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Now is the time to start planning your dream Orlando holiday in the ultimate holiday playground. Experience Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort™, Discovery Cove and much more in this fun-filled destination. However, there is more to an Orlando package holiday than just theme parks; experience the art and culture, relaxing spas, golfing, dining, nightlife and much more! There is also fantastic shopping at the Orlando Premium Outlets which you do not want to miss out on!

Choose any of our holidays to Orlando and you'll be jetting off to the undisputed theme park capital of the world. More than 78 square miles of this city is covered in amusement parks. Even though millions of people flock here every year to visit these famous attractions, Orlando is a city that has a wide range of activities that appeal to everyone.

So whether it's just a holiday villa you're looking for or just a cheap holiday deal then we have it all. Book your Orlando holidays with us today.

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Price is based on 2 adults sharing one room for 7 nights. Prices shown below are guide prices only. Refine your results using your preferred departure airports and travel dates below.

Top 5 things to do in Orlando

Visit the most magical place on earth - Is a trip to Orlando ever complete without stopping by Walt Disney World Orlando?
Endless Awesome at Universal Orlando Resort™ - Discover three amazing theme parks, Universal Studios Florida™, Universal's Islands of Adventure™ and Universal's Volcano Bay™ water theme park, spectacular hotels and much more.
Walk down International Drive at night - It makes for a beautiful evening stroll, and the perfect activity if you’re not sure what you want to do next – you’ll find something within 10 minutes.
Indulge in some shopping - Whether it’s in Downtown Disney or the Orlando International Premium Outlets, there’s plenty of places to shop ‘till you drop.
Tee off on a golf course - Florida is top-getaway for golf enthusiasts, and Orlando is no exception. Choose from wide a range of courses on the outskirts of the city.

Orlando Holiday Highlights

ALTERNATIVE ORLANDO

Adult: £208 Child: £163

Orlando Explorer Pass- £75 per adult/ £58 per child
There is more to Orlando than just the main theme parks and the Orlando Explorer Pass allows you to visit 4 ‘must-do’ attractions on one convenient pass that you normally wouldn’t think of. Save up to 40% off combined individual admission prices plus all Explorer Passes come with a 3-day I-Ride Trolley Pass.

Attraction Examples:

  • Chocolate Kingdom: A sweet interactive Factory Adventure Tour, perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages
  • Boggy Creek Airboat Tour: Discover territory that remains unaltered by man in the wilderness of the Central Florida Everglades.
  • SEALIFE Aquarium Orlando: Come face-to-face with more than 5,000 creatures and surround yourself with Sharks and Turtles in the immersive 360-degree ocean tunnel.
  • Iconic Orlando- See Orlando like you never have before on the Iconic Orlando Eye.

Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort-£47 per adult/£27 per child
The Blue man group will rock your world, blow your mind and discover music, laughter and surprises at every turn. Tickets include priority seating at Universal CityWalk™ restaurants and free admission to selected Universal CityWalk™ clubs.

I-drive Nascar Go Karting- £25pp
Experience state of the art electric go-karts that can reach up to 45MPH in an indoor, adrenaline-fuelled environment!
Race Play Eat Package: This bumper ticket includes one full-race experience, a meal (burger or chicken sandwich with fries), soda/water and a Play Card with 30 credits for the arcade.

Orlando Magic Basketball Tickets- from £13pp
If you happen to be visiting Orlando during NBA season, then it is highly recommended to go to an Orlando Magic Game where you can enjoy a family friendly atmosphere and a great evening!

Kennedy Space Centre Admission- £45 per adult/£37 per child
Enjoy a day out at the Kennedy Space Centre which is great fun for all the family and home to a large selection of interactive sights and captivating exhibits. Make sure not to miss highlights including Space Shuttle Atlantis, Kennedy Space Centre Bus Tour, Shuttle Launch Experience plus much more!

Orlando VIP Shop & Dine 4 Less Card Gold-£12
Enjoy savings of up to 25% at over 100 restaurants around International Drive, Kissimmee and Lake Buena Vista. This is perfect for an entire family or a group of friends as the card is valid for up to 4 people and has no limitations on the amount of times you use it within a 90-day period.

LEGOLAND® Florida

Adult: £65 Child: (3-12 yrs.) £61

LEGOLAND® Florida, is a 150-acre family theme park located in Winter Haven, 45 minutes southwest of Orlando. The Park offers interactive attractions, family rides, shows, restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscape specifically geared for families with children ages 3 to 12.

PLEASE NOTE - if you are visiting Legoland or LEGOLAND® Florida Water Park with an infant under the age of 3 years, a small admittance fee will be payable locally.

Explore amazing areas including:

  • "City" - featuring a driving school where children earn their first "driver's license and families compete on Fun Town Fire Academy - a competitive ride that challenges families to get a fire truck from one side to another to put out a faux fire...
  • Imagination Zone - where children can build on their imaginations and race cars against each other.
  • DUPLO Play Area - ideal for toddlers and their growing minds. Factory Tour - a first hand look at how LEGO bricks are made from factory to finish.
  • Castle Hill - a medieval area featuring an indoor/outdoor roller coaster taking guests on a ride in and out of a castle where a dragon defends his treasure.
  • Dino Island - where guests take a trip to prehistoric times and experience their first "thrill" ride.
  • The World of Chima presented by Cartoon Network.

