Last minute vacations. Tours & vacations in 2015 & 2016

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Albania vacation, in the land of the Eagles
Fascinating historic sites and the best of rural Albania, from 899 (10 days) ex flights
Arctic icebreaker cruises, Spitsbergen & Greenland
Remove urban cobwebs in the Arctic, from 2190 - 5846 (8 days) ex flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from US $1699 - US $1949 (7 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish & Pilates+Yoga in stunning Green Spain, from 415 (5 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Wildlife safari, 2015 Late availability, from 2195 - 2495 (14 days) ex flights
National Parks vacations in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from US $4929 - US $5349 (16 days) ex flights
South East China photography vacation
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from 2400 - 2600 (10 days) ex flights
Burma cultural vacation
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from 1499 (15 days) ex flights
Burma vacations, small group tour
The highlights of Burma visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake, from US $2720 - US $2945 (16 days) ex flights
Catalan Pyrenees family activity vacation
Adrenalin filled Catalan adventure, from 980 - 1095 (8 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka vacation, island explorer
Sri Lanka - its wildlife, culture and people, from US $2100 - US $2400 (15 days) ex flights
Vietnam to Thailand, small group vacation
A fascinating journey through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, from US $846 - US $1120 (9 days) ex flights
Orangutan photography in Borneo
Develop your photography skills in Borneo, from 1820 (10 days) ex flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from 1155 (8 days) ex flights
Gozo family activity vacation in Malta
Family activity vacation on the beautiful Island of Gozo, from 1345 - 1420 (8 days) inc UK flights
Devon self catering cottage in England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from 200 - 495 per week (sleeps 4)
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities, from 690 (8 days) ex flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia icebreaker cruises
Water, wilderness & wildlife in breath-taking perfection, from 4990 - 10990 (20 days) ex flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
A grand tour of Peru, from 2740 - 2838 (21 days ) ex flights
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Relaxing & fun family kayaking vacation on Croatian islands, from 615 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia family self guided biking holiday, Spain
Customised road cycling tour in Girona, Catalonia, from 280 (8 days) ex flights
Canada family adventure vacation
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from US $2089 - US $2189 (10 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from 390 (7 days) per accommodation
Lima to Rio overland tour
Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil, from US $2000 - US $2895 (61 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from 690 - 984 (6 days) ex flights
Yoga vacation in Portugal
Yoga, massage and acupuncture in the Portuguese mountains, from 700 - 850 (7 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $3129 - US $3309 (10 days) ex flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking vacation in the French Alps, from 515 (8 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from 690 - 984 (3 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

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Arctic sailing voyages, Spitsbergen
Absolutely outstanding, a once in a lifetime experience that surpassed all my expectations...Don't look anywhere else, this is the best way to see the Arctic! (more)Joshua Cox
Watching a mother and cub polar bear for over an hour, watching a male bear stalking reindeer...seeing and hearing a splendid walrus waking up and bellowing atop a small berg echoing around a small remote glacial bay!! (more)Jonathan Turner
Most memorable was watching a polar bear unsuccessfully hunting a seal, and then watching the seal taunt the polar bear by swimming and splashing behind it. Seeing blue whales was pretty amazing too. (more)Justin Watts
From 1590 excluding flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Memorable parts? It is difficult to identify just one part as the whole vacation was wonderful. I think the views from the last two walks were spectacular - Valle delle Ferriere and Sentiero degli Dei. Tips? Be prepared for hundreds of steps but well worth the climb up and down as every view is stunning. Local benefits? Definitely, in the attention to using local restaurants, shops and public transport. Overall rating? It was amazing. June and Aubrey are welcoming,... (more)Hannah Wilson
From 1155 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
Very enjoyable. The hotel is beautiful and the owners are excellent hosts. Very warm and welcoming and knowledgeable about where to visit in the local area. (more)Heather Iqbal-rayner
It was great. The Altiplano is a beautiful region perfect for both a relaxing and quiet vacation but also if you want to fill your vacation with sports and activities. Our hosts couldn't have been more helpful and friendly and really made our vacation. (more)Alicia Shepherd
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
