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Small group tours last minute holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

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Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2299 - £2999 (16 days) inc UK flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Paddle around the Pearl of the Adriatic, from €715 - €750 (7 days) ex flights
Highlights of Vietnam holiday
A quality small group tour through Vietnam's highlights, from £1175 - £1745 (10 days) ex flights
Malaysia Tour
Ethnically and culturally rich, scenic Malaysia awaits, from £1020 - £1305 (14 days) ex flights
Peru small group tour, Southern Peru
A luxury tour of south Peru and the Inca Empire, from £3228 - £3728 (14 days) inc UK flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Mountains, deserts, kasbahs and adventure in Morocco, from £595 (8 days) ex flights
Laos small group holiday
Experience the very best of Laos on this small group holiday, from £1165 - £1555 (8 days) ex flights
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays
One of Europe's most dramatic stretches of coastline, from £949 - £1149 (8 days) inc UK flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £944 (6 days) ex flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
See the Grand Canyon & Monument Valley, from £999 - £1149 (7 days) ex flights
Indochina overland holiday
The ultimate discovery of South East Asia, from £2799 - £3249 (30 days) inc UK flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan, from £1149 - £1419 (9 days) inc UK flights
Canada family adventure holiday
The perfect outdoor adventure for the whole family, from £1169 - £1289 (10 days) ex flights
Canadian Rockies adventure holiday
Walk, bike and canoe in the Canadian Rockies, from £1749 - £1949 (10 days) ex flights
Mongolia adventure holiday, off the beaten track
Adventure holiday through spectacular nomadic Mongolia, from £1538 - £2629 (15 days) ex flights
Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £375 - £944 (3 days) ex flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
A grand tour of Peru, from £3586 - £3998 (21 days) inc UK flights
South America tour, coast to coast
Journey across South America, from £3738 - £4078 (19 days) inc UK flights
Family cycling holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
Family adventure across Tanzania and Kenya by bike, from NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 (16 days) ex flights
National Parks holidays in America
Explore the historic lodges of America's National Parks, from £2799 - £3149 (16 days) ex flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 (23 days) ex flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £2999 - £3499 (18 days) inc UK flights
Morocco holiday and surf school
Moroccan highlights plus time to surf, from £1059 (18 days) ex flights
Grand Canyon white water rafting tour
Raft down the Grand Canyon, from £1669 - £1899 (8 days) ex flights
Albania holidays, small group tour
An incredible history set against a rugged landscape, from £849 - £999 (10 days) inc UK flights
Small group camping holiday in America
Explore the delights of the National Park system, from £1399 - £1569 (12 days) ex flights
Cambodia six day tour
A comfortable introduction to Cambodia, from £540 - £705 (6 days) ex flights
Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour
Experience arctic wilderness & the richness of frontier living, from £2999 - £3499 (19 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
Magic walking - Mercantour National Park - South of France, from £645 (8 days) ex flights

366 reviews for Small group tours last minute holidays4 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Small group tours last minute 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 NZ $3690 - NZ $4490 excluding flights
Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples holidays
Memorable parts? Most exciting was definitely Walk of the Gods, from Bomerano where we stayed to Positano over 2000' down on the coast. Fantastic views surrounded by wildflowers and herbs, across precipitous slopes and finally descending steps through cacti gardens from Montpertuso. But I also have to say I was surpised by how attractive Naples was, with its very elegant seafront. Tips? The combination of mountains and coast means that you can experience every sort of weather in... (more)Juliet Dunn
From £949 - £1149 including UK 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 £1538 - £2629 excluding flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
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
10/10, relaxing and rewarding....Great hosts and fellow travellers, stunning scenery and wonderful food, on and off the boat (more)Michele Stewart
