Over 50s vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

Most of the vacations on responsibletravel.com can be booked by people over 50. This over 50's vacations section however is for trips and accommodations that are ideal for over 50's.

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Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England
Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside, from £264 per week (sleeps 2)
Vietnam country tour, tailormade
A 100% tailor made tour of iconic Vietnam, from US $3400 - US $4400 (14 days) ex flights
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf vacation - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £395 - £650 (8 days) ex flights
Thailand vacation, mountains & beaches
A great introduction to Thailand, from US $2830 - US $3040 (19 days) ex flights
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia vacation
Discover stunning remote Laos and the 4,000 islands region, from US $2015 (14 days) ex flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Big 5 game viewing in Sabi Sands & Kruger, from £2395 - £2595 (14 days) ex flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1101 (8 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
Self-guided walking vacations in Catalonia, from £378 - £674 (8 days) ex flights
Whale watching in the Azores
A chance to see the biggest mammal on earth, from £495 - £685 (7 days) ex flights
Iran vacation
Discover the rich culture and famed hospitality of Iran, from £2695 (15 days) ex flights
Troodos Mountains accommodation, Cyprus
Wake up in the country and breath the Troodos mountain air, from £40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling vacation in the Algarve, from €539 - €623 (7 days) ex flights
Peak District self catering cottages, England
Organic hideaway for 2 & wheelchair access cottage for 6, from £270 - £740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Uzbekistan vacation
Meet and experience the life of the rural Uzbeks, from £1757 (14 days) ex flights
Southern Thailand vacation
An 'off-the-beaten-track' vacation in Southern Thailand, from US $1520 (12 days) ex flights
Vegetarian vacations in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from €831 - €1017 (7 days) ex flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided bicycling vacation, France
A great blend of cycling, from €867 - €1017 (7 days) ex flights
Thailand, Vietnam & Laos vacation
Some of Asia’s most remote but spectacular regions, from US $1250 - US $3015 (19 days) ex flights
Horse riding vacation in France
Calm, beautifully behaved horses and idyllic surroundings, from €831 - €921 (7 days) ex flights
New Zealand and islands bird watching cruise
The ultimate wildlife exploration of the Subantartic islands, from US $11000 - US $15000 (17 days) ex flights
The best of Cambodia vacation
Experience essential Cambodia on a unique small group tour, from US $1130 - US $1270 (7 days) ex flights
Central Asia highlights tour
An incredible journey through the heart of Central Asia, from £4795 (27 days) ex flights
India tour, rural India
Experience the beauty of rural India, from £1995 - £2195 (14 days) ex flights
Southern India vacation
India’s mystical deep south, from US $1021 - US $1316 (15 days ) ex flights
Highlights tour to Rajasthan
Explore Rajasthan on a comfortable small group tour., from US $3360 - US $4600 (14 days) ex flights
Highlights of Vietnam vacation
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights., from US $2075 - US $2665 (10 days) ex flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist., from US $2395 - US $3165 (12 days) ex flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from €831 - €921 (7 days) ex flights
Kamchatka wildlife and bird watching cruise, Russia
Cruise one of the most biologically rich parts of the planet, from US $8000 - US $11900 (14 days) ex flights

433 reviews for Over 50s vacations4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Over 50s vacations reviews are from travelers who have booked directly through responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travelers below.

