Friendship Travel

Friendship TravelWhy we recommend them?
We recommend Friendship Travel to those looking to travel alone in an informal and relaxed way. Friendship Travel have been offering holidays for single people and those simply choosing to travel alone for many years and have an excellent reputation and many repeat customers.

Their unique philosophy appeals to those who prefer to spend holidays relaxing rather than going on organised tours and excursions, and want the freedom to explore at their own pace.  They often have two Friendship hosts on hand throughout the holidays to ensure everything runs smoothly.

What they do?
Friendship Travel offer holidays in the UK and to many destinations around the world. The UK breaks are ideal for "first timers" and are also popular with those who don't wish to fly or don't have the time for a long holiday. European City breaks are also ideal for customers just looking to try a Friendship Travel holiday and take in a few sites along the way. European destinations include Italy, Spain, France and Greece.

More adventurous travellers can enjoy Friendship Travel holidays in some amazing destinations. Kenya, Kerela, Thailand, Egypt and Grenada are just a few of the options.  Ski holidays are also available and your Friendship host can arrange lessons, equipment hire, transport to and from the slopes and lift passes to ensure you can simply relax and enjoy yourself. Ski destinations include beautiful St Anton in Austria, Tignes in France and Courmayeur in Italy.

Gulet Holidays offer a fun and very different holiday experience. The traditional, specially converted boats sleep up to 11 people and sail along the stunning Turkish Coast. These trips include all meals and the services of a Turkish crew to sail the boat, cook the food and provide the entertainment.

What makes them stand out?
Friendship Travel is different to many other single holiday providers as the concept is unique. The emphasis is on relaxing and having fun rather than following a schedule of excursions and trips. You as the guest are free to plan your time and can get involved in as much or as little as you choose. Of course excursions are available but many guests prefer to just chill out by the pool, get to know their fellow friendship travellers and enjoy fine food and wine.

Friendship Travel also offer house-parties where they take over all or most of a small hotel for the duration of the holiday. This year there are 5 to choose from and destinations include Villa Aeolos in Greece, Caesars' Gardens hotel in Rhodes and Era Hotel in Turkey.

Call Friendship Travel on 08712000609

Solo Holidays

Solo HolidaysWhy we recommend them?
Solos Holidays was established in 1982 and so have 30 years of experience in providing holidays for the single traveller. Theirs is a name that customers can really trust and they have an excellent reputation, having just won the British Travel Award for Best Specialist Singles Holiday Tour Operator.

The customer service is first class from the minute you make an enquiry to the after care service. The website is easy to use and professional and they offer a wide range of holidays to cater to all tastes and age groups.

What they do?
Solos Holidays aims to offer something for everyone and you can choose from a fantastic range of holidays, events and experiences. Chose from UK breaks and balls, Short Breaks in Europe and across the world, Discovery Tours around the world, Food & Drink weekends away, Sun holidays in exotic locations and a wide selection of Cruises. For those who fancy a more active holiday, Solos offers Walks & Treks, Multi-Activity, Tennis, Skiing and Golf breaks.

What makes them stand out?
Solos is not only celebrating 30 years in business this year but has just been crowned Best Specialist Singles Tour Operator at the British Travel Awards;  their experience and expertise are second to none. They aim to be not just another travel company but a whole travel community and customers benefit from having access to an online forum, as well as a busy Facebook page, where they can chat to other solo holiday makers. This allows new customers to benefit from the experience of those who holiday with Solos time and time again.

Another benefit of booking with Solos is that you get the expertise and experience of one of their Tour Leaders for the duration of your holiday. There to ensure all customers have an amazing holiday, the Leaders are so much more than just a rep. They are a travel companion, part of the group, there to impart information, take care of the little details such as travel between excursions and ensure that everything goes smoothly. Many Tour Leaders were once Solos customers so they fully understand how first time customers will be feeling and can help to ease any apprehension.

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Cold Fusion

Cold FusionWhy we recommend them?
Established in 2004 Cold Fusion is the only ski holiday specialist offering luxury ski brakes exclusively for the independent traveller. They cater to single people of all ages and ski abilities and offer fantastic packages with ski passes in two of Frances best known and most beautiful ski resorts.

The accommodation they offer is first class and they have three fantastic traditional chalets exclusively for their use.  Although groups of friends are very welcome they adhere to a strict no families and no children policy so you can be assured that your stay will be with other likeminded people looking to enjoy a traditional ski experience.

What they do?
Cold Fusion offer several specialist holiday packages including a beginners ski week, a beginners snowboarding week, a snowboard only week and an advanced ski week. They also offer twin centre holidays for those wishing to explore more than one resort. This twin centre option has so far proved to be very popular and combines one week in Chamonix and one week in Morzine. This holiday also offers excellent value as guests will be given 10% discount on the cheapest week.

