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Adventures by Disney (ABD) provides group guided family vacations to various domestic and international destinations. The company is a subsidiary of Walt Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products's New Vacation Operations division. Disney Parks is a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company.

Adventures by Disney provides 37 planned trips on six continents.[2]

History

Adventures by Disney's first started operating in 2005 and featured just two US destinations.[3] Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. was incorporated on December 19, 2005.[4]

By 2015, Adventures by Disney expanded its destinations to span six continents.[3] Also in 2015, Adventures by Disney introduced several shorter four- and five-day "Long Weekend" itineraries in New York City, Nashville, San Francisco and Wyoming.[5]

On April 13, 2015, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced that Adventures by Disney will have river cruise vacations. AmaWaterways will host the river cruises while Adventures by Disney will guide and storytell with the group. Danube River cruises are expected to start in 2016.[6] AmaWaterways and the company added a Rhine River cruise in 2017 on the new AMAKristina ship with six trips.[1]

In 2016, Disney added a seven-day Central Florida tour that includes three days at Disney World with some backstage access, a day at Kennedy Space Center, a night at Disney Springs and additional days with kayak, boating and a BBQ.[7]

In 2018, Disney will be adding six departures to their river cruises that take travelers to the villages that inspired Beauty and the Beast, a new 8 Day/7 Night vacation to Iceland where guests will experience the history and culture of Iceland.[8]

Format

On an Adventures by Disney vacation, guests are taken on expeditions that often feature activities designed for families, kids (or 'Junior Adventurers'), as well as multigenerational-families where during their trip a professional photographer will take pictures of families during the vacation at no extra charge.[9] Two Disney-trained adventure guides (cast members) look after a group[2] of no more than 44 guests on an adventure, and are described as being 'part concierge, guide and storyteller'.[10]

Disney now also offers a Guaranteed Departure Program which guarantees a trip will never be cancelled 70 days before departure. Guest can choose from specific dates from each trip that is apart of the Guaranteed Departure Program.[10]

Cruises

River cruises

River cruising allows guests to sail down rivers in famous cities and countrysides.[11]

Different river cruise adventures
Rhine River cruise 8 days 7 nights Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rudesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam
Rhine River cruise: food and wine 8 days 7 nights Basel, Strasbourg, Mannheim, Rüdesheim, Cologne, Amsterdam
Rhine River cruise holiday 8 days 7 nights Amsterdam, Cologne, Rüdesheim, Mannheim, Strasbourg, Breisach, Basel-St. Johan
Rhine River cruise Amsterdam extension 2 days 1 nights Amsterdam
Danube River cruise 8 days 7 nights Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary
Danube River cruise: holiday 8 days 7 nights Germany, Austria, Hungary
Danube River cruise: Prague cruise extension 3 days 2 nights Czech Republic

Disney Cruises

While on a Disney Cruise, guests can have experiences exclusive to Disney Cruises, like going to Disney private island Castaway Cay or have opportunities to see the most popular sites on the world at each stop on a trip.[12]

Disney cruises offered
7-Night Magic of Northern Europe cruise 8 days 7 nights Denmark, Estonia, Russia, Finland, Sweden
11-night Magic of Northern Europe cruise 12 days 11 nights England, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Denmark
5-night Mediterranean Magic cruise 6 days 5 nights Barcelona, Cannes, Livorno (Florence), Civitavecchia (Rome), At Sea
7-night Mediterranean Magic cruise 8 days 7 nights Barcelona, At Sea, Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), Livorno (Florence), Villefranche
10-night Mediterranean Magic cruise 11 Days 10 Nights Barcelona, Villefranche, Florence, Olbia, Rome, Naples, Palermo, Palma
7-night Magic of the Fjords cruise 8 days 7 nights Copenhagen, Stavanger, Alesund, Geiranger, Bergen

North American Adventures

Guests have the chance to experience the most historic and popular sites that North America has to offer. Whether it be seeing a broadway show in New York City, or seeing Americas National Parks, guests have very different options when choosing a North American adventure, and also different ways to explore. Guests can explore on foot, while biking, canoeing, or even in the tour bus.[13]

North American Adventures Offered
Alaska 8 Days 7 Nights Anchorage, Talkeenta, Denali National Park, & Girdwood
Arizona & Utah 8 Days 7 Nights Sedona, Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Moab, Arches National Park
Disneyland Resort & Southern California 6 Days 5 Nights Disney Backstage, Hollywood, Disneyland Resort
Montana & Alberta, Canada 7 Days 6 Nights Glacier National Park, Banff National Park, Lake Louise
Montana 7 Days 6 Nights Yellowstone National Park, Big Sky
New York City Long Weekend 4 Days 3 Nights Broadway, Times Square, Lower East Side, Harlem
SanFrancisco Long Weekend 4 Days 3 Nights Fisherman’s Wharf, Napa Valley, Muir Woods, The Presidio, Angel Island
Philadelphia & Washington D.C. 7 Days 6 Nights Philadelphia, Gettysburg and Washington D.C.
Winter in Wyoming Long Weekend 5 Days 4 Nights Jackson Hole, Yellowstone National Park
Wyoming 7 Days 6 Nights Jackson Hole, Brooks Lake, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

