Top 5 places to visit in Europe in 2021 as a solo traveller

We know, that like us, solo travellers are keen to jump on a flight and explore Europe as soon as possible. But the pressing question is where to go? If you’re thinking of getting away in 2021, be inspired by our list of must-visit countries – destinations that solo adventurers are booking up for this year!

Italy – an adventure for solos

From top to toe, Italy has it all and more. A rich history, iconic landmarks, delicious food and spectacular scenery. Take your own ‘Roman Holiday’ and explore the sights of the incredible cities of Tuscany such as Rome and Florence. Venture to Sicily as a solo traveller and you’ll explore imposing ruins, vibrant towns and could even get up close to the natural wonder of Mount Etna. There are also amazing opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors on singles walking holidays to Lake Garda, the Cinque Terre, Amalfi Coast or Tuscany.

Exploring Croatia

Miles upon miles of coastal scenery is just one of the many highlights of Croatia. A small-ship coastal cruise allows you to easily explore of some of the most stunning coastal towns. If you prefer keeping your feet firmly on dry land, you won’t be disappointed! A guided tour of the Istrian Peninsula shows off the intriguing history and stunning scenery, while the Makarska Riviera is ideal for relaxation and the perfect base to visit Split, and the islands of Hvar and Brac where the iconic Zlatni Rat beach juts out into the Adriatic.

Amazing Austria

Venture to the heart of Austria and you’ll find a landscape of rolling hills dotted with grand castles and shimmering lakes that appear to transport you into a land of fairy tales and quaint chocolate-box towns and villages welcome you with open arms. Head to the cities of Salzburg and Vienna and we guarantee you’ll be awe-struck by the grand palaces and opulent architecture.

Greek Islands

Solo holidays to the Greek Islands are always popular. Explore the enchanting islands of Santorini, Paros & Mykonos where whitewashed villages make you feel relaxed and 100% in holiday mode and blue domes dominate the skyline. Many myths and legends surround Crete, and on a walking holiday on this beautiful island you might just hear a few stories as you walk along glorious trails and visit ancient sites.

Sensational Spain

We couldn’t miss Spain off our list - from the impressive Alhambra Palace to the delicious tapas, fascinating flamenco and stunning beaches, solo travelling in Spain is sensational. What’s more, 2021 is a Camino Holy Year and the perfect opportunity to wander along the Camino de Santiago. According to legend, this year, those who walk to Santiago de Compostela and pass through the Holy Door of the Santiago Cathedral will be forgiven of all their sins. So go on, indulge in that extra slice of cake and think about where you’ll go next.

Where will you go?

  1. Piazza della Cisterna in San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Highlights of Tuscany

    ​Explore Tuscany's rolling countryside, which is dotted with olive groves, vineyards and medieval hilltop towns. This tour also takes you to Pisa, home of the famous Leaning Tower, and Florence, Italy's mesmerising 'Art City'.

    8 days from
    £1,249
    was £1,349
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  2. Syracuse on the south-eastern coast of Sicily

    Discover Sicily

    ​Imposing ruins, ancient history, vibrant towns and the brooding Mount Etna - discover all of this and more as you explore Italy's largest island.

    8 days from
    £1,499
    was £1,699
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  3. Long view of Amalifi Cathedral on the coast

    Walking the Amalfi Coast

    ​Admire remote picturesque villages and stunning views as you get out and about in the great outdoors and explore the beautiful Amalfi Coast on foot.

    8 days from
    £1,299
    was £1,399
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  4. Portofino in Liguria, Italy
    Limited Availability

    Walking in the Cinque Terre

    Discover charming towns, delightful cliff-top villages and spectacular coastal scenery as you explore the beautiful Italian Riviera on foot.  

    8 days from
    £1,499
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  5. Coastal Walls of Dubrovnik

    Deluxe Dubrovnik & The Dalmatian Coast

    Discover historic cities, towns and beaches along the rugged Dalmatian Coast  and soak up stunning scenery on a visit to Kotor, in neighbouring Montenegro. 

    8 days from
    £1,999
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  6. Harbour on the Croatian Coast

    Croatia & the Makarska Riviera

    Soak up the beauty of Croatia’s coast, explore the ancient walled cities of Zadar and Dubrovnik and discover the idyllic islands of Hvar and Brac.

    8 days from
    £1,399
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  7. Croatian Harbour

    Croatian Island Explorer

    From chic towns and secluded beaches to exquisite wine and delicious cuisine, discover it all on this island-hopping cruise.

    8 days from
    £2,299
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  8. Hohensalzburg Fortress overlooking Salzburg

    Salzburg & Vienna - The Sounds of Austria

    Begin your musical journey through Austria in the 'Sound of Music' city of Salzburg, before discovering Schönbrunn Palace and the magnificent highlights of Vienna.

    7 days from
    £1,649
    was £1,799
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  9. Walking in Crete

    Enveloped in the myths and legends of Greek gods, Crete is a land of sun-drenched beaches, ancient ruins and glorious countryside trails. Experience this island paradise on our Walking in Crete tour led by expert Local Guides, while staying in a charming hotel in the picturesque Chania.​

    8 days from
    £1,599
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  10. Overlooking  Andalucia

    Treasures of Andalucia

    Admire the whitewashed houses clinging to the hilltop towns of Mijas and Ronda, discover Picasso’s birthplace, Malaga, and relax on Nerja’s sandy beaches.

    8 days from
    £949
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  11. Blue domes of the Oia city, in santorini
    Limited Availability

    Santorini, Paros & Mykonos

    Romantic Santorini is the reigning star of the enchanting Greek islands. We’ll discover its whitewashed villages and ancient sites, island-hop to Paros and Mykonos, and stay in luxurious, central hotels for pure indulgence.

    8 days from
    £2,299
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  12. Molinaseca Bridge in El Bierzo in Spain

    Walking the Camino de Santiago

    ​On this walking tour like no other, you’ll experience charming towns and cities showcasing Spanish culture as you take the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela.​ 

    8 days from
    £1,599
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