Posts Tagged ‘Holiday Packages’
Monday, November 5th, 2012
To inspire you and help you discover the world in all its glory, we have scoured the globe to fashion a series of World’s Top lists.
This week, as the festive season draws closer and closer, we bring you our top five Christmas destinations.
Munich | Germany
Every November Munich transforms in to a winter wonderland. The historic city is strung with glittering lights, dotted with spectacular Christmas trees, and home to some of the world’s most magnificent Christmas markets – including the famous Christkindl Markt (in Marienplatz); a market that dates back to the 14th century, selling traditional and handmade Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, gingerbread and hot spiced wine. The city even features a fairytale-like Christmas Village, hosted in the Residenz courtyard.
Flights to Munich: Together with partner airline Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia operates flights to Munich, from Sydney and Melbourne.
Hotels in Munich: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great hotel deals in Munich.
Moscow | Russia
Moscow at Christmas time must be seen to be believed. Draped in snow and lights, the city turns into a charming fairyland, spilling with Christmas fairs, markets and winter sports – namely ice skating, sledding and skiing. While many Russians celebrate Christmas on 25 December, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates on 7 January, and rings in the New Year on 13 January, making the festive season a drawn-out splendid affair. Throughout the season Moscow enchants with horse-drawn carriage rides, ringing church bells and performances of Russian classic, The Nutcracker.
Flights to Moscow: Together with partner airline Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia operates flights to Moscow, from Sydney and Melbourne.
Hotels in Moscow: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great hotel deals in Moscow.
Dublin | Ireland
The Irish like to celebrate, and celebrate they do at Christmas time in Dublin. A city renowned for its high spirits, Dublin comes alive with seasonal cheer and a vibrant variety of merry events. In a tradition known as ‘The Big Switch On’ the city’s Mayor lights up the streets and a 15 metre high Christmas tree. The cobbled lanes of Smithfield fill with ice skaters. Kids post letters straight to Santa via special Santa post boxes. The famous Temple Bar fills with Christmas carols. While Dublin’s Docklands transform into the 12 Days of Christmas Market.
Flights to Dublin: Together with partner airline Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia operates flights to Dublin, from Sydney and Melbourne.
Hotels in Dublin: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great hotel deals in Dublin.
New York City | USA
Like a scene from a movie, New York provides a mesmerising backdrop for the festive season. Snow blankets the streets. Fifth Avenue is adorned with exquisite window displays. Ice skaters glide across the Central Park rink. Rockefeller Plaza glows with a thousand light, strung high from the city’s tallest Christmas tree. Carollers inundate the street singing yuletide favourites. And Radio City Music Hall comes alive with its annual Christmas Spectacular. Christmas in New York City is truly magical… the stuff dreams are made of.
Flights to New York City: Together with partner airlines Delta Air Lines and Virgin America, Virgin Australia operates flights to New York City, from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Hotels in New York City: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great hotel deals in New York City.
Sydney | Australia
Christmas in Sydney is a far cry from the northern Hemisphere’s winter setting. Christmas Eve is spent at the local pub or RSL. Temperatures reach 40°C. Santa arrives on a jet ski on Bondi Beach. Prawns are pealed and consumed by the kilogram. The barbecue is lit up for lunch. And the day is punctuated with an afternoon nap. While Christmas Day is anything but traditional, the traditions of Christmas aren’t overlooked. In the lead up to 25 December, carollers take to the parks, the streets are draped with lights and wreaths, and the department store windows are frosted with faux snow and decorations.
Flights to Sydney: Virgin Australia operates flights to Sydney direct from all Australian capital cities and most major regional ports, and from international destinations such as Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Los Angeles, Abu Dhabi, Nadi and Bali.
Hotels in Sydney: Our hotel partner, HotelClub offers great hotel deals in Sydney.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
At Virgin Australia we’re committed to offering you the service you deserve. In doing this we’ve thought about everything you could want and need to make your next trip away your best one yet.
We’ve enhanced our services and joined forces with a variety of partners to make planning travel simple and enjoyable. We’re proud of the one-stop travel shop virginaustralia.com offers, and encourage you to discover how you can plan your next trip away from end-to-end with ease via our website.
At the airport:
Transfers: Arrive in style and on time. Guests, departing from and arriving into selected airports, can enjoy chauffeur service and private sedan transfers with our partner Brunel. Guest can also enjoy discounted rates on bus shuttles with our transfer partner Con-X-ion. While eligible Business Class guests travelling on our international long haul services can pre-book a complimentary limousine service to and from the airport.
Valet Parking: Save time at the airport. All Virgin Australia guests can access Brisbane Premium Valet parking. Business Class guests receive exclusive access to Sydney Premium Valet.
Lounges: Relax in comfort, removed from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Virgin Australia lounge is a secluded pre-flight haven with a great selection of complimentary benefits designed to cater for guests’ moods and purposes. Located at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Mackay and Gold Coast domestic airports, the Virgin Australia lounge is open seven days a week.
Partner Lounges: Through our partner airlines, we offer lounge access for selected international departures at airports worldwide, to our Business Class and Premium Economy guests and Velocity Platinum and Gold members and Virgin Australia lounge members. Find out more about our International Lounge Partners.
