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One Traveller is a family-run company that offers a very personal service on each of our specially created holidays for mature single travellers. It is our passion and is something we are fully committed to. Our holidays are designed by our own Product Managers and include flights, quality accommodation, many meals, drinks and other extras within the overall price, plus the services of a dedicated Tour Manager who remains with the group at all times.

With 54 holidays to 31 countries worldwide our holidays are aimed squarely at mature single travellers, which means there are no couples and our guests can socialise with like-minded company in a safe and well-organised environment. We have holidays in the UK and cruises departing from UK ports, plus adventures to four different continents. From river cruises, to touring holidays, to classical music and operatic festivals and the rhythms of the US Deep South, safari drives and visits to world-renowned landmarks. There is a One Traveller holiday for everyone and we would be delighted for you to take the plunge and join our family!

Our holidays are as popular as ever and we now have our full programme on sale for 2019, with some selected dates for 2020 also available for early booking. If you haven't yet taken the plunge, there has never been a better time to do so and you can travel with the confidence that you will be joining the winning team.

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Brochure European 2019

Long haul with Ian

What you need to know about the One Traveller family

  1. We are a family-run company dedicated solely to the mature single traveller.
  2. One Traveller Director Ian Darkin (pictured) was a Tour Manager for many years along with other members of the team who have ‘on the ground’ experience of the needs of the mature single traveller.

  3. Single travel is all we do. We are not part of a large corporation and concentrate all our efforts on making your holiday a great success!

  4. Our itineraries are well planned and every element of your holiday is personally inspected by our team.

  5. Nothing is left to chance. We deal with everything ourselves, visit every hotel, tread each cobble, walk each path, eat in every restaurant. We think carefully about your holiday and ensure that no stone is left unturned.

  6. Holidays with the mature single traveller in mind. We plan longer itineraries and not ‘breaks’. Our long-haul holidays have unhurried itineraries with longer stops showing you a portrait and not just a glimpse of a destination. Why hurry things along when you do not have to rush back home? If you only visit a place once, you want see as much as you can, yet also have time to sit back and savour the moment.

  7. Our guests come back time and again. In just over 10 years of operating, over 700 people have taken more than five holidays with us and 300 have taken more than 10 holidays.

BTA Official

In November 2018 One Traveller were fortunate enough to be presented with the trophy for Best Singles Holiday Company in the small Holiday Company category at the British Travel Awards, an award we have now received for five consecutive years. Unlike some other awards, BTA winners are chosen following a vote by the travelling public and not by judges or committees using complicated formulas. They are therefore an excellent reflection of what the great British public is thinking and so to win an award is a very humbling experience.

One Traveller has also been recognised in their local area being finalists in the Norfolk Business Awards in the ‘customer care’ and ‘overall business’ categories’

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A selection of our 54 holidays to 31 different countries

The holidays listed below are a great introduction to One Traveller and some of our guests best-loved getaways. As with all our holidays, you will stay in four and five-star hotels in your own double room with meals, drinks, excursions and a whole host of extra special touches included all in the one holiday price, all escorted by our caring Tour Managers who are with you throughout!

Imperial Vienna

6 days from £1,740
Departures Apr, Jun, Oct

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Vienna Spanish School

Austrian Lakes & the Tyrol

8 days for £1,340
Departures May, Jun, Aug & Sep

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Austrian Lakes and the Tyrol

Lake Garda & Venice

8 days for £1,590
Departures May, Jun & Sep

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Isola del Garda


9 days from £2,350

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Tuscany - Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tallinn, Riga & Vilnius

10 days for £2,290
Departures Jun, Jul & Sep

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Tallinn Old Town, Estonia


14 days from £2,370
Departures Feb, Mar, Oct & Nov

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Panoramic view of Marrakesh and the snow capped Atlas mountains

Sri Lanka

16 days from £3,850
Departures Jan, Mar, Aug & Nov

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Elephants of Pinnawala elephant orphanage bathing in river

Shanghai, the Yangtze & Hong Kong

16 days from £4,290
Departures Jun & Oct

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Hong Kong

Prague One Traveller

We know that for many people making the decision to travel by yourself for the first time can be a hard one to make, especially if you have lost a loved one with whom you used to travel with. In our more-than 10 years’ experience of taking single travellers away on holiday, we also know that once that psychological barrier is broken down and you take the plunge and book a holiday with One Traveller, everything else just falls in to place.

We understand that a huge part of solo travel is all about the shared experiences involved – sometimes even more so than the actual destination you are visiting. With so much choice in our brochure you really can’t go wrong, as all of our holidays and experiences are tailor-made and geared around our single travellers.

However, we do encourage first time single travellers to test the water with our short, six-day visit to Prague. This holiday has a number of benefits for those feeling particularly nervous or who are less experienced in solo travel.

  • It was our first ever destination more than 10 years ago and we have been escorting guests there every year since
  • It is a city we know very well (our Director is half Czech)
  • We include the services of two Tour Managers, with one being Charles (our Director’s brother and a long-term resident of the city who is also fluent in the local language and is a qualified local guide!)
  • It is only a short, direct flight from the UK and we only stay in one hotel, meaning less travelling and more time for exploring with new-found friends!
  • Prague is a beautiful city and one that you can easily return to, even if you have been there before. It is largely pedestrianised, so whole districts are ripe for gentle exploration on foot without having to learn any complex transport systems
  • There will always be a Pre-Holiday Get-Together available to help settle any nerves (more about this on page 13), which we strongly recommend for our first-time travellers

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City Breaks

Join us for city breaks in Rome or Venice; explore ancient hill-top settlements in the Umbrian countryside, or perhaps visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Tuscany. Tour the monuments of countless ancient civilisations and the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily; or celebrate the finest classical music at the Verona opera Festival. Enjoy world-class scenic drives and walks amongst the ruins of Pompeii on the Amalfi Coast, or seek a quieter, more traditional Italy in Puglia, our director's favourite! One Traveller is an Italian singles' holiday specialist.

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Brochure European 2019
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