I’m an experienced traveller and here are some solo travel holiday ideas for a special trip

Perfect for some truly unforgettable “me time”…

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by Piper Huxley |
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Considering a solo travel trip doesn’t have to feel scary or daunting. Yes – sharing the memories with a loved one can make a holiday special, with shared experiences and bonding. But solo travel is sorely underrated. You may be filled with anxiety at the thought of jet-setting or cruising on your lonesome – but there are plenty of benefits to be had from a little time to yourself. Piper Huxley, Yours Writer – and experienced traveller, has some ideas for your first solo holiday…

Whether you’ve always wanted to jump onto the slopes at a ski resort or board a once-in-a-lifetime cruise, there are plenty of solo holidays to tackle in the coming months. Going solo isn’t so bad – as you’re likely to meet fellow solo travellers and, possibly, make lifelong friends. You may have somewhere in mind – somewhere you’ve always wanted to go, but never have – up until now. Now is the time to check into that hotel, Air B&B or ship, for some time away.

You can get up to plenty of things in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and beyond. Below, we’ve come up with some fabulous holiday ideas. We’ve even thrown in some walking holidays for those of us who are up for a challenge. You’ll be able to stretch your legs – but kick up your feet afterwards with a treat. We’ve found a wide variety of destinations to check off your list.

Best solo travel holiday ideas

Solo Cruising

Cruising is a great choice for solo travellers. Though you’re not likely to dine with Jane McDonald once on board, a cruise ship can be a lively and social way to travel. Or, if you’d prefer a little quiet, there are many spots onboard and at the ports that offer quiet, personal enjoyment. With a cruise, it’s a great way to check many destinations off your bucket list, with days spent at major cities, pretty port towns and even smaller islands. There’s something to suit everyone.

Why is cruising perfect for solo travellers?

Social opportunities

Convenient and safe travel

Access to diverse destinations

Solo-friendly activities

Fosters independence


TUI is a fantastic choice for your first cruise. Their Marella Cruise liners are second to none, offering holiday packages to die for, with fantastic onboard entertainment and dining. Piper, Digital Writer, has been on several cruises with TUI, since 2008. Many of her family holiday memories are of being on a TUI cruise – and she’s booked another European cruise for August 2024, around Greece and Croatia.

Destinations: Caribbean, East and West Mediterranean, Canary Islands and the Atlantic, North Africa and the Middle East, Asia. TUI’s fleet has even started to sail on River Cruises…

Great value, great fun

Top Pick

TUI MarellaPiper Huxley
Price: £733+ per person


Whether interested in group shore excursions or a mooch about port towns, TUI is there to make your holiday experience feel tailored to your preferences. Plus, all tips are included, which is handy.


  • Cruise and stay available to enjoy the best of both worlds
  • Flights and transfers included in your package
  • Choose safe, friendly and good-value shore excursions


  • Kid-friendly fleet - go during term-time for a little more quiet...

Fred Olsen

What we love about Fred Olsen is their wide breadth of ports, sailing from the frozen depths of the Arctic, Greenland and Iceland to European Cities - and even the Caribbean. For the best range of destinations, Fred Olsen is the place to go. 175 years in the making, this cruising company promises to make every single day special for their guests. Hand-crafting their itineraries every year, Fred Olsen ensures that they take guests not just to the most amazing places on earth, but at the very best possible times.

Destinations: Artic Norway, Greenland and Iceland, Northern Lights, Canaries and Cape Verde, Mediterranean and the Adriatic, Scandinavia and the Baltic, British Isles, Caribbean and Latin America, Norwegian Fjords, Canada and the USA, European Cities, Portugal, Madeira and the Azores, World Cruises

A Fred Olsen Cruise is one of the many ways to visit Iceland.

Perfect for lots of destinations

epic voyages

Fred Olsen in IcelandFred Olsen
Price: £849+ per person


From orca experiences to stargazing, Fred Olsen has special experiences onboard their fleet. Ideal for the personal touch and knock-your-socks-off destinations, they sail from UK locations - so, there's no need to fly if you're not keen. As Mr. Olsen himself says, ‘It’s all about the people. All of it, everything”.


