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The 10 Best Romantic Getaways and Their Alternatives for Solo Travellers

Whether you're a couple that finds romance in relaxation or in adventure, there's always going to be that place that sparks the flame and sets the mood. Some destinations truly make you fall in love… For many, that means white sand beaches and turquoise waters. For others, a vibrant cityscape full of culture and authentic experiences or a thrilling adventure holiday full of fun activities like hiking, rafting, surfing, etc. Take a look at our list and find out which destinations made our list of the best romantic getaways.

Don't want to spend your holiday surrounded by starry-eyed romantics? Check out our recommendations for the best alternatives of the most romantic destinations, which happen to be perfect for Solo Travellers.


The Romantic Road in Germany vs a Cruise in Russia


The Romantic Road in Germany is a scenic road in Bavaria, where you will be able to immerse yourself in the beautiful region’s picturesque small towns, majestic mountain scenery, charming little shops, medieval sites, traditional architecture and plenty of colourful flowers. Some of the best stops along the way are Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Nördlingen and Würzburg.

Check out this tour for an unforgettable experience: Rail Discoveries Bavaria All Inclusive Tour

The best alternative of the Romantic Road for solo travellers is an exciting cruise to discover the magic of Russia. Cruise along Neva, Svir and Volga rivers to explore the idyllic Russian countryside. Discover the imperial St. Petersburg and the stunning royal legacy of the Hermitage. Visit the iconic Red Square in Moscow and marvel at the colourful St. Basil's Cathedral.

The best way to explore Russia is on the APT Treasures Of Russia River Cruise.


Napa Valley, California vs the Red Centre, Australia

Wind your way through fresh California cityscapes and along the sun-kissed seaside cliffs of The Golden State, tasting the golden age of rail travel through Napa Valley, one of the most famous and romantic wine regions in the world.

Try romantic wine-tasting on the Trafalgar Northern California Tour

The best alternative for solo travellers is the world Heritage-listed Uluru, one of Australia’s most iconic symbols. Located in the Red heart of Australia Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an ancient landscape, rich in Aboriginal indigenous culture and spirituality.

Explore Australia’s Red Centre on the AAT Kings The Colour Red tour


Venice, Italy vs Bruges, Belgium

Venice…diffidently one of the most romantic, beautiful and charming cities not only in Italy but in the world. Explore Venice’s marvellous architecture, cruise the canals on a gondola for two, feed the doves on the famous Piazza San Marco, walk the iconic Rialto Bridge and don’t forget to try the tasty Italian cannoli.

Check this tour for an amazing experience in Venice Riviera Travel Lake Garda, Venice & Verona

Bruges has outstanding art, twisting medieval streets, traditional bars, exquisite cuisine but when the unique charms of the carillon sound from the iconic belfry its ambience is complete. All this makes Bruges a perfect destination for solo travellers.

Take a look at this mini tour to Bruges Riviera Travel Bruges Tour


Paris, France vs Vienna, Austria


Probably the most romantic city in the world and the symbol of love is Paris and its Eiffel Tower. It’s all about the legendary museums, unique art scene, authentic French bakeries, fashion destinations,  stunning baroque architecture, royal palaces and of course the river Seine. And do we even have to mention the famous French Wine, considered by many as one of the best and most exquisite in the world?

Feel the love of Paris on this unique Riviera Travel The Seine, Paris & Normandy tour.

If you want to immerse yourself into the same spectacular royal atmosphere, grand architecture and exquisite art scene, then look no further and head to Vienna. Vienna has it all – world-famous museums, stunning palaces, vibrant culture and unique cuisine. No wonder Austria’s capital has been ranked as the best city to live in the world for the past several years.

Discover Vienna’s treasures on the Just You Prague, Vienna & Budapest


Mauritius vs Fiji


Mauritius is the mythical island that stands erect in the Indian Ocean, adorned with forestry and a kaleidoscope of green, turquoise and blue water. Flawless beaches, tropical palm trees, an abundance of sea life and wildlife, Mauritius is a tropical paradise and has been hailed as one of the best destinations for honeymooners.

Experience the real Mauritius by staying in some of the famous Beachcomber Resorts.

Fiji is synonymous with crystal clear lagoons and idyllic island scenery. The island is also a top-notch adventure destination as it offers hikers, outdoor lovers, birdwatchers, amblers and nature lovers places to explore. You can visit Kadavu for an authentic experience of untouched paradise, with almost no roads and a remote atmosphere, you will feel like you have discovered the island for the first time or the famous Taveuni, “The Garden Island”.

