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Eight benefits of going on a singles holiday

29 March 2015

Choosing to go on holiday is an exciting experience and we know that many of you enjoy travelling alone.

Great Wall of China
A tour of China makes a great holiday for meeting people with similar interests

If you’re considering a solo trip with Saga, we’ve put together some of the benefits, which highlight why it’s such a popular option.

The freedom of independent travel

The ability to choose what you want to do and where you want to go can really build your self-confidence. When you book with Saga, your holiday will be a home away from home whether you stay in a resort or a hotel; the exhilarating feeling of not having to fulfil another person’s expectations can be a real growing experience.

Suggested holiday: Colonial Malaysia for Solo Travellers

Great value for money

Contrary to popular opinion, singles holidays are much cheaper than you’d think, especially as demand has risen. Saga don’t have any hidden charges or single supplements that you’ll have to pay after you’ve booked, so whilst you’re away you’ll be able to budget that much easier. Some trips include special extras like historic city tours and day cruises or excursions.

Suggested holiday: Douro Adventure for solo travellers

Carefree solo holidays

Embrace the lack of responsibility by letting us take care of everything. Though you will be in charge of what you want to do and when you want to do it, we’ll be in the background taking care of the small details, such as airport transfers, visas, accommodation and meals.

Suggested holiday: Juan de la Cosa for solo travellers

Discover adventure with a special interest trip

Embrace your own personal adventure on one of our special interest holidays – take existing hobbies to the next level or try something completely new to expand your horizons and interests. Go walking in the Dolomites, or listen to Jazz down the Rhine; the freedom of discovery is all yours.

Suggested holiday: Birdwatching in Punta Umbria

Reduce stress with singles travel

Getting away from it all really does reduce stress levels. Changing your normal schedule frees you up to do things that bring you happiness and shutting off your mobile phone and laptop can improve sleep patterns. Lastly, it is well known that exposure to sunshine gives you that essential boost of vitamin D to keep your mood up and anxiety down.

Suggested holiday: Magic of the Nile

Meet new people on holiday

Travelling on your own allows you to meet new people outside of your friends and family at home, and travelling with Saga ensures you’ll be with a group of like-minded people. On our singles holidays we organise events to break the ice right at the beginning, so you can find new friends before you get into the thick of your time away. If you are a history buff, love to experience the outdoors or enjoy lounging on a soft sandy beach, then you can make friends with shared interests on our inclusive trips abroad.

Suggested holiday: China: Land of the Dragon

Make your own travel schedule

You decide upon your itinerary, no one else. Plan your day and your adventures as you want and enjoy a little ‘me’ time. Be sociable when you want to be, or take advantage of your independence and do the things you’ve always wanted to try.

Suggested holiday: Jazz on the Rhine

And finally, tailor-made advice for your holiday…

Our involvement can be as much or as little as you need. The Saga team are here to help you book the holiday you’ve always wanted, and with our trained specialists, you can feel safe in the knowledge that we’re recommending destinations with the benefit of experience. Whether you fancy Spain or Italy, leave the UK behind and explore new shores this year.


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.