  • Choose from a comprehensive selection of sailings
  • For a rewarding short break or an immersive holiday-of-a-lifetime
  • Available to leave from UK ports for convenience


  • Tips are not included

Royal Caribbean

Lorna White, Senior Digital Writer, has written a feature about Royal Caribbean’s latest ship, Wonder of the Seas, detailing what it's like to be onboard. For seasoned cruisers and newbies alike, with a Royal Caribbean cruise, you can tailor your holiday to exactly what you like to do. From a two-night Parisian cruise to 12 days to discover the Canary Islands to Mexico, Royal Caribbean sails to many destinations.

Destinations: Caribbean and the Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, France, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands, Baltic Sea and Scandinavia, Norway, British Isles, Thailand, China, Japan, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, the USA, Canada, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Morocco, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Panama.

For luxury, versatility

State of the art

Royal Caribbean, Wonder of the SeasRoyal Caribbean
Price: £173+ per person


When planning your next break away, consider Royal Caribbean Cruises. Royal Caribbean Cruises offers adventure and relaxation for adults and kids onboard the biggest, newest ships cruising to popular travel locations around the world. They're great for solo travellers, too...


  • Offers voyages to numerous destinations worldwide
  • Packed with entertainment options for all ages
  • With speciality restaurants, buffets, and casual eateries


  • Comes with lots of additional costs - but, worth it!

Solo Walking

Break out your walking shoes, folks. Walking holidays could be a great pick for a solo travel trip. Whether on your own or with an organised group for safety, they encourage mindfulness and connection with nature. Abroad or in the UK, walking will foster a sense of accomplishment, allowing you to achieve any personal goals. Walking holidays, also, offer feasibility in pace and itinerary. It's totally up to you.

Why is a walking holiday perfect for solo travellers?

Offer solitude and reflection

Promotes mindfulness in nature

Group tours offer safety and companionship

Flexibility in pace and itinerary

Boosts well-being and accomplishment

Lake District

An Air B&B or chalet stay for walks in the Lake District is something we'd recommend for the UK.

The Lake District is one of Britain’s most treasured national parks. It’s the largest national park, consisting of 912 square miles of beautiful high mountains, lakes, rivers and coastline and each year almost 16 million people come to visit whether for walking, mountain biking or just to enjoy the scenery.

It's no wonder it's a hotspot for staycations - with breathtaking scenery and activities.

Ways to stay: Hotels, Cottages, B&B, Camping, Wild Camping, Hostels, Caravan Site

We've selected some of our favourite hotels and B&B stays on Booking.com.

Writer's pick

9.5 / 10

Ambleside Manor - Vegetarian B&BAmbleside Manor
Price: £141+ per night


Tucked away in Bowness-on-Windermere, we have the grand, Victorian Ambleside Manor. Within 9.4 km of World of Beatrix Potter and 16 km of Lake Windermere, Ambleside Manor has plenty of rooms for you to choose from. With a garden and private parking for guests, the property offers a Bed and Breakfast with plenty of options for meat-free guests. We adore its idyllic and private location.

One guest said: "Staff were friendly, polite, and professional. There were lots of choices at breakfast. The location was excellent, and there was plenty of parking."


  • A totally vegetarian B&B - perfect for meat-free guests
  • Ideal location to explore Ambleside and lakes nearby
  • Pet friendly as some dog-friendly rooms are available


  • May not suit meat-eaters, but the breakfast comes highly commended by all!

A great location

9.1 / 10

The WestbourneThe Westbourne
Price: £100+ per night


With boat trips on Lake Windermere just one mile away, The Westbourne offers fantastic opportunities to see the Lake District in all its glory. Not only that but this stay has been given fantastic reviews from all travellers. Set in the peaceful area below Biskey Howe in the Lake District, this accommodation offers a fantastic brekkie, a warm and cosy spot in front of a log fire and shops and restaurants nearby...

