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Special offer holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Whether you’re hoping to bag a bargain, look for a last minute deal or secure a price for a next to nothing deposit; special offer holidays let you escape the rat race without having to break the bank. There are always a few late availability trips on the Responsible Travel website so if you’re hoping to holiday in a hurry or just can’t resist money off travel prices then check out our special offers that will have you travelling in no time.
Photography holiday in the Spanish Pyrenees
Nature photography holiday in the breathtaking Spanish Pyrenees, from €1295 - €1495 (8 days) ex flights
Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen
Wildlife-focused, expert-led small ship Arctic cruises, from £2190 - £5390 (8 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
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Family Biking and camping adventure in Kenya and Tanzania, from US $2800 (16 days) ex flights

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Rural Crete holiday villa, Greece
Spectacular views from luxury accommodation in Crete Mountains, from €100 - €230 per accommodation per night
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
Horse riding in the beautiful Catalan countryside, from €685 - €1100 (8 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
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £964 (6 days) ex flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
An active Galapagos Islands adventure holiday, from £2423 - £2556 (10 days) ex flights
Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat
Wonderful healing Iyengar yoga retreats Algarve, Portugal, from £500 - £750 (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
Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea cruise
An inspiring, beautiful & diverse polar wilderness journey, from £5350 (12 days) ex flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
Moderate walking in foothills of Olive and Almond groves, from £399 (7 days) per accommodation
Algarve holiday accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Transylvania holiday, Dracula tours in Romania
Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula, from £788 - £899 (7 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
Small group holidays to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from £2195 (17 days) ex flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
An active villa holiday at stunning Lake Skadar, Montenegro, from £495 - £695 (7 days) ex flights
Burma cultural holiday
Discover a side of Burma hidden beyond the tourist trail, from £1499 - £1699 (15 days) ex flights
Devon self catering cottage, England
Cosy self catering cottage with woodburner in rural Devon, from £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Sea kayaking explorations on the Pembrokeshire National Park coastline, from £289 (2 days) ex flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
Spanish classes + stunning hikes in Picos de Europa, from €400 - €450 (7 days) ex flights
Romania adventure holiday
An amazing tour exploring medieval Europe and Transylvania, from £1699 (14 days) ex flights
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
Peace and Tranquility- 5 minute walk to shops & restaurants, from £399 per week (sleeps 2)
Silk Road adventure holiday
Follow in the footsteps of the Silk Road, from £1995 - £1999 (14 days) ex flights
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia, from €649 - €1149 (6 days) ex flights
India sports coaching volunteering
Coach a variety of sports to children in India, from £995 (14 days) ex flights

942 reviews for special offer holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent special offer 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 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
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
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
The best thing I have ever done, so so glad that I did it. (more)Josie Korda
I will and have recommended this retreat to friends. I returned to work feeling refreshed and committed to making this feeling of health and inner peace last! (more)Stephanie Jones
I can not rate this retreat highly enough.The effort that is made to make sure everyone's level of yoga practice is accommodated and everyone is included. The attention to small details that make the whole experience one of healing, learning, happiness and joy. I left feeling energised, rested, optimistic about the future and re-engaged with my yoga practice and my health. (more)Alison Pomfret
From €649 - €1149 excluding flights
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
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
The cookery course was fun and we made tasty but not too fiddly food, so what you learn you can put to use when you return home. (more)nicola cosgrove
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
From €1190 - €1240 excluding flights
Catalan horse riding holiday in Spain
Fantastic, didn't want to come home again. (more)Jane Nair
Absolutely brilliant! We loved every part of it! (more)Angie Johnston
