Singles holidays in April

By Cathy Winston, Editor

April is a perfect time to visit the Mediterranean, plus there is spring skiing in the Alps and it’s peak season at some of the world’s top beach resorts.

Here is my pick of the best singles holidays in April. Click the links below for details of prices, dates and booking policies. 

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Short haul solo breaks

It’s the perfect time of year to explore Europe’s great cities. Join a cultural tour from Kirker Holidays including art- and music-themed breaks across Italy, as well as the palaces and galleries of St Petersburg in Russia.

Another option is to sail to two of Italy’s historic cities on this cruise from Barcelona to Naples and Rome on board the solo-friendly Norwegian Epic. If archaeology captures your interest, Peter Sommer Travels has an expert-guided tour of Sicily, which is popular with solo travellers.

And if it’s food which tempts, Flavours Holidays has a string of cookery courses in Italy which are popular with single travellers, including short breaks in Tuscany this month.

You can expect warm sunshine in Crete, where the Mistral Hotel is exclusively for solo guests. Or head to the Greek island of Rhodes where Friendship Travel hosts singles holidays at an adult-only beach hotel in Lindos.

You could see the tulips bloom in the Netherlands on an all-inclusive luxury hotel barge holiday with European Waterways, which has some departures with no single supplement.

Or be transported to the legendary tombs and temples of Egypt, with no compulsory single supplement. The 13-day King Ramses tour and 10-day King Tutankhamen itinerary both feature a Nile cruise along with the famous highlights, including the Pyramids and Sphinx, as well as the Valley of the Kings. You can choose from a traditional felucca or a five-star cruise.

UK breaks for singles

There’s so much to discover on our small island, so if you’ve a passion for literature, architecture or history, try a themed tour. With no single supplements on selected tours, the expert guides from Martin Randall Travel will take you behind the scenes. For example, discover the cathedrals of England.

You could explore Scottish castles and lochs on a small-boat cruise of the Hebrides. Or pick a weekend getaway aimed specifically at singles. Solos Holidays has fun Easter get-togethers in Gloucester, Warwick and Harrogate.

Ski and snow

The ski season is nearing its close but you can enjoy superb spring skiing and warm sunshine if you stick to a resort at high altitude such as Alpe d’Huez in France. This sociable chalet holiday with Friendship Travel is exclusively for singles with room share options to cut costs.

Inghams also has ski holidays for solos with no single supplement at a choice of top resorts including Lech in Austria, Meribel in France, Saas Fee in Switzerland and Cervinia in Italy.

You’ll also find single parent family holidays, including this four-star ski trip in the Austrian resort of Obertauern.

With longer days and warming temperatures, April is also a good month to explore Iceland. Bathe in geothermal pools and discover volcanic landscapes as you hunt for the Aurora Borealis on this Land of the Northern Lights tour.

Long haul beach holidays

This month marks the end of peak season in the Caribbean, with prices dropping but the weather still sparkling.

Chill out in St Lucia where all-inclusive really does mean just that at BodyHoliday, with spa treatments as well as food, drink and activities all in the price. The restaurant has a section exclusively for solo guests.

In the Maldives, you can enjoy the warmest sea temperatures of the year with fantastic diving and snorkelling at Bandos Island Resort. This is a holiday where you enjoy your own company in paradise.

It’s one of the best months to lounge on Sri Lanka’s beaches: check in to one of these hotels with no single supplement, including one with an Ayurvedic spa.

Over-50s can discover the glorious beaches of Cuba, along with visits to Havana, Trinidad and more on the  Viva Cuba tour from Saga Holidays.

Long haul tours in April

April is the last chance to discover parts of Asia before temperatures soar and monsoons arrive. It’s  cherry blossom season in Japan, where InsideJapan Tours has no single supplement on selected trips. One of its most popular trips is this 13-night Japan Unmasked tour, visiting cities, temples, castles and hot springs.

There’s never a bad time to explore China but travelling alone in this vast country can be a challenge. Wendy Wu Tours has a range of small-group tours for solo travellers including the two-week Glories of China tour featuring Beijing and Shanghai, the Terracotta Warriors in Xian and a three-night Yangtze River Cruise in April 2022. If you can’t wait, the 16-day Wonders of China tour visits similar highlights, as well as pandas in Chongqing.

Walking holidays

April is the perfect month to dust off your hiking boots. The singles-only walking tours from Solos Holidays include North Cyprus, the tiny Canary Island of La Gomera and truffle hunting in Umbria.

Check out this huge choice of walking holidays in the UK too, from the Jurassic coast of Dorset to the Lake District, where Hassness Country House is good value and popular with singles.

In Spain, Cortijo Romero runs personal development courses and has holidays exploring the unspoiled mountain villages of Andalucia, with chance to enjoy some walking.

Wildlife encounters

April is a great month for safari holidays. The Northern Highlights tour from Take Me To Africa includes some of the best of Botswana, including a Chobe river cruise to see elephants and hippos.

Madagascar is a wonderful destination at this time of year too, with small group tours that are ideal for solo travellers, where you can spot the island’s famous lemurs.

Healthy and sports holidays

Unwind on a yoga holiday with a choice of gorgeous destinations including Morocco and Spain’s Costa del Sol, or shape up before the summer on a weight loss holiday that includes a tailored exercise programme.

If you’d rather sightsee as you shape up, how about a cycling holiday? The cycling breaks from Saddle Skedaddle include several UK departures plus exciting group tours in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Croatia, along with Swaziland, Borneo and Japan.

Or hop into another type of saddle as part of a ranch holiday. Arizona is bathed in sunshine in April, and White Stallion Ranch guest ranch in the Tucson Mountains is popular with solo travellers. There are family-friendly options for single parents with horse-mad kids too.

Golf is another fun and sociable option for an active break. Solos Holidays runs golf holidays for single travellers in the UK and destinations in Europe including Spain and Portugal.

Last updated: 29 April 2021

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