Last minute vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

Morocco trekking vacation with nomads
Walking with Nomads - Moroccan Hiking Vacation, from £795 (9 days) ex flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing vacation in Greece
Combine a sailing and diving adventure in the Greek islands, from €790 - €920 (7 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from US $4275 - US $4495 (16 days) ex flights
Indochina overland vacation
The ultimate discovery of South East Asia, from US $3800 - US $4370 (28 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from US $2945 - US $3340 (15 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £375 - £984 (3 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Paddle around the Pearl of the Adriatic, from €715 - €750 (7 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
Tailor made vacations to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $2969 - US $3309 (10 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
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from US $1699 - US $1949 (7 days) ex flights
Malaysia Tour
Ethnically and culturally rich, scenic Malaysia awaits, from US $1765 - US $2230 (14 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £984 (6 days) ex flights
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 (23 days) ex flights
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Laos small group vacation
Experience the very best of Laos on this small group vacation, from US $1740 - US $2325 (8 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from £3228 - £3728 (14 days) inc UK flights
South East China photography vacation
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from €2400 - €2600 (10 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
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities, from €690 (8 days) ex flights
Greenland sailing holiday
In search of Bowhead whales in remote Greenland wilderness, from £1690 (8 days) ex flights
Devon self catering cottage in England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales
Cottage on Lake Padarn with wonderful views of Snowdonia, from £325 - £425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
National Parks vacations in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from US $4759 - US $5349 (16 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking vacation in Wales
Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, from £289 (3 days) ex flights
Luxury fitness vacations in Spain
Luxury weight loss, detox, fitness & wellness retreat Spain, from £1148 - £1298 (7 days) ex flights
Highlights of Vietnam vacation
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights, from US $1760 - US $2620 (10 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations
One of Europe's most dramatic stretches of coastline, from US $1520 (8 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)

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Greenland sailing holiday
Memorable parts? The scenery along the coast and fjords of West Greenland was breathtakingly beautiful and constantly changing as we made our slow way north. The weather was bitterly cold but bright and the sun felt warm when we found a sheltered nook on the deck. The beauty of the area was just magical. Tips? Take lots of layers but don't worry too much about buying lots of expensive technical clothing for the trip. Think about what you do have in your wardrobe - an old pair... (more)Christine Symes
From £1690 excluding flights
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 NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 excluding flights
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
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 €207 - €270 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
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
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travelers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
From £690 - £984 excluding flights
Vietnam culture and beach holiday
It was excellent. I would definitely recommend this sort of tour for a first visit. We had never had a guide or arranged tour before so it really made the difference knowing that tours had been prepaid and pick ups and cars had been pre arranged. (more)Val Bodington
Both the visit to the Cu Chi tunnels and the day on the Mekong Delta was the most memorable. (more)Emma Miller
From US $1038 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
5 stars plus! A lovely B&B if you appreciate nature and love to walk. Accommodations and service are outstanding.Hosts very friendly and helpful. (more)Arlene Fleischman
Brilliant, couldn't have asked for more! Great accommodation, very welcoming and helpful hosts. Beautiful countryside with very interesting sites to visit. (more)Elmer van der Hoek
This is a lovely place to stay with lovely walks available in the surrounding countryside. It was a really relaxing stay but there is plenty to do and places to visit in the surrounding area. (more)Janet Sivyer
From €75 - €107 per room per night
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
We really got to see the local view of life traveling on our own, very modern vehicle and used local cafes, services and attractions when possible. Safaris fund conservation.The whole tour was superb. From meeting our guide at the airport to our day of departure we enjoyed every new experience. We were helped every step of the way by Upul, our excellent Guide. (more)Derek Putnam
First and foremost, it has to be said that Sri Lanka did not disappoint us in any way! We were always greeted with warmth waves and smiles! It has to be one of the friendliest countries I've visited and it was for the most part very clean. (more)Lori Keating
The vacation overall was amazing, there were so many memorable experiences it is difficult to name only one thing. If we had to choose it would have to be turtle watching on Rekawa beach. (more)Jude Lambert
From £1755 including UK flights
Kalkan village accommodation, Turkey
Deborah is a fine host with a wonderful cottage set in a beautiful location abounding with lovely, friendly animals. A perfect getaway and base to explore this stunning part of Lycia. (more)JOHN COLGAN
The most memorable part of the vacation was seeing the cottage for the first time as it was so much nicer than we had even hoped for! (more)Portia Dunmore
The most memorable part was the accommodation's location. It was great to be up in a little village, very peaceful, away from the pre-season warm up mode of Kalkan and surrounded by locals. (more)Amy Hill
From £300 - £450 per week (sleeps 2-4)
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family vacation in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
A wonderful peaceful relaxing experience but also great fun for our children as they found much to enjoy (more)Brian Boyle
From £400 - £600 per week
Italian Alps inn accommodation in Piedmont, Italy
Gosh, difficult to say which part out of so many! I am reviewing the vacation five months later and still remember everything about our stay here. The delicious food and warm hospitality from the hosts, the beautiful scenery and the long walks will stay with me forever, I think. (more)Bill Reid
The kindness of our hosts, the nice balanced way they shared and included us in their individual enthusiasm and warmth, the pertinent information about local and Piemonte region, without coming too close were most memorable. Excellent vacation. (more)Anna Welsing
