Private Balloon Ride


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Experience the tranquility and romance of your very own Private Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Virginia countryside!
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah River, vineyards and more
  • Assist the crew with the balloon inflation process or watch as it takes shape before your eyes
  • Embrace the serenity as you float effortlessly 1,500 - 3,000 feet above the ground
  • A romantic day that you'll remember for a lifetime!
Woodstock, VA
When Do I Choose A Date?
If giving as a gift, your recipient can choose a date at their convenience; otherwise, you can choose one after checkout.

May - October:
Sunday through Friday - Sunrise & Sunset
Saturday - Sunrise only 

*Pending weather and pilot availability

Essential Information
  • Participants must be at least 10 years of age or at least 54" tall
  • Please note if you are over the individual weight limit of 230 pounds additional charges may apply
This experience lasts 3-4 hours with approximately 1 hour of flight time.
Experience Provider Info
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Maximum Participants
2 per balloon
Friends and family are allowed to come and watch the balloon take-off and land.
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule directly with the experience provider. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for expected weather conditions and closed-toe shoes. Sunglasses and a brimmed hat are recommended.
How do you steer a hot air balloon?
Air currents move in different directions at different altitudes. Before your flight the pilot will get detailed weather information which will let him/her know the altitudes and directions of these currents.A small helium balloon may be launched from the site to test the air currents at that particular location. The pilot will use this information during the flight to navigate the balloon and find a safe landing site.
How do you get back to the launch site?
Crew members that assisted with setting up the balloon will follow your journey on the ground; this is called a balloon chase. The balloon and chase crew will have radio communication with one another at all times.
How should I dress?
Dress appropriately for expected weather conditions. The temperature during flight will be similar to the temperature on the group. Hats and sunglasses are recommended.
Can I bring a camera?
Cameras and video cameras are encouraged! A balloon flight is a unique and great adventure you will want to capture. It is recommended to bring a camera or video camera with a neck or wrist strap for safety reasons.
Can I bring my cell phone?
Cell phones are allowed, but must be turned off prior to the launch.

Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be returned hassle-free within 30 days. All refunds will be made to the original purchaser.
Experience Vouchers that have not been redeemed can be exchanged for anything else in our marketplace at any time.  If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs more, you'll simply have to pay the difference. If you choose to exchange for an experience that costs less, you'll have a credit towards your next booking with Virgin Experience Gifts.

Cancellation Policy

Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 14 days prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider.

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