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International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

5 days - from only £499pp


International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

Experience the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in the elegant Yorkshire town of Harrogate. Watch the exhilarating performances, absorb the atmosphere of the festival and learn more about the festival with an included, insightful talk from a member of the festival team. This Victorian operatic duo wrote 14 operas, such as The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance and Iolanthe. These performances sit somewhere between an opera and a musical and are referred to as operettas or ‘light operas’. The International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival was founded in 1994 to celebrate these fantastic works.


  • Tickets to 2 performances by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company
  • An insightful talk from a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival team
  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to our hotel in Harrogate for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: York and evening performance at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

    This morning we will visit York, one of the most historic cities in England. Stroll down The Shambles, with its over-hanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts or else explore York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and a superb example of beautiful, Gothic architecture. For those who would rather browse the shops, York has plenty to offer, from high street favourites to quirky and independent boutiques, along with excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants.

    We return back to Harrogate this afternoon the get ready for tonight's performance. After an early dinner at the hotel, make your way to the Royal Hall, across the road from the hotel, and settle in for an evening of incredible entertainment!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    York Minster

    York Minster

    Included Highlights

    • York Minster
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Skipton

    Relax in Harrogate or join our optional excursion to Skipton, with its famous market and iconic castle. Known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’, Skipton have long visited this market town. Why not visit the 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory or simply stroll down the historic cobbled High Street and browse the shops.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Skipton

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Knaresborough and evening performance at the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

    This morning we visit pretty Knaresborough, perched on the cliffs above the River Nidd. Explore the medieval streets and stone staircases which weave up and down the hill, enjoy the shops and admire this delightful town. Why not visit Mother Shipton’s Cave and Petrifying Well, thought to be England’s oldest tourist attraction and once home of Knaresborough’s mysterious prophetess who died in 1561.

    We return to the hotel this afternoon with time at leisure before an early dinner and then tonight's performance!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Knaresborough
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

<p>Tickets will be in the Grand Circle or Raised Stalls for the 7.30pm evening performance.<p>An early evening meal will be available at the hotel before the performance.<p>The Royal Hall is within walking distance of the hotel, customers will make their own way to the venue.<p>There will be an insightful talk from a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival team before the performance. <p>9th August departure includes the following performances:<p>The Yeomen of the Guard by Forbear Theatre Company<p>HMS Pinafore by National G&S Opera Company.<p>16th August departure includes the following performances:<p> The Mikado by Ploverleigh Savoy Players<p>Grand Duke by SavoyNet Performing Group</p>

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at the Hotel St. George in Harrogate.

  • Hotel St. George

    Harrogate is one of Yorkshire’s most elegant destinations, and it is here you will find the 4-star Hotel St. George. Occupying a prime location on Parliament Hill, you’re in the perfect spot to get the most out of your trip with boutique shops, cafés and the famous Turkish Baths all within walking distance. Inside the hotel you’ll find an inimitable blend of authentic country style and modern amenities. Relax on the delightful terrace with a drink from the bar before dining in the stylish Swaledale restaurant where you’ll spoilt with fresh, local produce and delicious classic dishes. When you’ve used up all your energy from a day of exploring, unwind in the library with your favourite book. A stay at the Hotel St. George will not disappoint.

    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • Fully Health and Safety Compliant
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Smoke Detectors in Every Room

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

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