Five of the best solo trips for travellers on a budget

We pick out some of the best-value holidays for solo travellers

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1. Italian Dolomites: Newmarket Holidays

If scenic rail journeys, majestic mountain peaks and rolling vineyards sound like the dream for clients, look to Newmarket Holidays’ eight-day Italian Dolomites for Solo Travellers tour, which visits historic Tyrolean villages such as Caldes and the Roman settlement at Trento, with wine tasting, rail journeys, a cable car ride and more along the way.

“This really is great value, with plenty of free time to do your own thing,” says head of trade sales Richard Forde.

Book it: From £1,054 including B&B accommodation, tour leader, excursions, flights and transfers on May 4, 2022.

Croatia Just You

2. Croatia and the Makarska River: Just You

The Croatian coastline has garnered a reputation for good reason and this eight-day Just You tour takes in the best of it, from the ancient walled cities of Zadar and Dubrovnik to the idyllic islands of Hvar and Brac.

Highlights include wine tasting in Krka National Park (pictured), cheese tasting in Pag and boat trips around the islands. Plus, a private chauffeur service to the airport is included on all of the operator’s tours.

Book it: From £1,599 including half-board accommodation, solos drinks party, Covid insurance, private chauffeur service, tour manager and flights.

Rhine Saga

3. The Resplendent Rhine in Autumn: Saga

For single travellers swayed by river views and fairytale castles, suggest this solo-focused departure on Saga’s new river ship, Spirit of the Rhine. Guests will explore Amsterdam, Arnhem, Bonn, Koblenz, Rüdesheim and Dusseldorf as the banks glow with autumnal colours, choosing from optional excursions along the way.

Book it: From £1,559 for a seven-night cruise including return coach travel on November 15.


4. Clubsolos Somerset: Solos Holidays

Clients looking to stay a little closer to home? Suggest this three-night package in Somerset. Guests will stay at the New Birchfield Hotel in Weston-super-Mare in the company of other solo travellers, with time at leisure in the seaside town and a guided day trip to Bristol (pictured).

They’ll also enjoy a free bar and live entertainment from 6-10pm every day, plus a ClubSolos leader and their own single room.

Book it: From £399 including accommodation, breakfast and dinner, daily free bar and guided sightseeing, departing April 15, 2022.


5. Splendours of Sri Lanka: Cox & Kings

For luxury that won’t break the bank, look to this solos-only tour from Cox & Kings. The 14-day extravaganza packs in cultural sites such as ancient capital Anuradhapura, rock fortress Sigiriya (pictured) and the rock temples of Dambulla, as well as tea plantations, cooking classes, a safari in Wilpattu National Park and beach time in Wadduwa.

Every guest gets a twin or double room, plus all breakfasts and dinners.

Book it: From £2,295 including tour manager, entrance fees, meals, flights and transfers.

PICTURES: Shutterstock/Alexey Fedorenko, Leonid Andronov, xbrchx; Sri Lanka Tourism Board

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