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Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside

Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside

Multi-activity tour in Stockholm's picturesque countryside
From SKr8,395 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 May, 19 May, 26 May, 2 Jun, 9 Jun, 16 Jun, 23 Jun, 30 Jun, 7 Jul, 14 Jul, 21 Jul, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain

Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain

Family fun with scenic bike rides & adventure activities.
From €720 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made at a time to suit you and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Croatia activity vacation, Dubrovnik region

Croatia activity vacation, Dubrovnik region

Fun activity holiday, stunning nature and gourmet food
From £730 to £799 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain

Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain

Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia
From €207 to €270 6 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Best autumn activities: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, stargazing, bread and cheese making at the local farm, Italian pizza making, arqueological sites exploring. Last min avail until January
Self guided sea kayaking in Croatia

Self guided sea kayaking in Croatia

Tailormade self guided kayaking tours in the Adriatic
From €560 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your budget, interests and requirements
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia

Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia

Relaxing & fun family kayaking holiday on Croatian islands
From £580 to £680 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep
Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia

Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia

Paddle around the Pearl of the Adriatic.
From £645 to £680 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 28 May, 4 Jun, 11 Jun, 18 Jun, 25 Jun, 2 Jul, 9 Jul, 16 Jul, 23 Jul, 30 Jul, 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 20 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 17 Sep
Croatia sea kayaking vacations

Croatia sea kayaking vacations

A short kayaking break around Dubrovnik
From €435 to €465 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: This trip departs daily between 21st May and 17th September
Sailing in Croatia

Sailing in Croatia

A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise
From €620 to €790 5 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Apr, 16 Apr, 18 Apr, 19 Apr, 22 Apr, 23 Apr, 25 Apr, 26 Apr, 29 Apr, 30 Apr, 2 May, 3 May, 6 May, 7 May, 9 May, 10 May, 13 May, 14 May, 16 May, 17 May, 20 May, 21 May, 23 May, 24 May, 27 May, 28 May, 30 May, 31 May, 3 Jun, 4 Jun, 6 Jun, 7 Jun, 10 Jun, 11 Jun, 13 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 18 Jun, 20 Jun, 21 Jun, 24 Jun, 25 Jun, 27 Jun, 28 Jun, 1 Jul, 2 Jul, 4 Jul, 5 Jul, 8 Jul, 9 Jul, 11 Jul, 12 Jul, 15 Jul, 16 Jul, 18 Jul ...
Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain

Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain

Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside.
From €685 to €1,100 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Yangshuo adventure vacation, China

Yangshuo adventure vacation, China

Be active & adventurous, see Yangshuo's best!
From US $425 to US $695 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Istria multisport vacation in Croatia

Istria multisport vacation in Croatia

Multi activity tour including most beautiful Istrian places
From €620 to €790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 28 Oct
Activity vacation in Spain and Portugal

Activity vacation in Spain and Portugal

Summer Spanish adventure holiday in Andalucia
From €530 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada

Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada

Husky adventure holidays in Yukon
From CA $1,328 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can depart any day between mid November and April
Sea kayaking in Croatia

Sea kayaking in Croatia

Dubrovnik, sea kayaking, Elaphiti Islands, multisport
From €620 to €790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Apr, 22 Apr, 29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 30 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct
Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Kayaking weekend in Croatia

Paddle the clear blue sea around Dubrovnik
From €390 4 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 May, 25 May, 1 Jun, 8 Jun, 15 Jun, 22 Jun, 29 Jun, 6 Jul, 13 Jul, 20 Jul, 27 Jul, 3 Aug, 10 Aug, 17 Aug, 24 Aug, 31 Aug, 7 Sep, 14 Sep, 21 Sep, 28 Sep
Water multi sport vacation in Croatia

Water multi sport vacation in Croatia

Kayak, canoe, rafting and hike, plus nature and culture
From €620 to €790 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 20 May, 27 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun, 1 Jul, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 9 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep
Activity vacations in Turkey

