Iceland is not only one of the safest countries in the world, it also consistently ranks as one of the friendliest. Add to that its otherworldly natural beauty and abundance of outdoor adventures on offer and it’s the perfect destination for women travelling alone. Join a small group of culturally curious travellers on this five-day Iceland tour – which includes activities such as a private jeep tour of Iceland’s Golden Circle, a soak in the Blue Lagoon and glacier snowmobiling. If the conditions are suitable, you may even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Affordable, friendly, sun-soaked and packed with ancient towns lined with mazy cobbled streets, Croatia is a great choice when it comes to solo trips for women. On Culture Trip’s eight-day adventure along the Dalmatian coast, you’ll hop from the mainland to the islands and back, starting in Split and travelling south to Dubrovnik. Along the way, you’ll sample Hvar’s pulsating nightlife, relax on dreamy beaches on a trip to Vis island, try local wine at the vineyards around Lumbarda and plenty more. Our Local Insider will accompany your group throughout, showing you a side of Croatia most solo travellers don’t get to experience.
How does wine tasting, strolling along secluded beaches and stuffing your face with pasteis de Belem (custard tarts) sound? Whether you’re single or travelling with friends, this leisurely nine-day tour of northern Portugal is full of treats. A perfect blend of urban and rural, you’ll explore the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, enjoy a lazy day on the sands of the Troia Peninsula and, of course, eat your way around the vibrant cities of Porto and Lisbon. Our Local Insider will show you some of Portugal’s lesser-known beauty spots – including Comporta, a coastal village popular with artists and designers, and the quieter vineyards of Alentejo.
Make your solo trip one to remember by visiting one of the world’s most remote archipelagos: the Galapagos Islands. These volcanic islands, scattered across the eastern Pacific ocean around 1,000km (621mi) off the coast of mainland Ecuador, are home to an extraordinary abundance of wildlife that influenced Darwin’s theory of evolution. On this exclusive five-day trip, you’ll be based in Santa Cruz and San Cristobal – where you’ll meet giant tortoises, swim with sea lions, snorkel with penguins and hike across barren, lunar-like lava fields.
You’ll receive a warm welcome wherever you go in South Korea, a country that prides itself on decorum and hospitality. On Culture Trip’s 10-day jaunt around this extraordinary country, you’ll get to know its unique culture – from singing with strangers in Seoul’s raucous karaoke bars to practising martial arts and meditation at a cliffside Buddhist temple. Along the way, you’ll take in spectacular mountain scenery, enjoy authentic meals with local families and learn about life over the border from a North Korean defector.