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Are you new to Brightwater Holidays?

Your Brightwater Holiday starts right here

If you're a first-time traveller with Brightwater and wondering how things work around here, never fear! Fortunately, we've pulled together all the need-to-knows about travelling with us and put it in one convenient place for you.

What is a Brightwater Holiday?

Bursting with enthralling, educational and enlightening itineraries, a Brightwater Holiday, by its very nature, is packed with bucket-list-worthy destinations, behind the scenes passes and expert-led experiences. From creating bespoke quality garden and special interest tours for groups and individuals alike, we have made it our business to make our guests' travel dreams come true.

How to get there? Easy!

With a Brightwater Holiday, the journey is just as important as the destination and we make getting you to your tour start point easy. From organising group flights and individual travel plans, to offering accessible local departure and pick-up points, we go out of our way to ensure that your journey is as convenient and hassle-free as it can be.

What about the company that will be kept?

For single travellers, those with a companion or even those travelling in a larger group, you'll find that the signature of any Brightwater Holiday is the company. You won't ever be travelling with a group of strangers, instead, you'll find yourself surrounded by like-minded people with a strong shared interest who will soon become your firm friends. This is what is so special about our tours, the feeling of familiarity and comfort where ever you are in the world.

Is there time to relax?

Although our itineraries may seem jam-packed, boasting access to some of the most exclusive sites across the UK and beyond, a Brightwater Holiday is just that: a holiday. Each trip will counter in more than enough free-time for you to explore places at your own leisure. And with most nights and the majority of meals being included in our tour prices, you can relax in hand-picked accommodation whilst enjoying excellent local food, knowing that we have already taken care of everything for you. So all you have to do is kick-back and enjoy your time away.

Do I need to be an expert?

Absolutely not! Although some of our tours are specifically focused on one thing, all you need to enjoy a Brightwater holiday is interest and bags of enthusiasm! Even on our most specialist tours, we take travellers from all skill levels, from experts to beginners. So, if you want to immerse yourself in the steam locomotives of Snowdonia, unearth the archaeological past of Orkney or are keen to kick-start your knitting passion in Shetland, then step this way!

How to book

Booking a Brightwater Holiday is easy: whether you book over the phone or online, our expert customer service teams - both in the UK and US - are ready and waiting to answer any outstanding queries you may have. To secure a place on one of our specialist tours, all you have to do is pay a deposit and settle the remaining balance before departing. We will also ensure that you have all necessary documents and information the month before you are set to head off. For more information and to read our full booking conditions, click here.

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