Activity vacations in Turkey

Fun, adventurous multi-activity week in fascinating Turkey
From £475 to £510 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip runs between April & October. Flexible dates for groups of 4 or more people.
Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

Northern Lights activity break in Finland, Arctic Hills

Experience the wilderness by car, snowmobile, skies, huskies
From €1,349 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip is available between 25th March and 15th April
Wellness, bootcamp and detox retreats in Spain

Wellness, bootcamp and detox retreats in Spain

Exclusive Fitness Holidays in Fab Marbella; Above & Beyond!
From US $3,885 to US $14,785 6 days ex flights
Small group travel: This holiday can start anyday
Book for a group of 4 people and only pay for 3 people!
Italian Alps active weekend, Valpelline Valley

Italian Alps active weekend, Valpelline Valley

A weekend full of sports and nature
From €179 3 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made to suit your requirements
Lapland activity vacation, by train

Lapland activity vacation, by train

Multiple activity vacation in Lapland travelling by train
From €990 to €1,446 4 days ex flights
Small group travel
Luxury fitness vacation in Spain, intensive long weekend

Luxury fitness vacation in Spain, intensive long weekend

Intense luxury long weekend boot camp in Spain
From £898 5 days ex flights
Small group travel
Vis Island activity vacation Croatia

Vis Island activity vacation Croatia

An active holiday on the beautiful island of Vis
From €100 to €150 7 day ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Montenegro activity vacation, mountains & rivers

Montenegro activity vacation, mountains & rivers

Experience Montenegro's beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers
From €510 to €718 5 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made through May and October
Mozambique vacations, beach & whale sharks

Mozambique vacations, beach & whale sharks

Moz – Beach and Whale Shark
From R5,570 to R6,450 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Book a volunteer experience in Mozambique for Jan 2017 at a special rate! A 4 week program in the Whaleshark Conservation Project for just $2720
Mozambique scuba diving vacation

Mozambique scuba diving vacation

Moz – Beach and Dive Course
From R8,155 to R9,400 7 days ex flights
Small group travel
Zambezi canoeing safari, Zambia

Zambezi canoeing safari, Zambia

An all encompassing Zambezi canoeing adventure in Zambia.
From US $1,230 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
Zambezi short canoeing safari, Zambia

Zambezi short canoeing safari, Zambia

An Island to Island Zambezi canoeing experience in Zambia.
From US $680 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Zambezi canoeing adventure, Zambia

Zambezi canoeing adventure, Zambia

An exciting Zambezi River adventure in Zambia
From US $1,600 to US $1,750 8 days ex flights
Small group travel
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reviews for Locally run activity vacations

