Menu

Small group with special offers holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Updated daily, here’s a list of some of the wonderful special offers on small group holidays on this site. The list is not exclusive, but we know for a fact these guys are offering great deals. Some of these are for late availability, and all are from leading responsible operators. Hurry though, they won’t last forever…
Oman small group tour
Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery, from £1375 (7 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
Summer time trekking and Naadam adventure through Mongolia, from £1738 - £2540 (17 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holiday, island explorer
An ideal introduction to Sri Lanka, from £2200 - £2600 (16 days) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £698 - £774 (7 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover the culture and food of Thailand, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
Leisurely stay in Finnish Lapland & an Aurora Alert system, from £1138 - £1248 (5 days) inc UK flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Small group accommodated safari Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, from €2895 (21 days) ex flights
Burma cultural holiday
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1499 (15 days) ex flights
Isle of Mull and west coast of Scotland cruise
Cruise the idyllic coast around the Scottish Island of Mull, from £1795 - £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1000 - €1100 (7 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Adventure holiday through spectacular nomadic Mongolia, from £1554 - £2345 (15 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at Montenegro's stunning Lake Skadar, from £525 (7 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain
Grazalema - a walkers and nature lovers paradise, from £899 (8 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
Kayaking tour of a vast, spectacular lake in Montenegro, from £520 (7 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holiday for solo travellers
Sri Lanka small group: Culture, Elephants, Dolphins & more, from £2300 (15 days) inc UK flights
Mongolia cultural holiday & Naadam Festival
Summer based slow paced journey through nomadic Mongolia, from £1535 - £2178 (14 days) ex flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
Sierra Nevada and Las Alpujarras self guided walking, from €295 - €565 (8 days) ex flights
Turkey small group tour
Discover the wonders of Turkey on this 10 day tour, from £639 - £719 (10 days) ex flights
Small group tour of Turkey
The perfect introduction to cosmopolitan and memorial Turkey, from £529 - £589 (8 days) ex flights
Eastern Mongolia small group holiday
A journey through the hidden landscapes of eastern Mongolia, from £1623 - £2288 (16 days) ex flights
Slovakia family holiday, winter in High Tatras
Family winter holiday in the High Tatra Mountains, from €799 (8 days) ex flights
Family culture & adventure holiday to Egypt
An Egyptian adventure the whole family will remember, from £899 - £1049 (12 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Spain
A hikers paradise in unspoilt Spain, from €560 - €850 (8 days) ex flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
Award winning craft holidays in the Highlands of Scotland, from £745 - £945 (8 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Montenegro
Guided walking holiday in gorgeous Montenegro, from £470 (7 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday
See Turkey from a traditional gulet, from £899 (12 days) ex flights
Galapagos activity holiday
Trek, bike, kayak and snorkel on this fantastic adventure, from £1695 (8 days) ex flights
Caledonian Canal cruise in Scotland, via Loch Ness
Scottish Cruise taking in the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, from £1795 - £1995 (7 days) ex flights
Algeria holidays, Desert and History
Explore the history and culture of Algeria, from £1895 - £2135 (12 days) ex flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from £698 - £862 (7 days) ex flights

