Party of one: why off peak adventures are best served solo research shows that when the off peak season hits, solo travellers come out to play.

Want to spend your days sunbathing and your evenings dancing till dawn? Fine. Prefer hours of museums and an early night? That’s cool too. It’s your holiday so make it your own.



The sprawling Polish capital has a lot going for it, so much so that it’s quickly becoming one of the top destinations for solo adventures. The city centre is like a living museum, so join a walking tour to make sure you see the best architectural sights. Don’t miss The Royal Castle either, with an exhibition that focuses on the destruction and reconstruction of the city’s landscape.

Where to stay…

Mamaison Residence Diana

Quiet surroundings were a huge plus for solo travellers in need of a good night’s sleep. They also appreciated the excellent WiFi that made it easy to share holiday photos and chat to friends back home. The restored 19th century building added to guests’ Warsaw experience, with large rooms and a great breakfast.

“Modern luxury furnishings 2 bathrooms per suite – cool location, it is very central, tucked at back of a courtyard off a main shopping street. This really is fabulous accommodation for the money.”

Daniel, United Kingdom



This miniature metropolis is made for strolling on your own, with cafes, galleries and endless museums all within walking distance of each other. Embrace the contrasts of the city by soaking up some modern art in the Museum of Contemporary Art, before being thankful for your solo status over at the Museum of Broken Relationships. This award-winning museum pays homage to mementos from happier times.

Where to stay… 

Apartments ABA Zagreb

Spacious, modern and right in the centre of all the action, just a five minute walk from the main square, this property got the thumbs up from solo travellers wanting to live like a local. This self-catered accommodation also has air-con to keep you cool and a balcony boasting some seriously impressive views.

“The owners are both sooo nice. They will do everything in their power to make your stay as easy as possible… The apartment itself was really close to the main square, 10 minutes walking, but in a very quiet neighbourhood. It is spacious and comfy, with a reclinable queen size bed and a state of the art shower (hydro massage). All in all I loved being there for three days.”

Samuel, Spain



Verona might conjure up images of besotted couples wandering hand in hand around Juliet’s house, but’s solo travellers weren’t put off. They too fell in love with this Italian treasure. Wandering through the tiny streets is the best way to experience the city, with dozens of hidden churches just waiting to be discovered. After a day of exploration, make your way to the laid-back Piazza Della Erbe. Here you’ll have your pick of delicious Italian cuisine, accompanied by a glass of the local vino, naturally.

Where to stay…

B&B Quo Vadis Arena

Solo travellers clearly love a room with a view, especially when the views are of Verona Arena. The warm hospitality made everyone feel at home, with some reviewers remarking that this B and B alone is a good enough reason to visit Verona. 

“Everything was great. Furnished and decorated with exquisite taste. Rigorously clean. All kind of soaps, shampoos and cosmetics are there for you in the bath. And most importantly the host was not a mere person, but an angel! This place is another reason to visit Verona again.”

Kenan, Germany


Cape Town

Ready to take the scenic route? You best be, because Cape Town specialises in pulling out all the stops when it comes to jaw-dropping views. Get out of the city with a hike up Table Mountain or opt for Lion’s Head for a more relaxing walk. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take the advice of reviewers and head to a local restaurant. The diversity of cuisines means you can order local game, seafood or sushi – the choice is yours.

Where to stay…

The Glen Boutique Hotel & Spa

Solo travelling isn’t all about hostels and backpacking. It can also be about full on indulgence, as this modern hotel proves. If an outdoor pool, luxury spa and brilliant location aren’t enough, each room also comes with an espresso machine and an Apple computer for added extravagance.

“I loved everything about this place. It was cute. Good location. Everyone was sooooo nice. I’ve never had a better experience while traveling.”

Stacey, UK Virgin Islands



Great food and friendly people, what more could a solo traveller want? Cycling along the river is the perfect way to take in the sights of the city and work off the amazing food that’s available at every turn. Skadarlija, the oldest street in the Belgrade, is the place to try traditional fare, with live music and local crowds creating a brilliant atmosphere. Give the Serbian answer to the hamburger a try with some pljeskavica – bonus points if you manage to pronounce it right first time.

Where to stay…

Dominic Luxury Suites

The central location, teamed with unbelievably helpful staff, made it exceptionally easy for solo travellers to see the sights of Belgrade. Comfortable beds also meant a great night’s sleep after a day of exploration.

Amazing location, close to main attractions. Kind and helpful staff. Beautifully designed apartments, comfortable and clean. Great value for money.”

Marko V, Serbia

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