Bucaco Forest, Portugal
Bucaco Forest, Portugal

Introducing Archaeology Tours From Our Sister Company

As you know, we've been operating tours to the ancient world for the past 35 years now, but did you know that we have a sister brand that also offers archaeological trips?

The award-winning Brightwater Holidays may specialise in scenic Scotland and garden tours, but it also has a great selection of archaeological breaks that showcase sites and stories around Europe. So, if you're intrigued by ancient tales, captivated by evocative ruins and interested in the generations before us, why not try an archaeology tour with Brightwater?

Ancient Stones of the Outer Hebrides
5 days from £695pp

How about a short break to Scotland's magical Outer Hebrides? Visit Bosta Iron Age Village, the Standing Stones of Callanish, the Blackhouses of Gearrannan and Arnol, and St. Clement’s Churchat Rodel. There are also included visits to St. Columba’s Ui Church at Point, Lews Castle and the Norse Mill at Shawbost. View the itinerary here

The Archaeology of Denmark and Sweden
8 days from £1,925pp

From the Tollund Man to the Royal Mounds at Gamla Uppsala and more, this twin-centre tour is a delight from start to finish. Other highlights include Skokloster Castle near Sigtuna, the Vasa Museum, the megaliths known as Ales Stenar, the Renaissance palace of Frederiksborg Slot and Fyrkat, which is thought to be the oldest of Denmark’s Viking ring castles. View the full itinerary here.

Gardens and Archaeology of Turkey
8 days from £1,895pp

This is a unique special interest tour of Turkey and one that combines visits to two of the gardens hosting the Istanbul Tulip Festival with trips to the outstanding archaeological sites of Assos and Ephesus. There's also a tour of the Anatolian countryside en route to the coast, visiting an excellent arboretum, a national park that is home to scores of rare plants, and the slopes of Spil Mountain. If you're a lover of the natural world with an interest in history and archaeology, this might just be the holiday for you. Click here for the full itinerary

Portuguese Archaeology
9 days from £1,895pp

Enjoy a host of UNESCO-listed sites including the city of Evora, Sintra and Guimarães, the latter being an immaculately preserved medieval town that was the birthplace of Portugal’s first king, Alfonso Henriques. There are also visits to the Megalithic Almendres Stone Circle, the Gothic masterpiece of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Roman settlement at Conimbriga and Castelo de Pena – one of the seven wonders of Portugal. Click here for the full itinerary

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Introducing Archaeology Tours From Our Sister Company was published on 25 January 2021