207 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 responsibletravel.com. 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 £1795 - £1995 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Memorable, beautiful, with a bit of challenge [especially for a 75 year old, me] (more)Elizabeth Wingate
The most memorable parts were: Travelling across vast plains in the Gobi, with no roads no buildings no artificial light, and stopping to listen to the silence. The immense blue sky. The generosity and kindness of Mongolians... (more)Alison Cathles
From £1554 - £2345 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group tour
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
From €2895 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
They were the perfect hosts! They always catered for our every need and went out of their way to make sure that our stay was an enjoyable one. We would not hesitate to book this holiday again! (more)Joanne Anagnostu
The location is stunning, Marina and Gianluca make you feel welcome, and they work exceedingly hard to ensure that you have an enjoyable stay. We came to learn cookery, but Marina ensures you know about so much more. I can't wait to try some of the recipes we have been taught. (more)Joanne Wilkins
It was amazing. One of the best holidays I have ever had (& I am old...so have had a few!) I can honestly not praise this trip enough. It was FABULOUS. (more)Hilary Brett
From €1000 - €1100 excluding flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
This was an excellent holiday. Our hosts were wonderful, the other guests (all British) were delightful, and the hikes, food, and wine were exceptional. (more)Katherine Layton
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
From £698 - £774 excluding flights
Northern lights short break, Finland
It was in my top three holidays and I have travelled a lot. An absolute must! (more)Thomas White
The most memorable part of the holiday was husky sledging...Daughter said, "best holiday ever". (more)Alison Ferguson
When the skies opened up on our final night, it was like a big bow on top of a really special present. Amazing!...This was an amazing adventure. I would really recommend participating in all the activities as they provided me with an enthusiastic adventure each and every day. (more)Rene Ostapuk
From £1138 - £1248 including UK flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
The trips took us to amazing places we would never have found on our own and we saw and did things we haven't done before. A fab trip. (more)mike platten
The best holiday we've had for quite a while. Montenegro is a beautiful country, well worth exploring, (more)Jo Jackosn
Top marks and I hope Ben & Emma who clearly have a long term plan are successful....The whole experience was fabulous. The highlight was spotting a Horned Viper whilst out on a trek with Emma ! (more)Peter Sorge
From £525 excluding flights
Oman small group tour
Memorable parts? 'Most memorable' is a hard call - I lost count of the number of times we said, 'Isn't that amazing!' Going to St George's Basilica for the Christmas Eve service on 6th January. How the stars blazed when we camped 12,000 feet up in the Simien mountains. Staying in a traditional house in the old quarter in the Muslim town of Harar. Meeting the Scottish lady who is setting up a restaurant in Lalibela. Tips? Take full advantage of the tour operators knowledge and experience... (more)Helen Yapp
From £1375 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure trekking holiday & Naadam Festival
Memorable parts? The ENTIRE trip was outstanding and amazing... the expertise of the guide, the enthusiasm for the country, the love of the country was thrilling. The NAADAM festival (which was what enticed me to going on this trip was even MORE than I had imagined Tips? Let Jess (the tour operator) guide you as to what you are most interested in seeing/experiencing. She is just so knowledge I had her plan a trip for my grandson and myself that I felt would be a great introduction... (more)Eve Solomon
From £1738 - £2540 excluding flights
Burma cultural holiday
Our guide was particularly good, he had a vast knowledge of the country, Buddhism etc. (more)susan harris
Going on public transport was very interesting and the people are so lovely and friendly and helpful. (more)Christine Sullivan
From £1499 excluding flights
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 £2200 - £2600 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
Small group tours to Japan
Memorable parts? Walking in the countryside - seeing parts of Japan that I would never have discovered on my own and being guided by a reliable expert. Asuka, Dorogawa and the Mitarai Gorge were particularly memorable. Also - wonderful exotic food, charming ryokans and soothing onsens. (And the company of like-minded fellow travellers.) Tips? Ensure that you are fit enough to do the walking required, get a really good rucksack and carry as little as possible. There are drinks and... (more)Una Dinning
From £2390 excluding flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
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
I loved the whole process of gathering natural materials (lichen, fungus, nettles, birch bark, etc) to dye the wool, the dyeing itself and the amazing array of colours we created with single and secondary dyes. (more)Jennifer Woodward
From £745 - £945 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Montenegro, Lake Skadar
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
Swimming in mountain pools and lakes, from the breathtakingly cold to the sublimely warm. Kayaking across an almost deserted lake and feeling special and privileged to be able to share in such a spectacular landscape...This has been an incredible holiday, we didn't stop saying how wonderful it was all the time we were there. (more)Jane Barnes
From £520 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Montenegro
gotta be five stars for all the above reasons, still glowing from it ten days later! (more)jon Aldous
There were many memorable events; easing ourselves into crystal clear, fresh water, freezing rock pools! The 2 excellent meals prepared for us by Tania at her home...everything home produced. (more)April Saltmarsh
