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Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse

The Racecourse Knavesmire Road | Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX, England
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Amazing experience

Went on a flight for the first time today. Brilliant day. Can't fault them at all. Crew were great... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
HKRRaph
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Birthday present from my daughter

Arrived at York racecourse for 6.00am. Helped to prepare the balloon for flight. Didn't... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
George B
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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1 Sep 2017
“Amazing experience ”
1 Aug 2017
“Birthday present from my daughter”
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Why not indulge in a hot air balloon ride from York? Giving you the chance to experience the city like never before, a Virgin Balloon Flight from York Racecourse will expose views of the beautiful landscape from a unique vantage point
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The Racecourse Knavesmire Road | Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX, England
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Went on a flight for the first time today. Brilliant day. Can't fault them at all. Crew were great, sights were amazing. Would highly recommend and I'd love to do it all again

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Arrived at York racecourse for 6.00am. Helped to prepare the balloon for flight. Didn't disappointed up up and away at 2,000ft the scenery was tremendous. Our pilot had 28 years experience at balloon flights so we had a tremendous flight. Thanks to our pilot and...More

Thank George B
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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Hi George We're thrilled to hear we were able to help you celebrate your birthday in style - even it was three years and three months later! :-D Thank you so much for your kind compliments, which we will certainly pass on to our pilot...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

From start to finish this was an amazing experience. The pilot Ian and ground crew Neil , and the young one who's name I've sadly forgotten . were absolutely lovely. Friendly, funny and put everyone at ease. They were knowledgeable and enthusiastically answered all my...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was expecting luxury, Virgin style pampering, perhaps Branson pouring the champers. We were told to arrive at four thirty, but there was nothing, an empty field: no great welcoming committee. Had we got the wrong place? Then an old Landcruiser trundled onto the field....More

Thank Chris-Greville
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

An awesome morning out from York racecourse with Ian and the team. The weather was great and the views from the air were fantastic. The landing was smooth with two little bumps in amongst some hay bails - perfectly done. Our hosts were fun and...More

Thank Sean J
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

From start to finish we were looked after by Dave and the team - they were really helpful and informative. Its September 1st so it was a 6:30 start to get the balloon sorted for the flight and there were 16 people on the trip....More

Thank Andi M
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed our evening balloon flight, all the staff from Virgin were really happy and made the flight a really enjoyable experience, would recommend to anyone.

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Reviewed 6 July 2016

It was a perfect sunny morning - ideal for a balloon ride! The whole experience was fantastic, well organised flight with professional and friendly staff. You will have a chance to prepare the balloon and see how it gets set up. The views are stunning...More

Thank Elenibb
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Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

I went along to this with a bit of trepidation but there was no need. The Virgin staff have this planned down to the last detail, they clearly know their stuff and I felt in very safe and capable hands. We had a wonderful day...More

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VirginBalloonFlights, Public Relations Manager at Virgin Balloon Flights - York Racecourse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2015

Hi there, Thank you for your kind words and for telling us all about your hot air balloon adventure. We're so glad you had a great time in the skies - sounds like you got some awesome views! Thank you for your tip to fellow...More

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ShesheW
13 August 2017|
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights | Property representative |
Hi ShesheW Our balloon in York holds up to 16 passengers, so each flight will have 12-16 people on it in addition to our pilot. We don't usually fly in the north in November, as the weather has started to go downhill by... More
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Sharon F
29 June 2017|
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Response from VirginBalloonFlights | Property representative |
Hi Sharon Thanks for your question. :-) The price of a flight varies depending on when you're able to fly. A regional weekday morning voucher for York, which allows you to fly any morning, Monday to Friday is £112 per... More
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