Late availability vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

We offer 320 Late Availability vacations. Would you like to get away last minute, then our late availability vacations page will make it easy to find that perfect late getaway. Journey to the pyramids of Egypt or stay in unique Spanish accommodation, our selection of late availability vacations give you an incredible range to choose from. Some of our late availability vacations and accommodations have special offers as well.
Luxury fitness vacations in Spain
Luxury weight loss, detox, fitness & wellness retreat Spain, from £1148 - £1298 (7 days) ex flights
Cultural vacation in Ethiopia
Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia, from £2250 (14 days) ex flights
Thailand and Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
Active adventure beyond the beaten path through S.E. Asia, from £1775 (21 days) ex flights
Colombia vacation, cities and jungle
Adventurous hiking trip in Caribbean Colombia and the Amazon, from £1485 - £1985 (15 days) ex flights
Painting vacation in Andalucia, Spain
Explore your creativity in a delightful Andalucian village, from £799 (8 days) ex flights
South East China photography vacation
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from €2100 (10 days) ex flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora Alert system, from £1162 - £1248 (5 days) inc UK flights
Oman small group tour
Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery, from £1375 (7 days) ex flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from £3738 - £4068 (19 days) inc UK flights
Northern Thailand & Laos tour
A small group cultural journey through Thailand and Laos, from US $2640 - US $2815 (14 days) ex flights
China biking holiday, Guilin and Guangxi
An amazing biking adventure to South West China, from £1195 (14 days) ex flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from €873 - €967 (7 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from US $1575 (8 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1000 - €1200 (7 days) ex flights
Climb Mount Cotopaxi, Ecuador
Mountaineering in Ecuador, climb Cotopaxi, from US $1280 (6 days) ex flights
India small group vacation, a food adventure
2 week discovery of the sights, sounds & flavours of India, from US $1950 - US $2320 (15 days) ex flights
Burma vacations, small group tour
The highlights of Burma visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake, from US $2850 - US $3095 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam to Thailand, small group vacation
A fascinating journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, from US $885 - US $1065 (9 days) ex flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Highlights of Vietnam vacation
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights, from US $2075 - US $2665 (10 days) ex flights
Catalonia family mountain biking & activity vacation, Spain
Family MTB & activities in the Catalan countryside, from €690 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities, from €690 (8 days) ex flights
Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland
Northern Lights, Killer Whales, volcanoes and coastal hotel, from £1550 (7 days) ex flights
Antarctic Peninsula cruises, activity-based
Activity-based small ship expedition of Antarctica, from £5652 (12 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka vacation, island explorer
An ideal introduction, from US $2200 - US $2400 (15 days) ex flights
Jordan vacation, a week in Jordan
A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan, from US $1235 - US $1365 (9 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €70 - €107 per room per night
Small group holiday to Burma
South East Asia as it used to be, from US $2585 - US $2920 (12 days) ex flights
Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales
Cottage on Lake Padarn with wonderful views of Snowdonia, from £325 - £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Laos small group vacation
Experience the very best of Laos on this small group vacation, from US $1810 - US $2340 (8 days) ex flights

679 reviews for late availability vacations4 star overall rating

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Catalonia family mountain biking & activity vacation, Spain
Memorable parts? The atmosphere. The amazing biking. The friendliness of the Spaniards and our hosts. The excellent food. Tips? Make sure you research all there is to do so that you can take advantage of exactly what you like best. The region, in close proximity to Mas Pelegri, is absolutely full of incredible things to do, especially sporting activities. We were full to the brim AND we'd have liked to do more research even before going. Local benefits? Yes. By... (more)Jeneva Patterson
From €690 excluding flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
From £795 excluding flights
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
They were the perfect hosts! They always catered for our every need and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to book this vacation again! (more)Joanne Anagnostu
