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Solos Holidays Review October 2018

Solos Holidays is a first of its kind - a travel booking site intended for solo travellers. The site has been providing travel essentials for single vacationists since 1982. Today, it claims to be the number one singles holiday company in the United Kingdom.

Solos Holidays offers a wide array of travel recommendations, like destinations, activities, tour packages, and other helpful services. The site is tied up with hotels, lounges, car rentals, and other companies that will give you extra convenience in your solo getaway. 

In Solos Holidays, you can customise your upcoming getaway depending on your preferences. Choose which place you want to explore and experience. The site arranges various itineraries with different spots to visit and activities to enjoy. With or without plans, Solos Holidays can definitely help make your solo travel convenient, safe, and fun. 

Booking Process

Solos Holidays has a lot of holiday suggestions where you can choose from. You can select different holiday packages based on your personal options. The 3-step booking process is easy and will only take you a couple of minutes. 

Step 1: Extras

After finalizing the holiday of your choice, you can see and review all the inclusions, extras, and other important details of your chosen package. You can also view your travel and accommodation details as well as the breakdown of your holiday costs.

Step 2: Your Details

The next step is for you to provide your details. This set of information includes your personal details, passport, address, and your contact details. Your first name and surname must be the same with what's on your passport for security purposes. 

Step 3: Payment

This is where you will have to settle your payment terms. Select whether you will pay the required deposit or you will pay the full amount. Solos Holidays advises that all services must be paid in full at least 70 days prior to the departure date. While for ocean cruises, payments must be settled 100 days before.

Payments can be done through cash, cheque, bank transfer, and debit or credit card. If you are going to book in less than 70 days before the departure date, payments should be settled on the same day of your booking. 

After paying, you have to finalise and settle all the requirements to have your booking processed.

Destinations

Europe and North Africa

-Albania                    -Estonia                -Latvia                    -Switzerland
-Austria                     -Finland                -Malta                     -Turkey
-Belgium                   -France                 -Montenegro         -Ukraine
-Bulgaria                   -Georgia               -Netherlands
-Canary Islands       -Germany             -Portugal
-Croatia                     -Hungary              -Russia
-Cyprus                     -Iceland                -Slovenia
-Denmark                 -Ireland                 -Spain
-Egypt                       -Italy                      -Sweden

Asia and Indian Ocean

-Azerbaijan            -Laos                  -Thailand
-Cambodia            -Malaysia          -Uzbekistan
-China                    -Maldives            -Vietnam
-India                     -Nepal
-Japan                   -Singapore

The Caribbean

The Americas

-Antigua
-Bahamas
-Barbados
-Cuba
-Jamaica
-Saint Lucia

-Canada
-Costa Rica
-Mexico
-Panama
-Peru
-USA

Africa and Middle East

Australasia

-Jordan
-Namibia
-Oman
-South Africa
-Tanzania

-Australia

Holiday Types

Solos Holidays Holiday Type

Activities

Check Solos Holidays' selection of thrilling and fun-filled adventures which are set in different locations. Such adventures include hiking, cycling, skiing, and other sports that will give you an adrenaline rush. For the soloist who prefers calming and relaxing activities, why not try yoga classes or sightseeing organised by Solos Holidays staff?

Christmas and New Year

Do you want a new way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? You can with Solos Holidays' selection of balls, events, and trips abroad. Spend the yuletide season in a unique way by partying the night away or visiting a new place. 

City Breaks

Explore and be amazed by the atmosphere of the different cities you can visit through Solos Holidays. Have a short tour in both lively and solemn cities, and learn about their rich culture at the same time. Aside from day tours, restaurant hopping, and wine tasting, Solos Holidays will also give you a variety of accommodation options that will make your short stay more special.

ClubSolos

This one is exclusively for single individuals (no couples and children). It offers basic yet comfortable accommodation, where you can dine, party, or simply relax. The hotels where you will be staying are specially hand-picked. Likewise, each hotel, which has a private pool, bar, and taverna, is close to local bars and restaurants. Additionally, there will be a Solos Tours Leader based in each hotel. 

