With ever-changing travel restrictions right now, we’re looking ahead to hopefully brighter times with some great deals for solo travellers later this year and into 2021. If you have trouble reading this email, click here.


– Cathy Winston, Editor


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33% off escorted tours

Tucan Travel has a great offer on several of its group tours with a third off – plus there’s no compulsory single supplement if you’re happy to share with someone of the same sex. Its Balkans in Two Weeks itinerary (Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro) departing 16 May 2021, now costs from £1,259 plus a local payment of 270 Euros. There are also discounted trips to the Andes and Amazon in Peru departing on 8 February 2021 and Patagonia on 7 March 2021. All exclude flights.



Gartenhotel Zillervalley courtesy Single Parents With Kids

£100 off single parent activity break

Subscribers can save £100 on a single parent trip to Austria’s Ziller Valley when they quote ‘101 Singles’. The one-week break from Single Parents on Holiday costs from £1,730 for a family of two including the offer, with reduced rates for additional children. Includes activities, half board four-star hotel accommodation for departures on 1 and 8 August, excludes flights.


Two nights free wellness break

Save up to £550 at wellness hotel Euphoria in Messina, on the Greek mainland, if you book a seven night stay through The Healthy Holiday Company, with two nights full board included free. The offer is valid on bookings made before 30 April for stays before 30 September. The hotel’s programmes include yoga, fitness, de-stress and detox. Prices vary based on the programme but ordinarily start from £1,904 for solo guests; all are full board and include the relevant classes and treatments.


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Luxury India deal

Book a trip to India with Wendy Wu Tours by 31 March and you can get a Business Class Upgrade from £199, as well as a £99 deposit offer – both available on the 10-night An Indian Experience tour for solo travellers, visiting Delhi, the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur, the Taj Mahal and Ranthambore National Park, from £2,590.


The one-way business class upgrade with Finnair is worth up to £500 and includes priority boarding and full-flat beds, with flights from Heathrow between 1 September and 31 October.



£150 off solos-only Kazakhstan

Save £150 off a fascinating new holiday launching later this year to discover Kazakhstan with Solos Holidays – limited availability. The 10-night trip is exclusively for solo travellers and includes a chance to discover some of the nomadic traditions of the Great Steppe, as well as lunch in a yurt, plus a visit to Unesco World Heritage site Tamgaly, home to 5,000 petroglyphs. Now from £2,450 departing 1 September, it includes all meals, four-star hotel accommodation and flights. Call 020 8951 2900 to book.



Summer cruise of South Norway

Single cruisers can snap up a six-night South Norway cruise and Viking Experience for £705, if you book at iglu cruise, as part of the 2021 maiden season for brand new ship Amy Johnson. Departing from London Tilbury on 29 August 2021, the cruise visits Kristiansand and Oslo in Norway, as well as Skagen in Denmark.


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No supplement luxury cruise

There’s a fantastic no single supplement offer on more than 80 departures from European Waterways, covering eight cruise regions on selected dates until August. With an average of eight passengers abroad, and gourmet meals plus wine included, you could sail on one of the luxury barge holidays through the Scottish Highlands or French regions including Burgundy, the Canal du Midi and Champagne, among others. Prices start from £5,890, saving up to £2,100 for a six-night all-inclusive cruise.



No single supplement UK tour

Cultural travel specialists Martin Randall Travel have a fascinating new trip next year to discover the Medieval West Midlands, with no single supplement for solo travellers. Visiting the cathedrals of Lichfield and Worcester as well as medieval buildings of Stratford-on-Avon, the four-night break from 21 June 2021 costs £1,680 for a double room for sole use in a four-star hotel, plus breakfast and three dinners with wine as well as travel in a private coach and services of a lecturer.


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Destination of the month: Peru

Mercury Holidays has a fantastic 12-day tour, Sacred Peru for Solo Travellers including some of the country’s biggest highlights from the ruins of Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca, as well as the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, the Colca Canyon, Cusco and Arequipa. Priced from £2,369, it includes flights departing 22 October, accommodation with breakfast, lunch most days and entry fees.


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Editor’s choice: Solos-only European capitals

Discover a trio of European capitals on a tour exclusively for single travellers, visiting Prague, Vienna and Budapest with Just You. The eight-day tour costs from £1,699 with dates available until October, with half-board accommodation in four-star hotels with a room for sole use, visits to Telc and Eisenstadt and return flights.


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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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