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best vacations I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
From €1000 - €1200 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
First class!!....Owners of the property helped us plan wonderful cycling trips in the area through majestic woodland, gorgeous beaches, unspoilt villages and great restaurants. Also wonderful breakfasts. (more)kath Ferguson
We needed a break and did that in a peacefully located “green” guest house in the rural hills of the amazing Sintra Natural Park - in other words “Mission Completed” (more)benedikte lohfert wόrtz
We thoroughly enjoyed our break in a great place where Aasta and James were super supportive and helpful hosts. (more)Martin Ruddock
From €70 - €107 per room per night
Thailand and Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
It couldn't have been better. A wonderful, wonderful family vacation (children 8 & 9). (more)Lyndsay Turley
We had a brilliant vacation. The food and hospitality were excellent and our hosts were intimately familiar with the language, locality, food, history and culture. The hotel is as off the beaten track as one could imagine and is in a tranquil and scenic setting. (more)David Graham
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Lapland family winter adventure vacation
Riding the snow mobiles over the most beautiful landscape in Nellim and experiencing the true culture of Finnish Lapland has to be the best, but there were so many things that we loved...other included tours that we did like the husky safari, cross country skiing, snow shoe walking... (more)Brenda Foster
The husky sledding was the most interactive and therefore enjoyable day...We had a very happy and relaxing time. The local activities (Haariniva) guide Jaako was a particularly motivated, able, caring, patient and sensible guy. The hotel facilities and staff were very good. (more)Alastair Deery
The vacation was, quite simply, fantastic and it is difficult to pick "best bits". For me it was simply being outdoors in a very different environment. (more)Elizabeth Johnston
From £1495 - £1645 including UK flights
North India cultural tour
A very good trip. Varanasi, the camaraderie of group members and our group leader and seeing India in action were the best parts of the trip. (more)Michael Adams
I am in my 50s and I found the pace excellent - no more than 3 nights anywhere - arrive - shower/rest - orientation walk then choose your activities and what a great diversity of activities. I found it stimulating and fun. (more)Hazel Durbridge
From US $1090 - US $1490 excluding flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
It was in my top three vacations and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the vacation was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best vacation ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
When the skies opened up on our final night, it was like a big bow on top of a really special present. Amazing!...This was an amazing adventure. I would really recommend participating in all the activities as they provided me with an enthusiastic adventure each and every day. (more)Rene Ostapuk
From £1162 - £1248 including UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
The hotel was really lovely with a warm and attentive atmosphere and very good simple food. Our Guide was very special and without her we would not have seen or understood the beautiful areas in which we walked, the area is outstanding and it was a very nice group. (more)Therese Moore
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
From US $1575 excluding flights
Oman small group tour
Memorable parts? 'Most memorable' is a hard call - I lost count of the number of times we said, 'Isn't that amazing!' Going to St George's Basilica for the Christmas Eve service on 6th January. How the stars blazed when we camped 12,000 feet up in the Simien mountains. Staying in a traditional house in the old quarter in the Muslim town of Harar. Meeting the Scottish lady who is setting up a restaurant in Lalibela. Tips? Take full advantage of the tour operators knowledge and experience... (more)Helen Yapp
From £1375 excluding flights
Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales
...had a truly transformational effect on our twin boys. A stunningly beautiful location and very comfortable cottage...our best ever family vacation. (more)Philip Burston
The most memorable part of the vacation was the absolutely stunning view from the cottage, watching the mountains changing as mist drifted over them and then the light and shadows constantly changed as the mountains were revealed and highlighted. (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
Memorable: view from cottage. Exciting: Visit to Zipworld...We had very good weather and thoroughly enjoyed our vacation (more)Alex Nash
From £325 - £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Morocco vacations, Atlas Panorama
