Family late availability vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

Updated daily, here’s a list of some of the wonderful family vacations on this site that have short term availability. The list is not exclusive, but we know for a fact these guys have got a bit of space left. Some of these late availability trips even have special offers, and all are from leading responsible operators. Hurry though, this availability won’t last forever…
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from US $1450 (8 days) ex flights
Cuba adventure tours
Explore authentic Cuba using homestays and local guides, from US $335 - US $745 (8 days) ex flights
Activity vacations in Turkey
Fun, adventurous multi-activity week in fascinating Turkey, from £465 - £499 (8 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Big 5 game viewing in Sabi Sands & Kruger, from £2395 - £2595 (14 days) ex flights
Family teenager vacation in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from US $2465 - US $2586 (14 days ) ex flights
Croatia activity vacation for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €599 - €699 (8 days) ex flights
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Relaxing & fun family kayaking vacation on Croatian islands, from €615 (7 days) ex flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Exciting, active and varied family vacation in Turkey., from £465 - £499 (8 days) ex flights
Spain mountain biking vacations, Sierra Nevada
Epic mountain biking from a luxury farmhouse base., from £745 (7 days) ex flights
Family mountain biking vacations in Spain
Fun family mountain biking vacation in Spain's Sierra Nevada, from £745 (7 days) ex flights
Auvergne vacation accommodation, France
Friendly B&B in a French Spa town, from €29 per person per night
Tunisia family vacation
A great introduction to North Africa, from US $749 - US $771 (8 days ) ex flights
Luxury Greek Island vacation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Thailand tour, jungles and islands
Taste of the diversity of Thailand, from US $1950 - US $2160 (12 days) ex flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from £1250 - £1350 (7 days) ex flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Marine conservation vacation in Thailand
Join in a fantastic marine conservation project on a tropical island, from £695 (7 days) ex flights
Pyrenees family activity vacation
Try caving and paragliding with the family, from £400 - £805 (8 days) ex flights
baby friendly family accommodation in France
Family Friendly Loire Valley self-catering vacation cottages, from €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Family vacation in Peru
Amazon rainforest and Peruvian culture family adventure, from US $1860 - US $2480 (10 days ) ex flights
Small group tour to Cuba
Discover the fascinating diversity of Cuba, from US $1145 - US $1940 (22 days) ex flights
Family mountain biking holiday in Spain
Biking adventure for the whole family in Spain, from £484 - £745 (7 days) ex flights
Loire Valley self catering accommodation, France
Loire Valley cottage for your vacation to happen with ease, from €635 - €750 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Family adventure vacation to Nepal
Trek in the foothills of the Himalayas, from US $1657 - US $1951 (12 days ) ex flights
Family sailing vacation in Thailand
Thailand sailing adventure for water babies, from US $1766 (9 days ) ex flights
Romania family vacation
Amazing nature, activities and sightseeing in Transylvania, from £599 - £899 (8 days) ex flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Eco chic luxury located between Kruger and Johannesburg, from £65 - £90 per person per night
Family adventure vacation to Turkey
Centre based activities, from US $875 - US $1100 (8 days) ex flights
Malta family vacation
A week in Malta & Gozo, from US $991 - US $1225 (8 days ) ex flights

288 reviews for Family late availability vacations4 star overall rating

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Activity vacations in Turkey
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another vacation again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
It was my first visit to Turkey and I was really impressed. There is so much beautiful countryside in the Dalyan region. Our guides gave us opportunities to see places and do things which were extraordinary. I would recommend this vacation. The experience I had was wonderful and I will definitely return to Turkey. (more)Paul Green
One of the best- excellent. A local Turkish guide who is knowledgeable, spoke excellent english and was passionate about you enjoying yourself really made it. (more)Sarah Gabbott
