Now more than ever, the rise of solo travel is captivating the hearts of wanderlust-stricken travelers across the globe. Solo travel provides a transformative experience as it allows travelers to discover a profound sense of empowerment. From a solo escape package in Rome to an adventurous getaway in Norway, below are top destinations and activities for solo travelers to book this summer around the world:
Solo ‘Scape in Rome, Italy
Situated on a quiet street in the epicenter of Rome, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese is an ideal luxury boutique hotel for solo female travelers. Within a destination that exudes charm, history and a welcome atmosphere, the hotel is located within walking distance of some of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks and parks, including the Trevi Fountain, Villa Medici and Spanish Steps. Evoking the feel of a Roman home, the hotel combines sophistication, comfort and impeccable service providing the perfect haven for female travelers and even offers a “Solo ‘Scape” package that allows travelers to discover everything Rome has to offer at their own pace, without feeling alone. On arrival, solo travelers can meet with Sofitel Rome’s Head Concierge, Agostino Sità, for an authentic apericena (a combination of an aperitivo and dinner) on Settimo’s rooftop overlooking the city. As the former President of Rome Les Clefs d’Or, he unlocks all the secrets of the Eternal City, arranging for the most exclusive experiences desired. Additional highlights of Solo ‘Scape include a shopping tour with Italian fashion influencer Selvaggia Capizzi to top boutiques and private ateliers as well as private yoga lessons at some of Rome’s most scenic locations taught by veteran instructor Barbara Capriotti. Lastly, the package includes a private food market tour and a cooking lesson with Executive Chef, Giuseppe D’Alessio. (Pictured: Roman Cooking Tour)
Transformative Journey in Norway
In response to a growing demand for solo travel, sustainable luxury travel curator transformative journeys geared toward solo travelers. Not only is Norway among the top 25 safest countries in the world, it is also one of the top 10 happiest countries in the world, making it an ideal destination for solo travel. As travel curators and local insiders, Up Norway designs bespoke itineraries tailored to an individual’s preference. A highlight of travel with Up Norway is their digital itinerary application where travelers can find all their travel details, personalized recommendations, and best of all; a 24-hour direct chat to access the Up Norway team with any questions. Highlighted transformative journeys from Up Norway for solo travelers in 2023 include: a 10-day self reflection in nature journey perfect for recharging with stunning and ever changing surroundings; a fully tailored hiking Itinerary for the adventurer; the Wild Varanger journey, perfect for bird watchers; the City and Wilderness Luxury journey which combines an architecturally pleasing itinerary with a mix of luxury in both Oslo and surrounding wilderness; among others.
Solo Traveler Activity Packages in Mexico
Golf lessons, art walks, crafts workshops, gourmet festivals, wellness, evening entertainment and much more are in the offing at Casa Velas, a luxury boutique adults-only hotel in Puerto Vallarta. The hotel’s new getaway unveils an activity program for solo travelers designed to forge connections with locals and immerse travelers in the rich tapestry of Mexican culture. The activity program, catered to individual preferences and interests, offers an opportunity to customize a unique solo journey. From Mexican spirit tastings to hands-on cooking classes, jewelry making workshops that unleash creativity, and revitalizing yoga sessions, the possibilities for self discovery are endless. With multiple activities to choose from, guests can relax and unwind while enjoying the rich culture of Mexico and the city of Puerto Vallarta.
Solo travelers can also now indulge in premium spa treatments, bike tours, daily in-suite amenities, gastronomic tastings, swimming with sea turtles, and even a dive down into a cenote all while benefiting from no single supplement at the luxury Grand Velas Riviera Maya. The hotel’s new program for solo travelers is designed to allow guests to immerse into the excitement of Mexican culture while creating connections with locals in a curated environment. The activity program caters to the solo traveler and allows them to relax and unwind while also experiencing the best of what the Riviera Maya region has to offer. At the resort, solo travelers can experience onsite activities such as Mexican ancestral spirit tastings, biking, pilates, yoga, premium honey tastings from the local Maya Melipona Bee in the hotel’s new Melionario bee sanctuary, and more. Also included is an 80-minute Bacal Massage, a locally inspired treatment at the resort’s award winning spa that utilizes one of the Mayan’s most sacred plants, corn. The starting rate for the Solo Travel Getaway is $1,289 USD per person per night based on single occupancy including accommodations in a Grand Class King Suite. A three night minimum applies. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, premium liquor and wine, use of the fitness center facilities, WIFI, taxes, and gratuities are included in the nightly rate.
Croatia’s Hidden Gem
Nestled along the Adriatic Coast located just south of Dubrovnik, Cavtat offers a relaxed pace of life ideal for solo travelers searching for a relaxing getaway. The unique town on the Adriatic has a stunning waterfront promenade lined with palm trees, beaches, churches, monuments and museums, outdoor restaurants and cafes, specialty boutiques and gift shops. Additionally, Cavtat boasts over five miles of beaches and a selection of luxury hotels. Among them, Hotel Supetar Cavtat stands out as a jewel in the heart of the town’s historic center. Following a comprehensive renovation, this boutique hotel offers 16 individually designed rooms, along with a Mediterranean restaurant, and Wine Bar with a focus on Dubrovacka Malvasija, the local indigenous white wine grape from the Konavle region. To relish the leisurely end of the day, guests can enjoy the cool of the citrus garden near the new light-flooded infinity edge pool.
Wine & Wellness in Mendoza, Argentina
For solo travelers seeking a destination full of wine and culinary delights, the newly opened SB Winemaker’s House & Spa Suites located in Mendoza, Argentina is the perfect getaway. Created by Argentinian winemaker Susana Balbo and her daughter Ana, the property allows guests to relax and connect with themselves and surroundings through the tranquility and intimacy of lavish spa suites, top-level treatments, and wellness programs designed specially for each visitor. The property features seven spa suites with fully integrated in-room spa features and services, La VidA Restaurant, a lounge bar, heated swimming pool, shop with local artisanal products, and tasting room. Guests can also dive into Argentine culture with custom experiences at the hotel, including Argentine cooking and grilling, wine tastings, yoga, vinotherapeutic spa treatments, and more. The hotel’s Experience Curator can also arrange various immersive activities in the destination including wine safaris to the north of the country and southern Patagonia.