Luxury Christmas stay in a five-star hotel by Lake Geneva.
Imagine the worst has happened and you’ve split up with your partner right before Christmas. Or perhaps there’s just no significant other right now. If you’re on your own and dreading the yuletide season, the Telegraph has suggestions for solo and single travellers.
Take a luxury break in Switzerland and regain your serenity. As part of their 'Single Travellers' programme, Great Rail (01904 521980; www.GreatRail.com/Singles) are offering a seven-night trip to the five-star Royal Plaza hotel by Lake Geneva in Montreux. Leave London on the 23rd of December from St. Pancras International and travel first-class to Paris, cross the city by coach, then continue by French TGV to Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva. Dinner will be provided where you can get to know your fellow travellers.
Enjoy a tour of the 13th-century Gothic Château de Chillon, one of Europe's best preserved medieval castles, a trip on the 'cog' railway to Rochers de Naye, one of Switzerland's most beautiful viewpoints, and lunch on the Mer de Glace, one of Europe's longest glaciers. A special Christmas lunch is also provided.
The cost is £1,725 B & B and includes first-class rail fares, seven lunches or dinners, a Swiss Riviera Card for discounted travel on local transport, and the services of a tour manager. Single Travellers are also organizing a New Year’s trip to Bavaria, so check their web site.