From £465 - £499 excluding flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
This was a fantastic, very well organized vacation. There was always a lot going on but we saw a lot and learned a lot. All the guides and hosts at the lodges were very knowledgable and passionate about the wildlife and very open to sharing their knowledge and experiences with all of us. (more)Amanda Hathway
It was an amazing experience! Thank to all the staff , the guides and everybody else we had a full, safe contact with the animals in a completely wild environment. My kids came back happy and full of enthusiasm, and they actually learnt a lot, I have now two young wildlife experts! (more)Gaia Bertocci Marsicola
Excellent. The planning and execution of the entire vacation was superb. Everybody involved helped to make this a most memorable experience and we were extremely well looked after at all times. (more)Janet Thomas
From £2395 - £2595 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Excellent! Probably the best family vacation we have had. Try it for your self! (more)Angelique Crooks
Excellent...the guides could not have been more helpful or accommodating. We had a wonderful time. (more)David Scanlon
It was good to go with a local travel company rather than a group one. We have recommended it to lots of friends. So many good memories and hard to pinpoint anything. The accommodation was lovely and felt like we were staying with an extended family rather than employees. (more)Kate Fox Evans
From £465 - £499 excluding flights
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Wonderful...Swimming in the sea caves, the farmhouse dinner...So many happy meals. The silence of kayaking even in a group. Discovering footpaths leading to beautiful rocky places to swim...Too many good memories to have only one favourite! (more)Alison Acton
It was brilliant. The 3 other families in our group were great fun. The guides were really good and worked very hard to make sure everyone enjoyed themselves. The island of Lopud is idyllic. We will certainly be back! (more)Hannah Whibley
Most memorable? The peaceful islands, the warm, clear waters and the relaxed approach... Absolutely fantastic, I only wish it could have lasted longer. I really could not fault the operator. (more)Kate Holloway
From €615 excluding flights
Croatia activity vacation for families
Great. We had a wonderful time. Beautiful places, friendly people, lots of variety and great food...the highlight for us was the trip to a farm one evening whilst staying on one of the islands, where we ate lots of fantastic local food, sampled homemade spirits and had a bit of a sing-song. (more)Naomi Foster
Amazing. Definitely recommend it....White water rafting was amazing. So scary but loads of fun. The guides were all brilliant, very knowledgable and funny. (more)Jennifer Kewley
Excellent. We have visited Croatia and done activity weeks before but this was the best yet - a great blend of different (more)Alan macdonald
From €599 - €699 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
Met/exceeded expectations....Hiking in the hail storms with high winds. Views of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting Pompeii and Hurculaneum. (more)Terry Manon
A very enjoyable and well organized trip...The scenery along the amalfi coast was amazing. (more)Layla Makkawi
From US $1450 excluding flights
Volunteering Thailand, wildlife rescue centre
I went to the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thailand, this was a fantastic project helping animals who had been mostly kept as pets. It’s hard to say what was the most memorable part of this vacation as there was so much variety and different experiences, it’s difficult to decide what was the best part of it. (more)Cathy Bisset
I had so many fantastic experiences, and the centre itself was in an idyllic area, on the grounds of a Buddhist temple. One highlight was spotting wild elephants in a nearby national park, after dark. (more)Olly Carney
From £549 excluding flights
Family vacation to National Parks in America
Hiking up to Angel's Landing in Zion National Park, horse-back riding in Utah, seeing my eleven year olds hike 9 miles in 35 degrees without complaining were the most memorable moments. (more)Rebecca Hill
One of the best vacations I have ever had!! It was a worry wondering how we were going to get on with our traveling companions but in fact they enhanced the entire vacation experience. (more)Amanda Taylor
The National Parks are very well managed - and quite spectacular - but the best bit was the horse riding at the 'mountain ranch' - good horses, well looked after and an excellent evening ride catered for all abilities. (more)Christopher Hawker
