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Tailor made holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Tailor made holidays are exactly what you’d hope they would be: bespoke, unique and personal to you. Choose the date you depart, how long you stay and activities that fit your level of enthusiasm or fuel your desire for a challenge. 24 hour support, detailed maps and suggested itinerary notes help you upgrade from a standard independent holiday to a deluxe version with over 1600 tailor made adventures to choose from.
Provence cycling tour, France
Cycling tour of Provence for avid riders, from €1070 - €1410 (8 days) ex flights
Scotland by railway holiday
Experience authentic Scotland independently and car-free, from £1000 - £1080 (8 days) ex flights
Australia holiday with Fiji stopover
Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover, from £5835 (27 days) ex flights
Costa Rica beach & wildlife holiday
Cloud forest and a volcano, plus a whole lot of relaxation, from £1650 (13 days) ex flights

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Pilgrims Way self guided walking tour, England
Discover Kent's history, its landscape and its people, from £587 (6 days) ex flights
Brazil wildlife holiday, tailor made
From the world’s largest jungle to the world’s largest swamp, from £4500 (14 days) inc UK flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1165 (7 days) ex flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize, from £2700 (12 days) inc UK flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from £1499 - £1850 (10 days) ex flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
White-water rafting, hiking, surfing, riding & ranching in Costa Rica, from £2035 (14 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from £2255 - £2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Experience Scotland in luxury and independently by train, from £1935 - £2050 (8 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
A luxury tailormade trip exploring the sites of Peru, from £3350 (17 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan, from £1675 (14 days) ex flights
South India by rail holiday
Rail trip visiting Kerala and Tamil Nadu, from £1760 (19 days) ex flights
Galapagos & Machu Picchu holiday in Ecuador and Peru
Discover Peru's Machu Picchu and the Wildlife-rich Galapagos, from US $4500 - US $8400 (16 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife tour
Experience Costa Rica's incredible wildlife and wilderness, from £2100 (14 days) ex flights
Vietnam holiday, South to North
From bright lights, to beaches and junk boats, from £1075 (16 days) ex flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
Cultural heritage, rainforest & beach relaxation in Bali, from £820 (15 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago nature tours
An eco-adventure experience that includes every comfort, from £2395 - £3150 (16 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Brazil
Emerald Coast, the Pantanal & Iguacu Falls, from £3500 (15 days) inc UK flights
Kerala luxury holiday, India
See inside Kerala with a touch of luxury, from £2039 (16 days) ex flights
Croatia self drive holiday
A self drive discovery tour of beautiful Croatia, from £795 - £1295 (15 days) ex flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Journey through the heart of New Zealand, from £2650 (21 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
A perfect introduction to neo-tropical bird life, from £2295 - £2995 (13 days) inc UK flights
Tour of Patagonia, El Calafate & Torres del Paine
Patagonia's best - Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacier, from US $620 - US $2665 (5 days) ex flights
Self drive South Africa holiday
Explore Cape Town, the Winelands and the Garden Route, from £1900 - £3100 (15 days) inc UK flights
Costa Rica self drive holiday, natural history
Discover Costa Rica's natural history and impressive scenery, from £1235 (14 days) ex flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from £1530 (14 days) ex flights

2149 reviews for tailor made holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent tailor made 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.

