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Small group holidays in Scotland. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Scotland small group holidays

Scotland small group holidays

By joining a group of like-minded tourists, Scotland small group holidays take the pressure off the organization front and are the perfect short cut to its cultural and natural highlights. Expert guides lead you into the Cairngorms National Park, wildlife watching or cycling the Highlands. And just as only a Scotsman knows what’s under a kilt, it’s only a Scottish guide who knows the country’s real secrets.

Lands End To John O'Groats cycling trip
Britain's classic cycling challenge, from £1845 (16 days) ex flights
Scotland tour, whisky explorer
Whisky Explorer Escorted Journey in Scotland, from £1550 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Scotland
Guided Walking breaks in the Cairngorms National Park, from £485 - £785 (3 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
Scottish, wildlife adventures for active families, from £415 - £750 (7 days) ex flights

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Scotland Cruise, Southern Hebrides and Mull of Kintyre
Cruise the Southern Hebrides & Mull of Kintyre | Scotland, from £1320 (7 days) ex flights
Small group tour of Great Britain
Short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain, from £749 - £849 (7 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £964 (6 days) ex flights
St Kilda & the Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise, Scotland
St Kilda & Outer Hebrides wildlife cruise - a true adventure, from £1800 (11 days) ex flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
Award winning craft holidays in the Highlands of Scotland, from £845 - £995 (8 days) ex flights
Orkney & Shetland Islands walking holiday in Scotland
Magical walking and cultural journey of the Northern Isles, from £1395 (11 days) ex flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Scotland winter snow and sunshine, from £650 (7 days) ex flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Unique and dramatic views, from £1010 (6 days) ex flights
South Argyll wildlife cruises in Scotland
Idyllic wildlife cruise to the West Coast of Scotland Isles, from £1320 (7 days) ex flights
Skye walking holiday in Scotland
Delightful walking on the "jewel" of Scotland's islands, from £975 (7 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
A Scottish wildlife & nature holiday for mind, body and soul, from £750 - £800 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland traditional crafts holiday, dye to hand spin
Learn to dye and hand spin in the Scottish Highlands, from £895 - £1050 (8 days) ex flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Award winning Prehistoric cookery courses in Scotland, from £150 - £170 (3 days) ex flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £690 - £964 (8 days) ex flights
Hebridean island hopping cruise in Scotland
Epic Scottish Island Hopping Cruise, through Western Isles, from £2640 (14 days) ex flights
Knitting holidays in the Shetland Islands, Scotland
Inspirational knitting holidays in the Shetland Islands, from £1499 (6 days) inc UK flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £690 - £964 (3 days) ex flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
Mountain skills courses, Cairngorms, from £235 - £620 (2 days) ex flights
West coast of Scotland cruise
Unique sailing holiday on a wooden traditional ketch, from £690 - £964 (7 days) ex flights
Short break sailing holiday in Scotland
Four Day boat trip to view the Kyles of Bute, from £690 - £964 (4 days) ex flights
Shetland Isles walking holiday, Scotland
Dramatic seascapes and rich cultural history in Shetland, from £970 (8 days) ex flights
Orkney Isles walking holiday, Scotland
Cliff top walking, ancient sites and wildlife in Orkney, from £925 (7 days) ex flights
Scottish Highlands and Hebrides walking holiday, Scotland
Skye, Harris, Lewis and the Northwest Highlands walking tour, from £1075 (8 days) ex flights
Christmas retreat in Scotland
Traditional organic Yule in a stunning, winter setting, from £445 - £645 (7 days) ex flights

42 reviews for Small group holidays in Scotland4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group holidays in Scotland 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.

