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French Alps self guided walking holiday
Chalet based, self guided walking holiday in the French Alps, from 515 (8 days) ex flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from 2195 (17 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from 663 - 735 (7 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, from 289 (2 days) ex flights

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Catalan Pyrenees family activity holiday
Adrenalin filled Family adventure in the Catalan Pyrenees, from 840 - 945 (8 days) inc UK flights
French Pyrenees walking holiday, self guided
A majestic network of verdant green valleys, from 1039 - 1129 (8 days) inc UK flights
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from 795 - 1295 (15 days) ex flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
Assist caring for over 150 animals native to Belize, from 795 (14 days) ex flights
National Parks holidays in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from 3329 - 3779 (15 days) ex flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from 1530 (14 days) ex flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from 2888 (19 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from 690 - 964 (3 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from 400 - 600 per week
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
Accommodation in the Cairngorms, from 90 - 99 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Explore the peninsula between Ravello and Sorrento, from 1359 - 1588 (9 days) inc UK flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from 1190 - 1240 (7 days) ex flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan, from 1169 - 1489 (9 days) inc UK flights
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia, from 649 - 1149 (6 days) ex flights
Gozo family activity holiday in Malta
Family activity holiday on the beautiful Island of Gozo, from 1295 (8 days) inc UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from 2295 - 2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from 3099 - 3699 (18 days) inc UK flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from 690 - 964 (6 days) ex flights
Carmarthenshire self catering cottage in Wales
A delightful cosy cottage on secluded organic farm, from 290 - 470 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
Unique sailing adventure off the beaten track in Greece, from 458 - 558 (7 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from 949 - 1269 (8 days) inc UK flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing holiday in Greece
Combine a sailing and diving adventure in the Greek islands, from 555 - 647 (7 days) ex flights
Volterra to San Gimignano walking holiday in Italy
Picturesque Volterra and soaring towers of San Gimignano, from 1319 - 1439 (9 days) inc UK flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Mountains, deserts, kasbahs and adventure in Morocco, from 495 - 595 (8 days) ex flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from 820 - 940 (7 days) ex flights

918 reviews for last minute holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent last minute holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Great Wall of China walking holiday
Five stars: Themost memorable parts were walking on the Great Wall, interacting with ordinary Chinese people in theTemple of Heaven Park and seeing Red & Giant Pandas. (more)Sally Payne
I LOVED every minute of my stay in China, and the tour was very efficiently run. Our tour guide, Jerry was really great. (more)Phyllis Ryan
Great organisation, exactly what I was looking for and far exceeded my expectations. (more)Lynne Oakerbee
From 1579 - 1849 including UK flights
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? The views and location by far - and with only a few exceptions the friendliness of the people and their willingness to speak English without any hint of frustration by your lack of Italian. The Hotel Capodimonte in Sorrento deserves a special mention for its first class service across the board but particularly for its restaurant. Tips? Do not hesitate if you have the footwear for demanding terrain. The walking guide is detailed and comprehensive - it is wise to... (more)Christine Higgins
From 1359 - 1588 including UK flights
Belize wildlife conservation holiday
It was a very positive experience being in a country that treasures the natural environment and it is government policy to protect at least 40% of the land for nature. I felt that after 3 weeks I had only scratched the surface of what there is to find out about Belize and definitely plan on returning. (more)Cathy Bisset
Once in a life time experience...meeting all the wild animals was the most exciting part of the trip. (more)Kerry Sedman
From 795 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
The cooking was great and we helped out with different parts such as frying courgette flowers in rice flour a delicacy and making ravioli (more)Richard Soper
The cooking was fun and well balanced with other activities and visits to interesting places in the wider area. (more)Penny Kent
This is foodie heaven. The cooking classes were fabulous came back with a lot of good ideas. This is holiday 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
From 1190 - 1240 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
A very interesting experience for people who loves nature, sea and peace. (more)Beatrice Just
Michael and Colette are wonderful hosts and very patient with teaching us. We enjoyed their company. (more)Kathy Wuerch
Brilliant holiday...both Michael and Colette were passionate about conservation matters and the threat to the marine environment which couldn't help but rub off on everyone on board. (more)Roy Owen
From 690 - 964 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Enjoyable journey of discovery of another country. (more)Lily Forbes
