Medieval France and modish Spain
The French walled city of La Rochelle contrasts with Bilbao’s modernist designs on this voyage to France and Spain. La Coruna blends old and new architectural styles and sits at the gateway to Galicia, one of Spain’s most rugged regions.
P&O Cruises (0843 373 0111; pocruises. com) has single cabins on six of its ships. It organises coffee mornings for solo passengers and seats them together at dinner. This one-week round-trip sailing from Southampton costs from £799 per person. Departs April 16 2017.
Castles on the Rhine
Take a springtime Rhine sailing exclusively for single travellers. This cruise delves into Germany’s historic roots with a walking tour of former capital Bonn and the chance to explore Boppard, one of the country’s best preserved medieval towns. Another highlight is cruising through the castle-topped hills of the beautiful Rhine Gorge.