For many people, taking a holiday alone is the best option. While it is no doubt pleasant to have companions - partners, friends or children - around on a break, singles holidays are a truly liberating way of seeing the world and offer many benefits.
Most of us will have experienced the familiar scene on holiday, when one person wants to go somewhere and someone else is keen to visit another spot - these sorts of problems go out the window on single traveller holidays with Great Rail Journeys and make for a stress-free time in which you can do exactly as you please.
You may be surprised at the number of other single travellers there are looking for a solo holiday just like you - and if you fancy heading off with other like-minded people, who enjoy the sense of freedom that a solo break can give, why not consider one of the many holidays for single travellers there are on offer from Great Rail Journeys?
We are the UK's number one provider of escorted rail tours and our wealth of experience can allow us to find the perfect singles holiday for you. If you quite like the idea of being around other travellers with a similar idea of a good time, then we can make sure you have plenty of chance to interact and socialise.
However, if like many other single travellers, you simply want to relish time to yourself and may only want to see other people at mealtimes, this can be arranged.
With the wide variety of destinations available on holidays for the single traveller, you are sure to find somewhere you want to visit. One of the best aspects of travelling by rail is also that many trips include multiple stops, so you could find yourself strolling around numerous fantastic cities in the space of one holiday.
One of our most popular singles holidays is our rail trip to Lake Garda and Venice. Italy is truly one of the world's most stunning countries and on this break, you will enjoy both the natural splendour of the lakes and the dazzling beauty and architecture of a city often thought of as the most pretty in the world.
This rail trip for single travellers includes a guided tour of Venice and Verona - where you can check out Juliet's balcony - as well as a cooking course, wine tasting and a stopover in another great metropolis, Paris.
Fans of beautiful European cities could also consider our singles trip to Berlin and Prague. Both noted for wonderful architecture, rich culture and great food, these places are brilliant to visit at any time of year.
The Berlin and Prague journey on offer from Great Rail Journeys also includes a river cruise in the German capital as well as some rail travel through Switzerland, a stunningly beautiful country perfectly viewed via train.
Single travellers on this trip also have the choice to head off to visit the best sights of Prague, which include Hradcany Castle, St Vitus's Cathedral, the Old Town Square and the Charles Bridge, which dates all the way back to the 14th century.
For an enjoyable festive break, why not take a Great Rail Journeys' trip to the world famous Cologne Christmas markets? The German city holds six impressive festive-themed markets and a singles holiday with us also includes a cruise down the river Rhine. Those who choose to take the evening cruise will also be treated to dinner on board.
Our Cologne trip is perfect for single travellers keen to mingle, as it also includes a fun 'getting to know each other' introductory drink and meal at the beginning. This is a great way to make firm friends who can be your companions on the four-day excursion.
There is much to see and do in Cologne as well as the Christmas markets. Why not head off and explore its huge cathedral or take a walk down the banks of the Rhine? The city is also home to a chocolate museum well worth a visit. Here you can pick up various sweet treats ideal for Christmas presents for your family and friends which can be given on your return home.