The most memorable part was the trip to Kayak on lake Skada. (more)Lynn Murray
From £470 excluding flights
Mongolia adventure holiday
Excellent. The operator delivered on what was promised. They are knowledgeable and experienced. I feel I experienced most of the various Mongolian climatic areas, from the desert to the mountains and northern lakes. (more)Marian Herz
Excellent. It had a good mix of tourist activities with more non-touristy things. Meeting the local Mongolian people was the best part of this trip. (more)Stephanie McDonald
From £1990 - £2938 excluding flights
Eastern Mongolia small group holiday
It was a brilliant way to experience Mongolia, felt part of the way of life - well as much as you could in 2 weeks. (more)Lynne George
Mongolia is an incredible country ... it's so vast and never-ending. The people are very noble and their hospitality is very generous...Absolutely EXCELLENT. (more)Susan Margaret (Sue) Fox
From £1623 - £2288 excluding flights
Galapagos activity holiday
Memorable parts? The SEA LIONS are great encounters. Especially on San Cristobal Island being such close proximity with them on beaches is almost unheard of anywhere else in the world! That is a real specialty of the trip! Walking the Volcano surfaces on Isabel Island was amazing too! Tips? Organised tours don't seem to include the chance to be able to Scooba Dive with the Sea Lions or other sea life, so best to book that separately by extending your holiday by 1 day or skip the... (more)Anni Jancsek
From £1695 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Grazalema, Andalucia, Spain
Absolutely excellent...the best parts were the walks and the people particularly the guide, Eva. She was amazing (more)geraldine goulding
Walking on the hills was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Steve Williams
From £899 excluding 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 £2100 - £2250 including UK flights
Sri Lanka holiday for solo travellers
Memorable parts? Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Tim Harber
From £2300 including UK flights
Turkey small group tour
Memorable parts? Cappadocia and balloon flight. Tips? Take euro's and take universal sink plug. Local benefits? Yes we supported local businesses and co-operatives. Overall rating? Excellent for travel but well below average for accommodation. (star ratings not reflected on services). (more)Judith and Alan Hepburn
From £639 - £719 excluding flights
Sierra Nevada self guided walking, Spain
It was a brilliant holiday. Dan, our guide, is very knowledgeable about the local area and is a very experienced walker. He paced the walks to accommodate each member of the group ensuring that the walks were enjoyed by all. Each of the walks was varied and we therefore encountered many different types of beautiful scenery, plant and wildlife. (more)Elayne Jackson
Discovering an entirely new area of spectacular mountain scenery, scenic mountain villages, traditional rural practices and historic sites - and above all, the sunshine and perfect peace! (more)Anne Jones
From €295 - €565 excluding flights
Small group tour of Turkey
We enjoyed the trip. It was well organized. It was a good example of small group travel in an interesting place. The most memorable things were the amazing historical sites and the excellent Turkish food. (more)Barry Singer
Going to Troy, even for too short a time was the most memorable part og the holiday (more)Mary Brown
From £529 - £589 excluding flights
Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday
Memorable parts? Istanbul. Tips? Don't expect it all to go to plan. Local benefits? No way of telling. Overall rating? Very good, but the problems experienced by all of our group with hotels was disappointing. (more)Jim Robinson
From £899 excluding flights
Isle of Mull and Glencoe heritage cruise in Scotland
Memorable parts? Seeing the glorious scenery & the huge pod of dolphins who played round the boat for ages giving us a wonderful display Tips? Pack light, don't need much but don't forget the waterproofs Local benefits? Definitely Overall rating? 5 star (more)Margaret Brayshay
From £1795 excluding flights
Snow Leopard tracking in the Himalayas
Memorable parts? Actually being able to watch snow leopards in the wild - the main aim of the trip. We spent nearly 50 hours watching interaction between several different cats including hunting and mating. Tips? Make sure you have good telescope, binoculars and camera lenses. Even if you don't see snow leopards, they are needed for the birdlife. Suggest getting a solar powered charger for electrical equipment - they don't weigh much and work really well. Have a care if you suffer... (more)Liz Cooke
From £2395 - £2675 excluding flights
Botswana camping safaris
Indescribably lovely...the most memorable parts were wild camping and interactions with wildlife! (more)Becky Sandford
10 out of 10....The truly wonderful and magical Okavango boat journey. Softly, silently being punted through the waterways, between the reeds and framed by trees and punctuated by birdsong and and gentle soft water ripples. Victoria Falls - seeing is believing. (more)Colin Pilkington
From €1595 excluding flights
Tanzania & Zanzibar holiday, 12 days
Memorable parts? The company were very flexible when preparing the trip and send us all the information we needed on a timely manner. All the lodges were very nice and the organization was really good. The best part was definitely our driver guide, Hamisi, who explained us so many things about the wildlife and the culture in Tanzania, responded to all our questions, and was really flexible and kind. We made us feel safe all the time and we really had a great time with him. Tips? Local... (more)Marta Miret
From US $3340 - US $3440 excluding flights

Holiday Reviews

You can trust responsibletravel.com reviews because, unlike many other schemes, reviews can ONLY be written by people who we have verified have been on the holidays. In addition, we don't run these holidays ourselves - our only interest is giving you the best independent advice.

Read our review policy

Unedited reviews from other travellers

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
Convert currencies