We get it. Your time is precious, and your holiday time even more so. And we know that the very best holidays aren’t only found in remarkable moments, but also in the flow from one to the next, and the exhilarating feeling that you are living your best life, creating extraordinary memories in spectacular surroundings.
This is why we created The Showcase Collection — an exclusive collection of very special, single-departure tours crafted to showcase sensational Californian destinations, experiences and flavours like only Virgin Holidays can.
These are anything but the overly scheduled, whistle-stop tours of the past. With The Showcase Collection, we’ve turned decades of California love and knowhow into a trio of beautifully balanced, themed itineraries that are enhanced at every turn by exclusive access, luxurious touches, superlative accommodation and — crucially — freedom to breathe and personalise your holiday, throughout.
Golden Gate to the City of Angels; 500 miles of pure, Pacific-washed adventure. No coastline on Earth packs in more glamour, history and A-list excitement per square mile, so why not sit back on our exclusive, ten-day California Dreaming tour from San Francisco to Los Angeles and let us bring the very best of the West Coast to you.
Escorted Tour - Departs 14 June 2019
If California is America’s amusement park, consider this your AAA, jump-the-queues ticket to an unforgettable family adventure: 14 expertly curated days that blend fun, exclusive thrills, memorable meals, profound relaxation, and spectacular sights into a limited-edition, plus plus holiday you’ll talk about for years to come.
Escorted Tour - Departs 3 August 2019
Exclusive to Virgin Holidays, our specially curated, single-departure tour of California’s Wine Country makes this extraordinary region your playground over eight days of private wine tastings, gourmet food and time to relax among vibrant vineyards and Giant Redwoods. And, all of this book-ended by the opportunity to experience San Francisco’s distinctive neighbourhoods.
Escorted Tour – Departs 2 September 2019
So, which of our Showcase Collection tours will you choose? Will it be California Dreaming, our exclusive, ten-day tour of the West Coast? It begins with a Champagne reception in San Francisco, and takes a leisurely route into Sonoma wine country, before introducing you to Carmel Valley and the beautiful Pacific coastline of the Monterey Peninsula, en route to Santa Monica and Hollywood for an unforgettable stay in the City of Angels.
Perhaps, our 14-day Californian Family Adventure is perfect for you and your tribe? Red-carpet VIP entry to Disneyland in Anaheim goes without saying, but we’re just getting warmed up. Before you end this unforgettable holiday on Huntington Beach, making S’mores by the light of a crackling campfire, you’ll have hollered for home runs at a Los Angeles Angels home game, hiked in Joshua Tree National Park, got wet (and wild) in Palm Springs, and done Hollywood and Universal Studios, right.
Then again, maybe you’ll raise a glass to our Virgin Vines: a vintage, nine-day odyssey into Wine Country, replete with private tastings at some of Napa and Sonoma Country’s finest wineries; an idyllic vineyard cycle ride; a hands-on Tapas master class; time for indulgent spa treatments; an awe-inspiring encounter with Coastal Redwoods in Muir National Park; and all of this framed by stays in cosmopolitan, freespirited San Francisco.
We’re proud of The Showcase Collection tours, and we’d love for you to join us on what promises to be an exclusive trio of extraordinary holidays.
With only one departure per holiday, spaces are very limited, so check out the individual tour pages and, if you’d like to know more, give us a call on 0333 230 5924 or visit us at your local store.
We’re excited to show you just how incredible a Californian holiday can be.