Travelling alone has never been easier!

Shearings ‘Your Time’ breaks are designed exclusively for the single, independent traveller…

Does the idea of travelling alone seem like a daunting prospect? Or perhaps you’ve thought about it but don’t want to pay the extra supplements that are usually associated with solo travelling? Even if you’ve travelled alone before but vowed never to do it again, there are plenty of reasons to reconsider!

The travel industry has recognised the growing interest in independent travel, and has come up with a host of fabulous ideas to cater to the market’s specific needs.

Award-winning breaks for the single, independent traveller

Shearings Holidays, the award-winning operator of escorted tours, offers a special collection of ‘Your Time’ breaks, designed to make it easy for you to travel alone. 

Simply choose your ideal travel destination, and the operator’s friendly reservations team will take care of the rest. This includes organising your travel, accommodation, meals, and excursions – plus, a Shearings tour manager will be on hand to assist you throughout your holiday. Best of all, whatever you choose, there are absolutely no single supplement charges…

On a Shearings ‘Your Time’ break, you will enjoy the comfort and security of travelling with like-minded people who share your passion for travel, and benefit from the experience and knowledge of a host of enthusiastic staff.

With that in mind, there’s no reason to worry about exploring your dream destinations on your own with Shearings!



What’s included in Shearings ‘Your Time’ breaks…

  • Holidays with no single supplements, staying in sole-occupancy rooms
  • Fantastic selection of holidays designed with the single traveller in mind
  • Luxury coach travel with dedicated departures just for single travellers
  • Minimum three-star hotel stays
  • Shearings tour manager or resort representative on-hand to help during your holiday
  • Meet like-minded guests who share your passion for travel

Shearings’ range of ‘Your Time’ breaks has been updated for 2016, giving single travellers the opportunity to visit many renowned European cities, with tours exploring France, Italy, Spain and Germany.

Whether you want to relax in sunny Barcelona; discover the historical architecture in Cologne, or take in the beauty of capital Paris, on your own, there’s a breadth of holiday options for you, with no single supplement.

Visit us online or call

For further information about Shearings’ ‘Your Time’ programme, CLICK HERE or call the reservations team on 0843 309 1921.

The full collection is available to book online. You’ll also find an FAQ section and more information about your dedicated Holiday Host. 

Remember to quote AAC601 when booking your holiday!

Sample tours available:

Taste of Holland – 5 days from only £449 per person



This delightful short break will give customers an insight into the diversity of Holland.

  • Holiday Highlights: Discover lovely Zeist, near Utrecht, see Amsterdam, spend time in Delft and The Hague, plus explore Gouda
  • Price includes: 4 nights half-board accommodation at the Oud Hotel London, sole occupancy rooms, three included excursions and luxury return coach travel
  • Departure dates: June 26th, July 31st 2016
  • Booking information:  To book visit or call 0843 309 1921
  • Web link ←

Barcelona & Cultural Catalonia – 9 days from only £399 per person



Immerse yourself in captivating Catalonian charms and traditions, as we spend six night at the Hotel Monteplaya in Malgrat de Mar in one of Spain’s most intriguing destinations. Enjoy all-inclusive accommodation as we make new friends and amazing memories as we explore a local market, discover Barcelona and visit Canet de Mar to enjoy a Tapas tasting. 

  • Price includes: six nights all inclusive accommodation at the Hotel Monteplaya in Malgrat de Mar, two nights overnight express coach travel, local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks from 4pm until 11pm, services of a Shearings representative, three included excursions.
  • Departure dates: 16th April & 30th April, 24th September and 8th October 2016
  • Booking information: To book visit or call 0843 309 1921
  • Web link ←



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15th May 2017
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Hi, what I cant understand is, these tours with some of the coach companies for single people.
Run tours with no over night stops, they may be a little cheaper, but who at the age of 50 plus, want to spend 24 plus hours on a coach?
I much prefer the over night stays on route.
christine p
11th Nov 2016
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I live in North Wales - no departures for any holidays !
30th Mar 2016
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As a solo traveller myself I always look at the holiday offers that promise no single supplements but it has been my experience in the past on some occasions that when you compare the 'no single supplement' offer for one person with the normal price of an ordinary travel offer you are often paying more anyway, therefore the single supplement is often included in the overall offer price. Some travel offers do have low single supplements too, which also show up the fact that a 'no supplement' holiday is more expensive. I have also been disappointed with trips where everyone is on their own and found quite a number of people have been less than sociable. I much prefer a mixed bunch of travellers.
1st Apr 2016
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I have noted the exact same regarding costs. I was pricing a cruise and it was at least £250 more for a single cabin. I did one single trip back in 2008 and as well as being expensive the folks on it were horrible with one or two exceptions.
2nd Apr 2016
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I am pleased that I am not the only person who thinks like this about 'No Single Supplement' holidays and Singles holidays in general. I have actually come across a coach trip company over the past two or three years, mostly within the UK, which also claims NSS on quite a few of its trips, mostly the short breaks, and I think they mean it too because the holidays are at bargain prices. They are not 4 or 5 star by any stretch of the imagination but are real value for money and I have had some enjoyable trips with them. As I have to watch the pennies I'm glad I found them.
24th Jun 2017
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Hi Notdeadyet, I totally agree with you and already like your sense of humour starting with your user name. Have you had any joy in finding a holiday as of yet?

I have only recently joined Silversurfers and want to start with going somewhere in Spain along the Med coast line and wonder if you would be interested in chatting about this?

Financially its so much cheaper travelling as a two rather than a one, and I have a very good sense of humour, friendly and non judgemental that you can count on.

Hope you are well and look forward to hearing back even if the answer no. Take Care.

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