Over 50s vacations. Tours & vacations in 2016 & 2017

These over 50’s vacations are ideal for travelers who still have a sense of adventure and discovery. From safaris in Namibia to vacation accommodation in Transylvania, these vacations are specially tailored to meet the physical, spiritual and cultural needs of more discerning adventurers whilst providing a truly unforgettable vacation experience.
Scotland by railway vacation
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £1000 - £1080 (8 days) ex flights
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf vacation - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £415 - £680 (5 days) ex flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants, from £399 per week (sleeps 2)
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia
Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia, from £3208 (21 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from US $1355 - US $1475 (8 days) ex 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)
Archaeology vacation in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from €990 (8 days) ex flights
Japan golden route vacation
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from US $2340 (10 days) ex flights
Portugal cycling vacations, self guided
Tranquility cycling vacations, from €549 - €598 (8 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
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
A unique cruise to the Isle of Skye and the Inner Hebrides, from £2095 (7 days) ex flights
Luberon self guided walking vacation in Provence, France
Luberon: hilly heart of Provence, from €725 (7 days) ex flights
Algarve vacation accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from US $3905 - US $4245 (16 days) ex flights
Sailing in Croatia
A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise, from €620 - €790 (5 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from £2418 - £2578 (14 days) ex flights
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days
Award winning safari in South Africa, from £2250 - £2850 (14 days) ex flights
Whale watching in the Azores
A chance to see the biggest mammal on earth, from £495 - £685 (7 days) ex flights
Galapagos vacations, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from US $4505 - US $4675 (11 days) ex flights
Western Cuba small group tour
Discover the highlights of western Cuba in style, from £1672 - £1816 (12 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)
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1190 - €1240 (7 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from £2500 - £5000 (8 days) ex flights
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling vacation in the Algarve, from €539 - €623 (7 days) ex flights
Transylvania vacation accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
Tailor made vacations to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Patagonia luxury adventure vacation
Luxury hotels and adventure in Patagonia, from US $4393 (11 days) ex flights
Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia
The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, from US $3000 (21 days) ex flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from £1070 - £1099 (8 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from US $2765 - US $3395 (15 days) ex flights

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Mekong Adventure in Laos & Cambodia
Memorable parts? Every day was something different, we walked through jungle; rode elephants; explored caves and sailed in wooden boats, sometimes we used a wooden plank, sometimes we were knee deep in the river! We saw amazing temples and wooden huts that the locals lived in, we saw how people lived and how they dried peppers in their satellite dishes! There were sad parts too, understanding the legacy of the Vietnam war, unexploded bombs everywhere and maimed people. However, the people... (more)Colin Smith
From US $3000 excluding flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Memorable parts? The whole of our vacation was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery and wildlife. The only fault, we wished it didn't have to end! Tips? Don't forget your binoculars. Sensible shoes and a waterproof for when up on deck and the weather damp. Local benefits? I am not sure about these things as we didn't buy any... (more)julie Clease
From £1866 - £2095 excluding flights
Skye and the Inner Hebrides cruise, Scotland
The crew were marvellous, and nothing was too much trouble, with a number of elderly passengers on our cruise, all was taken in their stride. (more)Gerald Peppiatt
We were a small and delightful group. 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. (more)Patricia Knowles
From £2095 excluding flights
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Walking in the hills above Amalfi was very special, and it was lovely seeing some of the little villages tourists generally don't visit. (more)Helen Rankin
It was amazing. June and Aubrey are welcoming, knowledgeable and experienced. They made the vacation a truly memorable experience. Nothing was too much trouble. (more)Hannah Wilson
From £1070 - £1099 excluding flights
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
This is foodie heaven. The cooking classes were fabulous came back with a lot of good ideas. This is vacation is run by a local couple on their own organic smallholding. As far as possible food is sourced from their own vegetable garden or local farmers and the vine from local vineyards. (more)Annette Chapman
