Vegetarian & vegan holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

Sometimes vegetarians and vegans can struggle to find decent food while travelling. Well fret no more! Here’s a hand-picked selection of responsible tour operators, accommodations, and special interest courses that cater for vegetarians and vegans alike, with an open door policy for veg-friendly carnivores. Enjoy!
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from £698 - £862 (7 days) ex flights
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
Tranquil farmhouse, idyllic, peaceful location, West Wales, from £28 - £60 per person per night
Virgin Islands vegan cruise holiday
Romantic holiday in the Virgin Islands for the vegan couple, from US $7182 (7 days) ex flights
Scotland vegetarian holiday
Off the beaten tracks of Scotland - the veggie way, from US $3895 - US $4395 (12 days) ex flights
Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
4 areas of Thailand. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation
Sri Lankan wilderness camp, bird- and wild elephant watching, from US $110 - US $140 per person per night
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia, from €649 - €1149 (6 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €70 - €107 per room per night
Yoga, kayaking & snorkelling holidays in Spain
Yoga & beach water sports in Denia, Alicante, from €660 - €730 (5 days) ex flights
Croatia family activity week
A 'relaxingly active' holiday on the Croatian island of Vis, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Portugal yoga retreats, yurt accommodation
Rejuvenate and relax on an eco yoga retreat in nature, from €550 - €600 (7 days) ex flights
Peru wildlife holiday
Manu Park cloud forest and lowlands wildlife holiday, from US $1380 - US $1890 (5 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per accommodation per week
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter Husky Safari, from €1020 (4 days) ex flights
Boscastle bed & breakfast, Cornwall, England
Stay in a quaint Cornish B&B, from £66 per room per night
Fes & desert tour in Morocco
Awe-inspiring, unmissable mountain to Desert sunset tour, from €1685 (11 days) ex flights
Fes music festival holiday in Morocco
Fabulous Fes festival of world music 21st edition, from €1250 (8 days) ex flights
Wilderness activity holiday with huskies in Finland
Wilderness life on a husky farm, from €1200 (7 days) ex flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
Customised wilderness holiday in beautiful Swedish Lapland, from SKr11450 (5 days) ex flights
Barbados holistic accommodation in the Caribbean
Authentic alternative accommodation in Barbados, from US $100 - US $200 per accommodation per night
Grenada luxury vegan accommodation, Caribbean
Luxury Caribbean vegan hideaway, from US $75 per person per night
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per week (sleeps 2)
Greece yoga holiday
Yoga by the pool in beautiful unspoilt Greece, from £790 (7 days) ex flights
Husky safari in Finland, tailor made
Tailor made with huskies in true Taiga wilderness, from €1580 (6 days) ex flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Wilderness hotel and guided husky trekking tours, from €998 - €1138 (6 days) ex flights
Peru holiday, Inca highlights
The Inka sites and Cusco off the beaten track in slow travel, from US $2785 - US $3995 (11 days) ex flights
Yoga & wellness holidays in Spain
4 night yoga holiday near Alicante, Spain, from €660 - €730 (5 days) ex flights
Croatia yoga holiday
Luxury Yoga Retreat at Seafront Villa in Croatia, from £750 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga teacher training course, Croatia
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Croatia, from €3500 (22 days) ex flights

197 reviews for Vegetarian & vegan holidays4 star overall rating

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Croatia family activity week
The holiday was brilliant. Activity balanced with proper relaxation. We have come back really rejuvenated. Craig and Xania (and Zora-the dog) work very well together to pull the experience together so you can just get on and enjoy your break. (more)Paul Irving
Excellent! The best parts were actively exploring the Island of Vis, on bikes, kayaks and foot. Beautiful place, beautiful people. (more)Diane Johnson
Our kids, aged 5 and 11 had a terrific time and really loved the activities as well as mucking about in the sea, snorkelling and swimming...Great! "Fantastic, awesome, really good!" (comments from the kids). (more)Diana Lloyd
From £820 - £940 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
First class!!....Owners of the property helped us plan wonderful cycling trips in the area through majestic woodland, gorgeous beaches, unspoilt villages and great restaurants. Also wonderful breakfasts. (more)kath Ferguson