My family and I enjoyed it very much. The wonderful scenery and the good food on and off the boat, (more)Alistair Macmillan
From £690 - £984 excluding flights
Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon holiday
Excellent, great bunch of fellow travellers (tour was full at 13). Our tour guide, Dan, was great and made the holiday work really. He was always available to us and coped well with our different needs/wants and the unpredictable weather. (more)Wendy Pountain
The most memorable parts were my first view of Bryce Canyon; trekking down to Cedar Ridge in the Grand Canyon. (more)DC Gibson
Hiking through Bryce Canyon with snow capping the rocks. One group member said as we hiked down amongst the structures "We need to invent new superlatives". It was stunning...Fantastic, recommended. Great tour guide from this tour operator. (more)Melanie Atkins
From £999 - £1149 excluding flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Every day was fabulous always something different... travelling with like minded people was also a good thing. (more)Valerie Koppi
Gorillas!!!!!. Interacting with them was the most exceptional experience elf my life and the biggest adrenaline rush I have ever had. Its is without comparison. The Masai Mara was amazing, will decamping was a buzz and White water rafting on the Nile was an amazing experience but being close to the African people(especially the happy kids) and not isolated in 5 star resorts made the trip a once in a lifetime experience. (more)Mark Asquith
It was excellent. I would go again tomorrow... it was such a fabulous trip from the start in Kigali to the end in Nairobi. Seeing the gorillas was obviously so special and memorable and the rafting in jinja was an unexpected highlight. Also the people in my group and our fabulous exodus team who were to efficient, friendly, patient and organised. (more)Sally Knowles-Jackson
From £2999 - £3499 including UK flights
Indochina overland holiday
Our guides Ant, V & Kinal were so considerate they went out of their way to show us the best of each country & more. Fantastic! (more)Annie Koppi
Excellent holiday. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would recommend to others....An excellent way to see Indochina - airport to airport guided tour - with everything taken care of - excursions, hotels, transport, etc. The people are amazingly friendly, the scenery is superb, all very refreshing. Halong Bay and Angkor Wat stick out just a bit above the rest of the places we visited. (more)Vinod Mehta
From £2799 - £3249 including UK flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Memorable parts? I loved the night in the Sahara and travelling through the High Atlas Tips? There is a lot of time spent on the bus so bring a good book. Also remember the driver sees this landscape all the time and while it is extraordinary to us to him it's not so shout stop when you need to and get off to admire and photograph. Local benefits? I feel it may have had some benefit by bringing income into some of the more remote areas but I don't feel I spent enough time... (more)Jane Matthews
From £595 excluding flights
Sea kayaking holiday in Croatia
Perfect...The whole holiday was memorable. The kyaking guides were fantastic, accommodation good, food great and I never felt 'herded' around - it was really relaxing and good fun. (more)Pauline Heslop
Lovely week. The group was great with a real mix of ages and experiences. The pace of the week was just right with some pretty challenging paddles some days and really relaxing ones on others. The attitude was laid back with loose plans flexible to suit the needs of the group. (more)jane chaplin
Great fun....the most exciting parts was staying on Sipan and doing a 22k kayak into a 25 km per hour headwind (more)jane brook
From €715 - €750 excluding flights
National Parks holidays in America
Memorable parts? There were so many highlights! Perhaps the most memorable was the sunset in Monument Valley, the light made the rock glow. The tour leader was also excellent - knowledgeable, enthusiastic, but reactive to the views and wishes of the travellers, anticipating our preferences. Tips? Be prepared for extremes of temperature - cool and cloudy in San Francisco, extremely hot and dry in Vegas. Local benefits? Clearly using local accommodation, often not owned by... (more)Ian Roberts
From £2799 - £3149 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 £663 - £735 excluding flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Fantastic holiday. The wildlife and natural landscapes are amazing and worth the trip alone. For the sheer scope of diversity, colour and experiences this trip is unrivalled. (more)Lindsay (Mr) Challoner