Solo travellers particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a one-person stay.

One guest said: "The house was warm, comfortable and clean. The owners were really friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent. The location was easy walking distance to the centre of Bowness and adjacent to places to eat. Car parking on site was really useful as Cumbria seems to charge for parking just about everywhere."


  • Boat trips to Lake Windermere just one mile away
  • Serves an exceptional, traditional English breakfast
  • Guests can relax in the comfy lounge with a real log fire


  • Some guests found their en suites a little cramped

Pet-friendly stay

8.4 / 10

The Waterhead Inn- The Inn Collection GroupThe Waterhead Inn
Price: £105+ per night


With spacious rooms and an on-site restaurant and bar, this pet-friendly inn - with beautiful lake views - is another great pick. The Waterhead Inn comes with colourful art and mood lighting - with a fantastic British menu and breakfast. Plus, there is a garden terrace for al fresco dining. Lucky for you, Waterhead is surrounded by the Lake District's popular walking and cycling routes - with on-site parking available.

One guest said: "The room was very clean, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast and evening meal were good quality. The staff were very, pleasant, considerate and attentive."


  • Surrounded by the Lake District's popular walking and cycling routes
  • Offers an on-site restaurant/bar and comfortable rooms with lake views
  • Perfect for pet owners - with dogs allowed in rooms and other areas


  • A few guests mentioned the parking is a little awkward

Explore! Singles Walking Holidays

Travel solo, but never alone - says Explore! From a leisurely walk to a once-in-a-lifetime trek, joining a small group walking or trekking holiday as a solo traveller can be a great way to explore Europe and beyond. You're guaranteed to be in great company with other people dying to explore and discover new places. Average small groups are just 11 people - with singles, couples and a tour leader in the squad.

You'll be safe in numbers - but, still enjoying the simplicity of 'me time' during solo travel.

Destinations: Many European Countries, Turkey, Morocco, the UK

We've chosen our favourite singles walking holidays, courtesy of Explore!

Best for birdwatching and history

4.8 / 5

Puffins, Walking Scotland’s Orkney IslandsExplore!
Price: £1999+


Explore the stunning landscapes and ancient history of Scotland's Orkney Islands on foot. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Neolithic sites like Skara Brae and enjoy moderate, leisurely walks along coastal paths. Perfect for solo travellers seeking adventure, culture, and breathtaking scenery in a small group setting, walks on this trip can last from three to five hours - with 43.5 km in total.

One walker said: "Excellent guides, Martin and Marco. Really enjoyable trip with a good balance of walking, birdwatching, archaeology and history. Highly recommended."


  • Explore some of Britain's most pristine regions on foot
  • Unearth the Orkney's history, heritage and local traditions
  • Discover Iron Age villages and Neolithic sites including Skara Brae


  • Though beautiful, the weather will be unpredictable in Scotland!

Amazing stay, views and food

4.6 / 5

Amalfi Coast Walking - AgriturismoExplore!
Price: £1170+ (was £1465+)


Experience the rustic allure of Italy's Amalfi Coast on foot with the Explore! Amalfi Coast Walking - Agriturismo walking tour. Walk along ancient paths linking picturesque villages, including iconic stops like Ravello and Positano. Solo travellers will relish the small group setting, rustic farm stay, and bucket-list hikes, including the renowned Walk of the Gods. And, there's an option to visit Pompeii, too.

One walker said: "Can't praise both Pete (tour leader) and the family who run Luna D'Agerola highly enough. Pete is an excellent tour leader, tons of knowledge and experience which made each trip. The family made you feel at home in their home, great food cooked in a simple style with produce fresh from their farm. So much nicer than being in a hotel."


  • Experience a rustic way of life for a taste of family life and cooking
  • Take on the Walk of the Gods, one of the most stunning hikes in Italy
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Sites on an optional day trip


  • A trip to Pompeii/Herculaneum is an optional extra

For a moderate challenge

4.8 / 5

Walking in MadeiraExplore!

