Flying Solo – This week we have rounded up a selection of the best offers for solo travellers by ITAA members

 

 

Bologna, Parma & Ravenna, 21st August 2018, 5 days, from €1074

Nestling in the heart of Italy, is the Emilia-Romagna region, the home of some of the world’s most iconic culinary delights. You’ll visit a traditional Parma Ham producer learning how the legendary taste is imparted, sample Modena’s exquisite balsamic vinegars, taste Parmesan cheeses, enjoy superb wines and try the wild boar and truffles that emanate from the Apennine hills.

 

This tour starts in Bologna, known in Italy as “La Dotta, La Rossa, La Grassa”: The Learned – home of Europe’s oldest university, The Red – after its deep-red medieval bricks and roofs, and The Fat – being at the centre of a rich agricultural region since Etruscan times and evolving into the capital of Italy’s revered culinary heritage. Next up is the lovely Modena with its 12th century cathedral and Parma, with its sublime cathedral home to the famed Palazzo della Pilotta. Discover Byzantine art in Ravenna, with its host of religious buildings and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites that are wonderfully adorned with superb early Christian paintings and the finest mosaics.

 

Price Includes: Four nights with breakfast at four-star Hotel Internazionale, Return flights, All taxes and charges, Return transfers, Guided tours of Bologna, Parma including Cathedral entrance, Ravenna including entrance to five UNESCO World Heritage Sites and La Perla Parma ham with tasting, Visits to the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and Villa San Donnino local producer of Balsamic Vinegar with tasting, Services of an experienced Tour Manager.

 

For more information on this offer from Grenham Travel visit:

http://itaa.ie/2018/04/05/lovely-5-days-tour-bologna-parma-ravenna-excellent-for-solo-traveller-fm-only-e1074/

 

St Lucia, 26 August 2018, 7 nights, from €2,599pp

Head to St. Lucia with John Galligan Travel this summer and enjoy soaring volcanic peaks, lush rainforests, honey coloured beaches and beautiful coral reefs that are perfect for snorkelling and diving.  Admire wild orchids, marvel at stunning waterfalls or soak up the views of the famous twin Pitons. Experience an adrenaline adventure by ziplining through the Caribbean rainforest or hiking the Piton Mountains or why not head to Rodney Bay, to experience the modern marina full of buzzing bars and upmarket restaurants.

 

Enjoy all of this from the Body Holiday, an upscale all-inclusive adults only spa resort which is situated on the North West tip of St. Lucia, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Set on Cariblue’s crescent beach and surrounded by 18-acres of tropical gardens, this resort offers a fun, pampering and rejuvenating holiday. There are 5 restaurants and bars, a spa, pools and beach access, along with a range of activities include water sports, yoga and tai chi.

 

Price includes: Return Flights, Accommodation in a Single Garden View room, Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner, Unlimited premium brand drinks, selected wines & champagne by the glass, Personalised schedule of daily spa treatments, All water sports & land sports including tuition, All holistic and exercise classes, Hosted cocktail party at Cariblue Pool, Hosted dinner at Cariblue, Hosted dinner at TAO, Master classes, Fun sports & tournaments, Group fitness & pilates classes and Sunset cruise

 

For more information on this offer from John Galligan Travel visit:

http://itaa.ie/2018/04/05/september-solos-in-body-holiday-st-lucia/

 

Classical Spain, June and October 2018, 6 nights, from €1199

Experience unspoiled Andalucía, home of Flamenco and perhaps the most traditionally Spanish region where the popular images of ruined castles, sherry and bullfights have their roots. The people are warm and welcoming and the food is a delight. The area noted for its seafood and its famous drink, the fortified wine from Jerez we call sherry, which you can enjoy with some tapas.

 

This tour will guide you through the jewels of Andalucía’s crown, the fantastic cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, which have some of the most important monuments anywhere on earth. Seville, home of Carmen and Figaro, boasts the world’s largest gothic cathedral. Cordoba has a sixteen arched bridge spanning the river, built by the Romans and amazingly still in use, and the Mezquita, a beautiful mosque built by the Moors. Granada’s Alhambra, a high point in Moorish culture, is a palace and fortress with exquisite formal gardens full of roses and fountains, giving an incredible impression of peace and tranquillity.

Price includes: six nights’ accommodation (double or twin Room for sole use) with breakfast, return flights (incl 20 KGS checked in Bag) and transfers, all tours as mentioned, all airport departure taxes, all local accommodation taxes and the services of a Riviera Travel tour manager. Included excursions are guided visits and entrance to the Alhambra and the Mezquita, guided tour of Seville, visits to Ronda, Cordoba and Granada and a tapas sample session in Seville.

 

For more information on this offer from Riveria Travel visit:

http://itaa.ie/2017/10/24/classical-spain/

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Travel Agent: Irish Travel Agents Association