Singles Holidays over 50

The beauty of being over 50 is that you know yourself a little better than when you were young. Perhaps you realise you’d rather go on a Pilates holiday in sunny Italy than that cycling trip in the mountains that your other half fancies. Or, you’d relish concentrating on your hobby of painting or photography for a week? Or perhaps you’d just like a cooking holiday on your own, learning to cook new Italian recipes, away from the rest of the family! Another thing most over 50s know is that me-time is always beneficial.

Why not take that me-time to its limit – and book a singles holiday in beautiful Italy or Spain?

Our holidays all involve an activity – we specialise in relaxing weeks away with daily tuition in your chosen activity. These are either cookingpaintingphotography, learning Italian, or Pilates. The atmosphere is about conviviality in an idyllic Italian or Spanish location, while also improving your skills in your chosen activity.

Not all singles are single!

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be single to be part of a Flavours singles holiday. Some of our singles are simply having a breather away from their other half or family! Very healthy, we say. (We’ve even written a blog about that scenario; read it here.) Many, of course, are single – for some that may be a new way of life in their 50s for various reasons. And others may usually travel with a friend, but have decided that a week away on a small group activity holiday is a great way to meet new, like minded people.

Our small groups are always friendly. You’re all doing the same activity with our expert tutors, so there’s plenty in common to talk about over a lovely aperitif as the sun sets.

There are so many reasons to be a single traveller – and we welcome everyone, of all ages. It’s even fine if you’re not single. Our groups of around 8-10 tend to be mostly singles, plus the odd couple or pair of friends. This mix makes for a natural group feel, and a friendly atmosphere. But don’t worry, if you are single, you’re never the odd one out.

Why is Flavours great for singles holidays over 50s?

Research shows that people in their 50s are more likely to choose a singles holiday, with the average age of single travellers being 54. Our age range tends to be between 40 and 70, but there are often a few either side of those ages, too. We welcome everyone.

Doing an activity provides a focus for the week, giving you a great sense of satisfaction when you improve your skills.

Because we organise everything for you on our holidays, they’re incredibly stress-free. We realise that most people – particularly singles over 50 – don’t want to trawl the internet for the best accommodation and restaurants. We’ve been organising Flavours singles holidays for over 20 years, and have researched the best villas – authentic, homely, in great locations – and the best food; our meals are cooked by an in-house chef (though if you’re on a cooking week, you’ll be cooking a lot of your food, too!), and we’ll take you out to our favourite restaurants. Eating alone is never on the cards. We also know lovely places to visit. And we’ll pick you up from the airport, too. Our activity weeks offer a real taste of regional Italy (or Spain if you pick our Andalusia painting week).

We never charge single supplements, and everything is included in the cost, including transfers, excursions, your chosen activity and food and drink – even wine and Prosecco.

If you’re looking to come on your first singles holiday, we’re very used to people’s concerns and worries. Do read our blog about allaying those apprehensions, to help you understand that there’s nothing to fear.

It’s really the perfect week away for those singles over 50 who either want to take time to themselves without the pressures of a family holiday, or those looking to take up a new skill or hobby – or improve on one they haven’t tried for years.

Need some help?

Download our Singles Guide here, for useful information about travelling on your own. And have a look at all our holidays on the website, or download our full brochure here.

Do give us a call on 0131 343 2500 with any questions, or drop us an email: – we’re always happy to help.