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Small group family holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Our small group family holidays bring together like-minded parents and their children. Including activity holidays, safaris, cultural tours and beach holidays, all our small group family holidays are provided by operators committed to local people & environment.
Gozo family activity holiday in Malta
Family activity holiday on the beautiful Island of Gozo, from £1420 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Jordan, Journey to the Lost City
Experience the best of Jordan, from £1184 - £1219 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Family adventure across Tanzania and Kenya by bike, from NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Vietnam
Explore the lively streets and hidden corners of Vietnam, from £1704 - £2204 (15 days ) inc UK flights
Croatia family adventure holiday, 2 weeks
The Croatia 2 week activity holiday, designed for families , from £1598 (15 days) ex flights
Family holiday to Sri Lanka
Explore Sri Lanka with the family, from £1999 - £2549 (14 days) inc UK flights
Family holiday to India, sightseeing and safari
Taj Mahal in Agra to the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur, from £1289 - £1530 (11 days ) inc UK flights
Family holiday in Costa Rica
The perfect place to take your family, from £2009 - £2417 (16 days ) inc UK flights
Catalan Pyrenees family activity holiday
Adrenalin filled Catalan adventure, from £980 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family tour to Morocco
Live like nomads, from £884 - £945 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Tatra Mountains family holiday in Slovakia
Action-packed activities combined with culture, from £1057 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Croatia multi sport tour
Dubrovnik to Zagreb with daily outdoor activities, from €1240 (8 days) ex flights
Family teenager holiday in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from £3299 - £3499 (15 days ) inc UK flights
Family holidays in Bavaria
Family holiday experience in beautiful Bavaria, Germany, from £520 (8 days) ex flights
Lapland family winter adventure holiday
A fabulous winter holiday in Finnish Lapland, from £1425 - £1495 (7 days) inc UK flights
Tunisia family holiday
A great introduction to North Africa, from £1005 - £1119 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Family camping holiday in America
Camp under the stars in America, from £1299 - £1649 (12 days) ex flights
Family adventure holiday in Wales
Discovery, fun and exploration in Pembrokeshire, from £375 (5 days) ex flights
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Relaxing & fun family kayaking holiday on Croatian islands, from €615 (8 days) ex flights
Plitvice Lakes family holiday in Croatia
Hiking, rafting, kayaking and cycling in Plitvice Lakes, from £870 (8 days) inc UK flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
Kayaking tour of a vast, spectacular lake in Montenegro, from £625 - £725 (7 days) ex flights
Ardeche family activity holiday in France
Family activities in the magnificent Ardèche Gorge, from £299 - £439 (8 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Italy
Visit Naples Capri Pompeii and Sorrento, from £1219 - £1319 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
A fantastic range of activities in the Tuscan landscape, from £545 (8 days) ex flights
Single parent holiday in Thailand
Thailand - a tour which is both adventurous and relaxing, from £2250 (14 days) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday to Turkey
Centre based activities, from £799 - £899 (8 days) inc UK flights
Iceland family holiday
Refreshing summer holiday to explore Iceland's rugged beauty, from £1750 - £1809 (7 days ) inc UK flights
Croatia activity holiday, Gorski Kotar region
Multi activity holiday in central and coastal Croatia, from €620 - €710 (8 days) ex flights
Family multi-activity holiday in Croatia
A multi-activity trip to stunning Croatia, from £1299 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Morocco family holiday
Discover the sights and sounds of Morocco with the children, from £649 - £705 (8 days ) inc UK flights

248 reviews for Small group family holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group family 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.

