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.

And now, with our 2018 tours, you can get even more. Next year is all about the little extras: the porterage, the drinks at dinner, the extra stars on your hotel. If you're travelling with us in 2018, prepare to get a lot more Brightwater for your buck.

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 collaborated closely with our friends at the RHS to create a wonderful range of garden holidays at home and abroad. With added value, special openings, hosting by RHS staff, and a brand new members-only offer for 2018, these are truly something special.

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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 The Arts Society 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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They may be the newest additions to the Brightwater Holidays line-up, but Arblaster & Clarke wine tours are of a very fine vintage indeed. Having ably provided luxury wine holidays for over 30 years, our friends at Arblaster & Clarke have built up an address book full to bursting with wineries and restaurants from the Sussex Downs to South Africa, which we find pairs beautifully with decades of insider knowledge and experience.

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