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Book a last-minute 2019 tour and win a holiday for two to the Isle of Arran

If you're dreaming of a last-minute holiday, we have something that might just tempt you to pick up the phone! Book a place on any of our remaining 2019 tours before 31st October and we will put your name into a draw to win a holiday for two on the magnificent Isle of Arran. 

The prize in question is our Autumn Tints of Arran tour, which will run from 19th - 22nd October, 2020. During the trip, you'll sail across the Firth of Clyde, enjoy a picturesque circular tour of the island, and even pay a visit to the splendid Brodick Castle.

We have a selection of trips on offer with late availability, from scenic Scottish sojourns and far-flung fiestas to glorious gardens – and we've rounded up our favourites for each category. So, without further ado, here are a range of holidays with remaining places that will help to make your 2019 more memorable!

Competition terms and conditions

  • The prize is for 2 places on our Brightwater Holidays' tour Autumn Tints of Arran departing on 19th October 2020, returning 22nd October 2020
  • Competition entry applies to all 2019 bookings made until 31st October 2019
  • If you have already booked a 2019 tour, you will automatically be entered into the prize draw
  • The winner will be drawn at random on 1st November 2019
  • Brightwater Holidays reserves the right to amend this offer at any time

Last-minute 2019 escapes...

Scenic Scotland

A Classic Scottish Steam Break

Experience the golden age of travel and treat yourself to a place on our Classic Scottish Steam Break, which departs in mid-October. Take a spin on the Falkirk wheel boat lift, enjoy stunning views along with champagne aboard the Jacobite steam train, admire the scenery during cruises along both Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine, and wander around Inveraray Castle.

Departs 19th October | From £595pp

Islay & Jura

Islands known for their distinctive malt whiskies, sandy beaches and diverse birdlife, Islay and Jura are incredible destinations. Go on the trail of the Lords of the Isles at Loch Finlaggan, savour the aroma of fermenting barley at Bowmore Distillery, and choose to go on an optional excursion to the tranquil island of Colonsay. If you're looking for a little peace and quiet, join us on this five-day holiday.

Departs 23rd September | From £995pp

Autumn Tints of Perthshire

Join Brian Cunningham, former gardener at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, on this glorious short break to Perthshire during a time of year when the leaves glow in fiery reds and oranges. Admire the Meikleour Beech Hedge, see the ancient Birnam Oak, and visit the wild 'tree garden' at The Hermitage – created by the Dukes of Atholl in the 18th century.

Departs 11th October | From £365pp

Glorious Gardens

Tresco's Abbey Gardens

Where in England can you find a sub-tropical paradise? On the isle of Tresco, of course! The island's magnificent Abbey Gardens are well worth a visit and we can take you there. Unspoilt and unchanged for decades, this part of the world – just 28 miles from the Cornish coast – is home to over 3,000 species that include aloes, camellias and other exotic plants. Your visit to this garden will be guided by either the head gardener or a knowledgeable member of staff, and there will also be time to explore the unique Valhalla collection of ship's figureheads. 

Departs 4th October | From £995pp

Highgrove & the Cotswolds

This tour of the Cotswolds includes an exclusive visit to Highgrove House, the gorgeous country home of HRH the Prince of Wales. Weave through this property's magical meadows, discover the secret gardens at Hidcote, explore the tranquil gardens at Misarden Park, and enjoy a stop at the world renowned gardens of Kiftsgate Court. Elsewhere, there will be tours of the house and gardens of Rodmarton Manor, and Westonbirt's National Arboretum. 

Departs 6th September | From £625pp

Historic Houses of Northern Ireland

This tour begins at Carrickfergus Castle, which dates back to 1180, and then it continues on to Montalto Estate, Grey Abbey House, Mount Stewart, and Ballywalter Park. There is also a specially arranged visit to the historic estate of Benvarden, home to the Montgomery family since 1798. Our tour manager is popular garden designer, writer & broadcaster (and native of Carrickfergus) Trevor Edwards.

Departs 10th October | From £795pp

Overseas

Seasonal Gardens of Japan

The origin of the Japanese garden lies in simple, gravel-covered forest clearings where the gods could manifest themselves. Over the centuries the gardens have evolved into an idealised reflection of the natural landscape through the careful use of stone and water features, trees, plants and moss. On this tour, you'll ride the bullet train, meet the friendly deer of Nara Park, step back in time to old Japan at Omi Hachiman, view the enormous Buddhas at Todai-ji and Kamamura, and more.

Departs 13th November | From £4,995pp

Iceland's Northern Lights

Witnessing the natural phenomenon that is the aurora borealis is a bucket-list experience for many of us. Join us this November for an Icelandic adventure, which includes time spent hunting the elusive northern lights. On this trip, you'll explore the inner workings of a volcanic eruption at the Raufarholsellir Lava Tunnel, you'll encounter magnificent waterfalls, there will be time to enjoy the country's natural wonders such as the Ϸingvellir National Park and the mighty geyser named Strokkur, and you will bathe in geothermal waters. 

Departs 17th November | From £1,995pp

Flora & Fauna of Madagascar

If you're looking for a bit of a treat, why not go all out and book a place on our Madagascar trip? The world's fourth-largest island, this destination offers a range of experiences for the intrepid traveller. Enjoy a nocturnal visit to discover the smallest frog and chameleon species of the rainforest, spend a full day at the Berenty Reserve, and view iconic baobab trees throughout the country. This adventure also includes the chance to observe endemic wildlife and see unique plants. 

Departs 5th November | From £4,995pp

Competition terms and conditions

  • The prize is for 2 places on our Brightwater Holidays' tour Autumn Tints of Arran departing on 19th October 2020, returning 22nd October 2020
  • Competition entry applies to all 2019 bookings made until 31st October 2019
  • If you have already booked a 2019 tour, you will automatically be entered into the prize draw
  • The winner will be drawn at random on 1st November 2019
  • Brightwater Holidays reserves the right to amend this offer at any time

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Book a last-minute 2019 tour and win a holiday for two to the Isle of Arran was published on 1 August 2019