We needed a break and did that in a peacefully located “green” guest house in the rural hills of the amazing Sintra Natural Park - in other words “Mission Completed” (more)benedikte lohfert wόrtz
We thoroughly enjoyed our break in a great place where Aasta and James were super supportive and helpful hosts. (more)Martin Ruddock
From €70 - €107 per room per night
Croatia holiday, activity week
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. (more)Graeme Everard
Excellent, superb, outstanding....the hospitality was outstanding, Vis is absolutely beautiful, and our hosts were wonderful. (more)Nancy Lauby
Totally relaxing yet delightfully active with superb hosts. My wife and I have never experienced any vacation quite like this one. My biggest worry was how long my afternoon nap was going to be. Food was off the chart delicious for every meal. I will recommend this vacation to all my friends. (more)Krist Thodoropoulos
From £820 - £940 excluding flights
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
I loved the Central Plains homestay, after Bangkok it was amazingly beautiful and peaceful. All the cooking schools were so beautiful and peaceful, and the food was amazing! (more)Suzanne Smith
The most memorable part of the holiday was definitely the cooking ... and all the eating. Swimming in the Andaman sea was also a real highlight. (more)Shelley Kennedy
The cooking and the eating were the most memorable! Fabulous. (more)Stacey Cooper
From £2225 including UK flights
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
The most memorable part was meeting the dogs, steering the sled and the complete change of scenery and fresh air. The chance to sample local food (moose, reindeer, berries) which was mostly excellent. (more)Katherine Stuart
Husky sledding across a frozen lake just before sunset was the most memorable part of the holiday (more)James Hamand
From €1020 excluding flights
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
I had the most incredible, amazing time here - it was everything that I hoped it would be and more....Namit and Maru are friendly and welcoming and Anna the chef is beyond amazing, her food is incredibly tasty, healthy and just wonderful - I cannot say enough good things about it! (more)Claire Scanlan
A great experience and something that everyone and anyone can relish and get something important from. The week itself became a meditation. (more)Danny Golden
From €649 - €1149 excluding flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
A really worthwhile and memorable holiday: the self guided walks were well planned and gave us a great idea of the locality; the food was very good and the garden(s) excellent for relaxing on our days off. We were given a very warm welcome and a friendly stay. (more)Jon Nay
Amazing 360 degree views on the walks in the Maritime Alps and the relaxed but informative approach of our guide Mel. The gite is very comfortable and well equipped and the food which was prepared by Liz was delicious and varied. (more)Cathy Wiggins
The most memorable part of the holiday was the trip to Col de Fenetre (mountain pass between France and Italy, ca 2400 m ab. s. l.) where we admired numerous chamoises, marmots and even ibexes. (more)Jan Maca
From £406 per week (sleeps 2)
Vegetarian holidays in France
The very friendly and helpful hosts were the most memorable part of the holiday...Both hiking and cycling were enjoyable activities. (more)Helga Hoffmann-Orton
The hospitality of our hosts was most memorable...Look forward to a great holiday in beautiful, secluded locations. (more)Hilary Wight
A wonderfully calming and tranquil holiday rather than an "exciting" one. Should also mention the great hospitality shown by our hosts, delicious home cooked food and generous introductions to local wines and brandies! A lovely relaxing time. (more)Mark McKenzie
From £698 - £862 excluding flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Memorable parts? The scenery was fantastic - pristine pine forests dotted with lakes but the most enjoyable part was getting to know our guide, Aki, and of course the dogs! We each had a dog on a harness that pulled us along - power assisted hiking! Our launch spot was lovely, as were the pancakes we cooked and ate with wild berries (blueberries) from the forest. We loved our day out with the dogs almost as much as they did! Tips? It's really very easy to hike with huskies, you... (more)Justin Francis
From €998 - €1138 excluding flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
From £406 per accommodation per week
Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation
I don΄t think that I've ever felt so relaxed. Staying in a simple (but clean and neat) hut in the jungle and listening to the sounds of birds and sometimes even elephants made me feel very, very, very happy and close to nature. (more)Camilla Berndtson
The whole experience of staying here was memorable, from the incredibly warm welcome through to the amazing food prepared by local staff on an open fire. (more)Rachel Morgans
It was everything we hoped it would be, so far away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of Sri Lanka. The accommodation is very comfortable and really well thought out. (more)Annabel Smith
From US $110 - US $140 per person per night
Yoga, kayaking & snorkelling holidays in Spain
Memorable parts? The fantastic hotel we stayed at and the lovely small touches provided by the girls running the holiday Tips? Its a lovely hotel so booking an extra day or 2 is a great idea. The yoga is not very challenging so if you're very serious about you're yoga practice you may find it frustrating. Local benefits? Yes- it was a locally run small hotel which employed local people. The girls also tried to reduce environmental impact by recycling water bottles. Overall... (more)Tania Constable
From €660 - €730 excluding flights
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
Memorable parts? The area is offering so much - I simply couldn't walk and explore enough. After a long day, there was always time for a cup of tea and a little chat. Tips? It's a great getaway when you need a break from your daily routine and a stressful lifestyle. You'll have loads of space and a warm bed awaiting when you're coming back from wandering around or mountainbiking. Local benefits? Definitely. The area itself is very well-preserved and people are trying hard... (more)Hanna Leipold
From £28 - £60 per person per night
Nilgiri hills eco homestay accommodation in Tamil Nadu, India
Excellent! Of course being in India for the first time was one of the most exciting parts of the holiday. However the lasting impression of the kindness and hospitality of the Kumar family (more)Lynda Newman
A resounding A+++ in absolutely every respect....The totally exceptional kindness and perfect customer service of the Home Stay Family who organised everything seamlessly, who arranged little extra treats, who were a fund of information and totally dedicated to our every need. We had never experienced anything of this total dedication in all our sixty years. (more)Julia and Stuart Walkley
Staying at this homestay was like staying with our own family - and we could not have wished for anything better!...Absolutely excellent - I can honestly say that this has to be one of the best holidays I have ever been on - and I am already thinking about booking to go back! I don't think I can wait too long - I miss it already! (more)Liz Murphy
From £100 per couple per night
Bali Mountain Eco Lodge
Magical. The accommodation is wonderful, the food and hospitality excellent and the location unique. (more)Adrian Helen
The view from my little house was breathtaking. I could see nothing but lush forest. The sounds of the wilderness at night were very peaceful. The food and community atmosphere in the dining area was great and very refreshing too. (more)Kate Birbilis
Every part of our week long stay at the lodge was memorable. We had the best week of our lives! (more)Ruth Hanson
From US $130 - US $220 per accommodation per night
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
The most memorable part of the holiday was seeing northern lights, the wilderness retreat and a real log fired sauna. Mika and Maja lovely hosts. (more)Jonathan Marsh
Exhilarating...The warm friendly welcome, dog-sledding and the wonderful Wilderness Cabin were the best parts. (more)Liz Evans
Amazing! The best parts were the snow , local people, husky dogs, father Christmas , -38 !!! And the ice hotel (more)Lynne Walker
From SKr11450 excluding flights
Boscastle bed & breakfast, Cornwall, England
The breakfasts were first class, we particularly enjoyed the lovely fresh locally smoked fish and the freshly squeezes orange juice, not to mention the marmalade made by Geoff, all cheerfully served by Shelley. Our room was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean, with a very comfortable bed...Excellent. (more)Christine Durow
The B&B was fantastic from the wonderfully comfy and stylish rooms to the individual breakfasts cooked to order. Our hosts were extremely helpful and had loads of local information and knowledge. (more)Vanessa Akers
10/10...My stay as a whole was completely memorable. The room was wonderful, the whole place spotless and the attention to detail was like nothing I had seen before. The owners were 2 of the nicest people I have met and went out of there way to be as helpful as possible. (more)Nicola Shanks
From £66 per room per night
Valencia vegetarian B&B, Spain
