In 2024 the famed Joe Loss Orchestra celebrates its 90th birthday making it the longest running orchestra in Britain. Join us on this fun weekend to celebrate with them this special occasion. We include a fantastic ‘Big Band Night’ with music and dancing. We are based in the elegant town of Harrogate at the well known Old Swan Hotel.
Situated in the heart of Harrogate the Old Swan Hotel combines Victorian splendour with elegant contemporary style. All the en-suite bedrooms are traditionally furnished and overlook the town or the peaceful hotel gardens each has TV, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and lounge. The hotel has a lift.
Our door to door service takes you to the waiting Club Class coach for the leisurely drive north to spend time in the historic city of York; stroll along the famous ‘Shambles’, one of the most atmospheric streets in the city, to the imposing Minster, visit the Jorvik Viking Centre or the National Rail Museum, the choice is yours. We check in at the Old Swan late afternoon well in time for dinner.
After breakfast we drive to Ripon with its magnificent Cathedral which is well worth a visit. We have time to wander around the town and browse the stalls at the weekly market which are set up in the impressive market place. Later we return to Harrogate to enjoy some free time in the delightful town with acres of parklands, superb shops, delightful cafes, including the famous Betty’s. Our evening begins with a pre dinner drink followed by our Gala Dinner and tonight’s extravaganza, an evening with the Joe Loss Orchestra, now led by Todd Miller. 2024 is the band’s 90th year and it is the longest running entertainment company of any kind. Since 1930 the band has never disbanded or reformed. It has been in constant operation throughout the world with Britain’s best musicians and singers performing totally live. The Big Band and singers will perform hits from the 50’s to the 80’s.
After a fine breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home by way of the wonderful Yorkshire Dales. Our route takes us to Blubberhouses then the historic market town of Skipton to spend some time before we complete our drive arriving in our home are late afternoon where we are greeted by our awaiting taxis.
Insurance Premiums are renewed from 1st January 2024.
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