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ABOUT THE TOUR

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.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 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, with 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

    Skipton

    Skipton

    Optional Excursions

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

    2021
    • Skipton
    TBC

    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, with 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

    Knaresborough

    Knaresborough

    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 Gondoliers by Trent Opera<p>The Pirate of Penzance by Brussels Light Opera <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).

Hotels

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

  • The St. George Hotel

    This attractive stone-fronted former Coast & Country hotel is an iconic building in the centre of Harrogate, with an enviable location and superb facilities.

    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower

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.

See our full list of our joining points.

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