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Kissimmee - The Everglades

Holidays in Kissimmee

Experience Kissimmee where holidays are made

From world-famous theme parks to local attractions and exhilarating outdoor activities, Kissimmee is a destination like no other. With accommodation that fits any style, and great weather year-round, it’s the perfect place to make a lifetime of family memories.


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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We fly direct to Orlando and Tampa

9-10 hour flight
London Heathrow to Orlando
London Heathrow to Tampa
Connect from other UK airports

One-stop flights to Orlando are available from Birmingham and Glasgow with our partners airlines.

Where is Kissimmee?

Kissimmee is on the doorstep of Florida's world-famous attractions and located in the heart of so many incredible outdoor adventures.

  • 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport
  • 90 minutes from Tampa International Airport
  • 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort
  • 20 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort
  • 30 minutes from ICON Park
  • 60 minutes from Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Getting around

Getting around could not be easier where Kissimmee offers easy access with the choice of taxis or Uber/Lyft rides. Or you may opt to hire a car and take your adventure in your own hands where everything is easily accessible by major highways, including the Interstate 4 and State Roads 417 and 528.

Top things to do

  • World family theme parks
  • Old Town Kissimmee
  • Thrilling dinner shows and dining options
  • Water parks
  • Kayak through the Everglades
  • Relax in tranquil pools
  • Ride on an airboat
  • Hot air balloon experiences
  • Orlando Premium Oulet malls International Drive and Wineland Avenue

Did you know?

You can reach Kissimmee easily by flying direct into Tampa with Virgin Atlantic!

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

From 29th November 2023 Virgin Atlantic will be flying daily so book ahead to create the perfect Florida holiday for you and your family today!

Hotels in Kissimmee

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Essential information for Kissimmee

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Orlando (MCO) / Tampa (TPA)
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Daily flights to Orlando and Tampa 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.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »


 Kissimmee quick – Orlando’s lip-smacking holiday destination

Imagine a place where the sun shines for 232 days of the year, you’re just a few miles from the world’s greatest theme parks, and you can come face-to-face with some of the most spectacular natural beauty in North America by just stepping outside your hotel. Welcome to Kissimmee, (pronounced ‘ki-simi’) where you can bump into Mickey Mouse around the corner, or hop on an airboat to buzz around Shingle Creek Regional Park and say hi to the ‘gators’. It’s a great mix of charming ‘Mom and Pop’ America, quality entertainment, and raw nature at her very best. You’ll also get that typically warm Floridan welcome everywhere you go, and giant breakfasts that’ll make your eyes pop!

Sure, a lot of people book Kissimmee holidays as a great base for ‘doing the theme parks’, but there’s so much more to this part of Florida than just the Magic Kingdom Park and Epcot. You’ve got retro-style shopping, 1950s American Diners, hiking trails, traditional fairgrounds, and wonderfully-named beauty spots like Boggy Creek (which is so much better than it sounds — trust us). Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive Florida holiday, a chance to experience the ‘real’ America, or are taking the kids to Walt Disney World Resort for that once-in-a-lifetime experience, Kissimmee is definitely right at the top of our Florida favourites list.

Ready to discover this popular part of Florida? Whether you’re a golfer, theme-park lover or simply looking to soak up the sun, check out our Kissimmee hotels to start planning your getaway.

Dining Options

Florida Fun Card

Available exclusively to Virgin Atlantic Holidays customers on arrival, our Florida Fun card offers discounts for the whole of your Florida holiday:

  • Up to 25% off hundreds of restaurants
  • Shopping offers at Premium Outlets, Florida Mall, Old Town and more.
  • Up to 20% off 50+ Orlando attractions including ICON Park, Gatorland, WonderWorks and many more!

Valid for use up to 31st December 2023

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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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Your next holiday is only a click away - our website has thousands of options ready to book. But if you need more help, just give us a call on 0344 472 9646.

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Latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office repatriation travel advice

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

Please visit this page to keep up to date with the Government’s travel advice on returning to the UK, and to register for email alerts.

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 by email. 

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.

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 or chat to us on SMS/Whatspp via Manage my booking.

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.

We'll be in touch soon

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 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.

I am currently on holiday and I need to speak to someone

The easiest way to contact us while you are away is via WhatsApp. To get the conversation started, click the link and type "hello” .

or you can get in touch with our in-resort team during local opening hours

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Outside of local resort office hours you can call us in the UK +44 (0) 344 472 9626 (option 2) or email us

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