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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.

Highlights of Vietnam holiday
Incredible small group tour through Vietnam's highlights, from £1275 - £1590 (10 days) ex flights
Morocco small group adventure tour
Mountains, deserts, kasbahs and adventure in Morocco, from £495 - £595 (8 days) ex flights
Burma holidays, small group tour
The highlights of Burma visiting Rangoon, Bagan, Mandalay & Inle Lake, from £2499 - £2899 (16 days) inc UK flights
Transylvania holiday, Dracula tours in Romania
Follow the steps of Harker in search of count Dracula, from £788 - £899 (7 days) ex flights

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Short break cruise in Scotland, Western Isles
The perfect trip to recharge the batteries, from £690 - £964 (3 days) ex flights
Wildlife sailing holiday in Scotland
Extraordinary wildlife above and below the waves, from £690 - £964 (6 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
Umbria cooking holiday, Italy
Learn traditional italian cooking in a beautiful farmhouse, from €1190 - €1240 (7 days) ex flights
Silk Road holidays, Central Asia
Journey along the Old Silk Road, from £3295 - £3395 (23 days) ex flights
Small group holidays to Madagascar
Experience the best of this enigmatic island continent, from £2195 (17 days) ex flights
North India cultural tour
An adventure to one of the planet's exotic destinations, from £730 - £810 (22 days) ex flights
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
Capture the spirit of Vietnam on this compact adventure, from £646 - £880 (10 days) ex flights
Bali adventure holiday
Warm people ornate customs and welcoming culture, from £595 - £705 (9 days) ex flights
Albania holidays, small group tour
An incredible history set against a rugged landscape, from £829 - £979 (10 days) inc UK flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
Value centre based self guided walking - Mercantour, France, from £575 (8 days) ex flights
Cambodia holidays, Phnom Penh & Angkor
Combines Angkor's temples with lesser known Cambodian sites, from £1850 - £2050 (11 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka holiday, small group
Hidden temples, sacred Buddhist sites and Hindu shrines, from £969 - £1139 (15 days) ex flights
Walking holiday in Greece
A week's walking, from £849 - £1079 (8 days) inc UK flights
Cuba small group holidays
A unique blend of African and Spanish influences, from £1999 - £2799 (16 days) inc UK flights
Peru small group tour, a food adventure
Peru is an exciting region to go on a foodie adventure, from £1088 - £1505 (9 days) ex flights
Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia holiday
A scenic journey through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia, from £2545 (15 days) ex flights
Central America tour on a shoestring
Highlights of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, from £1258 - £1479 (22 days) ex flights
Adventure cruise in Scotland, lochs and canals
Visit Britain's most beautiful shortcut - the Crinan Canal, from £690 - £964 (8 days) ex flights
Poitou-Charentes self guided cycling holiday, France
Idyllic cycling in France with great food, wine and bonhomie, from £692 - £819 (7 days) ex flights
7 day big five safari in South Africa
7 Day Safari with wildlife conservationists, from £1425 - £1695 (7 days) ex flights
Vietnam small group holiday, a food adventure
Exotic 2 week culinary and cultural tour of Vietnam, from £1250 - £1365 (12 days) ex flights
Peru and Inca Trail small group tour
Take in all the best that Peru has to offer, from £975 (15 days) ex flights
Kyrgyzstan holiday, small group
Explore Kyrgyzstan's striking alpine landscapes and lakes, from £1675 (15 days) ex flights
Morocco overland holiday, small group
An exhilarating 18 day journey through mysterious Morocco, from £1065 - £1230 (18 days) ex flights

240 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.

