The Scenic Scotland, Gardens & Archaeology Tour Experts

Fantastic Tour Staff

Our charismatic, helpful and experienced Tour Managers help make Brightwater holidays truly special. 

Private Groups

Looking for a tailor-made holiday for your private group or society? We have a dedicated Group Travel department who can help.

Award-winning Coach Holidays

Since our inception over 25 years ago, we’ve won multiple awards for our exciting range of coach holidays. 

Scenic Scottish Tours

What could be better than an all-encompassing tour of Scotland created by a team of people who know this country inside and out?

Scenic Scottish Tours

Jacobite Steam Train

Rail Journeys

Discover 19 itineraries that can take you aboard some of the world’s most iconic trains in the UK and other destinations worldwide.

Railway Holidays

Gardens by the Bay


What our customers are saying about us.


What's more, there's no better time to book because the US will no longer require air travelers to have proof of a negative Covid-19 test before entering the country from abroad – making your journey away easier than it has been for the past few years.



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Puffins at Sumburgh Head, Shetland

Welcome to Brightwater Holidays

For over 25 years, Brightwater Holidays have made it our mission to provide quality Garden, Special Interest and speciality Scottish tours to individuals, private clubs and societies up and down the country. Call our team today to discuss our new 2022 program or request a brochure



Lower Barrakka Gardens

Tailor Made Group Travel with Brightwater Holidays

Since its inception over 25 years ago, Brightwater Holidays has provided tailor-made travel arrangements for many private groups and societies, with a dedicated Group Travel department providing a highly personal service. The itineraries and packages have been as varied as the groups themselves, ranging from a short city break to an extended tour of South Africa.

Group Travel

Lavender field in Provence


Trusted Service Award

We're excited to announce that we have won the Feefo 2023 Trusted Service Award for excellence in customer service throughout 2022. We'd like to thank you all for sharing your ratings and reviews on Feefo, and we can't wait to welcome you back on another award-winning Brightwater holiday soon.


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Activity Level
12 days
Price from
$7,625 $7,275
Next date
8 November 2023