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Day trips

Hi. All, I hope you have all enjoyed some of the wonderful sunshine we here in West Norfolk have been experiencing this week past. Now I would like to ask any of you that are now in your senior years and maybe have found yourself on your own having lost your partner if you have taken any day trips say by coach or train.

Of course this past eighteen months we haven't been able to take trips anywhere until quite recently however I am hoping to try this experience.

Any tips for a solo tripper will be very welcome. Thank you, I do look forward to your responses.

Created By on 10/09/2021

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28th Sep 2021 22:51:02 (Last activity: 13th Oct 2021 20:28:10)
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I used to go on day trips regularly, and even on solo holidays. If you are pleasant, well mannered and friendly without being pushy you will get a friendly response. try a few comments to your nearest passengers especially others on their own, and gauge their response. I find you can usually make friends if only for the day find someone to walk with,,and keep a pack of peppermints in your pocket. They are a great intro when offered to your fellow passengers. Go travel. I did!.
Response from Flower41 Original Poster made on 13th Oct 2021 20:28:10
Hi, Thanks for your encouraging words and advice Purple Hat. I will look into booking something after Christmas.
29th Sep 2021 13:53:17 (Last activity: 13th Oct 2021 20:26:25)
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Hi Flower41,
I have been on a lot of solo holidays by coach and have always had a super time. Most times you are allocated a table to sit at for meals so there are opportunities to discuss the day's events etc. Of course, there is the dreaded "single supplement" which you pay to have, more often than not, a room like a broom cupboard overlooking the dustbins but hey ho, you only sleep in it!!! My local u3a have a Travel group which is wonderful because I know most of the people on the coach, if only by sight not name, and we are picked up in the village where I live. I have also done a couple of river cruises in Germany which have been lovely as they usually stop in small towns/villages and you can walk round the sights and not worry about getting lost because the river is always near and then you can easily find your boat. Lochs & Glens do some wonderful tours in Scotland and they own all the hotels - I had the best single room I have ever had whilst staying with them.
Good luck with your travels and do let us know how you get on, Carole 🙂
Response from Flower41 Original Poster made on 13th Oct 2021 20:26:25
Hi, Thanks for your input re day trips and coach hols. I will really consider looking into booking something for after Christmas. Single supplement accommodation sounds a little unattractive but hey how providing it's clean as you say you only sleep in it. Thanks again. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.

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