Brightwater Holidays are specialists in escorted Garden Tours at home within the British Isles on short coach tours; longer overseas holidays to continental destinations and on to exotic faraway lands.
We also have a growing portfolio of interesting Archaeology holidays throughout the ancient world, escorted by suitably knowledgeable guides.
Over the last 20 years we have built up an enviable reputation for our Scottish holidays – particularly our extensive choice of Scottish island breaks which are second to none.
Finally we also provide bespoke travel arrangements for private groups and societies. It is a large part of what we do on a day to day basis, and are happy to offer a no-obligation sample itinerary and quote to any specification.
Join Mike Nelhams on a continent-crossing exploration Down Under.
One for the island-bagger — travelling the Western Isles from top toe
A journey of discovery through southern Scandinavia, on the trail of Vikings and warriors, commoners and kings.
Experience the contrasting delights of the Northern Isles combined with a comfortable cruise.
Bringing zest and colour to spring in the south of France, this is the perfect antidote to a long cold, winter!
A feast for the senses in colour, scent and sound
There could be no more relaxing way to enjoy the Dutch countryside in spring than to watch it slip by from the comfort of your own river cruise ship.
Slipping out of Oban Bay on the ferry to Mull your stresses and strains begin to fall away; cross the sound to Iona and they disappear completely.
Let your vagabond shoes lead you through the streets of Manhattan
If there is one tour that epitomises the joy of strolling around a perfect English country garden it is this one, with one shining example after another to be savoured and enjoyed.
Timeless countryside and jasmine-scented gardens combine to create a delightful Italian sojourn
Elegant, charming, sophisticated, fashionable ... need we go on?
Four classic journeys and some stunning scenery combine to provide an unforgettable Scottish travel experience.
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