Who they are
Virgin Holidays is part of Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The company started operating in 1985, shortly after the launch of Virgin Atlantic Airways. It is now the largest transatlantic tour operator and has an unrivalled choice of holidays from the UK to the USA and the Caribbean. Virgin consistently wins travel industry awards and has built a solid reputation for efficient service and quality packages. They are a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and offers ATOL financial protection.
Virgin Holidays is a long-haul specialist. In addition to the USA and the Caribbean you will also find an impressive choice of packages to Canada, South Africa, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. Mexico destinations include Cancun, Cozumel and resorts on the Maya Riviera. A diverse choice of African destinations includes Kenya and Zanzibar. Destinations in the Far East include China, Hong Kong, Bali and Malaysia. Canadian destinations include the cities of Montreal and Toronto. Virgin offers an exceptionally wide choice of beach breaks in the Caribbean and the USA. Florida resorts like Miami and St Pete Beach are complemented by classic city break destinations like New York, Las Vegas, Chicago and San Francisco.
Virgin Holidays offers a remarkably diverse range to suit every budget. Classic beach getaways are complemented by specialist options that include everything from Florida villas to short shopping breaks. Virgin offers a wide range of spa, golf and luxury holidays, cruises, ski packages and wedding and honeymoon deals. Virgin also sells hotel-only, fly-drive and self-drive holidays. They depart from a choice of UK airports that includes Gatwick, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham.
Virgin has a fabulous range of all-inclusive packages in the world’s most glamorous destinations. They have a superb choice of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Grenada, Tobago, Antigua, St Lucia, Barbados, Cuba and Mexico. Luxurious all-inclusive breaks are also available in stunning Indian Ocean destinations like Sri Lanka, Mauritius and the Maldives. Exotic beach destinations also include Dubai, Hawaii and Thailand.
Virgin offers an amazing range of family getaways in exciting destinations from Africa to the Caribbean. Virgin Holidays are also specialists in Disney packages, offering countless variations on the Disney theme in Orlando plus all the Walt Disney World Resorts. They also specialise in Disney cruises.
Escorted tours with expert local guides have a maximum of 25 people. A wide-ranging choice of themes includes cultural and historical tours, family-orientated tours, photography, UNESCO sites and food and drink. Virgin also offers walking tours, safaris and adventure breaks.
Ski & cruise holidays
Virgin offers a comprehensive choice of ski packages in North American resorts like Heavenly, Tremblant, Whistler, Lake Louise, Jasper, Banff and Mammoth Mountain. Also lesser-known ski regions like Utah and Colorado. Cruise holidays include cheap cruises, cruise and stay holidays, fly cruises and taster cruises. A wide range of cruise lines including P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, Princess Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Thomson Cruises and Disney Cruise Line.