And much MUCH more!

Book your LEGOLAND® Florida tickets and receive free transportation aboard the LEGOLAND® Florida Shuttle from Orlando to LEGOLAND® Florida and back for each member of your party!

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Adult: (12 yrs+.) £44 Child: (3-11 yrs.) £36

A vacation destination like nowhere else on Earth, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program.

The attraction offers a full day or more of awe and excitement for the whole family, from young children to space enthusiasts. More interactive than a museum, more inspirational than a science center, and more authentic and educational than a theme park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers a mix of thrilling simulators, breathtaking attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, interactive exhibits, larger-than-life 3D space films, rocket launch viewing opportunities and more.
Unforgettable experiences include Space Shuttle Atlantis®, featuring Shuttle Launch Experience®; the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket; 3D space films including “IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space 3D”; Astronaut Encounter featuring a veteran NASA astronaut daily; Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted; the Rocket Garden; the new Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing and many other interactive exhibits. To see and do it all, plan on spending more than one day!
Kennedy Space Center is an active spaceport that puts you closer to NASA than anywhere else. With the potential for more rocket launches in 2019, there’s a good chance guests can experience the sights, sounds and sensations of a rocket launch at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Launch viewing is included with admission if the launch is scheduled within operating hours and not part of a special event
 
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex offers an outstanding value for guests of all ages. Included in the cost of admission:
  • NEW: Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® presented by Boeing
  • The Space Shuttle Atlantis® attraction and Shuttle Launch Experience®
  • The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center
  • Live presentations including Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted live show and exhibit, Science on a Sphere, Eyes on the Universe, NASA Now + Next, and the Mission Status Briefing
  • Two thrilling 3D space films, “IMAX® A Beautiful Planet” and “Journey To Space 3D”
  • The Rocket Garden, Astronaut Memorial and Children’s Play Dome

Price Excludes:

  • Transportation to Kennedy Space Center
  • Car parking, appoximate cost is $10 per car, payable locally.

UPGRADE to the Space Pass which includes Lunch with an Astronaut, KSC Explore tour and 2nd Day of admission free for only an extra £54 per adult and £29 per child ticket.

 

Balloon Flight Over Orlando

Adult: £104 Child (6-14 yrs): £68

Imagine rising into the sky to glide effortlessly over Orlando's forests, waterways and theme parks as they're become bathed in morning sunlight.

This exhilarating program starts one hour before sunrise with a pre-flight briefing by your professional pilot. You can even join in the inflation process to bring the balloon to life, before climbing into the basket and taking off into the early morning sky.

Floating on air is a unique and peaceful experience which is best appreciated at this time of day when the light is at its finest. Listen closely as your friendly pilot points out all the spectacular sights of the area.

Whether you are gliding over lakes and treetops or rising to several thousand feet, the balloon is wonderfully calm as it floats gently in the wind.

Each flight is totally unique as the route and landing site are completely dependent on the wind strength and direction. No two flights are ever the same.

After your voyage, celebrate with a classic hot air ballooning tradition of a Champagne toast before being awarded a souvenir first flight certificate.

The flight lasts for approximately one hour meaning that you still have the whole day in front of you to head off to one of the theme parks or maybe the beach.

The most famous resident of this central Florida city is Mickey Mouse, the cartoon creation of animated movie tycoon, Walt Disney. His vision has turned Orlando, and the adjacent Lake Buena Vista and Kissimee areas, into the world's busiest, biggest and best-known concentrated tourist paradise. Disney bought up land in the area with the aim of establishing his dream theme park back in the 1960s. He died before the first park, the Magic Kingdom, officially opened in 1971. But his legacy lives on. Currently the Disney empire in Orlando includes four theme parks, dozens of smaller attractions, thousands of hotel rooms and holiday apartments, hundreds of restaurants and snack bars, and even two cruise ships.

It is not only the Disney dazzle that draws visitors to Orlando. There are plenty of other attractions, like Universal Studios, Discovery Cove, and the beloved SeaWorld, all adding to the maelstrom of thrills this city is now renowned for.

Anyone staying at a Disney resort or official Disney hotel need have no fears about getting around the Orlando magic kingdom. An unlimited, free transportation network with buses, monorails, ferries, and water taxis connecting all the parks and attractions before, during, and for a couple of hours after opening hours. The I-Ride Trolley operates exclusively in the busy International Drive resort area; the fare is $2 per ride, and various passes are available. Those wishing to take a break from the world of Disney and travel elsewhere are advised to hire a car, particularly during peak holiday seasons when buses are likely to be crowded. Mears Transportation runs a bus service covering all Orlando's surrounding attractions, even as far away as Busch Gardens in Tampa. There are also free shuttles linking some of the theme parks, including SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa. Taxis queue for passengers in front of most of the resorts in the area; they can also be ordered by telephone. However, taxi fares tend to be high.

