This luxurious Virgin Experience short break is the best way to see the most romantic and picturesque city in the world.
With return Eurostar tickets between London and Paris, one night's accommodation with breakfast for 2 in a central Paris hotel, plus tickets to discover Paris onboard of a Bateaux Parisiens cruiser, this will be a truly memorable trip.
The beautiful city of Paris is a must-see, with its long traditions of history, art and culture. This experience will give you the opportunity to explore the stunning architecture and sights throughout your one night break, plus discover Paris from a different angle on a Bateaux Parisiens trimaran.
These boats are entirely glassed over with a terrace at the stern and outside walkways – perfect for exploring and admiring the architectural treasures of the capital.
A clear, lively commentary is broadcast as cruise past Paris’ most famous sites including Grand Palais, Le Louvre, Domes des Invalides, Notre Dame, and Place de la Concorde.
Your hotel will be centrally located so you can explore the sumptuous architecture and tranquil parks, relax at a pavement café and watch the world go by as you sip a glass of French wine, or take a romantic stroll along the Seine.
Discover world famous museums, art galleries and monuments. Marvel at the city’s many iconic landmarks including the beautiful Eiffel Tower, the splendidPompidou centre and so many more!
- Journey for 2 on Eurostar - London St Pancras to Paris Gare d'Nord
- One night stay in hotel in Central Paris. Full details of your hotel location are provided on your confirmation.
- Breakfast for 2
- Seine sightseeing cruise
- Time of year: All year round subject to availability
- Virgin Experience Day - One Night Paris Break for 2 with Seine Cruise
Virgin Experience Days Two Night Holland and Belgium Weekend Getaway for Two
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Enjoy a European break with a Two Night Holland and Belgium Weekend Getaway for Two. You will cross the channel and stay in the lovely Dutch village of Monnickendam, only a 25 minute drive from the heart of Amsterdam. Once you arrive in Holland you will check into your hotel and then spend the evening, folllowing your evening meal and 2 hour free bar, as you wish. You will be picked up from London at approximately 06.00 and set out on your journey. At Dover you will board the ferry to Calais and from there carry on by land through France, Belgium and the Netherlands. You should arrive at your hotel at approximately 18.00 and can relax and enjoy an evening meal and 2 hour free bar, or explore the local area at your leisure. The next morning you will receive breakfast, and then head out for a guided tour of Amsterdam. You will have the option of a canal boat cruise and return to your hotel at 18.30 with the evening free for you to spend as you wish. On the third and final day of your trip you will check out the hotel at 09.00 and arrive in Bruges around midday. Explore the city until 16.30 when you will depart and make your return coach and ferry trip back to London with an approximate arrival time of 23.00. Luxury coach travel. Return cross channel ferry crossings. Two nights' B&B en-suite hotel accommodation in a 2 or 3* hotel. Evening meal and 2 hour free bar at the hotel on the first evening. Excursion to Bruges.
Virgin Experience Days Luxury Paris Day Trip and Lunch at the Eiffel Tower for 2
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Treat a loved one to a day out together you'll never forget with this luxury trip to Paris, including lunch at the Eiffel Tower.
This luxury day trip to Paris will have you sampling the French delights in no time. With reserved seats on the Eurostar, a champagne lunch at the Eiffel Tower, a cruise on the River Seine and a coach tour of all the famous landmarks, you wont want to come home.
On arrival at St Pancras station you will be met by your guide and escorted onboard Eurostar. Upon arrival at Gard du Nord you will enjoy a panoramic coach tour of the city, including Notre Dame, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe.
You will then enjoy a delicious champagne lunch at the Eiffel Tower, with a fast entry ticket with reserved seats in the Altitude 58 restaurant which boasts fabulous views across the city. Sit back and enjoy a glass of champagne followed by a 2-course meal while soaking up the atmosphere.
Enjoy a visit to the 2nd level of the Eiffel Tower followed by a cruise on the River Seine that passes the Notre Dame Musee D'Orsay and Place de la Concorde.
In the late afternoon there is some free time for you to explore independently. Alternatively you can join a guided tour of Le Louvre, home to the Mona Lisa
In the early evening you will head back to Gard du Nord for the return journey to London St Pancras.
