We look at themed tours and walking holidays suitable for groups of all size and abilities.

1. Cruise & Walk

Ramblers Walking Holidays caters for groups of all sizes. New Cruise and Walk packages have just been announced too and could see you roaming around Scotland and Ireland, exploring Caribbean Islands and discovering sites along the Danube.

The new experiences will include sailing onboard Fred. Olsen ships, then once berthed, the opportunity to explore locations on foot.

Ideal for: Those who’d like to combine their trip with the luxuries of a cruise, from entertainment to dining onboard.

2. Iconic walks

Tour company, Responsible Travel also offers walking breaks to some of the most iconic locations and attractions the world has to offer such as walking along the Amalfi Coast or trekking along the Great Wall of China. 

Ideal for: Groups of 20 people or less.

3. All abilities

HF Holidays is another company which has a big focus on walking trips, with options available throughout the UK, Europe and worldwide. 

From coastal strolls to mountain hikes and seasonal walking, group organisers will find lots of different trip ideas to choose from. The majority of HF Holidays’ Guided Walking trips feature up to three walks per day, from easier paths to more challenging walks.

Ideal for: Any sized party, with a choice of easier or harder routes for all active abilities.

Treasure Trail
Pictured: A Treasure Trail.

4. Hidden treasures

Many cities and towns are involved in Treasure Trails which are downloadable resources and are suitable for groups of four to five, however larger groups are able to split into smaller party sizes.

There are trails for the whole of the UK, which allow groups to enjoy hidden gems and learn about the history of the locations in fun and engaging ways. 

Ideal for: Those looking to unearth the secrets behind a town and the more unusual facts of a city.

5. Pick a theme

Groups may like to explore a town or city for its links to a particular subject. For example, in London, you can enjoy special Jack the Ripper themed tours or Sherlock Holmes walks, delving into the stories and history of infamous people and much-loved characters. 

Ideal for: Groups with an interest in a particular theme or character.

6. Ask an expert

Blue Badge Guides are a recognised body of tour guides by tourist boards around the UK. Blue Badge guided tours are available throughout the UK, specialising in certain topics, offering a tour covering a multitude of areas for groups interested in learning something unique. 

Blue Badge Guides not only offer themed tours, but walking tours, museums and galleries visits and exploration of famous sites.

Ideal for: Anyone keen to learn more about a location, from history to religious building to popular sites.

Like the idea of a cruise and walk trip? Take a read of our recent article featuring ideas for active groups looking for a cruise with a variety of activities. 

Lead image: Ramblers Walking Holidays, St Lucia.