Kenya wildlife camping safari
We were of course expecting to enjoy seeing the wildlife, but our week's holiday provided much more than that. The Porini camps we stayed at were wonderful - eco-friendly, lovely setting on private conservancies, employing people from the local Massai communities. (more)Anna Economides
This was the best vacation I have ever taken! I tell everyone to just go. (more)Amanda Popik
From £1575 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday in Peru
Memorable parts? EVERYTHING - it was just great! Tips? To inform themselves very early (6 month before booking) to get the most out of it. We therefore had the best holidays ever and people we met on our tour were just jealouse, because we could do all the cool stuff (we had organised the permits for Huayna Picchu, the Trek to Huchuy Qosqo etc.) Local benefits? Yes I do Overall rating? Great! (more)Barbara Buchegger
From £3350 including UK flights
Nature tour in New Zealand
Memorable parts? The nature trips, guides and information for the whole trip. The open roads with no cars in sight sometimes for many many miles. The scenery and the different variety that can be experienced. The people and their helpfulness always willing to give advice and make sure you have a good as experience as was possible whatever it was you were looking for. The organisation of our entire trip was seamless and all arragements went like clockwork. Tips? Try it, if its scenery... (more)Christine Breden
From £2650 excluding flights
Amalfi to Sorrento walking holiday in Italy
Memorable parts? The views and location by far - and with only a few exceptions the friendliness of the people and their willingness to speak English without any hint of frustration by your lack of Italian. The Hotel Capodimonte in Sorrento deserves a special mention for its first class service across the board but particularly for its restaurant. Tips? Do not hesitate if you have the footwear for demanding terrain. The walking guide is detailed and comprehensive - it is wise to... (more)Christine Higgins
From £1359 - £1588 including UK flights
Kilimanjaro Climb, safari & Zanzibar holiday
Memorable parts? Too many to mention! Highlights - getting to the top of Kilimanjaro and Serengeti safari! Tips? Do your research. We tweaked our holiday quite a bit and the main aim was to climb Kilimanjaro - had we not researched and as such altered the original itinerary by adding an extra day - we would NOT have made it to the top - which would have soured the rest of the trip which was to go on safari and finish in Zanzibar. Local benefits? Yes - we had sixteen people... (more)Angie Koufou
From US $4550 - US $5850 excluding flights
Northern Lights tailor made holiday in Finland
Memorable parts? Everything. All activities of the trip were such memorable and exciting. Tips? Just enjoy all the activities even if you don't feel like it. You won't regret it. Local benefits? Absolutely. Overall rating? 9/10. Less a point for 'missing out of one activity' but managed to schedule it back in. (more)Fred Wong
From £885 - £950 including UK flights
Borneo family tour
Go for it. It was a great family adventure that we all loved. (more)Martha Rutherford
Don't be put off by having a guide, we thought we would feel less intrepid but we learnt and laughed so much. Be prepared for the unexpected! Amazing fun. (more)Nikki Shack
Fantastic! We constantly remember different things and look at the photos. Staying with a local family - our daughters got so much out of it. (more)Sarah Madeley
From £1450 - £1700 excluding flights
Borneo orangutan holiday
This was the best holiday I've ever had; it was our first 'wildlife' holiday and whetted our appetite for more. (more)Peter Green
There are too many memorable and exciting parts to mention! Watching young Orangutans playing in the trees in Danhum Valley was incredible, seeing flying squirrels and a Western Tarsier on a night walk was fantastic. An incredible experience, I would recommend this to everyone. (more)Marnie Hadaway
Great holiday, excellent service, good communication & transportation. (more)Ellen Cartwright
From £2925 including UK flights
B&B self drive tour of Tasmania, meet the locals
We'll be back - can't speak more highly than that. (more)kathleen revell
The whole of Tasmania is just awesome; so every part of the travel is memorable. (more)Lim HunHo
It was a fantastic tour of the island, the memories from which we we will savour for the rest of our lives. (more)Sandra Mendenhall
From AU $950 - AU $2950 excluding flights
Dominica nature holiday
The most memorable part was mi xing with the local people, both through our 11 days of excursions using wonderful Domincan guides, and simply talking to people and drinking with them in a village bar at Carnival time. (more)Charles Moberly
Try to get to know the people who live near your accommodation. Dominicans are very friendly and love to share their lives with you. (more)Joan Rule
