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Vegetarian & vegan holidays. Tours & holidays in 2016 & 2017

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. The other wonderful thing about vegetarian and vegan holidays, of course, is that sustainability and responsible living is always on the menu.
Virgin Islands vegan cruise holiday
Romantic holiday in the Virgin Islands for the vegan couple, from US $7182 (7 days) ex flights
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
Tranquil farmhouse, idyllic, peaceful location, West Wales, from £28 - £60 per person per night
Vegetarian holidays in France
Great vegetarian food, plus walking, cycling and/or relaxing, from £663 - £819 (6 days) ex flights
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
Yoga and meditation in the magical mountains of Andalucia, from €649 - €1149 (6 days) ex flights

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Croatia holiday, activity week
A 'Relaxingly Active' holiday with flexible activities, from £820 - £940 (7 days) ex flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Guesthouse, in Sintra Natural Park, Portugal near beaches, from €80 - €110 per room per night
Small group cooking holiday in Thailand
Discover Thailand through its food. No Single Supplement, from £2225 (15 days) inc UK flights
Lake Titicaca holiday in Peru, for vegetarians
Home stays with Quechua families on Taquile Island, from US $890 - US $2415 (5 days) ex flights
Sri Lanka eco lodge accommodation
Wilderness camp, southeast Sri Lanka. Wild accommodation, from US $109 - US $132 per person per night
Husky safari in Finland, tailor made
Tailor made with huskies in true Taiga wilderness, from €1680 (6 days) ex flights
Algonquin Park tours, Explorers cabin escape
Discover Wildlife, Dine on Local Food, Stay at Log Cabin, from CA $499 - CA $699 (4 days) ex flights
Inca highlights holiday in Peru, for vegetarians
The Inka sites and Cusco off the beaten track in slow travel, from US $2495 - US $3515 (11 days) ex flights
Croatia yoga holiday
Luxury Yoga Retreat at Seafront Villa in Croatia, from £750 (8 days) ex flights
Fuerteventura cooking holiday, vegetarian & vegan
Learn to cook delicious ethical food with Franco, from €700 - €750 (7 days) ex flights
Fes & desert tour in Morocco
Awe-inspiring, unmissable mountain to Desert sunset tour, from €1985 (11 days) ex flights
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter Husky Safari, from €1120 (4 days) ex flights
Holiday in Swedish Lapland, tailor made
Customised activity holiday in beautiful Swedish Lapland, from SKr12525 (6 days) ex flights
Yoga retreats in Tuscany, Italy
Authentic yoga retreats in stunning medieval Tuscany, from €349 - €399 (5 days) ex flights
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per accommodation per week
Le Marche holiday accommodation in Italy
Vacation rentals & b&b on an organic farm in Le Marche hills, from €30 - €56 per person per night
Crete cooking holiday, vegetarian and vegan cuisine
Cooking holiday in Crete with a vegetarian and vegan theme, from £1100 (8 days) ex flights
Yoga teacher training course, Croatia
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Croatia, from €3500 (22 days) ex flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Beautifully located accommodation in the Mercantour, France, from £420 per week (sleeps 2)
Holistic community holiday in Greece
Experience authentic community living on holiday in Greece, from €300 (7 days) ex flights
Iceland adventure holiday, Lake Myvatn in Spring
Discover the North of Iceland at spring time, from €1950 (8 days) ex flights
Wilderness activity holiday with huskies in Finland
Wilderness life on a husky farm, from €1200 (7 days) ex flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Week at a husky farm with guided trekking tours, from €950 (6 days) ex flights
Peru wildlife holiday, for vegetarians
Manu Park cloud forest and lowlands wildlife holiday, from US $1085 - US $1660 (5 days) ex flights
Iceland adventure holiday in Autumn
Guided tour in autumn under flamboyant colours, from €2200 (8 days) ex flights

184 reviews for Vegetarian & vegan holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Vegetarian & vegan 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.