Family holiday in Costa Rica
Memorable parts? Tortuguero National Park-beautuful accomodation in the middle of the rainforest with howler monkeys and loads of birdlife very close-boat trip really quiet and special. Zipwiring incredible- Quite physically demanding but worth it as really long-I think 18 in total zip wires and run across a valley with the rainforest beneath you-Amazing. Tips? Great for teenagers- Busy itinary and good mix of wildlife walks/boat trips where you get really close and the adventure... (more)Helen Shard
From £2009 - £2417 including UK 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
Lapland family winter adventure holiday
Riding the snow mobiles over the most beautiful landscape in Nellim and experiencing the true culture of Finnish Lapland has to be the best, but there were so many things that we loved...other included tours that we did like the husky safari, cross country skiing, snow shoe walking... (more)Brenda Foster
The husky sledding was the most interactive and therefore enjoyable day...We had a very happy and relaxing time. The local activities (Haariniva) guide Jaako was a particularly motivated, able, caring, patient and sensible guy. The hotel facilities and staff were very good. (more)Alastair Deery
The holiday was, quite simply, fantastic and it is difficult to pick "best bits". For me it was simply being outdoors in a very different environment. (more)Elizabeth Johnston
From £1425 - £1495 including UK flights
Tatra Mountains family holiday in Slovakia
Memorable parts? Climbing up the Tatra Mountains to be within sight of the Polish border. Tips? Take a good phrase book for Slovakia or brush up your German on food and drink because many of the local restaurants have no one who speaks English and the Menu is not translated into English, so without this your choice of restaurant is very limited, which means you miss out on some real gems of local village life. Local benefits? Yes, but there was scope for more. The hotel we... (more)Rosemary Milton
From £1057 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 £980 including UK flights
Family sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Croatia was jolly good value, beautiful and friendly. (more)Bridget Smith
It was right balance of activities and doing our own thing. I would definitely recommend and will be back. (more)Peter Wightman
We loved loved loved the kayaking which was pitched at just the right level for us with 2 kids, aged 11 years and 8 years but we all agree that the absolute highlight was swimming in the green cave, absolutely unforgettable. (more)Trish Horgan
From €615 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families with teenagers
Go for it! (more)Clare Murray
The best thing for us was when our teenage daughter, an only child, said it was the best holiday ever and she didn't want to leave. (more)Caryn Noad
Met some fabulous new people and made new friends. It was constant fun and laughed a lot! (more)ADELE KILBY
From £525 - £799 excluding flights
Family holiday in Italy
Excellent. Never been on a led holiday before and it was amazing - no stress as everything taken care of but still room for some choices. Where next? (more)Claire Nicol
Great...Climbing Vesuvius and the Capri boat trip were the most memorable parts. (more)Claire Wilde
The holiday in Italy was the 2nd organized by Responsibletravel.com and I am recommending your company to all my friends and family members. Looking forward for the next adventure! (more)Teresa Trippenbach
From £1219 - £1319 including UK 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
Family teenager holiday in Peru
Memorable parts? The camping, food and walking through the Sun Gate and seeing Machu Piccu are a few of my many highlights. Our guide, Reni was terrific and the family we travelled with were super. The holiday gradually gears you up for the big trek, you acclimatise in Cusco before exploring the Sacred Valley and attempting the mountain bike ride. Tips? The accommodation is on the whole fairly basic, with one or two quirky gems, but we weren't expecting the hotel in Agua Calientes... (more)Jo Turnbull
From £3299 - £3499 including UK flights
Pyrenees family activity holiday
Every activity was great - extremely challenging but with great guides who helped us all to succeed (more)Kathy Halliday
The activities were all superbly planned, organised and great fun. White water rafting was enjoyed by all of the family, the scenic mountain walk was enhanced by local species being pointed out for us and information on how the various rock formations occurred. (more)Mary Fretwell
I particularly loved our mountain walk, with spectacular views and carpets of Pyrenean irises, and I think one of the highlights for all of us was swimming in a beautiful mountain lake. (more)Trisha Cochrane
From £725 excluding flights
Croatia multi sport tour
Excellent holiday. Active, without being extreme with a nice balance of travel and visits so we never spent more than 2 hours driving. Excellent guide in Robi who had the right mix of passion and knowledge for Croatia and was happy to share. (more)Andrew Stoter
Fantastic. It is difficult to envisage a better holiday without having a much bigger budget (more)Nick Hughes
