On the Adventures by Disney Norway vacation, you can spend more than a week exploring majestic fjords and charming Scandinavian storybook villages. These awe-inspiring terrains are just the start of a journey full of decadent food, thrilling excursions and rich culture.
While the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival just kicked off yesterday, Adventures by Disney is already prepping for its 2018 Food & Wine sailings along the Rhine River. The timing is fitting, as these 8-day, 7-night adult-exclusive epicurean sailings, departing in fall of 2018, expand on the theme of international eats by taking guests to the heart of Europe to indulge in the authentic foods from 4 different countries!
The sailings are hosted by renowned chefs and sommeliers, serving up extraordinary food and beverage experiences both on and off the ship. On the Sept. 24, 2018 sailing, Scott Hunnel, Executive Chef at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, including the AAA Five Diamond award-winning Victoria and Albert’s, will be hosting culinary presentations and demonstrations. Joining him onboard the river cruise ship will be George Miliotes, one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world, who is also behind Wine Bar George at Disney Springs which will open in early 2018.
On the second sailing, departing on Oct. 8, 2018, guests will be joined by Chef Rudolf “Rudy” Muller, Executive Chef and Culinary Director at Hong Kong Disneyland along with Brian Koziol, Master Sommelier and Concept & Development Director, Food and Beverage at Walt Disney World Resort.
While cruising along Europe’s Rhine River, you’ll also make visits to world-famous breweries and award-winning wineries, partake in gourmet demonstrations and workshops, sip your way through local beer and wine pairings on culinary walking tours, and much more. These activities will allow you to discover the unique culinary history and culture of four countries—Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Bookings for these special sailings are now open! And, don’t miss the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place now through Nov. 13.
You’re invited to discover that love is a force of nature as the beloved story of Anna and Elsa comes to life on the Great White Way next year. This all new production, created for the Broadway stage by a Tony and Oscar Award-winning team, features state-of-the-art stagecraft and more than twice as many songs as the original film.
Not only will you be able to see this magical new musical but also take part in a Broadway Theater Workshop where you’ll go into a rehearsal studio and learn the music and dance steps from one of your favorite songs in the show. So, get ready to “let it go” and leave your inhibitions at the door!
Your adventure through the Big Apple doesn’t stop there. You’ll unravel the history of New York by visiting the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, and go behind-the-scenes of “Good Morning America,” for an exclusive look at one of ABC’s longest-running live shows!
Those looking to be immersed in unparalleled European culture, look no further! From decorating your very own clogs in a waterfront Dutch village to stepping back in time in the famous Heidelberg castle, cruise on down the Rhine River with Adventures by Disney and be surrounded by culture every step of the way!
Check out this video to get a little taste of what life is like throughout these four unique countries along the Rhine River.
When cruising down Europe’s Rhine River with Adventures by Disney, there are so many delightful activities to choose from. Whether it’s testing your athletic skills at a winter fun park or taking a ride on a gondola overlooking rolling vineyards, there truly is something for each and every member of your family to enjoy.
Check out this video to see just some of the activity choices you have while sailing throughout four countries – Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
Looking to be surrounded by rich European culture? Stay tuned for our next video, which will showcase all of the extraordinary cultural experiences found on an Adventures by Disney Rhine River cruise.
Adventures by Disney announced its newest destination – Iceland! In 2018, you can navigate the diverse landscapes of this country and explore the natural powers of majestic waterfalls, massive glaciers and stunning volcanos. This new 8-day, 7-night, action-packed vacation takes you from Reykjavik and the Golden Circle in the South to Akureyri and Lake Mývatn in the North. Prepare to be immersed in rich Icelandic culture and unparalleled natural beauty that join forces through this land of fire and ice.
Visit the iconic Thingvellir National Park, breathtaking Goðafoss waterfall and massive Kerið crater. Prepare to unwind and relax at the soothing Blue Lagoon and Mývatn Nature Baths. Explore the high seas with a spectacular humpback whale-watching expedition.
