Virgin Holidays offer a range of worldwide destinations, with breaks sure to appeal to everyone –made more affordable with the discount of up to 5% off that all Virgin Money customers can enjoy.
Lucy McGuire from Virgin Holidays selects her favourites.
Virgin Holidays is the UK’s favourite worldwide holiday company and has been providing fabulous holidays since 1985.
Its ethos is to help customers get back to their very best.
With its ‘magic touches’ and dedication to doing things differently, all with a cheeky Virgin wink, its ultimate goal is to help you ‘unleash your mojo’ through amazing worldwide travel.
There’s a reason why Vancouverites don’t spend much time indoors. They’re blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful cities. And with Virgin Atlantic now flying direct from London Heathrow to Vancouver itself, you can explore the spectacular mountain range, exhilarating ski slopes and stunning beaches that Canada has to offer.
Travel to this hip western coastal city and you have the gateway to British Columbia and the Canadian Rockies (pictured) all on your doorstep. Explore Granville Island – a buzzing and vibrant oasis of waterfront eateries – and peruse the historic Gastown. The Great Bear Rainforest and Grouse Mountain are the outdoor explorer’s heaven, where you may well catch a glimpse of the famous brown bear.
2. Cruise & Stay
Whether you’d like a blissful beach break, or to explore multiple historical cities, Virgin Holidays and its world-class cruise partners merge everything that’s great about a cruise with a fun-filled stay in an extraordinary place.
With a Cruise & Stay across the sparkling Med, you can stroll along La Rambla and marvel at Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia before enjoying a stylish overnight stay in Barcelona. Sail along the French Riviera to rub shoulders with the glitterati of Nice and Cannes (pictured).
And gaze in awe at the Trevi Fountain and historic treasures of Rome.
With unlimited food and drink on board and adult and children’s entertainment aplenty, this really is the best surf and turf holiday rolled into one.
Read more about Cruise & Stay holidays on the Virgin Holidays website.
Many say Orlando, Florida, tops the bill when it comes to the world’s greatest attractions. Earth-shuddering roller coasters, high energy dance clubs and jaw-dropping Cirque du Soleil shows. It’s no wonder this fantastical resort is among the top family destinations.
Feel like you’ve stepped out of one movie and into another by exploring the Transformer and E.T. worlds of Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
The Orlando Villas offer the perfect base to stay. You can kick back and soak up some rays or pay a visit to Walt Disney World Resort (pictured), just a 30 minute drive away. In the Sunshine State, you really do have it all.
Read more about Orlando on the Virgin Holidays website.
4. Dubai and Beyond
With hectic souks and ancient relics, Dubai is a cultural Middle Eastern hotpot waiting to be explored.
As if the awe-inspiring skyscrapers and shopping malls weren’t enough, Virgin Holidays has handpicked some of Dubai’s most luxurious hotels that allow the most discerning of travellers to explore Dubai and beyond.
The 5v Hilton Ras Al Khaimah (pictured) – a luxurious hotel exclusive to Virgin Holidays’ UK customers – is resplendent in exotic Arabesque furnishings. Reserved beachfront sun beds, sparkling wine breakfasts and exclusive VIP areas, as well as a 1.5km stretch of golden sands and warm Arabian Gulf water are all yours.
5. Worldwide Journeys
The world is your oyster – and withVirgin Holidays Worldwide Journeys, you can enjoy an escorted tour that helps you discover it.
Highly experienced guides deliver the most enriching and fascinating information at every step of your trip. You’ll explore off the beaten track with like-minded travellers. And whether you’re a history buff, foodie or art enthusiast, you can get a holiday tailor-made to suit your needs.
Taste the culinary delights of Lima, discover vibrant floating markets of Vietnam (pictured), or marvel at awe-inspiring Sri Lankan temples.
Read more about Virgin Holidays Worldwide Journeys.