It can be difficult to know what to expect when you set off on any holiday, and if you’re a first-timer on one of our solo holidays that’s still true. The most important thing you need to remember when heading off on our singles holidays is that you’re there with plenty of like-minded people, and our Friendship Travel Host is there to make sure you all have a good time. We’ve personally tried all of the hotels and resorts which you’ll be staying it, so we can vouch for their quality, and all that’s left for you to do is join in, forget your nerves and have a great holiday.
Of course, it’s always comforting to have an idea of what to expect before you head off on solo holidays for the first time, so you should know that we have guests from all walks of life, between 25 and 65, from the UK and Ireland, women and men. We don’t offer exclusive holidays for singles over 40, or singles holidays over 50s as we believe a mixed age group is much more fun for everyone involved. The only thing we can guarantee about the group of strangers that you’ll be spending your holiday with is that they’re as keen as you are to meet new people and experience new places. You’ll be with other people who are looking for a relaxing time and willing to talk about anything. And if all that still seems a bit intimidating, then our hosts are great ice breakers and eager to help out.
When people are picking their first trip from our range of solo holidays, they often ask us what the best trip for them will be. We find that lots of people like to take a one-night trip with us first, or a weekend city break, just so that they can get a feel for our solo holidays and find out what they’re like. If you do opt for one of these, you’ll likely find yourself amongst a mix of first-timers and veterans, as plenty of people use these short trips to catch up with the friends they’ve made on previous holidays.
Of course, you could dive straight into a longer holiday with us to somewhere more exotic. A seven or nine night trip gives you plenty of time to meet new people, see some incredible sights, join in with whichever of our organised activities you like and enjoy great meals with us. Each night, you’ll head back to your comfortable accommodation, knowing you got it for a great price.
A solo holiday means flexibility, and we don’t want to take that away from you. That’s why when you holiday with us you’ll have a selection of airports and flights to choose from, even on trips that include the cost of the flight in the package. Being able to get to the airport your own way means you can travel to one that’s closest to you, instead of having to meet up with the group somewhere in the UK before you fly.
Once you’re in the country, we pay for the cost of transfers between the airport and the hotel, and we try to be as flexible with these as possible. However, if your flight is too far outside the designated time slot for arrival, we may have to charge extra for the additional journey we’ll need to make.
There’s plenty of information on our website and in our brochures about our solo holidays, but there’s one thing you need to remember that counts more than anything: have fun. Our holidays are meant to be enjoyed, and we believe that when you’re in a group of like-minded people, heading out on what’s sure to be a great trip, you won’t be able to help but have a good time.