From US $2399 - US $2639 excluding flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
The most memorable part was cycling round tiny villages in the French countryside past fields of sunflowers, stopping off for some well earned coffee and pastries along the way! (more)Katy Fifield
This place is perfect for your French vacation: lots of things to do locally, excellent location for day trips to the loire valley attractions, soooo relaxing if you don't want to do anything at all! (more)Laura Taglioni
From €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Auvergne vacation accommodation, France
We really enjoyed the week in the Auvergne it is very unspoilt and it is an area you can "get away from it all"....The area is ideal for walkers or most kinds of outdoor activities. There are lots of waymarked and signposted trails, that range from gentle woodland strolls to full mountain hikes. (more)Phil Smith
The quietness and natural beauty of Mont Dore in November was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Mary Cherian
Our three teenage children claimed it was the best vacation we've had in years...that's high praise indeed! Relaxed, easy to find something to enjoy in stunning surroundings, with a friendly, quality service offered by attentive hosts. (more)Sarah Brennan
From €29 per person per night
Spain mountain biking vacations, Sierra Nevada
The most memorable parts of the vacation were spectacular views, reward of arriving after a tough climb, improving my technical skills on single track, delicious home cooking. (more)Helena Posnett
Outstanding cycling - varied trails. Superb guiding and local knowledge. Excellent food and company! Beautiful eco-friendly accommodation...The best vacation we've ever been on. (more)Matthew Scott
Most memorable as a punishing 2.5 hr hill climb (we had the option to do most of it in the support vehicle, but I opted not to!) followed by the best single track down hill I have ever done. It was awesome! (more)Justyn Evans
From £745 excluding flights
Thailand tour, jungles and islands
Too many exciting experiences to recount. However we loved the alternative accommodation in the lodges - made a refreshing change from the usual soulless 5 star hotels. (more)Helen Quayle
The most memorable parts were ...elephant ride in Jungle, boat trip snorkelling in Khoa Sok and getting absolutely soaked in a sudden monsoon downpour in the rain forest! (more)Michael Potter
The day spent boating on the Lake in Khao Sok National Park was wonderful; we had sunshine for most of the day and it was simply spectacular. Swimming and snorkelling off Koh Lanta was wonderful. Walking the Death Railway was very moving, a good trek and we learned a lot. (more)Marian and Richard Beaver
From US $1950 - US $2160 excluding flights
Pyrenees family activity vacation
The activities were all superbly planned, organised and great fun. White water rafting was enjoyed by all of the family, the scenic mountain walk was enhanced by local species being pointed out for us and information on how the various rock formations occurred. (more)Mary Fretwell
I particularly loved our mountain walk, with spectacular views and carpets of Pyrenean irises, and I think one of the highlights for all of us was swimming in a beautiful mountain lake. (more)Trisha Cochrane
From £400 - £805 excluding flights
Small group tour to Cuba
Memorable parts? Too many to list, but the airport episode and the plane journey from Baracoa to Havana is up there with the most memorable and incredibly exciting! Hugging an iguana was pretty different, smoking Cuban cigars and drinking Havana Ron (and loving it) is very different to my everyday life. The scenery is spectacular, the homestays are excellent, and the availability of options for what you would like to do in particular areas is great. Tips? This is Cuba....don't expect... (more)Yvette Chambers
From US $1145 - US $1940 including domestic flights only
Family mountain biking vacations in Spain
Memorable parts? Going down incredible slopes and varied terrain on a well designed mountain bike that seems too ow what it is doing. Tips? If you are thinking about this one. - book it. You're unlikely to regret it. Local benefits? Yep. Solar panels aplenty, all local produce, local support team and good use of local facilities. Overall rating? Very highly (more)Gary Connett
From £745 excluding flights
Turkey activity vacation
