Are your winter blues starting to kick in? Longing for some sunshine and adventure-seeking? Then look no further; Virgin Holidays have picked the perfect time to launch their new “Showcase Collection” meaning you can browse, book and start dreaming about your next unique summer holiday today. Take that, winter blues.
“The Showcase Collection” comprises of three one-off, highly personalised tours of California’s West Coast, themed around family adventure, Napa Valley and a luxurious journey down the coast. The escorted tours are the first of their kind in the USA from Virgin, with plans to roll them out to more destinations over the next 18 months.
Angus Bond, Head of USA & Canada at Virgin Holidays, commented, “We’re seeing increasing demand from customers for highly personalised, show-stopping, curated tours and the launch of our Showcase Collection delivers this in bucket-loads. We’re confident that by bringing British holiday-makers out of the usual Californian comfort-zone, they’ll have memories of a lifetime and spread the word about the breadth and beauty of America’s West Coast.”
Each tour is a one-off, unique itinerary, exploring the breadth and diversity of the Californian state and targeted at three distinct travellers – families, empty nesters and the luxury market, meaning there really is something for everyone…
CALIFORNIAN FAMILY ADVENTURE
If California is America’s amusement park, consider this your AAA, jump-the-queues ticket to an unforgettable family adventure – with visits to Anaheim, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and Huntington Beach. Featuring 14 expertly curated days that blend fun, exclusive thrills, memorable meals, profound relaxation and spectacular sights into a limited-edition plus-plus-plus holiday you’ll talk about for years to come.
Guide price 14-day tour, mixed board, from £4,769pp excl. flights
Aaaah, the Napa Valley… it’s like California raising a toast to itself. Stretching away into rolling hills north of San Francisco, it’s this sophisticated city’s connoisseur backyard – with hundreds of hillside vineyards commanding breath-taking views and producing exemplary wines by the dozen. Exclusive to Virgin Holidays, our specially curated, single-departure tour of California’s Wine Country makes this extraordinary region your playground with eight days of private wine tastings, gourmet food and time to relax among vibrant vineyards and Giant Redwoods. Best of all, the tour has been designed in partnership with Virgin Wines – meaning there will be ‘Virgin’ touches from beginning to end.
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. With high-end wine tastings, Hollywood high-life and Instagrammable San Fran scenery this one-of-a-kind tour will make the holiday of a lifetime feel effortless.
Guide price 10-day tour, mixed board, from £5049pp excl. flights
The launch of these three new tours will support the two key West Coast gateways of LAX and SFO and are designed to encourage more British holiday-makers to venture outside of key cities. All three tours will host between twenty and forty guests and will run in June, August and September 2019.
To find out more, visit https://www.virginholidays.co.uk/holiday-types/tours-and-safaris/the-showcase-collection. To book, call Virgin Holidays on 0344 557 3859 or head into any of our retail stores nationwide.