Thrill-seekers can get a balloon’s eye view of picturesque countryside or bustling city centres during this one-hour airborne adventure, courtesy of the iconic Virgin brand. Flights launch from a choice of over 100 locations nationwide, from Fyvie Castle at the top of Scotland, to the Cornish market town of Liskeard. Guests will sit down for a pre-flight briefing, and after their ride enjoy a post-flight Champagne toast. They’ll receive a signed certificate from the pilot, endorsed by Sir Richard Branson himself, and then be transferred back to the original launch site.
Choose from the following options for a one-hour Virgin balloon ride:
£89 for a weekday flight, 12 months to book (31% off)
£99 for a 7-day Anytime Plus flight, 18 months to book (50% off)
£189 for two 7-day Anytime Plus flights, 18 months to book (52% off)
Virgin Balloon Flights has been synonymous with the hot air vessel ever since, in 1987, founder Sir Richard Branson became the first person to traverse the Atlantic in one. Known for their high standards of service, Virgin balloons fly all over the UK, from Perth to Bristol, and can be booked as part of a variety of gift packages.
Virgin Balloon Flights have been awarded an positive 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor. Praise has gone to the friendly, knowledgeable staff and tranquil flight, though a few rides were upset by weather conditions. The company has attracted over 6,200 Facebook likes, and over 5,100 followers on Twitter.
Details verified 12 August 2014
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