We both love to travel and have been fortunate enough to experience both holidays and business trips in many awe-inspiring destinations around the world. Our passion for travel brought us together to create an independent travel agency based in Nottingham which allows us to create memorable travel experiences for others.

Our Mission Statement is to provide ‘Tailormade travel experiences with a personal touch.

This is underpinned by our promise to:

  • Provide a personal service, one of us will deal with your holiday from your initial enquiry right through to when you are on holiday.
  • Create bespoke itineraries so that your holiday is tailored specifically for you, based on your interests, requirements, and budget.
  • Ensure a hassle-free experience, we know you are busy so let us find you the best options, plan and book your holiday for you.


Book with Confidence.

We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. We provide financial protection for your money when you buy a package holiday. If you buy other travel arrangements such as accommodation only, this protection may not apply.


Sophie Leadley


Having worked for an international law firm for 15 years, I frequently travelled for business to amazing destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. I always took the opportunity to experience popular tourist trails while away. This inspired me to plan a year travelling with my husband; we wanted to make our dreams a reality and experience the world together.  We had a wonderful time and visited most of Asia, Australia and New Zealand, South America and the USA.

It was after this trip that I decided with Fiona to start Viva Vacations in the heart of our hometown of Nottingham. I knew how challenging it was to research and plan holidays when working as a busy professional. I wanted to make it easier for people who did not have enough time to plot their trips thoroughly and so were often missing out on experiences that they hadn’t thought they could have. I absolutely love what I do and have never looked back.


Fiona Wagland


I can plot many of the significant events in my life by looking at the holidays that I have been on.  I love holidays (and photographs!).  Holidays create the memories, and the photographs keep them alive. I have travelled with friends, my husband and now as a mother with my family. The holiday destinations have changed based on the circumstances in my life, but each and every experience has been one that I hold close to my heart.

With friends, Cuba was perfect as it gave me time to recharge my batteries and experience a new and exciting culture. I was fortunate to marry a man who also had a passion for travel. Our first trip was a romantic city break in Paris. We then travelled to many European destinations such as Italy, Prague as well as a skiing holiday in Austria. We also travelled further afield to Thailand, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and India. With our children, we continued to travel but adapted what we did to suit them at different ages from visiting a zoo in Bermuda to sailing in Croatia.  Planning family holidays for others is now a delight.