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Small group with special offers holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Small group with special offer holidays offer loads of practical ideas for your next travel experiences with the chance to see the world as part of a small group certainly adding to the attraction of a great deal or bargain. Sailing in Scotland, exploring the Silk Road or heading off to Umbria on a cooking course; whatever floats your boat, we’ve got everything that you need to get started.
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £690 - £964 (3 days) ex flights
La Paz to Buenos Aires overland truck tour
Overland from the Altiplano to Argentina's grasslands, from £680 - £900 (21 days) ex flights
Sailing holiday in the Aegean Sea
Unique sailing adventure off the beaten track in Greece, from £458 - £558 (7 days) ex flights

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Small group holidays to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from £2195 (17 days) ex flights
Family safari in Tanzania
Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches, from £3134 - £3350 (12 days ) inc UK flights
Overland tour from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
Experience the incredible diversity of Southern Africa, from £545 (23 days) ex flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from £2888 (19 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Camino de Santiago in the North of Spain +practical Spanish, from €400 (7 days) ex flights
Silk Road adventure holiday
Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road, from £1995 - £1999 (14 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £964 (6 days) ex flights
Romania adventure holiday
An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania, from £1699 (14 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1190 - €1240 (7 days) ex flights
Pyrenees activity holiday
Enjoy an action packed week in the Pyrenees, from £463 - £605 (8 days) ex flights
Family holiday in Italy
Visit Naples Capri Pompeii and Sorrento, from £1060 - £1539 (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
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Burma cultural holiday
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1499 - £1699 (15 days) ex flights
Learn Spanish & yoga in the Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish & Pilates + Yoga in stunning green Spain, from €415 (5 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1866 - £2095 (7 days) ex flights
Croatia family activity week
A 'relaxingly active' holiday on the Croatian island of Vis, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Highlights of Laos holiday
Experience the very best of Laos on this small group tour, from £795 - £1195 (6 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka small group holiday
Culture, sights & wildlife. No supplement for single rooms, from £2275 (15 days) inc UK flights
Family winter holiday in Slovakia
A week of snow-filled activity, from £1369 (8 days ) inc UK flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from £1425 - £1695 (7 days) ex flights
Walking in Andalucia
Guided walking holidays in Spain. Best climate in Europe, from £525 - £775 (8 days) ex flights
Iran cultural holiday
A captivating land dripping with history and culture, from £2499 (15 days) ex flights
Malta family holiday
A week in Malta & Gozo, from £814 - £1083 (8 days ) inc UK flights
Mumbai to Delhi tour through Rajasthan, India
Explore local culture and discover the majesty of Rajasthan, from £1200 (14 days) ex flights

365 reviews for Small group with special offers holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group with special offers 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.

Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Memorable parts? The whole of our holiday was wonderful. The crew were all great, friendly and so helpful. The food was delicious every meal, and plentiful too! The cruise was the best way to see some of Scotland’s beautiful scenery and wildlife. The only fault, we wished it didn't have to end! Tips? Don't forget your binoculars. Sensible shoes and a waterproof for when up on deck and the weather damp. Local benefits? I am not sure about these things as we didn't buy any... (more)julie Clease
From £1866 - £2095 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
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
Romania adventure holiday
Excellent...there were too many highlights for us to single out any one experience as the most memorable. Every day was memorable and for all the right reasons. (more)Gerald Sherry
Successful (more)Marcia Westreich
One of the most memorable things was the beautiful Carpathian countryside and the people working in the fields as of yesteryear. The haymaking and haystacks were fascinating and we all fell in love with rural Romania. (more)Joan Houston
From £1699 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
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
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
Silk Road adventure holiday
Memorable parts? Mogao Caves Tips? The local food is lovely - go with an open mind Local benefits? Yes in that it put some money into local companies or people, but no for the transport required to get there and travel about Overall rating? Very good (more)Peter Kerr
From £1995 - £1999 excluding 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
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 £1060 - £1539 including UK flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
Excellent .. I didn't want to leave Panes. (more)Lynn Molloy
The entire week was good fun and well organised. I was a complete beginner in Spanish and was surprised at how much ground we managed to cover. The teachers and walking guide were all very friendly and accommodating. (more)Paula Rutherford
I had a great time in ways I didn't expect. The area is stunning and I loved the local food. (more)Christine Riley
From €400 excluding flights
Burma cultural holiday
I've fallen in love with this country, didn't want to leave, enjoyed every minute, will defiantly go back one day. (more)Andy Rowlands
All the guides we had were Myanmar people, trained in the country and speaking good English. They were keen for us to see that the country has a chance for positive development and were happy to discuss social and economic prospects. (more)Phil Raybould
I loved it, the Myanmar people are very friendly and helpful. I will definitely go back. (more)Mark Meyrick
From £1499 - £1699 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Brilliant, amazing and so informative and well organised by our guide Etienne (more)Anne Marie Murray
For me it was a life long goal to see Machu Picchu, which no picture or video can replace the memories logged in my head of the sheer size and awe of this place. But also whilst travelling through other countries, the beautiful landscapes just amaze you. (more)Michael North
Every day was a wonderful experience during our stay in Brazil and Ecuador but I guess the Galapagos will be the most memorable. (more)Ann Hammersley
From £2888 excluding 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
Sri Lanka small group holiday
Memorable parts? Everything. The mixture of styles and settings was 100% amazing. Each one fulfilling a different part of the Sri Lanka experience. Each one had novelty; each one was for me just right. I could not and did not expect anything better on this style and type of tour. Tips? Don't worry. Just relax and go with the flow. Everyone without exception that we met and who assisted us was magnificent. Local benefits? Yes. We also benefited from more local insight than... (more)Tim Harber
From £2275 including UK flights
North Spain small group holiday, culture & adventure
Memorable parts? Picnic at La Guardia and day free to explore Bilbao. Lots of nice pintxo. Tips? Use packed bag, because lots of walking with luggages. Its manageable anyway, just that packed bag is easier. Local benefits? No idea. Overall rating? It just great and too short for me. (more)Swiss Nge
From £922 - £1205 excluding flights
Mumbai to Delhi tour through Rajasthan, India
A fantastic experience. I feel I learned so much about India. This was the best possible experience I could have had. (more)Pauline Hughes
This was more than a holiday, it was an experience...If you relish the thought of the unexpected and want to see some authentic indian life, this tour is for you. (more)susan richards
Sharing meals and time with local families. In their homes and on a camel trek were certainly two of the highlights. Having Krishna as a guide added a special dimension to the trip. (more)terry matthews
From £1200 excluding flights
Tour of  Northern Italy
It was fantastic and we would do it again in a heartbeat. We are already talking about where we will be going next. (more)Jeffrey Maclusky
Every destination was exciting to experience but my favorites were the Cinque Terra, Lake Como, and the bike ride in Lucca. (more)Cheryl Wilkins
From £2265 - £3080 excluding flights
Biking holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
I would go again without hesitation. A perfectly organized tour with enough space for individual changes. Well done! (more)Roman Holderbach
The most memorable part of our holiday was the time spent in a very remote area of Tanzania with the Masai. We were privileged to visit their homes and witness their day to day living. An amazing experience! (more)Susan Ducollet-Holliday
Brilliant! I have done supported tours in USA, Cuba, Brazil and Europe and this is the gold standard in terms of support, food, attention to detail, professionalism, friendliness etc. etc. I cannot recommend this company too highly. Go have fun! (more)Jane Thurnell-Read
From US $3100 - US $3290 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 £1289 - £1451 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 £544 - £659 including UK flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
Excellent - a truly amazing holiday for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best holidays we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable holiday. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
From £1425 - £1695 excluding flights
Croatia family activity week
The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. (more)Paul Irving
Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. (more)Diane Johnson
Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). (more)Diana Lloyd
From £820 - £940 excluding flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
Going through the whole process of watching the sheep being sheared, working with the fleece, gathering plants to dye with, creating amazing colours and then using them to create my felted wall hanging. (more)Kathy Lovatt
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
From £845 - £995 excluding flights
Croatia island family activity holiday for teenagers
Jumping into the freezing source water after a bike ride in intense heat was an amazing feeling...Excellent! We hope to come again and do it all over! (more)Andrea Freely
The most memorable parts were the people, the food, the island! We felt at home with the staff of the wonderful Illyrian Resort...This is a fantastic family owned business that provides the nicest and most soothing atmosphere to relax and enjoy with your family. (more)Fernando Colchero
From £799 excluding flights
Iran cultural holiday
Be prepared to be welcomed everywhere! The Iranians are delightful people! (more)Danica Trim
An excellent experience with the right amount of sightseeing and free time. (more)Rosemary Rennie
From £2499 excluding flights
Fiji cruise, escape to paradise
Memorable parts? The Blue Lagoon Cruise, no question. We did the 3 day cruise 15 years ago, always said we would do it again, this time the 7 day cruise. We worried a bit, wondering if it would be as good, but it was fabulous! We would highly recommend it, if you like small ships. We also had 6 days on the 'mainland' 2 days on Bounty Island, it was okay if you were 20 (our guide said she thought we were 30)nothing on the island but the resort, and extremely loud music! We had a 2 day... (more)Ms Adrian Redford
From £1419 excluding flights
Madrid to Marrakech holiday
Memorable parts? Morocco, the people, places and food. Tips? Travel light. Take easy care clothing that dries overnight. Take some scarves to refresh your wardrobe. Local benefits? Yes in some instances as locals were given work but at other times they seemed to use the tour group as an easy means of money. Overall rating? Great experience, great food and great like minded people. (more)Jan Tydde
From £1275 - £1720 excluding flights
Scotland wildlife cruise, marine biology
Memorable parts? I loved the whole atmosphere of being on the St Hilda, learning about how to sail a boat and discovering the wildlife around us. Sailing towards Arran under the blue sky was absolutely fantastic. Also, fishing for our dinner and catching lobster and crabs in our lobster pot was so exciting! Colette and Michael looked after us so well - they were the perfect hosts! And Colette cooks the most delicious meals! Tips? Remember taking the right gear so you can enjoy your... (more)N.Z
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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