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Holidays in Tampa & St.Pete/Clearwater

Nothing beats a sensational sunset

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Also known as the Tampa Bay area, this is an ideal gateway to access Florida’s gorgeous gulf coast beaches, providing Caribbean-like climate and sensational sunsets. Clearwater and St. Pete boast some of the best beaches in the USA, with both featuring in TripAdvisor's Top 25 Beaches in the USA. These barrier-island spots make the perfect backdrop for a tranquil escape with powdery white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters.

In the city of Tampa itself, the historic waterside metropolis is brimming with fantastic places to eat and cultural hot spots. Looking for thrills? Tampa is just over an hour away from Orlando's biggest and best theme parks.

We fly to Tampa daily

9-10 hour flight
London Heathrow to Tampa


Connect from other UK airports

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

Multi-destination holidays

What could be better than a holiday?

Two holidays, of course, or even three! The beauty of a multi-destination holiday is that it lets you fit more of what you love into a single trip.

Why not fly into Orlando to visit the world-famous theme parks, and then make your way to St Pete for some beachside R&R, before returning home via our new route direct from Tampa? Or fly into Tampa and drive your way around some of the best beaches in the US?! Here is a pre-packaged multi-destination trip that can allow you to fit in the best of everything that Florida has to offer:

Orlando and St Petes

7 nights Orlando - 7 nights St Pete Beach

A whole week in the theme parks, and a whole week on the beach — could there be a better combination? Two whole weeks in the sun, bliss!

Want to fly from the north? This itinerary is available from Manchester too!

Extra savings just for you....

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Additional flight savings!

Spring into summer with a fun-filled family holiday in Orlando, or a relaxed beach break on the Gulf Coast - you'll be on your way before you know it! And what could be better than extra savings on your flight!


Save £60 per adult £45 per child on holidays when flying into Orlando or Tampa with Virgin Atlantic. That's a total saving of £210 for a family of 4! 

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Where are you heading?

Our direct flights to Tampa can take you to a whole host of Florida destinations with ease. Stay in the Tampa Bay area for American Football and dinners along the riverwalk. Within 30 minutes drive you can be relaxing on the white sand beaches of Clearwater and St Pete's. Or just 90 minutes way you've got Orlando - the theme park capital. The choice is yours...

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Discover Florida, one mile at a time

Whether you're flying into Tampa and making the journey across to Orlando, or you want to explore the best of the beaches on the Gulf Coast, the best way to get around is by hiring a car!

Giving you the freedom to go where you want, when you want, we make hiring a car smooth sailing (or driving even!).

Hotels in Tampa & St.Pete/Clearwater

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Beach days and sunsets: the best of Tampa & St. Pete/Clearwater Holidays

The Tampa Bay area of Florida’s Gulf Coast, makes for a dreamy getaway thanks its tropical Caribbean climate and pristine beaches.

Tampa is great hub to make your base. It's a fun waterside city that's full of life and where you can enjoy loads of outdoor activities, plenty of culture and world-class cuisine.

Just over 30 mins West is St. Pete Beach, which lives up to its culturally savvy, artsy reputation, with craft boutiques, farmers markets and galleries galore. Further North is the stunning Clearwater which is famed for its incredible coastal spots.

Whatever you choose to do, your holiday to Tampa & St. Pete/Clearwater will be nothing short of paradisiacal, but what to do first? We’ve got the lowdown on the best places to visit, things to do and experiences not to be missed:

Florida’s Paradise Coast is known for the finer things in life, and its great shopping is one of the destination's most enticing aspects. From eclectic, one-of-a-kind accessories at stylish boutiques to top fashions at major malls to discounted designer finds at outlet centres.

Thinking of spending your holidays in Tampa & St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida? We don’t blame you. Check out our Tampa & St. Pete/Clearwater hotels today — you’ll be sunning yourself on the Gulf of Mexico before you know it!

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Do I need a Visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa that's been approved at least 3 days before your holiday. Find out more about Travel Visas here »


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