The cookery course was fun and we made tasty but not too fiddly food, so what you learn you can put to use when you return home. (more)nicola cosgrove
They were the perfect hosts! They always catered for our every need and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to book this vacation again! (more)Joanne Anagnostu
From €1190 - €1240 excluding flights
Archaeology vacation in Greece
Loved traveling with the guides--they treated us like family. (more)Brynnen Ford
Most memorable for me, I would probably just go for the trip to Mycenae, as it had been a long-held wish to go there, and it didn't disappoint! (more)Neil Holt
This was about the best vacation I have ever been on; with excellent licensed guides informing us of the archaeology in the historical Peloponnese and in Athens. (more)Alan Wallis
From €990 excluding flights
South Africa safari vacation, 14 days
If you are looking for a first class small group safari experience which has the added benefits of a more hands approach to the wild life and conservation, culture, and people of South Africa and all at a reasonable cost, this is the ideal package. (more)Adele Struyck-Ismay
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
Most memorable for me is was a great encounter with bush baby jumping around on the track and in the bushes. For my husband it was the lions making a buffalo kill right in front of our jeep. For both of us it was seeing the white lions at Umlani. (more)Richard Palmer
From £2250 - £2850 excluding flights
Garden Route vacation, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the vacation, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 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 £2500 - £5000 excluding flights
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
I'd go back tomorrow ! Loved it. (more)Stan Deboehmler
Great trip, great guide and solid tour company - the vacation provider was top notch and I would not hesitate to use them again. (more)Bill Dinner
Aside from the wonderful wildlife that we saw with the help of our driver/guide, we'll have good memories of the friendliness and warmth of the Sri Lankans we met. (more)Janet Halliday
From £1755 including UK flights
Sailing in Croatia
The highlight of our month in Europe. Worth every cent, or should I say Kuna. 10+/10 (more)Ingrid Sloan
Excellent. Would definitely recommend it. Loved the small villages, cycling and trying the SUP. The catamaran and crew were fantastic. (more)Monique Linder
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
From €620 - €790 excluding flights
Self guided walking vacation in France
Excellent. Can't say I feel reborn as the muscles still ache a bit - but certainly refreshed with a smile on our faces. (more)Corynne Cooper
The beautiful countryside waiting to be explore everyday, and returning back to an amazing 4 course meal every evening. A lovely combination. All enjoyed at my own pace. (more)Rosemary Henderson
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
From €873 - €967 excluding flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Memorable parts? History and culture. I enjoyed the amazing hotels we stayed in that were beautiful locations and historical. Tips? Due to distance between locations, ensure there are two nights at every hotel. There is significant time spent driving (in a car) between each location. If flying from Delhi during December / January be aware of fog delaying / cancelling flights. Local benefits? We visited local communities (e.g. Bishnoi, Samode) but not sure how it benefitted... (more)Tracey Warren
From £1650 excluding flights
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
Algarve vacation accommodation
Allow yourself time to just hang-out at the quinta. It's so relaxing and there are plenty of places to sit/lie while reading yet another good book. A true possibility to stop life for a bit. (more)Kerstin Lindley-Jones
We spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. (more)Jayne Ross
100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. (more)Patricia Brenchley
From €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Spain
The village and the walks among the hills provided a great sense of adventure for two elderly people who hadn't expected to be able to enjoy so much sun and exercise. (more)Tricia Evans
Great experience meeting local people. Rated fantastic. (more)Eurwyn Owen
The vacation was truly relaxing with good accommodation and great hosts. Great local food (Tapas mainly) at remarkably low prices and friendly, welcoming local people. (more)Lionel Patterson
From £399 per week (sleeps 2)
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
Excellent! (more)Andy Jackson
Superb! As it was predominantly a walking vacation our impact on the environment was reduced. We also supported several local businesses, putting something back into the economy. (more)Barry Williams
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
From US $1355 - US $1475 excluding flights
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
Great, very well organized, good maps, well-considered route. (more)Richard Scott
It was all just wonderful. Great weather, great food, great scenery, great accommodation. The organising of it was first class. (more)Debbie Merrick
