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

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Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1100 - €1300 (6 days) ex flights
Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
Active adventure beyond the beaten path through S.E. Asia, from £1775 (21 days) ex flights
Family safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar
Big game, comfortable lodges, stunning Indian Ocean beaches, from £2839 - £3045 (10 days ) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £681 - £755 (7 days) ex flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
Sea kayaking to some of the most remote beaches on earth, from £1595 - £1695 (10 days) ex flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Family multi activity week in Croatia, for fun & relaxation!, from €599 (8 days) ex flights
South East China photography holiday
Discover ethnic minorities and natural wonders of China., from €1950 - €2100 (10 days) ex flights
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice
Photographic trip coastal landscapes, ice & northern lights., from £2250 - £2350 (10 days) ex flights
Caledonian Canal cruise in Scotland, via Loch Ness
Scottish Cruise taking in the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, from £1880 (7 days) ex flights
Cuba adventure tours
Explore authentic Cuba using homestays and local guides, from US $335 - US $485 (8 days) ex flights
Discover Cuba holiday, 15 days
Experience the Real Cuba on this 15 day Cultural Adventure, from £710 (15 days) ex flights
Antarctica cruises
Wildlife expeditions to Antarctica's legendary landscape!, from US $3995 - US $35000 (11 days) ex flights
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours
Discover Bhutan for a once in a lifetime experience, from £1105 (11 days) ex flights
Taiwan holiday, small group tour
Explore the diversity of Asia's best travel secret, from £1845 - £1895 (14 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday
See Turkey from a traditional gulet!, from £810 (12 days) ex flights
Small group tour to Cuba
Discover the fascinating diversity of Cuba, from US $1145 - US $1295 (20 days) ex flights
Central India holiday, culture and wildlife
The very best of central India's wildlife and history, from £2350 (16 days) ex flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie, from £707 - £846 (7 days) ex flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from £1250 - £1350 (7 days) ex flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Encounter an orangutan & hike through virgin rainforest, from £1125 - £1355 (11 days) ex flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from £2195 - £2396 (17 days) ex flights
Cuba cultural tours
Experience authentic Cuba with home-stays and local guides, from US $895 - US $950 (15 days) ex flights
Walking holidays in Spain
A hikers paradise in unspoilt Spain., from €560 - €850 (8 days) ex flights
Small group tour of Turkey
The perfect introduction to cosmopolitan and memorial Turkey, from £479 - £589 (8 days) ex flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from £681 - £846 (7 days) ex flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
Hike in outstanding natural landscapes where wildlife roam, from CA $1895 (11 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holiday for solo travellers
Sri Lanka for Solos: Culture, Elephants, Dolphins & more, from £2300 (15 days) inc UK flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Combines Angkor's temples with lesser known Cambodian sites, from £2050 - £2250 (11 days) inc UK flights
Archaeology holiday in Greece
A small-group archaeology tour of Greece, from €1150 (8 days) ex flights
Victoria Falls to Cape Town small group holiday
Explore the best of Southern Africa's wildlife and nature., from £846 - £1100 (22 days) ex flights

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

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Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
5*++++++++ It was absolutely superb! The operator may be a small company but it's dedication to providing the best service and most rounded and authentic personal experience of the country meant that I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone. (more)Alice Ross
This trip was an amazing introduction to southeast Asia for me. I felt that my experience of Thailand and Laos was enhanced by this trip...Trekking throughout the north of Laos was amazing. We had a wonderful guide that was proud to show of his country, people, food, history and culture's. (more)Amy Worthington
From £1775 excluding flights
Archaeology holiday in Greece
We will have lasting memories of the wonderful ancient sites, beautiful villages and towns, fantastic food and the friendly people of this diverse and attractive region (more)Andrew Douglas
Walking on tracks that were not tourist tracks was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)Louis Mcmanus
It was excellent in every way. I wouldn't hesitate to do another tour with Chrisos and his crew...Chrstos and everyone he works with were incredibly accommodating. I think there may be more than one Christos, given everything he does. (more)Tim Kearley
From €1150 excluding flights
Northern Lights photography holiday in Iceland, coast & ice
What was the most memorable part of the holiday? - Everything!...Excellent! (more)Chada Ruangtoowagoon
Fabulous, never to be forgotten...the excitement of 'getting' the Northern Lights was really great. (more)Doreen Kelly
I think everyone who went on this trip would return in the future given the chance. I will certainly be back next year. Overall a great holiday and learning experience. (more)Malcolm Park
From £2250 - £2350 including domestic flights only
Antarctica cruises
Memorable parts? Seeing the interplay between the animals, icebergs, glaciers, sea and sky. Tips? First: TAKE THE TRIP TO ANTARCTICA. It is unforgettable. If Miami is not on a direct route to Buenos Aires, fly there directly.Be sure to bring the right clothing. Being out on the water or a hill is COLD with the wrong clothes. Spend as much time on the bridge of the ship as possible. Go to all of the lectures. Meet new people Local benefits? No people to benefit in Antarctica. However,... (more)Stephen Kohn