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh holiday in Vietnam
Excellent, very interesting and exciting. Very well organized.We stayed in local hotels, ate in local restaurants, all the guides were locals and we shopped in markets and local shops. (more)Wally Garrod
Wonderful people to travel with in a truly special country. Healing Bay & Hoi An take some beating. Utterly memorable. I loved it! (more)John McLaughlin
A most enjoyable time...a really memorable trip. (more)Mary Rae
From £646 - £880 excluding flights
North India cultural tour
Book it! A fantastic taster of a small section of Northern India. (more)Sara Kirkham
Challenging, life affirming, and I now have the desire to go on more. (more)Alan Zenthon
Holiday was a great to help me see my own culture with completely new eyes and become more aware of things that I have taken for granted in the past. (more)Judith Brockmann
From £730 - £810 excluding 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
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
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 £495 - £595 excluding flights
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
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
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 - £3395 including domestic flights only
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
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
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
Cultural holiday in Indonesia
Memorable parts? Going to a traditional funeral of a very high status lady in Toraja. We only went on one day but it lasted 7 days. All her relatives and members of her tribe were there - about 20,000 people. We were made most welcome by one of the ladies grandchildren who spoke very good English so we could enjoy the spectacle even more. Tips? Travel pretty light. It's very hot and humid so lots of loose clothes but take good walking shoes - there is lots of walking involved. Local... (more)Gerard Mulryan
From £1795 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
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 US $3100 excluding flights
Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday
Memorable parts? I loved the Bolivian salt flats which were astonishing (although shockingly cold at night), and the pampass tour, especially swimming in the river and having the dolphins come up and nuzzle me! Tips? Bring extra warm clothes for overnight sleeping on salt flats - there is no heating and although the salt hotel is not too cold, the 2nd night is really really cold. If you're flying direct into La Paz give yourself 1-2 days to aclimatise (take it slowly). I arrived... (more)Paul Brant
From £1375 excluding flights
Family adventure holiday to France
Simply our best summer holiday ever (more)Jane Hansesgaard
Eleven out of ten! Six stars out of five!! (more)Arthur O'Hara
The whole holiday was really perfect for us. Particularly memorable was the overnight trip up to the mountain refuge and the white water rafting. (more)Alissa Goodman
From £640 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 £1949 - £2499 including UK flights
Traditional crafts holiday in Scotland
The experience was incredible, better than we imagined. It was magical to work with all the natural materials in such a beautiful setting. Ten out of ten. (more)Robin Lentz
I loved it...I personally love venturing in to nature and the creative element meant I also left with something which I can now use back home (more)Katrine Roberts
The most memorable part was the excitement of watching the different colours emerging as we used natural dyes and the anticipation of what could be created using them. I have never felt so invigorated, and relaxed?!!!, at the same time. (more)Diane Peel
From £845 - £995 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
7 day big five safari in South Africa
Excellent - a truly amazing holiday for all the family! We met some wonderful, dedicated people, learnt an awful lot, saw some incredible wildlife- large and small - and have returned home with some amazing memories. (more)Rachel Gray
This was one of the best holidays we have experienced. The animal sightings were brilliant, the information we received about the bush was exceptional and above all, the friendliness of all the guides and staff and their desire to consider our every need resulted in a truly memorable holiday. (more)kim plumb
Individual highlights are too many to mention but one consistent one was the look on the girls faces when we found something special on a game drive...Fantastic, well organised and great value for money. (more)Neil Wilson
From £1425 - £1695 excluding flights
Tuscany holiday, Italy
It was a really great holiday - just what I was looking for - staying in a lovely place, with a small group of pleasant people, in amazing countryside and with a guide who spoke Italian, obviously loved the place, looked after us really well and must be the best guide there is! (more)Jill Simpson
I enjoyed it immensely. The whole week was organised in a really excellent way and was varied and fascinating. The company was great and we all gelled very quickly. (more)Linda Marlow
Great swimming pool at the farm cottages, freezing water but still went in every day. Lovely scenery, every day sunny but not too hot. (more)Kathy Cowbrough
From £999 - £1199 including UK flights
Sri Lanka adventure holiday
Memorable parts? The variety, colours, smells, religions, history, companionship of the group, the care taken by the tour guide (Bruno) and his friends, food, birds and wildlife, Kandy Perahera Festival, elephants, children, public transport, roller-coaster driving and overtaking, cycling, trekking, Buddhist temples, the variety of fruit, flowers, smiling. The 7 hour train ride from Kandy to Haputale was amazing. Jam packed and lively. People hanging out of the doors and windows with wonderful... (more)Yvonne Connelly
From £1202 - £1540 excluding 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 £1850 - £2050 including UK flights
Carpathian Mountains holiday, conservation & culture
The most memorable or exciting part of your holiday? Seeing wild bears! (more)Diane Rowe
Absolutely excellent, awesome experience, briliant hospitality from the local agent and excellent guiding. Very good accomodation that exceeded our expectations. Very friendly group of travellers that really gelled through the holiday. Will certainly be considering other holidays from this operator for the future. Our 16 year old daughter had a brilliant time too. (more)Stephen Miller
An excellent holiday, a good destination and range of activities. One of the best group holidays I have been on, everyone got on well from the start... I would say that the holiday was sensitive to the environment and local culture and gave a good insight into rural Romania. (more)Sheila Knight
From £1049 - £1099 including UK flights
Walking holiday in France, Mercantour Reflections
Tres bien! Liz and Mel took good care of us and went above and beyond our expectations to ensure our holiday was great. Good value, too! (more)Holly Evans
The variety of the walks and scenery - and loads of wildlife. Marmot, chamois, vultures, various birds. Level of challenge was set just right for the needs of the group...Great - would do it again! Really good value for money. (more)Patricia Grey
The most memorable part was exploring, mainly on foot, a 'new', relatively unknown but scenically stunning corner of France on the back of excellent, welcoming accommodation and hospitality. (more)Richard Gregory
From £645 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
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
Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City
I was very pleased with my vacation. It was non-stop activity, but our guide made sure it was worry-free. (more)Cristi Combe
Excellent...Angkor Wat was the memorable part. (more)Elodie Maria Sube
Superb! Guide was excellent and itinerary was perfect. Sunrise at Angkor Wat will take your breath away! (more)Ian Young
From £390 - £600 excluding flights
Mercantour National Park self guided walking, France
The food was exceptional: vegan plus gluten free and vegetarian diets fully catered for and different but always amazing food provided every day. Excellent in all ways. One of the best holidays we have ever had. (more)Eileen Hardy
Excellent gite-based self-guided walking holiday with exceptional company and food. (more)Christine Ansons
The most memorable part of the holiday was walking in the beautiful Alpes Maritimes. It was great to have walks planned for us by our hosts and to be taken to our starting point and picked up at the end of the walk. (more)Ruth Ross
From £575 excluding flights
Canadian Rockies activity holiday
Memorable parts? The most memorable part was meeting up with 11 other like minded people to enjoy the whole experience, a real once in a lifetime holiday. Tips? Be prepare to open your imagination, experience new challenges everyday, and leave with some incredible memories. Local benefits? Yes absolutely, from the trekking with local guides, and use of individual campsites. To the style of group activities chosen, and group involvement with meals, cooking and cleaning. Overall... (more)Iain Buchanan
From £1470 - £1695 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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