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.
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.
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.
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.
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.