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Adventures by Disney Offers Three New Short Escape Vacations for 2019

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Today, Adventures by Disney revealed the latest additions to our expanding line-up of Short Escape vacations: three brand-new adventures in Boston, London and Vancouver, Canada, launching next year!

Short Escapes are two- to four-night adventures in iconic destinations that can be booked as stand-alone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans. Just like all of our trips, these itineraries feature must-see attractions, hands-on activities and opportunities to discover hidden gems, and each one is filled with all the authentic experiences, VIP service, special access and signature Disney storytelling that set Adventures by Disney vacations apart.

Bookings for new Short Escapes open Sept. 20, 2018. Read on to discover all that’s in store on these exciting itineraries …

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Best of Boston – Past and Present
On the new four-day, three-night Short Escape itinerary in Boston, travelers will discover treasured American history and spirited contemporary culture.

Guests will be immersed in the city’s legendary stories during privately guided tours along the Freedom Trail and the Old North Church—where many famous moments of the American Revolution took place—and a special after-hours visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum that concludes with a private dinner steeped in the city’s storied roots. Other family-friendly excursions and activities include rowing along the Charles River, biking the city on a private adventure, exploring the grounds of Harvard Yard, and indulging in a delicious buffet of seafood, chicken, corn-on-the-cob and more at a private New England clambake on Thompson Island.

The new Boston Short Escape is available on select dates in May through October 2019.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a brand-new Short Escape itinerary in London, where adventurers will revel in the royal treatment with VIP experiences in one of the world’s most iconic cities. The itinerary includes a private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, a high-speed boat ride along the River Thames and a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, the revered site of royal coronations and weddings. (Mark Ashman, photographer)

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Bucket List Getaway in London
Our guests will revel in the royal treatment with VIP experiences in one of the world’s most iconic cities during the new three-day, two-night Short Escape in London, which can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or as a pre-cruise add-on to Disney Cruise Line sailings out of nearby Dover, England.

The itinerary is filled with exceptional experiences, including a once-in-a-lifetime, private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels led by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden; a private, high-speed thrill ride in a rib boat along the River Thames; and a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, the revered site of royal coronations and weddings. Families will also witness the time-honored tradition of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.

The new London Short Escape is available on select dates in July, August and September 2019.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a brand-new Short Escape itinerary in Vancouver, Canada, where adventurers will discover unparalleled views of the city’s lush natural surroundings during exciting outdoor activities like ziplining and gondola rides at Grouse Mountain, a privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and a morning bike ride through Stanley Park. (Diana Zalucky, photographer)

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City Highlights and Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver
Active adventures and culinary delights await on the new three-day, two-night Short Escape itinerary in Vancouver, which can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or as the perfect complement to a Disney Cruise Line Alaska voyage.

Guests will discover unparalleled views of the city’s lush natural surroundings during exciting outdoor activities like ziplining and gondola rides at Grouse Mountain, a privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and a morning bike ride through Stanley Park. They’ll get a taste of the city’s thriving culinary scene during a “foodie” walking tour of Granville Island’s famous Public Market, and there’s even a special scavenger hunt expedition just for Junior Adventurers while adults unwind with beer and wine flights at a local tasting room.

The trip also features early morning access to Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bear habitat, where guests can observe bears up-close, learn from a local bear expert and enjoy a private breakfast with amazing views. Other highlights include photo-worthy encounters with lively lumberjacks, birds of prey and towering totem poles.

The new Vancouver Short Escape is available on select dates in May through September 2019.

Have a Royal Adventure on the Adventures by Disney England and France Vacation

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Thanks to the royal baby and the royal wedding, everyone has royalty on the mind! For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to snag a proposal from a prince, experiencing the splendor and romance of England’s first family is as easy as taking a trip across the pond on the Adventures by Disney England and France vacation.

The trip starts at Westminster Abbey, the beautiful cathedral that has been the site of countless coronations and royal weddings – including the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. And, what is a monarchy without their Crown Jewels? The crown’s finest royal artifacts will steal the show during a special, private tour of the Tower of London!

Visit Windsor Castle, the Queen’s favorite weekend getaway. Home to British royalty since the 11th century, the castle features grand buildings and stunning grounds. The chapel on castle grounds is where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said “I do.”

