At a glance

Brightwater Holidays specialise in escorted garden tours at home within the British Isles; and longer overseas holidays to continental destinations and exotic faraway lands.

Brightwater Holidays

The UK’s leading gardens, scenic Scottish and special interest tour operator, Brightwater Holidays offers exciting coach tours to outdoor spaces both in the glorious British Isles as well as around the world. The gardens are carefully selected to include the perfect balance of larger famous properties and smaller private gardens that are not usually open to the public.

Based in Fife’s county town of Cupar for over 25 years now, Brightwater’s mission is to provide quality holidays to individuals, private clubs and organized societies up and down the country. Helping guests to expand their horizons and fulfil their travel dreams is the company’s goal, and they offer fantastic itineraries in a range of great destinations.

Where Scotland is concerned, the team at Brightwater are true experts. Having visited over 35 Scottish isles between them, the program includes tours to a total of 33 – each of which is familiar to the company’s staff. Walk in the footsteps of the Picts, go in search of sites made famous by the popular TV series “Outlander”, or sip golden drams at renowned whisky distilleries between visits to museums, archaeological sites and stunning estate houses.

Elsewhere, Brightwater offers tours to the likes of Bulgaria, Madagascar, Costa Rica, Chile, the Falkland Islands and Japan. Join a group of like-minded travellers in Tuscany to discover its arts and gardens, explore the Dutch bulbfields, or wander the remote landscapes of the Faroe Islands – Brightwater’s holidays are well-planned and well-paced, often with a twist or theme. The team works hard to arrange the innovative and the special – making it easy to visit that garden, antiquity or island you’ve always wanted to see. To walk with the owner of a private garden that has opened especially for your party and to hear the secrets and stories of their garden is the norm on a Brightwater Holiday.