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Small group tours last minute holidays

Small group tours last minute holidays

If you are short of time, or just overwhelmed by all the wonders on offer in a place you want to visit, a small group last minute holiday is perfect. With carefully crafted itineraries, and led by expert guides, you join a group of like-minded tourists thus taking the pressure off the organisation front, but offering a short cut to the place’s cultural, activity and natural highlights.

Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
Classic route lodge safari to Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe, from €3170 (21 days) ex flights
Mekong adventure holiday, Laos & Cambodia
The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, from £3000 - £3200 (18 days) inc UK flights
Self guided walking holiday in France
Idyllic walking in France with great food, wine and ambiance, from £663 - £735 (7 days) ex flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
Hike beyond the beaten path to the majestic Langtang Valley, from £935 (15 days) ex flights

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Morocco small group adventure tour
Mountains, deserts, kasbahs and adventure in Morocco, from £595 (8 days) ex flights
Northern Lights, glaciers and ice photography holiday Iceland
Incredible Photogrpahic trip in stunning South/East Iceland, from £2200 - £2300 (8 days) ex flights
Indochina overland holiday
The ultimate discovery of South East Asia, from £2999 - £3499 (30 days) inc UK flights
Oman small group tour
Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery, from £1250 - £1375 (7 days) ex flights
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
An amazing variety of Costa Rican wildlife, from £2399 - £3099 (16 days) inc UK flights
Burma holidays, small group tour
The highlights of Burma visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake, from £2499 - £2899 (16 days) inc UK flights
Cuba cycling holiday
Cycle the quiet country roads of Cuba, from £1769 - £2469 (9 days) inc UK flights
Gorilla Safari & the Masai Mara
Superb safari and trip to see gorillas, from £3099 - £4829 (18 days) inc UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Walk in lemon groves and hillside villages, from £899 - £1269 (8 days) inc UK flights
Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour
Wildlife tour through India, from £2449 - £2849 (16 days) inc UK flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
A week to explore the spectacular sites and scenery of Jordan, from £1099 - £1489 (9 days) inc UK flights
Thailand and Laos adventure holiday, Bangkok to Vang Vieng
Active adventure beyond the beaten path through S.E. Asia, from £2250 (21 days) ex flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Adrenaline pumping, action packed adventure through Nepal, from £1690 (16 days) ex flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Discover the historic wonders of Ethiopia, from £1999 - £2150 (14 days) ex flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Highlights of Burma; Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan and Lake Inle, from £2825 - £3195 (15 days) inc UK flights
Morocco holiday and surf school
Moroccan highlights plus time to surf, from £1059 (18 days) ex flights
Nepal activity holiday
Action packed multi-activity Himalayan adventure holiday, from £1650 (13 days) ex flights
Turkey cultural tour & gulet cruise holiday
Explore classical Turkey, Istanbul and enjoy a Gulet cruise, from £949 (11 days) ex flights
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Cycling trip through stunning desert scenery, from £1299 - £1699 (9 days) inc UK flights
Silk Road holiday, small group
Silk Road cities, stunning scenery and quirky Ashgabat, from £1995 (15 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group cycling holiday
The best of Vietnam on two wheels , from £1949 - £2499 (16 days) inc UK flights
Walking in Andalucia
Guided walking holidays in Spain. New dates for 2016, from £525 - £775 (8 days) ex flights
Morocco tour, Imperial Cities
Moroccan Imperial cities, desert camps and mountain scenery, from £729 (10 days) ex flights
New Zealand small group tour, 18 days
Kiwi 18 day New Zealand small group tour, from NZ $7990 - NZ $9590 (18 days) ex flights
Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges
Moroccan mountains, gorges, Sahara sands, kasbahs and beach, from £859 (15 days) ex flights

326 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.