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With Adventures by Disney you’ll also savor afternoon tea at Guildhall, the historic venue of glittering banquets with heads of state, dignitaries and the royal family since the 12th century. Fun fact: Guildhall was the backdrop for the wedding of Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.

England is just the beginning of this romantic royal adventure. Next you’ll travel to France, home to the historic, glitzy and glamorous Palace of Versailles and Paris, arguably the most romantic city in the world. With Adventures by Disney you’ll feel like kings and queens as you see it all!

These are just a few of the regal activities included in the Adventures by Disney England and France vacation.

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Take in the Great Outdoors During the Adventures by Disney Canada Vacation

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Adventures by Disney recently unveiled its lineup of 2019 itineraries, including a reimagined trip to the Canadian Rockies during the Adventures by Disney Canada vacation. With awe-inspiring mountains, unforgettable wildlife and lush scenery as far as the eye can see, this amazing destination is on my “must visit” list, and I can’t picture a better way to see this breathtaking province than with Adventures by Disney.

Unplug and become one with nature as you take part in all-new Western-themed activities in Calgary. Release your inner cowboy as you tour a working ranch with the family that has owned it for five generations. History will come to life as ranchers enchant you with tales of the first cowboys of Canada. And, with hands-on demonstrations, you’ll become part of the ranch’s story yourself.

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Savor the sights of the region as you walk alongside majestic bison and elk, and visit one the most picturesque places in the world, Banff National Park. Here you’ll take in the views of stunning glaciers as you walk a glass platform hundreds of feet in the sky and soar 7,500 feet in a gondola ride to the summit of Sulphur Mountain.

The grandeur of the trip will come alive as you visit the colossal Columbia Icefield and journey along Lake Louise, a vibrant blue lake surrounded by astounding peaks that climb into the sky. You’ll truly see why the great outdoors make for the perfect backdrop for lifelong family memories.

Booking for the reimagined Adventures by Disney Canada vacation, and more than 50 other Adventures by Disney vacations, are now open. It’s never too early to start planning your 2019 adventure!

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Explore Europe on the 2019 Seine River Cruise with Adventures by Disney

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There are few places in the world that rival France when it comes to romantic ambience and unforgettable food. Now, Adventures by Disney guests will have a new way to explore this scenic destination – aboard an all-new Seine river cruise vacation, launching in summer 2019! You can explore France while you sail down the Seine during the new 2019 Seine River Cruise with Adventures by Disney.

This 10-day, 9-night Seine adventure combines two days exploring Paris on land, followed by eight days of cruising to picturesque French destinations such as Normandy, Conflans, Vernon and more. Sailing with AmaWaterways, a premier luxury river cruise line, the popular Adventures by Disney river cruises allow families to explore the heart of Europe in a way that’s active, immersive and easy.

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Along the way guests will savor unique culinary experiences; enjoy guided tours of Paris icons, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre; visit stunning castles; delight in active excursions such as biking, canoeing, horseback riding, a ropes course and hiking; and more.

Adult-only epicurean themed sailings on the Seine River will also be offered in Fall 2019.

Adventures by Disney will continue to offer a mix of family and adult-only departures of their popular Danube and Rhine river cruises. In total, Adventures by Disney guests will have a record-breaking 21 river cruise sailings on three European rivers to choose from in 2019.

Check out river cruising highlights from the Danube, Rhine and Seine vacations in this video!

Bookings for 2019 Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations are now open!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Adventures by Disney Germany Itinerary Heads to Berlin in 2018

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Germany is one of my favorite countries in Europe to visit for the culture, cuisine, history and beauty of this country. And, now there will be yet another reason to head back to this charming country – in 2018, the Adventures by Disney Germany vacation will take travelers to Berlin, for the first time ever.

This newly reimagined Adventures by Disney Germany trip will still include a visit to the storybook town of Rothenburg, as well as a mesmerizing tour of the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle. But, next year you’ll also have the chance to experience both the South and the North of Germany in a whole new way.

Grab a Bavarian pretzel because these are the top five “must-do” activities on this Adventures by Disney Germany itinerary:

1. Bike along the Berlin Wall
New for 2018, take a scenic trip on a train from Bamberg to the storied city of Berlin. While in Berlin, bike along the Berlin Wall, an iconic symbol of the Cold War. Prepare to be blown away by the unique mix of old and new, including stunning architecture and a vibrant art scene.

