Singles holidays specialist companies
Here’s a list of singles holidays specialist companies in the UK. There are many other tour operators and hotel groups that offer deals and holidays for single and solo travellers (visit our homepage for details), but these are the companies that cater exclusively for people travelling alone.
Solos Holidays was founded in 1982, the first specialist singles holiday company in the UK. It has a wide choice of options including beach holidays, city breaks, activity holidays and escorted group tours. It also organises dinner dances and festive breaks in the UK. Visit the website or get a brochure.
Founded in 1999, Friendship Travel offers “relaxed, friendly and unstructured” holidays for singles, including cruises, house parties, city breaks, ski and long haul holidays, as well as dinner dances in the UK. None of the trips has a single supplement, and regional departures (with a small extra charge) are available for 75% of all trips. Check out the website and the late deals. You can also download or order a brochure.
Solo Travellers is the UK’s only company that specialises in group tours predominantly for single travellers. It prides itself on putting together journeys into some of the world’s most interesting countries, with weekend breaks in cities such as Vilnius, Krakow, Reykjavik and Bucharest, and adventure holidays in places as diverse as India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Cuba. See the website for more details.
Travel One has been providing house-party holidays and cruises for groups of single travellers since 1998. It runs an annual Christmas house party in Lanzarote and an autumn party in Spain. Its clientele are mostly – but not exclusively – people in their 40s, 50s and 60s. Find out more on the website.
The Mistral is a family-owned hotel on the Greek island of Crete that has catered exclusively to single travellers for almost 20 years. The hotel has just 35 rooms and caters to singles of all ages. It is three minutes’ walk from a beach and has two swimming pools, landscaped gardens, outdoor Jacuzzi and spacious terraces. Visit the website and find details of flights to Crete.
Single with Kids
As its name suggests, this is a company specialising in holidays for single mums and dads and their children, offering exciting trips including cheap camping weekends, summer beach breaks in Majorca and themed weeks such as the Lapland Adventure Holiday. At Christmas and New Year it runs festive party weekends. Visit the website.
Although Mercury Holidays doesn’t offer group holidays for solo travellers, it’s one of the few generalist companies to take a genuine interest in people that holiday alone. It has worked hard to negotiate no single supplements in double and twin rooms at a wide range of hotels around the world, bringing down costs for its loyal clients, and for that we think it deserves recognition. Visit the website for more details.
Last updated: 4 January 2017