Whatever type of holiday you choose you can be sure that your accommodation with be top notch. The fantastic chalets offer stunning views and luxurious extras such as saunas and hot tubs, games rooms and the large ones even have a bar. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are all included and guests can dine together in the beautiful dining rooms which open out on the balcony with breathtaking views.

What makes them stand out?
Cold Fusion have been offering these holidays for 7 years and really understand the needs of the single traveller. They ensure that every detail is taken care of and almost everything is included in the price you pay upfront. Meals, drinks reception, transport to and from ski slopes, transport to and from the resort centre on an evening and the services of a chalet host are all included. You chalet host will ensue the holiday runs smoothly and will also arrange lift passes, equipment hire, ski lessons and evening entertainment.  You can also expect first class customer service.

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Page and Moy

Page and MoyWhy we recommend them?
Page and Moy have been providing holidays for the discerning traveller for over 50 years! They specialise in escorted holidays, offering trips which are packed with tours and excursions. Their aim is  to ensure their guests see the very best of their chosen destination, including less familiar sights which are somewhat off the beaten track. 

Page and Moy have an excellent reputation and listen carefully to guest's feedback. When feedback suggested that guests wanted smaller tour groups for a more personal experience, Page and Moy ensured that groups sizes were changed and more free time built in to the holidays to allow guests to explore at their own pace.

What they do?
Page and Moy offer worldwide escorted holidays. Italy was one of the first destinations they offered almost 50 years ago and remains their most popular, but holiday makers can now travel to much more exotic destinations all over the globe. India, Sri Lanka, Boneo, Thailand, Canada, Cuba and Rio are just a few of the many destinations on offer.  Page and Moy cater to those looking for once in a lifetime trips but also to guests seeking short but exciting breaks to European destinations such as Morocco, Switzerland and Greece.

Page and Moy Journeys by Rail are also very popular and allow guests to enjoy holidays full of culture, history and stunning scenery combined with elegant and comfortable travel between sights.  Journeys by rail can be as close to home as the beautiful Scottish Highlands or as far away as India or Peru.
Page and Moy pride themselves on offering the very best possible tours and have expert guides in each destination ready to share a wealth of local knowledge and experience.  The friendly guides are on hand throughout the holidays to answer questions, impart information and take care of the little details such as travel between sights and to and from your hotels.

What makes them stand out?

Page and Moy organise all the main elements of your holiday so you can have a stress free experience.  Everything from Visas to transfers will be taken care of.  Page and Moy holidays are fully ATOL bonded so you have total peace of mind and there is even a 24 hour emergency number in case of unexpected emergencies.

For guests convenience Page and Moy now offer a range of upgrades and optional extras including flight upgrades, flights from regional airports, door to door taxi service and holiday insurance.

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Just You

Just YouWhy we recommend them?
Just You offer dedicated holidays for the single traveller. People travel alone for a number of reasons and everyone is made to feel welcome and included on a Just You holiday.  Just You were one of the first companies to offer holidays for the single traveller and they pride themselves on their excellent customer service and years of experience. 

Just You have a very customer focused approach and the priority is to ensure that their customers have exactly the holiday they want. As well as seeing amazing sites and visiting their chosen destination they can travel within a friendly group of likeminded people who are sure to become life long friends.

What they do?
Just You offer a wide range of holidays from short breaks throughout Europe to three week holidays to some of the worlds most exotic locations. Wildlife and culture holidays are particularly popular and include the amazing Longboat and orangutan trip to Borneo and the Magic of Kenya tour which explores some of the continents most stunning National Parks.

Just You have also recently started offering All inclusive Holidays. These luxurious trips are for guests looking to relax and have everything taken care of, and the hotels have been very carefully chosen to ensure that the high standards of Just You are met. All inclusive holidays include all meals and drinks, a welcome drinks reception, farewell dinner and at least one excursion.  Choose from destinations including the beautiful Costa de la Luze, Bulgaria's Black Sea or the tropical island of Antigua.

Whether you choose a touring holiday, a short break or an all inclusive stay you will have the services of a Just You host throughout your holiday. Your friendly host will ensure you get the most from your experience and arrange any travel between sights, transfers and accompany you on excursions.  In certain destinations the services of a local guide may also be included where they have invaluable local knowledge.

What makes them stand out?

At least one excursion is included in all Just You holidays and some tours may have as many as 10. Optional tours are also available on most holidays.  Other extras include use of the executive lounge at the airport on some holidays, all transfers, airport reps and no single room supplements. Optional extras which may incur additional charges include flight upgrades, flights from regional airports, overnight airport accommodation and, taxi transfers. 

Just You understand that travelling alone for the first time can be a daunting experience and so they offer discovery weekends throughout the year to give perspective customers the chance to sample the Just You experience.  Discovery weekends start from £189.00 and include a welcome drinks reception, dinner, questions and answer sessions and accommodation in a minimum 3 star hotel.

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