Explore the diverse landscapes of Madeira on foot, tracing ancient levadas and forested trails. Encounter cascading waterfalls, coastal cliffs, and panoramic mountain views. Solo travellers will appreciate the group dynamics and the chance to meet like-minded adventurers on the Walking in Madeira trip from Explore! Experience Funchal's charm and festive atmosphere during Christmas and New Year walks.

One walker said: "Varied hikes in stunningly beautiful locations led by an expert guide who was adept and knowledgable. A memorable week exploring the wilder North and sunnier South of the island."


  • Absorb the capital delights with the gardens, buildings and farmers' market
  • A variety of picturesque walks alongside the island's unique irrigation channels
  • Lovely mountain views along the path between the peaks of Arieiro and Ruivo


  • Some of the walk locations are popular - quite congested at times

Solo Lounging

It's time to grab your suitcases - and jetset to a sunny location. There's nothing that some time in the sun can't solve. Luckily, for you, there are plenty of destinations to choose from, if you fancy a trip to a resort. And, for solo travellers, we couldn't think of a more peaceful, relaxing way to spend your break. There are plenty of hotels around the world looking to cater to your very needs. It's no wonder that all-inclusive resorts are popular. After all, all your amenities are at your fingertips. And, let's not forget the pool...

Why is a lounging holiday perfect for solo travellers?

Easy to meet new people

Perfect spot for unwinding

Nearby amenities at your fingertips

The staff ensures a secure environment

Poolside activities for fun

We've chosen some hotels abroad - with one location where you're promised winter sun. For ultimate relaxation, consider a quiet resort, where everything is done for you. Put your feet up. You've earned it.

Best for amenities

4.5 / 5

Filion Suites Resort and Spa, CreteThomas Cook
Price: £382+ per person


Nestled amidst the serene Cretan countryside, Filion Suites Resort and Spa offers a tranquil retreat perfect for solo travellers. Indulge in relaxation at the spa, enjoy diverse recreational activities, and savour Greek and Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurants. From cookery lessons to local product shopping, immerse yourself in the island's rich culture and natural beauty. Sounds gorgeous, right?

One guest said: "Large rooms, great food, big main pool and smaller ones for the kids. The staff are very friendly especially Miri & Vasilis in the bar, Ervis, Kostas and Marina in the restaurant. Travelling solo was no problem, they greeted me as family. Be kind and kindness will be returned. I love Filion Hotel."


  • Cretan countryside provides the ideal location for a relaxing holiday
  • Dishes up Greek and Mediterranean cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Look out for buildings from the Venetian and Ottoman era


  • A little far from the beach

Best holiday resort for solo travellers

4 / 5

TUI Blue Kalamota Island, CroatiaTUI
Price: £451.75+ per person


Set on its own island, the TUI BLUE Kalamota Island resort is second to none. It offers solo travellers a tranquil escape, that's for sure. Enjoy panoramic sea views, a serene pebble-and-sand beach, and a pool overlooking the Adriatic. How serene... With an adults-only atmosphere and intimate setting, it's perfect for a peaceful, restorative getaway. Plus, access to day trips to Dubrovnik adds more appeal.

One guest said: "The island is a lovely place. Approximately 15 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik. The resort is all-inclusive so ideal if you like to drink a reasonable amount and not worry about the cost. The food was nice but a bit repetitive after approximately 5 days. Apartments are spacious and clean. Staff friendly especially TUI reps."


  • Adults-only resort, which will suit many solo travellers
  • A pebble-and-sand beach wraps around the front of the hotel
  • Best-in-class service, authentic local cuisine and activities


  • Some guests found the food a little repetitive - maybe needs more variation

Best for an exotic retreat

5 / 5

OBLU SELECT Sangeli, MaldivesVirgin / OBLU
Price: £7,770.93+ per person


Nestled on Sangeli Island in the Maldives, OBLU SELECT Sangeli offers a great stay for solo travellers. Chic, innovative and stunning, this resort seamlessly blends into the Maldives scenery, offering a rebirth of the "Old Maldives". Ideal for solo travellers, the resort features spacious beach villas and all-inclusive amenities, including dining, spa, and water sports, it's the perfect blend of luxury and adventure.

