If your parents are single parents, and would like to travel they may be surprised to find that there are plenty of options for single travellers.
Many travellers prefer their own room, or simply like to have some time to themselves while travelling, and Saga Travel offers plenty of single rooms without the extra costs or “single supplements” which many other tour companies sting solo travellers with.
Here are some excellent holiday ideas for your parents if they’re travelling solo and interested in meeting new, like-minded people and having the time of their lives:
Solo travel is unlimited – just because you’re traveling solo doesn’t mean you have to limit your destinations. Your parents can explore the Mediterranean, travel the stunning rainforests of Borneo, take a safari in Kenya, or watch the lemurs in Madagascar. Don’t let the fact that they’re planning solo dim their creativity. Whatever is on their bucket lists, your parents will find it, and can have an adventure either solo or with friends.
For those who are into art and music, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about and see some of the most incredible art in the world, and listen to some of the most accomplished orchestras. Your parents will be able to see Doizetti’s L’elisir d’amore or the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in England, enjoy the artistic collections in the grand houses of Dorset, or celebrate the piano, with performances of music from Beethoven to Chopin. Whatever their heart desires!
When traveling solo, many travellers worry about who their room mate will be or the costs of the single traveller supplement. The good news is there are some companies that do not charge a single traveler supplement. Do your research and find a company’s price that works well for your parent’s budget. Otherwise, why not encourage your parent to find a friend to go along with? There’s nothing wrong with traveling alone, but it can be even more fun with a friend.
If your parents want to get away for the holidays but are worried about spending the holidays alone, a tour can be the perfect solution. It will allow your parent the opportunity to meet some new people, but also have some time to themselves to read a book, explore galleries and art spaces, and fall in love with the countries they’re visiting. It’s really the best of both worlds. Time to themselves, without being alone.
Cruising offers excellent value for money, and your parents can visit multiple destinations while unpacking once, and enjoying the journey to each new place. With amazing food, entertainment, and destinations, either a river cruise or a cruise of the Mediterranean is a great surprise gift for solo travellers.
Buying your parent a gift can be challenging, but personally I think buying them a voucher or putting some money towards their dream trip is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give them. Many parents put their lives on hold to raise their children and this is your chance to give them something back that will provide them with wonderful memories to cherish and new stories to share.