Even more thrilling, you’ll come face-to-face with magnificent glaciers on a scenic cruise, and even hike on the massive ice caps themselves. Embark on a whitewater rafting adventure through the glacial river of Skagafjörður and trot through the scenic countryside on an Icelandic horse. Hike along, and even behind, some of the region’s most awe-inspiring waterfalls, including Seljalandsfoss and Goðafoss.
Unique culinary stories are also a large part of this vacation, as you learn to make bread baked using geothermal heat. You can also discover the secret to Iceland’s traditional smoking process.
Also in 2018, Adventures by Disney vacations to Germany, Costa Rica and Ireland have been reimagined, expanding upon the already rich authentic experiences and local storytelling of these destinations. In all, Adventures by Disney will offer trips to more than three dozen destinations in 2018.
Bookings for all 2018 vacations open May 19, 2017!
Looking for a great News Year’s Resolution? Resolve to see more of the world with your loved ones in 2017. How motivating would that goal be? And to make it even easier, Adventures by Disney can help by offering pre-planned trips to more than 30 destinations across six continents!
While Adventures by Disney offers vacation options all across this great nation, there are two destinations in particular that I’m eyeing:
Glamping under the stars at night then exploring Yellowstone National Park by day? On the Montana vacation you also stay at a Dude Ranch, zipline through Big Sky country, go whitewater rafting and more. It’s just the right amount of rugged to earn me bragging rights without leaving me sore!
Arizona & Utah
Confession time: I have never been to the Grand Canyon. This has been a destination on my “must” list for some time. If it is for you as well, a Grand Canyon tour with Adventures by Disney is definitely the way to go. You’ll also visit Arches National Park, explore the mesas of Monument Valley and more. It’s sure to be unforgettable.
If you’re looking for something more far-flung, resolving to travel to Europe is always a winner. From exploring the fjords of Norway to kayaking in the Greek isles to dancing the flamenco in Spain and beyond, there is so much beauty to behold on this continent. But if it’s your first trip abroad, or you’re looking to knock some “must sees” off your travel wish list, here are my suggestions:
Italy is a country that I’ll never grow tired of exploring. Adventures by Disney offers three different land trips that explore this culinary wonderland, but the classic destinations of Rome, Tuscany and Venice are always a great choice. Want to explore the famed Sistine Chapel after hours on a private tour? You got it. Attend an authentic pasta-making class at a Tuscan farm, sail through Venice on a gondola and more. Mama Mia, sign me up!
England and France
Scones and tea. Windsor Castle. The Eiffel Tower. Notre Dame Cathedral. What’s not to love about a trip to these iconic locales? Plus, on an Adventures by Disney England and France vacation you’ll tour the famous Louvre Museum; and while you’re admiring the Mona Lisa, the Junior Adventurers will take part in an interactive scavenger hunt. This is truly a trip that offers the best of two worlds.
Of course you can set your sights even higher and resolve to climb the Great Wall of China, snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, marvel at Machu Picchu or set off on an African safari. And Adventures by Disney can help you reach those goals as well! But whatever destination you choose, committing to making long-lasting travel memories with the people you hold most dear is a resolution you’ll never regret.
Earlier this year, Adventures by Disney® announced new river cruise itineraries for 2017, sailing along the Rhine River in Europe. And starting today, you have the chance to book an all-new Rhine River adventure designed specifically for foodies!
This 8-day, 7-night epicurean vacation sets sail on Oct. 21, 2017, allowing you to discover the unique culinary history and culture of four countries—Switzerland, France, Germany and the Netherlands. Onboard will be Disney Culinary Director John State and Master Sommelier Brian Koziol, who have worked hand-in-hand with Adventures by Disney to masterfully craft this premier gourmet sailing.
On this river cruise, you will:
Be immersed in gastronomic delights as you visit world-famous breweries, award-winning wineries and festive local pubs.
Expand your cooking repertoire with John State, the culinary director for Disneyland Resort, as he shares the authentic dishes of Europe during intimate gourmet demonstrations and workshops.
Learn about regional wines and food pairings as you visit the local vineyards with Brian Koziol, one of only 230 Master Sommeliers in the world.