Very interesting with plenty of activities and many lovely people (more)Matthew Gobey
From €685 - €1100 excluding flights
Madagascar tailor made holiday, Reef and Rainforest
A lovely time. second visit. (more)John Dreyfuss
Brilliant, eye opening, once in a lifetime experience...Seeing and hearing the Indri in Andasibe was breathtaking and our guide was brilliant. (more)Anita Chapman
This was an absolutely superb adventure, great people, amazing wildlife, stunning scenery. (more)Claudia Biedert
From £3095 - £3650 including UK 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
Family holiday in Thailand
Far beyond my expectations. Outstanding....Many memorable moments: from the home stay at Bangkok, to the food experiences, from the island hopping to the emerald pool. Maybe the best part was the people part: guides, drivers, locals were all very super helpful and kind. (more)Michael Fattore
We all thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience and loved the intensity and variety of the well organised and full itinerary. (more)Caren Matthews-Lane
Most memorable were the palaces and temples of Bangkok, closely followed by the jungle walk! Best yet for all of us. (more)Barbara Chadband
From £1350 - £1800 including UK flights
Galapagos adventure holiday
This has to be one of my best trips ever!! Highly recommended! The Galapagos has to be on everyone's bucket list! (more)Mei Yoke Chan
We feel we've had many 5-star holidays but this was certainly one of them. (more)Robert Coifman
Very enjoyable....We hiked the Inca trail; catching sight of Machu Picchu through the cloud as we approached was spectacular! (more)Sue Johnson
From £2423 - £2556 excluding flights
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia icebreaker cruises
This trip will forever stay in my heart. Incredible. I would go again tomorrow if I got the chance. (more)Helen Connolly
Fantastic - it's more than a holiday and is so different to anything else I have ever done. South Georgia is an amazing place. The beaches were packed with tens of thousands of penguins and they weren't afraid to come right up to us. The scenery in Antarctica is beautiful. (more)rebecca allcock
Every part of the holiday was memorable including animals, birds, scenery, the ship (Polar Pioneer), fellow travellers and expedition team. (more)Christine Brignoni
From £4990 - £9890 excluding flights
Tiger watching holiday in India
Seeing a tiger in the wild was simply amazing, but another heart stopping experience happened a few days later. While having an outdoor supper at the hotel, a tiger nearby started calling. It sounded so close and the area was so dark. Simply amazing to be that close to wild tigers. (more)Lorinda Semeniuk
Seeing tigers was heart-stopping! (more)TINA JOHNSON
It was a trip of a lifetime and to experience tigers at such close hand was an experience we will never forget. India is exhausting but the wildlife of the parks was amazing. (more)Julia Gallagher
From £660 - £860 excluding flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
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
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. (more)Graeme Everard
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
Cycling tour in Catalonia for food lovers, Spain
It was great. We could do as much as we wanted. We could have made it as hard or easy as we liked. We loved being active. (more)Liz Wood
Biking in the beautiful country of Spain with my husband and good friends was the most memorable part. It was a wonderful experience, great trails, food and memories to last a lifetime. I am planning my next trip now! (more)Mark Edwards
Everything about this holiday was excellent, and exceeded expectations. We have already recommended this holiday to our friends, and would do it again ourselves! (more)Ashling Swirtz
From €995 - €1190 excluding flights
Photography holiday in Andalucia, Spain
it was best vacation I've had. I will definitely use responsible vacations again. I was very pleased (more)Katie hartwig
Fabulous - wonderful hosts and tutors in a spectacular environment. (more)Margaret Renaud
The locations for the photo shoots were excellent - especially Comares and the lake. Good company enjoyed over the varied evening meals. (more)ROB INNIS
From £775 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
Self guided walking holiday in France
Excellent. Can't say I feel reborn as the muscles still ache a bit - but certainly refreshed with a smile on our faces. (more)Corynne Cooper
The beautiful countryside waiting to be explore everyday, and returning back to an amazing 4 course meal every evening. A lovely combination. All enjoyed at my own pace. (more)Rosemary Henderson
Really ,really good, relaxing and refreshing. You will be very well looked after and feel genuinely welcome. (more)Jane Haywood
From £663 - £735 excluding flights
Algarve holiday accommodation
Allow yourself time to just hang-out at the quinta. It's so relaxing and there are plenty of places to sit/lie while reading yet another good book. A true possibility to stop life for a bit. (more)Kerstin Lindley-Jones
We spent 10 nights and it was all really great, friendly and helpful hosts and beautiful, clean accommodation. (more)Jayne Ross
