Our 2024 Best Holiday Destinations

As the leading specialists in self-guided holidays since 1985, we take great pride in hand-picking the best destinations for you to discover. Our interest-packed itineraries across the UK, Europe and further afield allow you to wander the wonderful through hushed mountain forests; pedal the possibilities past medieval coastal towns and terraced vineyards; find the flavours with dishes that epitomise the local cuisine and absorb the ambience by visiting world-famous museums and art galleries.

Whether you’re looking to hike towards the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites in Italy , walk along the ancient Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Trail in Spain , admire fairy-tale chateaux in the Loire Valley in France or cycle past iconic canals and tulip fields in Holland , you can rest assured that our itineraries take you to the very heart of a destination. We’ve also introduced brand-new destinations for you to explore, which include a walking trip across Canada’s Sunshine Coast, a cycling holiday towards waterside retreats in Maine, USA and a selection of pilgrimages to Buddhist shrines, traditional ryokan inns and hot springs in Japan . Get inspired by browsing our spectacular Headwater destinations below.

Why choose Headwater?