The whole two weeks was both memorable and exciting! The sheer beauty of Dominica with it's rainforests, mountains and rivers; the fantastic array of tropical flowers, the wonderful bird-life, and the feeling of being a traveller, not just a tourist. It felt as if we were in Paradise and somewhere completely different. (more)Jean Powell
From £2650 - £2995 including UK 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
Scotland luxury rail holiday
Excellent! The train rides through the highlands - such scenery, and having the train stop at so many lovely, tiny places. (more)Marianna Mather
The whole experience was memorable. The Jacobite steam train, the Culodin battlefield, and the warm and friendly people. (more)Lisa Shaffer
Excellent....Time on Skye, and the rail journeys on the West Highland line and from Kyle of Lochalsh to Dingwall (more)Andrew and Hilary Walker
From £1935 - £2050 excluding flights
Thailand tailor made holiday, elephants, jungle & beach
It was a really great holiday, very well organised, and enjoyed by everyone in the family (more)Neil Emmott
The most exciting experience was the walk in the cave and jungle at Kao Lak. It was amazing to see bats suspended above our heads during all the walk. (more)Jonathan Rajaram
Great holiday...I would use this company again for a tour. Best bits: all of the different activities eg. cooking school, elephant camp, lake stay, train ride to Chiang Mai and Koh Tao. (more)Tracey Cannon
From £1149 excluding flights
Japan golden route holiday
There was always someone to speak to from the company if you needed any further assistance or advice. We found their advice and planning resulted in us having the best holiday ever. (more)Gareth Spring
Excellent and good value for money (more)Allison Krill
Excellent. We enjoyed it all. The travel arrangements all worked perfectly. Hotels were fine. Amy at the tour operator was terrific. (more)Howard Rosenthal
From £1560 excluding flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Best bit: The food! (more)Louise Larsen
Experiencing Japan- a fascinating, different and wonderful country to visit. We loved Tokyo and Kyoto and all the sights there. (more)Fay Berry
I absolutely adored Hakone...That entire leg of the journey was my favourite. I wish we'd had more time there. It was so relaxing, but at the same time there was mountain to explore! ...Our tour operators were fantastic, they couldn't do enough for us. (more)Jennifer Whiteside
From £1010 excluding flights
Catalonia family self guided cycling holiday, Spain
Wonderful holiday for active people who love nature and do not like tourist traps. (more)Dorine van der Vloodt
The most memorable part of the holiday was the 30k mountain bike ride that took in parts of the local scenery that would have remained unseen without the guidance and assistance of our host. (more)Mark Burberry
From €288.50 - €399.50 excluding flights
Borneo wildlife holiday with Mt. Kinabalu climb
We all thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Borneo and felt that it exceeded our expectations. (more)Heather Martyn-Fisher
Amazing. We were very fortunate with the wildlife we saw. The itinerary captured everything that we enjoy doing and so for us it was the perfect holiday! (more)Jo Gillett
Fantastic ! Although it did take me 4 days of R&R to recover from the 1st 10 days. Everybody agreed it was unique and a wonderful experience (more)val stapleton
From £3135 including UK flights
Altiplano de Granada activity holiday, Spain
We loved the amazing views in all directions from, the great range of exciting activities organised by the owners, who were fantastic hosts and so friendly and helpful, and the total relaxation of really getting away from it all. (more)Lucy Schonberger
A gloriously friendly hotel with a perfect location for a peaceful retreat into a Spain we rarely get to experience (more)Amanda Povey
Book it ! You won't be disappointed. There is something for everyone to do. (more)Nikki Rogers
From €207 - €270 excluding flights
Japan self guided walking holiday, Nakasendo Trail
Whilst the journey is a delightful walk, stop and enjoy the culture along the way. (more)Mark White
Best bits: Walking the remote sections of Trail. Tour of Nara (more)Michael Eagen
A great experience. We felt we had a very good introduction and understanding of Japan. We liked the combination of historic city, modern capital contrasting with rural Japan. Very well organized. (more)Elaine Blatchford
From £635 - £2125 excluding flights
Trinidad and Tobago bird watching holidays
It was a birding holiday, so the birds were simply amazing and I took 7500 pics! (more)Lang Stewart
Our expectations for this bird watching holiday were fully realised. The birds were wonderful, the guides excellent. (more)Brian Good
We had a 2 week trip and saw 191 different species of birds. In a trip like this where so much is new and exciting the opportunity to see so many new things became the pleasure of trip. The guides were extraordinary. All of them were skilled, dedicated and knowledgeable, and were able to locate what they were looking for. (more)Beverly Tabor
