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Tailor made cultural tours holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

Finding the right holiday for you often involves bags of planning which is why getting someone else to do it for you is one way to take the stress out of travelling. Tailor made cultural tours holidays help you to create the right blend of experience, locations and free time with destinations, such as: Cuba, Egypt, Oman and the Andes, all providing stunning backdrops to get things off on the right foot.
Sabah & Sarawak holiday in Borneo
Wildlife, jungles, culture and idyllic beaches, from £2535 (14 days) inc UK flights
Tailor made Rajasthan tour, India
Discover the cultural wonders of Rajasthan, from £1675 (14 days) ex flights
Burma tailor made holiday
A tailor made trip to undiscovered Burma, from £1499 - £1850 (10 days) ex flights
Ethiopia holiday, tailormade
Discover the people, places and wildlife of Ethiopia, from £1720 (17 days) ex flights

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Cuba tours
Tailormade holidays in the pearl of the Carribean, from €970 (15 days) ex flights
Rajasthan art history & architecture tour
Rajasthan cultural heritage, art history, music and wildlife, from £580 - £598 (8 days) ex flights
Peru tailormade holiday
Lima, Colca, Titicaca & Machu Picchu in a customisable tour, from £1530 (14 days) ex flights
Kerala homestay tours
See Kerala from a different perspective, from £400 - £510 (8 days) ex flights
Belize holidays, tailor made
Explore the rainforests, rivers & coral reefs of Belize, from £2700 (12 days) inc UK flights
Australia holiday with Fiji stopover
Explore 3 different states of Australia with a Fiji stopover, from £5835 (27 days) ex flights
Japan tailor made tour on a shoestring
Japan's classic sights on a shoestring, from £1010 (8 days) ex flights
Ecuador cultural holiday
Enjoy a unique adventure in the avenue of volcanoes, from US $1199 (6 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Tropical island paradise and wildlife safari, from £1995 (15 days) inc UK flights
Thailand cultural tour, floating market & beach
Get a taste of rural Thai life and traditional cuisine, from £690 (4 days) ex flights
Trinidad and Tobago holidays
All the main highlights of Trinidad & Tobago, from £2255 - £2850 (16 days) inc UK flights
Japan golden route holiday
9 night classic Japan trip: Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, from £1560 (10 days) ex flights
Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours
Cairo, Giza, Luxor & Aswan Nile Cruise & Red Sea Holiday, from £680 - £760 (12 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
Tailor made holidays to Sri Lanka, from £1755 (15 days) inc UK 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
Tailor made holidays to Argentina
Explore the Mendoza vineyards at the base of the Andes, from US $945 - US $1120 (7 days) ex flights
India holidays to the Golden Triangle, tailormade
An ideal trip for the first-time visitor to India, from £1165 (7 days) ex flights
Southern India tour, temples & nature
Tour from Coimbatore to Bangalore via Mysore, from £494 (6 days ) ex flights
Peru tour, tailor made
Explore Peru & the Amazon, from US $1835 (18 days) ex flights
Borneo tailor made tour on a shoestring
The Best of Borneo: Wildlife, Adventure, Idyllic Beaches, from £1815 (12 days) inc UK flights
Kerala & Tamil Nadu holiday, hidden gems of India
An exclusive holiday for people who love nature, from £1750 (15 days) ex flights
Guatemala cultural holiday
Classic nine day private tour of Guatemala, from £1757 (9 days) ex flights
North Kerala tailor made holidays
Uncover the rich culture of northern Kerala, from £1400 (13 days) ex flights
South India holiday
Tour the ancient trading cities and towns, from £1851 (15 days) ex flights
Borneo, Java & Bali tailor made holidays
Explore the best wildlife, culture and beaches on offer, from £2860 - £3460 (16 days) inc UK flights

894 reviews for Tailor made cultural tours holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Tailor made cultural tours 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.