If you are bird crazy then this is the holiday for you (more)Baron-vahl Amos
One of the best hoildays we've had. A highlight was Seeing a rhinoceros beetle the size of a hamster! (more)Keith Valentine
From £2299 - £2999 including UK flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
If you have ever fancied seeing Petra then go for it. The country is safe, the people are warm and friendly but not pushy, the sites brilliant, the food good and the hotels very comfortable. (more)Hilary Feaver
The most memorable parts were the walks through Wadi Rum - and the climb up a mountain. Epic scenery, absolute quiet and amazing exercise. (more)Jane Welsh
Excellent. Would thoroughly recommend it....The first glimpse of Petra has got to be up there as one of my most WOW moments of all time, not just on this holiday. (more)Joyce Wright
From £1149 - £1419 including UK flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Most memorable? It has to be Kyrgyzstan. The landscape, the people, sleeping in yurts - even the food. All fantastic. (more)Sue Noble
Seeing the breathtaking mountain views in Kyrgyzstan was the most memorable part of this holiday. (more)Jayne Hanlin
The most memroabel part of the holiday was the yurt stay in Son Kul and Tash Rabat and Samarkand. (more)Karen O'Driscoll
From £3295 including domestic flights only
Canada family adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The camping trip was so wonderful, it is very difficult to name only one thing. Having said that, the walk to the Plain of Six Glaciers was truly spectacular! Tips? Be flexible, respect other travellers and the tour guide and make the most of opportunities available. Local benefits? Possibly. Overall rating? A wonderful experience. The parts of Canada we visited were spectacular and our tour guide Jayko is worth his weight in gold. (more)Lynda Wilson
From £1169 - £1289 excluding flights
Laos small group holiday
Memorable parts? The boat trip down the Mekong. So relaxing. Tips? Keep luggage to a minimum. Laundry facilities are widely available and you'll have more room in your case for purchases. Local benefits? Yes. Local village people, prosthetics provision and literacy help having a direct effect on Laos citizens. Overall rating? Very interesting and well paced. (more)Chris Williams
From £1165 - £1555 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 £375 - £984 excluding flights
South America tour, coast to coast
For me it was a life long goal to see Machu Picchu, which no picture or video can replace the memories logged in my head of the sheer size and awe of this place. But also whilst travelling through other countries, the beautiful landscapes just amaze you. (more)Michael North
Every day was a wonderful experience during our stay in Brazil and Ecuador but I guess the Galapagos will be the most memorable. (more)Ann Hammersley
There were so many memorable parts! - Rio, Cusco, Iguacu falls, Machu Picchu, the rainforest, etc. Overall a brilliant cross section of South American sights and culture. (more)Brian Wright
From £3738 - £4078 including UK flights
Arequipa to Machu Picchu Peru tour
Memorable parts? Condors. Mountains; Machu Picchu; Alpacas; La Paz; Titicaca; .... Tips? Make sure you have plenty of camera capacity. Be prepared for good food and hot nights. Local benefits? Yes , especially in the jungle section. Overall rating? Very good variety, pace and comfort (more)Roger Loveys
From £3586 - £3998 including UK flights
Malaysia Tour
Best bit: The canopy walk in the jungle. (more)Nanette Cribbes
The most memorable part of my holiday is the night safari in Taman Negara and the snorkelling trip on the Perhentians. (more)Marleen den Hartog
The Perhentian Islands are breathtakingly lovely and so relaxing; the homestay was absolutely charming and we ate like royalty. (more)Graham Diggle
From £1020 - £1305 excluding flights
Biking holiday in Kenya & Tanzania
I would go again without hesitation. A perfectly organized tour with enough space for individual changes. Well done! (more)Roman Holderbach
The most memorable part of our holiday was the time spent in a very remote area of Tanzania with the Masai. We were privileged to visit their homes and witness their day to day living. An amazing experience! (more)Susan Ducollet-Holliday
Brilliant! I have done supported tours in USA, Cuba, Brazil and Europe and this is the gold standard in terms of support, food, attention to detail, professionalism, friendliness etc. etc. I cannot recommend this company too highly. Go have fun! (more)Jane Thurnell-Read
From NZ $4690 excluding flights
Camping tours of Western America