From US $3995 - US $35000 excluding flights
South East China photography holiday
Memorable parts? Oktay gave me a wonderful introduction to China from all his (and his assistant Sandy's) experience. He knew just the right places to go for photography and the right people to meet. Oktay is a great professional and I had an excellent and instructive time with him. Tips? If possible go to both Guilin and Shanghai with Oktay - the contrast is extraordinary. Local benefits? Yes - we used local resources; we went to out of the way places, photographing them,... (more)John Stork
From €1950 - €2100 excluding flights
Discover Cuba holiday, 15 days
This holiday was great and I was still smiling weeks after I got back home. To date it has been the best holiday I have ever been on. I came home really relaxed and incredibly happy. I would challenge anyone to go to Cuba, spend sometime with the people and not be effected by their wonderful nature. (more)Shireen Alsalti
Absolutely brilliant....We thought our tour was excellent - a comprehensive itinerary and good value. It was really packed with activities so we did enjoy a beach break at the end. (more)Karin Barrett
Outstanding! We will return to Cuba! (more)Sonja Stromdahl
From £710 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
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
The overall experience was memorable. The location is great and Marina and Jeancarlo are excellent hosts, they make you feel at home since the begining. When you realize you are relaxed, feeling energetic and sleeping like a baby after an excellent meal with nice wine and company. (more)Sylvia Azem
From €1100 - €1300 excluding flights
Kayaking holiday in Indonesia, Komodo Dragon expedition
The holiday consisted of two parts, the first was sea kayaking around Komodo National park and the second part was trekking in the northern jungle of Sumatra. The main highlights included seeing Komodo Dragons, orangutans, elephant trekking, the scenery the people I meet and the landscapes. All made the holiday excellent. (more)Steve Bosworth
Far too many to mention, but I'll have a go: sleeping on deserted beaches, a school of dolphins passing just in front of our kayak, seeing a shark while snorkelling, the sound of two very large komodo dragons running through the undergrowth in our direction, great food and an outstanding local guide. (more)Liz Kalton
I loved the kayaking, the snorkelling and seeing the Komodo Dragons... It was great, would do it again but needs a few more days kayaking in it! (more)Karen Trotter
From £1595 - £1695 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 £681 - £755 excluding flights
Croatia activity holiday for families
Great. We had a wonderful time. Beautiful places, friendly people, lots of variety and great food...the highlight for us was the trip to a farm one evening whilst staying on one of the islands, where we ate lots of fantastic local food, sampled homemade spirits and had a bit of a sing-song. (more)Naomi Foster
Amazing. Definitely recommend it....White water rafting was amazing. So scary but loads of fun. The guides were all brilliant, very knowledgable and funny. (more)Jennifer Kewley
Excellent. We have visited Croatia and done activity weeks before but this was the best yet - a great blend of different (more)Alan macdonald
From €599 excluding flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
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
As I expected not 'comfortable' but an amazing experience (more)Jean Maclean
Seeing five out of six possible types of lemur in the first National Park we visited...Excellent. (more)Gill Berry
From £2195 - £2396 excluding flights
Cuba adventure tours
Fantastic! I would definitely recommend Cuba to the adventurous and open-minded traveller. It was also great fun being able to share the holiday with a wonderful group of people (more)Howard Gossington
Excellent. Great homestays, great guide, met lots of friendly people, interesting excursions, plenty of opportunities to learn about Cuba and many many chances to enjoy Cuban food, rum and salsa. I can't wait to go back. (more)Naranee Ruthra-Rajan
This was a fantastic trip and I wish I had gone on the 15 day one. Our guide was superb, the levels of organisation were brilliant and the company is very efficient...For me, the most enjoyable evening was our tour and meal out at an organic market garden in the Vinales valley. The welcome was great, the food was fantastic and we played lots of dominoes and salsa-ed a lot whilst an enormous thunderstorm rolled round the hills. (more)Clare Morley
From US $390 excluding flights
Cuba cultural tours
Amazing, fun, varied, good overall tour, we didn't want to come home. Five Star (more)Rowena Payne
The most memorable part was Xmas eve fireworks in Remedios. (more)Gina Lai
Fabulous holiday, without a doubt this is the way to see the real Cuba (more)Gordon Merryweather
From US $895 - US $985 including domestic flights only
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 £1880 excluding flights
Central India holiday, culture and wildlife
5 stars all round. The holiday was so unique .......... busy, relaxing, fun, massively interesting and a huge privilege. (more)Claire Martin
Highlights have to be the Puri ceremony at the temple at Bhoramdeo (not for the feint hearted). The abundance of amazing home cooked, freshly prepared, organic food. The local market at Neur, which was beautifully vibrant and colourful. The train ride was a great experience...it was all fabulous! (more)Rosy Everitt
From £2350 excluding 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 £585 - £719 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 £479 - £589 excluding flights
Rocky Mountains wildlife holiday in Canada
Really excellent - Canada is a great country, and just the west coast and the Rockies are vast and amazing. (more)Alan Stratford
The two day one night walk in Mount Aspiring national park. It was a very enjoyable walk and the sun, mountains, river and scenery was just stunning!...Honestly the best holiday I have ever been on. There was a good level of 'comfort' as well, not a hardcore trip in that sense. (more)Asif abbas