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Sweden activity vacation, Stockholm countryside
From
SKr8,395
excluding flights
The week of touring Sweden's countryside on our own with some support was amazing, breath-taking and so enjoyable! (more)Ingrid Sloan
It was fantastic - a really good way of seeing a country and having fun at the same time. And perfectly organised. (more)Rebecca Brown
Very highly rated, if you are active and want a well planned mix of cycling, kayaking and walking in the depths of the Swedish countryside then go for it. A good vacation for families with teenagers (more)Mike Platten
Altiplano de Granada activity vacation, Spain
From
€207
excluding flights
I can't recommend a vacation here highly enough (more)Lydia Clarkson
Perfect. (more)Helen El-Hoss
Don't hesitate, book it and enjoy! (more)Tania Chandler
Self guided sea kayaking in Croatia
From
€560
excluding flights
Most memorable was getting out on the sea and being able to travel at your own pace. The Islands are amazing and Miljet is a must see place, we loved it. (more)Chivers Libby
We enjoyed the kayaking because we were able to get away from the throng of tourists and it was an ideal vacation for the 3 active teenagers we had with us but easy enough for the adults. (more)Louise Solomon
The sea kayaking and snorkelling on Lopud island was great fun. It got quite interesting in terms of high waves on the way back which was a welcomed challenge. (more)Mariana Heinrich
Sailing in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
It was one of my best trips and adventures I've had . I loved the fact that every day was full of activities and new adventures. (more)Nicola Falconer
The scenery in Croatia is amazing. Our guide and skipper were incredible and the whole trip was fantastic. I especially loved all of the activities. (more)Melissa Conley
The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 (more)Ingrid Sloan
Croatia activity vacation, Dubrovnik region
From
£730
excluding flights
We had a great time - its a really good vacation for a family with older kids (young adults really), where everyone is fairly active but want different things from a vacation. the operator was responsive, relaxed and helpful. Our island guides were expert kayakers but were also patient with the not-so-expert guests. (more)Liz Wren
The team made us feel at home, went the extra mile, and as we all said, we want to come back sometime in the future. (more)James Megarry
Best vacation in years, perfect location, exciting activities, knowledgeable guide. (more)Lisa Fogden
Sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
From
£645
excluding flights
5* (more)Vanessa hall
Absolutely fantastic. Had an amazing time and started planning the next on the way home. (more)Hayley Cripps
It supported local people. All lunches were arranged in local restaurants, group tour to a local small farm where a lady cooked an amazing meal with wine and local brandies, all enjoyed on her porch. Very traditional food made by a local. (more)Aly Thomson
Croatia sea kayaking vacations
From
€435
excluding flights
The beauty of Croatia in general was breath taking. The sea kayaking was a bit more than I expected so it was an adventure, but I loved it. (more)Karri Reagan
Excellent location, friendly people and very relaxing activity vacation (more)Lesley Billingsley
The kayaking was great and our guide Amir was brilliant. (more)Ruth Cooper
Family sea kayaking vacation in Croatia
From
£580
excluding flights
One of the best vacations ever. I highly recommend it. (more)Helen Thyter
Croatia was jolly good value, beautiful and friendly. (more)Bridget Smith
It was right balance of activities and doing our own thing. I would definitely recommend and will be back. (more)Peter Wightman
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
From
€720
excluding flights
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
Yukon dog sledding vacation, Canada
From
CA $1,328
excluding flights
Working with the dogs was my favourite part of the trip. I loved meeting all the different dogs and getting to know their different personalities. They are such great workers and I miss them now I am back home. (more)Ali Barned
The dogs are just incredible... athletic, fascinating to watch, and beautiful. Our guide Laird was fantastic as were all the other people at the ranch... I had a fabulous time. Pushed my limits... this has been 'one' of the best vacations I have been on. (more)Helen Weir
Fantastic. I have always wanted to try sledding and finally did. Now I just need to convince my other half to go again next winter! (more)Lee Unsworth
Activity vacations in Turkey
From
£475
excluding flights
Booked a one week package of hiking, mountain biking, canyoning and sea and lake kayaking for two adults and two children (10 and 12 year old boys). We all loved it. (more)Martin Short
Excellent!!!! One of the best!! Hotels staff fab and the tour guides were fantastic too. (more)Karren Probyn
