Going solo: the many benefits of singles holidays

Aimee Spicer / 23 May 2016

Find out why going on a singles holiday could be the holiday of a lifetime.



This is a time of great potential in your life, when you have the time and resources to do things that you really enjoy. Taking a spontaneous holiday is something that you should definitely consider.

But, have you thought about going solo for a getaway? If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Even people with the most adventurous spirit can be a little unsure of taking the plunge and booking one of our singles holidays for over 50s. We also understand that being single can be an unfamiliar and sometimes daunting experience, particularly if you’ve recently been widowed or divorced.

Maybe you’re wondering what singles holidays are like? Or perhaps you’re wondering if going on holiday by yourself will really be enjoyable? Well, we thought we’d run through some of the benefits of choosing a break from our Solo Traveller Collection…

The chance to be sociable…

Travel and shared interests are individually great for bringing people together. Combine them and they can help to cement invaluable new friendships with people just like you.

Striking out on your own is the perfect way to meet people, because you can’t rely on “safety nets” like friends and partners for conversation. Instead, you have time, energy and attention available to make a set of wonderful new connections for the coming golden years!

…or the chance to do your own thing

Travelling solo also provides you with the perfect opportunities to enjoy some special “me time”. Whether you want to start the book you’ve always dreamed of writing, or polish skills for your favourite hobby, a holiday focused on you is the best time to give yourself room for development.

Our trips are designed so that all travellers can take part as often or as little as they like. So, you can dip into the socialising or enjoy your own personal adventures: the choice is yours!

Focus on favourite pastimes or learn new ones

The range of activities on our singles holidays is huge. For a simple break close to home, why not discover the artistic collections of Dorset’s historic country houses and galleries, or embrace ballroom and Latin American dancing in Blackpool?

If you’re feeling adventurous and carefree, then you could walk the Costa Brava, watch wildlife in the Caribbean, or cruise the Nile and see the Valley of the Kings. There’s a veritable A to Z of singles holidays available, with trips on everything from archaeology to jazz! Here’s a quick summary for your convenience:

  • Archaeology
  • Art appreciation
  • Bird watching
  • Dancing
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Music and jazz
  • Walking

More time to enjoy your break

As with all Saga holidays to different destinations, our package tours include essentials that would take a bit of time and effort to organise by yourself. These include:

  • Organised meals and refreshments
  • Porterage at hotels or on cruise ships
  • Tourist visas for UK residents
  • Optional travel insurance and cancellation rights

Less time organising food, drink and paperwork means more time for you to plan and enjoy your holiday activities.

Breaks from an award-winning company you can trust

Put your holiday in the hands of a company you can trust. Your holidays are incredibly important, for all the reasons we’ve already discussed. We recognise all this because we have more than 60 years of travel expertise at our disposal, which is perhaps why Saga has been voted the Best Singles Travel Company at the British Travel Awards for two years running.

We hope you take time to find out what all the fuss is about. Give yourself some invaluable personal time, or socialise with a group – choose one of Saga’s tailor-made singles holidays and start planning your big adventure today!

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by Saga unless specifically stated.

The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal, medical or other form of advice. You should not rely on this information to make (or refrain from making) any decisions. Always obtain independent, professional advice for your own particular situation.