Over 50s holidays

We offer 164 over 50s holidays. This selection of holidays for the over 50s are ideal for those of 50 or over who have a sense of adventure and discovery. From safaris in Namibia to holiday accommodation in Transylvania, these holidays consist mostly of people aged 50 or over, and are specially tailored to meet the needs of the over 50s and provide a truly unforgettable holiday experience.

Over 50s holidays
Iran holiday
Discover the rich culture and famed hospitality of Iran, from 2695 (15 days) ex flights
Troodos Mountains accommodation, Cyprus
Visit the picturesque village of Vouni, from 45 per apartment per night
Amalfi coast easy walking holiday, Italy
Easy walks from Amalfi: 4* sea-facing hotel; top restaurants, from 1101 (8 days) ex flights
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from 550 - 650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
4 areas of Thailand. No Single Supplement., from 2225 (15 days) inc UK 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)
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
Our cabin is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the countryside, from 264 per week (sleeps 2)
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
A leisurely cycling holiday in the Algarve, from 539 - 623 (7 days) ex flights
Wolf spotting in France
Wolf holiday - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from 395 - 650 (8 days) ex flights
Kerala luxury holiday
Kerala at a relaxed pace, from 1992 (15 days) ex flights
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
14 Day - Big 5 game viewing with conservation professionals, from 2595 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam country tour, tailormade
A 100% tailor made tour of iconic Vietnam, from 2600 - 3600 (14 days) inc UK flights
Thailand holiday, Northern Mountains, Southern Beaches
A great introduction to diverse Thailand, from 2770 - 3100 (22 days) inc UK flights
Silk Road tour, cities of the Silk Road
Journey through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, from 2450 (14 days) ex flights
Whale watching in the Azores
Sustainable whale watching in the beautiful Azorean archipelago, from 495 - 685 (7 days) ex flights
Thailand, Laos and Cambodia holiday
Discover stunning remote Laos and the 4,000 islands region, from 2310 - 2510 (14 days) inc UK flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
Self-guided walking holidays in Catalonia, from 378 - 674 (8 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
An ideal introduction to Sri Lanka, from 2400 - 2500 (16 days) inc UK flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from 681 - 846 (7 days) ex flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Combines Angkor's temples with lesser known Cambodian sites, from 2050 - 2250 (10 days) inc UK flights
Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from 559 (6 days) ex flights
Southern Thailand holiday, reefs & rainforests
An 'off-the-beaten-track' holiday in Southern Thailand, from 1925 - 1975 (12 days) inc UK flights
Highlights tour to Rajasthan
Explore Rajasthan on a comfortable small group tour., from 1795 - 3075 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam cuisine tour
Vietnam's highlights & sights with a culinary twist., from 1495 - 2085 (12 days) ex flights