There is no shortage of shopping opportunities for travellers in Orlando and with a choice of luxury department stores, upscale boutiques, antique shops and farmers markets, shoppers will have a hard time deciding where to begin. Many hotels offer free shuttle services to major shopping destinations.

Start off at one of the largest single-storey malls in the United States, the Florida Mall, which features more than 250 stores including Macy's, Sears, JCPenney, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue as well as an outdoor shopping plaza where shoppers can enjoy all those sunny days. The Festival Bay Mall on International Drive is home to stores, a skate park, and a theatre. The Waterford Lakes Town Center is an open-air mall featuring large chain stores, small shops, restaurants, and even IMAXDigital. And the Mall at Millenia boasts designer names like Betsey Johnson, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton.

Antique junkies need look no further than Orlando's Antique Row on Orange Avenue, where a wide variety of collectables can be found. Bargain hunters should head over to Flea World in Sanford and Osceola Flea & Farmers Market in Kissimmee, where collectively more than 2,600 wholesale dealers can be found providing everything from fresh fruit and vegetables to old books, leather goods, jewellery, souvenirs, and beachwear.

Of course the main souvenirs in Orlando are anything Disney or NASA-related so be sure to pick up your caps and t-shirts from the gift shops before you leave.

Famed for one of the US's most popular attractions, Walt Disney World, Orlando boasts many other noteworthy attractions besides the iconic Magic Kingdom. Head a little further into this Floridian city to discover Universal Studios, its two theme parks, entertainment complex, and film sets. Visiting during the summer? Wet 'n Wild is a must for cooling off, while Sea World has earned itself a reputation as one of the best marine parks in the world for more than 25 years.

Florida's second most popular attraction is the Kennedy Space Centre at the nearby Cape Canaveral. Visitors can walk through a giant model of the new International Space Station, view authentic rockets, and marvel at all the original artefacts from the moon landing.

The Orlando Museum of Art is a must for fans of fine arts, while adrenalin junkies should make a pilgrimage to the NASCAR Daytona Speedway. For something a little stranger, look no further than the Orlando Odditorium where exhibits of weird and wonderful things, amassed over a period of 40 years by explorer Robert Ripley, can be viewed.

Travellers planning on extensive sightseeing should consider buying a Go Orlando Card which grants free entrance to various attractions as well as providing a full-colour guide book with in three, five or seven day sightseeing options. Go Cards are available at the Official Visitor Centre or Festival Bay Mall.

Being the home of Mickey Mouse, it goes without saying that Orlando is one of the most popular holiday destinations for families travelling with kids. With plenty of sunshine and attractions as Sea World, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios, Orlando is a children's playground and very often tops the list of places kids would most like to visit.

Universal Studios is great for older kids too, as there are plenty of thrilling blockbuster-themed rides to enjoy, as well as games and other interactive activities. The 'littlies' can enjoy Fieval's playground, Woody Woodpeckers Nuthouse Coaster, and a 'Day in the Park with Barney', a live stage production where younger children can sing along to their favourite songs. Kids will also love a visit to Gatorland, a theme park and wildlife preserve that is nicknamed 'the Alligator Capital of the World', where thousands of crocodiles and alligators can be viewed from a boardwalk suspended above the marshy swamps below.

Take the family to Water Mania or Wet 'n Wild to cool off in the hot Floridian sun, enjoy a historic and educational tour of the Kennedy Space Centre; spend the day hiking and picnicking in the Turkey Lake Park; check out what's happening round Lake Eola, or simply let the kids run around in the nearby playground while parents take a breather.

With all these options and more, kids will have a fabulous time on holiday in Orlando, but parents should note that during the spring and summer months the main tourist attractions and theme parks are heaving with visitors and a better time to visit Orlando may be during the slightly cooler months of autumn or winter.

Floridian food is a melting pot of flavours, spices, and sensations. The food of Orlando represents its cultural diversity, with restaurants serving old American classics as well as fusion cuisine with strong Caribbean and Spanish influences. From fast food to fine dining, Orlando has it all.

'Floribbean' cuisine incorporates flavours and styles from the neighbouring Caribbean islands, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, and even the American Deep South. As a result, dining out in Orlando is an experience for the senses. Seafood is a staple, so be sure to sample signature dishes such as muscles in rum and butter sauce, fried gator bites, and roasted red snapper.

Head down International Drive to choose from some of the trendiest restaurants in town, or spend some time in Downtown Disney or Universal's CityWalk where more traditional cuisine is provided. With so many options, diners will be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating in Orlando.

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  • Flying time from UK 10 1/2 Hours
  • Primary Language English
  • Passport & Visas Brits must have a full 10-year British Passport that's valid for six months after you return to the UK.
If you haven't already gone Orlando is a must go holiday for family & couples alike
Catherine - Longhaul Product Executive