Are you over 55 and single?

Are you a solo traveller who would like to discover new places and make new friends?

Then take a look at the new Good Companions brochure from Glenton Holidays, which specialises in trips for mature travellers to places in the UK and abroad.

Soaring demand has led the Scottish tour operator to offer a host of new tours, ranging from Mediterranean getaways and river cruises to day trips.

The five-day Best Of Yorkshire Films And TV tour includes trips to Holmfirth, the home of Last Of The Summer Wine, and the Yorkshire Dales, the setting for Calendar Girls. Prices start from £239 on a half board basis.

Other five-day tours include a chance to go ballroom dancing in Blackpool, a tour of Windsor and Oxford, which includes a trip to see Mamma Mia! in the West End, and holidays in Wales, the Cotswolds and the Derbyshire Dales.

If you fancy heading overseas there is a Rhine Valley holiday, which includes a river cruise, a three-day cruise in Amsterdam, and holidays in Benidorm and Paphos in Cyprus.

Day trips include a visit to the Falkirk Wheel, the Scottish Parliament and Loch Lomond, and trips to see shows such as Cabaret and Singin' In The Rain in Glasgow.

There is even a free day trip - a tour of the Mitchell Library in Glasgow followed by an introduction to the internet - although travel is not included.

Glenton Holidays was set up in 2005 and carried 30,000 passengers last year.

Its Good Companions programme for solo travellers has gone from strength to strength since it was launched more than two years ago, with passenger numbers up 50 per cent in a year.

Commercial director Steve Turbill said: "Many of our Good Companions trips and holidays are suggested by our customers, who relish the opportunity to visit a wide variety of places in the company of like-minded folk.

"Compared to the general population, a far larger proportion of would-be holidaymakers in the over-55 age bracket are single.

"They aren't keen on holidays where they're the only solo traveller but with Good Companions they can travel with a host of other singles and often make many friends."

Prices include return coach travel and holiday insurance and there is no single supplement.

To book call free on 0800 024 2424 or visit

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