South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
This was a fantastic, very well organized vacation. There was always a lot going on but we saw a lot and learned a lot. All the guides and hosts at the lodges were very knowledgable and passionate about the wildlife and very open to sharing their knowledge and experiences with all of us. (more)Amanda Hathway
It was an amazing experience! Thank to all the staff , the guides and everybody else we had a full, safe contact with the animals in a completely wild environment. My kids came back happy and full of enthusiasm, and they actually learnt a lot, I have now two young wildlife experts! (more)Gaia Bertocci Marsicola
Excellent. The planning and execution of the entire vacation was superb. Everybody involved helped to make this a most memorable experience and we were extremely well looked after at all times. (more)Janet Thomas
From £2395 - £2595 excluding flights
Georgia vacation, tailor made
Memorable parts? Hard to say - it was all wonderful. But probably our time in the High Caucasus Mountains where the wildflowers, scenery, and local people were unforgettable. Tips? Take the Bradt Guide - it's full of great information. Local benefits? Definitely benefited local people. Throughout the tour we travelled with a local guide and 2 local drivers. Hotels and Guest Houses were all locally owned/managed. We ate locally produced food in small restaurants/cafes most... (more)Caroline Gant
From £1390 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
It was the best vacation we have taken in many years. Cadacaue was the loveliest town I have ever seen and the hotel on the beach with the balcony views was equally exquisite. (more)Karen Balter
...for a short trip, this hol was ideal... excellently planned/supported by the tour operator...A feast for the senses. (more)Maime Pearcey
We were sorry when it ended. Steve is a friendly, down to earth operator who gave excellent advice. The instructions were very easy to follow. This certainly rates as an outstanding vacation experience. (more)Pam Dowling
From £378 - £674 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
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
Fantastic! Recommend it to everyone from 8 to 80 years old who love to bike (more)Kristin Rygg
Enjoying the wonderful countryside at our own pace and the accommodation were the best parts of the vacation. We were expecting rustic, what we got were luxurious idylls, perfect to recharge our batteries after the time on the road. (more)Paul Okey
We had a great time. All six of us enjoyed the rides, and think the perspective we enjoyed from the seat of a bike was special. (more)bob sagor
From €539 - €623 excluding flights
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 $2830 - US $3040 excluding flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
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
Most memorable part of this vacation were the swaithes of wild flowers - cowslip, primrose, oxlip, violets, wild garlic. Birdsong in peaceful woodland, sometimes walking for miles without seeing anyone else. (more)John Langley
From €831 - €921 excluding flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Very very good. Derek was very knowledgeable and helpful. Lunches were delicious. (more)Isabel Clare
Walking through Godmersham Park in the footsteps of Jane Austin was the single most memorable aspect. (more)Deborah Rice
Our vacation on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
From £559 excluding flights
Vegetarian vacations in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the vacation...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great vacation in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil vacation rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From €831 - €1017 excluding flights
Horse riding vacation in France
Excellent. This is a fine place to stay! With lovely people and surroundings. The best parts were riding in unknown rural France with horses up country tracks and beneath trees in occasional woodland. Meeting other riders and brushing up my French whilst the instructor brushed up my riding skills! (more)Liz Beaven
Tips for other travelers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
From €831 - €921 excluding flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided bicycling vacation, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The vacation lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this vacation to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
From €867 - €1017 excluding flights
Adventure vacation to Sri Lanka
The walk up the Sigiriya rock was breath taking! We made our way up at dawn, had the whole place to ourselves and got to the top for breakfast with an amazing view! (more)Chiara Talamonti
Getting face to face with wild elephants, meeting the locals and enjoying the food were the most memorable parts of this vacation (more)Gillian Eborn
Fantastic. The people, the places and the experiences made this one of the most memorable vacations I have had. The excellent guide, Ruwan, and my fellow travelers helped to make the experiences fun. (more)Kelly Geoghegan
From US $1440 - US $1883 excluding flights