Great - just what I needed...the benefits (economically) were shared out across the community and local villages with different families involved in different ways. (more)Kerrie Buhagiar
Absolutely great....The first night we had exceptionally clear skies - I've never seen anywhere near as many stars. Beautiful! (more)Tammo Schuelke
Very good - a good combination of a 'full-on' city like Marrakech and the much more contemplative environment of the quiet mountains. The contrast between the two is huge. (more)Dave Young
From US $700 - US $760 excluding flights
Painting vacation in Andalucia, Spain
The painting experience and teaching was the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)Luisa Brenta
I found it very enjoyable and relaxing; the organisers were efficient and friendly and created a welcoming environment. The mix of people on the course contributed to an interesting week as there were some serious painters and others who just wanted to dabble (more)Patricia Diango
Meeting a wonderful group of people and being tutored by a fantastic artist was the most memorable part of the vacation.... Also loved staying in local houses and becoming part of a traditional village for a week. (more)Lorraine Rutter
From £799 excluding flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent vacation. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
We particularly enjoyed the convivial company at meal times and our hosts taking the time to share meals and local insight with us. Carol's cooking combined the best of local produce and traditional French cookery. (more)Elizabeth Anderson
From €873 - €967 excluding flights
Photography vacation in Andalucia, Spain
The locations for the photo shoots were excellent - especially Comares and the lake. Good company enjoyed over the varied evening meals. (more)ROB INNIS
Great value for money - informative and friendly tuition, excellent accomodation and hospitality. (more)Louise Goddard
The week was very enjoyable - good photography tips, great locations in Spanish villages and coasts, and with 'staff' that seemed more like old friends than small business operators. And it was excellent value for money. (more)Murray Rudd
From £699 excluding flights
Northern Lights & killer whales photography holiday, Iceland
We had a 24hr period where everything just went right. Killer Whales, dolphins and a surprise display of a fantastic Aurora...It was a fantastic vacation. (more)Jenny Lacey
The most memorable parts were seeing the Orca swim under the bridge we were standing on and the grade 5 Aurora Borealis - painting the sky in technicolour! (more)Keith Muir
Good vacation. The emphasis is on photography (all levels) and there is enough time at each stop. Experienced photographers to help you and you also get to see some lovely places in Iceland. (more)Rebecca
From £1550 excluding flights
India Golden Triangle tour
The temples and history were fascinating, especially the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Amer Fort, Pink city etc and were very interesting the animals, birds, environment, and landscape were amazing with stunningly beautiful scenery in many locations. (more)Elizabeth Gooch
Seeing the Taj Mahal and Baby Taj in Agra was so amazing. I got to see the Taj at sunset and it really does change colors. The biggest surprise was Mumbai. (more)Patricia Iris Mayo
From £1199 - £1399 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Burma is such a fabulous country to visit - our itinerary included one or more highlights every day. The crowning glory of our tour was our guide Po. He looked after our group of six as if we were family. (more)Stephanie Diggon
It was all new and exciting for that reason …… very heart warming to see what is flourishing in Myanmar and also fearful that some not such good things come with the advent of more tourism. Our trip to Pagan and Inle Lake are the highlights for me. (more)Jane Edington
Excellent, the guide was very good and prepared to vary the itinery to fit in extras to suit the group. e.g. Mandalay Palace, a village wedding, and a group winnowing their grain in the field as we passed. (more)Edwin Faulkner
From US $2585 - US $2920 excluding flights
Cultural vacation in Ethiopia
very good....rock cut churches of lalibela and tigray, waking up in the crisp cool morning in tigray with the gheralta mtns in clear view, right in front of my room in beautiful gheralta lodge, nice evenings by the lake tana (more)berta pires
There were so many memorable parts of the vacation. Ethiopia's amazing scenery, the rock hewn churches of Tigray and Lalbela, and the Blue Nile Falls; and all the magnificent paintings in their churches. (more)David Evans
Saviour it and enjoy!...Much to appreciate and enjoy (more)Ken Edwards
From £2250 excluding flights
Laos small group vacation
Memorable parts? The boat trip down the Mekong. So relaxing. Tips? Keep luggage to a minimum. Laundry facilities are widely available and you'll have more room in your case for purchases. Local benefits? Yes. Local village people, prosthetics provision and literacy help having a direct effect on Laos citizens. Overall rating? Very interesting and well paced. (more)Chris Williams