100%. Exactly what we as a family of three generations, age range from almost 3 to 71, were looking for. The freedom to wander their land, pick oranges, lemons and apricots. The beautiful swimming pool with a natural rock surround which all three generations used every single day. The meals were superb and the service outstanding. (more)Patricia Brenchley
From €45 - €190 per accommodation per night
Devon self catering cottage, England
Truly relaxing, very peaceful - we haven't slept so well in a very long time - great to slow down and soak up the beautiful countryside. Ian made us feel very welcome and the homemade cake was delicious. (more)Sue Cross-Bourton
Maggie and Ian are genuinely committed to minimal environmental impact tourism, and it shows everywhere you look .... They are welcoming, enthusiastic, and full of ideas for great days out and activities in the local area. (more)Julia Key
Very good. Great for families and for getting away from it all. It was all lovely and relaxing. Borrowing the bikes and cycling around the countryside was great fun! (more)bronwen burgess
From £205 - £595 per week (sleeps 4)
Andalucia self catering accommodation, Almeria, Spain
The village and the walks among the hills provided a great sense of adventure for two elderly people who hadn't expected to be able to enjoy so much sun and exercise. (more)Tricia Evans
Great experience meeting local people. Rated fantastic. (more)Eurwyn Owen
The holiday was truly relaxing with good accommodation and great hosts. Great local food (Tapas mainly) at remarkably low prices and friendly, welcoming local people. (more)Lionel Patterson
From £399 per week (sleeps 2)
Arctic icebreaker cruise, Spitsbergen
Very good... the most memorable parts is arriving at the pack ice on a beautiful sunny evening and then seeing our first polar bear. (more)david rumsey
The most memorable part of this holiday was the astonishing landscapes in general, the walks on the mountains. (more)Bjørn Clasen
From £2190 - £5390 excluding flights
Activity holiday in Montenegro
Best bit: Variety of activities (never bored) (more)Natalie Hutley-Hurst
Great, very enjoyable, it was so calm and peaceful around the lake you felt miles away from everything else and the activities were very manageable making it a lovely relaxing holiday. (more)Jennifer Cummins
Difficult to pick one [best bit] from a week of fabulous experiences. Lake Skada is stunningly beautiful, Villa Miele is very comfortable, the hiking and kayaking are both great and over a week you get to really experience the area through the eyes of people who know and love it. It is a fantastic holiday. (more)Linda Davies
From £495 - £695 excluding flights
Highlights of Vietnam holiday
Memorable parts? The trip down the Mekong Delta and meeting the local people there and at other locations too. The resiliance of the people of Vietnam and the vibrancy and chaotic approach to their outdoor way of life. The amazing food and how they use local and fresh ingredients. The caves in Halong Bay. Tips? The hotels are of good quality and standard, take few clothes you can buy items their cheaply and tailor made if you wish. Taking the boat trip was a commercial experience,... (more)Hazel McCartney
From £1275 - £1590 including domestic flights only
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
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
Sea kayaking holiday in Wales
Great time and a great way to spend the bank holiday weekend. (more)Lara Quarterman
Overall a great holiday. The instructors were great, very reassuring. They were good at adapting what we doing to suit everyone. The food and accommodation were great. (more)sally Tolley
Fantastic. We WILL be back! (more)MARTIN CLARK
From £289 excluding flights
Andalucia self guided walking holiday, Spain
We loved the holiday and will be recommending it to a number of our friends. (more)Anthony Morgan
The scenery on the North and West walks. Hospitality and helpfulness of our hosts. (more)Mark Frank
Fantastic and restful (more)Henrietta Naish
From £399 per accommodation
Spanish course & walking holiday, Picos de Europa, Spain
The whole holiday was memorable. (more)Kate Sharrock
A first class combination of fun and informative Spanish lessons, with exploring a beautiful part of Spain. Well organised by the operator. (more)Stephen Orwin
Very relaxing for solo travellers - once you are there all you have to do is study, eat and walk! (more)Sabrina Sweeney
From €400 - €450 excluding flights
Learn Spanish and walk the Camino de Santiago, Spain
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
This was fantastic, and I would do it again tomorrow if I could! (more)Cynthia Krom
From €400 excluding flights
Portugal yoga holiday, Iyengar retreat
The yoga classes, the extraordinary vegetarian food and the peaceful location...9 out of 10! (more)Alex Bartolozzi
The combination of the very warm welcome, excellent teaching and the wonderful food...All the elements were carefully put together with experience and a real commitment to the well being of the quests. The location was beautiful too. (more)Ros Morpeth
Excellent..Great food. A relaxing holiday in good company (more)Roger Elston-Green
From £500 - £750 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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