441 reviews for Over 50s holidays4 star overall rating

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Peak District self catering cottages, England
Very relaxing and the cottage was wonderful to come back too at the end of the day, or have a break during the day. (more)Colin Ingram
Exactly the relaxing break we needed and more....The cottage was wonderful and the views superb. We did some great walking and some amazing eating. The farmhouse breakfast has to be described as memorable -delicious! (more)Kathy Longford
Most memorable part was arriving at the beautiful cottage surrounded by glorious hillside views!...Amazing- we'd love to go back! (more)Hannah Merriman
From 270 - 740 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Peak District bed and breakfast, England
Memorable parts? Seeing the farm and the animals and finding out about how they have converted to an organic farm. Tips? Make sure you book restaurants in advance as they get busy. Local benefits? Yes yes yes. Overall rating? Excellent, would go there again. (more)Sue Kerrigan
From 43 per person per night
Adventure holiday to Sri Lanka
The walk up the Sigiriya rock was breath taking! We made our way up at dawn, had the whole place to ourselves and got to the top for breakfast with an amazing view! (more)Chiara Talamonti
Getting face to face with wild elephants, meeting the locals and enjoying the food were the most memorable parts of this holiday (more)Gillian Eborn
Fantastic. The people, the places and the experiences made this one of the most memorable holidays I have had. The excellent guide, Ruwan, and my fellow travellers helped to make the experiences fun. (more)Kelly Geoghegan
From 1696 - 2289 including UK flights
Thailand holiday, Northern Mountains, Southern Beaches
Imaginatively devised, well planned and executed. The best parts were the visit to the Sakai tribe, Sukhotai World Heritage Site, the longboat trip down the Kok River & the trek to the Northern hill tribes. (more)Charles Moberly
The elephant riding and the Thai cooking was the most memorable part. (more)Sarah Morton
From 2770 - 3100 including UK 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 holiday on the North Downs Trail in late spring was breathtaking. (more)Carol R Mehler
From 559 excluding flights
Kerala luxury holiday
Excellent...The backwaters trip and the stay at Serenity were the most memorable parts. (more)john still
It was a 100% enjoyable experience. We got really far off the beaten track & to the real Southern India (Kerala & Tamil Nadu). Seeing lots of wild fauna & flora, including elephant three times. (more)John Tams-Gray
Out of 100 - 100. Out of 10 - 10 Out of 5 -5 It was the most perfect holiday in the whole wide world. (more)Susan Ainger
From 1992 excluding flights
Cycling holiday in Portugal, self guided
On a scale of one to ten I'd say eleven....The route that Bert had chosen for us was wonderful. We rode our bikes through Olive groves, orange groves, down dirt roads and through small towns and bigger towns. The variety was wonderful. (more)Lorna Nicholson
The most memorable part of the holiday was staying in the small casa's, tucked away from the main tourist area's. They were absolutely delightful, and we were so well looked after by the owners (more)Alan Tonge
Excellent. bikes perfect, directions easy to understand. Hotel and restaurant suggests selected with care. Thanks! (more)Stephanie Allen
From 539 - 623 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
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
Most memorable part of this holiday were the swaithes of wild flowers - cowslip, primrose, oxlip, violets, wild garlic. Birdsong in peaceful woodland, sometimes walking for miles without seeing anyone else. (more)John Langley
I would thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone wanting a break from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The hosts encourage you into a very relaxed and idyllic way of life, respecting and learning about the local customs and culture. I guarantee that you will relax, unwind and not want to go home! (more)Alison Hart
From 681 - 755 excluding flights
Catalonia self guided walking holidays
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 holiday experience. (more)Pam Dowling
This holiday was very well organized, and it allowed me to explore towns and landscapes in Catalonia that I never would have discovered on my own...The most memorable part of this holiday was the little discoveries along the trail - secluded beaches, apple and olive orchards, vineyards, and old ruins. (more)James Gabbert
The scenery, it was spectacular, beautiful trails, not many tourists, unspoilt. Food and wine superb. People at guest accomodation were very friendly and helpful and Steve the operator was excellent. His organisation for the trip was perfect, everything went to plan, he was a good communicator and dealt with any problems we had. (more)jamie sharkey
From 378 - 674 excluding flights
Eco self catering accommodation in Yorkshire
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
The cabin was beautifully constructed and we enjoyed a very relaxing time in an interesting part of the country. (more)Bob Simmonds
Most memorable? The building itself that we stayed in - a straw bale cabin. I'd never even heard of such constructions before and so I was intrigued at the prospect. I loved its comfort, location and overall kookiness. (more)Damian Slee
From 264 per week (sleeps 2)
South Africa Safari holiday, 14 days
Excellent. The planning and execution of the entire holiday was superb. Everybody involved helped to make this a most memorable experience and we were extremely well looked after at all times. (more)Janet Thomas
This was a fabulous holiday which exceeded all our (high) expectations. From the time we expressed an interest in going on this safari, to dropping us at the airport at the end of our holiday we experienced a very attentive and personal service. I would definitely go again. (more)Lesley Munro
This was a great holiday in the true sense of the word and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to any like-minded traveller. The geniality and hospitality of all staff concerned in the various reserves were truly exceptional. (more)Georgia Tracey
From 2595 excluding flights
Laos small group holiday
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 995 - 1255 including domestic flights only
Sri Lanka holiday, 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 2400 - 2500 including UK flights
Golden Triangle & Northern Laos holiday
Memorable parts? Visiting Luang Prabang Tips? Travel light as there are a lot of one night stays Local benefits? Certainly benefited local people because we ate in local restaurants Overall rating? Very good (more)Gillian Brassington
From 2475 - 2775 including UK flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! (more)Suzanne Smith
The most memorable part of the holiday was definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight. (more)Shelley Kennedy
The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous. (more)Stacey Cooper
From 2225 including UK 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
Georgia holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Hard to say - it was all wonderful. But probably our time in the High Caucasus Mountains where the wildflowers, scenery, and local people were unforgettable. Tips? Take the Bradt Guide - it's full of great information. Local benefits? Definitely benefited local people. Throughout the tour we travelled with a local guide and 2 local drivers. Hotels and Guest Houses were all locally owned/managed. We ate locally produced food in small restaurants/cafes most... (more)Caroline Gant