From 207 - 270 excluding flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Five stars! It was, as stated, the adventure of a lifetime, which we were expecting, but we did not plan to gain so much more, in the way of making friends and feeling a part of missions that transcended mere tourism. (more)Tania Modleski
10/10 it was amazing. We were so well looked after and treated as part of the family at our main resort. it was very hectic as we stayed at 6 locations so it involved a lot of traveling. but now we are back, we realise how much we packed in and how much we saw. it was a trip of a lifetime for us, so we really appreciate all the things we gained from our trip and are now saving hard to go again!! (more)SUE NEWMAN
For a first safari for my daughter and I, this was a terrific experience. Good weather, delicious and varied cooking, confortable accommodations and experienced, diplomatic and knowledgeable guides made our safari something to remember and talk about (more)Lucille Daze
From 2195 - 2495 excluding flights
Orangutan photography in Borneo
This is a great vacation. Whether you are a first time photographer or experienced photographer you will love this vacation and will come back with great photos and memories, as well as having learned a lot. (more)Mark Edwards
The first sighting of the great male orang-utan swinging through the trees and then the look in his eyes as he eyeballed anyone who looked at him, his hands and the strength in his arms -- completely awesome (more)Celia Allen
Totally brilliant, great food, great organisation and most of all a great wildlife experience that felt unique and very privileged...Great tuition from Ian really helped me to learn to use my camera to maximise the results. (more)suzanne lamb
From 1820 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
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
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travelers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
From 690 - 984 excluding flights
Yoga vacation in Portugal
The trip was definitely one of most memorable and exiting vacations I have ever had. Nothing was short of wonder! (more)Anna Manaeva
When a week feels like a month ( in the best possible way), you know you have struck vacation gold! I'm a bit reluctant to tell anyone about them, as I loved it so much I kind of want to keep it for myself! ;) (more)Deirdre O
This vacation was very special and nourished body, mind and spirit. This is what vacations should be like and I would recommend this vacation to anyone looking for something nourishing, peaceful and uplifting. (more)Domini Stone
From 700 - 850 excluding flights
Marine conservation in Belize
The diving was fabulous. The instructors are brilliant, very patient and informative! (more)Lucy Keech
The most memorable part was diving with like minded staff and guests who love and appreciate the ocean and contributing to research and conservation...Excellent opportunity and experience. (more)Michelle Lamarca
Tom Owens Caye was a magic location for a chilled week diving in Belize. Polly, Patty and the team were generous hosts. The food was delicious with the lionfish and banana pancakes particular highlights! Diving was excellent. Still feeling good about the lobster survey! (more)Karen Whitham
From US $1265 excluding flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia icebreaker cruises
Fantastic - it's more than a vacation and is so different to anything else I have ever done. South Georgia is an amazing place. The beaches were packed with tens of thousands of penguins and they weren't afraid to come right up to us. The scenery in Antarctica is beautiful. (more)rebecca allcock
Every part of the vacation was memorable including animals, birds, scenery, the ship (Polar Pioneer), fellow travelers and expedition team. (more)Christine Brignoni
From 4990 - 10990 excluding flights
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
The fabulous scenery and super guide made this a truly memorable vacation. We were treated like royalty by the vacation company and would recommend this vacation to anyone. (more)Jane Berrisford
Exceptional - Sam and Steve did a great job in every aspect of the trip - from initial contact to our departure. (more)Karen Schonfelder
Excellent - it ticked all the boxes I knew I had and more. Can't wait to go again. (more)Catherine Fish
From 615 excluding flights
Small group vacations to Madagascar
The most fantastic vacation we have experienced and totally different from any location we have been to. The tour company was first class in every respect...Be prepared for poverty, humble experiences, lack of electricity but don't let this put anyone off going to this wonderful country. (more)George Bannister
As I expected not 'comfortable' but an amazing experience (more)Jean Maclean
Seeing five out of six possible types of lemur in the first National Park we visited...Excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From 2195 excluding flights
Provence cooking & walking vacation
Book it. The local tours are great with good food. (more)Alison Mott
It was simply the best vacation I have been on in years very special (more)Joanne Hackett
We enjoyed the idea of doing everything locally with local people and contributing to the local economy. Above all, we felt really well taken care of with much attention to detail. (more)Tammy Railton