From £2295 - £2995 including UK flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
The specialist guides at the naturalist sites were exceptionally knowledgeable and all our guides were friendly and helpful. And what interesting places Trinidad and Tobago are. (more)Sabrina Aaronovitch
Best bits: Abseiling down Avocet Falls on the Marianne River. (more)Roy Hutchison
If you are bird watcher you are in for a treat... (more)Julie Newberry
From £2255 - £2850 including UK flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
Extremely well organised, countless opportunities to see wildlife and meet local communities, absolutely excellent all round experience (more)Rosemary Demaine
Seeing a wild Orangutan swinging through the trees carrying a baby was magical as were the elephants on the river bank, the Proboscis Monkeys, birds and night-time fireflies. It was magical. (more)Mandy Egglestone
There were so many memorable bits! Each section of the holiday was so different and varied so all had different elements to make them special. 10/10! (more)Francesca Bellis-Jones
From £1815 including UK flights
Activity & nature holiday in Costa Rica
We were thrilled by the geology (stunning volcanic craters, rainforest canopies, tropical beaches) and the wildlife (crocodiles, motmots, iguanas lurking for breakfast scraps etc etc) (more)Ian Gavin
It was a great holiday... the friendly people; the environmental focus; the variation in scenery & the birds & animals. (more)John Nightingale
Many parts of it were memorable. I loved snorkeling around Cano Island off the Pacific coast. Especially when a sea turtle joined us. (more)Claire Elias
From £2035 excluding flights
Croatia self drive holiday
It was all executed with simple, smooth efficiency which enabled us to enjoy everything to the max, and have a relaxing yet adventurous experience. (more)Alison Cutts
Absolutely perfect. Well organized and with no hitches. Car hire was easy and the hotels were very well chosen. We would certainly recommend this to anyone. (more)Mairead Lennox
We have travelled to a lot of the world over the last 30 years and I would put this holiday at the top of them all! (more)Tony Jones
From £795 - £1295 excluding flights
Australia holidays, tailor made
Excellent with a lot of variety. All memorable, but perhaps going to Uluru and spending a week in Sydney over Christmas and new Year (more)Jan Baker
This is a fabulous place with great food and service. Lizzie and Shayne are so knowledgeable and passionate, it is really inspiring. We were surrounded by wildlife. We had breakfast with kangaroos grazing right in front of the window...It was brilliant, I wish I could do it all again. (more)Diane Bushell
From £5395 including UK flights
Kerala luxury holiday
This was definitely a 4-star holiday!...By far the most memorable part for us was the houseboat cruise on the back waters. Two nights on a barge - we loved the leisurely pace as we moved slowly along the rivers, giving plenty of time for watching birds and also watching life as lived alongside the river. (more)Aldyth Rowe
Excellent...The backwaters trip and the stay at Serenity were the most memorable parts. (more)john still
It was a 100% enjoyable experience. We got really far off the beaten track & to the real Southern India (Kerala & Tamil Nadu). Seeing lots of wild fauna & flora, including elephant three times. (more)John Tams-Gray
From £1920 excluding flights
Family activity holiday in Turkey
9.5/10 - an absolutely wonderful holiday. We cannot recommend it highly enough. (more)Doug Grimwade
Fantastic. A wonderful life-affirming experience, thoroughly enjoyed by our whole family (rare, given wide-ranging abilities). I would highly recommend this company and holiday. (more)Lisa Williams
Excellent! Probably the best family holiday we have had. Try it for your self! (more)Angelique Crooks
From £475 - £510 excluding flights
Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal
It was amazing! It's too difficult to select a single moment or city. Nepali people are really terrific. Exploring Chitwan was incredible. (more)Kacey Orlando
Best bit: Pokhara, seeing the mountains on a clear day and the chance to go paragliding for the first time. (more)Richard Frost
Superb! Nothing like it! (more)Naufier Mohamed
From US $485 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
Costa Rica holidays, coast to coast
Absolutely fantastic. .. and this still doesn't come close! (more)Adele Burrow
Monkeys. Saw all four species and such fun! All the wildlife was spectacular, lots of it up close and easy to see. The local wildlife guides are brilliant and everyone in the country seems to know about and care about wildlife - wonderful! (more)Dee Stephens
Macenque & Monteverde & Sarapiqui were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Anton Gill
From £1405 - £2735 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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