From 1390 excluding flights
Uzbekistan holidays, tailor made
Most memorable was the flight in the Russian helicopter to base camp, the cycling & horse riding through amazing scenery, Emma's cooking and great travelling companions. (more)Penny Bulbaczynskyj
The buildings and culture are out of this world but don't go for the cuisine....It was a totally different experience, challenging on occassions (the roads) but absolutely well worth it. (more)Tony Canning
From 1757 excluding flights
Horse riding holiday in France
Excellent. This is a fine place to stay! With lovely people and surroundings. The best parts were riding in unknown rural France with horses up country tracks and beneath trees in occasional woodland. Meeting other riders and brushing up my French whilst the instructor brushed up my riding skills! (more)Liz Beaven
Tips for other travellers? Stay an extra week!...Ten out of ten. (more)Sue Evans
From 681 - 755 excluding flights
Silk Road tour, cities of the Silk Road
Memorable parts? Seeing the Darvaza gas crater at night. Tips? Go with an open mind and remember you are travelling as part of a group. That means you must consider the other peole in the group. It is rude to always keep your fellow travellers waiting. Local benefits? Not particularly. Overall rating? A good trip to an interesting part of the world. (more)Simon Emery
From 2450 including domestic flights only
Wolf spotting in France
This was an outstanding opportunity to walk in an imposing place, and experience something completely different as a family. We were extremely well catered for in every way, from the expertise of our guide to the fantastic and plentiful food, and the location and quality of our accommodation. Not many holiday experiences could come close. Wonderful! (more)Sophie Tyrrell
It was an extremely enjoyable week. Liz and Mel were great hosts - good company, and could not have been kinder or more happy to help. The accommodation is great, the food super and the location stunning. (more)Carole Thomas
From 395 excluding flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday 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 707 - 846 excluding flights
Elephant conservation holiday in Thailand
Fantastic!!...Being so closely involved with the elephants, and learning so much about these wonderful animals! (more)Helen Baxter
The holiday was fantastic. The highlight of the trip was, without doubt, the three days we spent getting up close and personal with elephants. It was a truly magical experience, and a privilege to interact so closely with such noble and intelligent creatures. Unforgettable. (more)Nicola Jane
For me this was an excellent experience which lived up to my expectations and more. Plenty of variety and personal challenge. An excellent tour guide/escort who was knowledgeable and lovely to have with us. Gave me a good understanding of Thai culture and close up working with elephants. (more)Hannah Wilson
From 2150 including UK flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Fantastic window into cambodia. we needed a few days on a thai beach to assimilate it all. (more)Anna Bradley
So many things were amazing. Seeing the sun rise at Angkor Wat, trekking in the Kulen mountains and camping overnight at the monastery at the top. My daughter would say it was riding on an elephant, something she has always wanted to do. (more)Janet Potts
Rather to my surprise, given that I went solely to see Angkor, the most memorable part was probably eating real food in local Cambodian eating places...I would rate is as well constructed and well led - and well enjoyed. What more could I have wanted? It was perfect. (more)C Beels
From 2050 - 2250 including UK flights
Troodos Mountains accommodation, Cyprus
It was relaxing and pleasant, and even though Cyprus has and is continuing to change and develop, you can still get away on side roads and tracks and be away from the hustle of the beach resorts. (more)Keith Costelloe
It was lovely to be somewhere so peaceful after life in a city. I'll remember just sitting out in the courtyard under a full moon, drinking a glass of wine and listening to the sound of the crickets (more)Polly Westlake
A lovely stay. We hope to go back soon (more)Michael Moriarty
From 45 per apartment per night
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
The most memorable part was cycling round tiny villages in the French countryside past fields of sunflowers, stopping off for some well earned coffee and pastries along the way! (more)Katy Fifield
This place is perfect for your French holiday: lots of things to do locally, excellent location for day trips to the loire valley attractions, soooo relaxing if you don't want to do anything at all! (more)Laura Taglioni
From 550 - 650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Kashmir small group holiday, India
Memorable parts? The dramatic mountain scenery on the pass from Leh over to the Nubra valley. And the lakes at Srinagar. Tips? Be prepared for different temperatures and aware of the effect of the high altitude on your wellbeing. Local benefits? Yes with the tour's use of local guides, drivers etc and the responsible attitude to ensuring that no debris was left behind on any sites. Overall rating? This was a trip of a lifetime for me as I had wanted to visit this area... (more)Irene Nicoll
From 2395 including domestic flights only
Photography tour in Laos & Thailand
Memorable parts? Almost too many to recount! The rice terraces at sunset and dawn, the hike through Tiger Leaping Gorge, the Stone Forest, the lake and mountains and pagodas at Dali, the Jade Dragon Mountain at Lijiang, Shangri-La, the markets and ethnic minorities.... Tips? Take some dollars, go (unlike locals) between Nov and April - we had superb weather; take some warm clothing for the Tibetan plateau; take plenty of film/memory cards! Local benefits? Very much so. We... (more)John deason
From 995 excluding flights
Southern India holiday
The most memorable parts were...The walk in the jungle, the Serpent temple, the tea plantations are stunning. (more)Simona Perlasca
The tour provided much work for local people and the guide always made a point of telling us where we could benefit the individual Indian people rather than the large companies. (more)Paul Crew
Excellent. Our tour guide, Avdhesh, was superb and for a holiday in India this was an almost unbelievably stress free experience. For us it was the first time we've travelled in an organised group rather than on our own, and we covered so much more than we could ever manage without being guided. (more)Neil Smith
From 1482 - 1859 including UK flights
Angkor Wat tour
Memorable parts? First sight on Angkor Wat before sunrise, silhouetted against a dark sky. Tips? Bring sunscreen! Local benefits? We had a great local guide, but I was concerned about the impact of our big, air-conditioned bus & noisy diesel longtail boat during the trip up Tonle Sap. I'd like to know more about how money from tourism actually infiltrates the local economy. I'm concerned that tourism is creating a dependent, vassal class of native servants & merchants. (more)Diane Pittman
From 650 - 805 including domestic flights only

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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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