Family holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

With 1397 family holidays in our collection, there is something to suit all the family’s travel tastes. If your family holiday time is about chilling out, enjoy a gorgeous villa in Europe. If it’s adrenalin you seek, there's the chance to learn new water sports together at family friendly hotels in the Mediterranean or you’ll find adventurous safaris in Africa. For beach-loving families, the sparkling Andaman beaches of Thailand could be just the ticket.
Catalan Pyrenees family activity holiday
Adrenalin filled Catalan adventure., from £840 (8 days) inc UK flights
Lapland family winter adventure holiday
A fabulous winter holiday in Finnish Lapland, from £1695 (7 days) inc UK flights
Peru family adventure holiday
Peru Family Adventure activity holiday, from £1051 - £1150 (8 days) ex flights
Iceland family holiday
Refreshing summer holiday to explore Iceland's rugged beauty, from £1669 - £1829 (7 days ) inc UK flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €599 (8 days) ex flights
Canada family adventure holiday
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from £1169 - £1289 (10 days) ex flights
Family holiday to India, sightseeing and safari
, from £1295 - £1385 (11 days ) inc UK flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Algarve holiday accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
Exciting family holiday in Jordan
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Jordan, from £970 - £990 (9 days) ex flights
Family teenager holiday in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from £2589 - £2799 (15 days ) inc UK flights
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland
Winter cottage holidays, Finnish Lapland., from £1795 (6 days) inc UK flights
Kerala family activity holiday, India
Discover lush green forests & magical Kerala backwaters, from £840 (15 days) ex flights
Cuba family holiday
Friendly island of Cuba, from £1729 - £1854 (12 days ) inc UK flights
Family holiday in Thailand
A private family adventure you'll be talking about for years, from £1200 - £1900 (15 days) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Life enhancing family adventure w/ yoga in the French Alps, from £631 (7 days) ex flights
Exciting family holiday in China
An exciting family holiday taking in the highlights of China, from £1320 - £1380 (12 days) ex flights
Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities
A range of activities combined with Log Cabin accommodation, from £1095 - £1245 (4 days) inc UK flights
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Relaxing & fun family kayaking holiday on Croatian islands, from €615 (7 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Burma
A fabulous family holiday including the best of Burma, from £1025 - £1450 (12 days) ex flights
Family tour to Morocco
Live like nomads, from £699 - £734 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Tavira holiday cottages, Portugal
A country estate with original manor house & farm buildings, from £95 per accommodation per night
Family holidays in Bavaria
Family holiday experience in beautiful Bavaria, Germany., from £495 (8 days) ex flights
Self drive Cuba family holiday
Family holiday Cuba for parents & children, from €1598 - €3379 (15 days) ex flights
Gozo family activity holiday in Malta
Family activity holiday on the beautiful Island of Gozo., from £1345 (8 days) inc UK flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
Customised wilderness holiday in beautiful Swedish Lapland, from SKr11450 (5 days) ex flights
Catalonia family mountain biking & activity holiday, Spain
Family MTB & activities in the Catalan countryside, from €690 (8 days) ex flights
Transylvania winter holiday accommodation
B&B in Transylvania, from €36 per person per night
Camels & Kasbahs family holiday to Morocco
Saharan camel ride and overnight camp, from £829 - £959 (8 days) inc UK flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
Multi-activity cultural holiday in fabulous rural Andalucia, from €249 - €339 (6 days) ex flights

1905 reviews for family holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent family holidays reviews are from travellers 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 travellers below.

