10 amazing ideas for singles holidays

Jenai Laignel / 26 October 2015 ( 08 March 2017 )

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.

There's now a diverse range of experiences and destinations – 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 the solo traveller. Which one would you choose?

1. A special interest holiday

The beauty of solo travel is that it gives you the freedom to pursue your own personal passions. The special interest holidays offered by Saga are as wide-ranging as art appreciation in Malta; New Orleans jazz in Devon; and bird-watching in Spain. 

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2. A river cruise

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.

Find out more about Saga's River Cruises

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.

Learn more about Saga walking holidays

4. An ocean cruise

Choose one of our small-ship cruises for a friendly and welcoming singles break 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

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.

Find out more about festive breaks

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 – so come along for the ride.

Browse all of Saga's touring holidays

7. A cultural holiday

Popular trips for culture vultures include an exotic eastern adventure through the ancient cities of Uzbekistan and an all-inclusive trip to the crumbling ruins of Crete with a variety of interesting talks on the island's rich history.

See our range of cultural holidays

8. A railway escape

Discover the world's highest railway on China's Lhasa Express or experience the mesmerising landscapes of Canada aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train. Sit back and watch the scenery slide by.

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.

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