Cruises

Imagine yourself relaxing in a luxurious floating hotel while cruising in breath-taking destinations. You can choose one from Solos Holidays solos departures and join other cruisers on your preferred departure date and itinerary.

Dances and Festive Breaks

Solos Holidays hosts Black Tie Balls, Party Nights, Dances and Festive Breaks in different venues around the UK all-year-round. What you can expect from events like these is a welcome reception, where you are served with a glass of a refreshing drink before dinner. Between each dinner course, men are allowed to go from one table to another. In this type of holiday, you have two options - to stay only for the evening or to spend the night mingling with other travellers/guests and experience the hotel's leisure facilities and the included breakfast.

Discovery

Explore other countries, visit beautiful places, and learn and discover something about other cultures. 

Sun

Escape the city life, bathe in the sun, and walk on the sand. Choose your destination - from the splendid Greek islands to the stunning Caribbeans. You are sure to experience paradise every day of your vacation. 

UK Breaks

Discover the hidden treasures of UK. You can go for a relaxing break in Harrogate, or spend the weekend playing golf in the Shropshire countryside. 

Walks and Treks

Explore some of the most marvelous landscapes on foot. Travel through sceneries around the world - from the perfect coastal strolls in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Greek to the picturesque saunters in Montenegro, Croatia, and the Austrian Alps. 

Extras

Because Solos Holidays is dedicated to giving you a fun and worry-free travel experience, it offers services that aim to make your travel convenient.

Solos Holidays

Holiday Insurance

To travel with peace of mind and to make sure that the costs of unforeseen events are covered, select the right policy for you from Solos Holidays' preferred insurance providers. 

Solos Holidays Get Holiday Ready

Get Holiday Ready

Solos Holidays can help you with airport parking, lounges, and which hotel to stay to make sure that you have a smooth booking and travel experience.

Travel by Train

Solos Holidays Travel By Train

Solos Holidays has teamed up with thetrainline.com, where you can purchase fares and save as much as 40%, to make your travel within the UK easy. If you prefer to travel by train or if you don't want to worry about where to park your car at the airport, travelling by train is better for you.

Travel by Coach

Solos Holidays has collaborated with National Express. Being the UK's biggest scheduled coach network offering numerous destinations in Wales, Scotland, and England, National Express is where you can book a coach seat directly to the airport.

Visas

To get the most professional and dedicated service while acquiring your Travel Visa, use Solos Holidays' Visas service, where every Visa application is processed with equal assistance. Visa specialists from Solos Holidays will make the process easy and less stressful.

Solos Holidays Other Services

Holiday Money

Through Solos Holidays' partnership with Moneycorp, you can have 100% secure delivery and free next day delivery if you order £500 or more. You also get to receive 0% commission on currency orders.

Luggage Service

Want your luggage sent directly to your hotel? You can book a home-to-hotel luggage service through Luggage Mule, which allows you to take up to 30kgs per bag with no excess luggage charges. 

Design and Usability

The design of Solos Holidays' website is easy on the eyes. It only has a white background and uses the colours red, blue, and black for the font. Perhaps, the reason for this is to give more emphasis to the pictures of stunning Solos Holidays destinations. 

The font used is nothing fancy, making it very easy to read. Plus, there are no annoying pop-ups, and the pages load properly.

Field test

"Considering the status of my love life and my age, I believe I'm an old maid. Doing my everyday work and taking care of my family members are what keep me busy. I rarely get the chance to meet new people and socialise. Whenever I have free time, I spend it alone. I look for places and hotels where I can spend some 'me time.' 

Then one time while I was looking for somewhere to travel, I saw Solos Holidays. It's a travel company, especially for single travellers. I thought it was interesting because travelling with other singles would be fun. I didn't expect to travel single and return with a partner, of course, although that would be nice. I just wanted to visit new places with other singles who were also travelling solo. 