Peru family adventure holiday
Memorable parts? We were hiking for few hours through beautiful Inca trail and at the end we had seen Machu Picchu in clouds and then in a full sun. Tips? Take good rain gear when you travel during wet season. We were there in December and weather was good, but sometimes we got surprises. Local benefits? I think we benefit local people. We visited places stayed in hotels, bought souvenirs. It seems, money we spend stayed there. I hope money collected in tickets will be... (more)Iwona Warszawska
From £1051 - £1150 excluding flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Wonderful guides, incredible access to the remotest regions and real people... Wonderful - genuinely the holiday of a lifetime and a never to be forgotten special experience. (more)Dan Cobley
Every day brought new experiences. The animals just kept coming out on cue! Brilliant - I don’t know how we will top it. (more)Monica Szolin-Jones
Most memorable were waking to the sound of a lion killing a wildebeast behind our tent in Amboseli National Park campsite. Singing and dancing with 500 children from a local primary school in Tanzania. (more)Gaenor Morris
From NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 excluding flights
Bali eco lodge bungalows in Indonesia
I hesitate to write this review for selfish reasons. Why? Because this holiday is so wonderful I'd rather keep it a secret! Situated on the southern slopes of Mt Batakaru in remotest Bali, this place is a pocket of paradise, far removed from the ravages of the 21st century. Having spent a week there I did not want to leave. (more)Daphne Donkin
Most memorable was walking through the rice-fields... It was just great. (more)Astrid Dello
From US $85 - US $210 per house per night
Family holiday in Burma
Memorable parts? It was all great. Temples in Bagan, boat ride and views over Lake Inle. Tips? Much of Myanmar great for family travelling. Comfortable hotels, great food. Warm welcome. Train from Yangon to Bagan bumpy but really fun! Local benefits? Yes. But would value more information particularly with regard to hotels. Overall rating? Brilliant. Guides and our agent were really very very good. Logistics perfect. (more)Joanna Macrae
From £1025 - £1450 excluding flights
Brac Island family activity holiday, Croatia
Memorable parts? The people, the food, the island! We felt at home with the staff of the wonderful Illyrian Resort; Ivan, Maira, Maya, Nino, Maida, and the owners, a wonderful couple. This is a fantastic family owned business that provides the nicest and most soothing atmosphere to relax and enjoy with your family. Tips? This is an excellent holiday destination for families who want to avoid noisy, big resort type of holidays. The island of Brac is absolutely gorgeous, the people... (more)Fernando Colchero
From £499 excluding flights
Sweden activity holiday, Stockholm countryside
Memorable parts? Visiting the archipelago Tips? If cycling invest I'm gel saddle covers - amazon do some £3-4! Carry water snacks & fruit Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? Very enjoyable, the operator (Carmen) couldn't have done more, from the moment I started organising it 'til we left Sweden. (more)Hilary Thomas
From SKr7495 - SKr7795 excluding flights
Malaysia rainforest bungalows near Kuala Lumpur
My best holiday ever....The whole place was wonderful. I loved the open air nature of the hut. It felt like being outdoors yet protected at the same time. (more)Matthew Murphy
Very good...the best parts were Swimming in the pool during light rain and watching the clouds over the jungle. (more)Gisa Jaehnichen
Beautiful location, living in the open all day and night without the hassle of camping, the Malaysian food, the balance between privacy and company, the access to the virgin forest, the pools. What's not to like! (more)Mervyn Hawe
From MYR400 - MYR1000 per accommodation per night
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
We had a great time - relaxing, some beautiful experiences (beaches, hills, islands and all the above animals). We were in bed every night by 9.30pm - tired but blissfully comfortable after a day spent exploring. (more)Jayne Obeng
Perfect!....The best thing about the holiday was having no internet connection & very little mobile coverage. It made it a total break away & allowed us to appreciate everything about the location of cottage & the amazing surrounding area. It was a complete break away which is what a holiday should be. (more)Kirstin Robertson
From £275 - £450 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Croatia family activity week
The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. (more)Paul Irving
Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. (more)Diane Johnson
Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). (more)Diana Lloyd
From £800 excluding flights
Catalonia family activity holiday, Spain
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 Mas Pelegri, 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
From €690 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
Wonderful holiday and great value for money. I'm considering running away to sea! (more)Patricia Moss
From £681 excluding flights
Self drive holiday 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 holiday...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 holiday was rafting to Pacuare Lodge and then rafting out again 2 days later. 28km of rafting in all...It was an excellent holiday with a great mix of nature, conservation and thrills. (more)Christine McCormack