Try the Cox And Kings Fiji Explorer


Jamaica vs Costa Rica


Imagine yourself surrounded by divine white sand beaches, the bluest skies and sunshine in the heart of Jamaica. Experience the romantic Montego Bay, buzzing with energy with plenty to do in the day and night and home to one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica, Doctor's Cave Beach - ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving thanks to the crystal-clear waters. Not to miss are also the gorgeous Seven Mile Beach in Negril and the Dunn’s River Falls in Ocho Rios.

Jamaica is best experienced in one of the most – romantic resorts in the world – the Sandals Montego Bay, Negril, Ochi or the Royal Caribbean.

Costa Rica is an abundance of wilderness and wildlife, unforgettable views and adventures for solo travellers. Sleep in a shack, swim in a waterfall, visit the sloths, spend your day surfing or track the blue morpho butterflies. Costa Rica is boundless.

Discover Costa Rica on the fascinating Collette Costa Rica A World Of Nature


Santorini, Greece vs Petra, Jordan


Santorini erupts with spectacular panorama views, traditional white houses, romantic wine-tasting tours, water sports paradise, spa retreats and all that Greek hospitality and cuisine. A volcano embraced by the Aegean, this island-phenomenon in the Cyclades gives its visitors a mythical experience. Santorini is the island immortalized by poets and painters, thanks to its celebrated light, multi-coloured cliffs and picture-perfect sunsets.

Experience Santorini on a one-of-a-kind sailing holiday with G Adventures Sailing Greece - Santorini To Mykonos.

The solo travellers’ best alternative and one of the trendiest destinations for 2019 is the ancient rock-hewn city of Petra in Jordan. The stunning desert wilderness of Wadi Rum and the magnificent Dead Sea are just another bonus to your Jordan adventure.

Try the Cox And Kings Splendours Of Jordan tour.


Buenos Aires, Argentina vs Patagonia, Chile


Discover Buenos Aires, the Argentinian capital that combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Wander around the marvellous Recoleta, the most romantic spot of the city. Learn how to dance tango and taste the authentic Argentinian wine. Once there, stop by at the stunning Iguazu Falls and the iconic Devil’s Throat.

Explore Buenos Aires on the exciting Abercrombie & Kent Inside Tracks In Argentina & Brazil.

Often described as one of the best destinations for solo travellers in the world, Patagonia fascinates with its majestic mountain landscapes that inspired Pablo Neruda and Bruce Chatwin, playful wild horses and stunning unspoiled wilderness. Explore the driest desert on Earth, the Atacama Desert and enjoy a stunning once-in-a-lifetime stargazing experience away from the light pollution of the big cities.

Try this authentic adventure Just You Chile - The Atacama To Patagonia.


Marrakech, Morocco vs Cape Town, South Africa


Marrakech is a former imperial city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in Africa. It is home to beautiful mosques, palaces and gardens, as well as the famous Jemaa el-Fnaa square and souk market. No trip to Marrakech is complete without riding a camel, spending a day in the Sahara Desert or visiting the nearby city of Fez.

Discover Morocco on the Intrepid Best Of Morocco tour.

Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and an ideal location for solo travellers. From almost any vantage point, you can see the Table Mountain or the calm ocean, and often both. If it's too cloudy to hike on the mountain, then there's art galleries, wineries and beaches…and let’s not forget it’s the new gin capital of the world. Swim with a penguin, burrow deep into the city's history, or just walk along cobblestone streets and take it all in.

Experience Cape Town and South Africa on the Just You Experience South Africa tour.


San Juan, Puerto Rico  vs Havana, Cuba

San Juan…. the beautiful city where old world elegance and the modern Caribbean meet to create one of the most fascinating destinations in the Caribbean. Explore the city’s colourful colonial architecture, vibrant culture and pristine beaches.

Is there a better way to experience the Caribbean than a marvellous cruise with Silversea Cruises Fort Lauderdale To Fort Lauderdale?

Immerse yourself into the Cuban rhythms, enjoy a Cuba Libre on the beach or try the Cuban cigars…is there a better place to be single? Stroll down the colourful streets of the city, discover its unique art scene, visit the beautiful Old Havana and experience its authentic creative cuisine.

Check out this tour Cox & Kings Splendours Of Cuba for an unforgettable Cuban Holiday.


No matter your preference – a romantic getaway, a unique honeymoon or a fascinating solo travellers adventure, all friendly travel experts are here to assist you every step of the way. Call on 0800 707 6229 for enquires and huge extra savings!


  • 14th February 2019
  • Martina Gardeva, Digital Marketing Executive