Memorable parts? The canyoning part, definitely. Followed by a night by the river, with BBQ and nice chats. To wake up and enjoy a demanding, yet fun, rafting day. Tips? Appropriate clothing and sport gear as temperatures can be quite high and activities quite challenging. Local benefits? Yes I do, especially due to the local guide who loves his country and his doing his best to protect it against anything (garbage, mass tourism, incivilities...) which may alter it. He knows,... (more)Laurent Dorey
From £540 - £580 excluding flights
Black Leopard Safari Camp in South Africa
Brilliant. Everyone was so friendly and I learnt a massive amount as well as seeing an awesome amount of beautiful wildlife. It also supports the conservation of the beautiful leopards and the whole ecosystem. (more)Sue Hull
Excellent...The lodges were most notable for their superb food, while the location and design of the camp and its surroundings were amazing, and all those at the camp (staff and other visitors) friendly and hospitable to a lone traveler. (more)Carole Rakodi
From £65 - £90 per person per night
Family adventure vacation to Nepal
The whole experience will live with us forever and it is almost impossible to single out separate elements. Overall the people were fantastic, so friendly, helpful and humorous and our guide was simply outstanding. (more)Andrew Mackay
The most exciting part was the snow - so long since we have had 'real' snow in the south of England. (more)Jilly Knight
The trek was an excellent adventure - Jagan, our guide was outstanding, especially with our children (7 & 5 years old) who were able to walk the entire trek! (more)Lisa Kelly
From US $1657 - US $1951 excluding flights
Luxury Greek Island vacation
Pretty much perfect!.....The tranquility, the love and care in every detail and the warmth and generosity of our hosts. (more)Michelle Aloof
The wonderful view of the sea from the cottage, and the fantastic swimming in the clearest, blue sea water i have ever seen ... Just go - you will be rejuvenated! (more)Raju Bhatt
The estate is absolutely beautiful and we really did feel at home. Overall - great vacation! The most exciting thing was hiring a boat and exploring and discovering deserted coves in this beautiful, unspoilt island. (more)Francesca Gill
From €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Cuba adventure tours
Fantastic! I would definitely recommend Cuba to the adventurous and open-minded traveler. It was also great fun being able to share the vacation with a wonderful group of people (more)Howard Gossington
Excellent. Great homestays, great guide, met lots of friendly people, interesting excursions, plenty of opportunities to learn about Cuba and many many chances to enjoy Cuban food, rum and salsa. I can't wait to go back. (more)Naranee Ruthra-Rajan
This was a fantastic trip and I wish I had gone on the 15 day one. Our guide was superb, the levels of organisation were brilliant and the company is very efficient...For me, the most enjoyable evening was our tour and meal out at an organic market garden in the Vinales valley. The welcome was great, the food was fantastic and we played lots of dominoes and salsa-ed a lot whilst an enormous thunderstorm rolled round the hills. (more)Clare Morley
From US $335 - US $745 excluding flights
Borneo family vacation to see Orangutans
In Borneo we met and travelled with like minded families and individuals, who along with good humoured guides added enormously to the pleasure of the trip. It was excellent and would thoroughly recommend for those who are adventurous, like variety and don't mind a bit of roughing. (more)Michael Mosley
It was a fantastic vacation and I felt that we were away for much longer than we actually were. We got to visit amazing places and it felt like an adventure but at all times it was stress-free and safe (which really helps when traveling with young children). (more)Emma Beeston
Fantastic! Aided greatly by a local guide who was both extremely knowledgeable, organised, and tolerant of persistent questioning by both the children and adults on the trip. (more)Barbara Burke
From US $1657 - US $1988 excluding flights
Egypt family vacation, Feluccas & Pharaohs
Sailing on a felucca along the Nile, then sleeping on deck overnight was the most memorable part... Excellent. (more)Julie Conder
Sailing from Aswan towards Luxor on a felluca with an over night camp on board was most memorable....My daughter and I loved nearly every minute of it. (more)Nicola Carroll
A wonderful experience for the whole family with lots of variety of activities, culture and adventure. (more)Mariella Gregori
From US $908 - US $1081 excluding flights
Family vacation in Sri Lanka, elephant heaven
Go for it! You won't regret it - Sri Lanka is a beautiful country, the people are very friendly, our guide was superb and the itinerary was excellent. (more)Joanna Brocklesby