From £1950 - £2060 excluding flights
French Alps self guided walking holiday
The overall experience was top-notch. The staff were warm, welcoming and helpful. Great accommodation and excellent food and beverages. Great hiking guide as well. (more)David Rabinowitz
Fantastic walks and great company. The chalet and staff and the food were really good. (more)Ingrid Beveridge
The most memorable part of the holiday was hiking to the frozen lake just outside Samoens...Excellent. Great food, comfortable chalet, beautiful walks... (more)D. Smith
From £385 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
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
It was wonderful. We had such a relaxing time, good food, good wine...Nothing was too much trouble for James and Aasta, they made us feel so welcome. (more)Jenni Malcolm
From €65 - €110 per room per night
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
The whole trip was amazing, stunning scenery and lovely villa. We loved the hikes, out in the countryside seeing the local landscapes and the amazing insects.... Ben and Emma have immersed themselves in the local community, employing local people and the lunch at Tanya's (a local villager, where we stopped off on a hike) was amazing. (more)Liz Cush
Swimming in mountain pools and lakes, from the breathtakingly cold to the sublimely warm. Kayaking across an almost deserted lake and feeling special and privileged to be able to share in such a spectacular landscape...This has been an incredible holiday, we didn't stop saying how wonderful it was all the time we were there. (more)Jane Barnes
The Kayak trips on Lake Skadar blew me away. The relative solitude combined with the impressive landscapes on both the Montenegrin and Albanian sides of the lake made it one of the most beautiful places I've ever been....I really couldn't have wished for a better holiday. (more)Mandy Reynolds
From £520 - £570 excluding flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We enjoyed the treks and had some good time to relax. (more)Hanh Nguyen
It couldn't have been better. A wonderful, wonderful family holiday (children 8 & 9). (more)Lyndsay Turley
We had a brilliant holiday. The food and hospitality were excellent and our hosts were intimately familiar with the language, locality, food, history and culture. The hotel is as off the beaten track as one could imagine and is in a tranquil and scenic setting. (more)David Graham
From €249 - €339 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
Fantastic. A wonderful life-affirming experience, thoroughly enjoyed by our whole family (rare, given wide-ranging abilities). I would highly recommend this company and holiday. (more)Lisa Williams
Excellent! Probably the best family holiday we have had. Try it for your self! (more)Angelique Crooks
Excellent...the guides could not have been more helpful or accommodating. We had a wonderful time. (more)David Scanlon
From £465 - £499 excluding flights
Ethiopia family holiday
The spectacular mountain scenery was something unexpected and awesome. The people were very friendly. Labilela rock hewn churches and the history was very interesting and fascinating. (more)Nicola de Jager
I am not sure what was the most memorable or exciting part of our holiday - for the three of us it would be different things. I think for my daughter it would be the fact that a leopard visited our camp in the Simien Mountains...I would say it was a truly amazing time. (more)Sophie Brinckman
As an introduction to the African continent, for me it was the best experience imaginable! (more)Julie Stanhope
From £1632 excluding flights
Winter cottage holiday in Finnish Lapland
Being in an environment which was so different to our everyday environment was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Kate O Reilly
Most memorable? Being out in beautiful natural surroundings, untouched, serene. It felt exciting to be so far up north...Excellent. (more)Antonia Cornaro
It was great to see wild reindeer wandering so close by in their own habitat and to see the respect of the local guides for the countryside, wildlife and local people. (more)Karen Horridge
From £1795 including UK flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing northern lights, the wilderness retreat and a real log fired sauna. Mika and Maja lovely hosts. (more)Jonathan Marsh
Exhilarating...The warm friendly welcome, dog-sledding and the wonderful Wilderness Cabin were the best parts. (more)Liz Evans
Amazing! The best parts were the snow , local people, husky dogs, father Christmas , -38 !!! And the ice hotel (more)Lynne Walker
From SKr11450 excluding flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
Snorkelling with the wonderful under-sea creatures - as well as scores of beautiful fishes, I swam with marine iguanas and sea turtles. Plus the kayaking was a high point for me. (more)Camilla Reeve
From £2135 - £2321 including domestic flights only
Family tour to Morocco
The most memorable part was the camping trip into the Sahara Desert and the nights at Tazzarine Campsite - home of Said and his family. (more)Meriel Griffiths
This was an amazing experience. The trip was suitable for all ages and it was culturally challenging. I would recommend the trip for families. The most memorable part of the holiday was camping in the desert and sleeping under the stars! Amazing! (more)Tania Knight
