Holidays for one

Discover why solo breaks are more popular than ever

Holidays for one

by Emily-Rose Fedorowycz |

Tour Ireland’s Wild Arctic Way

Hop on a coach and join fellow solo travellers, share experiences, and make new friends while exploring the West of Ireland, home to the world-famous Wild Atlantic Way coast route. During this six-day tour, you’ll visit the enchanting Brigit’s Garden – 11 acres of native woodland and wildflower meadows. There’s also guided tours of Galway, Limerick, and Dublin, a visit to the village of Bunratty, and the Bunratty Folk Park. And if you like the great outdoors, you can also tour the unique landscape of The Burren and visit the Cliffs of Moher – a stunning eight-mile stretch along County Clare’s Atlantic coast.

• This tour departs on 29 May, 3 July, 4 September, and 18 September 2022 and is priced from £659pp. It includes return coach travel from various pick-up points in England and Wales, return ferry crossing, five nights’ accommodation including breakfast and dinner, three lunches and all the visits and tours mentioned. A tour manager is on hand to assist in Ireland and no single supplements apply. Visit Justgoholidays.com to book.

Christmas in the Cotswolds

Christmas in the Cotswolds

Experience a hassle-free, festive break in great company with fellow solo travellers, complete with a traditional Christmas lunch and light entertainment every evening at a hotel in the picturesque Cotswolds. On Christmas Eve, you will have the perfect chance to soak up Birmingham’s festive atmosphere before enjoying a fun-filled pantomime performance together, while on Boxing Day there is the opportunity to discover the magic of two Cotswold villages, beautifully decorated with twinkling lights and sparkling trees.

• Departing 23 Dec 2022, priced from £399pp with return coach travel from various pick-up points, four nights’ accommodation including breakfast and dinner, a Christmas Day lunch, a ticket to the pantomime, excursions to Birmingham, Stow-on-the-Wold and Broadway. A Going Solo host is on hand to assist at the hotel and no single supplements apply. Visit Nationalholidays.com to book.

Unwind in Cyprus

Unwind in Cyprus

Start your health and fitness journey among the pine-carpeted Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. In the mountain village of Kalopanayiotis, you will find Fusion Fitness at the stylish Casale Panayiotis Spa. The gorgeous retreat allows you to structure a healthy holiday to support your wellness goals. Pick from a comprehensive range of yoga and meditation practices to help you gain emotional clarity and peace among the stunning mountain ranges and orchards. Boost your cardio fitness with a power hike that offers views of the valleys and Mediterranean Sea, and bathe in the healing sulphur waters of the local springs, which have been known throughout history for their innate healing powers.

• Health and Fitness Travel offers 4 nights at Casale Panayiotis from £810pp. Price includes breakfast, return private transfers and your wellness programme. Visit Healthandfitnesstravel.com for more information and to book.

See Vietnam like a local

See Vietnam like a local

Discover rural Vietnam on an organised 12-day trip and get the chance to savour traditional street food, enjoy an immersive experience into village life, and marvel at diverse tropical scenery. Starting in the vibrant capital Hanoi, you’ll then make the unforgettable trip to Mai Châu – a rural valley lined with paddies between forested mountains. After cruising through the dreamlike seascapes of Lan Ha Bay on a junk ship, continue south by overnight train to Hue, where the Imperial City offers a fascinating window into the country’s past. Finish the trip in Hoi An, soaking up the atmosphere of its lantern-lit streets and canals. Trips by Culture trip are small group trips, so you experience these amazing sights with like-minded travellers. The aim is to help you explore the world while being good to it, and itineraries often avoid busy tourist areas and aim to put local people at the centre of their trips.

• The 12-day tour costs from £1,179 and includes accommodation and a range of meals throughout the trip, although flights are extra. Visit[ Culturetrip.com](http:// Culturetrip.com) for more info.

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Words: Carly Honeyfield

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