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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Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from 1999 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling vacation in the Algarve, from 539 - 623 (7 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from US $1450 - US $1485 (8 days) ex flights
Luberon self guided walking vacation in Provence, France
Luberon: hilly heart of Provence., from 495 (7 days) ex flights
Archaeology vacation in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from 1150 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos vacation cruise options
A variety of Galapagos cruises, from 1970 - 3143 (8 days) ex flights
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
Small group holiday to Burma
South East Asia as it used to be, from US $2585 - US $2920 (12 days) ex flights
Croatia self drive vacation
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 850 - 1250 (15 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway vacation
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 985 - 1050 (8 days) ex flights
Transylvania vacation accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from 36 - 49 per person per night
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from US $2710 - US $3380 (15 days) ex flights
Western Cuba small group tour
Discover the highlights of western Cuba in style, from 2268 - 2598 (12 days) inc UK flights
Whale watching in the Azores
A chance to see the biggest mammal on earth, from 495 - 685 (7 days) ex flights
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
A unique cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides, from 1995 (7 days) ex flights
Japan golden route vacation
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from US $2057 (10 days) ex flights
Algarve vacation accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from 40 - 190 per accommodation per night
Troodos Mountains accommodation, Cyprus
Wake up in the country and breath the Troodos mountain air, from 40 per apartment per night (sleeps 2)
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)
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants., from 390 per week (sleeps 2)
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from 3528 - 3928 (14 days) inc UK flights
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)
Self guided walking vacation in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from 831 - 921 (7 days) ex flights
Georgia vacation, tailor made
Mountain churches, ancient monasteries and Soviet Imperialism, from 1390 (9 days) ex flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from 1155 - 1181 (8 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
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
Tailor made self-drive vacation in stunning Costa Rica, from 1950 - 2060 (17 days) ex flights
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia
Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia, from 3998 - 4368 (21 days) inc UK flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from 65 - 110 per room per night

866 reviews for Over 50s vacations4 star overall rating

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South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
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
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
From 2395 - 2725 excluding flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
Excellent. The guides, accommodation, food, wildlife was better than I had expected...our guides were all local and very good at their job. (more)Sam Taylor
The wildlife was just awesome! Even more amazing than we'd expected! The crew were fantastic - really friendly and welcoming and the guides were exceptional. (more)Christine Ennew
Most memorable was swimming with sea lions, but actually it was all brilliant. (more)Bryn Parry
From 1999 excluding flights
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
Memorable parts? We were a small and delightful group of 6 travelers and 4 crew, including the skipper and a fabulous chef. We all got to know one another very well. The boat was cozy and comfortable, the landscapes and cloudscapes, sublime; and the day trips and hikes, especially our visit to Iona and its sacred and ancient abbey were vitamin C for the spirit. Tips? Bring waterproof clothing and shoes. One day the water was rough and the wind was very strong. Those of us who... (more)Patricia Knowles
From 1995 excluding flights
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best vacations I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
A very special week filled with many memorable moments, that will always be cherished (more)Yvonne Stark
From 1000 - 1100 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 - 1181 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
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
The most memorable parts are hard to choose between the wonder of Shwedeagon Pagoda with all it's glittering gold, river journey down the Ayeyarrwady and first sight of Bagan, then cycling around it, relaxing time on Inle Lake, and visiting the botanic gardens in Pyin U-Lwin and the hills of Kalaw. (more)Janet Sutherland
From US $2585 - US $2920 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
First class!!....Owners of the property helped us plan wonderful cycling trips in the area through majestic woodland, gorgeous beaches, unspoilt villages and great restaurants. Also wonderful breakfasts. (more)kath Ferguson
We thoroughly enjoyed our break in a great place where Aasta and James were super supportive and helpful hosts. (more)Martin Ruddock
10 out of 10. Perfect for relaxing....Without doubt our most memorable part has to be James and Aastas care of and help to their guests. Their expertise of all things local, historical places, restaurants, walks is second to none (more)Patricia Brenchley
From 65 - 110 per room per night
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
The hotel was really lovely with a warm and attentive atmosphere and very good simple food. Our Guide was very special and without her we would not have seen or understood the beautiful areas in which we walked, the area is outstanding and it was a very nice group. (more)Therese Moore
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
Met/exceeded expectations....Hiking in the hail storms with high winds. Views of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting Pompeii and Hurculaneum. (more)Terry Manon
From US $1450 - US $1485 excluding flights
Croatia self drive vacation