From 405 - 730 excluding flights
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)
Holiday cottage in Snowdonia, Wales
I would recommend this type of vacation to all my friends. Vacations were great! (more)vera schembri
...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
From 325 - 425 per cottage per week (sleeps 4-5)
Thailand vacation, mountains & beaches
Imaginatively devised, well planned and executed. The best parts were the visit to the Sakai tribe, Sukhotai World Heritage Site, the longboat trip down the Kok River & the trek to the Northern hill tribes. (more)Charles Moberly
The elephant riding and the Thai cooking was the most memorable part. (more)Sarah Morton
From US $2950 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
Catalan Pyrenees family activity vacation
Memorable parts? Every activity was at least as good as expected if not better. Great group of people, fantastic fun all brilliantly orchestrated by our devoted, excellent guide, Dejan. Tips? Don't have high expectations of the hotel location! We had a wonderful vacation but were initially disappointed by the very central location of the hotel within the resort of Sort, since we imagined a rural, romantic place. Silly fools we are! The pool however is wonderful, clean and a great... (more)Hinds Beatrice
From 980 - 1095 including UK flights
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
We loved loved loved the kayaking which was pitched at just the right level for us with 2 kids, aged 11 years and 8 years but we all agree that the absolute highlight was swimming in the green cave, absolutely unforgettable. (more)Trish Horgan
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
From 615 excluding flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing vacation in Greece
We could not rate our vacation any higher. All six of us are eager to return. We miss the stories and history learned from Sotiris and Annie, the deliciousness of the local authentic food, the curiosity of learning about a new place and its culuture and the genuineness of the hospitality everywhere. (more)Danielle Romme
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
From 790 - 920 excluding flights
Spanish course & hiking vacation, Picos de Europa, Spain
We had a really great vacation meeting new people and setting off on our journey to learn a new language. In addition the walks we went on were also really enjoyable. A good vacation for people who like to be active on their vacations (more)Graham Care
The most memorable part of the vacation? The beautiful challenging walks. The friendliness of everyone. The vacation provider staff, their local associates and the small vacation group I was in. (more)Jim Rees
Our mornings at the school with Ana and Inigo seemed to fly by. It is very well organised and the facilities are first class. My Spanish has improved noticeably. The choice of afternoon walks was interesting and varied and our professional guide tailored them to suit our ability. We had relaxed and enjoyable conversation along the way. (more)Martin Graham
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 400 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
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 690 - 984 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Don't hesitate - just go! The operator are an independent company who care that you get the best vacation possible. And they are small enough to make sure you see some of the top sights, but also get you in to see off the beaten track places. (more)Helen White
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
From US $2585 - US $2725 excluding flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
The overall experience was top-notch. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. Great accommodation and excellent food and beverages. Great hiking guide as well. (more)David Rabinowitz
Fantastic walks and great company. The chalet and staff and the food were really good. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
The most memorable part of the vacation was hiking to the frozen lake just outside Samoens...Excellent. Great food, comfortable chalet, beautiful walks... (more)D. Smith
From 515 excluding flights
Burma cultural vacation
A great range of activities, lots of variation every day, wonderful people who are so hospitable and always smiling!! A real vacation and adventure..... (more)Chris Haywood
Our guide was particularly good, he had a vast knowledge of the country, Buddhism etc. (more)susan harris
Going on public transport was very interesting and the people are so lovely and friendly and helpful. (more)Christine Sullivan
From 1499 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking vacation, Spain
Just what we wanted. We used the local restaurants and bars, used the local taxi, shopped in the village. They are all very friendly and helpful but it does help if you speak a bit of the language. (more)Trev Liberson
The entire experience was delightful, and it would be too difficult to pick out any one aspect. We had a terrific time. (more)lin pattullo
Great vacation, great weather, our hosts Gale and Terry were fantastic and made us very welcome. (more)Bronwyn Petrie
From 390 per accommodation

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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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