Family with special offer vacations. Tours & vacations in 2016 & 2017

Alongside marriage and moving house, choosing a family vacation has to be up there as one of the world’s most stressful experiences. So, softening the blow by choosing from a range of family with special offer vacations is definitely the best way forward and if you’re looking to take the family to Thailand, Morocco, Uganda or even Abergavenny, then here’s how you get started.
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £964 (6 days) ex flights
Devon self catering cottage in England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Family cycling vacation in Kenya & Tanzania
Family Biking and camping adventure in Kenya and Tanzania, from US $2800 (16 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £690 - £964 (3 days) ex flights
Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain
Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside, from €685 - €1100 (8 days) ex flights
Andalucia villa near Malaga, Spain
Idyllic Andalucian farmhouse with stunning private pool, from €999 - €1575 per accommodation per week
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Volunteer at an inspiring bear sanctuary in Transylvania, from £895 (7 days) ex flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £690 - £964 (8 days) ex flights
Tanzania  luxury safari
Luxury Safari Camps and Incredible Wildlife in Tanzania, from £1795 (7 days) ex flights
Andalucian self catering apartment, sleeps 6, Spain
Spacious apartment with breathtaking views over Lake Vinuela, from €140 - €180 per apartment per night
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from £1425 - £1695 (7 days) ex flights
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Award winning lodges on a wildlife-rich Devon farm, from £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Luxury Greek Island vacation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Thailand wildlife safari and beach vacation
Unique Thailand wildlife safari and beach vacation, from £1775 - £1990 (11 days) ex flights
Gorilla and game safari in Uganda
The great Silver back Gorilla & wildlife all in one package, from £1520 - £2230 (9 days) ex flights
Small group adventure vacation in Uganda
Experience the fresh waters, wilderness & Jungle in Africa, from £990 - £1860 (7 days) ex flights
Montenegro multi activity mountain vacation, all ages
Great Multi Active Mountain Vacation in stunning Montenegro, from €350 - €450 (8 days) ex flights
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
Award winning wildlife safaris in South Africa, from £1795 - £2170 (10 days) ex flights
West coast of Scotland cruise
Unique sailing vacation on a wooden traditional ketch, from £690 - £964 (7 days) ex flights
14 day South Africa safari vacation
Big five game viewing plus the exclusive Black Leopard Camp, from £2350 - £2750 (14 days) ex flights
Vacation cottages in Andalucia, Spain, sleeps 2
One bedroom vacation cottages with stunning mountain views, from €65 - €95 per house per night
Zanzibar beach vacation, Tanzania
Amazing vacation in Zanzibar,Mafia island or Pangani town, from US $400 - US $500 (4 days) ex flights
Uganda wildlife vacation
This you cannot miss while in Uganda -The wild and beautiful, from £1380 - £2560 (8 days) ex flights
Family volunteering with bears in Romania
Romania Bear Sanctuary Volunteering Unique Family Vacation, from £795 (7 days) ex flights
Mount Kilimanjaro trekking vacation, Machame route
This route perhaps is the easiest and most comfortable, from US $1750 - US $1850 (6 days) ex flights
Family vacation cottages in Andalucia, Spain
Family cottages with stunning views, from €95 - €135 per house per night
Ardeche family activity vacation in France
Family activities in the magnificent Ardèche Gorge, from £299 - £439 (8 days) ex flights
Uganda wildlife and activity vacation
Experience the Pearl of Africatrue African adventure, from £1890 - £3000 (15 days) ex flights
Short break sailing holiday in Scotland
Four Day boat trip to view the Kyles of Bute, from £690 - £964 (4 days) ex flights
Catalonia vacation, cycling and relaxation
Cycle vacation based from self catering accommodation Calonge, from £290 - £615 (8 days) ex flights

163 reviews for Family with special offer vacations4.5 star overall rating

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Family cycling vacation in Kenya & Tanzania
Wonderful guides, incredible access to the remotest regions and real people... Wonderful - genuinely the vacation of a lifetime and a never to be forgotten special experience. (more)Dan Cobley
Every day brought new experiences. The animals just kept coming out on cue! Brilliant - I don’t know how we will top it. (more)Monica Szolin-Jones
Most memorable were waking to the sound of a lion killing a wildebeast behind our tent in Amboseli National Park campsite. Singing and dancing with 500 children from a local primary school in Tanzania. (more)Gaenor Morris
From US $2800 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