However, while travelling, I had many realizations. Before, I used to enjoy visiting new places alone. But now, ironically, I became aware of how alone I am, and I'm beginning to feel the need to have someone with me while I explore new places. I realized that I don't want to grow old alone, and I want to hold somebody's hand while travelling.

Booking with Solos Holidays wasn't a bad idea. In fact, it made me realize many things. I would love to travel with other singles again through Solos Holidays. But for someone like me who's not getting any younger and who's racing against time to find a partner, I think joining dating sites and getting a match-making service would be better." - Stock broker (41)

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Summary

Solos Holidays boasts of its 30 years of specialising in meeting the needs of single travellers. It has been the number one singles holiday company in the UK since it was established in 1982. 

It offers travel choices for all tastes and budgets. It has partnered with a number of hotels, which are exclusive to Solos Holidays guests. By booking a tour with Solos Holidays, you can bond with other solo travellers. Because you are travelling with a group of soloists, you can have the chance to share different experiences, make new friends, and discover and explore great destinations. However, if you are the type of single who does not only want to establish new friendships by travelling but also to meet potential dates and be in a relationship, we suggest a much simpler and less expensive way of doing so - checking and joining online dating platforms. You may check our Dating Sites category to see the latest and most popular dating sites for single individuals looking for their perfect match. 

FAQ

General Information

When was Solos Holidays established?

Solos Holidays was founded in 1982, and it claims to be the number one singles holiday company in the UK.

Where is Solos Holidays' head office?

The Solos Holidays main office is at 54-58 High Street, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 7EJ

What are Solos Holidays' operating hours?

  •  Monday-Friday: 09.00-19.30
  • Saturday: 09.00-16.00
  • Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00
  • Bank Holidays: 10.00-16.00

What is Solos Holidays' official site?

The official website of Solos Holidays UK is https://www.solosholidays.co.uk.

Is Solos Holidays available to anyone?

Solos Holidays is for anyone who's travelling on his/her own. 

For how many years has Solos Holidays been serving single travellers?

Solos Holidays has been in the business for over 30 years.

Are holidays based on a minimum number of travellers?

Yes. Solos Holidays events are based on a minimum number of travellers. If the minimum number is not reached, Solos Holidays can cancel a tour.

Are there instances where itineraries have to be changed?

Solos Holidays sticks to the printed itinerary. However, there are still instances where it is necessary to make changes because of uncontrollable factors, like weather and transportation conditions.

Can I share a room?

Sharing a room with someone is possible. This option is usually offered specifically during Solos Holidays Dances and Festive Breaks and Discovery Tours. To inquire about same-gender room sharing, call Solos Holidays at 0844-815-0005.

Do I always have to stay with the group?

The group usually gets together at the welcome drink and on excursions. However, it's totally up to you as to how much time you would like to spend with the group.

Usually, how many people are in a group?

The number of people in a group of travellers depends on the type of holiday. The average group size, though, is around 15.

Cancellation

Can I cancel a booking by phone?

No. Cancellation of an already confirmed booking requires a notification to be sent via email or snail mail from the person who made the booking. Verbal cancellation is not valid.

Extras

What is Holiday Insurance?

Through the Holiday Insurance powered by Holiday Extras, you can have peace of mind that the cost of whatever is unforeseen is covered. That means if ever there is an emergency, and you need to cancel your trip or to make it short, you are covered.

Contact Solos Holidays

How do I contact Solos Holidays?

You may contact Solos Holidays by calling 020-8951-2870 or by sending an email at travel@solos.co.uk.

Does calling Solos Holidays hotline have charge?

Yes. Aside from your mobile company's charge, calls to Solos Holidays will cost you 7 GBP per minute.

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Infos

Adress:Solos Holidays, 54-58 High Street, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 7EJ
Phone-Hotline:0844-815-0005
E-Mail:travel@solos.co.uk