Croatia holiday, activity week
An amazing experience and it has given us an incentive to consider how we become fitter, eat more vegetarian dishes and how invigorating it is to try new things. Never too late to try! (more)Veronica Thompson
Fabulous if you're into activity holidays that are not too crowded. (more)Cordelia Howitt
A excellent week - Craig and Xania work extremely hard to give their guests a memorable holiday. (more)Graeme Everard
From £820 - £940 excluding flights
Sintra Natural Park accommodation in Portugal
Enjoyable journey of discovery of another country. (more)Lily Forbes
We had a wonderful holiday at Colina Flora - the accommodation is beautiful, the swimming pool wonderfully refreshing, everything clean and beautifully decorated. (more)Caroline Rumble
This was the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The location was beautiful and there were many moderate walking expeditions to be made in the area. Travel to Cascais and Sintra was straightforward using the local bus service. (more)Janet Dear
From €80 - €110 per room per night
Yoga retreats in Andalucia, Spain
It was great. Just what I needed. Very relaxing, great very healthy local food, great tips and advise. (more)Sarah Williams
The best thing I have ever done, so so glad that I did it. (more)Josie Korda
I will and have recommended this retreat to friends. I returned to work feeling refreshed and committed to making this feeling of health and inner peace last! (more)Stephanie Jones
From €649 - €1149 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
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
Tailor made husky safari in Wild Taiga, Finland
Excellent experience - would have liked to have stayed longer and would go again! (more)Philippa Cawthorne
Spectacular (more)Lloyd Bond
The best holiday we have ever had. (more)Denise PHILLIPS
From €1120 excluding flights
Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland
Hiking with huskies is an unusual experience, they are such a smart and good dogs. A++++++++++ :) (more)Anastasia Nastik
Great, a real escape from it all and a back to basics experience with great hosts and a fantastic way to get to experience the real Finland. (more)Morag Turton
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! (more)Justin Francis
From €950 excluding flights
Mercantour Park self catering gite, France
Excellent. We travelled with young family and would certainly stay again so cannot recommend it too highly. (more)ROSIE KELBRICK
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
From £420 per week (sleeps 2)
Iceland adventure holiday, Lake Myvatn in Spring
Memorable parts? The guide, Ingimundur, had a wonderful passion for his country and delighted in showing us parts of this astonishing landscape which I doubt would be discovered by most independent travellers. Tips? Each season in Iceland brings a different set of wonders. A one-off holiday, such as this one (which was run, unusually, at the end of winter) gives an opportunity to see an astonishing country at a time when it is more-or-less free of tourists. coping with the spectacularly... (more)Kerry Bateman
From €1950 including domestic flights only
France gite accommodation, Mercantour, sleeps 6
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 £420 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 $109 - US $132 per person per night
Wilderness activity holiday with huskies in Finland
Memorable parts? Hmm, all of it, we had such a great time I couldn't really pick any one thing over the rest Tips? Local benefits? Yes to all three. Overall rating? One of the best experiences ever, could not recommend this holiday enough (more)Paul Ashby
From €1200 excluding flights
Vegetarian bed & breakfast in West Wales
A memorable vacation to a unique land. Our host was outstanding. He will cater to all flavors of veg, but we had no trouble getting him to feed us vegan or nearly-vegan cuisine. All delicious and filling. (more)Richard Stone
I would highly recommend that bed and breakfast to anyone who needs some time away from the crouds and from their lives. I felt like staying even longer as Phil (the host) made my stay a very pleasant one and kept giving me insider-tips where to hike out to or what to do. He was very helpful. (more)Hanna Leipold
From £28 - £60 per person per night
Greece yoga holiday
Outstandingly brilliant. Easily the best holiday I have ever been on; I have already booked in for next year. (more)Lucy Moss
It was an absolutely fabulous holiday, everything and more than expected. The level of yoga teaching was exemplary. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. (more)Catherine Windross
Very high quality yoga instruction, sympathetic to all levels of experience. Very relaxing to be so close to the sea. (more)Jo Nicholl
From £790 excluding flights
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 SKr12525 excluding flights
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 £663 - £819 excluding flights
Le Marche holiday accommodation in Italy
Very enjoyable! (more)Cath Ernst
Everything was memorable! I think the best part for us was also the simplest - sitting on the terrace in the sun, whenever we could, just looking at and drinking in the stunning view and feel of Italian rolling hills!...my friend and I both cried on the night before we had to leave; one of my best holidays ever! (more)Beth Kilsby-Macnab
The welcome was exceptional and we would definitely return, if lucky enough to be visiting again. (more)Anne Sykes
From €30 - €56 per person per night
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

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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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