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
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
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
The experience was incredible, better than we imagined. It was magical to work with all the natural materials in such a beautiful setting. Ten out of ten. (more)Robin Lentz
I loved it...I personally love venturing in to nature and the creative element meant I also left with something which I can now use back home (more)Katrine Roberts
The most memorable part was the excitement of watching the different colours emerging as we used natural dyes and the anticipation of what could be created using them. I have never felt so invigorated, and relaxed?!!!, at the same time. (more)Diane Peel
From £845 - £995 excluding flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
A fabulous unique opportunity to enjoy and marvel at nature in all its glory....The most outstanding part of the trip was definitely the experience of being immersed in the stunningly beautiful environment of the lochs of western Scotland. (more)David Ritchie
A really terrific week which we will always remember (along with how to tie a bowline). Two of my colleagues at work have already expressed interest! (more)Helen Newton
Absolutely fantastic for ALL ages, young and old. Colette is a brilliant cook and the meal she made out of freshly caught Mackerel fish has set a very high bench mark to beat. Michael knows so much and is a very patient teacher. We miss them dearly - thank you for a trip to remember! (more)Lani Retter
From £690 - £964 excluding flights
Scotland winter walking holidays
Getting up some of the most beautiful mountains in the region, with a great bunch of people. Learning how to do an ice axe arrest whilst sliding down a slope was the best fun! (more)Sarah Daly
The sense of achievement after pushing my boundaries when I climbed out of the Corrie with ice axe and crampons; not being keen on heights - the instructor was so encouraging and supportive that I faced my fears and got on with it! (more)Sue Waton
Learning the techniques including how to walk on ice using Crampons, learning how to navigate in whiteout conditions and recovery procedures after a fall using ice axes. Really good group atmosphere. (more)Matthieu Pinel
From £650 excluding flights
Hiking holidays in Scotland
Memorable parts? The walking, the food, and Rebecca and Andy's hospitality. Local benefits? Andy and Rebecca have tried really hard to create a B&B which offers a very comfortable experience but yet limits the environmental impact. Everything that can be recycled or reused is, but yet at the same time this doesn’t effect the quality of the service offered and I feel this certainly adds to the whole experience and ambience of the lodge. Overall rating? An excellent holiday,... (more)Ruth Seward
From £1010 excluding flights
Family holiday in Scotland, nature & activity
It was one of the best holidays I spent with my family, truly relaxing. We all feel re-energised, taken care of. (more)Sarah Ghiglino
A very enjoyable holiday particularly for the children who have not stopped talking about it yet... Taking part in the bushcraft activity and watching our grandchildren as they tried wild foods and made fire. The enthusiasm with which they approached every new challenge and the knowledge that they gained is priceless. (more)Frank White
I loved it! It helped the environment and taught you a lot about the area and animals around you. We were kept entertained and had a really fun time - I will always remember this holiday. (more)saskia robinson
From £415 - £750 excluding flights
Walking navigation & mountaineering courses in Scotland
There are so many positive things to say about this course – the supportive leader, the fantastic home made food, the beautiful highland scenery…but the happiest memories for me are of the people I met. (more)Kim Naylor-Vane
The highlight was seeing scotland for the first time, learning new skills, enjoying the company. The satisfaction of getting to the top of 2 munros. (more)Harjit Mahl
We had a great time and felt we learned loads about navigation and being out in the hills in general. Best thing for me was increased confidence. I now feel in being able to venture out into the hills and find my way. (more)Heather Martin
From £235 - £620 excluding flights
Scottish Highlands holiday, wildlife & wellbeing
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of the holiday was during dolphin-watching, when a baby dolphin with it’s' mother, dived in and out of the water, around both sides of our boat. They swam very close to us. Sarah, who steered the boat, knew the sea area near Cromarty and the Black Isle extremely well. She gave us an informative and exhilarating boat journey. Tips? This is a bespoke holiday so discuss with Deborah, the marine biologist, exactly what you would like to experience.... (more)Manjinder Jagdev
From £750 - £800 excluding flights
Wild food cookery weekend in Scotland
Exceeded my expectations by far! An amazing holiday for anyone with an interest in history, archaeology, food and agriculture. (more)Alexandra Young
The most memorable and exciting part of the holiday was drinking nettle beer as the sun went down on the Saturday night. We'd had a busy day digging, foraging and cooking, so seeing it all come together at the end of the day with a crackling fire and that beautiful view of the valley below was truly memorable. (more)Heather Pollington
From £150 - £170 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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