New for 2014, Adventures by Disney® will offer a new vacation to Central Europe. The 9-day, 8-night vacation invites your Clients to uncover the hidden treasures of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, traveling off the beaten path in the enchanting cities of Prague, Salzburg and Vienna and spending three nights at a majestic resort in the Alps. Also new for 2014, Adventures by Disney will enhance its current Italy itinerary and add teen-focused activities to existing journeys.
Step out of the theater and become immersed in the world of Brave with Adventures by Disney’s first-ever Pixar-inspired itinerary, ‘Scotland: A Brave Adventure. Disney/Pixar’s Brave tells the tale of the courageous Merida, the film’s headstrong teenage protagonist, who defies ancient tradition and challenges destiny to change her fate. This 9-day, 8-night quest through Edinburgh, the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Lewis and Inverness takes families through the rugged Highlands, allowing them to experience first-hand the history, culture, nature, legends and lore of Scotland that inspired Merida’s story of bravery.
Adventures by Disney, the leader in guided family travel, announces the addition of two new destinations to its repertoire of immersive family vacations – Greece: “Greek Odyssey” and Northern France: “Esprit de France ” – available to travelers in 2012. The adventure continues in Egypt with “Pyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasures,” an unforgettable expedition. New for 2012, Adventures by Disney will feature distinct enhancements to its Australia, London and Paris and Galapagos Islands departures – details, dates and rates are available at www.AdventuresbyDisney.com.
We have learned that on August 30, 2011, in addition to the 2012 itineraries, Adventures by Disney plans to unveil a rewards program titled ‘Adventure Insiders.’ The program, which is scheduled to begin on August 30, is open to any adult residing in the United States who has completed travel on any Adventures by Disney guided group family vacation (excluding specialty departures as determined by ABD) on or after January 1, 2005.
Adventures by Disney Vice President Josh D’Amaro, will host several hour-long webcasts on April 19 and April 26 to introduce participants to just some of what makes an Adventures by Disney trip so special. Memorable stories from past and present Adventure Guides and information on amazing trips around the world will be included as well as an exclusive offer.
The webcast will be offered at 7 PM ET and 11 PM ET on Tuesday, April 19 and at 1 PM ET and 7 PM ET on Tuesday, April 26. Those interested in signing up for the events must RSVP by April 14 here. Participants may also submit up to three questions that may be answered during the session.
Due to political instability at their scheduled destinations, Disney Destinations has issued an alert notifying that itineraries involving Egypt and Tunis have been canceled and modified respectively.
For Egypt, this means that all of the new Adventures by Disney excursions have been canceled through August of 2011. Disney is in the process of reaching out to travel agents and customers who have booked the excursion to offer alternatives.
In the case of Tunis, which is a scheduled port of call on 10- and 11-night European Cruises aboard the Disney Magic, the scheduled stop is being replaced by Palermo, Italy. No additional timeframes have been offered.
Award-winning travel companies Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise Line have once again teamed up to offer immersive vacation opportunities for families aboard select Disney cruise vacations in 2011. The Adventures by Disney experience is available as an upgrade booked in advance of the cruise that features privately-guided tour packages in Mediterranean or Alaskan ports of call or a pre-cruise adventure at the port of embarkation.
“We have combined the best of both vacations to bring the ultimate adventure package to life,” said Karl Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Families can enjoy the benefits of a cruise with the ease and convenience of a shore experience series unique to the destination, all completely planned and scheduled in advance.”
Adventures By Disney has announced a brand new itinerary featuring the country of Egypt which will begin in 2011. Bookings for the new tour begin on July 21, 2010.
Highlights of the 8- and 10-day Egypt itineraries include:
- Ride a camel at the Great Pyramids of Gizah, tour the Pharoah’s Boat Museum and come nose-to-nose with the Sphinx
- Learn to make papyrus and write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics
- Enjoy three days of leisurely cruising on the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor, discovering ancient temples, tombs and treasures
- Shop and dine in the colorful Khan el-Khalili Market, Cairo’s ancient souk
An ever-growing array of exclusive benefits for members of D23, Disney’s official fan club, now includes a special, limited-time offer from Adventures by Disney, which is offering $200* per person off of select vacations.
More than a dozen different itineraries can be booked under this special offer, including travel in the U.S., Europe, South Africa, South America and China. To take advantage of this special offer from Adventures by Disney, D23 Members must book their vacations before June 21, 2010, and travel must begin before April 26, 2011.
“D23 brings our members special access to the very best that Disney has to offer, and we’re really excited to be teaming with Adventures by Disney for this special offer,” said Steven Clark, head of D23.
Adventures by Disney and HarperCollins Children’s Books today announced three winners from “The Search for Flat Stanley’s Next BIG Adventure” contest. Children, ages 7 to 12, had the opportunity to win an Adventures by Disney vacation by creating a specially-themed Flat Stanley and a 150-word story describing his “Next BIG Adventure.”
Following hundreds of creative entries crafted from all sorts of material, including glitter, sand, yarn, construction paper and even jeweled stickers, three winners have been chosen from the following age groups:
- 7-8 yr-old winner Lauren Shepard from Tennessee sent Flat Stanley to Australia for a great adventure “Down Under”
- 9-10 yr-old winner Adia Chaney of Maryland designed a European-style Flat Stanley; her story highlighted the Queen of England
- 11-12 yr-old winner Destiny White from Texas captured her win with an Asian-inspired Flat Stanley and an unforgettable adventure to the Great Wall of China