Although a solo vacation can be intimidating if it’s your first time, it can also be very rewarding if you’ve only ever travelled with other people. Before jumping into the deep end though, it’s worth visiting a few cities, especially some European destinations, that are more tuned for solo travellers.
Here is a list of 6 fantastic destinations in Europe that are guaranteed to make your solo travels memorable.
6 Must-See European Destinations
1. Bruges, Belgium
If you have ever wondered what it’s like to walk around in a fairytale, then Bruges is the place for you. The city is lined with gorgeous historical buildings, canals, and cobble stoned streets, making it one of the most photogenic places in Europe.
Bruges is great for those solo travellers looking for a bit of “me time” in a romantic and relaxed setting. The food here is also delicious making it a perfect destination for foodies of every kind.
The Belgians are multi-lingual and English is widely spoken, so you’re unlikely to find your tongue tangled when you order your lunch.
2. Seville, Spain
Seville encompasses everything a traveller can imagine from a European city; great food, deep history, old architecture and a rich culture. Seville is hands down one of the most important cities of southern Spain, dazzling curious visitors with its wide range of tapas bars, cultural landmarks and architecture.
There are plenty of top quality hostels for those who want to mingle with other travellers and save a bit of cash. The overall costs of the city are pretty low, especially the food. The only catch is you may want to learn a few survival Spanish words as English is not well spoken in Spain.
3. Interlaken, Switzerland
Interlaken is a gorgeous resort town located in the mountains of central Switzerland. For those solo travellers who want to escape the city for a bit of nature, Interlaken is one of few European destinations that combine town and country in a stunning setting.
This little gem of a place is surrounded by beautiful mountains, glaciers and dense greenery. There are many local tour companies that offer fun outdoor activities such as kayaking, canoeing and paragliding, as well as the opportunity to book train rides up the mountains and take in a guided walk or tour.
As a solo traveller, you will have the option of simply taking in the nature by the lake at your own pace or partaking in the various outdoor activities available.
4. Paris, France
Okay, it seems out of place to include the city of romance in a list of destinations for solo travellers but that’s exactly why Paris has earned this spot.
Whilst it’s known for its romantic appeal, Paris is also a top European destination for singletons. Whether you want to explore its historical sites, visit exquisite galleries or just sit outside and people watch over a glass of French wine, Paris has it all.
The city is safe, even for female travellers but you will need to learn some basic French.
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam is an easy city to take in if you’re rolling solo. Locals here speak impeccable English and are incredibly friendly. The city is lined with gorgeous architecture, which you can take in by foot or by bike as the city is one of the most cycle-friendly in the world.
While it’s easy to just spend the day biking around and chilling out in cute coffee shops, Amsterdam is also home to many great local museums for those who want a bit of culture.
6. Berlin, Germany
Berlin is one of the best cities in Europe for solo travellers looking to socialise. The city is known for its incredible nightlife, with dozens of clubs and bars to choose from and the locals are generally open-minded, fun and friendly people.
Just like Amsterdam, Berlin can be easily explored by bike or by foot. The city is flat and the bike paths are extensive, making the city an easy one to explore. One of the things you’ll be surprised by is how affordable everything is. Despite being a capital city, Berlin is bar none one of the cheapest places to visit in Europe.
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