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10 amazing ideas for singles holidays

31 May 2019 ( 17 March 2021 )

Solo travelling: whether you are looking to explore a far-flung destination, meet like-minded people with similar interests, or simply enjoy a relaxing break, the world is certainly your oyster on a singles holiday.

Solo Travellers on holiday together

There's now a diverse range of experiences and destinations available for the single traveller – allowing you to plan a holiday as individual as you are.

Read on for a look at our top 10 singles holidays, each perfectly tailored for anyone going it alone.

Which one would you choose?

1. A solo special interest holiday

The beauty of solo travel is that it gives you the freedom to pursue your own personal passions - without feeling bad that your travelling companion might not be enjoying it as much as you are, and without having to compromise and potentially miss experiences you would rather not.

The special interest holidays offered by Saga include history in Uzbekistan, art appreciation in Malta, New Orleans jazz in Devon and bird-watching in Spain.

Discover a selection of holidays designed specifically for solo travellers. Find out more here

2. A river cruise for singles

What better way to see a country than to float along its waterways, taking in key sights along the way? Solo river cruises wend their way along a selection of scenic routes, taking in treasures such as the windmills and rural villages of Holland and the incredible archaeological sites of the Egyptian Nile.

Cruise some of the world's most beautiful waterways. Find out more about river cruises here

3. A guided walking holiday

Walking holiday specialists offer a selection of guided walking holidays geared towards solo travellers. With treks as far afield as the national parks of Madagascar and as close to home as the beautiful New Forest, you can even stay in a fully-equipped country house with other like-minded individuals.

The health benefits of walking

4. An ocean cruise

Choose one of our small-ship cruises for a friendly and welcoming singles-getaway out on the open sea.

Comfortable cabins mean you can relax and enjoy your own space whilst the programme of exclusive events, specifically designed for single travellers, is guaranteed to keep you entertained.

Find out more about Saga's ocean cruises for solo travellers

Discover why Saga Cruises are the perfect holiday option for solo travellers. Find out more here

5. A Christmas adventure

Try something a little different this Christmas with a festive singles break. Enjoy a range of traditional activities, Christmassy entertainment and plenty of delicious, festive food. You won't have to lift a finger - and you won't have to put up with concerned friends and family members continually asking if you're okay!

So why not celebrate Christmas in style this year?

6. A touring holiday

Whether you fancy island-hopping in Croatia or a tour of the colonial cities of Cuba, the carefully planned itineraries on a touring holiday take in the best of a destination; and as a solo traveller, you only have to make your way to the sights you want to see, without worrying about what a travelling partner may or may not want to see – so come along for the ride.

Browse all of Saga's touring holidays for single travellers

Why I changed my mind about group tours

7. A cultural holiday

Popular trips for solo culture-vultures include an exotic eastern adventure through the ancient cities of Uzbekistan and an all-inclusive trip to the ancient and historic jewels of Rhodes with a variety of interesting talks on the island's rich history. You'll be surrounded by likeminded travellers who'll have interesting views to add to the conversation, and who should find your own insight fascinating too!

See our range of singles cultural holidays

8. A railway escape

Single travellers can experience the mesmerising landscapes of Canada aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Sit back and watch the scenery slide by.

9. A solo safari

Safaris are a wonderful way to meet like-minded people as you admire the incredible wildlife of Kenya, Botswana, South Africa or any number of other incredible locations. There's plenty to see and do, with lots of talking points along the way - meaning you don't have to worry about any awkward gaps in conversation. If you'd rather keep to your own company you'll find plenty of opportunities to sit and enjoy the wildlife, camera in hand.

What better way to see the world than by taking a scenic train journey? Find out about our rail holidays

10. A relaxing resort holiday

Not everyone wants to be trekking through ancient cities or grand landscapes. Sometimes we just want to relax at the pool or beach with a good book and soak up some sunshine, or enjoy some all-inclusive dining. That's where hotel holidays can come into their own. Saga hotels such as Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Portugal and Hotel Port Denia in Spain have a set number of single rooms you can book with no single supplement to pay, so it's best to book early as leaving it until the single rooms have all booked up will incur and extra cost. On-site activities, orientation, excursions and entertainment will give you the opportunity to meet your fellow single travellers. 

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As more than a fifth of our customers travel alone, Saga offers a wide selection of singles holidays. Visit our singles holidays page to find out more.

Discover a selection of holidays designed specifically for solo travellers. Find out more here


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