10 amazing trips to travel solo, from sailing to pure free time


6. Visit to ancient Greece

Olympia, Delphi, Mycenae and the Corinth Canal are among the highlights of a six-night Glories of Greece tour offered by Insight Vacations. The tour, in a group of no more than 24 people, begins in Athens with a visit to the Acropolis and Hadrian’s Arch before heading to Kalambaka. There are no supplements for solo travelers.

From £ 2,305 B&B, including five dinners and premium coach travel. Flights are extra. Departure on August 15, 2021 (0808 231 4672; insightvacations.com).

7. Walking and talking in Switzerland

Single guests pay the same price as couples traveling on a seven-night walking tour of the Arosa Alps with Ramblers Walking Holidays, based at the four-star Hotel Excelsior at the head of the Schanfigg Valley. Endurance is needed for difficult walks of around 18 km per day through mountainous terrain, especially the Weisshorn and Welschtobel valleys, to small alpine villages and flower meadows.

From £ 1,589 on half board, including an Arosa Card for free travel on local cable cars and railways (01707 818352; holidayhiking.co.uk).

8. Navigate the rivers of Bordeaux

Wine, scenery and cuisine are central to Uniworld’s week-long Brilliant Bordeaux itinerary on its 124-berth SS Bon Voyage, launched in 2019, with a large terrace and swimming pool. Sailing along the Garonne, Dordogne and Gironde rivers in this region of the west coast, the ship calls at Fort Médoc, Cadillac, Blaye and Libourne with wine tastings, visits to farmers’ markets and walking tours underway. of road.

From £ 3,499 full board, no solo supplements for travel departing 1, 8 and 22 Aug 2021 (0808 273 6927; uniworld.com).


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