We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. (more)Caroline Rumble
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. (more)Janet Dear
From 80 - 110 per room per night
Croatia self drive holiday
It was all executed with simple, smooth efficiency which enabled us to enjoy everything to the max, and have a relaxing yet adventurous experience. (more)Alison Cutts
Absolutely perfect. Well organized and with no hitches. Car hire was easy and the hotels were very well chosen. We would certainly recommend this to anyone. (more)Mairead Lennox
We have travelled to a lot of the world over the last 30 years and I would put this holiday at the top of them all! (more)Tony Jones
From 795 - 1295 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
It was a birding holiday, so the birds were simply amazing and I took 7500 pics! (more)Lang Stewart
Our expectations for this bird watching holiday were fully realised. The birds were wonderful, the guides excellent. (more)Brian Good
We had a 2 week trip and saw 191 different species of birds. In a trip like this where so much is new and exciting the opportunity to see so many new things became the pleasure of trip. The guides were extraordinary. All of them were skilled, dedicated and knowledgeable, and were able to locate what they were looking for. (more)Beverly Tabor
From 2295 - 2995 including UK flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We loved the amazing views in all directions from, the great range of exciting activities organised by the owners, who were fantastic hosts and so friendly and helpful, and the total relaxation of really getting away from it all. (more)Lucy Schonberger
A gloriously friendly hotel with a perfect location for a peaceful retreat into a Spain we rarely get to experience (more)Amanda Povey
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
From 207 - 270 excluding flights
Yoga holiday in Portugal
I miss walking home to my pad, under the starry August sky with a belly full of ridiculously tasteful deliciousness, and a body stretched to the core. (more)Medea Van Schijndel
The trip was definitely one of most memorable and exiting holidays I have ever had. Nothing was short of wonder! (more)Anna Manaeva
When a week feels like a month ( in the best possible way), you know you have struck holiday gold! I'm a bit reluctant to tell anyone about them, as I loved it so much I kind of want to keep it for myself! ;) (more)Deirdre O
From 740 - 890 excluding flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
Well planned and organised. Excellent itinerary with a good balance between travel time and time at the location. Great guide! (more)Dini Plug
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travellers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the holiday work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
The most memorable parts were my first view of Bryce Canyon; trekking down to Cedar Ridge in the Grand Canyon. (more)DC Gibson
From 1049 - 1349 excluding flights
Family holiday in Thailand
Far beyond my expectations. Outstanding....Many memorable moments: from the home stay at Bangkok, to the food experiences, from the island hopping to the emerald pool. Maybe the best part was the people part: guides, drivers, locals were all very super helpful and kind. (more)Michael Fattore
We all thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience and loved the intensity and variety of the well organised and full itinerary. (more)Caren Matthews-Lane
Most memorable were the palaces and temples of Bangkok, closely followed by the jungle walk! Best yet for all of us. (more)Barbara Chadband
From 1350 - 1800 including UK flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling 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 3099 - 3699 including UK flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
5 star. Most rewarding and fun holiday experience ever. We'll definitely be back! (more)Karina Keane
An amazing experience and it has given us an incentive to consider how we become fitter, eat more vegetarian dishes and how invigorating it is to try new things. Never too late to try! (more)Veronica Thompson
Fabulous if you're into activity holidays that are not too crowded. (more)Cordelia Howitt
From 820 - 940 excluding flights
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
The setting is very tranquil and lovely and rather "away from it all" so you can really disconnect if you want to. (more)Heather Rome
It was great. Just what I needed. Very relaxing, great very healthy local food, great tips and advise. (more)Sarah Williams
The best thing I have ever done, so so glad that I did it. (more)Josie Korda
From 649 - 1149 excluding flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Memorable parts? Peru is a wonderful destination with so much more to offer than just the iconic Machu Picchu - all thoroughly recommended. Tips? As we did, do the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction, so that you finish up with Macchu Pichu as the jewel in the crown, but don't miss out Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Local benefits? In a relatively poor country where tourism is so important to the economy, every aspect of such a trip benefits the people somehow - even paying... (more)Paul Mors
From 1530 excluding flights
National Parks holidays in America
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travellers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
From 3329 - 3779 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
I would highly recommend this holiday for bikers or walkers like my wife and I. (more)Jerry Schoenberger
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
From 663 - 735 excluding flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
The holiday was a wonderful chance to explore a very interesting corner of Spain. Staying in the cave was wonderful and we would thoroughly recommend it. (more)Deborah Pole
