To go on a Brightwater Holiday is to join a group of like-minded, mature adults with enquiring minds who are looking for that little bit more from a holiday package. All our holidays are well-planned and well paced, often with a twist or a theme as shown below. We pride ourselves in the quality of our accompanying Tour Manager. These are the Alchemists who sprinkle their magic over your holiday choice, making the tours come alive with their knowledge of the destination, their sense of humour, help, advice and patience. That’s why they are there, so as you can get the most out of your holiday. All accommodation, transportation, and meals are clearly indicated on each holiday choice, along with pick-up options.

So if you want to go on a garden holiday, an archaeological tour or island hopping around the Hebrides the concept of a Brightwater Holiday is the same, and always a lot of fun.

The world is full of beautiful gardens, but there are few better than those in Great Britain and Ireland. From the Northern Isles of Orkney to the High Peaks of Derbyshire — we've got the lot. Biased? Us? Never...

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Organising overseas garden tours is an exercise in admiring life's rich tapestry. The tropical rainforests of Costa Rica, the emerald alpine peaks of Switzerland, the geometric majesty of the Dutch Bulbfields...we offer you the opportunity to see them all.

 

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We have had a close collaboration with RHS to produce a wonderful range of garden holidays at home and abroad; with added value, special openings and often hosted by RHS staff in addition to our Tour Manager.

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Oscillating wildly between aloof drama and friendly warmth, Scotland is a whole world of its own, full of foible, fable, and fantastic experiences to be had. Whatever you hope to get out of a Brightwater tour, you're sure to find it in bonny Scotland.

 

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Explore Neolithic houses, Bronze Age palaces and millennia-old brochs; get up close and personal with bog bodies and Minotaurs, and admire frescoes and monoliths in the places where they were created thousands of years ago. On our archaeology tours, the past is ever-present.

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A venerable and beloved gardening institution, the BBC's Gardeners' World was a clear choice when it came to joining forces. In this category, you'll find specially created tours that put a twist on our usual destinations, with the chance to meet some famous faces along the way...

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Experience and excellence are just two things we have in common with our friends at The Telegraph (a love of great gardens is another notable example). That's why we've teamed up to offer our guests  truly top-drawer experiences in some of our favourite destinations.

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Our appreciation for the aesthetic doesn't stop at beautiful gardens — far from it, in fact! Our holidays for TourNADFAS members take us from private art collections to majestic museums and stately homes to regal castles on carefully curated explorations of the artistic and architectural.

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Extra special versions of some of our favourite tours, specifically tailored for Hillier Gardening Club members. From the tropical gardens of Madeira to the stately homes of the Cotswolds, the homes of royals to the City of Dreaming Spires, there's something for all tastes.

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On shelves since 1926, Woman & Home is a true British institution, and we're utterly delighted to be working alongside them to offer you some fantastic tours.

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