Beautiful sunset over Ardrossan and Arran
Beautiful sunset over Ardrossan and Arran

Plan A Solo Vacation Day: Our Tours With No Single Supplements

If you're a solo traveller, you'll be delighted to know that today is Plan A Solo Vacation Day. Whether you explore the world on your own by necessity or choice, we have a range of tours that have no single supplements at all. This means you can enjoy a trip without having to pay more for going by yourself – an ideal way to holiday!

Perhaps you haven't yet taken your first solo holiday and are a little curious as to what it might be like? Travelling on your own can be a daunting experience, but we're here to reassure you that with Brightwater, it will be a rewarding thing to do. Here are some findings from a recent survey about solo travellers choosing to book places on group tours, such as ours:

  • Solo travellers on an organised group holiday tend to feel safer and more secure 
  • Group holidays mean that someone else has to do all the planning, and they can just enjoy it
  • It gives them a chance to share interests with other likeminded people
  • For couples, it allows them to explore a destination their partner isn't interested in
  • It offers them the chance to have a new adventure of their own

The social aspect of Brightwater Holidays' trips will mean that you are included and well taken care of, from start to finish. What's more, we have quite a few solo travellers choosing to book with us each year, so it's not a new concept to the team here!

So, where can our single supplement-free holidays take you? Well, if you're concerned about the impact of Brexit on foreign travel, you can rest assured because most of our no single supplement trips all take place within England and Scotland, with one exception – Madeira. 

1) Cornwall Gardens | 4 days | 11th April or 1st October | £655pp

Staying at the Lanhydrock Hotel and Golf Club throughout the tour, you'll experience the beauty of Cornwall's many fabulous gardens. From the wild and colourful Trebah to the intriguing maze at Glendurgan, we'll take you to a variety of breathtaking outdoor spaces.

There will be a visit to the Eden Project in St. Austell, where you can admire its cutting-edge horticulture and experience the climates of Southern Africa, the Mediterranean and southwest America. Other excursions include Europe's largest restoration project at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Knightshayes Court and the gardens at Killerton.

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2) Gardens of Madeira  | 8 days | 7th October | £1,395pp

Just 36 miles long and 14 miles wide, Madeira is an island of outstanding natural beauty. With a delightfully warm climate and gorgeous scenery, it makes for an ideal holiday destination. On this autumn escape, you'll take a tour of the Botanical Gardens to get a glorious introduction to Madeira's flora, you'll enjoy a gentle walk on the 'levadas', and you can even take a cable car up to Monte. 

Elsewhere, we'll treat you to afternoon tea at Reid's Palace Hotel, you can wander around the Quinta do Palheiro gardens with its stunning camellias, and you'll have the option to take part in a treasured tradition - a 10-minute wicker toboggan ride from Monte to Funchal. No single room supplement for the first 15 rooms, thereafter a supplement of £295.00 will apply.

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3) Autumn Tints of Arran | 4 days | 21st October | £475pp

Board the ferry at Ardrossan and see the silhouette of Goat Fell rising dramatically from the clear waters of the Firth of Clyde, giving you a preview of the natural beauty to come on this short break. A visit to Brodick Castle will leave a lasting impression at this time of year, as trees will be wearing their autumn cloaks and the foliage will be ablaze with reds, golds and ambers. 

From our base at Blackwaterfoot, there is also the chance to explore Whiting Bay, Lamlash, Corrie and Sannox. This holiday includes accommodation throughout, comfortable coach travel, services of a professional tour manager, meals as per the itinerary and ferry crossings. 

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4) Gardens of Northumberland* | 4 days | 2nd June | £795pp

Individual and imaginative gardens await in this glorious part of England. Visit Mindrum, a garden created by natural artist Ginny Fairfax that stuns with rich roses, wildflowers and remarkable trees. In the pretty village of Whalton, you'll find interesting plants at Manor House, whose history includes contributions from Jekyll and Lutyens. Then, in Durham, discover the secret walled garden at Crook Hall, which is home to ancient fruit trees, the Shakespeare Garden and the Cathedral Garden. You can also see one of the world's largest treehouses (pictured right) at Alnwick Gardens. 

*No single supplement for the first 10 rooms, thereafter a supplement of £120.00 will apply.

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Plan A Solo Vacation Day: Our Tours With No Single Supplements was published on 1 March 2019