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If you’re looking to bring in 2020 with a bang, why not join us on one of our solo New Year holidays, or celebrate the dawn of a new decade at an unforgettable New Year’s Eve party for singles?

This year, December 31st will see the world celebrate not just a fresh, new year but the beginning of a new decade: the 2020s. If you don’t already have plans set in place, what better way to celebrate this transition than to take a leap of faith and embrace your very own solo escapade?

From snowy Finnish adventures and city breaks abroad to New Year’s Eve parties amongst strangers, who will soon become friends, our collection of solo New Year’s holidays, short breaks and parties are a great way to turn a new page and embrace the unknown.

Tempted? Read on to discover the options available to you this New Year.

Solo New Year holidays

If you fancy really making this New Year’s Eve special, join us on one of our fantastic solo New Year holidays, from sun-kissed escapes to snowy city breaks, all of which are dotted across Europe and North Africa.

1. New Year in Kiev


When: 30th December 2019
Where: Kiev, Ukraine
How long: 3 nights

Dating back as far as the 5th century, Ukraine’s city of golden spires has an intricate centuries-old narrative that’s recounted through every cobbled street, monastery and museum.

After a day exploring the historical old town, St Sophia’s Cathedral and shopping down Andriyivsky Uzviz, bring in 2020 in a local restaurant while learning about New Year’s celebrations in Ukraine and tasting delicious traditional food.

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2. New Year in Tuscany

When: 27th December 2019
Where: Tuscany, Italy
How long: 7 nights

Based in the charming spa town of Montecatini, this solo New Year’s holiday introduces you to the beautiful region of Tuscany at its most vibrant.

Take photographs in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, visit the university city of Siena and explore the cultural sights of Florence before spending a memorable New Year’s Eve back in Montecatini over a gala dinner, live music, entertainment and plenty of dancing!

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3. New Year in Zagreb


When: 30th December 2019
Where: Zagreb, Croatia
How long: 3 nights

Bursting at the seams with culture, arts and music, Zagreb has a cosmopolitan buzz about it – making it one of the best cities in Europe for a solo New Year’s break.

Soak up the party atmosphere of the city over dinner and dancing, before spending New Year’s Day exploring the city on foot. One of Europe’s most walkable cities, you’ll find that cafe culture is strong here, so be sure punctuate your walking tour with plenty of coffee breaks!

4. Sliema, Malta

When: 27th December 2019
Where: Sliema, Malta
How long: 7 nights

The tiny island of Malta is the perfect place to get away from it all this New Year’s Eve. Base yourself in the relaxed resort of Sliema, a town which offers gorgeous views of Sliema Creek, Manoel Island and the city of Valletta.

Here on the promenade, you can spend your days sampling the array of atmospheric restaurants, bars and enticing shops, wallowing in your hotel’s heated Jacuzzi or relaxing on the terrace with a drink from the bar: the choice is yours!

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5. Paphos

When: 22nd or 29th December 2019
Where: Paphos, Cyprus
How long: 7 or 14 nights

Escape December’s cold, harsh weather in the UK on a solo New Year’s holiday to the coastal city of Paphos on Cyprus’ south-west coast.

Imagine staying at a five-star hotel on an all-inclusive basis and special New Year’s Eve gala dinner, with a picturesque harbour and sandy beach right on your doorstep: what more could you want from a New Year break?

6. Finnish New Year Adventure


When: 28th December 2019
Where: Finland
How long: 7 nights

Experience the soothing stillness of Finnish lapland at wintertime, before celebrating the start of 2020 with a gala dinner, fireworks and disco. Who knows, if you’re really lucky, you might even be treated to a display of the Northern Lights!

While you’re in Finland, you can also get involved in an array of winter activities that make the most of the region’s thick carpet of snow, from snowmobiling and snowshoeing to riding a reindeer and husky-pulled sleigh.

7. Adelboden

When: 20th December
Where: Adelboden, Switzerland
How long: 7 nights

Guarantee yourself a snowy New Year and join us on an action-packed skiing holiday to Adelboden in the Bernese Oberland, one of Switzerland’s top ski resorts.

Unlike other popular ski resorts in the Alps, the slopes here are rarely crowded. Even better: the food is to die for. After a long day on the slopes, reward yourself with a vintage cheese fondue and a hot apple cider in one of the charming mountain chalets. You’ll also get a free New Year Gala dinner at your hotel on New Year’s Eve, helping you truly bring in the new decade in style.

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8. Lanzarote, Puerto Del Carmen

When: 22nd or 29th December 2019
Where: Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote
How long: 7 or 14 nights

Perhaps all you want come December is a healthy dose of sun, sea and sand, and thankfully the bustling resort of Puerto del Carmen delivers just that.

Stay at the 4-star Vik Hotel San Antonio and prepare yourself for a week or two of sunbathing, swimming and sampling lively restaurants and bars. If you can tear yourself away from the sand, take a trip to Timanfaya National Park, home to numerous volcanoes, or visit underground caves at Los Verdes.

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9. Fuerteventura, Costa Caleta

When: 21st or 28th December 2019
Where: Costa Caleta, Fuerteventura
How long: 7 or 14 nights

Another option for the sun-worshipping solos reading this, the laid-back resort of Costa Caleta in Fuerteventura is the place to escape the hustle and bustle this New Year’s Eve.

When you’re not soaking up the rays from the gorgeous, long, sandy beaches, sample the variety of shops, cafés and bars on your doorstep. At night, the pace is low-key. After the countdown to midnight, spend the first few minutes strolling along the stunning seafront underneath a sky of sparkling stars.

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10. Hurghada


When: 20th or 27th December 2019
Where: Hurghada, Egypt
How long: 7 or 14 nights

If you’re looking for some serious sun, sea and sand and temperatures in the low 20s, Hurghada, the capital of the Red Sea Riviera, is the answer to your prayers.

A long, sandy beach, irresistibly azure waters and bars and restaurants galore have made this bustling town a popular hotspot for tourists looking for a New Year’s beach break outside of Europe. Add to this a 5-star hotel and all-inclusive board basis, and you have all the ingredients you need to completely unwind.

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“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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