Mekong adventure holiday, Laos & Cambodia
Memorable parts? Every day was something different, we walked through jungle; rode elephants; explored caves and sailed in wooden boats, sometimes we used a wooden plank, sometimes we were knee deep in the river! We saw amazing temples and wooden huts that the locals lived in, we saw how people lived and how they dried peppers in their satellite dishes! There were sad parts too, understanding the legacy of the Vietnam war, unexploded bombs everywhere and maimed people. However, the people... (more)Colin Smith
From £3000 - £3200 including UK 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 £3099 - £4829 including UK flights
Cape Town to Victoria Falls small group lodge tour
Remember that this is Africa and everything does not work all the time. Be patient and positive and make friends along the way. (more)Louis Carroll
The most memorable part was driving with Makoros (traditional wood boot) to our wild camping in the Okavango Delta observed by hippos. (more)Sigrid Pach
From €3170 excluding flights
Nepal extreme activity holiday
Brilliant!! The most memorable part has to have been rafting the G4 rapids on the Bhote Koshi with thunder and lightning, rain bouncing off the water and 1.5cm hailstones falling from the sky, still all in 27 degrees heat, wow amazing! (more)Neil Whittemore
I had a brilliant time on this holiday and it fulfilled most of what I wanted to get out of the trip. (more)Murray Hendriksen
From £1690 including domestic flights only
Thailand and 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 £2250 excluding 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 £2999 - £3499 including UK flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
The Camel trek and overnight stay in the Sahara were the most memorable parts of the holiday. (more)Gerry Kennedy
I loved the night in the Sahara and travelling through the High Atlas (more)Jane Matthews
From £595 excluding flights
Cuba cycling holiday
Fantastically interesting & fun - very memorable & highly recommended. (more)Philippa Clark
The most memorable part of the holiday was the cycling, the music, the people and the island...Excellent. (more)Ruth Murnane
Exciting, challenging, warm and friendly. Unforgettable! (more)kathryn gow
From £1769 - £2469 including UK flights
Langtang Valley trekking holiday, Nepal
The guides know the families who run the Tea Houses where we stayed ,and on many occasions we were greeted as old friends ! Also by being in a small group the impact on the environment and in the villages we stayed was not as significant as if we'd been in a larger group. (more)Jane Elliott
The western and Nepali guides and porters were great - always smiling and ready to make sure everyone was happy. An excellent trip in all aspects. (more)patricia barber
This trip has some of the most beautiful nature and scenery you will ever see in your life. (more)Albert Assely
From £935 excluding flights
Ethiopia cultural holidays
Although the Churches, Museums and Palaces were stunning and memorable the aspect that made the most impact was meeting people in different parts of Ethiopia and gaining some understanding of how they live. (more)Lauren Kaswell
Go with an open mind and you will have many wonderful surprises (more)Margarita Lytle
very good....rock cut churches of lalibela and tigray, waking up in the crisp cool morning in tigray with the gheralta mtns in clear view, right in front of my room in beautiful gheralta lodge, nice evenings by the lake tana (more)berta pires
From £1999 - £2150 excluding flights
Small group holiday to Burma
Wonderful! We loved the country and the people, so friendly and kind. We can make no criticism. (more)Eleanor Stewart
Don't hesitate - just go! The operator are an independent company who care that you get the best holiday possible. And they are small enough to make sure you see some of the top sights, but also get you in to see off the beaten track places. (more)Helen White
We probably would have given it 5 stars if it wasn't for the expansion of the rating to say that it was 'simply the best holiday I have ever been on'! We have been on other wonderful holidays, but this was up there with the best. (more)John Lippiett
From £2825 - £3195 including UK flights
Jordan holiday, a week in Jordan
A great adventure.....Floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, Petra. (more)Annette Starfield
There were many memorable parts for me; floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, visiting Jerash and Petra plus the camel ride and overnight stay in Wadi Rum....Excellent - achieved all I wanted to see and do! (more)Julie Forshaw
Cannot separate the majestic desert scenery of Wadi Rum from the exploration of the lesser known areas of Petra. Both stunning and comparable to the best experiences anywhere. (more)Geoffrey Shaw
From £1099 - £1489 including UK flights
Amalfi Coast walking holiday, Italy
Excellent! (more)Andy Jackson
Superb! As it was predominantly a walking holiday our impact on the environment was reduced. We also supported several local businesses, putting something back into the economy. (more)Barry Williams
The hotel was really lovely with a warm and attentive atmosphere and very good simple food. Our Guide was very special and without her we would not have seen or understood the beautiful areas in which we walked, the area is outstanding and it was a very nice group. (more)Therese Moore
From £899 - £1269 including UK flights
Oman small group tour
The most memorable part of the holiday was crossing the mountains and the desert, and having a clear night sky in the desert. Omani are really hospitable. (more)Yann Bacon
It was wonderful. The people were warm and gracious. Our guide did a great job and was a superb quick driver. (more)Dennis Shulha
From £1250 - £1375 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
Costa Rica wildlife holiday
Staying in Tortuguera and floating down the canals thru the jungle watching birds, monkeys and iguanas. (more)Ursula Stanton