From taking patisserie and tart flambé classes in France and strolling through German vineyards to discovering the secrets of Swiss cheese and touring the Heineken factory in Amsterdam, a variety of delicious experiences are available for you to uncover on this all-inclusive, adult exclusive adventure.
Adventures by Disney wants to encourage your family to get out there and explore America in 2016. That’s why today we’re introducing three new United States vacations that showcase the diverse destinations of Central Florida, Montana, and Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia.
Each of these weeklong trips is filled with activities unique to the destinations visited. On the Central Florida vacation you can enjoy backstage access and VIP experiences at Walt Disney World Resort theme parks, and experience the best of the Florida outdoors. From going behind-the-scenes at the all-new Rivers of Light nighttime spectacular at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and taking part in one-of-a-kind experiences with Disney Imagineers to exploring Central Florida’s unique natural wonders on land – by zipline, swamp buggy and on horseback – and on water in kayaks and aboard an airboat, there is truly something for everyone on this trip.
On the Montana trip you can take part in my personal favorite experience, glamorous camping! Also known as “glamping,” this experience allows you to get in touch with nature while exploring Yellowstone National Park during the centennial of the National Parks Service. Plus, you’ll also get hands-on at an authentic Dude ranch in Big Sky, complete with fun family activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and a private riverside cookout.
In Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia, master storytellers and encounters with characters from the past help make history come alive for your family in a fun, interactive way. Immersive adventures at some of America’s most iconic landmarks are paired with exciting yet educational activities, such as a fun-filled scavenger hunt through a 19th century mansion, hands-on experiences at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, a cruise down the Potomac River and more.
From exploring majestic landscapes to discovering American history and savoring a healthy dose of Disney magic, these new Adventures by Disney vacations offer families unforgettable ways to bond and explore America.
Contact your Kingdom Magic Vacations Travel Planner for more itinerary details.
This summer, Disney Cruise Line is once again charting a course in Europe. If you’re thinking of cruising this year (a tempting thought for most of us during the chilly winter months), be sure to explore options for enhancing your European cruise with tours from Adventures by Disney. Travel off the beaten path with your Adventure Guides and enjoy immersive experiences and VIP privileges along the way.
Northern European group guided port experiences from Adventures by Disney allow you to discover some of the best of every port. On the 7-Night Magic of the Fjords Cruise you’ll see the breathtaking beauty of the fjords and arctic mountain ranges as you walk the cobblestone streets of picturesque towns frozen in time.
Book a pre-cruise stay in Copenhagen with Adventures by Disney to explore castles and canals, modern architecture and Viking history. Pre-cruise stays in London include visits to castles and cathedrals that have witnessed centuries of weddings and royal events. You’ll also get some of the best this metropolitan city has to offer, including regional cuisine and modern attractions.
Prefer cruising the Mediterranean and soaking in the sights of Italy, France and Spain? On the 7-Night Mediterranean Magic cruise you can also discover the best of every port with special guided experiences from Adventures by Disney. From making gelato in Florence to basking in the sun on a private boat to Capri and learning the flamenco in Barcelona, you’ll be sure to enjoy experiences unlike anything you’ve done before!
Hosted by Adventure Guides, these vacation packages offer VIP experiences and opportunities that immerse your family in the culture and history of the places you visit. Adventures by Disney finds a way to make the incredibly easy process of cruising even more carefree … not to mention unforgettable!
Guests can enjoy new experiences in London including a meet and greet with a Beefeater at the Tower of London, and a speedboat journey down the River Thames. They’ll also explore the English countryside with a proper High Tea and scone-making activity, archery lessons, and an interactive scavenger hunt for dragons and knights at Windsor Castle.
Then, after a quick trip across the Channel, they’ll arrive in Paris to soak up the art and culture of this timeless metropolis.
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Adventure Insiders (Adventures by Disney past Guests) can enjoy a one-day early booking window today, June 9, 2015, before sales open to the general public tomorrow.
Adventures by Disney announces the introduction of its first-ever river cruising itineraries. Sailing with AmaWaterways, the travel industry’s premier luxury river cruise line, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for you to experience the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy.
