Solo travel deals for 2019

It’s time to start thinking about 2019, with savings on ski holidays, a New Year’s retreat, a Venice cruise, a health and fitness retreat and an African safari. So plenty to choose from!


Find more festive inspiration in the best singles holidays at Christmas or if you’re craving winter sun, check out these beach holidays for singles.


101holidays-cathy-winston – Cathy Winston, Editor of 101 Singles Holidays


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£101 off singles retreat in Spain

There’s an exclusive offer for newsletter subscribers from Cortijo Romero, with £101 off if you quote ‘101 Singles’. The Spanish retreat’s New Year singing holiday, from 29 December to 5 January, is now £654, down from £755, focused around traditional Christmas and New Year songs, as well as music from pagan rituals, folk dance and Cossack music. The break also allows time for walking, yoga, massage and other activities.



£200 off luxury health and fitness

Save £200 on a series of 2019 retreats from in:spa if you book by 1 November. The five and seven night retreats now cost from £2,795 for single occupancy, including all meals, all group activities such as yoga and hiking, two massages, a personal training session and nutrition consultations. The 2019 retreats also includes a new venue in Tuscany, at an 800-year-old farmhouse in the hills with its own pool.


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30% off solo Africa

Book an African adventure with On The Go Tours before 2 November, and solo travellers can save 30% with no single supplement on overland camping safaris lasting 16 days or longer, departing in 2019. Tours on offer include a 16-day Zimbabwe to Zanzibar safari, now £528.50, saving £226.50, travelling from Victoria Falls through Chobe National Park, Lake Malawi and Zanzibar’s sun and sand. It’s one of several offers available to celebrate the company’s 20th birthday. Call 020 7371 1113 to book.



River cruise for £795

Get a taste of river cruising with a four-night fly-cruise from Venice for £795, with no single supplement. Departing 14 April, 2019, the price includes unlimited drinks on board, all-inclusive accommodation and flights, with the short cruise across the lagoon to Chioggia as well as Venice itself. Book with iglucruise.


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Ski with no single supplement

Exclusive Zermatt tops many skiers’ bucket lists, so if you’ve always fancied a ski break in the Swiss resort, Inghams has seven-night stays with no single supplement. Costing from £819 per person, saving £220 on the usual price, the package includes a single room at Hotel Perren, half-board, airport transfers and return flights from Bristol. The same deal costs from £828 from Gatwick.


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Destination of the month: Azerbaijan and Georgia

Singles specialist Solos Holidays has just launched a new tour to the Cultural Crossroads of Azerbaijan & Georgia for 2019, available to book this month.


Priced from £1,999, the 9-night trip departs 7 May, including return flights, single room and breakfast, three lunches and three dinners, plus tours in Baku, Shamakhi, Qabala, Sheki, Signagi, Tbilisi, Mtskheta, Gudauri, Tsinandali and Gori to discover these little known countries, including the historic old buildings, monasteries, mountain scenery and cave towns.


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Editor’s choice: 50+ ski

You’re never too old to learn to ski – or so singles specialist Friendship Travel’s regular travellers are proving. Around 35% of guests on its solo ski holidays are aged 50 and upwards, with many only taking to the slopes for the first time in their 40s and 50s.


“One guest decided to challenge himself when he turned 60 by learning to ski, and is now one of our most enthusiastic guests,” says managing director Colum McLornan.


If you’re tempted, Friendship Travel features eight European resorts this winter, including exclusive house-party style chalets for small groups with ski/snowboard lessons included, starting from £839 including flights, transfers, room for sole use, six mornings in ski school, breakfast and afternoon tea, plus five evening meals with wine.



Single parent ski

Single parent and solo specialist Single Parents on Holiday has 7-night ski holidays for single parent families next year, with a February half-term ski holiday in Kitzbühel departing 16 February and an Easter ski holiday in Obertauern departing 6 April. The company also offers solo travel ski trips, including Schladming from 16-23 March 2019. From £950, includes ski guiding, and half or full board in four-star accommodation, but not flights.


* We usually quote prices from London airports, but often other departure airports are available. Ask the tour operator for details.


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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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