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Since its inception Brightwater Holidays has provided tailor-made travel arrangements for many private groups and societies. It’s a large part of what we do on a day-to-day basis. The itineraries and packages have been as varied as the groups themselves,  ranging from, at its simplest, a short city break, to a grand 21 day tour of South Africa.

Typically, tours for our private groups include all transportation, accommodation and entry costs, visiting gardens, stately homes, art galleries and other specialist attractions to suit the group’s individual requirements.

Some of the many private groups we have worked with include:

• Friends of the Barnhill Rock Garden

• Scottish Rock Garden Club

• Glasgow Art Club

• National Trust for Scotland Member Centres in East Fife,  Aberdeen and Inverness

• Friends of Lisbon Botanic Gardens

• Helensburgh Horticultural Society

• NADFAS Groups in Huntingdon and Beaconsfield

• The Historical Association

• Probus Clubs in Congleton, Dursley and Sandy

• U3A Groups in Rugby and Wales


What groups think of us:

“Our driver Jimmy was fantastic, obviously knowing the area and gardens we were visiting very well. We were all in awe of his driving skills - particularly the road up to Glenwhan. Our tour guide Janet did a great job and was a fount of information about the history and flora of the region.” Friends of the Barnhill Rock Garden

“Another successful holiday, thank you for all your help and organisation. The coach and driver were superb and the hotel was lovely.” East FifeMembers Centre

 “I enjoyed every aspect of the tour, coach, driver and accommodation, and the gardens we visited were so inspirational I have been painting pictures of them ever since.” Friends of RBGE

"Absolutely fantastic holiday itinerary excellent guide and driver couldn't do enough." Adele Harris

If you are a group travel organiser and would like some advice or a quotation for a tour, please contact our Group Travel Manager, Ellen Walker, who would be delighted to help with your requirements. With nearly 25 years’ experience in the travel industry she likes nothing better than to talk about travel.

 We are pleased to be able to offer a no-obligation bespoke sample itinerary and quote to any specification. In addition we are also available to give a light-hearted talk to your members.

Contact Ellen on 01334 657155 or email her at

The staff at our hotel on Islay were young and keen, very pleasant and helpful indeed.

Mr and Mrs Turner

We thoroughly enjoyed the archaeological tour to the Outer Hebrides, the driver and guide made the holiday a great success

Mr and Mrs Sutherland, Dundee

A superb holiday - thanks Trish the Tour Manager was very helpful and knowledgeable - the free day was a great idea.

Mr and Mrs Somerville
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