One guest said: "Amazing solo trip! The hotel lived up to all expectations..."


  • Dazzling design hotel similar to simplistic rustic retreats of ‘old Maldives’
  • Amble between the spa, gym, dining, recreation and water sports at your leisure
  • Premium all-inclusive Serenity Plan provides complimentary treats


  • Some guests have complained that there aren't enough veggie options

Solo Exploring

When looking for the ideal solo travel spot, consider a city break. They're a great way to dip your toes into solo travelling. There's no need to commit to anything longer than a (long) weekend. European cities, in particular, offer plenty to keep you occupied. There are plenty of museums and sightseeing spots for tourists. With a city break, you can blend in with the crowd - and not stick out like a sore thumb.

Picture this: you're strolling around a beautiful city, taking your time, looking at things that interest you. Sounds good, right? Solo city breaks offer up the freedom to do what you love, with no interruptions.

Why is a city break perfect for solo travellers?

Independence in exploration.

Flexibility to adapt plans.

Personal growth through discovery.

Unrestricted itinerary customisation.

Opportunity for cultural immersion.


A port city in Southern France, Marseille could be your next destination. At its heart is the Vieux-Port, which is where our hotel pick is based - where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Marseille is home to the Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde - a beautiful church - and many modern builds, too. A cultural hub, Marseille comes with plenty of French cuisine, architecture, history and more.

If you're seriously considering Marseille, TripAdvisor's guide is worth a read.

Best Marseille city break hotel

4 / 5

Carre Vieux PortCarre Vieux Port / Booking.com
Price: £193.51+ per person


You're better off picking a hotel close to the water - like this one. TUI are offering a package deal for this wonderful city - and hotel. You can discover restaurants, bars, and ice-cream parlours lining the U-shaped port on all sides of the Carre Vieux Port hotel. It's near the Vieux Port, the Canébiere, the Opera House, the Tourist Office and 15 minutes walking distance from the Mucem. Très belle!

One guest said: "Hotel Carre was outstanding mostly due to the amazingly professional hotel staff-- warm, gracious, and helpful! After my 4-day stay, I felt so fortunate to have selected this boutique hotel in the best location. I could easily walk to the port, museums, Le Panier, the shopping district; and, within a two-minute walk, there were countless restaurants and markets in which to shop for food/water. There was a heat wave...the air-conditioning was perfect! The lovely breakfast had a wide array of options: breads, cereals, fresh fruit, fresh juices, eggs, meat, cheeses, crepes, etc. It was a great start to each day. Most importantly, as a solo female traveller, I felt absolutely comfortable and very safe.

The hotel truly contributed to my excellent stay in Marseille!"


  • Some rooms overlook the unmissably beautiful Vieux port
  • Ideally located for boat trips, walking tours and transport
  • Maximum comfort, reasonable rate, good value for money


  • The rate does not include breakfast


Home to history, culture and art, Rome is the place to go for any solo travel explorer. Rome's history spans 28 centuries - so it's no surprise that 7–10 million tourists a year visit the Eternal City. One of the most popular destinations in the world, Italy's capital has endless discoveries for a city break. Nearby is the Vatican City - home to the Pope and breathtaking St Peter's Church. Believe it or not, a visit to Rome can be done possible for just a few days. Not forgetting the Italian cuisine and culture at your fingertips...

If you're seriously considering Rome, TripAdvisor's guide is worth a read.

Best value Rome city break hotel

4 / 5

Morgana - RomeHotel Morgana, Rome
Price: £298+ per person


Morgana is our top pick for a trip to Rome. With British Airways, you can grab a flight and accommodation for a decent price - giving you the ideal location to explore. If you’re looking for charming service, a great value city break and a hotel close to the heart of Rome’s historic district, this hotel offers the ideal spot for tourists to rest their heads. It's comfy, stylish and welcoming.

