5 Festive Holidays for Solo Travellers

5 Festive holidays for solo travellers

Christmas and New Year is a great time to for solo travellers to escape the day-to-day routine. Group solo holidays are a fantastic way to explore the world with like-minded individuals and experience the magic of the festive season somewhere new. At the same time, you’ll be creating incredible memories and enjoying a few laughs with new friends along the way.

Whether you’d like to try a hot mulled wine whilst shopping in one of Europe’s magical Christmas markets, experience the atmosphere as the Pope delivers his annual address or simply get away and see in the New Year in the company of sociable single travellers, let us inspire you. We’ve put together a list of 5 festive holidays for solo travellers that you can enjoy to help make the most of Christmas and New Year in 2021.

Austrian Advent & the Krampus Run

Venture to Austria on a pre-Christmas solos escape and you’ll explore magnificent Christmas Markets – perfect if you are looking to pick up a unique Christmas gift or simply soak up the atmosphere in a fairy-tale setting and enjoy a mulled wine. But, another highlight of this marvellous pre-Christmas escape is the Krampus Run. The legend of Krampus dates back centuries where this half-goat, half-demon monster punishes misbehaving children at Christmastime. In early December, towns and villages across the Austrian Tirol host Krampus processions where local men don incredible, fearsome, heavy costumes and march through the streets – and you’ll get to experience it on this trip. Now the important question… Have you been naughty or nice this year?

Christmas in Edinburgh

Head to Scotland’s capital this Christmas on a singles holiday and explore the sights of the Edinburgh. A walking tour will show you the highlights, from the imposing castle, the Royal Mile, and Princes Street Gardens. A trip to the Holyrood Distillery will help you get in the festive spirit with a guided tour and tastings of whiskey and gin. You’ll also follow in the footsteps of royalty and world leaders as you step aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia to explore the five main decks of this impressive ship. Enjoy it all and more in the company of fellow solo travellers.

Rome – A Christmas Blessing

For something extra special, head to Italy for a solo festive escape where you’ll explore the fantastic city of Rome on a walking tour – make a wish in the Trevi Fountain, visit the Spanish Steps and see even more famous sights. On Christmas Day venture to the Vatican City and head to St Peter’s Square where you can join the gathered crowds to enjoy the magical atmosphere as Pope Francis delivers a traditional Christmas message and the blessing Urbi et Orbi.

Christmas & New Year in Malta

Wanting to escape the cold British Christmas – Malta’s mild winter climate makes for a welcoming break for solo travellers. Christmas and New Year celebrations are combined with an incredible tour that brings the fascinating history is this island to life. Visits to the ‘Three Cities’ of Vittorisosa, Cospicua and Senglea, the medieval walled town of Mdina and of course, Valetta and the impressive views of it’s Grand Harbour make this a festive holiday to remember.

New Year on the Lisbon Coast

With panoramic views over the Atlantic, Ericeira on the Lisbon Coast makes for a relaxing getaway for single travellers at New Year. There’s plenty of time for you to explore at leisure, but you can also make some great memories with a wonderful group of travellers as you uncover the delights of Lisbon, the charming region of Sintra and picturesque walled town of Obidos. With a special New Year’s Eve dinner on the cards too, what more could you ask for!

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  1. Austrian Advent & The Krampus Run

    The festive season in Austria is full of traditions, not least the eerie Krampus Run. Christmas markets in spectacular castle settings and a Silent Night performance  also feature on this short break.

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  2. Christmas in Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Yacht Britannia are just two highlights of this wonderful Christmas break in Scotland's capital.

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  3. Rome - A Christmas Blessing

    Discover Rome's famous sights and join the crowds at the Vatican City to hear the Pope's Christmas message on this memorable festive break.​

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    Christmas & New Year in Malta

    Unravel the fascinating history and natural wonders of Malta and its sister island Gozo as you celebrate Christmas and New Year on these delightful islands.​

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  5. New Year on the Lisbon Coast

    Set on the western edge of the beautiful Lisbon coastline, the charming seaside resort of Ericeira is the perfect base for this New Year get-away.

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