Totally wonderful. Would definitely do another vacation again with this op in Turkey....Organisation behind the scenes exemplary - Julie was always at hand on the end of emails answering our questions promptly. (more)Sue Hodnett
Catalan horse riding vacation in Spain
From
€685
excluding flights
Fantastic, didn't want to come home again. (more)Jane Nair
Go for two weeks not one- you will not want to leave (more)Joy Scurr
Absolutely brilliant! We loved every part of it! (more)Angie Johnston
Istria multisport vacation in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Views from the mountains across to the Adriatic coast, walking in the Una River National Park in Bosnia, drinking Turkish coffee made on a small fire in the mountains, swimming in the icy clear green water of a small river and the majestic beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. Tips? Make sure you have strong supportive footwear-as advised on booking, a lightweight day sac and lightweight kagoule Local benefits? We spent 3 nights staying in rooms in the homes of local... (more)Jenny Lunn
Water multi sport vacation in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
***** I am reborn! (more)Roland Hof
It was fantastic- I would really recommend it!....Personally my favourite day was the sea kayaking, but I loved almost all of it! (more)Emmy Rickett
It was all exciting and memorable. (more)Bridget Smith
Sea kayaking in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
Kayaking in beautiful landscapes with clear blue seas (more)Jules Dawkins
The most memorable or exciting part of your vacation? Kayaking from Lopud to Sunj on day three of the vacation, the wind got up a bit and it was exciting riding through the waves. (more)Roddy MacLeod
I loved almost everything! We had booked the sea-kayaking trip and were upgraded to the catamaran sailing trip for 5 of the 7 days, which was fantastic! I enjoyed seeing the different islands while sailing, biking and kayaking, as well as all the meals the guides organised for us at local people's houses. (more)Astryd Letrud
Kayaking weekend in Croatia
From
€390
excluding flights
Would definitely do it again. (more)Jane McNeill
Best bit: Visiting an isolated farmhouse for a home-grown dinner. (more)Sally Spence
First rate, the islands were idyllic, kayaking superb with the team making you feel so welcome. Top vacation. (more)susan bein
Activity vacation in Spain and Portugal
From
€530
excluding flights
The activity part was pretty well done with accommodation for those of us needing a slower pace, or a ride back. (more)Louis Cohen
excellent, great guides and great variety - I was never bored, but had some down time too, which I wanted. (more)Mary Murphy
As a single mum looking for activity and adventure for my 12 year old son, it was the perfect choice. The guides, Sergio and Monica, were second to none and nothing was too much trouble for them. They really seem to enjoy their job and are both extremely knowledgable. (more)Tracey Davies
Wilderness activity vacation with huskies in Finland
From
€1,200
excluding flights
Memorable parts? Hmm, all of it, we had such a great time I couldn't really pick any one thing over the rest Tips? Local benefits? Yes to all three. Overall rating? One of the best experiences ever, could not recommend this vacation enough (more)Paul Ashby
Bike, hike & kayaking holiday in Kerala, India
From
US $1,700
excluding flights
It surpassed our expectations. The best parts were Cycling through villages, with all the children running out to greet us, and giving us "high 5's"as we passed through - Standing on top of the 2nd highest mountain in South India, having just trekked to the top. Staying for the night on a rice boat... (more)janice eastman
Brilliant! The first 10 days are very intensive - cycling and walking with lots of new experiences along the way. The last few gave us plenty of time to wind down and relax so that we have arrived home feeling completely refreshed. (more)Annette Keith
The diversity in this two week training camp was really something. From Kayaking in +30c to staying in a tent with -4c. And the intensity of the cycling. 100 km up and down. But then always guides with loads of bananas, beer and kindness. (more)Tomas Ekberg
Peloponnese family activity vacation in Greece
From
€720
excluding flights
It was lovely and authentic, not mobbed with foreign tourists, we felt we got to meet local people in their setting. Fabulous part of Greece with so much to see and do. Tripoli is not a tourist destination, which was nice in some ways but we stayed there a little long, the hotel could do with a pool, could be nice to also have a couple of nights elsewhere. (more)Julie Dickerson
Absolutely wonderful. Every day was different, but wonderful. We really enjoyed the scenery, the food, the people and the activities. (more)Angela Terrill