Sri Lanka vacation, island explorer
Most memorable was the variety of landscape in Sri Lanka, the cave temple at Damballa, the train journey from Kandy, the views from Ella, the night stay in the tree house camp in Yala national park and seeing leopards, elephants and beautiful birds on safari in the park. (more)Barbara Essam
We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Sri Lanka and the tour aspect was well organised. We particularly enjoyed the variety of activities and accommodation. Best bits were the trip to the rock fortress and Yala where we saw leopards and a big black bear which apparently was very rare. (more)jude parsons
From US $2400 excluding flights
Southern India vacation
The most memorable parts were...The walk in the jungle, the Serpent temple, the tea plantations are stunning. (more)Simona Perlasca
The tour provided much work for local people and the guide always made a point of telling us where we could benefit the individual Indian people rather than the large companies. (more)Paul Crew
Excellent. Our tour guide, Avdhesh, was superb and for a vacation in India this was an almost unbelievably stress free experience. For us it was the first time we've travelled in an organised group rather than on our own, and we covered so much more than we could ever manage without being guided. (more)Neil Smith
From US $1021 - US $1316 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent vacation,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £844 excluding flights
Wolf spotting in France
This was an outstanding opportunity to walk in an imposing place, and experience something completely different as a family. We were extremely well catered for in every way, from the expertise of our guide to the fantastic and plentiful food, and the location and quality of our accommodation. Not many vacation experiences could come close. Wonderful! (more)Sophie Tyrrell
It was an extremely enjoyable week. Liz and Mel were great hosts - good company, and could not have been kinder or more happy to help. The accommodation is great, the food super and the location stunning. (more)Carole Thomas
From £395 - £650 excluding flights
Cambodia & Thailand vacation
Angor Wat temple is beautiful. It was amazing to see that almost one thousand year building in such a good shape. (more)Iwona Warszawska
The whole trip was brilliantly planned as we traversed through Cambodia, to a Thai Island, then to Bangkok without any hiccups anywhere. (more)Greg Bartlett
A few memorable moments are the temples at Angkor which revealed something new each day, the somewhat sobering experience of Tuol Sleng. (more)Michael Robinson
From US $2050 - US $2500 excluding flights
Southern Thailand vacation
A great break, a brilliantly organised vacation, the tour guide OH really made it what it was, his in depth knowledge and enthusiasm for Thailand really made a difference. The train journey down to Nikon si thammarat was great... waking up in the morning and opening the window to a whole new world, as the train travelled through the rainforest was truly spectacular, it really made the experience real, much better than a boring aeroplane ! (more)Amy Lance
We enjoyed the vacation overall and the last few days on the island were a welcome break after previous exertions! (more)Sue Hewson
The most memorable parts were the nature/countryside, trekking and climbing, the waterfalls. (more)Debbie Hughes
From US $1520 excluding flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
The most memorable part was cycling round tiny villages in the French countryside past fields of sunflowers, stopping off for some well earned coffee and pastries along the way! (more)Katy Fifield
This place is perfect for your French vacation: lots of things to do locally, excellent location for day trips to the loire valley attractions, soooo relaxing if you don't want to do anything at all! (more)Laura Taglioni
From €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Cambodia vacations, including Angkor
Fantastic window into cambodia. we needed a few days on a thai beach to assimilate it all. (more)Anna Bradley
So many things were amazing. Seeing the sun rise at Angkor Wat, trekking in the Kulen mountains and camping overnight at the monastery at the top. My daughter would say it was riding on an elephant, something she has always wanted to do. (more)Janet Potts
Rather to my surprise, given that I went solely to see Angkor, the most memorable part was probably eating real food in local Cambodian eating places...I would rate is as well constructed and well led - and well enjoyed. What more could I have wanted? It was perfect. (more)C Beels
From US $1425 - US $1500 excluding flights
Indochina vacation adventure
Memorable parts? Treking through the jungle and then meeting a hill tribe in Laos - drinking local whisky with the "chief." Meeting other lowland tribes in Laos. These visits gave us an appreciation of how people live (very different to our own lives!) A day sailing down the Ou river into the Mekong river and another day sailing down the Sangker river in Cambodia. Visit to the Golden Triangle and a very enjoyable stay in Luang Prabang. Eating with fellow travelers, enabling us to sample... (more)Joyce Godfrey
