Every year Harrogate plays host to the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival, bringing together the very best of both amateur and professional productions from around the world. Enjoy the festival atmosphere, some wonderful excursions and an included matinee performance by the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company of The Mikado!
Day 1 After our taxi pick ups, we travel north stopping in the beautiful town of Stamford en route. We arrive in Harrogate late afternoon. Enjoy a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests.
Day 2 Our day in York begins with a guided walking tour of the historic centre and the afternoon is free for your own exploration. You might like to have a closer look at York Minster, or visit the National Railway Museum (free entrance), or discover our Viking heritage at the Jorvik Centre.
Day 3 A free morning to explore Harrogate. The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival is in full swing, so make sure you visit the Utopia Pavilion for some free music at lunchtime. We then take our seats in the Grand Circle of the Royal Hall for the matinee performance of The Mikado.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel the short distance to RHS Harlow Carr, where we have included a tour of the garden to gain a fascinating overview of the history of the garden and the main highlights. Spend the whole day here, exploring the many walkways or having lunch or tea at Betty’s Tearoom. Alternatively, your driver will take you back to the hotel for free time in Harrogate.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we head home via Lincolnshire and the Dartford Crossing making refreshment stops along the way. We arrive home early evening.
Our gorgeous three-star hotel stands in a quiet setting in the centre of Harrogate, and was once the hiding place of Agatha Christie during her disappearance in 1926. The hotel is traditionally and tastefully furnished and bedrooms have TV, telephone, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift but there are some steps on the ﬁrst and second ﬂoors.