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family holiday in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
From 400 - 600 per week
Cairngorms B & B accommodation, Scotland
It was a 100% success...We have never been anywhere that was more environmentally friendly. (more)Keith Pinion
Brillant!...The Scotish scenery and the castles. The b&b was the very good, we really enjoyed staying there. (more)Michael Hinton
Excellent...Extremely welcoming host, all facilities excellent & so refreshing to see eco policies put into practice so thoroughly (more)Geraldine Moon
From 90 - 99 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
The walk into Petra is just breath-taking and there is something new to see every time you turn a corner. (more)Joanne Offer
A great adventure.....Floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, Petra. (more)Annette Starfield
There were many memorable parts for me; floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, visiting Jerash and Petra plus the camel ride and overnight stay in Wadi Rum....Excellent - achieved all I wanted to see and do! (more)Julie Forshaw
From 1169 - 1489 including UK flights
Catalan Pyrenees family activity holiday
Memorable parts? Every activity was at least as good as expected if not better. Great group of people, fantastic fun all brilliantly orchestrated by our devoted, excellent guide, Dejan. Tips? Don't have high expectations of the hotel location! We had a wonderful holiday but were initially disappointed by the very central location of the hotel within the resort of Sort, since we imagined a rural, romantic place. Silly fools we are! The pool however is wonderful, clean and a great... (more)Hinds Beatrice
From 840 - 945 including UK flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
Wonderful tho' it was to see wildlife in natural habitate, the standout thing for me was the wonderful people I met and catching a glimpse into their customs and cultures. (more)Stephanie Diggon
The 4x4 trip down the river was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Belinda Minshall
The most fantastic holiday we have experienced and totally different from any location we have been to. The tour company was first class in every respect...Be prepared for poverty, humble experiences, lack of electricity but don't let this put anyone off going to this wonderful country. (more)George Bannister
From 2195 excluding flights
Canada family adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The camping trip was so wonderful, it is very difficult to name only one thing. Having said that, the walk to the Plain of Six Glaciers was truly spectacular! Tips? Be flexible, respect other travellers and the tour guide and make the most of opportunities available. Local benefits? Possibly. Overall rating? A wonderful experience. The parts of Canada we visited were spectacular and our tour guide Jayko is worth his weight in gold. (more)Lynda Wilson
From 999 - 1159 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
A really good week's walking with spectacular scenery, a great guide and a really friendly hotel with great food. (more)John Savage
Excellent! (more)Andy Jackson
Superb! As it was predominantly a walking holiday our impact on the environment was reduced. We also supported several local businesses, putting something back into the economy. (more)Barry Williams
From 949 - 1269 including UK flights
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
Great experience and gave us a good taste of sailing, now ready for some more! (more)Melanie Meurant
The most memorable part of the holiday were the views from ashore and on dry land. The Cyclades are really unique. (more)Lorenza Campana
There were so many highlights it is hard to pick out the best - snorkelling in clear blue waters, visiting deserted beaches, wandering through the streets of ancient villages far away from all the tourists, eating marvellous local food, seeing ancient ruins, sailing under starry skies.... (more)Madeleine Minto
From 458 - 558 excluding flights
Liveaboard diving and sailing holiday in Greece
We could not rate our holiday any higher. All six of us are eager to return. We miss the stories and history learned from Sotiris and Annie, the deliciousness of the local authentic food, the curiosity of learning about a new place and its culuture and the genuineness of the hospitality everywhere. (more)Danielle Romme
I had a really lovely time. (more)Melandee Brown
Excellent...For me it was the opportunity to see some amazing places, both on land and underwater. The night dive on Polygaios with the bioluminescent plankton was mind-blowing, Avatar style! (more)Mathias Bredvei
From 555 - 647 excluding flights
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 290 - 470 per cottage per week (sleeps 4)
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Overall a great holiday. The instructors were great, very reassuring. They were good at adapting what we doing to suit everyone. The food and accommodation were great. (more)sally Tolley
Fantastic. We WILL be back! (more)MARTIN CLARK
From 289 excluding flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
Memorable parts? The stunning scenery and peaceful moorings. The wildlife especially the seals and beautiful shoals of jellyfish floating like alien creatures in a calm sea. The first ever fish caught by one of our party - a splendid mackerel! The delicious food and good company of Michael and Colette. The successful descent into the dinghy of a nervous member of our party - if she can do it with Michael's patient help anyone can. Raising and lowering the anchor - tying knots and rope throwing... (more)Fiona Morrison
From 690 - 964 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday 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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