Central and South American Adventures

On adventures in Central and South America guests will see and learn about ancient ruins in Peru, see species that only live in the Galapagos Islands, and even zip-line through Costa Rica. While experiencing all these opportunities guests also learn about the cultures, and people that live within these countries.[14]

Adventures in Central & South America
Ecuador: Amazon & Galapagos Islands 12 Days 11 Nights Quito, Napo River, Galápagos Islands, Guayaquil
Costa Rica 7 Days 6 Nights San José, Caño Negro, Arenal Volcano National Park and Guanacaste
Ecuador & Galapagos Islands 9 Days 8 Nights Quito, Otavalo Valley, Galapagos Islands, and Guayaquil
Peru 9 Days 8 Nights Machu Picchu, Lima, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco

European Adventures

While on a European adventures guests have the chance to see some of the places that inspired Disney movies like Beauty and the Beast, and also scenes where The Sound of Music was shot. On adult exclusive trips they will get the chance to go to Germany during the famous Oktoberfest.[8] Families can also go on a river cruise and see some of the most famous sites Europe has to offer.[11] Or if they prefer to stay on land, families will get to see old castles from medieval times, the coats of Italy, or see the hidden gems of Paris and London.[15]

European Adventures
Spain: Barcelona Short Escape 4 Days 3 Nights Barcelona
Italy & Amalfi Coast 8 Days 7 Nights Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Florence, Tuscany, Lucca, Pisa, Siena
Denmark: Copenhagen Short Escape 4 Days 3 Nights Copenhagen
England & France 8 Days 7 Nights London, Paris, Windsor, Versailles
France 7 Days 6 Nights Paris, Normandy
Germany 9 Days 8 Nights Munich, Nuremberg, Rothenberg, Bamberg, Berlin
Greece 10 Days 9 Nights Athens, Delphi, Santorini, Crete
Iceland 8 Days 7 Nights Reykjavik, Vik, Akureyri, Húsavík, Lake Mývatn
Ireland 8 Days 7 Nights Dublin, Killarney, Dromoland Castle
Italy & Switzerland 8 Days 7 Nights Lake Como, Lucerne, the Alps, Zermatt
Italy 8 Days 7 Nights Rome, Tuscany, Florence, Venice
Norway 8 Days 7 Nights Bergen, Flåm, Geiranger, Oslo
Austria & Czech Republic 9 Days 8 Nights Prague, Salzburg, Vienna
Scotland 8 Days 7 Nights Edinburgh, Inverness and The Highlands
Spain 9 Days 8 Nights Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Marbella
Disneyland Paris Vacation 6 Nights 5 Nights Disneyland Paris

Asia, Africa, and The Pacific Adventures

On these adventures guest will get to stay on a Game Reserve in Africa and see animals like elephants and lions in their natural habitat. In Australia guests will get to see the Great Barrier Reef and explore the city of Sydney. Lastly, on an Asian adventure guests get to see all the ancient and modern cities in China, as well as have the chance to go t Disneyland Hong Kong.[16]

Australia 11 Days 10 Nights Sydney, Ayers Rock, Palm Cove, Great Barrier Reef, and Gold Coast
Vietnam, Loas, and Cambodia 12 Days 11 Nights Saigon, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, and Angkor Wat
China 12 Days 11 Nights Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai
South Africa 10 Days 9 Nights Cape Town, Knysna and Kapama Game Reserve

References

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  2. ^ a b Ward, Terry (February 24, 2015). "Adventures by Disney: Long weekends, Disney-style". USA Today Travel. Gannett. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Baran, Michelle (February 13, 2015). "Disney Vacations You Didn't Know Existed". The Weather Channel. Retrieved 13 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. (File Number: 4079597)". Entity Search. Delaware Department of State: Division of Corporations. Retrieved April 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Kelleher, Suzanne Rowan. "Adventures by Disney Long Weekend Itineraries". About. Retrieved 27 July 2015. 
  6. ^ Sloan, Gene (April 13, 2015). "Exclusive: Disney to get into river cruising". USA Today. Retrieved 25 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "With a new tour at Kennedy Space Center, Disney is one step to closer to admitting there's more to Florida than the Mouse". Orlando Weekly. February 22, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Gale - Enter Product Login". ic.galegroup.com. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  9. ^ "Adventures by Disney Itineraries and tour Information". The Mouse For Less. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  10. ^ a b "Adventures by Disney, Disney Vacation Packages with Adventures by Disney". www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  11. ^ a b "Howard Community College Library Off-Campus Access". ic.galegroup.com.libproxy.howardcc.edu. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  12. ^ "Cruise & Vacation Packages Adventures by Disney". Adventures By Disney. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  13. ^ "Adventures by Disney North America Destinations and highlights". The Mouse For Less. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  14. ^ "Adventures by Disney Central and South America Itineraries". The Mouse For Less. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  15. ^ "Adventures by Disney Europe Destinations with Highlights and Itineraries". The Mouse For Less. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 
  16. ^ "Asia Africa Australia Destinations of Adventures by Disney". The Mouse For Less. Retrieved 2017-12-06. 

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