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Holidays in Orlando

Orlando is like a world-class candy shop

We fly to Orlando daily

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One-stop flights to Orlando are available from Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Durham, Edinburgh, Humberside, Inverness, London City, Newcastle and Norwich with our partners Air France and KLM.

Dubbed the theme park capital of the world, Orlando never fails to amaze - from the magic of Walt Disney World Resort to the hair-raising 'coasters of Universal Orlando Resort. Golf fans will also be bowled over by its 170+ world-class courses. So come and experience an Orlando holiday for yourself and don't miss out on the adventure.

Fix your holiday price for 2021, guarantee the hotel you want and get early access to a choice of Virgin Atlantic flights. You can also spread the cost of your holiday with Direct Debit payments.

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Daily flights to Orlando from across the UK.
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Do I need a Visa?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

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Orlando

Why visit Orlando with Virgin Holidays?

Fly, stay and cruise with Virgin

We're number 1 in Florida. You can fly direct to Orlando with Virgin Atlantic, with multiple flights a day from a choice of UK airports. Stay in a hotel booked with Virgin Holidays and to top off your holiday, set sail around the Caribbean on a choice of cruise lines, including Virgin Voyages. One holiday, three amazing Virgin experiences.

We cater for kids

Let us help make your kid's trip fun and hassle free. Joining 'Kid Crew' gives them their passport to fun, a dedicated amenity kit and a great range of in-flight TV. You can also pre-order a kid's meal. Leaving you free to sit back and enjoy your Virgin Atlantic flight.

All the park tickets you need

Whether you’re a thrill seeker, looking for family fun, or keen to soak up the atmosphere that Orlando’s theme parks have to offer, Virgin Holidays have you covered. With different ticket types to choose from and our reassuring price promise, you can start planning your magical holiday straight away.

Your holiday is protected

Our people on the ground know how to look after you – and they do. Nothing is more important to us than your holiday happiness and safety. So we make sure our hotel partners are up to scratch.
And, as you’d expect, we’re ATOL and ABTA bonded.

The Theme Park Capital: Orlando highlights

Home to some of the world’s largest theme parks, Orlando is a favourite get-away destination for long or short breaks – plus, its location in the subtropical state of Florida guarantees a year-round sunny climate. Live the dream at Walt Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando Resort, or shop to your heart’s content at one of the city’s many malls and outlets - our Orlando holidays have something for everyone.

Choose between a full range of accommodation with our Orlando package holidays, from boutique hotels with spas and leisure centres to your very own villa with private swimming pool. Alternatively, our family-friendly apartments and hotels are close to the top attractions.

  • You'll be given the Virgin Holidays treatment when you book in at Enclave Suites with us. Choose our exclusive Superior Studios and two-bedroom suites with balconies and sleek, modern kitchens. Don't miss the swimming pool that’s perfect to sink into after a busy day in one of the parks.
  • If you’re travelling with the family, stay at Lake Buena Vista Village Resort and Spa. This apartment-style accommodation is located within easy reach of Disney, so it’s handy if you’re aiming for early-morning starts.
  • Prefer to be close to International Drive? Rosen Shingle Creek can offer exclusive rooms for Virgin Holidays customers. Upgrade your stay with a host of activities including an Arnold Palmer-designed 18-hole golf course.
  • Immerse yourself in magic at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, with themed interiors based around The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Cars and Finding Nemo. Upgrade to a family suite for maximum comfort if you're travelling with younger ones.
  • Luxuriate in elegant Tuscan-style villas at Balmoral at Water’s Edge. All have private pools to wind down in after a long day. The location is convenient for exploring all the sights, as it's within easy access of both Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Loews Sapphire Falls Resort treats all guests to entry an hour early to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal’s Volcano Bay, as well as offering a free, regular shuttle service and water taxi to Universal CityWalk.

Escape reality at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Whether you opt for an Orlando package holiday in one of the themed on-site hotels or decide to stay outside the gates and travel in, you’re never too far from the fun.

  • Have your sorcery with a touch of mayhem and try Space Mountain at the Magic Kingdom Park – it’s the must-do ride for thrill seekers. Make sure you're there for the fireworks in the evenings – there are plenty of rides, shops and attractions to keep you occupied in the meantime.
  • Travel the globe at Epcot. The World Showcase at the American Pavilion is not to be missed, with Pavilions representing eleven countries, from Japan to Morocco. Take in a bird's-eye view with Soarin', as you hang-glide around replicas of some of the most iconic tourist sites in the world, including Sydney Harbour and the Great Wall of China.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park blends the dreams of the movies with nature. Walk the trails, try the rides and go on safari all in one place.   
  • Frozen fans should take in For the First Time Forever, the Frozen show, at Disney's Hollywood Studios for a sing-along.

Holidays to Orlando aren’t complete without a trip to an adventure park – and with so many to choose from, you wouldn’t be blamed for spending your entire break trying them all.

