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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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Edinburgh to Orlando
3 April 2024 - 26 October 2024
Orlando to Edinburgh
2 April 2024 - 25 October 2024
Fly into Tampa

You can also fly into Tampa International Airport direct with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow daily (remember to filter direct flights!) and it's roughly 90 mins drive to Orlando.

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.

2025 Orlando holidays now bookable!

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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Introducing two brand new Universal Orlando Resort hotels, opening in 2025, available to book NOW! 

These all-new properties are where you’ll take off for amazing adventures and exclusive theme park benefits at the parks; it’s also where you’ll touch down for relaxation and recharging between the fun.

Universal's Stella Nova Hotel

Universal Stella Nova Resort

Inspired by the infinite vastness of the unknown universe, Universal Stella Nova Resort, opening 21st January 2025, is your new gateway to Universal Orlando Resort. Dare to dream. Dare to explore.

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Universal's Terra Luna Hotel

Universal Terra Luna Resort

Universal Terra Luna Resort, opening 25th February 2025, represents another world in Universal Orlando Resort accommodations. Explore a new way to stay at Universal Orlando.

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You can also reach Orlando easily by flying into Tampa, direct with Virgin Atlantic!

Not finding flights to suit your dates or budget? Tampa is just 90 minutes drive from Orlando so it's a great alternative to think about.

When checking your flights, make sure you filter to direct and you should see a Tampa alternative that could be just right for you! Add on your hire car and you'll be in Orlando in no time.

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Where to stay in Orlando

Universal Park

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

From theme park excitement, to spectacular hotels, each offering a range of exclusive theme park benefits, to the dining and entertainment of Universal CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort is the perfect family holiday.

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Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort

With magical Disney Parks to discover, two exciting night time entertainment districts, over 25 Disney Resort hotels, and countless opportunities for dining, shopping, recreation and relaxation, it’s easy to see why Walt Disney World Resort is the holiday of your dreams.

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Lake Buena Vista

Staying off-site in Orlando


With hotels in Lake Buena Vista, International Drive, Kissimmee, and a host of villas dotted around Orlando, you don't have to stay on-site at the parks to experience everything Orlando has to offer.

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Hotels in Orlando

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Do I need a visa?

To travel to the USA, you will need an ESTA visa and it must be approved at least 3 days before you head off on holiday. Find out more about Travel Visas here »

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Read our Useful Information for guidance on what to expect before and during your holiday, including travel requirements, local customs and hotel facilities. 

Things to do in Orlando

Whether you book a car for the duration of your holiday, or you just pick one up for the day, driving in Orlando is pretty stress-free – the roads are super wide, and there’s rarely traffic jams. Enjoy the freedom of popping to the malls, going for dinner on I-Drive, or going back and forth to the parks at a time that suits you.

Parking at the theme parks is around $25 per day. There may also be a charge to park at your hotel, so check ahead. 

Download the Uber app to share a lift with others heading the same way. Or use the Lyft app to find the best way of getting to your destination, from bus routes to the nearest scooter.

You can also order a takeaway on the apps too, a real treat after a busy day in the parks.

Covenient and affordable, this is a great way to travel if you're staying on International Drive. From ICON park to the outlets, and all sorts of restaurants, attractions and shops in between, this can take you to plenty of hot spots in Orlando. We offer 1, 3, 5, 7 & 14 day passes to purchase with your Orlando holiday.

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You'll certainly be getting your daily step count in on holiday in Orlando.
Whilst walking from your hotel on I-Drive to Walt Disney World isn't possible, you can certainly walk out to grab breakfast or a drink in the evening. The usual advice applies - don't jay-walk and keep valuables out of sight.

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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.

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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.

  • 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 Atlantic 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 ICON Park. 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 – 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.
  • As a Virgin Atlantic 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.

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.

  • 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.

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.

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© 2019 MARVEL. Sapphire Falls Resort TM & © 2022 UCF Hotel Venture III. All Rights Reserved. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2022 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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