From US $1810 - US $2340 including domestic flights only
Finland Northern Lights vacation, Wilderness Auroras
Memorable parts? The entire trip was a great experience! From the moment you land to the last day was very enjoyable. And the itinerary was very well planned even for single traveler like me. Tips? The package provided and dossier are very informative and has covered almost all the information. Local benefits? yes Overall rating? Very enjoyable! (more)Adeline Teo
From £1467 - £1495 including UK flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the vacation was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a vacation should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Turkey small group tour
Memorable parts? Cappadocia and balloon flight. Tips? Take euro's and take universal sink plug. Local benefits? Yes we supported local businesses and co-operatives. Overall rating? Excellent for travel but well below average for accommodation. (star ratings not reflected on services). (more)Judith and Alan Hepburn
From £639 - £719 excluding flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Memorable parts? Staying in a welcoming and comfortable hotel in a beautiful part of Spain, with delightful hosts, and masses of available activities. Tips? Stay at here, it's great. Local benefits? Yes, all of the above. We booked several activities with local companies and ate in local restaurants. We were able to travel extensively by bike rather than car. Overall rating? Excellent. We have all returned fit, healthy and happy. (more)Mary Anne Roffs
From €690 excluding flights
Wildlife conservation holiday in South Africa
Memorable parts? Working with people who are dedicated, informed and enthusiastic about conservation in a practical and realistic way. And of course, seeing the wildlife as they are meant to be. Tips? Be prepared for it to change your views on life. Local benefits? Many local people were employed in the reserve and the studies that were being carried out influenced how the reserve was managed and that benefited the locals. As the research carried out was the same as the normal... (more)Louise Sexton
From £1395 excluding flights
Umbria bed & breakfast accommodation, Italy
One of the best vacations we have ever been on. We'd like to give it six stars. (more)Mo Calow
The area is lovely and unspoilt and the facilities and the welcome you will receive here are second to none...would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone, and indeed are hoping to return again next year. (more)John Caswell
Excellent! Our hosts were outstanding; the accommodation comfy and spacious; the area is beautiful, food is great and there is lots to see and do. (more)Andrew Walker
From €69 - €90 per double room per night
Umbria hotel, 15th century country hotel, Italy
This is a very special place. The staff are friendly and helpful in a quiet manner, respecting privacy whilst giving excellent service. Rates are reasonable. The hotel is an authentically and tastefully decorated and furnished renovation of an old country manor house (more)Paul Bish
The most memorable parts were the beautiful suite at the top of the fascinating building and the delicious food. The food and service was sooo lovely we ate there every night. (more)Sue Prince
A fabulous introduction to Umbria. Really want to re visit the area in the future. (more)Julie Ritchie
From €70 - €105 per double room per night
Volunteering with bears in Romania
Bears! Bears ! Bears!......absolutely amazing to spend time with these wonderful creatures. (more)Sarah Burman
I have volunteered with other organisations in conservation and animal welfare and found in comparison the co-ordination for this was exemplary, the time working was balanced by time I had to wander the sanctuary or explore the surrounding area. Highly recommended! (more)Clanci Ferguson
Amazing! I was taking a year's sabbatical and this trip was the top of my list. It didn't disappoint and should be on every animal lover's 'bucket list'. I went for 6 weeks, returned for another 6 weeks the following year and fully intend to go back as soon as I can! (more)Estelle Barnes
From £1145 excluding flights
Volunteering with bears in Cambodia
I loved every second of my trip - the people, the country, the bears I worked with... (more)Louise Bednarz
Meeting the bears and being able to really make a difference to their day-to-day lives with enrichment, feeding and cleaning; some of the things we were doing (such as enrichment to keep the bears active and happy) wouldn't get done unless we were there to help out! (more)Heather Reynolds
We were so close to the bears and keepers that you feel part of the project rather than just a short stay helper. I think we were really lucky... to have the baby bear (Lola) arrive when we were there too. (more)Anon
From £595 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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