Last minute vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

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Indochina overland vacation
The ultimate discovery of South East Asia, from US $3800 - US $4370 (28 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure vacation
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from US $2969 - US $3309 (10 days) ex flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Exciting, active and varied family vacation in Turkey, from £475 - £510 (8 days) ex flights
National Parks vacations in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from US $4759 - US $5349 (16 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish & hike the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish, from €810 (7 days) ex flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
A grand tour of Peru, from £2740 - £2810 (21 days ) ex flights
Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
Paddle around the Pearl of the Adriatic, from €715 - €750 (8 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples vacations
One of Europe's most dramatic stretches of coastline, from US $1520 (8 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
Family teenager vacation in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from US $2404 - US $3099 (14 days ) ex flights
Family vacation in Italy
Visit Naples Capri Pompeii & Sorrento, from US $1421 - US $1535 (8 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)
Tatra Mountains family holiday in Slovakia
Action-packed activities combined with culture, from US $1497 (8 days ) ex flights
Silk Road vacations, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 (23 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
Highlights of Vietnam vacation
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights, from US $1760 - US $2620 (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
Family vacation in Costa Rica
The perfect place to take your family, from US $1935 - US $2049 (15 days ) ex flights
Photography vacation in Andalucia, Spain
Photography vacations in beautiful Andalucia, from £699 (8 days) ex flights
South East China photography vacation
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China, from €2400 - €2600 (10 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)
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £375 - £984 (3 days) ex flights
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
Guided walking from a historic chalet base, from £615 (8 days) ex flights
Canada family adventure vacation
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from US $1989 - US $2189 (10 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway vacation
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £1000 - £1065 (8 days) ex flights
Algarve vacation accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
Greenland sailing holiday
In search of Bowhead whales in remote Greenland wilderness, from £1570 - £1690 (8 days) ex flights
Malaysia Tour
Ethnically and culturally rich, scenic Malaysia awaits, from US $1743 - US $2230 (14 days) ex flights
Luxury fitness vacations in Spain
Luxury weight loss, detox, fitness & wellness retreat Spain, from £1148 - £1298 (7 days) ex flights

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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 £1570 - £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
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Fantastic. A wonderful life-affirming experience, thoroughly enjoyed by our whole family (rare, given wide-ranging abilities). I would highly recommend this company and vacation. (more)Lisa Williams
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
From £475 - £510 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
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
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
Guided walking vacations in the French Alps
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
The highlights were probably spending 20 minutes or so watching 4 young marmots playing in the late afternoon sunshine on the Pas de Sales and the crystal clear views of Mont Blanc...Fabulous - physically challenging but mentally rejuvenating. (more)Lesley Munro
From £615 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
Tatra Mountains family holiday in Slovakia
Memorable parts? Climbing up the Tatra Mountains to be within sight of the Polish border. Tips? Take a good phrase book for Slovakia or brush up your German on food and drink because many of the local restaurants have no one who speaks English and the Menu is not translated into English, so without this your choice of restaurant is very limited, which means you miss out on some real gems of local village life. Local benefits? Yes, but there was scope for more. The hotel we... (more)Rosemary Milton
From US $1497 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
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)
Algarve vacation accommodation
Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! (more)Monika Wolkers
We had a lovely time!...The accommodation is faultless and very beautiful and the hosts are welcoming and friendly. (more)Tracey Smith
The most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. (more)Rachel Turner
From €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
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)
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
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 $2345 - US $2715 excluding flights
Family vacation in Italy
Great...Climbing Vesuvius and the Capri boat trip were the most memorable parts. (more)Claire Wilde
The vacation in Italy was the 2nd organized by Responsibletravel.com and I am recommending your company to all my friends and family members. Looking forward for the next adventure! (more)Teresa Trippenbach
The whole trip was memorable for the camaraderie, the knowledge of the guide and the food at the agroturismo farm. (more)Jacqueline Bunce
From US $1421 - US $1535 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
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
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
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 £1299 - £1499 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 £2740 - £2810 excluding flights
Turkey small group tour
I loved the balloon ride over Capodocchia, and found Galipoli very moving. I thought it ticked all the boxes as they say. (more)Gillian Willcocks
Cappadocia and balloon flight were the most memorable parts of the vacation (more)Judith and Alan Hepburn
From £639 - £789 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
Scotland by railway vacation
A wonderful experience.... (more)Anthony Watts
Excellent...particularly the West Highland Line (more)Michael Rose
Excellent vacation with wonderful hotels and superb organization, the sun followed us around Scotland ! (more)Joy Wessels
From £1000 - £1065 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 £375 - £984 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
Malaysia Tour
Best bit: The canopy walk in the jungle. (more)Nanette Cribbes
The most memorable part of my vacation is the night safari in Taman Negara and the snorkelling trip on the Perhentians. (more)Marleen den Hartog
The Perhentian Islands are breathtakingly lovely and so relaxing; the homestay was absolutely charming and we ate like royalty. (more)Graham Diggle
From US $1743 - US $2230 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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