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Holidays Organiser:  Peter Drew   01904 702285    holidays@yant.org.uk

To Contact Brightwater Holidays direct:  Andrew Sharples  

01334 657155   yant@brightwaterholidays.com

Holiday Archives

Photos and descriptions of previous years' holidays

2017 - 2018

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

The old version of the Holiday page can be found here.


For full details of our forthcoming Holidays,  please refer to the 2018 and 2019 Holiday Programme which you can download by clicking here.


The 2018 and 2019 Holiday Booking forms are available here.


WE HAVE A VARIED CHOICE OF HOLIDAYS AVAILABLE FOR YOU. WHY NOT TAKE A LOOK AND SEE IF THERE IS SOMETHING TO SUIT YOU.........

2019 Holidays Preview

31st October, 2018 at 10am at Walmgate Ale House. Contact Peter Drew to book your place.

CLASSIC SCOTTISH STEAM 13 - 16 OCTOBER, 2018

3 NIGHTS FROM £595.00

The “Jacobite” rail line

Join us on the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s first rotating boatlift. Sail on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer, the PS Waverley and enjoy the gentle beauty of the Argyll hills and the Kyles of Bute from the deck of this grand old lady. There is a similar majesty to the SS Sir Walter Scott, one of the last surviving screw steamers, which has graced the calm waters of Loch Katrine since 1900. The Jacobite Steam Train, from Fort William to Mallaig, is one of the longest steam-hauled rail journeys available in Britain today, an 84-mile round trip through some spectacular scenery which features an impressive list of superlatives. It starts near Britain’s highest mountain (Ben Nevis), passes its most westerly mainland railway station (Arisaig), deepest freshwater loch (Loch Morar), shortest river (River Morar) and finally arrives next to the deepest seawater loch in Europe (Loch Nevis).

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National Scottish Ballet’s “Cinderella” in Edinburgh and Christmas lunch in Jedburgh

14 - 15 December, 2018 1 NIGHT FROM £289.00

(Single supplement £40.00)

Join us on a pre-Christmas tour to Edinburgh, featuring Scottish Ballet’s production of the classic fairy tale ‘Cinderella’. Our trip also includes a festive lunch in Jedburgh, a fascinating visit to the former Royal Yacht Britannia and time to visit Edinburgh’s centre or the continental-style Christmas Market.

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NAPLES AND THE AMALFI COAST 24 - 31 MARCH, 2019

7 NIGHTS FROM £1,795.00

The mild climate of the Amalfi coast and the Bay of Naples provides the perfect location for a tempting Spring break. From our base in Sorrento on the Amalfi coast we visit the Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone, classic Amalfi gardens laid out in terraces with stunning views over the bay. We take the ferry to the enchanting island of Capri and explore some of its captivating sights then travel round the Bay of Naples, breaking our journey with visits to the unique archaeological wonders of Pompeii and Herculaneum. We travel out to the north of the city to spend a day at the impressive palace and gardens of La Caserta and enjoy a day of art and archaeological treasures as we tour the hot-blooded city of Naples, rich with the aroma of Neapolitan cuisine.


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ANTIQUITIES OF BRITTANY 18 - 23 MAY, 2019

5 NIGHTS FROM £1,395.00

Mont St Michel

Three nights in Concarneau, two nights in Dinard.

Flights from Manchester to Nantes and Rennes to Manchester.

Visits to the Cairn of Barnenez, Carnac Site and Museum, Château de Josselin, Château de Combourg,

Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinan and Dinard.

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HEREFORD AND THE WELSH MARCHES 1 - 5 JULY, 2019

4 NIGHTS FROM £695.00

Hanbury Hall

Four nights at the Three Counties Hotel, Hereford.

Visits to The Laskett, Hampton Court Castle, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle, Kinnersley Castle, Hay-onWye, Llanfihangel Court, Hereford Cathedral, Brockhampton Estate and Hanbury Hall.

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THE ISLE OF WIGHT 10 - 14 AUGUST, 2019

4 NIGHTS FROM £895.00

Osborne House

Marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, there are several connections with that great monarch in the course of our tour, from the ancient royal residence of Windsor Castle to the rarely-opened Frogmore House and splendid Osborne House on the Isle of Wight. Elsewhere on the island we explore Carisbrooke Castle, a romantic fortress with panoramic views, Mottistone Manor with its Mediterranean-style garden, and the picture postcard villages of Godshill and Shanklin with their thatched cottages. We also take an afternoon cruise around the Solent enjoy a taste-bud tingling tour and lunch at a garlic farm.

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ARCHAEOLOGY OF DENMARK AND SWEDEN

23 - 30 SEPTEMBER, 2019 7 NIGHTS FROM £2,295.00

Öresund Bridge

Two nights in Uppsala, one night in Malmö, two nights in Copenhagen and two nights in Aarhus.

Return flights from Manchester to Stockholm and Copenhagen to Manchester.

Standard class rail journey from Stockholm to Malmö.

Visits to the archaeological sites at Gamla Uppsala and Anundshög; Skokloster Castle; the Vasa Museum and the Swedish History Museum, Stockholm; Ales Stenar megaliths; Rosenborg Slot, the National Museum and the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen; Frederiksborg Slot, Roskilde; Moesgård Viking Museum, the Silkeborg Museum ‘bog bodies’, the archaeological sites at Jelling and Fyrkat (Viking castle).

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