This experience is available on selected dates all year round.
You should allow one day for the whole experience. You will depart at 7.00 am from St Pancras and return at 20.30. Travelling times may vary and are subject to change.
Virgin Experience Days Two Night Lake District Escape For Two (Appleby Manor Country House Hotel)
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Discover the Lake District with a Two Night Gourmet Break at Appleby Manor for Two. You will receive an upgraded deluxe or garden view room, plus you will enjoy a glass of chilled prosecco and a delicious strawberry meringue to tickle your taste buds. On the first evening of your stay, you will both enjoy a delightful four-course meal in the AA Rosette-awarded The Oak Room restaurant with complimentary canapes. Each morning you will be set up for the day with a scrumptious breakfast, so you can head off and explore the wonderful Lake District. Your gourmet break will delight you with delicious cuisine made using the freshest ingredients. Be enticed by the wide range of creative dishes, try something new or enjoy the skilled chef?s take on an old favourite. Dine on fantastic food while enjoying the stunning Lake District views, for a break to remember. When you arrive at the Appleby Manor Country House Hotel, you will be checked into your wonderful twin or double deluxe or garden view room. You will receive a glass of chilled prosecco along with a strawberry meringue and on the first evening you can dine on a four-course meal together. Two nights' accommodation in an upgraded room (either garden view or deluxe). Glass of chilled Prosecco. Strawberry meringue. Four-course dinner in the AA Rosette Restaurant including complimentary canapes on the first evening. Breakfast on both mornings. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Minimum age 18. Available 7 days a week. Date restrictions may apply. We recommend you book at least four weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available.
Virgin Experience Days One Night Romantic Retreat for Two at Bannatyne's Charlton House Hotel
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Romance is in the air at Charlton House. Spend one night at the glorious Bannatyne Spa for some quality time with your beloved. A spa day is so much sweeter with someone to share it with. Give into the temptation of total relaxation and receive an indulgent treatment that will make you both feel like royalty. Your 40 minute treatment will consist of either a Swedish back massage or luxurious chocolate back massage followed by either a scalp massage or welcome touch facial; put yourself in the professional hands of your spa therapist and they will make each of you feel relaxed, recharged and invigorated. Spend time soaking in the heavenly outdoor hot tubs, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna with your sweetheart and follow it with a delicious two-course evening meal. Your room will be prepared with a bottle of sparkling Champagne and exquisite chocolate-dipped strawberries that you can enjoy before or after your heavenly time in the spa. That evening, snuggle up in an Executive room and be served a full English or continental breakfast after a glorious night's sleep at your romantic retreat. At Charlton House you will be checked into your room with Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries waiting for you. That evening you will each be served a delicious two-course dinner and in the morning a full English or continental breakfast. Not before enjoying a superb night's sleep in your wonderful Executive room. 40 minute spa treatment each. Full use of fitness and leisure facilities. Chocolate dipped strawberries. Full bottle of champagne. Two-course evening meal. Full English or continental breakfast. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card.
Virgin Experience Days One Night Perfect Girls Getaway for Two at Bannatyne's Charlton House Hotel
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Invite your favourite gal pal to enjoy a Girly Getaway at Bannatyne Spa. At Charlton House you and your lucky friend will be in for a treat, with lots of added extras this will be an indulgent spa break to remember. You'll be made to feel like princesses with an abundance of wonderful things to indulge in. You will dine in style with a full Afternoon Tea for two, consisting of dainty sandwiches and cakes between relaxing in the sensual spa. Enjoy full use of the heavenly Hydrotherapy Pool, aroma infused Laconium, the glorious Crystal Steam Room and much more, before being pampered with 40 minutes of spa treatments each. You can each choose between two enchanting treatments to make you look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. Enjoy an Elemis Welcome Touch facial and Leighton Denny Custom manicure or a Bannatyne energising facial and Leighton Denny On The Move manicure. This unique spa experience will be a paradise for you both. When you arrive at Charlton House you will be checked in to your wonderful executive twin or double room. Then you are free to make the most of the spa for the entirety of the day. Enjoy the facilities at you leisure and also you will be treated to 40 minutes of spa treatments at a pre-arranged time. Throughout the day you will not go hungry. You will be served a full afternoon tea in the restaurant with a pre-dinner cocktail and later followed by a delicious two-course dinner. Once you are relaxed and full of good food, make your way up to your room for a fabulous night's sleep in your stylish bedroom. The next morning you will be served a delicious full English or continental breakfast before departure. 40 minute spa treatment each. Full use of fitness and leisure facilities.
