19 April 2016, 01:00

The rise of the solo traveller

Saga creates small group adventures across the globe for solo holidaymakers – complete with door-to-door chauffeur service

With more than one-fifth of Saga guests travelling solo, the over-50s holiday company has created an exceptional choice of tours for those who want to meet like-minded people or indulge in a personal interest such as watching wildlife or exploring ancient history.

The solo holidays are for groups of up 20 guests and include a VIP chauffeur service from the front door to get the holiday off to a relaxing start - and on the return journey a driver is at the airport to carry cases and ensure a comfortable journey home. Holiday choices include:

South Africa - World in One Country
Explore the diverse landscapes and cultures of South Africa from the incredible wildlife of Kruger National Park to Drakensberg's mighty escarpment, the landscapes of the Garden Route and the magnificent Cape Coast. Kruger is one of the greatest national parks on the planet with a chance to see elephant, giraffe, lion, rhino, cheetah, zebra and hippo on a guided game drive.
17 nights from £2,599 departing London Heathrow on August 6 and September 17, 2016, February 18, March 18 and April 22, 2017. Price includes 15 breakfasts, seven lunches and 15 dinners.

Islands of the Caribbean
This all-inclusive island-hopping adventure gives holidaymakers the chance to see tropical wildlife and coral reefs as well enjoying the evocative music and culture of Tobago, Grenada and St Vincent. Nature lovers can join trips to reefs, a rainforest and seabird sanctuaries, while history lovers can take a trip to Grenada National Museum or opt for a visit to Fort Charlotte. Of course, sun-lovers can simply relax and laze on powder white beaches and cool off in the warm, crystal waters.
13 nights from £3,299 departing London Gatwick on September 2, 2016, January 23 and May 12, 2017

Sri Lankan Adventure
Discover Sri Lanka's intriguing cultural heritage and its magnificent wildlife on this intimate tour. Guests experience the elegance of a bygone era with stays in four heritage properties and discover the bustling Colombo, sacred Kandy, Nuwara Eliya hill station and Galle Fort.
13 nights from £2,749 departing from London Gatwick and Heathrow, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham on October 5, 2016, January 11, April 26 and March 15, 2017. Price includes 12 breakfasts, six lunches and 12 dinners.


For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/holidays

Prices include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, airport taxes, accommodation, meals as outlined, porterage, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount of if passenger has own insurance.

Saga has been voted Best Singles Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards for three successive years.

Saga is a leading provider of products and services primarily tailored for customers over the age of 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 60 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands among UK consumers aged over 50. Saga is synonymous in the UK with the over 50s market and is recognised for its high quality products and services. These include cruises and holidays, home and motor insurance, savings and share dealing and the UK’s award winning Saga Magazine.



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