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Solo Holidays

Solo holidays are a great way to explore the world and meet new friends in the process. If your friends and family are unable to join you on your dream holiday, don’t let that stop you. This is what Travel Department’s singles holidays have been designed for.

Escorted Holidays for Single Travellers

Our escorted holidays for single travellers enable you to experience the countries you want to whilst removing the stress of planning. We take care of all the organising, including return flights, transfers, accommodation and excursions in the company of an expert local guide; so, you can spend more time enjoying the destination.

Solo travel doesn’t mean you have to be alone. There's nothing like globetrotting for breaking down barriers and bringing people together. As part of our solo travel groups, you will tour with a like-minded group of people, sharing wonderful experiences, creating memories that will last forever.

For our independent female travellers, you will have peace of mind that wherever in the world we visit. Safety is paramount, and our local guides will be there to help should you need any assistance.

From European favourites to curated city breaks, further afield to China or a cultural haven like Barcelona, we provide a variety of solo travel tours for you to choose from. If the dates for our solo holidays from Ireland do not suit, we have many solo travellers joining us on our regular tours, so do check them too. If you have any queries regarding Travel Department solo holidays, see our FAQs below for more information.


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Why join one of our solo travel groups?

Travel Solo, But Not Alone

Travel Solo, But Not Alone

There's nothing like travel for breaking down barriers and bringing people together. On our group holidays, you can travel solo, but you will never be alone. You’ll travel with a group of like-minded people, sharing wonderful experiences and creating memories that will last forever. At the start of our trip, a ‘welcome’ drink or meal is always included, so you’ll be able to meet people straight away. We’ll also have plenty of leisure time to venture out with our newfound friends to see more incredible sights.

The Best Locations

The Best Locations

We offer Solo Traveller holidays to some of the world’s best destinations including European favourites Italy and Germany as well as exotic locations like China. Whether you’re looking for a City Break to Prague, a getaway to the Algarve Coast or a River Cruise along the Nile, we’re sure to have something that suits your taste. Join us as we explore the Taj Mahal on a trip to India or take in the highlights of Salvador Dali’s artwork on a trip to Barcelona.

Perfectly Planned Holidays For Over 50s

Perfectly Planned Holidays For Over 50s

We’ve been planning holidays for solo travellers for over 25 years, so it’s safe to say we know what makes a great tour. We’ll do the thinking, the planning and the checking, letting you skip the search for the best routes or accommodation and focus on what really matters, embarking on the trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re interested in taking a River Cruise on the Danube, a trip to the vineyards of South Africa or a beach holiday to Malta, we’ll take care of all the arrangements.

Insights From Expert Guides

Insights From Expert Guides

On each of our Solo Traveller holidays, we’ll be accompanied by a local, expert guide who is ready to help us uncover a wealth of knowledge at our destination. Offering unique insights that aren’t found in a guidebook; our local experts will help enrich our journey and unlock some hidden gems as well as the iconic sights. Our guides will also provide us with tips and recommendations based on individual interests for what to do during any free time.

Experience one of our solo holidays for over 50s

Don’t worry if you don’t have a travel companion, you aren’t the only one! Our Solo Holidays are created to ensure you have an unforgettable experience in the company of like-minded people. At the start of our guided holiday, a ‘welcome’ drink or meal is always included, so we’ll be able to meet our fellow travellers from the outset. On our Solo Traveller holidays, we’ll see so much more with the help of local, expert guides who will be with us throughout our entire trip. They’ll also offer suggestions and tips based on your interests, so we get the most out of our leisure time. Many of our solo travellers become friends and travel together again on another one of our holidays. So, if you like the idea of a group shared experience and want to explore some of the most incredible places, our Solo Traveller holidays may be the perfect option for you.

Solo Travel Holiday FAQs

Is there a single supplement?


On our solo tours the advertised price is inclusive of the single supplement. For our regular tours, where solo travellers are always welcome to join, a single supplement will be applied.

Do I need to share a room?


During your holiday, you will have privacy, as we understand that it is just more convenient and comfortable to have your own hotel room.

Is a solo traveller holiday expensive?


It’s a more economical way to travel as being on a group tour is usually cheaper than travelling on your own, as costs are shared, and we can negotiate special group deals on hotels or attractions.

Is it lonely being on a solo traveller holiday?


No, group travel is ideal for solo travellers. It gives them the opportunity to meet a group of like-minded independent travellers interested in exploring their chosen destination.

What kind of people go on solo traveller tours?


People travel independently for various reasons and a popular misconception is that solo travel is only for single people. Solo travellers have different backgrounds and interests, but they all share the same interest - a passion to explore the world.

What is the average age group of a Travel Department solo holiday?


The average age range of the group is usually people in their 50s upwards.

Where are the best destinations for solo travellers?


The best destinations for single travellers over 50 can be anywhere when you take a holiday with us! You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide with local contacts and insider knowledge, which will give peace of mind, particularly when travelling to more exotic destinations where the tourist infrastructure is less developed.

What if there is an emergency?


We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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