Rajasthan luxury tours
The welcome is exceptional and the encounters and experiences are life enhancing. (more)Kevin Richards
Excellent. We had wonderful hosts, good guides and great value. We will no doubt use them again for other trips and endeavours. (more)Scott and San
Our trip had an incredibly personal and intimate feel throughout-an experience that could never be matched by a packaged tour. (more)Leigh Anne
From £900 excluding flights
Garden Route holiday, tailor made, South Africa
Most memorable was being so close to wild animals on the game drives at Elephant Plains...Fantastic! (more)Yvonne Chapman
The Drakensberg mountains and Didima camp at Cathedral Peak provided a magical start to the holiday, with stunning scenery, fantastic hiking and lovely accommodation; we could easily have stayed much longer there. (more)Barbara Sykes
Some of the best highlights were - the penguins on Boulder Beach, Cape Point on a glorious day, staying with Hazel of Hazel's Homestays, the Real City tour in PE, Amakhala Lodge. (more)David Catherall
From £1630 excluding flights
Kerala budget holiday, tailor made
Most memorable - Kayaking through the Keralan backwaters, meeting villagers and experiencing daily life first hand! Extraordinary and an experience to cherish. (more)Ben Swift
I would like to thank the suppliers, who arranged everything, for a first class service. I couldn't fault them. (more)Roy Cope
Flawless....trekking in Munnar, swimming in Varkala and the houseboats on the backwaters. But more than that meeting the locals, having the best food we've ever had and walking around lots of different villages, towns and cities really made this holiday. (more)Mike Waugh
From £998 excluding flights
Sri Lanka holidays, tailor made
I'd go back tomorrow ! Loved it. (more)Stan Deboehmler
Great trip, great guide and solid tour company - the holiday provider was top notch and I would not hesitate to use them again. (more)Bill Dinner
Aside from the wonderful wildlife that we saw with the help of our driver/guide, we'll have good memories of the friendliness and warmth of the Sri Lankans we met. (more)Janet Halliday
From £1755 including UK flights
Japan holidays, tailor made
The autumn colours were just amazing in Japan. Its a fascinating culture with so many memorable experiences, just a few spring to mind, walking the Nakesendo highway, staying at the Mitsui Garden hotel in Tokyo, the views are mind blowing from here, Geisha spotting in Kyoto... (more)Katherine Windibank
In all honesty it is very hard to pin point one defining moment. It was all brilliant. (more)Alan Brownlow
It's hard to say just which part was the most memorable because it all was (more)Janet Turnbull
From £3130 including UK flights
Tailor made holiday in Brazil
We had a morning horse riding down a flooded area at the start, with our feet touching the water, and then across more open country; the wild flowers and birds were amazing. A 5.30 am canoe trip which was magical, so quiet and peaceful, seeing the beauty of the sun rising and hearing the early morning bird song; the canoe being so quiet we were able to get very close to birds before they flew. Later that afternoon we visited a fishing village down the river and were invited into their one room house... (more)Harvey Bromley
The Pantanel and Iguacu were wonderful. The Pousada at the Pantanel was great with wildlife wandering all over the place and the food was good too. (more)Linda White
The arrangements went like clockwork and all the guides and drivers were very friendly and helpful...fantastic holiday. (more)Jill Joseph
From £3500 including UK 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
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
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
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
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
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
Peru tailormade holiday
Memorable parts? Peru is a wonderful destination with so much more to offer than just the iconic Machu Picchu - all thoroughly recommended. Tips? As we did, do the circuit in an anti-clockwise direction, so that you finish up with Macchu Pichu as the jewel in the crown, but don't miss out Arequipa and Colca Canyon. Local benefits? In a relatively poor country where tourism is so important to the economy, every aspect of such a trip benefits the people somehow - even paying... (more)Paul Mors
From £1530 excluding flights
Vietnam family holiday
Memorable parts? Walking in the hills in North Vetnam, really connected with the people off the tourist trails. Stunning. Tips? Be prepared for simple accommodation and reasonably hard walking. Although not very long walks, about 15km in a day it can get quite hot and hilly. Wish I was fitter. Local benefits? Yes, staying with families and local businesses is very important to the development of the tourist industry. Always ate in small restaurants. Overall rating? Very... (more)Angela Reid
From £1075 - £1095 excluding flights
Exciting family holiday in China
Memorable parts? The itinerary planned by our operator worked out beautifully for my family of 8. A couple of the guides, especially Johnnie in Beijing and Susan in chengdu engaged with the children and helped make our time in those cities very enjoyable. we loved that logistics were taken care of by our guides n drivers. The children loved the ice skating, the time at the Great Wall, learning to cook their own dishes, spending Christmas day at the panda research center, biking in town... (more)Kristin Baker
From £1320 - £1380 excluding flights
