Over 50s vacations and tours, 2015 and 2016

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.

All our over 50's vacations are provided by operators committed to supporting local people & the environment.
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia vacation
Discover stunning remote Laos and the 4,000 islands region, from US $1900 (14 days) ex flights
Western Cuba small group tour
Discover the highlights of western Cuba in style, from 2268 - 2698 (12 days) inc UK flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from 75 - 107 per room per night
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from 3228 - 3728 (14 days) inc UK flights
Vietnam country tour, tailormade
A 100% tailor made tour of iconic Vietnam, from US $3400 - US $4400 (14 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from US $4275 - US $4465 (16 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
Tailor made vacations to Sri Lanka, from 1755 (15 days) inc UK flights
Umbria cooking vacation, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from 990 - 1200 (7 days) ex flights
Croatian coast walking tours, self guided
Self guided walking tour on the sunny Croatian coast, from 485 - 630 (7 days) ex flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from 587 (6 days) ex flights
Galapagos cruise options, tailor made
The greatest wildlife experiences tailor made, from 2155 (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
Whale watching in the Azores
A chance to see the biggest mammal on earth, from 495 - 685 (7 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
Sailing in Croatia
A multi-activity adventure sailing cruise, from 620 - 790 (5 days) ex flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
Self-guided walking vacations in Catalonia, from 378 - 674 (8 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
Small group adventure vacation to Patagonia
Explore the spectacular wilderness and mountains of Patagonia, from 3978 - 4288 (21 days) inc UK flights
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf vacation - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from 650 (8 days) ex flights
Galapagos vacations, Ecuador
A First Class wildlife cruise around the 'Enchanted Isles', from US $5060 - US $5725 (11 days) ex flights
Cycling vacation in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling vacation in the Algarve, from 539 - 623 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia self drive vacation
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 750 - 1150 (15 days) ex flights
Galapagos vacation cruise options
A variety of Galapagos cruises, from 1970 - 3143 (8 days) ex flights
Archaeology vacation in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from 980 (8 days) ex flights
Luberon self guided walking vacation in Provence, France
Luberon: hilly heart of Provence, from 725 (7 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife vacation
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from US $2945 - US $3340 (15 days) ex flights
Japan golden route vacation
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from US $2048 (10 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway vacation
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from 1000 - 1065 (8 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Upgraded for 2015 ! Small group safaris, 2 to 6 persons max, from 2395 - 2795 (14 days) ex flights
Patagonia luxury adventure vacation
Luxury hotels and adventure in Patagonia, from US $3735 (11 days) ex flights

797 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.

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
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
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
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
Sri Lanka vacations, tailor made
We really got to see the local view of life traveling on our own, very modern vehicle and used local cafes, services and attractions when possible. Safaris fund conservation.The whole tour was superb. From meeting our guide at the airport to our day of departure we enjoyed every new experience. We were helped every step of the way by Upul, our excellent Guide. (more)Derek Putnam
First and foremost, it has to be said that Sri Lanka did not disappoint us in any way! We were always greeted with warmth waves and smiles! It has to be one of the friendliest countries I've visited and it was for the most part very clean. (more)Lori Keating
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
From 1755 including UK 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 990 - 1200 excluding flights
Archaeology vacation in Greece
The most memorable moments were unexpected. Our driver / guide took us up into the mountains to one of his favourite sites, ancient Orchomenos, where we stood in the lonely excavated theatre, just the five of us, with the majestic hills as the most perfect backdrop. Timeless! (more)Chris Thompson
This was a wonderful vacation: friendly staff; excellent accommodation; knowledgeable and friendly tour guides; and an excellent, extremely interesting itinerary. (more)Genevieve Morris
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
From 980 excluding flights
Croatia self drive vacation
The visit to Plitvisc lakes and falls were absolutely spectacular...Overall it was a very interesting experience and well worth it. Croatia is a beautiful country with plenty of natural sights. (more)Graham Emblen
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
From 750 - 1150 excluding flights
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 - 2795 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 2155 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
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
Fantastic! I have already recommended it to friends. We loved the freedom of doing a self- guided trip as a couple in the beautiful countryside. (more)Adriana Moore
From 539 - 623 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking vacations, Spain
I loved the walk along the rocky coast from secluded beach to secluded beach. Seeing nesting storks in the Aiguamolls national park was a highlight too! (more)Gabrielle Lorenz
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
There were so many best bits it is hard to choose just one!! Perhaps one dramatic landscape after another, or was it the amazing food, or the super friendly people, or the lovely accommodations? (more)Debra Efroymson
From 378 - 674 excluding flights
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 - 790 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
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
Amalfi Coast walking vacation, Italy
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
Very good. We has a great time and came back fitter than we were! (more)janet fung
From US $1575 - US $1670 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Don't hesitate - just go! The operator are an independent company who care that you get the best vacation possible. And they are small enough to make sure you see some of the top sights, but also get you in to see off the beaten track places. (more)Helen White
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
From US $2585 - US $2725 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
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
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 $2048 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
Nepal trekking vacation, Annapurna Circuit
Memorable parts? Reaching the Thoronga La pass at day break and celebrating with our group and those people we had met along the trail. Tips? Prepare prepare prepare. Take the right equipment. Local benefits? Yes. Overall rating? One of the best adventure vacations I have taken. (more)Will Copeland
From US $1265 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
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 $4275 - US $4465 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 460 excluding flights
Cuba tours
It was the best vacation we ever had. Our family and friends asked us a lot, but we couldn't explain by pictures and words what we felt during this awesome trip. We simply fell in love with the people and the landscapes. (more)Linda Kisa
We had a truly amazing time in Cuba and loved the country. Would definitely recommend a trip to Cuba. (more)Natasha Perry
We were absolutely enchanted by Habana, the stately old streets and buildings, some of them crumbling, everywhere pulsing with energy and life and music, music, music; we even found the street hustlers entertaining once we got used to them...One of the best vacations ever! (more)Kathleen Arrington
From 920 excluding flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family vacation with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family vacation, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
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
From 550 - 700 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire, England
If you want to relax, this ticked all the boxes. We came back refreshed and fully benefitting from our week away. (more)jayne ellis
We had a nice, quiet break at the straw bale cabin. The cabin was well equipped with cooking ingredients, utensils, crockery etc so we were able to spend time preparing nice meals before curling up and reading or listening to our little radio. With the veranda, pond , apple trees, allotment and surrounding farm land we felt close to nature. (more)Michele Rogers
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
From 264 per week (sleeps 2)

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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
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A bit disappointing really
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