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Jul 25, 2017
“70th Birthday present from my daughter”
Mar 30, 2017
“Great idea for a special birthday!”
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The Racecourse Knavesmire Road | York Racecourse, York YO23 1EX, England
+44 844 576 7524
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

We had various cancellations due to weather conditions but eventually we managed to take off from the York Racecourse up up and away! A marvellous flight and thanks to the Virgin crew a memorable experience. Great scenery in Gods own County. Thanks to my daughter...More

Thank George B
Reviewed March 30, 2017

Great scenery. We had a lovely morning. Bought as a gift for my husband - he loved it. What a great (and different!) way to see beautiful York

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Waited such a long time for our flight as we had many cancellations due to weather not being right but wow the wait was worth it. Totally amazing experience, fantastic pilot and amazing Virgin team, we cant wait to do it again. Photos and video...More

Thank HairyMcClary
Reviewed September 16, 2016

My 74 year old dad has always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon (for as long as I can remember). It's top of his bucket list, so I was fortunate to be able to book a trip for him as a Christmas present...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This was an absolutely fantastic treat from my daughter and son to celebrate my 60th birthday. We had a few cancellations due to the weather but our expiry date was moved to accommodate the delay in using the gift. We had planned our flight for...More

Thank stell77
Reviewed August 16, 2016

My wife bought me this as a 40th birthday present. We had booked 7 times previously that were cancelled due to the weather conditions but it was worth waiting for. I have a fear of heights but the take off is so smooth and the...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Just back after the most amazing trip on this balloon.. very early start from york racecourse 5.30am .. but had the best time ever ... perfect conditions clear skys and the views from 2500ft just wonderful..thanks to IAN the pilot and his ground crew .....More

Thank les c
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

After reading reviews from other take off sites , I was not hopeful for flying on my boyfriends actual birthday , so imagine my surprise when we got the go ahead, this was my first attempt to fly. A very serene and somewhat surreal experience....More

Thank OMCZ
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a fantastic trip on a Virgin Ballon flight today starting from York Racecourse. Have waited almost a year to do this and it was worth it. I had a wonderful time. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to everyone .

Thank Evelyn M
Reviewed September 14, 2015

I have wanted to fly in a balloon for as long as I can remember, living close to a racecourse I remember balloons taking off passing over early in the morning and chatting to the pilots from my garden, I wanted to experience the surreal...More

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your sky-high adventure. So glad you had a great time and fulfilled your lifelong ambition. I will pass on your praise to our pilot and crew. Hope to see you in the skies...More

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