Christmas has come early! I’ve negotiated four exclusive discounts for you, tracked down more solo holiday ideas for Christmas and New Year and found some great new trips for 2020. Scroll down for details.


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– Cathy Winston, Editor of 101 Singles Holidays


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Solo sunshine from £699

The new 2020 brochure from Travel One has a string of great value holidays exclusively for singles, including new destinations  Zante and Paphos, plus gulet cruises in Corfu and Bodrum, as well as Cuba, Nepal and Egypt. You’ll be part of a small group of solo guests, accompanied by a company host. Prices start from £699 for all-inclusive Tunisia, with an early booking discount of up to £100.



El Duque Beach aerial view in Tenerife, Spain.

Winter sun cruise £729 inc. flights

Enjoy a pre-Christmas cruise around the Canary Islands and Madeira for £729 for a single cabin, all-inclusive with tips. Visiting Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, La Palma and Fuerteventura, as well as Madeira, the seven-night cruise departs on 14 December and also includes flights from the UK. Book with iglucruise.



£250 off safari. No single supplement

Enjoy 10 days in Botswana with no single supplement and £250 off if you book before 31 December quoting ‘101 Singles’. The Blooming Desert tour from Take Me To Africa visits three areas of the Central Kalahari Game reserve and Okavango Delta, staying at luxury camps and lodges. Prices start from £3,700 for departures on 9 February or 7 March including the discount, with three further tours in 2020. Includes all meals, safari activities and internal flights. Excludes international flights.



skiing in Kitzbuhel Austria Single Parents with kids solo holidays

£75 off singles ski breaks

Book by 31 November to save £75 on a singles ski holiday for solo travellers over 40 if you quote ‘101 Singles’. The adults-only breaks from Single Parents on Holiday includes escorted trips to Kitzbuhel from 10-14 or 10-15 January, as well as Schladming from 14-21 March. Prices from £545 for single occupancy, including half-board accommodation, transfer and guide. Excludes flights, ski hire, lessons and lift passes.


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Morocco with free upgrade

Enjoy some winter sun in Morocco with a free room upgrade at New Year exclusively for subscribers. The week-long singles-only break from Friendship Travel runs from 28 December at the four-star Iberostar Founty Beach Hotel in Agadir, with an upgrade to a side sea view room worth £70 if you quote ‘101 Singles’. Seven nights all-inclusive now costs from £1,626 including flights, your own double room and activities.



£150 off Ethiopia mountain trek

Discover the rooftop of Africa on a hiking trip to Ethiopia’s Bale Mountains with YellowWood Adventures, including £150 off and no single supplement for subscribers if you quote ‘101 Singles’. Now £1,299 for eight nights from 14 March, it includes all meals, and guides, visiting the Sanetti Plateau with a chance to see rare Ethiopian red wolves as well as nomadic herders and little-visited forest waterfalls. Excludes flights.



Passenger boat passing Marsamxett Harbour in Malta

New Year’s party in Malta

Escape the chilly British winter and enjoy some winter sun in Sliema on the Mediterranean island of Malta with Solos Holidays. Exclusively for single travellers, the seven-night break at a four-star hotel costs from £1,239 including flights departing 27 December plus breakfast and dinner, as well as a New Year’s Eve gala dinner.


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Arctic adventure: no single supplement

Regent Holidays has no single supplement on some of its small group tours, including the new five-day Winter Adventures in Murmansk break to Russian Lapland, where the remote Kola Peninsula in the Arctic Circle is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The all-inclusive trip costs from £1,595, including accommodation, flights departing 13 March and excursions such as boarding the world’s first nuclear ice-breaker.



Spain retreat: bring a friend for free

Spanish personal development retreat Cortijo Romero has a special offer running for five of its courses in spring 2020: bring a friend and only pay for one person. The breaks run between 8 February and 14 March, ranging from an invigorating active break to a chance to rediscover life’s funny side. Offer can’t be combined with any other discount, prices from £740 excluding flights.



Have fun on the ski slopes

It’s not too late to book a ski holiday for 2020, with escapes to the slopes from Just You, exclusively for solo travellers. All holidays include flights, transfers, four-star half-board accommodation plus guided skiing and a lift pass. There are also Back to Ski tours to brush up on your skills, including equipment hire and ski school. Eight days costs from £1,749.


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Destination of the month: Munich

Explore Munich at Christmas on a seven-night tour from Martin Randall Travel including Christmas Eve dinner and Midnight Mass, plus the chance to see the opera and ballet, as well as day trips to medieval Regensburg and the Linderhof palace.


The trip, accompanied by cultural historian Tom Abbott, also visits Munich’s art museums. Priced from £3,720 including a double room for sole use and most meals with drinks, the trip departs 20 December. Excludes flights.


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Editor’s choice: Australia’s east coast

Start 2020 in style with a bucket list adventure to Australia’s East Coast Islands and Rainforest – and a special offer from Tropical Sky of no single supplement if you’re happy to share.


The 12-night trip costs from £4,249 including flights, visiting Sydney and ending in Cairns, with time spent on the Gold Coast, Noosa, Fraser Island and Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef.


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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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