Memorable parts? Visiting and discovering a new area and staying with like-minded people. Tips? Stay for longer! Local benefits? Yes, solar power, re-cycling water in a dry area and eating vegetarian food sourced locally or grown in the garden and an overall ecological ethos were just what we were looking for. Overall rating? Very, very good. (more)Jimmy James
From €22 - €32 per accommodation per night
Kerala homestay in India
There are so many wonderful memories that I will hold dear in my heart, it is hard to choose one. I remember the peaceful quiet of morning sitting in the kitchen drinking fresh chai. (more)Lindsey Miller
The warmth and personal interest of the family and the time taken to share their day-to-day activities and enlighten me about their culture. The house is beautiful and the food was absolutely delicious. (more)Barbara Lamplugh
The beauty of the actual property was enchanting, an 800 year old home with dark shady corners and tiled floors. It was peaceful and thrilling to be there. (more)Aj Ryan
From £20 - £60 per person per night
Guesthouse in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Granada, Spain
Memorable parts? Visiting the Alhambra in Granada was a highlight. But just sitting on the terrace of Fundalucia was very relaxing. Tips? If you have limited time in Granada, book your Alhambra tickets in advance as they were sold out 2 weeks in advance. They always sell some on the door, but this means that you have to get there early (we got there for 8 am) to ensure that you get in. Also bring a credit card if you can, so that you can use the ticket machines. This seems to be... (more)Mel Bischer
From €30 - €80 per accommodation per night (sleeps 2)
Kerala accommodation, India
One of my most memorable experiences was our frequent walks to the local river where we swam and talked with local people, many washing themselves and their clothes in the idyllic setting of the river. (more)Felicity Fincham
The most memorable parts were enjoying cooking lessons with a bat flying over head. Scrubbing baby elephants clean with a coconut shell. Eating the most amazing food in a cosy family atmosphere. (more)Jo Osborn
The most memorable part of my holiday would have to be spending the morning in the river with 6 beautiful elephants - just washing them and watching them - it was amazing. (more)Joy Skipper
From Rupee13500 per double room per night
Cabrerets vegetarian/vegan bed & breakfast, France
Memorable parts? A days canoeing down the Cele river. The Padirac Caves. Tips? Don"t follow a sat nav for last last 30 k of the route to Le Jardin de Cabrerets on small local rds! High potential of getting hopelessly lost. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? A very relaxing chilled holiday- just what we needed. (more)Ruth Bond
From €21.42 - €52 per person per night all inclusive
Herefordshire self catering accommodation
The Hermitage is a wonderful location for a holiday, the accommodation is extremely comfortable and there are lots of little touches that make it special. It is the kind of place you can visit at any time of year. (more)Bridget Ashley
We would like to go back in the summer and make use of increased daylight. The children loved it. They could romp in the woods safely - as the crow flies they were very close to the house, yet they felt as though they were in the wilds. (more)Alyson Telfer
The accommodation was superb with great views and lovely countryside right on your doorstep to explore. (more)Kirstin Goodwin
From £295 - £645 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
County Cork B&B and self catering accommodation, Ireland
Most memorable were the rejuvenating and refreshing treatments and the company of fellow-holiday makers; we all sat around a big table at mealtimes and shared a bottle of wine. (more)Maura O'Donoghue
The accommodation was very basic. The atmosphere very laid-back. The owners very obliging. The food very wholesome. (Organic - much of it grown on site). (more)Peter Kornhauser
From €35 per person per night
Kerala ayurveda & yoga accommodation, India
The pick up from the airport was very welcome, although the two hour drive a little scary at times but that is India for you. (more)Lisa Chothia
The most enjoyable part of my holiday was the ayurvedic treatments that I had. The staff at the resort were also so nice, they couldn't do enough for you and always had a smile on their faces. (more)Kirandeep Rihal
I do feel it benefited local people as all of the staff were local and they didn't seem to impact on the environment in any detrimental way. (more)Kelly Newell
From £25 - £45 per room per night

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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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