Scotland island holiday in the Inner Hebrides
Too many memorable parts to number! We loved Iona (everything about it except the weather!), Colonsay was beautiful, remote and atmospheric, the Jacobite steam train was great fun, The Sleat peninsula on Skye stunning. The hotels were excellent with wonderful food and accommodation for the most part. (more)Graham Wigmore
Best bit: Experiencing the islands, each one has an individual personality. (more)Brid Burke
From £399 - £425 excluding flights
Japan golden route holiday
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
Peru tailor made holiday, highlights
Our trip across Peru definitely benefitted local communities, because much of our travel was hosted by them. (more)Simon McArthur
The whole experience was superb - but if I had to pick one it was arriving at Macchu Pichu at 5.00pm after a day's hike to find it empty (it closes at 5.00pm so everyone had left). An empty Macchu Pichu was an unexpected surprise. (more)Ric Pimental
From £1650 excluding flights
China highlights tour, tailor made
Memorable parts? Sanxingdui museum with 3-4000 year old bronze masks and the pandas Tips? Wear flat shoes there was a lot of walking 3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation? local restaurants used but little else. Overall rating? It was great, I loved China and would go again to see more of the countryside and more museums. (more)Janet Chambers
From US $2202 - US $2294 including domestic flights only
Dingle Way walking holiday in Ireland
Memorable parts? Meeting the local farm workers as we walked through or passed their farms...what a lot of amazing characters. Tips? Be prepared to walk quite a distance before coming across somewhere that you could buy a drink or snack. Local benefits? Most definitely as all stays were in local B&Bs, farms or small pubs, and most meals were in these places. Overall rating? One of the best walking trips we have had...great views, changing daily, friendly and interesting... (more)Denise Kibby
From £850 - £1120 excluding flights
Tailor made holiday in Bali, Off the beaten track
The people are so nice, always happy and the island is like nowhere else. (more)michele allix
Absolutely fantastic from start to finish. They put together the perfect package for our honeymoon. We can't thank them enough. (more)Christina Lloyd
Most memorable was sailing down the river in our private boat in kalamantan looking at the orangutans swinging through the jungle and staying on a remote island near komodo snarkling and watching the birds. (more)Amanda Law
From £820 excluding flights
Brazil wildlife holiday, tailor made
Memorable parts? Travelling in the Amazon, unfortunately they had the worse floods in 60 years which made getting ashore more difficult but exciting!! Tips? Go for it!! But plan well ahead and take the appropriate clothing etc. Local benefits? When in Rio a trip to the Flavella'a was beneficial to the local people, as I understand that the tour operator paid a percentage, plus the visitors purchased drinks in their local bars. Also when at the Eco Lodge in the Amazon visit... (more)Clive Pagett
From £4500 including UK flights
Holiday to Transylvania, tailor made
The best thing was sharing a meal with local villagers and expressing our gratitude at their hospitality and abilities to be self sustainable in a beautiful part of the world (more)Ariana Sorensen
It was a wonderful holiday leaving behind the stress of our modern day lifestyles. Healthy environment, good food and a chance to enjoy nature at its best. a cultural escape into a beautiful area! (more)Jacqueline denbow
It was a magical holiday. The people we met were so generous and helpful. The Romanian countryside is completely unspoiled and takes you back in time; and the culture in Transylvania is stunning. (more)Calire Taylor
From £649 - £749 excluding flights
Tailor made tours of Oman
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
From £1760 including UK flights
Kerala homestay tour, India
It is hard to pick out just one memorable monet but we loved the tea plantations - the rolling hills, the vast sea of green, the windy roads, the spices nearby and the history of the sector. (more)Anthony Blin-Stoyle
I thought it was very well organised and have no complaints about your company at all. I would certainly consider using you again, and recommend you to other people. (more)David Armes
Excellent! Best bits: The two days in Mumbai at the beginning and the experience of the Indian roads! (more)William Avery
From £1244 excluding flights
Sri Lanka tour & beach holiday
Excellent trip (more)Melanie Michel
There were many memorable moments - we loved the incredible bird life especially seeing them close-up in the bird sanctuary. (more)Gabi Tubbs
Leopards in Yala were the most memorable part of the holiday (more)Ann Griffiths
From £1995 including UK flights
Vietnam tailor made holidays
We enjoyed it all - wonderful food, pleasant, well informed guides, new experiences. Hanoi is a beautiful and really buzzing city; we'd love to go back. Mai Chau valley is beautiful and developing fast; Halong is like visiting another planet - so strange, so awe-inspiring. (more)Patricia Stoat
It was a great holiday, and it is very hard to single out one thing. Our trip to the northeast was one of the best bits (I was honoured to be invited to join the other giggling grannies on the floor of the Tay house - if only I was as limber as they are!). (more)Margery Nzerem
From £2980 including UK 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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