A wonderfully diverse trip visiting lots of different areas of Costa Rica seeing lots of different ecosystems and wildlife. (more)wendy O Brien
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
From £2399 - £3099 including UK flights
Northern Lights, glaciers and ice photography holiday Iceland
It was fantastic. The tour guides were very responsive to local conditions and flexible to the interests of the group. They were very well organized and knew which sites would be good at different times of day for photography. The group had people at different levels of photography experience, but the common interest brought people together. (more)Christopher Gawronski
Excellent. Inspiring. Exhausting. I would do it all again tomorrow. (more)Tania Skye
Totally memorable, for all the best reasons!...We would unhesitatingly recommend this Holiday. (more)Suzanne de Pelsenaire
From £2200 - £2300 excluding flights
Burma holidays, small group tour
Memorable: the friendliness of the Burmese people, the close-up look at the cottage industries we were taken to see, and the cruise at Inle Lake. Exciting: Sunrise over Bagan and the U-Bein bridge; visit to the Red Mountain vineyard, the Irrawaddy river cruise, the New Moon festival and parade at Inle Lake. (more)Mike Bromilow
Almost perfect. Our guide was fun as well as being really informative. Apart from the hotel in Yangon all the accommodation was much better than I expected. We had virtually no free time as the guide offered so many options. This was wonderful as we packed as much as possible into the 2 weeks. (more)Lynda Brown
Watching the sun set over the plains of Bagan would be very hard to beat. The most memorable aspect would be the people themselves, they were beautiful, gracious and friendly. (more)Joanna Lee
From £2499 - £2899 including UK flights
Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour
Definitely a benefit for the local people with the money and jobs and investment in the school. (more)Linda Hall
Absolutely brilliant. Great leader, well organised, accommodation and food great. We had the privilege of seeing a total of ten tigers in three different National Parks. (more)Peter Kemp
We enjoyed every minute of this holiday, although seeing a tiger for the first time was amazing...10 out of 10. (more)Gaynor Jean-Louis
From £2449 - £2849 including UK 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
Petra and Wadi Rum by bike, Jordan
Memorable parts? Action packed, fantastic from start to finish Tips? Go for it, it was fantastic Local benefits? yes Overall rating? Fantastic throughout (more)Phil Ely
From £1299 - £1699 including UK 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 £1949 - £2499 including UK flights
Burma highlights tour
The country is incredible – it’s beautiful, the people are friendly, the history is astounding…. We did and saw so much – I cannot pick my best highlight as it’s impossible to choose just one. I was also very fortunate to have a wonderful group to share the experience with. (more)Lorna Marsh
The most memorable parts were the visit to Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon on the final day - the culmination of a feast of sights and experiences packed into a fairly hectic schedule. (more)Andy Jackson
From £2149 - £2569 including UK 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
Cuba cycling tour
I thought it was excellent, really well organised with the right balance of culture, history, cycling and relaxing. (more)Kirstin Carmouche
Most memorable was dancing salsa outside in Granada after a lovely meal, mojitos and cycling... Brilliant and a great way to explore the country as a solo traveller. (more)Melanie Jefferson
From £2239 - £3149 including UK 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 £692 - £819 excluding flights
Overland tour of Kenya to Rwanda, gorillas and gameparks
Memorable parts? Seeing the gorillas. Visiting the Pygmy village. Tips? Bring long trousers and T-shirts to cover up in Uganda. Pack lightly as there is laundry at the campsite. Local benefits? Yes, particularly when visiting the Pygmy village and the Kenyan school. My trip was the first 19 days of a longer 75 day tour. Whilst I did not go on this activity I know that later in the longer tour they go on a lion walk. I would urge you to research the company that runs this... (more)Genevieve Isherwood
From £495 excluding flights
Finland winter activity holiday & Northern Lights
Huskies. Location. Snowshoeing. (more)Viki Day
Fantastic experience - the most enjoyable activity holiday I have ever done. (more)Jonathan Gilbert
From £1229 - £1719 including UK flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Tourism is an important employer in Cambodia so our staying in small hotels and using local guides, river boats, the bamboo train etc were all supportive. (more)Andrew Whitrow
Fantastic window into cambodia. we needed a few days on a thai beach to assimilate it all. (more)Anna Bradley
So many things were amazing. Seeing the sun rise at Angkor Wat, trekking in the Kulen mountains and camping overnight at the monastery at the top. My daughter would say it was riding on an elephant, something she has always wanted to do. (more)Janet Potts
From £1000 - £2050 including UK flights
Walking in Andalucia
If you wish to have a taste of the real Andalucia , this week will tick all the boxes (more)John Freeman
Fantastc week, I shall be returning.....Fabulous location, great weather, good food, fun people to share a holiday with......all in all a great week. (more)ROBERT INNIS
Very good. I loved the variety: different types of scenery on walks, eating out in different restaurants and even private houses, and also the different age groups.(40's upwards) I would recommend this holiday particularly for single people (more)Pauline Dodds
From £525 - £775 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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