Your company was fantastic. Everything falling into place . Pick up, hotels, car arrangements , the whole works. Will recommend you to all my friends . Well done. (more)Kenneth Vaithilingam
9 out of 10 ( rain for a few days cost one point!) (more)Roger GoodlIff
Overall rating? very highly and everything was expertly organised (more)Alan Paton
From 850 - 1250 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 985 - 1050 excluding flights
Japan golden route vacation
Memorable parts? We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. Tips? 6 hour day tour of Tokyo was a bit stressful for seniors, in the amount of stairs and walking particularly between subways. The guide could have given us more options for traveling. Two tour guides to Geisha district were poor and overly talkative The tour and experience was great. The two tour guides in Tokyo and daytime Kyoto were... (more)Howard Rosenthal
From US $2057 excluding flights
Archaeology vacation in Greece
We will have lasting memories of the wonderful ancient sites, beautiful villages and towns, fantastic food and the friendly people of this diverse and attractive region (more)Andrew Douglas
Walking on tracks that were not tourist tracks was the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)Louis Mcmanus
Great! It enabled us to feel we were really gaining some insights into the country and the people. (more)Joanne Deller
From 1150 excluding flights
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
It was all memorable but probably the two things which stand out were the tour to Torteguero and the one day trip to the Corcavado national park from Uvita. (more)Margaret Everall
We had a great vacation...the eco lodge was amazing with a spectacular view, a private beach, surrounded by rainforest and beautiful gardens full of tropical birds like Toucans and Colibris, and a fantastic restaurant with delicious fresh pure food!! (more)Kim Jans
The most memorable part of the vacation was rafting to Pacuare Lodge and then rafting out again 2 days later. 28km of rafting in all...It was an excellent vacation with a great mix of nature, conservation and thrills. (more)Christine McCormack
From 1950 - 2060 excluding flights
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
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
Great!...Sri Lankean nature and food were just amazing. The chefs are real professionals! (more)Heli Aru
The elephant safari, or swimming in the Indian Ocean at sunset were the most memorable parts of the vacation (more)Emma Coleman
From 1755 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 $1810 - US $2340 including domestic flights only
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
An inspiring vacation from the places visited to the better understanding of Croatian history...The most memorable part was learning from our hostess and guides the impact of the Homeland War. The most exciting was the trip to Mljet. (more)William Laubenstein
We loved it. The walking was relaxed and you could really walk as much or as little as you wanted. By the end of our week, when it was getting quite hot in the afternoon we just sat under an olive tree in the garden, ate a picnic, read a book and watched the yachts go by. Lovely (more)Liz Pritchard
A well balanced interesting trip with fantastic scenery, history, wonderful people, excellent food and a good mix of countryside and city options. (more)sandra pullen
From 485 - 630 excluding flights
Galapagos vacation cruise options
Really there are no words to express how wonderful my vacation was. You have to experience it yourself to appreciate it...the most exciting part was seeing the animals on the Galapagos & swimming with the sea turtles. (more)Sy Schwartz
The most memorable part was swimming with sealions and turtles in the Galapagos. (more)Elaine Edmondson
From 1970 - 3143 excluding flights
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
Transylvania vacation accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable vacation in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
From 36 - 49 per person per night
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
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Perfect..the best part was driving on the beautiful country roads. (more)Eve Piggott
It was all great: peace and quiet, made to feel welcome but left alone when you wanted privacy. The local market was crammed with excellent local produce. Local wildlife, stargazing, scenery. (more)Richard Needham
Absolutely excellent. The property was well kept but traditional and quirky too. (more)Suzi Staden
From 390 per week (sleeps 2)
Sailing in Croatia
The most memorable part of the vacation - Sitting on the boat in the sun, under sail, with no noise other than the waves! (more)Sonia Reynolds
Having drinks on the boat one evening with the boat under full sail with the sun setting was the most memorable part of the vacation (more)David Dunhill
The vacation was so much better than I expected...It was all so wonderful, stunning views, fantastic food and great activities but I think the real highlight was seeing the pods of dolphins play near our boat. (more)Debbie Maitland
From 620 - 869 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
Romania vacation, Discover Romania
Really enjoyable and the people we met were most welcoming and the company's owner very helpful (more)David Elsey
There were 3 distinct parts to the vacation - first the Saxon Villages & Churches in Transylvania (staying in Viscri was a highlight), then to beautiful Maramures with the wooden Churches (Popica Farm was another memorable place to stay) & finally to Bucovina with its stunning painted monasteries. (more)Caroline Bott
From 1020 - 1385 excluding flights
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
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 831 - 921 excluding flights
Tanzania vacations, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
Way better than I ever could have imagined. I will be going again! (more)Carole Artis
Absolutely amazing. The most memorable vacation ever. (more)Michael Moulsley
Interesting, exciting, very comfortable! We would like to recommend everyone! ! (more)elena grosso
From 1650 excluding flights
Lycian way walking holiday
Just amazing and everyone should do this trip!! We arrived home early hours this morning, tired and in love with Turkey. (more)Chris Smith
Superb....The finale - arriving at the ruins of SIDYMA was the most memorable part (more)Geoffrey Crill
From 450 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
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 $2200 - US $2400 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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