Rome, Ninfa and Castel Gandolfo, Italy

On this Roman adventure, ancient botanical romance is part of everyday life. Open by special arrangement, the gardens are fit for a Pope at the traditional papal residence, Castel Gandolfo. And nearby Ninfa will win you over with stunning floral displays that spill generously over poetic ruins of an ancient village. As if that wasn't entrancing enough, you'll also pay visits to the great Renaissance gardens of Villa Lante and Villa d'Este. The latter is a 16th-century spot famed for its use of water features - a spell-binding composition of cascades and fountains.

For 25 years, Brightwater Holidays has provided well-planned and expert-led garden and special interest tours to individuals, private clubs and societies everywhere. If you're looking for a trip that doesn't follow the crowds, then step this way. From exploring the jungles of Costa Rica and the botanical triumphs of Japan, to experiencing the remoteness of the Scottish Highlands and islands, you really can do it all on a Brightwater Holiday.

The tours offer the opportunity to explore popular places and private spaces not normally open to the public, all while relaxing in complete comfort and travelling in the company of expert guides and like-minded friends. Simply set the destination, budget, group size and any extras, and Brightwater will sort the rest. It will arrange all transport, accommodation and entry costs, as well as providing Tour Managers to ensure everything runs smoothly.

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