Top 5 festive experiences for solo travellers

The festive season is a great time to escape your day-to-day routine and experience something a little bit different. Perhaps you’d like to sip a mug of steaming hot mulled wine whilst shopping in one of Europe’s magical Christmas markets, or maybe you’d prefer to venture to one of the most remote places on Earth? If you’re feeling tempted, here are some of our favourite festive-themed experiences that you can enjoy as a solo traveller

Soak up the atmosphere of a Christmas market

This year, Christmas shopping doesn’t have to revolve around the internet and crowded shopping centres. For an unforgettable festive experience, come with us to a Christmas market and shop for traditional gifts, unique arts and crafts, handmade decorations and irresistible tasty treats. Step into a fairy-tale world of twinkling lights and enjoy a glass or two of mulled wine as the aroma of gingerbread fills the air and festive music plays. It’s a not-to-be-missed magical experience.

Soak up the atmosphere at home or abroad, with our Chatsworth Christmas Market and Stuttgart Christmas Markets holidays.

Celebrate Down Under

Make it a Christmas and New Year to remember and head off on an epic Australian adventure. You’ll spend a couple of nights in Perth before heading to Melbourne for Christmas. Sydney is next, where you’ll have plenty of free time to explore before enjoying the city’s New Year’s Eve fireworks and partying the night away aboard a boat in Sydney Harbour. There are more incredible sights to come as you fly to Uluru or Ayers Rock, and see this famous wonder at both sunrise and sunset. Visit Darwin, Kakadu National Park and Katherine in the north, then head to Port Douglas and explore the colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll then have a couple of days to relax on the beach at Port Douglas before your incredible journey comes to an end in Brisbane.

Head Down Under on our Australian Highlights holiday.

Cruise the Danube

Visit a trio of European capital cities as you cruise the Danube on a relaxing river cruise. Beginning in Vienna, you’ll have a day to explore the elegant capital of Austria before setting sail for Budapest in Hungary. You’ll celebrate Christmas here, and enjoy a Hungarian-themed dinner on board before continuing your cruise to Bratislava. The Slovakian capital hosts an array of charming Christmas markets, which you can explore during free time in the city.

Get into the festive spirit on our Cruising the Danube at Christmas holiday.

Escape to the sun

Escape to sunnier climes and enjoy a terrific holiday in Portugal and Spain. You’ll spend Christmas relaxing in the resort of Armacão de Perâ on the Algarve and will enjoy an unforgettable experience on Boxing Day – wine-tasting at an idyllic vineyard. Day trips to the historic fishing town of Alvor and the dramatic cliffs of Cabo de São Vicente are also included before you head to the Costa del Sol for New Year. Here you’ll visit Malaga, Ronda and the Andalucian villages of Mijas and Nerja, and celebrate the New Year in style with a fabulous gala dinner.

Discover Portugal and Spain on our Christmas on the Algarve and New Year in Andalucia holiday.

Enjoy a white Christmas in Antarctica

For the ultimate adventure, join us for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime trip to Antarctica.

After a night in the capital of Chile, Santiago, you’ll fly south to Punta Arenas, where your expedition ship awaits. Your thrilling voyage takes you through the spectacular Beagle Channel to Cape Horn, the southernmost point of South America. Heading into open waters, you’ll then cruise the Drake Passage and make your way to the Antarctic Peninsula. The next seven days will be spent exploring the incredible White Continent, an unspoilt wilderness of ice and snow, that’s home to an array of wildlife including penguins, whales and seals. To complete the adventure, you’ll make a stop at Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands, and spend a couple of days exploring this beautiful archipelago.

Enjoy a white Christmas on our Antarctica & The Falkland Islands at Christmas holiday.

If you want to get away and do something special this Christmas and New Year, why not celebrate with us? From pre-Christmas treats to epic adventures, there’s sure to be something to tempt you. Best of all, you’ll be with a group of like-minded solo travellers who share your sense of fun and adventure.