Flights: From Albury to Amsterdam, Brisbane to Bangalore, Newcastle to New York and Canberra to Cape Town, we have an aircraft to get you there. Operating more than 3200 flights per week to 50 ports worldwide, and servicing an additional 400 international destinations through Codeshare partners, we’re putting the magic back into flying with more flights than any other network. Discover where we fly with our Virgin Australia Interactive Route Map. In addition we offer an array of wonderful in-flight services to ensure your trip is as comfortable as can be, read about our onboard offering.
Packages: Whether it’s the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, or the Ballarat Beer Festival, our holiday partner Blue Holidays has packages to suit all budgets and interests. Packages include flights and accommodation, and come with a variety of extras.
At your destination:
Hotels: Establish a great base for your next trip away. Together with our partner HotelClub we offer fantastic hotel deals in more than 100 cities worldwide. Find a hotel that suits your needs and budget.
Car Hire: Don’t restrict your sightseeing adventures to areas within walking distance. Jump in a car and discover surrounding regions and hidden gems. Together with our partners, we offer great car hire deals in cities worldwide.
Tours and Activities: From skydiving to whale watching, theme park passes to cruises, surfing lessons to winery tours, and massages to cooking lessons, we have an experience to exhilarate all tastes. Together with our partner GoDo, we offer more than 2000 tours and activities in cities throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Events and Theatre: Catch the latest and greatest productions or secure tickets to the season’s biggest events. Together with our partner the box office, we provide access to outstanding Australian and New Zealand live entertainment experiences, spanning everything from concerts to theatre shows, opera sittings to ballet performances, and musicals to sport events.
Insurance: Travel with peace of mind, knowing you’re covered with travel insurance. We’ve partnered with one of the world’s largest global assistance providers, Allianz Global Assistance to offer top-rate travel insurance at affordable prices.
Velocity: Everyone like a reward! And we like doing the rewarding! Our frequent flyer program Velocity rewards you with points for every booking you make with us or one of our partners. Points can be redeemed on flights, upgrades, travel extras, online shopping and much more. Benefits can include Priority Check-in*, global lounge access, complimentary baggage allowances and family pooling. Be rewarded for every decision you make, join Velocity today.
Friday, August 10th, 2012
It’s only been in existence for three years, but the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has already garnered a reputation as one of Formula 1’s most anticipated showcases.
At the forefront of technology, innovative design and events planning, the Grand Prix is celebrated as the Middle East’s most illustrious sporting affair, attracting the world’s biggest names in motorsports, music and business, and a crowd of more than 50,000.
This year, racing legends like Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will line up on the grid at the Yas Marina Circuit from 2–4 November. Off track, F1 ticket holders will be treated to an exciting programme of free entertainment, which in the past has included world-class music acts like Sir Paul McCartney, Beyoncé, Kings of Leon, Aerosmith, Britney Spears and Prince.
For those who can’t make it to Abu Dhabi on the weekend of the Grand Prix, the F1 experience continues year-round at Ferrari World – the world’s first Ferrari amusement centre and largest indoor theme park, home to the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Rich in reputation and wealth, Abu Dhabi is an ideal city for a luxury getaway. Combine the opulence and grandiose of everyday life, with the roar and excitement of the Etihad Airways Grand Prix and the UAE capital is a red-hot destination of distinction.
Plan Your Abu Dhabi Holiday
Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix holiday packages and Abu Dhabi holiday packages:
Take the hassle out of planning your holiday, our partner Blue Holidays offers exceptional Brisbane holiday packages, from $2978 and $1870 respectively, per person.
Flights to Abu Dhabi:
Virgin Australia operates flights to Abu Dhabi, direct from Sydney and Melbourne.
Fly Business Class to Abu Dhabi and enjoy Priority Check-in and Boarding, a generous baggage allowance, lounge access and superior on board space and comfort (including gourmet food and wine).
Abu Dhabi car hire:
Take to the road and discover Abu and the UAE with a hire car from one of our partners.
Abu Dhabi hotels:
Establish a great base from which to explore Abu Dhabi. Select from a wide choice of hotels and resorts with our hotel partner HotelClub.
Friday, March 16th, 2012
New York City…
It’s the setting of a thousand films; the subject of Frank Sinatra’s famous lyrics: “If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere”; and home to the United Nations’ headquarters and the world’s largest stock exchange. The thriving metropolis typifies the United States’ “Land of the Free” moniker – packing activity, culture and opportunity into every nook and cranny of every street and alleyway. There is no ‘bad’ time to visit The City That Never Sleeps… A constantly evolving calendar of events sees New York always engaged with things to see and do. However to experience the Big Apple in all its splendour, it’s hard to beat spring in the city.
As winter thaws out, alfresco dining fills New York’s…
sidewalks, patios, decks, rooftops and terraces with chattering friends, spilling drinks and heaped plates. Enjoy cocktails and sushi overlooking the West Village at Sushi Samba’s rooftop bar. Casual and quirky Yaffa’s in Tribeca is a New York institution, open 24/7 with outdoor tables offering a great vantage point from which to spot celebrities. Shake Shack’s Madison Square Park outdoor court brims with social burger fiends – the store is so popular that its website helps guests “check the line and save time” with a ‘Shake Cam’. The Yard at the Soho Grand is one of the city’s hippest and most coveted outdoor spaces; the perfect place to bask in the sun and indulge in plates from the grill. New American-style dining is presented against a stunning backdrop at Bryant Park Grill on a glorious sun-drenched rooftop. Closed for the winter, The Loeb Boathouse comes to life in the spring, with an outdoor terrace perfect for marvelling at couples adrift on paddle boats on Central Park’s famous Lake . Read more »