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

By joining a group of like-minded families, with itineraries created by tour operators who really know what families want and how family dynamics work, you are taking so much pressure off the organisation front. Small group family holidays are perfect for a teenagers in Peru, camping in America's national parks, coasteering in Wales, horse riding in Catalonia or island to island sea kayaking in Croatia. Groups may be small, but the choice is vast.
Family holiday in Vietnam
Explore the lively streets and hidden corners of Vietnam, from £1704 - £1894 (15 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 - £1425 (11 days ) inc UK flights
Family safari in Tanzania
Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches, from £3109 - £3325 (12 days ) inc UK flights
Family tour to Morocco
Live like nomads, from £889 - £964 (8 days ) inc UK flights

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Japan family holiday
Be transported into a world of cultural mystery and intrigue, from £3118 - £3368 (13 days ) inc UK flights
Family holiday to Jordan, Journey to the Lost City
Experience the best of Jordan, from £1164 - £1381 (8 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 £1949 - £2499 (14 days) inc UK flights
Croatia multi sport tour
Dubrovnik to Zagreb with daily outdoor activities, from €1240 - €1340 (8 days) ex flights
Plitvice Lakes family holiday in Croatia
Hiking, rafting, kayaking and cycling in Plitvice Lakes, from £820 (8 days) inc UK flights
Gozo family activity holiday in Malta
Family activity holiday on the beautiful Island of Gozo, from £1295 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family teenager holiday in Peru
An active itinerary in Peru’s varied terrain, from £2935 - £3309 (15 days ) inc UK flights
Family holiday in Costa Rica
The perfect place to take your family, from £2019 - £2553 (16 days ) inc UK flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Family Biking and camping adventure in Kenya and Tanzania, from US $2800 (16 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 activity holiday in the French Alps
Multi-activity family adventure holiday in the French Alps, from £575 (8 days) ex flights
Istria multisport holiday in Croatia
Multi activity tour including most beautiful Istrian places, from €620 - €790 (8 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
Kayaking tour of a vast, spectacular lake in Montenegro, from £645 - £695 (7 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Italy
Visit Naples Capri Pompeii and Sorrento, from £1144 - £1409 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Morocco family holiday
Discover the sights and sounds of Morocco with the children, from £639 - £749 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Family multi-activity holiday in Croatia
A multi-activity trip to stunning Croatia, from £1319 - £1346 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Pyrenees family holiday, Andorra
An action-packed centre-based summer activity-week, from £929 - £999 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Iceland family holiday
Refreshing summer holiday to explore Iceland's rugged beauty, from £1794 (7 days ) inc UK flights
Tunisia family holiday
A great introduction to North Africa, from £1005 - £1119 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Malta family holiday
A week in Malta & Gozo, from £879 - £999 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Cuba family holiday
Friendly island of Cuba, from £1708 - £2048 (12 days ) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday to Turkey
Centre based activities, from £849 - £999 (8 days) inc UK flights
Family adventure holiday in Wales
Discovery, fun and exploration in Pembrokeshire, from £375 - £559 (5 days) ex flights
Family camping holiday in America
Camp under the stars in America, from £1459 - £1649 (13 days) ex flights

238 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 £2019 - £2553 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 US $2800 excluding flights
Croatia multi sport tour
There were many great moments. Kayaking in the Adriatic was fantastic. Dubrovnik is incredible. The national parks Krka and Plitvice were spectacular. (more)Stan Hills
Over the top fantastic. (more)Stan Hills
Most memorable would definitely be the stories that our guide Mica told of his life in the country and how things changed due to the 'homeland' wars. (more)Christine Merrall
From €1240 - €1340 excluding flights
Croatia family adventure holiday, 2 weeks
As I've told my friends when I talk about our Croatian adventure, I honestly don't know how this trip could have been any better. (more)Jennifer Cohen
One of the best holidays ever. The whole holiday was well organised and the tour organisers were extremely friendly and efficient. We would not hesitate to book another holiday though Responsible Travel as soon as possible. (more)l Church
From £1598 excluding 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
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 €650 - €750 excluding flights
Family holiday to India, sightseeing and safari
Memorable parts? It was all such a memorable trip! I guess the biggest pleasure I had this time was sharing my love of India with my 11 year old granddaughter. Jaipur was wonderful, as were the frescos in Nawalgarh and the amazing hotel in Surajgarh and I haven't mentioned Agra and Fatepur Sikri! Tips? Check the weather, it's cold overnight and early starts mean you need warm clothing as well as lighter cottons for the day time. My granddaughter had a problem with spicy food and... (more)Kathryn Park
From £1289 - £1425 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 £695 - £805 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
It was a fantastic holiday, extremely well organised, great fun, really active, gave us loads to talk and laugh about. The children are already planning next year's trip. We have been raving about it to all our friends. (more)Céline Dignan
From £799 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
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 £2935 - £3309 including UK 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 £1144 - £1409 including UK 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 £1459 - £1649 excluding flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Simply our best summer holiday ever (more)Jane Hansesgaard
Eleven out of ten! Six stars out of five!! (more)Arthur O'Hara
The whole holiday was really perfect for us. Particularly memorable was the overnight trip up to the mountain refuge and the white water rafting. (more)Alissa Goodman
From £745 excluding 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 £645 - £695 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 £1164 - £1381 including UK 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 £639 - £749 including UK 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 £820 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
Istria multisport holiday in Croatia
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 - €790 excluding flights
Costa Rica family adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The friends we made, the beautiful unspoilt rainforest, the abundant wildlife, and the lovely beaches. Tips? Prepare for a wide temp variation - cooler and wetter in the forests, and very warm and dry on the beaches. Take insect repellent, sunscreen, a waterproof and a hat. Its safe to drink the water so take a bottle and refill. The food is lovely, not spicy, plenty of fruits and variety with something for every palate. You will take so many photos! Binoculars are... (more)Sophie Headland
From £1929 - £2079 including UK 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
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 - £1894 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 £2065 - £2075 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 £2045 - £2375 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 £2803 - £3168 including UK flights
Peloponnese family activity holiday in Greece
It was lovely and authentic, not mobbed with foreign tourists, we felt we got to meet local people in their setting. Fabulous part of Greece with so much to see and do. Tripoli is not a tourist destination, which was nice in some ways but we stayed there a little long, the hotel could do with a pool, could be nice to also have a couple of nights elsewhere. (more)Julie Dickerson
Absolutely wonderful. Every day was different, but wonderful. We really enjoyed the scenery, the food, the people and the activities. (more)Angela Terrill
Fantastic holiday. Will certainly go there again. We spend the following week in Creta and enjoyed beaches and diving. Will have to there again to see other Greek wonders, including vineyard and olives trees. (more)Celine Bergeron
From €840 excluding 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 - £559 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
Family activity holiday in the French Alps
10 out of 10...We had the best holiday we've ever had! (more)Theresa Reynolds
One of the best family holiday weeks we've had. (more)Charlotte Warwick
Beautiful area and lots of helpful information from the staff of the chalet. (more)Leah Stern
From £575 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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