Top Five escorted tours from One Traveller

One Traveller offer escorted holidays and cruises around the world to mature, single travellers over 50

Malta: Explore the European capital of culture

Valletta, the capital of Malta, has been crowned the ‘Capital of Culture’ by the European Union for 2018. There are many reasons to head there – amongst them are the countless range of arts, music and film festivals. Furthermore, the city boasts history, beautiful beaches and an impressive culinary scene. Travellers can explore Valetta, Gozo, Mdina, as well as visit the Meridiana wine estate, Ta Qali Crafts Village and the Mdina Glass and Maritime Museum. To conclude a visit to the Maltese city, guests can enjoy dining at the Palazzo Parisio, a 19th century fairy tale palace.

Getting there:
One Traveller offers return flights, eight nights’ accommodation at the four-star Hotel Victoria in Sliema, meals and a dedicated tour manager starting from £2,560 per person for select departures in June, September and October 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/malta

Verona: Listen to world-famous musicians

Summer is fast approaching and those looking to indulge in a summer soiree of music and elegance can head to Europe’s most spectacular music venue – the impressive Roman Amphitheatre located in the heart of Verona. The Arena di Verona boasts world-class performances during the Verona Opera Festival, appealing to opera aficionadas across the globe.

Getting there:
One Traveller offers return flights, four nights’ accommodation at Hotel Leopardi, located just 400 metres from the Basilica of St Zeno, meals, executive coach travel and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £1,590 per person for select departures in July and August 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/verona-opera-festival-2018/

Sri Lanka: Combine a beach holiday with an elephant safari

Sri Lanka’s Minneriya National Park boasts the largest annual gathering of Asian elephants between August-September each year. Congregating in numbers of up to 600 at one time, visitors can marvel as the majestic mammals assemble to bathe, mate and feed. Elephant lovers can also enjoy a visit to the Elephant Transit Home in Udawalawe run by the Born Free Foundation and a game drive in Yala National Park. Adding in elements of culture and history, travellers can explore Colombo and Kandy or enjoy beach time at Eden Resort Beruwela.

Getting there:
One Traveller offers return flights, 14 nights’ accommodation, meals, executive coach travel and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £3,990 per person for departures in August and November 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/sri-lanka

Cotswolds: Rediscover the great British backyard this summer

For a retreat in the British countryside, head to the heart of Oxfordshire and explore the Cotswolds. The go-to destination for scenic walks and hearty pub lunches, boasts quintessentially and unspoiled English landscapes. Travellers can visit historic Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of Shakespeare, or check out the impressive grounds at Sudeley Castle and Gardens or Hanbury Hall and Gardens.

Getting there:
One Traveller offers four nights’ accommodation in the four-star Billesley Manor Hotel in a double room for sole occupancy and the exclusive services of a tour manager starting from just £850 per person for select departures in July 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/the-cotswolds-2018

Delhi, Royal Rajasthan and Bombay: volunteer at a centre

Project Ladli, based in Jaipur, India, is a centre which houses and helps around 60 girls, by teaching them various skills, as well as offering informal classes in Hindi, English and dance. Travellers can visit and meet the girls and their carers whilst travelling through the country. Alongside volunteering, travellers can learn how to cook traditional dishes with a local family and enjoy a dance and cultural show in Udaipur.

Getting there:
One Traveller offers international and domestic flights, 15 nights’ accommodation in four and five star hotels in a double room for sole occupancy, executive coach travel, meals and the exclusive services of a tour manager from just £3,590 per person for select departures in October and November 2018. www.onetraveller.co.uk/tours/delhi-royal-rajasthan-and-bombay-2018/

One Traveller

One Traveller is the award-winning UK leader in single holidays for over 50s. Their all-inclusive holidays give travellers the peace of mind that everything is paid for in advance of their trip, with no single supplements or single rooms. The company was founded in 2007 by Ian Darkin, who led the first tour to Prague. Since then, the company now offers over 40 different holidays and cruises around the world, including short UK and European breaks, as well as long haul trips. In addition to the annual brochure, One Traveller also offers a further 25 holidays over Christmas and/or the New Year. The company has been awarded the British Travel Awards Best Small Singles Holiday Company award for three consecutive years.

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