One guest said: "Very good city centre hotel. Perfect location for Rail and underground stations. All the main tourist destinations are within walking or underground routes. The room was very clean, comfortable and serviced daily. Staff were helpful and friendly. The surrounding streets have plenty of restaurants and cafes. Will definitely stay at Morgana Hotel again."


  • Ideally located in the heart of central Rome
  • Within walking distance of the main landmarks
  • A stylish hotel - with beautiful furnishings


  • Some of the rooms are not very spacious


Lisbon is Portugal's hilly, coastal capital city - which gives you plenty of activities when you arrive. From monuments, arts and culture, restaurants, walking tours and boat trips, you could spend up to a week here - or squeeze it into a long weekend. Your choice. Think winding cobblestone streets and a skyline dotted with Medieval castles. Within the old architecture, buzzes a new, modern Lisbon, which is super walkable. Or, you can jump on the tram - to visit the many art galleries, eateries and live music venues.

If you're seriously considering Lisbon, TripAdvisor's guide is worth a read.

Best Lisbon city break hotel

4 / 5

Real Palacio, LisbonReal Palacio

Thanks to First Choice, a flight and stay at the Real Palacio in Lisbon is up for grabs. Discover tranquillity in the heart of Lisbon at Real Palacio. Perfect for solo travellers, this hotel is nearby attractions or unwind in the fully-equipped gym and spa. Indulge in traditional Portuguese cuisine at the onsite restaurant. With easy access to public transport, adventure awaits just beyond the door. We love this pick.

One guest said: "The hotel and staff are nice. Sparkling wine and cake appeared in the room for my birthday (nice touch). Quiet area but close to our bus terminal, 30min walk downhill to the town centre (if you don't stop for coffee and cake, but get a bus back up again). As a solo traveller, I felt very safe wandering around but the transport system is excellent. As a first visit to Lisbon was very impressed."


  • Central, yet quiet quarter at the very heart of Lisbon
  • Shopping, bars, nightclubs and restaurants nearby
  • On-site restaurant with traditional Portuguese cuisine


  • Some customers were unhappy with the cleanliness of their rooms

Solo Skiing

During the cold months of winter, many flock to ski resorts in Europe for some fun on the slopes and we are spoiled for choice when it comes to ski resorts that are just a short flight away. Whether a beginner or you’ve loved skiing since you were a child, there is a huge range of different resorts around the world. And - some are ideal for solo trips, provided you've skied at least once. And, if you’re just there to enjoy cosying up by the fire in a chalet with some fondue and a mug of hot chocolate, we don't blame you.

Why is a ski trip perfect for solo travellers?

Pursue personal challenges.

Flexibility in planning and activities.

Thrive in breathtaking landscapes.

Enhance skiing skills.

Create unforgettable memories solo.

Grab your ski jackets, folks. Below, are some of the best ski resorts, according to Senior Writer, Lorna White:

Best French solo ski trip

4 / 5

Serre ChevalierSerre Chevalier
Price: £1,875+ per person


The resort of Serre Chevalier is located in the Hautes-Alpes in France and there is plenty for you to get up to during your stay. The slopes are adapted to all levels, making it a great place to learn to ski or finesse your rusty skills. As well as skiing, you’ll find sledging areas, dog-sledge rides, ice karting, skating rinks, swimming pools and snowmobiles to have a go-on. You could be very comfortable here...

Where to Stay: There is a huge range of different accommodation options available to spend your stay in at Serre Chevalier depending on your budget and party size. For a hotel with a spa, Le Grand Aigle Hôtel & Spa is an ideal option if you don’t fancy skiing every single day. Or, consider a picturesque private chalet for privacy, like the Ambiance Petit Chalet - which is peaceful and quaint.