A very interesting experience for people who loves nature, sea and peace. (more)Beatrice Just
Michael and Colette are wonderful hosts and very patient with teaching us. We enjoyed their company. (more)Kathy Wuerch
Brilliant vacation...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
From £690 - £964 excluding flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
From £690 - £964 excluding flights
Devon self catering cottage in England
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
From £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain
Fantastic, didn't want to come home again. (more)Jane Nair
Absolutely brilliant! We loved every part of it! (more)Angie Johnston
Very interesting with plenty of activities and many lovely people (more)Matthew Gobey
From €685 - €1100 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Awesome I want to go back. (more)Melinda millermon
Absolutely amazing - so good I will definitely return in 2 - 3 years time (more)Angela Ransome
Absolutely amazing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. I have actually recommended it to everybody who'll listen. (more)Shannon Clarke
From £895 excluding flights
Andalucia villa near Malaga, Spain
We really felt that we got to know this area of southern Spain thanks to our hosts. Really great time. We'd love to go back. (more)Laura Greenman
You couldn't ask for a more idyllic location, or more welcoming hosts. Shane met us at the villa when we arrived and gave us a quick run through the basics, while Bea would always let us know when she was around to water the plants (twice during the week), a much appreciated sign of the type of consideration they show towards their guests. (more)David Mervik
The peaceful setting, serene surroundings and the warm and gracious hospitality of our hosts, Shane and Bea, are our fondest memories. From the moment we arrived until the minute we left, two weeks later, we rarely thought of our hectic, fast-paced life back home. (more)Nancy Lipson
From €999 - €1575 per accommodation per week
Tanzania  luxury safari
Memorable parts? The amount of animals we saw on safari. Tips? Avoid the Serena Serengeti hotel, not the best, service bad, food bad and rooms a bit shabby. Local benefits? No Overall rating? Brilliant - 9 out of 10. (more)Joanne Longhurst
From £1795 excluding flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Absolutely fantastic for ALL ages, young and old. Colette is a brilliant cook and the meal she made out of freshly caught Mackerel fish has set a very high bench mark to beat. Michael knows so much and is a very patient teacher. We miss them dearly - thank you for a trip to remember! (more)Lani Retter
From £690 - £964 excluding flights
Ten day wildlife safari, South Africa
This was an exquisite vacation! (more)Sandy Schuler
Absolutely fantastic! I have been on several safari vacations both self arranged and commercial in the past, but the highly professional, personal, helpful, and friendly service provided by our hosts and their team surpasses anything I had previously experienced. They made us feel like family. (more)Lena Hughes
Excellent. Will be back! (more)Trish Russell
From £1795 - £2170 excluding flights
Ardeche family activity vacation in France
The instructors, the professionalism and the enthusiasm they all put in really made this a vacation to remember. From myself as an unfit 40 year old down to my 12 year old son we were looked after and made to feel welcome. (more)Andrew Riley
Seeing my children develop new skills and challenging skills in a safe environment was the most memorable part of the vacation...Excellent. (more)Briane Loram
5 stars, listen, I never fill in feedback forms but this company has given my family the best vacation ever and basically we are all looking to go again. Well done everyone involved! (more)Andrew Riley
From £299 - £439 excluding flights
Uganda wildlife and activity vacation
The most memorable part of the vacation was the mountain gorrilas - great trek into the mountains spending over an hour with the gorillas. The scenery was stunning which topped off the experience. (more)Kate Cullen
This was the perfect trip: great places, great people, good value for money. We couldn't have wished for anything more. (more)Sabine Mosch
This was a once in a life time experience which has created many lasting memories. (more)Jennifer Thomson
From £1890 - £3000 excluding flights
Small group adventure vacation in Uganda
The entire vacation was memorable. There are countless experiences that I will always remember. Having the opportunity to track and then spend an hour with the mountain gorillas was perhaps the most memorable. (more)Robert Roberto
Spotting the Gorillas in The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest was the most memorable part...I travelled alone and as a 50 something year old female felt totally at ease throughout the trip. (more)Kathy Hammond
From £990 - £1860 excluding flights
Luxury Greek Island vacation