Memorable parts? There were lots!! But Yellowstone NP does stands out. Tips? Go for it, don't think twice, you'll love it, if you really love the outdoors. Local benefits? Yes, by using the campsites and local guides. Overall rating? Great: best locations of the West US. (more)Theresa Farrugia
From £1799 - £1959 excluding flights
Morocco tour, Imperial Cities
Memorable parts? Superb trip, Sahara desert, camel rides, Berber music Tips? Local benefits? Overall rating? Superb holiday (more)Yelena Novik
From £729 excluding flights
Family camping holiday in America
Memorable parts? Yosemite and Grand Canyon National Parks, walking amoungst the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon and sleeping under the stars in the Navajo Tribal Lands. The children had the most wonderful time paddling in rivers, playing in the sand, climbing up rocks at the Kodachrome campsite, riding bikes in Yosemite and following the geology time-line in the Grand Canyon. Tips? Mostly don't bother to pitch the tent - just sleep under the stars! Take as little baggage as possible - you... (more)Helen Perry
From £1299 - £1469 excluding flights
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
Memorable parts? Climbing the Hai Van pass. We all made it to the top and were supported throughout by our guide Danh who gave us cold drinks and cheered us on. The food was also great and we were treated to genuine local cuisine, all delicious. Tips? Take more money than recommend, especially if you want to take presents home or drink wine with you evening meal. Some people couldn't get money out of the ATMs so tell your bank that you are going to Vietnam. You don't really need US... (more)Cath Lysley
From £1999 - £2699 including UK flights
Alaska adventure holiday, salmon run
Memorable parts? It's difficult to pinpoint just one moment, as the whole stay in Alaska was wonderful from start to finish. Seeing all the wildlife, in Denali National Park (bears, caribous, wolves...),when on a boat in the Kenai fjords (orcas, sea lions, humpback whales...), but also just when travelling casually on a road, was fantastic: they're just part of everyday life in Alaska. Having the feeling that you are not in an overcrowded holiday spot was also a big "plus" to me, you are... (more)Bettina Bernhardt
From US $2950 excluding flights
Cuba small group holidays
It was all fantastic - it's impossible to identify one particular aspect as Cuba is such a diverse and fascinating country, from the landscape to the architecture and the people. It was an excellent holiday. Go to Cuba as soon as you can - it's marvellous! (more)Katherine Fisher
Excellent from start to finish. (more)Ian Roderick
Great - interesting country. Havana old city was the most memorable part. (more)Dorothy Woods
From £1899 - £2469 including UK flights
Alaska holiday, classic camping tour
It was an amazing experience. I fell in love with the place and the group I travelled with and our guide were super!! Which made the trip even more memorable. The itinerary was great and it was all very well organised and hassle free. (more)Maria Sarda
The most memorable part was the optional extra activity of kayaking among icebergs off the Columbia glacier out of Valdez, Alaska. (more)Mary Jane Mahony
Go! Beautiful landscape, glaciers, range of outdoor activities, whales, grizzly bears and salmon galore (latter to eat) way more than make up for long drives and changeable weather. Would love to go back. (more)Karen Bennett
From £1659 - £1819 excluding flights
Peru and Inca Trail small group tour
One of the best I have had, a truly wonderful experience...the trip to Machu Picchu stands out just because it is such an iconic place, but the rainforest, the desert, lake Titicaca, Cusco, Colcha Canyon, were all brilliant places to visit. (more)David Greaves
The holiday was superb from start to finish and far exceeded our expectations. The expected highlights of Macchu Picchu etc lived up to expectations with the remaining destinations visited exceeding them (rainforest... colca canyon and sacred valley). (more)Duncan Cairns
Utterly fantastic! (more)Jo Curry
From £975 excluding flights
Walking holiday in Tuscany
Very good!....It was lovely to be looked after by the family at Braccicorti who housed and fed us wonderfully. Sara our guide took us to shops in the local area who sold local produce as well and we could buy some things like home grown sun dried tomatoes and red wine from the farm we were staying on. (more)Sue Haseltine
The only holiday I've even gone on that I would do again. (more)Mary Watkin
Most memorable was reaching the top of Monte Prado, the highest point in Tuscany and no other group in sight. The best kept secret, long may it continue. I plan to go back! (more)Marie Therese Filippi
From £849 - £1199 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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