From US $2080 - US $2420 excluding flights
Troodos Mountains accommodation, Cyprus
Just wonderful...The lodge is the most perfect place to stay when exploring the local area. It is clean and well equipped with lovely courtyard. (more)Carrie Howell
Excellent - I had a thoroughly relaxing time (more)Elayne Jackson
Very enjoyable...Cycling in the Troodos mountains was the most memorable part (more)Jean Wall
From £40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England
Although it was a short break, we thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay and felt refreshed both physically and psychologically for it. (more)Carolyn Moore
The cabin was beautifully constructed and we enjoyed a very relaxing time in an interesting part of the country. (more)Bob Simmonds
Most memorable? The building itself that we stayed in - a straw bale cabin. I'd never even heard of such constructions before and so I was intrigued at the prospect. I loved its comfort, location and overall kookiness. (more)Damian Slee
From £264 per week (sleeps 2)
Kashmir small group vacation, India
Memorable parts? The dramatic mountain scenery on the pass from Leh over to the Nubra valley. And the lakes at Srinagar. Tips? Be prepared for different temperatures and aware of the effect of the high altitude on your wellbeing. Local benefits? Yes with the tour's use of local guides, drivers etc and the responsible attitude to ensuring that no debris was left behind on any sites. Overall rating? This was a trip of a lifetime for me as I had wanted to visit this area... (more)Irene Nicoll
From £2395 including domestic flights only
Angkor Wat tour
Memorable parts? First sight on Angkor Wat before sunrise, silhouetted against a dark sky. Tips? Bring sunscreen! Local benefits? We had a great local guide, but I was concerned about the impact of our big, air-conditioned bus & noisy diesel longtail boat during the trip up Tonle Sap. I'd like to know more about how money from tourism actually infiltrates the local economy. I'm concerned that tourism is creating a dependent, vassal class of native servants & merchants. (more)Diane Pittman
From US $1040 - US $1295 including domestic flights only
Indochina overland tour, Saigon to Angkor
Joining crowds of people and the sense of anticipation felt when waiting for the sunrise over Ankor Wat. Being taught to create and cook my own wrap was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)Sara Page
The sampan ride through the jungle at Xe Quit and coffee in the floating market in Vietnam were the most memorable parts of the vacation. (more)Yvette Etcell
Most memorable were Angkor Wat and the other temples around Siem Reap. Home Stay near Vinh Long. (more)Graham Dalby
From US $2400 excluding flights
Cambodia photography vacation
I am pleased to say that sunrise at Angkor Wat was as spine tingling as I had hoped...Without exaggeration, this trip has caused me to rethink my photography as well as my vacations in general. (more)Phillip Edwards
The most memorable part was making our way to Angkor Wat early morning ...As the sky gradually lit up we were able to pick out the shape of Angkor Wat and focused our cameras as the sky gradually lit up - very exciting. (more)Peggy Mckenzie
Definitely would recommend it if you have any interest in photography and local culture/ people (more)Sharon Brayley
From US $1450 - US $2300 excluding flights
Photography tour in Laos & Thailand
Memorable parts? Almost too many to recount! The rice terraces at sunset and dawn, the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Stone Forest, the lake and mountains and pagodas at Dali, the Jade Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, Shangri-La, the markets and ethnic minorities.... Tips? Take some dollars, go (unlike locals) between Nov and April - we had superb weather; take some warm clothing for the Tibetan plateau; take plenty of film/memory cards! Local benefits? Very much so. We... (more)John deason
From US $1580 excluding flights
Horse trekking vacation in Mongolia
Memorable parts? On the day that we rode to the reindeer people, we went up, and down, a mountain covered with the most delicate pine trees, and the forest floor was carpeted with flowers. The silence was absolute, the ground muddy and boggy, with tree roots and loose stones everywhere. The horses didn't put a foot wrong, and the wonderful pack horses amazingly wound their way between the trees without once bumping their enormous packs. It was like being in Fairyland. Tips? Take... (more)Sally Frohlich
From £2545 including domestic flights only
Uzbekistan Silk Road tour
Memorable parts? Visit to desert fortresses north of Urgench. Tips? Relax and enjoy the people and country but make sure your drivers and guides understand your itinerary and interests. Local benefits? Yes although one does wonder about the use of cars in certain environments. Overall rating? Excellent! (more)John Bird
From £1395 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
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Very enjoyable
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It was OK
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A bit disappointing really
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