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UK short breaks

Our verdict:

Whether you're taking your first solo holiday or looking for a short break close to home, a UK getaway is ideal - and a weekend exclusively for singles guarantees you'll have plenty of like-minded company as well as your own time to explore or relax in private.

Recommended tour operator: Friendship Travel

Friendship Travel says

We specialise in holidays and short breaks worldwide for those who want to travel on their own, enjoy the privacy of their own room but also meet up with other solo travellers in a fun, unforced and convivial atmosphere.

  • themed weekends
  • singles only
  • your own double room

Our UK short breaks are a great way to meet others – and it’s the ideal starting point if you’re considering your first experience travelling solo.

Our UK short breaks are for all ages and you can choose from a range of styles such as a weekend break in the New Forest, dinner dance weekends and Christmas and New Year breaks in various UK locations, including Northern Ireland.

All of our UK short breaks include breakfast and a three-course dinner with a half bottle of wine, as well as the specified activities, a double or twin room for single occupancy and the comfort of knowing there’s one of our experienced group leaders on hand throughout. We organise an ‘ice-breaker’ get-together to start most of our weekend breaks.

Further afield, our holidays include house-party style beach holidays (some of them in hotels exclusively for our guests) plus golf, ski, cruising and walking holidays for singles aged 25 and over. Most of our guests are aged between 30 and 60 years.

Find out more about our dances and festive breaks in the UK.

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