More than one-fifth of Saga passengers travel on their own – discovering new places, meeting new people and forging new friendships. The over-50s travel company offers a vast choice of holidays across the globe and many are exclusive to solo travellers. Here’s just a sample:
Wonders of Vietnam
Uncover the captivating beauty and unique culture of Vietnam. Ha Long Bay is a ‘must-see’ natural landscape with thousands islands created over millions of years. Visit the small city of Hoi An, famed for its noodles and unique lanterns, on the south-central coast. The Citadel in Hue, Vietnam’s capital until 1945, was the seat of Nguyen emperors and its interior was a forbidden city, where trespassers were sentenced to death. View the French colonial-style People’s Committee Building in Ho Chi Minh, formerly the Hôtel de Ville de Saigon, styled on the Paris original.
13 nights from £2899 departing Gatwick on April 23 or September 10
Land of the Incas
Follow in the footsteps of explorer Hiram Bingham to discover Machu Picchu, hidden high in the Andes for hundreds of years and still shrouded in mystery. This tour is packed with great destinations and unmissable sights including visits to fascinating Spanish colonial cities. There will also be an opportunity to learn about tribal cultures and the reed islands that float on Lake Titicaca.
12 nights from £3,099 departing Heathrow to Lima on April 8, September 23 and October 28
China: Land of the Dragon
Marvel at the 6,000-strong Terracotta Warriors and visit Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Park to see the Bird’s Nest stadium on a top-performing Saga tour that combines ancient and modern China.
Pay homage to Confucius at temples dedicated to the great philosopher and stroll along Shanghai’s cosmopolitan waterfront parade on this valued-packed holiday.
11 nights from £2599 departing Heathrow to Beijing on August 20
All holidays include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, most meals, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover
Prefer to stay in Europe? Fly to Oporto, a city with a magnificent hillside setting overlooking the River Douro. Stop for two nights at the 4-star Axis Porto (4Q) and visit Amarante, a pretty town and scene of heroic resistance against the French in 1809. Soak up the sights at a laid-back pace, walking a few hours a day, as well as enjoying a river cruise and memorable rail journey. Pause at charming villages where the production of award-winning wines is a way of life in traditional Portugal.
Seven nights from £729 departing Gatwick, March 29, September 6 and October 18
Price includes return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, all breakfasts, one lunch and all dinners, cruise and rail excursions, porterage, tour manager, travel insurance and cancellation cover
For details of these and more solo holidays call free on 0800 414 8986 or visit saga.co.uk/holidays