Virgin Experience Days One Night Romantic Retreat for Two at Bannatyne's Hastings House Hotel
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Whisk your lover away for a magical One Night Romantic Retreat. Delve into a day of bliss at the Bannatyne's Hastings Hotel Spa, then slip into a fresh cotton sheets for a heavenly night's sleep. With chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne waiting for you on arrival, you might want to spend some time in your comfortable room before making your way to the health club's spa, just a short walk from the hotel. Bannatyne will provide everything you could ask for in a spa with a pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, plus outdoor hot tubs. Take a chance to be uplifted with your loved one, with a choice of 40 minute treatments each. Let the steamy spa soothe your bodies before being spoiled with a Swedish back massage or Chocolate back massage, followed by a Welcome Touch facial or scalp massage. For a single night you will have the opportunity to enjoy the peace and relaxation of an Executive Room in a wonderfully stylish and tranquil setting. Make the most of this spa paradise and you will be feeling like a king and queen as you dine by candlelight that evening on a tempting two-course meal in the stunning Conservatory Restaurant. After a full English or continental breakfast the next day, you'll leave your secret getaway with a new bounce in your step. Choice of 40 minute spa treatment each. Chocolate dipped strawberries. Bottle of champagne.
Experience the stunning views, thrilling highs and peaceful serenity of a hot air balloon flight.
Few experiences manage to be serene and thrilling at the same time, so taking a partner, friend or relation on a hot air balloon trip will be a day never forgotten.
The sensation of time being suspended as the world glides gently by is truly remarkable — not to mention the incredible views. Every flight is different, so no matter when or where you fly your sure to come away with some incredible photographs and memories to match.
This is a magical experience that's wonderful to share.
- Safety briefing and participation in setting up the balloon.
- Balloon ride of approx 60 minutes as a member of a small group.
- Participation in deflation of the balloon.
- A glass of Champagne or soft drink when landed.
- Personalised certificate signed by your Pilot.
- Minimum age: 7 (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)
- Minimum height: 4 ft 6 inch
- Maximum weight 18 st
- Participants must be in good health
- This experience is not sutable for anyone who is pregnant or recently undergone surgery.
- Allow 3-4 hours for whole experience.
- Launch sites do not have toilets or other amenities.
- Approx 50 locations in England, Scotland and Wales
Virgin Experience Days Special Occasion Overnight Stay at The Mayfair Hotel
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Enjoy a luxurious mini break you'll never forget with the Special Occasion Overnight Stay for 2 at The Mayfair Hotel.
There are 5 star luxury hotels and then there is The Mayfair, the perfect combination of contemporary design, boutique attention to detail and grand hotel service – all in the heart of London.
A legendary luxury hotel with a glamorous past, it's the ideal location for a lavish weekend getaway. You will feel like royalty with Champagne and chocolates in your room and the pure luxury and opulence at one of the most famous hotels in London.
Check into an icon of style and smile at the thought of a deeply comfortable bed, a sleek, marbled bathroom and a long, lazy lie in the next day, stirring only at the thought of a full English breakfast with all the trimmings.
Upon arrival at the hotel you will be met by the attentive staff who will take your bags whilst you check into your King Superior room with its deeply textured fabrics, Catalan-designed furniture and Sicilian marble bathroom complete with power shower.
You will be close to one of London's most chic shopping areas, Bond Street and the equally famous Regent Street, so you'll have plenty of time to shop and feel glamorous before retiring to your lavish bedroom. A delicious full English breakfast will be served in the morning before you check out and head back to reality.
This Virgin Experience Day offer is for a one night stay and is available on Fridays and Saturdays only. Location: Mayfair, London.
Enjoy the incredible adrenalin rush of a tandem skydive with this unforgettable Virgin Experience Day.
