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The Possibilities Are Endless on the Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise

The Possibilities Are Endless on the Adventures by Disney Rhine River Cruise

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.

Iceland Joins Lineup of Adventures by Disney Vacations in 2018

Iceland Joins Lineup of Adventures by Disney Vacations in 2018

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.

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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.

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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!

NEW Adventures by Disney Food & Wine Themed River Cruise

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!

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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.

Visit our Adventures by Disney page or call your Travel Agent today!

Adventures by Disney Announces New American Vacations for 2016

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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Pasta Making In Italy With Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, we learn how to make pasta with Leslie and Rick Howard on the Italy  Adventures by Disney!

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Experience Adventures by Disney on a Disney Cruise Line European Getaway

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.

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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.

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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!


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Touring Italy With Adventures By Disney and Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, Rick and Leslie share memories from their amazing Adventures by Disney journey through Italy and we also get a visit from Dusty, the Adventures by Disney Guide!

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Adventures By Disney With Travel With Rick

This week on Travel With Rick, Rick is joined by Dusty, an Adventures by Disney Guide to discuss all the incredible Adventures by Disney destinations and what makes traveling with AbD so special!

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Travel With Rick Year In Review 2015

It’s been an incredible year on Travel With Rick and this week, John and Rick sit down to chat about all the amazing destinations, food, and friends that they met along the way.  Plus stayed tuned for some bloopers at the end!

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Adventures By Disney Announces New 2016 Departure Dates

In 2016, Adventures by Disney itineraries will include over 30 destinations to choose from across six continents, including a reimagined England & France vacation.

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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.

To find out more about this re-imagined itineraries, Click Here.

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 Adds More Danube River Cruise Sailings

Last month Adventures by Disney launched all-new river cruise itineraries for 2016. These itineraries were so popular with our guests that now we’re excited to announce two additional river cruise vacations on the Danube river in Europe, sailing on August 4, 2016, as well as a special holiday-themed departure on December 15, 2016!

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Sailing with AmaWaterways, the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise vacation offers families the opportunity to discover Europe in a unique and immersive way, while visiting iconic locations and wondrous sites in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

On these 8-day, 7-night vacations, guests will experience the captivating culture and authenticity each European country and city has to offer, while only having to unpack once. Whether sliding down a mineshaft in Salzburg, sipping wine from local vineyards in Melk or even learning a traditional Austrian dance, guests will be in awe of the beauty and adventures each destination offers. With countless activities and sights to see, these river cruise vacations offer maximum port time for exploration.

For more information on Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise itineraries, click on the link below.

Top 5: Active Experiences on an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise

An Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise vacation has countless active adventures in store. With so many different options to choose from,  it  may difficult to select only one activity. Nonetheless, we did our best, and here are our top five favorite active experiences on an Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise.

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Climb Around The Famous Tree Path Kopfing
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Austrian Alps as you venture on the famous Tree Tops Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers and soak in the unforgettable view of the surrounding forest and snow-capped mountains (just don’t look down). Your nature guide will show you the way as you climb along rope bridges, and a giant slide and fun-filled playground await exploration for the Junior Adventurers!

Take in All the Fun Activities at Lazar Equestrian Park
In Budapest, Hungary, challenge your friends to a spirited goulash making competition. I can guarantee you this will be one delicious competition! Then explore Lazar Equestrian Park and discover new music as you listen to live traditional Hungarian folklore musicians, take a carriage ride, see the famous “csikósok” (Hungarian cowboys), enjoy an entertaining horse show and meet the animals up close at a petting zoo.

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Dancing and Swimming in the Danube
Dance the day away in Melk, Austria during your traditional Austrian dance lesson, and enjoy a lively fish barbeque demonstration. Then get a taste of the local flavors with marmalade making, wine and juice tasting, and a fun opportunity to take a splash in the Danube!

Take a Wild Ride in a Salt Mine
Step into the Salt Mines of Hallein and get ready for a thrill that you can’t do anywhere else as you zoom down a mineshaft slide. Take a raft through the underground salt mines and learn about this Austrian “white gold.” Whether you decide to soak up the view of the stunning mines or see who slid down the slide fastest, you are sure to discover the thrills that lie within.

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Enjoy a Bike Ride to Klosterneuberg Abbey
Get ready for a bike ride to remember as you pedal your way from Vienna, Austria to the stunning Klosterneuberg Abbey. The breathtaking path to the Abbey is truly unforgettable and, after arrival, you’ll continue to marvel while viewing world-famous artwork.

For those craving a little more serene experience, an Adventures by Disney River Cruise offers a multitude of activity options in each city and town visited, so there truly is something for everyone. With so many activities to enjoy, which one are you most excited about?


Adventures By Disney Announces River Cruise Itineraries

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.

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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.

Call 866-972-6244 or CLICK HERE to request your free quote!

VIP Experiences On Adventures By Disney

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.

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Italy
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.

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Australia
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.

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France
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.

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Wyoming
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.

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Southern California
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.


Start planning your Adventures by Disney today!

Four Must-Visit Places In Scotland

From mist shrouded mountains and lush rolling hills, to picturesque rivers and stunning beaches, Scotland is arguably one of the most breathtaking places in the world. It is also a land of castles, rich history,cultural heritage, and home to Princess Merida from Pixar’s Brave.  With so many destination options to choose from in Scotland, here is a list of the top 4 must-visit places to get you started.

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Edinburgh
Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital and a great place to start your Scottish adventure. This historic city is home to world famous attractions like the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle, and the splendid Holyrood Palace. It also boasts a busy calendar of cultural events, with most festivals taking place in the summer (August to early September). For thrill seekers, scaling Arthur’s Seat (an extinct volcano) to see the sun setting over the city is well worth the effort. History and architectural buffs will fall in love with Edinburgh’s architectural landscape, where modern and ancient structures rub shoulders in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Gothic churches and medieval places line the city streets in the old town while the new town exudes a modern ambiance with its Georgian grandeur.

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Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and boasts of having been crowned the European titles of City of Culture and City of Architecture and Design. Lavish Victorian and Edwardian buildings remain standing to this day in the city centre. You can choose to explore the many galleries, museums and restaurants that are scattered all across Glasgow. There are also many green spaces and parks that offer a peaceful retreat from the busy surrounding streets.

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Isle of Skye
Touted for having some of the best coastal views in the UK, Isle of Skye is a Mecca for beach lovers. It is one of the most frequented isles among Scotland’s Hebrides Islands. From sandy beaches with soaring mountains in the backdrop, to windswept moorlands, the island’s landscape leaves most visitors awestruck. Rock climbers and hikers can take on adventurous trips on the Cuillin Hill Mountains. In addition, Isle of Skye is home to abundant wildlife as well as a vibrant culture and heritage.

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Glencoe
Nestled in the Western Highlands, Glencoe is Scotland’s most scenic mountain valley. Loch (lake) Laven faces the glen (valley), which is overshadowed by the peaks of the Three Sister mountain range. If you are the adventurous type, take on an epic hike through the Lost Valley, or scale one of the many mountains in Glencoe. For an easy climb, ride the Glencoe Chairlift, which takes you from the valley floor up to 2,200 feet in just 12 minutes. People of all ages can enjoy this ride as they soar above the waterfalls and take in panoramic views of Rannoch Moor.

These four must visit destinations of Scotland are just a tip of the iceberg. Scotland has a lot more to offer so much so that you could spend a whole year in this destination and not see everything. With these four destinations, why not start planning a memorable trip and get to see the best of Scotland today?

Adventures by Disney even has a tour of Scotland based off Pixar’s Brave so you can experience that land of Princess Merida for yourself!


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