Whilst we have many very happy memories of our recent 5 weeks in Europe all involved voted that the week was 'the' most memorable. This was primarily a result of the passion that both Marla and Fabrizio bring to the running of the accommodation and to ensuring the comfort and enjoyment of their guests. Of course this professionalism is ably supported by the fantastic scenery and interesting history of the area. (more)Neal Dalgliesh
From €60 per couple per night
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)
Devon self catering cottage in England
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
The most memorable part of the vacation was relaxing in a peaceful setting with buckets of very fresh air...Very good. (more)Bob Simmonds
Excellent....The peaceful comfortable cottage and surrounding green and fertile countryside, with a good variety of walks and small market towns nearby. Our first vacation with the dog who soon felt very much at home. (more)Bob Simmonds
From £200 - £495 per week (sleeps 4)
Lycian activity vacation
Fantastic! The down hill cycling was a lot of fun and they allowed you to go as fast as you liked and I like to go fast! They created a nice atmosphere within the group and we soon all gelled and had a lot of fun! (more)Saul Greenland
Every thing was amazing. I had one of the best vacations ever. The different activities showed different sides of Turkey you wouldn't normally see on a 'normal' vacation! (more)Ash Smith
We had a day of canyoning in the mountains of Kas and it was amazing - huge adrenaline rushes and great bonding with the rest of the group. (more)Tess Stackley
From US $950 - US $1425 excluding flights
Vienna to Budapest tour
The most memorable for me was waking through the sandstone canyons in the Teplice National Park. (more)David Simpson
I loved the Czech Republic in particular and also walking in the Tatra mountians. I will be telling everyone that if they want to ski they should try Slovakia as a skiing destination. Cesky Krumlov and Prague are the most fascinating cities and I will definitely be returning to visit them again. (more)Helen Spooner
Well thought out - good mix of free time and planned activities. V.good trip notes and information - really useful for planning what to see and how to get there. (more)fenella williams
From US $2255 - US $2715 excluding flights
Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Perfect...The whole vacation was memorable. The kyaking guides were fantastic, accommodation good, food great and I never felt 'herded' around - it was really relaxing and good fun. (more)Pauline Heslop
Lovely week. The group was great with a real mix of ages and experiences. The pace of the week was just right with some pretty challenging paddles some days and really relaxing ones on others. The attitude was laid back with loose plans flexible to suit the needs of the group. (more)jane chaplin
Great fun....the most exciting parts was staying on Sipan and doing a 22k kayak into a 25 km per hour headwind (more)jane brook
From €715 - €750 excluding flights
Vietnam vacations, tailor made
Halong Bay and Siem Reap were amazing, but there were lots of other lovely places and people. (more)Yvonne Chapman
It was excellent- thank you for providing us with the introduction....The whole vacation was really good and I don't think one particular part was more memorable than all of them. (more)Carol Norman
I would recommed this trip very highly. The best part was the vietnamese people. (more)Bernard Butt
From US $1687 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
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this vacation. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the vacation was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
From £3295 including domestic flights only
Liveaboard diving and sailing vacation in Greece
I had a really lovely time. (more)Melandee Brown
Excellent...For me it was the opportunity to see some amazing places, both on land and underwater. The night dive on Polygaios with the bioluminescent plankton was mind-blowing, Avatar style! (more)Mathias Bredvei
It was wonderful to visit islands that we would not normally visit, we particularly enjoyed that some of them were off the beaten track. (more)andrea jackson
From €790 - €920 excluding flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach vacation
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Ann Griffiths
We had a great time, we mixed cultural interest with wildlife experience and finished up with a beach flop...The jeep safari to see the elephants in the wild was the most exciting part of the vacation. (more)Elayne Farmer
From £1995 including UK 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 $1740 - US $2325 including domestic flights only
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 £375 - £984 excluding flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
Memorable parts? Condors. Mountains; Machu Picchu; Alpacas; La Paz; Titicaca; .... Tips? Make sure you have plenty of camera capacity. Be prepared for good food and hot nights. Local benefits? Yes , especially in the jungle section. Overall rating? Very good variety, pace and comfort (more)Roger Loveys
From £3586 - £3998 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)
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
Morocco trekking vacation with nomads
Memorable parts? The people in the group, including the guide and nomad family that we hiked with. Such good spirits. Tips? Bring a towel, wet wipes, books. There is time to savor the afternoons. Local benefits? Yes, I felt that our visit did help the nomad family and mule handlers. We learned about each theirs cultures and they sure benefited by having some income to supplement their goat herding. Overall rating? It was a wonderful mix of exotic city pleasures,... (more)Kathy House
From £795 excluding flights
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain
The walks were good and varied. Some amazing scenery...This is a good choice if you want to combine some learning and some activity in a lovely part of Spain. (more)Rebecca T
Four hours of Spanish tuition followed by 4-5 hours of walking in the mountains is not exactly restful but it is hugely enjoyable and one of the best vacations I have ever had. (more)John Cass
Fantastic - just what I needed! If you want to learn Spanish, go on some great hikes and be truly immersed in Spanish all week (both in school and in the local community) - then book it without hesitation! (more)Hazel Tyror
From €400 excluding flights
Learn Spanish & hike the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Just to say how much I enjoyed this trip. Amazing how much you can learn in 15hours beginners course. Caring, responsible and responsive team of teachers and walking guides. Great mountain views, coastal paths... unforgetable visit to the caves to see prehistoric painting - sophisticated. (more)Ethel Kojman
Good...The walks and the Spanish learning were the best parts. (more)Elizabeth Weightman
Excellent opportunity to learn Spanish while having very enjoyable vacation. Would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Barbara Ainger
From €810 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
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A bit disappointing really
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