A wonderful vacation which far exceeded our expectations. (more)Susan Purnell
The location of the accommodation, our home for the next few weeks was simply stunning. The gardens lovingly tended to by the owners Marilyn and Spero, provide a perfect relaxing haven to unwind. The entrance to our cottage was awash with wisteria and the fragrance of white jasmine filled the air. Spotting a Pine Martin one evening was really exciting for all of us! The place is awash with all kinds of wildlife, green lizards, giant centipedes, and birdlife galore. A very exciting playground for... (more)Alison Brookes Day
Pretty much perfect!.....The tranquility, the love and care in every detail and the warmth and generosity of our hosts. (more)Michelle Aloof
From €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Catalonia vacation, cycling and relaxation
Excellent - beautiful accommodation, spotlessly clean and with lovely extra thoughtful touches. The bicycles were perfect - very comfortable and trustworthy. (more)Margaret Steventon
We all had a brilliant time and I can't thank Alan and Vivian enough for the warm welcome we received and the thoughtfulness they demonstrated while we were there. They are super hosts and really did think of everything we might have needed. (more)Jane Edwards
It was an unexpected delight. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anybody. (more)Lisa Kirkhope
From £290 - £615 excluding flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
Excellent - a truly amazing vacation for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best vacations we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable vacation. (more)kim plumb
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
From £1425 - £1695 excluding flights
Family vacation cottages in Andalucia, Spain
We enjoyed relaxing, reading, swimming and sitting by the pool. Our kids were happy hence so were we! (more)Deborah Sigsgaard
Great. Beautiful place. V. Quiet and peaceful. Visit the Alhambra late afternoon for fewer crowds (more)Nicola Goddard
This is a really beautiful part of Spain as its all hills and valleys...visiting the Alhambra was the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)kay scoresby
From €95 - €135 per house per night
Three Reserve safari in South Africa
Don't concentrate on the big 5. There are plenty of other animals, birds and plant life to see and learn about. (more)Graham Lamb
This was the perfect safari for anyone who wanted to experience a variety within South Africa and didn’t have time to set it up! (more)Jenny Sherwood
From £1495 - £1695 excluding flights
South Africa safari & Victoria Falls
Memorable parts? Being looked after by people that really care about the habitat and the wildlife within, who were happy to part their knowledge so that you got the most out of your trip, learning new skills in tracking wildlife and reading the bush and how the weather and time of the day effects all around you. Did enjoy the bush senses test ! Seeing more smaller and nocturnal animals, which were just as interesting as the big 5. Tips? Go with an open mind and you will learn new... (more)steve Harris
From £765 - £990 including domestic flights only
Devon eco lodge accommodation, England
Maggie, joint owner with Ian, took us on a walk through the wet grassland area of special scientific interest. Not only was it interesting from an ecological point of view it was such fun. (more)Jenny Brace
We'll remember the brightness of the stars on clear nights with no light pollution, watching bats flying around our lodge at sunset, waking late because it was so quiet and comfortable and the blackout blinds were so good, the ruby red cows really glowing like rubies at sunset, being content to just potter around the farm in the sunshine without getting bored. (more)Sue Stanwell
The most memorable part were the ...scones on arrival (they were the best I have ever tasted!), walking around the beautiful country side and the farm... (more)Jenna du Plessis
From £250 - £595 per accommodation per week
Vacation cottages in Andalucia, Spain, sleeps 2
Nice and relaxing...The view from the cottages was the most memorable part. (more)Natasha Sawyer
The most memorable part of the vacation was exploring Spain with my two children and seeing them learn to swim in the pool with the most amazing views...We are planning on going again next summer. (more)Sophie Kramhøft
From €65 - €95 per house per night
Learn Spanish & family activity vacation in Spain
Memorable parts? The adventure activities - especially the canyoning in Picos de Europe. Tips? The Via Ferrata is not for the faint hearted. The guide, Jesus, is brilliant but you have to be reasonably fit and be able to pull you body weight up the ladders. Local benefits? Yes - benefitted local people. Overall rating? The language learning was a bit hard going. The area is very beautiful and great for outdoor types. (more)Kate Wykes
From €400 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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