Where do you want to go next?
Whether you want sun right now or are planning a sunny escape later in the year, there are deals and offers to suit everyone in this month’s newsletter – including an exclusive discount for subscribers and last-minute August getaways for single parents.
If you want more inspiration for summer escapes, see my pick of the best singles holidays in August as well as some tempting beach holidays for singles.
– Cathy Winston, Editor of 101 Singles Holidays
£100 off singles-only Greece
Subscribers can get £100 off a week at a boutique four-star hotel on the Greek island of Zante for September departures with singles specialists Friendship Travel – exclusively by quoting ‘101 Singles’ when you book by phone on 0289 446 2211. The majority of guests staying at the 28-room Ionian Hill Hotel travel with Friendship Travel, and prices before the discount start at £1,115 including flights, breakfast and five dinners.
£150 off single parent summer breaks
Single parent holidays specialist Single Parents on Holiday is offering £150 off two five-star all-inclusive beach holidays this August. Choose between a seven-night group holiday on the Greek island of Kos in a hotel with private beach, now from £1,680 for a family of two from 7 August, or a week in Lanzarote in another beachside hotel, from £1,580 for a family of two from August 9. Excludes flights.
£250 off South Africa safari
There’s £250 off a seven-night South African Safari holiday with singles specialist Solos Holidays departing 26 August. Now from £2,095, including flights, twin/double room for sole use plus breakfast, dinner and one lunch, the trip also includes four game drives in Kruger National Park, a Swazi cultural evening and park entrance fees.
Last-minute cruise availability
Award-winning tour operator Peter Sommer Travels has some rare limited availability for its autumn trips, with several itineraries in the Aegean and around Croatia. With trips departing between 1 September and 10 October, you could see Kos and Patmos, the Dalmatian coast, the Peleponnese or Turkey’s Carian Coast.
Winter sun cruise for £869
Enjoy some winter sun on a seven-night cruise out of Gran Canaria to the Canary Islands, Madeira and Agadir, for £869 including flights and all-inclusive on board with tips. Departs 15 December on Pullmantur’s ship Zenith, book with iglucruise.
Destination of the month: Kenya
With fantastic weather in Europe during August, it’s easy to look close to home – but there’s another tempting option not too much further, on the African coast.
With a drier and comparatively cooler month between the rains, you can also see the end of the main turtle nesting season if you check in to the all-inclusive Turtle Bay Beach Club, in the Watamu Marine National Reserve – and no single supplement year-round on selected rooms if you book with Tropical Sky.
Editor’s choice: Transatlantic cruise
Cruises on all Saga Sapphire sailings for 2019 are now all-inclusive, perfect if you want a trip with no hidden extras next year.
As well as free drinks, such as selected wines at lunch and dinner and house branded spirits and cocktails, it includes specialty Asian restaurant East to West and Pole to Pole fine dining, daily afternoon tea, free wifi, travel insurance, a chauffeur service within 250 miles of the port, and 24-hour room service.
There’s also a no tipping policy on board, and a free shuttle bus to the town centre, if the port is more than 500 yards away from the destination. For over-50s only.
* We usually quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. Ask the tour operator for details.
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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