In 2016, Adventures by Disney will offer sailings along the Danube River, allowing you to explore the iconic locations and hidden gems in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
These 8-day/7-night active departures will take you off the beaten path in search of the culture, art and unique stories intrinsic to each European city and town visited. From medieval activities at Devin castle in Bratislava and a walk along the tree tops in Kopfing to a visit of locations filmed in “The Sound of Music” in Salzburg and biking in every port, the opportunities for exploration are endless! Get a glimpse in this video!
As you explore, you will sail aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaViola, a river cruise ship that is being custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind. New family-friendly design elements include specific room configurations, including six sets of connecting staterooms, as well as some rooms and suites that accommodate three- and four-person families, and other unique details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations.
Onboard activities will offer something for everyone. Adults can enjoy wine tasting, music, dancing and an onboard fitness center, along with some of the finest cuisine and service available, while Junior Adventures can enjoy activity nights, movies, karaoke, relay games, life-size chess lessons, video games and more. Teens will also find activities created specifically for them.
These exclusive Adventures by Disney sailings will take place July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28 and July 28 – Aug. 4, 2016. A special holiday themed sailing, departing Dec. 22, 2016, will also include visits to the renowned Christmas markets in Budapest and Vienna, a Vienna Boys Choir Christmas performance in the Hofburg Palace Chapel and a special holiday menu lunch.
And, if you are looking for even greater immersion into local culture, you can add an Adventures by Disney guided 3-day/2-night pre- or post-stay land package in Prague, Czech Republic, which includes a variety of active experiences, such as a cultural immersion tour of Prague with a local guide, dinner at Folklore Garden with traditional music and dance, a Prague river cruise featuring monuments and architectural highlights and much more.
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Imagine traveling around the world and vacationing like a VIP in some of the world’s most incredible destinations. With Adventures by Disney you can do just that!
An Adventures by Disney vacation includes admission and private access to popular attractions, behind-the-scenes tours, and front-of-the-line access, all with world-class Disney hospitality.
Adventures by Disney trips offer front-of-the-line access to locations and opportunities that would often be difficult to experience without Disney. Here are just a few of the incredible VIP experiences you can have.
The sights, the tastes and the history of Italy make this popular destination a must visit. But imagine having the Sistine Chapel all to yourself? When you travel to Italy with Adventures by Disney you can explore some of Michelangelo’s magnificent achievements as your Adventure Guides take you on a private, after-hours visit to the Vatican City Museum and Sistine Chapel with a local expert.
Take a trip “down under” to Australia to see the largest coral reef system in the world, the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders on Earth. And with Adventures by Disney Australia vacation you’ll enjoy the knowledge provided by a private marine biologist who joins your journey and can answer any questions as you snorkel around the reef, or view it from 3 feet below the surface on a semi-submersible vessel.
What could be better than visiting the Louvre museum in Paris? How about dining just steps away from the Mona Lisa in a room with a seriously impressive view? On the Adventures by Disney France itinerary you can enjoy an exquisite farewell dinner in a private room at the Louvre overlooking its famed glass pyramid entrance in the Cour Napoléon.
Enjoy a rustic but luxurious stay at the historic Brooks Lake Lodge, which is reserved exclusively for Adventures by Disney Wyoming vacation guests during your stay. As awe-inspiring as the day it was founded, this historic lodge offers incredible views of Wyoming’s mountainous landscape, as well as access to activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing and archery.
Combine a behind-the-magic private tour of the Walt Disney Studios, exclusive access at Walt Disney Imagineering and the Jim Henson Company Studios, a unique visit to Walt Disney’s apartment inside Disneyland park, a 2-day VIP experience at Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure park with special Disney’s FASTPASS service and reserved parade seating, and you’ve just begun to scratch the surface of all the special, behind-the-scenes treats in store for you on an Adventures by Disney vacation to Southern California.
From a private catamaran excursion in Costa Rica to dance lessons in a Broadway theater in New York City, you can enjoy an array of other VIP experiences with Adventures by Disney.