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Holidays in Orlando

Orlando is like a world-class candy shop

We fly to Orlando daily

9-10 hour flight
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Connect from other UK airports

You can also fly from Birmingham, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Belfast on one of our partner airlines.

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.

Where to stay in Orlando

Hotels in Orlando

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Check out our latest Disney offers

Walt Disney World Resort offers

14-Day Disney Park Ticket for the price of 7**

Includes Memory Maker^^

Ultimate flexibility and unbeatable value Six Parks in ONE ticket Disney’s Ultimate Ticket is the only ticket you need. Only available to purchase in the UK, you can come and go as you please to all SIX Parks at one incredible price.

Disney 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate Ticket is available for everyone, not just Walt Disney World Resort guest bookings.***

Disney's up to 4 free nights offer

Up to 4 free nights on Disney Resort Hotels^

Disney Value Resorts: Stay at selected Disney Resorts between 10 February 2020 - 31 March 2020 and 10 May 2020 – 24 December 2020 and receive up to 4 free nights on a 14-night stay.

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort: Stay in a Family Suite between 10 February 2020 – 21 April 2020 and 10 May 2020 – 24 December 2020 and receive 4 free nights on a 14-night stay.

Disney Moderate, Disney Deluxe & Disney Deluxe Villas Resorts: Stay at selected Disney Resorts between 10 February 2020 – 24 December 2020 and receive up to 4 free nights on a 14-night stay.

Plus Disney’s 14-Day Ultimate Ticket for the price of Disney’s 7-Day Ultimate Ticket**

Terms and conditions apply^

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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, including Manchester, Glasgow and London Gatwick. 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)

© 2019 MARVEL. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2019 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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Your holiday may be affected by the government’s travel restrictions

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK have advised against all but essential travel. Depending on when you are due to travel, your holiday may be affected.

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Your holiday will not be going ahead as planned

Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19, the Foreign Commonwealth Office have advised against all but essential travel. Therefore, with known airline cancellations, the following holidays will not go ahead as planned:

  • Any holidays departing before 27th April 2020.
  • Any Caribbean holidays departing before 1 May 2020.

We’re flexible with your holiday plans

We understand you may want to change your holiday plans. You can postpone your holiday to any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes.

For now, we do ask you not to contact us. As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have already been directly affected by cancellations. We will contact you as soon as we can, or if there are any further changes that could affect your holiday.

We know you’ll want to get this sorted as soon as possible, and we’re very grateful for your understanding.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming days and weeks with our latest advice. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

You’re good to go

In line with the advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office UK, and known airline cancellations, all trips booked from June onwards are currently going ahead as planned.

As a priority, we are currently supporting those customers whose holidays have been directly affected by cancellations.

So, for now, we ask you not to contact us. Rest assured we are contacting all of our customers by email in departure date order to support them with options, and we will absolutely let you know if your situation changes.

Please look out for an email from us in the coming weeks. See our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) page for latest updates.

Rebook your holiday


We are sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday. When you rebook, we’d like to gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles too.

There’s no rush. You can redeem your holiday voucher on a new booking with us any time before 31 July 2020.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Cancel your holiday


We're sending all affected customers a voucher by email that is valid for the full value of your cancelled holiday.  

Rather than cancel, if you’d like to travel with us sometime in the future, we would still love to find a great holiday for you (and gift you with 4,000 Virgin Atlantic Flying Club Miles as a thank you).

If you'd prefer to cancel completely, we understand. We will refund you in full. Refunds will be successfully returned in approximately 90 days.

We know you’ll be wanting to get this sorted as soon as possible. So please look out for our email for more details of how to amend your holiday plans.

Your holiday is in safe hands


No need to contact us. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

Change it up


You can postpone your holiday to travel any time before 31 December 2021, and even choose a different destination. We won’t charge you to make these changes and our Service Team are there to help – just give us a call.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

Your holiday is in safe hands


Your holiday is scheduled to depart as booked. Continue to pay off your holiday balance with the assurance that your money is fully protected through ATOL. Be assured, that if the situation changes, we will contact you as soon as this happens with the options available to you.

The choice is yours


No problem! To amend your holiday dates, just give us a call. Any amendments to your booking can be made for £50pp, and our Service Team can help you decide on dates, or even a different destination.

Please bear in mind our wait times are currently longer than usual due to high demand.

Register yourself as away from home


If you’re abroad and your flight home has been cancelled please let us know, as relief flights will end soon.

Register as away from home

Alternatively, call our UK Duty Office on +44 0344 472 9646 (option 3) to discuss your options for getting home.

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If you’re ready to book but can’t find the information you need on our website, just call our travel experts who will be happy to help.

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