Holiday deals for solo travellers
Summer may be coming to an end, but I’ve found some great holiday deals and exclusive discounts for single travellers. Go walking in the Peak District (or the Himalayas), soak up the sunshine in Greece, or line up an adventure in Russia, Colombia or India.
If you’re looking further ahead, early bookers get the pick of the Christmas singles holidays, or guarantee some sun with beach breaks for singles to see you through the year.
– Cathy Winston, Editor of 101 Singles Holidays
£100 off solos-only Russia
Get £100 off a solos-only Majestic Russia tour from Cox & Kings if you book by August 27, now £1,195 (was £1,295). Departing 3 October, the seven-day tour visits St Petersburg and Moscow, including the cities’ palaces and museums.
£100 off Greece for singles
Subscribers to this newsletter can get an exclusive £100 discount on seven nights in Zante with Friendship Travel departing on 5 and 12 October. Prices start from £875 for the first week, and from £820 for the second week, staying in a four-star boutique hotel including flights, double/twin room for sole use, breakfast and five dinners with wine. Call 0844 800 2770 to book, and quote ‘101 Singles’ to get the exclusive discount.
For more reasons to visit Greece this autumn, scroll down to my destination pick of the month.
Peak District with no supplement
Ramblers Walking Holidays has a two-night break to the Peak District with no single supplement, subject to availability. From £195 per person half-board, including transport to/from walks around Bakewell, the Derwent Gorge and High Peak Trail, departing 24 September and 22 October.
Free visa for India trips
Choose from 35 different India tours with Explore and, if you book before 4 September, the visa for British passport holders is free, saving £85 when you quote ‘India 17’. Around 60% of travellers on these tours travel alone and there’s no supplement if you share a room.
£80 off Nepal trip
Save up to £80 on a 12-night Nepalese Wonders trip with singles specialist Solos Holidays, now from £2,679 departing 2 November. Visiting Kathmandu and the Himalayas, includes flights, twin/double room for solo occupancy, some meals and a one-hour massage.
New ‘seeing eyes’ tour of Colombia
Specialist tour operator Traveleyes has a new escorted group tour to Colombia, visiting Medellin and Cartagena, including excursions to taste coffee, chocolate and rum, as well as a Pablo Escobar tour. From £1,899 for 11 days, sighted travellers receive a discounted rate as they accompany visually impaired companions on the trip. Includes flights.
No single supplement Albania
Discover one of Europe’s least visited countries, with no single supplements on Kirker’s Introduction to Albania tours in 2018, visiting Tirana, the mountains and coast among other stops. The seven-night trip costs from £1,698 departing in June or September, including flights, all meals, entrance fees, tour lecturer and local guide.
Destination of the month – Greece
September is the perfect month to enjoy the Greek sunshine without the crowds of peak season. Solos Holidays has hotels across the Greek islands including singles-only breaks in Skiathos, Corfu and Zakynthos, while the Mistral Hotel on Crete is exclusively for single travellers.
Or how about island hopping? Add some extra culture on a traditional gulet boat cruise with Peter Sommer Travels discovering archaeological sites throughout the Dodecanese.
For a trip with a difference, the creative writing and wellbeing holidays at the Skyros Centre are popular with singles. Save 5% off bookings for new customers on this year’s breaks, quoting ‘AUG5’ before August 31.
The chance to see gorillas in their natural habitat is a true once-in-a-lifetime experience – and with departures year-round, Rainbow Tours also has a limited single supplement of £480 on its eight-day trips to Uganda, which include two nights in the rainforest of Bwindi.
When do you want to travel?
If you know the month when you plan to take a solo holiday, see my tips for January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
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