Excellent...Everything was great. The guides from Raftrek, Igor and Riba, were superb. They really went out of their way to make it a fantastic trip. (more)Chris Muscutt
From €1240 excluding flights
Family camping holiday in America
Memorable parts? Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, walking amoungst the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon and sleeping under the stars in the Navajo Tribal Lands. The children had the most wonderful time paddling in rivers, playing in the sand, climbing up rocks at the Kodachrome campsite, riding bikes in Yosemite and following the geology time-line in the Grand Canyon. Tips? Mostly don't bother to pitch the tent - just sleep under the stars! Take as little baggage as possible - you... (more)Helen Perry
From £1299 - £1649 excluding flights
Morocco family holiday
It was a great holiday for us with many fond memories I would do this trip again! (more)Elke Franc-Poole
Excellent experience, especially for the children. A great tour to get an idea of different ways of life in Morocco, from rural villages to big cities. (more)Kate Newman
All amazing - sea kayaking over the sunken city, trip on the Gulet, theatre at Xanthos and friendly Turkish people...Relaxing, fun, educational. (more)Amanda Weaver
From £649 - £705 including UK flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
It was amazing to be so busy and active and yet be so refreshed. (more)Philippa Throssell
The kayaking was amazing, the lake is so quiet and often ( nearly always) you are the only people out there! The scenery is stunning, it's quite amazing. (more)Kay Audoire
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
From £625 - £725 excluding flights
Family holiday to Jordan, Journey to the Lost City
At the risk of sounding over the top with enthusiasm I would answer "All of it" to this question. We went to Jordan and returned renewed, stimulated and educated and with a new understanding of the culture, history and politics of the Middle East. This was in in no small way due to the effort and enthusiasm of our guide, Usama Awad. Are all of this companies guides as brilliant as he was? (more)Fiona O
It was a very inspirational holiday...Staying at Dana guesthouse supported a very important nature biosphere. (more)sharyn hall
This trip delivered everything we wanted, adventure, relaxation, new experiences - without having to think too much after a busy year, thanks to our wonderful guide. (more)Tania Riddiford
From £1184 - £1219 including UK flights
Botswana & Zambia family safari
Excellent. As a family experience it could not be beaten. The guides and staff were excellent and made our holiday extremely informative and fun. (more)Neil Maddock
The most memorable part of the holiday was camping in Moremi, Okavango. (more)Lynn Houlding
From £3539 including UK flights
Tuscany family activity holiday
Memorable parts? Simply the location! It was all that you imagine Tuscany to be - a converted farmhouse set in stunning countryside with a view of the surrounding Tuscan countryside that had to be seen to be believed and which afforded the sight of the most wonderful sunsets. That the accommodation was also superb and provided by the most dedicated and hard-working hosts ever made it the most complete location for a holiday in Tuscany. All the local food was pretty stunning too! Tips? 1.... (more)Rowland Cleverley
From £545 excluding flights
Plitvice Lakes family holiday in Croatia
Memorable parts? It was a wonderful week and all the activities were exciting and fun. Being able to leave the hotel to go straight on the river for Stand up Paddle boarding in clear 'cold' water was an excellent way to get used to the water. Both Kayaking days were exhilarating working for young and old alike with good options to take the cascades, jump them or walk down. The Lakes were really beautiful, the cycle experience was complimented by a wonderful stop at the mill with an amazing... (more)Dawn Elvin
From £870 including UK flights
Croatia activity holiday, Gorski Kotar region
Memorable parts? Views from the mountains across to the Adriatic coast, walking in the Una River National Park in Bosnia, drinking Turkish coffee made on a small fire in the mountains, swimming in the icy clear green water of a small river and the majestic beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. Tips? Make sure you have strong supportive footwear-as advised on booking, a lightweight day sac and lightweight kagoule Local benefits? We spent 3 nights staying in rooms in the homes of local... (more)Jenny Lunn
From €620 - €710 excluding flights
Family adventure holiday Kenya
Every day was an adventure, from orphan elephants to flamingos, migration queues of wildebeest, close encounter with lions, elephants and seeing the elusive leopard and cheetah - and that was only the safari aspect. (more)Valerie Rogers
There's so much in terms of both variety and number of experiences, it's hard to capture one moment. Dolphins, elephants, stampeding water buffalo, oh and the wonderful stars at night, and the warm, smiling people. It was all unforgetable. (more)Morag Reid
From £2769 including UK flights
Family holiday in Vietnam
Our guide Hai was fantastic, he had lots of knowledge, had a great sence of humour and looked after us well. He really helped make the holiday as fantastic as it was. (more)Elizabeth Morgan