Lots of excitement - whitewater rafting, canoeing on Clearwater, glacier walking - too many and individual to pinpoint just one!...A fantastic experience with a lovely, caring company, who 'went the extra mile'. (more)Fran Turner
From CA $1895 excluding flights
Small group tour to Cuba
Memorable parts? Too many to list, but the airport episode and the plane journey from Baracoa to Havana is up there with the most memorable and incredibly exciting! Hugging an iguana was pretty different, smoking Cuban cigars and drinking Havana Ron (and loving it) is very different to my everyday life. The scenery is spectacular, the homestays are excellent, and the availability of options for what you would like to do in particular areas is great. Tips? This is Cuba....don't expect... (more)Yvette Chambers
From US $1145 - US $1295 including domestic flights only
Bhutan holidays, cultural tours
My holiday was amazing the guides were so helpful and made my experience wonderful. The most memorable part of my holiday was the beautiful scenery on the treks in Bhutan and Nepal and the 51 metre Buddha high on a mountain in Thimpu is impressive and inspiring. (more)michele allix
The most memorable parts were the visits to the Dzong in Thimpu and Tiger's Nest...It was very good. The operator in Katmandu were attentive and well organised as well as very helpful people. (more)Jan Brettingham
I really enjoyed my trip and feel that travelling from Nepal allowed an excellent opportunity to visit two - so different - places. I really enjoyed both counties. In Bhutan, Punakha was a favourite place for me as it's a little more rural and remote. (more)Julia Rosenbaum
From £1105 excluding flights
Sarawak wildlife & beach holiday
Most memorable? Definitely climbing Mount Kinabalu. But very closely followed by the wildlife from orangutans, wild elephants to the sea turtles... Excellent... You should definitely book on this trip! (more)Kirsty Howland
The various methods of travel through Borneo really gave you a sense of travelling like locals and getting the maximum "real life" experience... The best travel experience I have had so far! (more)Michelle Blois
From £1125 - £1355 excluding flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
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
Seeing the wild animals up-close and at the same time knowing we were supporting conservation and research. It was also great to stay at the researchers camp and see how researcher life is in the field and help them out a bit. The camera trap location I chose even got a picture of a leopard! It was much more memorable and gratifying then staying at typical tourist hotels. (more)Amy Cannata
The most memorable parts were seeing some amazing animals and birds very close: special high points include the excitement of tracking leopard and seeing a young male, setting camera traps and seeing what had wandered past (yes, leopard!)...We have incredible memories that will last a lifetime. (more)Fiona Harland
From £1250 - £1350 excluding flights
Walking holidays in Spain
Most memorable were the fiestas - this was my second visit with this operator. This time around I chose the week specifically for the Fiestas of Moors and Christians which were quite amazing. (more)Simon Foster
The most memorable part of the holiday was the fantastic Alcoy Festival of Moors & Christians. Excellent food and walks with lots of wild flowers. (more)Richard Voss
The walking was excellent-taxing enough to be satisfying but not too difficult. The limestone scenery and the effect of a massive earthquake in 17th century were really amazing. Lots of birds, lovely plants and well-informed caring guide. (more)janet brady
From €560 - €850 excluding flights
Taiwan holiday, small group tour
Memorable parts? The Taroko Gorge. Tips? Bring an umbrella the sun does not shine all the time. Local benefits? In some of the places visited yes. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)William Lawson
From £1845 - £1895 excluding flights
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
Excellent...Angkor Wat was the memorable part. (more)Elodie Maria Sube
Superb! Guide was excellent and itinerary was perfect. Sunrise at Angkor Wat will take your breath away! (more)Ian Young
An excellent holiday. A really wonderful guide who went the extra mile to show us the real Cambodia and give us an interesting and enjoyable trip. (more)Richard Moorhead
From £489 - £650 excluding flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Excellent. Accommodation was first class. Hosts were excellent. Environment refreshing and relaxing. The holiday lived up to the blurb on the website! (more)Brian Flynn
Fantastic! We would highly recommend this holiday to friends/family who might be interested in experiencing local culture in the French countryside in combination with hiking and/or biking. (more)Christina Freeman
From £707 - £846 excluding flights
Vegetarian holidays in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From £681 - £846 excluding flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls camping safari
Memorable parts? Every day was a different wonder but the two days wild camping at the Okavanga Delta were really special. Tips? Be prepared for very early starts and not much relaxing times. Local benefits? Yes, local guides were used in a number of locations but obviously driving such long distances is not exactly environmentally friendly. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)christina monson
From €2195 excluding flights
Vietnam holiday
The best parts were the old town and cycling in Hoi An. (more)Fiona Christie
The most memorable part was the home stay on the Meakon delta and the National Park. I also love kayaking and seeing the wild monkeys in Haylon bay. (more)Juliet Price
Cambodia - the temples of Angkor Wat are a true gem; Phnom Penh and its museums as well as the recent Cambodian history were heart breaking but very educational. (more)martina kocjan
From £931 - £1195 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
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It was OK
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A bit disappointing really
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