in the same boat – they won’t know anyone else either. Or several major cruise lines cater well to single travellers with social activities onboard.

To read more on travelling solo, download our dedicated guide for the solo Silver Traveller here

We take a look at the best holiday types for solo travellers covering cruise, touring, activity and adventure, and independent travel. It’s also packed with hints and tips, and the Silver Travel team share their experiences of travelling solo.

"I’ve found that travelling solo makes you more tuned in and receptive to both the place and those around you. Joining pre-formed groups makes it easier – cruises, escorted tours and activity holidays".

Gill | Solo Traveller

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From far flung destinations such as the Maldives offering total escapism, to the stunning beaches of the Algarve, or closer to home with all that the UK has to offer. Take some time for yourself to relax and unwind by the sea. A carefree beach break does wonders for the soul and offers a beautiful backdrop for a solo sojourn.


Cruises are the perfect anecdote for solo guests. We've known lifelong friendships form amongst like-minded travellers who have met at sea. On a practical level many cruise lines offer single cabins, reduced supplements and hosted events onboard. Look out for our partner offers.


Luxury comes in many forms, and is itself subjective. Whether it's a wellness retreat in India or a European river cruise, travelling solo doesn't mean you have to travel alone. Luxury may simply be having time to yourself. It never ceases to surprise us how many people you can meet when travelling solo.

All inclusive

All inclusive holidays tend to be land based, however, we'd also recommend cruising as an option for solo travellers who want the security of knowing that there's no surprises to their bill at the end of the holiday.


A rail journey might be just the ticket for those seeking solitude. The on board comfort and sightseeing cars are complemented by social areas for all, offering the opportunity to dip in and out of socialising as one desires.


Touring remains one of the most popular holiday forms for solo travellers. As with cruising, many of our touring partners offer reduced supplements for solo travellers. Top of our list for escorted touring is the UK, India, Egypt, Asia and Canada.


A safari for solo travellers presents a perfect blend of group drives and communal dining, with plenty of time for peace and quiet.

Accessible travel

There is now a superb range of holidays for anyone who has mobility issues or sensory impairment. And there are options too for those who need a little extra support whilst away.

Activity & Adventure

Take some time to explore your favourite activities and hobbies. It’s a great opportunity to meet others who share your interests. With a number of partners offering a wide range of pursuits you won't have far to look for inspiration.

Travel partners

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Riviera Travel’s worldwide escorted tours and cruises all offer a unique, thrilling and reassuringly uncomplicated way…
Just You have been crafting group touring holidays to UK, Europe and Worldwide especially for solo…
With all ships carrying less than 1,400 guests, Silver Travellers will be sure to enjoy the…
Explore Worldwide is an established specialist in small-group adventure holidays to extraordinary places worldwide, from Albania…
More than 30 years in the making, AE Expeditions (part of Aurora Expeditions) has a track…

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