Elephant ride, white water rafting, camping on tea mountain, Sigiriya Rock were most memorable. Excellent. (more)Marion Chatfield
We all enjoyed every part of the vacation, especially the elephant riding, white water rafting to the resthouse and fantastic views from the campsite above the tea plantations...A fantastic action packed vacation. (more)Sue Hooke
From US $1715 - US $2238 excluding flights
Slovenia activity vacation for families
Although we had poor weather for the first two days the guides rearranged our activities to ensure that we were still able to complete the planned itinerary, so you always felt that your vacation mattered to them. It was a great experience in a safe, organised environment...top class! (more)Peter Suddaby
Facing my fear of being submerged in the kayak training was the most memorable! Our vacation had a good mix of action and relaxation. We were very impressed by the many kindnesses, thoughtfulness and fun offered by the Maya team and the hotel staff. (more)Anne Lindsey
Canyoning - descent on ropes down a 27m waterfall was the most memorable part!...Brilliant, but would have loved a more mixed group. (more)Lizzie Munsey
From €799 excluding flights
Activity vacations in the Pyrenees
Enjoyed all the activities, the chalet and food were great and all the guides were very friendly and experienced. Fantastic vacation, would certainly recommend to friends. (more)Jean Elliott
The most memorable part was seeing the fabulous scenery of the Pyrenees, walking in them, seeing the wildlife, and then all the activities we undertook as part of the multi-activity vacation. (more)Sally Preece
A great itinerary with a chance to try out some activities we wouldn’t normally get the chance to try. (more)Alison Cousland
From £400 - £805 excluding flights
France family activity vacation
Memorable parts? The whole tempo of the vacation was right for our family. Highlights would be the canyoning (I didn't mind the one hour walk up the valley, in a wetsuit, in the boiling sun at all - but I think that I was the exception) and the ambiance of the hotel - Bastide d'Iris. My 8 year old daughter loved horse riding (an extra -c activity) and the pool while my 10 year old boy liked the indy park best. My 11 year old liked the climbing and caving (another extra-c activity). My... (more)Odette Duerden
From £620 excluding flights
Family adventure vacation in Wales
Very, very good. We had a great time as a family and met another lovely family with children of similar ages also some lovely people there for kayaking. Very sociable. Family friendly atmosphere. Fabulous staff. (more)Marian Carton-Sheehy
The activities were fantastic! The guides made it so enjoyable even when you were a little bit achey from the day before!...Fantastic! The whole family enjoyed it. Great people, great activities, great food - overall a great adventure! (more)Jill Ferries
From £469 - £525 excluding flights
baby friendly family accommodation in France
Memorable parts? The atmosphere and being able to spend private quality time with my family Tips? Do not carry toys with you. They have more than you'll ever need. The cabins are fully equipped and a lot of thought was put in every detail. Travel light. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? 9/10 (more)sari ziv
From €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Family vacation for teenagers to Turkey
Nice and laid back as everything was organised for us, great selection of activities and a superb guide with excellent local knowledge. (more)Helen Williams
The trip was well organised. Staff were helpful at booking stage. We enjoyed all activities (scuba diving, jeep drive to gorge and sea kayaking) and loved our time on the gullet. (more)Elke Hein
5 star - fantastic! (more)Lisa Rawlings
From US $830 - US $945 excluding flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
Seeing the wild animals up-close and at the same time knowing we were supporting conservation and research. It was also great to stay at the researchers camp and see how researcher life is in the field and help them out a bit. The camera trap location I chose even got a picture of a leopard! It was much more memorable and gratifying then staying at typical tourist hotels. (more)Amy Cannata
The most memorable parts were seeing some amazing animals and birds very close: special high points include the excitement of tracking leopard and seeing a young male, setting camera traps and seeing what had wandered past (yes, leopard!)...We have incredible memories that will last a lifetime. (more)Fiona Harland
From £1250 - £1350 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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