Fantastic vacation. Will certainly go there again. We spend the following week in Creta and enjoyed beaches and diving. Will have to there again to see other Greek wonders, including vineyard and olives trees. (more)Celine Bergeron
Budget camel safari in Morocco
From
£255
excluding flights
It was a good vacation with an insight into a different world which was the highlight of it for us (more)Gabriella Guglielminotti
My daughter's sheer delight in "her" camel (called Yellow) & my son's face as we set off on the camels on the 1st day, his 13th birthday. My children playing blind mans bluff with the younger 3 Fayous, watching them all wrestling in a heap on the floor. (more)Kirk Hutton
While we only stayed with the family properly for one night, they were equally warm, inviting, embracing and served up a fantastic couscous...My husband and I truly enjoyed the silence and peacefulness of the 5-day journey. I like to sum it up by likening it to a 5-day interior camping trip, with a camel instead of a canoe. We were in Morocco for a whole month, and this was definitely our favourite part. It is definitely not for everyone, but it was perfect for us! (more)Erin Kelly
Algonquin Park tours in Canada, canoeing & moose
From
CA $599
excluding flights
It was great fun to be out on the water in the sunshine, paddling along the lakes and rivers. It was a beautiful, peaceful trip in which time did not exist. (more)Annemarieke de Bruin
Learning how to track animals, brew pine needle tea, make rope out of bark, start a fire in the rain and read weather patterns were the most memorable parts. (more)Jane Lucken
Watersports activity vacation in Croatia
From
€620
excluding flights
Having read previous reviews for this trip I had quite high expectations! Happy to say the trip was still even better than I had hoped. (more)Ellen Dhawan
If you enjoy being outdoors and in water then this is the vacation for you. (more)Emma Brehony
It was simply the best vacation I have ever been on. I used to think the city was the best place in the world. My world was turned upside down. (more)Julie Stolyarchuk
Northern Lights vacation, Finnish Lapland
From
€1,190
excluding flights
Best bits: Everything, but if I really had to choose - husky sledding and seeing the Aurora the three nights I was there! (more)J Kwan
Snowshoeing in the dark was the most memorable experience. (more)Nickie Wheeler
Turkey activity vacation
From
£550
excluding flights
We kayaked on our second day, and I felt I hadn't had so much fun for years. We also really enjoyed sleeping out under the stars, after helping Vedat to set up camp and prepare a meal. (more)David Lyall
The most memorable part was the canyoning part, definitely. Followed by a night by the river, with BBQ and nice chats. To wake up and enjoy a demanding, yet fun, rafting day. (more)Laurent Dorey
Montenegro activity vacation, small group
From
£740
excluding flights
Overall my trip went really well! Everyone was wonderful and I feel like a got a good feel for the country as we took trips all over the country. (more)Natalie Trivino
Main tip is - go for it, don't hesitate! (more)Paul Midgley
Multi activity vacation in Greece
From
€720
excluding flights
The rafting was very exciting, but especially because I found the Lousios Rive Gorge to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. (more)Daniel Chase
Fantastic! The best vacation we have had in years. Great people, beautiful place, brilliant activities. Loved it. (more)Rebecca Sutherland
This was the best family vacation we have ever had. Greece is a beautiful country, full of generous people ! Christos and his team are brilliant ! BOOK NOW !! (more)Ollie Peacock
Vis Island activity vacation Croatia
From
€100
excluding flights
For us the most memorable part of the vacation was that we were treated like friends rather than paying guests, showing us the culture, history, sights and wildlife of the Island. (more)Alison Griffin
A fantastic, varied vacation that we both enjoyed very much. (more)Mathew Blumler
Dubrovnik & Islands activity holiday
From
€620
excluding flights
Memorable parts? So much of this trip was memorable--I lucked out with a great tour group and a wonderful guide (Danny). The scenery was beautiful and most places we went were (happily) not overrun with people. Kayaking was definitely my favorite activity, while the most memorable day was when we had lunch at the hilltop farm. I really enjoyed meeting the owners, and knowing that they shared a meal with us that was wholly produced on their land made it that much more special. Tips? Be... (more)Leah Chamberlain
Croatia river kayaking vacation
From
€790
excluding flights
The highlight was the River Zrmanja kayak tour. Good, great location, you could virtually swim from the hotel. (more)Lois Simes
All of it was memorable! I guess the day we went on the Zrmanja and Krupa Rivers, - it was simply beautiful. Kayaking down rapids and swimming under waterfalls that we would have only got to because we were taken on the day. (more)Tim and Rachel Atkins
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