  • Visit Universal Orlando Resort and explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, located in Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure. The spectacular rides and epic scenery enthrall fans and visitors alike. Don’t leave without treading the cobbles of Diagon Alley™ and trying the frozen Butterbeer™; it’s a delicious way to cool off on hot days.
  • If you want a thrill, go to Universal's Islands of Adventure and try the Incredible Hulk Coaster®. With high-speed and multiple loops, it’s an intense ride for those who love the fast lane.
  • Chill out at i-Drive 360. Located in the heart of Orlando’s International Drive, this dining, shopping and entertainment district has everything. Brush shoulders with the rich and famous at Madame Tussauds, and then see the city from the 400-foot observation wheel of the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye – sunset is the best time for a photo op.
  • Blend a fun family day out with education at the Kennedy Space Center. Just an hour by car from Orlando, the complex has exhibitions on space exploration, astronaut training simulators and tours of historic launch sites. It’s worth checking rocket launch times before you visit to make sure your trip coincides.

Once you’ve spent a day (or two) strolling around the theme parks, cool off at one of the multitude of water parks and attractions that Orlando holidays have to offer.

  • As a Virgin Holidays customer, you can take an exclusive airboat eco tour with Wild Florida. Travel into protected swamps, learn about exotic animals and take part in a scavenger hunt, all with your own private ranger.
  • Mix thrills and chills with a trip to Universal’s Volcano Bay. This water theme park is based around 200-foot-tall volcano Krakatau and features slides for little ones, rides for older kids (and adults) and relaxing shores for quiet time. Head straight for Waturi Beach if you’ve come for a bit of R&R.
  • Disney fans can take their pick between two themed water parks, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park or Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park, where you can take on the Summit Plummet (if you dare).
  • See the family-friendly firework shows and character parades at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • September – November: Enjoy gourmet delights at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
  • September – November: Visit Halloween Horror Nights™ at Universal Orlando Resort.

Whether you thrive on adrenaline or prefer to take your breaks more slowly, holidays to Orlando, Florida have it all. Plan your break today and get booked in at one of our Orlando hotels.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

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Over the past few weeks, we have repatriated our customers from overseas who wanted to come home.  

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Your holiday may be affected by travel restrictions or cancellations

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the  Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

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For extra piece of mind, new bookings made before 30 September 2020 for travel up 30 April 2021 also have the flexibility to amend free of charge. If you need to change don’t worry, you can move your holiday as far out as 31 December 2021 subject to availability.

How would you like to talk to us?

With many customers needing our help, we are prioritising those customers due to travel before 31 December 2020. Log in to Manage my booking where you can message us about your options or you can give us a call. Bear in mind you may have to wait longer than expected. We continue to review this and working to open up these options to more customers. In the meantime check out our FAQs to see if this can help answer any immediate questions.

Stay tuned for the latest updates


Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as we know if your holiday has been affected.  

We are continually reviewing our flying schedules, taking into account the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) advice against all non-essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected and we’ll email you to let you know as least 21 days before travel.

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

Let’s talk


If you need to speak to us to change or cancel your booking you can call our team on 0344 472 9646.

For the latest information on Covid-19 you can check our FAQs here.

Payment flexibility


Don’t worry if you’ve missed a payment or just need a little more time to pay; we have options available to help you. If your holiday is going ahead as planned, you can continue to pay for your holiday in Manage my booking, even if travelling in less than 12 weeks. If you’re unsure, you can delay any additional payments by choosing a new time to travel by requesting a call back in Manage My booking for one of our team to look at options. If your holiday is more than 6 months away, you may wish to set up a Direct Debit to spread the cost. This can be arranged whilst rebooking or afterwards in Manage my booking.

We're flexible with your holiday plans


We understand that you may wish to change your holiday plans and we appreciate the need for flexibility. 

We'll be in touch by email letting you know how to register to change your holiday plans. You can also log into Manage my booking to find the details there. 

Please look out for emails from us or visit our dedicated Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for the latest updates.

You're holiday is going ahead as planned


If we haven’t notified you of any changes, your holiday will be going ahead as planned but if you prefer to move your holiday to a later time we can help. You can call our team on 0344 472 9499 who can look at options for you.

Thank you for your patience and understanding


Payments are being prioritised based on when the request was made, working in order from March 2020 onwards. We will always try to process refunds at the earliest opportunity, for requests before August our maximum timeframe is 120 days. As we are steadily reducing the maximum processing time for each new request, for refund requests made in August, we expect the maximum processing time to be 80 days, from the date the refund is requested. For those requesting a refund in September, we expect it to be processed within a maximum of 60 days, and then reduce to 30 days for refunds requested in October, before returning to normal levels.

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To finalise the amendment, one of our customer advisors will phone you. We need to work through amend requests in departure date order so we can prioritise those with the most imminent travel plans, so you may have a longer wait than usual until we’re able to ring you back. We will help everyone that wants to move their holiday.

I returned early from holiday and have further questions?


You can contact our team by emailing feedback.backhome@virginholidays.com to discuss options on unused portions of your holiday. If you need to contact our team about amending an existing holiday or requesting a refund please log in to manage my booking.

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