We were immersed in this really poor country, with the hint of past traumatic occupation and wars, and received the most generous opening of hearts from this 80% buddhist country. (more)Victoria Macdonald
From £1704 - £2204 including UK flights
Family holiday to Morocco, Souks & Mountains
Memorable parts? Choosing the most memorable or exciting part of our holiday would be like gazing into a bowl of beautiful jewels and finding the diamond. What a life-enhancing time we have just had! Travelling with this operator enabled us to see parts of the country we wouldn't otherwise have seen, to meet people we wouldn't otherwise have met and to have visits and guides which we probably otherwise wouldn't have arranged or known about. Best of all, it was all done for us. We only... (more)Julie Hewson
From £849 including UK flights
Family holidays in Bavaria
Memorable parts? Tough choice as it was all brilliant! I'd have to plump for the white water rafting - fabulous, but the via ferrata we arranged on our free day was also awesome. Tips? Make sure you take clothes for the day that you're happy to get very dirty and wet! And make sure you have a pair of trainers you're prepared to throw away after the holiday! Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? Brilliant! Fabulous! Best ever! Superlative! I think you get the... (more)Kevin Groves
From £520 excluding flights
Ardeche family activity holiday in France
The instructors, the professionalism and the enthusiasm they all put in really made this a holiday to remember. From myself as an unfit 40 year old down to my 12 year old son we were looked after and made to feel welcome. (more)Andrew Riley
Seeing my children develop new skills and challenging skills in a safe environment was the most memorable part of the holiday...Excellent. (more)Briane Loram
5 stars, listen, I never fill in feedback forms but this company has given my family the best holiday ever and basically we are all looking to go again. Well done everyone involved! (more)Andrew Riley
From £299 - £439 excluding flights
Brazil family holiday
Rio was the least interesting. Everywhere else was fantastic. Amazing sites. Great circuit...Amazon lodge guide and Rio guide great. (more)Isabelle Dubois
The entire trip was extremely memorable, but, the most exciting part was swimming in the Amazon River System. (more)Matthew Fitzgerald
From £2694 including UK flights
Borneo family holiday to see Orangutans
In Borneo we met and travelled with like minded families and individuals, who along with good humoured guides added enormously to the pleasure of the trip. It was excellent and would thoroughly recommend for those who are adventurous, like variety and don't mind a bit of roughing. (more)Michael Mosley
It was a fantastic holiday and I felt that we were away for much longer than we actually were. We got to visit amazing places and it felt like an adventure but at all times it was stress-free and safe (which really helps when travelling with young children). (more)Emma Beeston
Fantastic! Aided greatly by a local guide who was both extremely knowledgeable, organised, and tolerant of persistent questioning by both the children and adults on the trip. (more)Barbara Burke
From £1979 - £2294 including UK flights
Family adventure holiday to Nepal
The whole experience will live with us forever and it is almost impossible to single out separate elements. Overall the people were fantastic, so friendly, helpful and humorous and our guide was simply outstanding. (more)Andrew Mackay
The most exciting part was the snow - so long since we have had 'real' snow in the south of England. (more)Jilly Knight
The trek was an excellent adventure - Jagan, our guide was outstanding, especially with our children (7 & 5 years old) who were able to walk the entire trek! (more)Lisa Kelly
From £2004 - £2195 including UK flights
Galapagos family holiday
We loved the holiday - it was the whole family's favourite to date and was made special because of the other families and the Guides, esp. in the Galapagos where Pedro, the local guide, was intelligent, fun and great with the children. (more)Vimty Muir
The most memorable part of our holiday was the unique wildlife, unafraid of humans - the seals especially. The local people were very friendly and worth spending money on to benefit their economy - children beautiful. (more)Barry A Clout
From £2948 - £3228 including UK flights
Family adventure holiday in Wales
Excellent - the staff could not do enough to help, and as a beginner on most activities, there was enough to do. The activities were also suitable for a range of ages and abilities. (more)Jamie Stevenson
Very, very good. We had a great time as a family and met another lovely family with children of similar ages also some lovely people there for kayaking. Very sociable. Family friendly atmosphere. Fabulous staff. (more)Marian Carton-Sheehy
The activities were fantastic! The guides made it so enjoyable even when you were a little bit achey from the day before!...Fantastic! The whole family enjoyed it. Great people, great activities, great food - overall a great adventure! (more)Jill Ferries
From £375 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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