A great fun family adventure. Kids loved it and didn't mind the travelling...the best part was trekking with camels in the desert and camping under the stars (more)Susan Gregory
From £699 - £734 including UK flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Fabulous...Canyoning with my family was thrilling and spending time together just messing around in the pool was rejuvenating. (more)jessica wilson
We had a great week - perfect for families who want to do something active everyday, meet lots of like-minded people, and explore a beautiful, untouristy part of Croatia. (more)Jane Irving
It was a terrific holiday, the activities were exciting and challenging without being terrifying. The hotel was fine and the pig roast on the final night was a real treat. (more)Ann Stallard
From €599 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Loved the fact that this worked so well for my husband and I - he's a serious recreational cyclist and I'm an avid cyclist but more casual in my approach. We're '50 something's' and found this all very enjoyable. (more)Beth from Canada
What a fantastic holiday! Cycling each day down a new route, through vineyards, small hamlets, to the beach! A holiday quite different to anything we had both been on before. (more)Claire Hermolle
Loved it! There were many memorable moments: views of the Mediterranean from the Cap de Creus Park, hike to San Pere de Rodes, delicious food at every turn, nifty Romanesque churches at seemingly every cross-road….I could go on (more)Amy Shannon
From £426 - £840 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in Catalonia, Spain
Great. Would definitely now consider another cycling holiday with this company. We enjoyed the experience of cycling through the countryside and to the beach then stopping off for lunch and a beer. We saw so many lovely places. (more)patricia houston
We all enjoyed it immensely...I think seeing the first medieval village and cycling through the deep countryside were the most satisfying experiences. For others it might have been stopping for the first beer at a village café. Or the fantastic burger and chips in Ripli when we were all tired and hungry. (more)John Lowdon
Very good..Cycling through the countryside and to and from the beach. Also the food was fantastic. (more)Wendy McCaffer
From €429 - €799 excluding flights
Log cabin holiday in Finland, with activities
The most memorable parts were the Food, the Huskies, the snowmobile trip. (more)John Rawstrone
Very memorable and would not hesitate to visit again, given the time and opportunity. Exciting part was the Snow Shoe walk at night in the Woods with an experienced guide imparting knowledge about the fauna and wildlife. (more)Tan Juliana
Though not able to see any northern light, the only memorable night was the smoked salmon dinner. (more)HC Toh
From £1095 - £1245 including UK flights
Swedish Lapland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
I rate this trip extremely highly. Accommodation was great, food was excellent, weather was great, skiing and staying out in the wilderness was fantastic, northern lights spectacular, snow rolling sauna a whole lot of fun. (more)Anwen Victory
The most memorable part was living in the wilderness with no running water or electricity and in the company of a lovely first class guide. (more)Jan McGourty
More than 10 out of 10, amazing, fabulous and i really didn’t want to leave at all...Standing near our cabin in the wilderness in silence so absolute, you could hear a plane so far away you could barely see it and hear the water in the river over 5km away was the mostmemorable part. (more)kathy agashi
From SKr9210 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
The trips took us to amazing places we would never have found on our own and we saw and did things we haven't done before. A fab trip. (more)mike platten
A fantastic holiday, great scenery, very nice excursions, great food (try the fried carp!). (more)Elena Crini
The area was completely unspoiled by tourism and very beautiful. If you love exercise and doing things together as a family you cannot go wrong with this holiday. (more)Lynne Hargreaves
From £525 excluding flights
Self drive Cuba family holiday
There were many memorable moments on this holiday that I can not pick just one. Everything was far beyond our expectations. The people, culture, snorkelling and food were all fantastic! (more)Tania Kitchell
Overall, it was an experience not to be missed. We wanted to see Cuba before it changes beyond recognition and we got to see so much of the real Cuba, it was amazing. (more)Jenny Jones
We loved our Cuban holiday and would love to go back. We have spoken with several friends that travel and they too would love to go there. We would give our holiday a 10/10 - it was fantastic! (more)Ant Rigter
From €1598 - €3379 excluding flights
Family scuba diving holidays in the Red Sea
10/10 - you must GO!! The best parts was becoming a scuba diver and my son becoming Open Water PADI certified (more)julie griffiths
Most memorable was getting the children snorkelling and seeing their excitement at seeing all the pretty fish! (more)Nicky Smith
Completely relaxing. Met some lovely people. My sons completed their open water and advanced diving courses, and enjoyed themselves without the aid of modern technology. (more)Mary Souster
From £449 excluding flights

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
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Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
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