Virgin Vacations is offering theatre lovers a one-week London-based vacation package beginning at $1,499 per person, including air fare from New York. Round trip air fare is also available from a variety of gateways throughout the U.S. via Virgin Atlantic and Delta Airlines, beginning at $59 additional for Boston. Designed for independent travelers, the packages are part of Virgin Vacations’ UK Collection, with prices ranging from budget to luxury.
Highlights of this package include a London Theatre Passport, exchangeable for one best-available ticket to participating musicals and plays. Also featured is a full day excursion to Bath, Windsor, and Stonehenge, plus a half-day Vintage Open Bus sightseeing tour of London. Travelers stay four nights at the Ambassadors Hotel in Kensington, with breakfast daily and transfers to and from Heathrow Airport. Price includes round trip air fare from New York on Virgin Atlantic. Depending on departure date, price begins at $1,499 per person.
In addition to the 6-day package, a longer version, Virgin’s 8-day London Theatre Experience, features 6 nights accommodations with breakfast, round trip air on Virgin Atlantic from New York, Heathrow transfers, the theatre pass, London sightseeing tour, full-day excursion to Bath, Windsor, and Stonehenge, plus an additional all-day tour to Oxford, Stratford, Warwick, and the Cotswolds. Depending on departure date, price begins at $1,759 per person.
Virgin Vacations participants can upgrade hotel accommodations beginning at $30 and ranging to $610 per person, depending on the hotel; as well as select from optional arrangements such as a ride on The London Eye, beginning at $30. Both packages are available until late October.
Sample add-on fares from other gateways:
Atlanta + $214
Boston + $59
Dallas/Fort Worth + $229
Los Angeles + $192
Miami + $127
Minneapolis/St. Paul + $ 231
San Francisco + $ 235
Washington, D.C. + $26
Airfare is available from other cities nationwide. With the new Delta Airlines-Virgin Atlantic code share, Virgin Vacations guests can now fly from 45 U.S. cities to London. Agents receive 5 percent commission on land only.
All prices are per person, and based on twin occupancy. Airline taxes and fuel charges are included.