With the trend of ‘going it alone’ continuing to grow, the UK’s number one singles travel company expands across the pond
Voted by the consumers as the UK’s best singles holiday company (through The British Travel Awards) for the last four years, and with over 30 years of experience providing the widest choice of vacations for adult single travelers of all ages, Solos Holidays is excited to bring its expertise to North America for the first time with Solos Vacations.
Solo travel is a growing trend in the USA, with Google searches for ‘solo travel’ up almost a third last year compared with 2013. Adult singles now outnumber married people in North America too, with Bureau of Labor Statistics (published in August 2014) reporting 50.2% of American adults as single, compared to 22% in 1950.
One of the growing solo travel age groups is the older adult population, with a recent AARP survey (published in December 2014) finding that 37% of adults aged 45 and older took a trip alone in the past two years and more than 80% planned to take another solo trip in the next year.
All of Solos Vacations’ group trips have a dedicated tour leader and are available to anyone traveling alone – they may be single, unable to travel at the same time as their partner, or simply have different interests to their friends or partner.
Every guest is guaranteed their own room or can choose to share a twin room with a same-sex group member for a reduced price, with the trips striking the right balance between time spent mixing with others and time spent alone.
Managing Director of Solos Holidays and Solos Vacations, Andrew Williams, says: “Solos was formed in the UK in 1982 specifically to meet the needs of the single traveler – we are the first holiday company with this specific focus. Since then, we’ve stayed true to our roots, with our expertise recognized by an ever-growing and loyal community of customers. We’re excited to launch Solos Vacations and provide the same level of care, attention and carefully-planned tour itineraries to U.S. single travelers too.”
NEW trips available with Solos Vacations, include:
In 18th century Europe, travel bloomed on the belief that a tour of Italy would enable a true understanding of art and culture. This ‘Grand Tour’ takes guests through three iconic Italian cities, witnessing world-renowned ancient monuments, classical architecture and artistic masterpieces in Rome, Florence and Venice. It features visits to other cities and scenic countryside settings along the way too, including Siena, Pisa, Lake Maggiore and Lake Garda. Departing September 27th 2015, the trip includes 10 nights’ hotel accommodation (own room, including breakfast every morning), tour leader, guided tours, ground transport and nine dinners. Priced from $3,695 pp. Flights extra. Visit www.solosvacations.com.
Visit two of Europe’s most famous cities, both boosting a history that dates back over 2,000 years. This tour not only covers famous landmarks in and outside both cities – from Westminster Abbey and Windsor Castle to The Louvre and The Palace of Versailles – but treats guests to local experiences too, such as traditional English afternoon tea in London and a Cabaret Show in Paris.Departing August 22nd 2015, the trip includes eight nights’ hotel accommodation (own room, including breakfast every morning), tour leader throughout, guided tours, ground transport, traditional afternoon tea and two meals. Priced from $3,599 pp. Flights extra. Visit www.solosvacations.com.
Take in the historically diverse, vibrant city of London, as well as historic cities, towns and attractions synonymous with England’s identity. This tour features the beautiful cities of Oxford, home to one of the most renowned colleges, and Bath, famous for itsgrand Georgian architecture and Roman baths. It also visits Blenheim Palace, the childhood home of Winston Churchill; The Cotswolds, boosting some of Britain’s most idyllic villages; Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare; and Stonehenge,site of one of Europe’s most famous Neolithic monuments. Departing August 27th 2015, the trip includes nine nights’ hotel accommodation (own room, including breakfast every morning), tour leader throughout, guided tours, ground transport and seven dinners. Priced from $3,299 pp. Flights extra. Visit www.solosvacations.com.
Experience the best of British culture on this unforgettable journey from London to Edinburgh. Think royal retreats, whisky, cheese, golf and literature! Highlights along the way include the historical capital of northern England, York; Gretna Green, set just over the border into Scotland and famous for its quick marriages for runaway couples (a tradition that made its way to parts of the U.S!); Glamis Castle, childhood home of The Queen, with a history dating back 700 years and rated as Scotland’s most beautiful castle, and a tour of Glenturret Distillery, creators of the renowned whiskey, ‘The Famous Grouse’. Departing November 13th 2015, the trip includes ten nights’ hotel accommodation (own room, including breakfast every morning), tour leader throughout, guided tours, ground transport and eight dinners. Priced from $3,759 pp. Flights extra. Visit www.solosvacations.com.
The British Isles has had an extraordinary influence on global culture, especially the U.S. The two islands of Great Britain and Ireland have thrived in their geographical isolation from mainland Europe, developing their own unique identity and using their unrestricted access to the oceans to develop a mighty scale of trade and cultural development far beyond its size. This trip takes in the most iconic landmarks of the ‘British Isles’ in a grand circular tour, including London, York, Edinburgh, Belfast, Dublin and Bath. Departing November 6th 2015, the trip includes 11 nights’ hotel accommodation (own room, including breakfast every morning), tour leader throughout, guided tours, ground transport and nine dinners. Priced from $3,999 pp. Flights extra. Visit www.solosvacations.com.
Ends / March 5th 2015