Holiday company, Brightwater Holidays has announced that it will be offering more for hobbyists in 2018 with a new range or trips including garden tours and historic houses.

Alongside its garden holidays, and historic trips across the UK, Europe and worldwide, Brightwater Holidays has added a collection of ‘Special Interest tours’. 

New holidays and tours

New for the season’s Garden Tours is a Gardens & Villas of Sicily holiday visiting some of the finest private and public gardens across the island. Another new addition is a late summer trip to enjoy the Gardens of Copenhagen and Zealand, visiting royal gardens, eccentric fairground plantations, historical glasshouses and even an organic haven sprouting from the top of a car auction house.  

Four new Secret Garden Tours have been added to the programme, offering behind the scenes tours of gardens of extraordinary growers and landscapers, along with afternoon teas, sparkling receptions and special guided tours and talks. Destinations include the North of Ireland, Aberdeen, Snowdonia and The Loire.  

The new Historic Houses tours offers a selection of some of the finest properties across the UK, from Scotland to the North of England, to Devon, Somerset and Dorset, and from Norfolk and Kent to Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire. There are eight different itineraries to choose from. Highlights include royal favourites such as Sandringham, Balmoral and Blenheim, and costume drama and film classics such as Highclere Castle, Chavenage House and Lacock Abbey.

Archaeology and Special Interest Tours include options as diverse as knitting in Shetland, Aurora Borealis spotting in Norway and walking in the Peak District. Railway lovers can choose from steam trains over Snowdonia and in the Tyrol.

There will also be Scenic Scottish Tours which range from a classic Grand Tour of Scotland, ideal for first-time visitors to the country, to Up Helly Aa, offering a unique insight into this ancient celebration in Shetland, to some island tours.  

Group information

Brightwater Holidays provides bespoke and tailor-made tours and holidays from short city breaks to longer tours. Tours can include transport, accommodation and entry costs to attractions.

Group organisers should contact Geraldine Graf on 

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