10 out of 10. We could not fault any part of the vacation. The rides were routed through beautiful landscapes, visiting interesting villages and all felt very safe. The accommodation was clean, friendly and in wonderful locations. The personal service provided was great which meant that the vacation met our needs perfectly without any worry at all. (more)Sally Forster
From €539 - €623 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
This is a vacation of memories to last. Enchanting gentle people, beautiful countryside, amazing temples, vibrant markets,crafts and long past building and agricultural practises. (more)Jane Craggs
We wholeheartedly recommend how this trip enabled us to have the privilege of 'being in at the roots'. (more)Lesley Sage
Best bits: Drinking green tea with the lotus weavers on Lake Inle? Lovely women. Just the friendliness of the Burmese people everywhere, I suppose. (more)Corinne Male
From US $2725 excluding flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
It exceeded our expectations! We loved it. The walking was a great way to engage with the countryside and view local life. (more)Jan Horton
Enjoying Croatia its culture, people and its natural beauty. I had an absolute ball and everything went to plan! (more)Bryan Rowsthorne
Fabulous break. I would definitely have given it 4 stars, were it not for the points mentioned in number 2 (around things being closed in Mijet and Sipan being a bit underwhelming!). The operator however was truly fabulous. Absolutely 100% organised and hassle free; driven from a to b every time with an on-time and friendly driver, all tickets sorted in advance, absolutely everything sorted and smooth. Brilliant company, and a great vacation. I wish I could be back there now! (more)Stephanie Fisher
From €485 - €630 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
The vacation more than lived up to our hopes. (more)Daryl Tingley
Excellent walking, high standard accommodation. Very well organised by Steve and Maria. Very good route notes. (more)Andrew Hollas
The awesome coastal and inland scenery, the beautifully clear sea and the wildlife combined to make every day really interesting. (more)Peter Cheetham
From €665 - €792 excluding flights
Scotland by railway vacation
Excellent. We loved everything about it except that it was over too soon! (more)Carol Evans
Excellent. Accommodations, hosts, meals, and travel arrangements all exceeded our expectations. (more)Kathy McLeod
Excellent ... so easy, comfortable and enjoyable. (more)Dimity Lawrence
From £1000 - £1080 excluding flights
Japan golden route vacation
Excellent and good value for money (more)Allison Krill
Excellent. We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. (more)Howard Rosenthal
From US $2340 excluding flights
Trekking holiday in Cuba
Memorable parts? Certainly interesting was the venture to see Castro's headquarters in Alta Naranjo. Tips? Ask cost of tour before accepting offered tours. The city tour of Holquin, was more expensive than I would have thought. It was not clear to me when we were dropped off, that it was/ was not included in our payments. Also, I definitely think the trek should be condensed into 2 days in the park and not 3. When we were there we met a large UK group who did it in 2 days, and... (more)Christina Parsons
From £275 - £555 excluding flights
Ecuador vacation, Quito & the Galapagos
Memorable parts? Swimming with sea-lions in the Galapagos. Tips? Don't delay! There wasn't anything I could fault. Local benefits? Yes - local guides were used in each city and also for the boat crew. The boat was classified as an eco-catamaran. Overall rating? Excellent. Very sad to have had to leave. (more)Sarah Hext
From £2200 excluding flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... traveling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From US $3905 - US $4245 excluding flights
Lycian way walking holiday
As a first-time tour attendee, I was unsure about walking as part of a group, but I found that the whole experience totally enjoyable. The group was cohesive and fun and we learned so much about Turkey and the region. I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys walking in beautiful coastal countryside. (more)Gina Goble
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 £460 excluding flights
Tanzania vacations, Selous, Zanzibar & the coast
It's actually pretty hard to describe this trip in a few words - it was truly magical and inspirational! (more)Nina Szewczak
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
From £1895 excluding flights
Self drive vacation in Costa Rica
Amazing. A learning experience that was exciting and fun every day. (more)Sarah Lewis
Fantastic vacation and a slice of paradise! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! (more)Charles Czajkowski
I think the most memorable for the adults was staying on the Osa Peninsula which was perfect in every imaginable way for us. The kids liked that too but would say that learning to surf in Uvita or white-water rafting were most memorable. (more)Anne Tutt
From £1950 - £2060 excluding flights
Horse trekking vacation in Mongolia
It was a marvelous adventure with a good mix of environments. The views across the plains were spectacular. So was riding along the rivers and lake-side. (more)Andy Williams
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...It was like being in Fairyland. (more)Sally Frohlich
From £2645 including domestic flights only

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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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