After a short safety briefing session, you will fly to a height of approx 10-12,000ft safely strapped to a British Parachute Association tandem instructor before leaping into a 5000ft free-fall.
Your instructor controls the whole descent including the parachute opening and landing - you can just focus on the incredible views and sensations as you enjoy the free-fall, followed by the sudden rush of the parachute opening and the final gentle descent back to earth.
This tandem parachute jump is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you'll still be talking about 40 years later!
Tandem skydive locations: Cambridgeshire - Peterborough; Cumbria - Grange over Sands; Devon - Dunkeswell; Kent - Headcorn; Lancashire - Preston; North Lincolnshire - Brigg; Northamptonshire - Brackley; Nottinghamshie - Langar; Shropshire - Whitchurch; Suffolk - Beccles; Wiltshire - Netheravon.
- Minimum age: 16 (under 18s need parental consent)
- Maximum weight: 15 stone (95 kg) your weight should be proportionate to your height
- Over-40s require a doctor's certificate of fitness
- You will be required to sign a Declaration of Fitness form, if in doubt please contact the centre before booking
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Virgin Experience Days One Night Perfect Girls Getaway for Two at Bannatyne's Hastings House Hotel
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A Girly Getaway could be just what you're looking for. Bring your BFF and treat yourselves to a spa getaway at this enchanted Bannatyne Spa. Shimmer and sparkle with a 40 minute treatment each. Choose between a Bannatyne Energising facial and Leighton Denny on the Move Manicure or an Elemis Welcome Touch Facial and Leighton Denny Custom Manicure. Each enticing pamper treat will have you looking and feeling radiant. Feel like a princess as a gorgeous afternoon tea full of dainty savoury and sweet bites is brought to your table. Enjoy a naughty pre-dinner cocktail and spend some time catching up and having a giggle whilst steaming yourselves in the sauna or soaking in the jacuzzi. Your fantastic day will continue after sunset, when you will be served a delicious two-course dinner and then slip into your pyjamas for a girly sleepover in your comfortable Executive room. In the morning you'll be served a scrumptious full English or continental breakfast before departure. Friendships are built on good times together. Whether it's a celebration or just a chance to relax with one of your favourite people, this getaway is perfect for girls who like to live, love and laugh. Arrive at the Bannatyne Spa Hastings Hotel and you will be checked in to your twin or double room. Feel free to enjoy the hotel's spa and leisure facilities including sauna, steam room, pool, jacuzzi and outdoor hot tubs. Throughout the day you will not go hungry, with a full afternoon tea to entice you. Prior to dinner you will enjoy a cocktail, then be served your two-course evening meal. After a fabulous night's sleep in your en-suite Executive room you will enjoy a full English or continental breakfast before checking out.
Virgin Experience Days Diksmuide Belgium Beer Festival Getaway for Two
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Spend two days immersed in everything to do with beer with the Diksmuide Belgium Beer Festival Getaway for Two. This exciting annual event will be held on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 October 2014 to celebrate the successful hop harvest and has been held in Diksmuide for over 30 years. Included in this experience is a one night stay in a bed and breakfast in the seaside town of Ostend, entrance to the Diksmuide Beer Festival, and return coach and ferry trips. Participant guidelines: Minimum age 18. This experience is available for departure on 18 October 2014 only. We recommend you book at least eight weeks in advance to ensure that dates are available. This is only a guideline and we advise you to book as early as possible to ensure that dates are available before the expiry date listed on your voucher. All bookings are subject to availability. Return luxury coach travel and Dover - Calais ferry crossings (6am pick up on Saturday 18th October in London). One night B&B hotel accommodation in Ostend (all rooms ensuite). Free Time in Ostend Saturday afternoon. Entrance to the Diksmuide Beer Festival. Day trip to Bruges. Services of an Anderson Tours Tour Manager. Experience gift pack including personalised voucher and message card. Cancellation indemnity. Please allow two full days for this experience. Your voucher is valid for departure on 18 Oct 2014 only, kindly note that you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date as vouchers may not be extended beyond their expiration date. Once your booking has been confirmed you will receive an E-ticket with the description and location of your pick up point.