  • A veritable paradise for the curious and for sports enthusiasts
  • It's the perfect place for beginners and experienced skiers alike
  • The spa offers a sanctuary, allowing you to indulge in self-care


  • Some customers say you're better off going during a busier, sunnier season

Best Scotland solo ski trip

4 / 5

The Cairngorm MountainsThe Cairngorm Mountains
Price: £8+ per person for a day pass


You don’t have to travel far in the winter to find a fun ski resort, and there are plenty to enjoy in Scotland. Scotland is an ideal place to go for a spot of skiing if you don’t like to travel too far - in a car or train. Easy. The Cairngorm Mountains are the go-to place for skiing in Scotland. With the guarantee of good snow, skiing enthusiasts come back year after year. However, the weather can be very unpredictable. Nearby, there are restaurants, bars and walking routes to explore.

Where to Stay: There are many different accommodation options but we’d recommend the Cairngorm Motorhome Site where you can park your motorhome for your trip while enjoying some pretty impressive views from the car park. Or, consider a hotel like the Tigh na Sgiath Country House Hotel.


  • Range of stunning landscapes make it one of Scotland’s favourite destinations
  • Snowsports enthusiasts, first-timers and day visitors are drawn here time after time
  • Endless outdoor activities and the atmosphere all in the Scottish Highlands


  • The weather is a little unpredictable

Best Italy solo ski trip

9.2 / 10

Hotel TyrolHotel Tyrol
Price: £320+ per person


There’s nothing quite like the feeling of coming in from a cold day on the slopes to a warming, cosy spa. One of the best picks by far when it comes to a spa within a ski resort is Paravis Spa at the Hotel Tyrol in Selva, Italy. Located in the heart of the Dolomites, Hotel Tyrol is very close to the Sellaronda ski circuit and the spa includes a thermal treatment room, a Turkish bath, a heated pool, and four different types of saunas to help relieve any muscle tension from the day.

One guest said: "Spa services, food selection, location, room, view, bar was comfortable and pleasant with wonderful snacks with drinks. People were superb."


  • Featuring a wellness centre and traditional restaurant, with direct access to the ski slopes
  • At the Tyrol Spa, you can relax in the indoor pool, hot tub and Turkish bath
  • Outdoor parking is free, and a winter garage is available at an extra cost


  • Some customers wish they had more days booked...

Solo traveller guide

New to solo travel? With the help of travel site Explore!, we've written a guide about embarking on a tour as a solo traveller. There are a lot of things to consider before you book -and we're here to help:

How can I stay safe?

General safety

Protect your belongings – keep cameras, phones, laptops and jewellery safe and hidden from view.

Keep your cabin bag safe – ensure it is securely fastened, "not slung loosely over your shoulder".

Don't carry your documents unless needed – pop your passport and flight tickets in the hotel safe.

Meeting new people

Book trips and excursions - this will ensure safety. Make it clear you are travelling in a group.

Don’t share your hotel details with strangers – keep the details of your lodgings private.

Out and about

When out, watch how much alcohol you drink and "never leave your drink unattended".

An important tip is: walk away. Yes, if at any point you feel uncomfortable, walk away.

Cultural differences

Dress code is important – research this, so you can ensure you respect the local culture.

Happy senior traveler using a packing checklist as she plans an international trip. Retired woman packing her vacation essentials, preparing to embark on an exciting and unforgettable adventure trip.
©Photo: JLco - Julia Amaral / Getty

How can I be aware of cultural differences?

If you’re a woman travelling alone, a local guide will help you to understand the cultural differences of your chosen destination. However, Explore! recommend doing a fair amount of research before you leave:

Covering up – is at the top of our list. Consider the local culture to avoid offending, says Explore! They recommend taking "something to cover up when visiting religious sites".

Removing shoes – before you enter a building is a sign of respect in many Asian countries. However, some locals may find it disrespectful if you don’t remove them. Be prepared to go barefoot.

Tipping – can be important in countries such as Canada and the USA, where it's customary. To not offend any waitstaff, research your chosen destination to "find out the local customs around tipping".

Communication – is important, as Explore! says: "If possible, learn a few basic local words and phrases."

If you're keen to travel solo, consider Explore's extensive range of Solo Trips for Women.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.

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