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2. Explore Neuschwanstein Castle
Journey to the idyllic grounds of Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular castles in all of Europe, for a fairytale-esque tour of this 19th-century masterpiece. Fun fact: This architectural marvel was Walt Disney’s inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Park!

3. Master the Art of Graffiti
Also new for 2018, learn firsthand how the vivid street art of Berlin’s Gendarmenmarkt got its start. Beginning in the vibrant streets of Kreuzberg and Friedrichhain, the tour will conclude at Humboldthain Music Club for a colorful Graffiti workshop, where you can create a graffiti canvas of your own.

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4. Journey to Rothenburg
Travel to the Bavarian village of Rothenburg, which served as the inspiration for Pinocchio’s village. Take in the view of the cobblestone streets lined with half-timbered houses, and learn to twist pretzels from the head chef at the Striffler Bakery.

5. Indulge in German Fare
Speaking of food, Germany offers a variety of culinary adventures. One of the best experiences will be your dinner at the world famous Hofbrauhaus! Enjoy partaking in a meal of traditional and scrumptious Bavarian fare.

Start planning your Adventures by Disney Germany vacation today!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Adventures by Disney Germany Itinerary Includes Architecture and Adventures

Adventures by Disney Germany Itinerary

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Adventures by Disney Germany Itinerary Includes Baroque Architecture and Treetop Adventures

Amidst the treetops and majestic Alps lies one of the most breathtaking baroque cities in Germany: Passau. This stop on the unforgettable Adventures by Disney Danube River cruise takes you on a walking tour through the “City of Three Rivers” and a trek along the treetops, and culminates with a celebration in true German fashion (Hint: it includes beer).

Enjoy a quaint stroll through the city of Passau led by a costumed local guide who takes you on a journey through the past. Highlights of the tour include experiencing the power of St. Stephen’s Cathedral’s more than 17,000 pipe organ and participating in a marzipan-making activity that will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Then reach for the sky and walk along the treetops as you climb the famous Tree Path in Kopfing for an awe-inspiring view of the Alps. End your day German-style with an Oktoberfest celebration featuring local performers, music, folk dancing, pretzels and of course, beer. Prost!

Now is the time to take advantage of the limited time special rates on select 2017 Adventures by Disney vacation packages, including this one! Contact us for details!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Chill Out at Frozen on Broadway with Adventures by Disney New York City in 2018

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In 2018, guests on the Adventures by Disney New York City Long Weekend trip will be able to experience the excitement of Disney’s newest musical, Frozen on Broadway.

Your family is 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 though. 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!

Will you be visiting New York City and Frozen on Broadway next year with Adventures by Disney?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Top Six Culinary Experiences on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise

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Many travelers love to experience new destinations, especially their cultures and food. If you consider yourself to be a foodie, you probably love the local specialties of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. You can sample them all on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise. Here are the top six culinary experiences on the Adventures by Disney Danube River cruise!

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Delight in Regional Cuisine
Eating the local specialties is a “must do” on any vacation. And on the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise you can savor a wide array of delicious regional cuisine both on and off the ship.

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Savor Top-Notch Fare Onboard
Yes, the river cruise ship offers buffets, made-to-order omelet stations and more delicious carbs than you could possibly consume in one week, but meals onboard are also a true epicurean delight. Nightly dinner includes the region’s famous wines and beers, and the ship’s complimentary Chef’s Table offers hand-crafted dining creations that rival Michelin Star establishments back on land.

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Play with Your Food
Even if you are not an aspiring chef, you can learn how sausage and other delicacies are made. While sailing on the Danube, you can explore the many uses for apricots on an Austrian farm, reap the benefits of a perfected wine-making process, try your hand at sculpting marzipan and learn how to make a pretty perfect strudel.

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Prost! During a Themed Oktoberfest Celebration
Who doesn’t love beer, pretzels and accordion music? The Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise honors the Bavarian celebration of Oktoberfest in epic style with a special themed party that’s fun, and tasty, for the whole family.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
When you’re on vacation dessert is an absolute “must,” and sailing along Europe’s Danube River means you’re in for some real treats. Sweet jam-filled cookies, rich black forest cake, the legendary sacher torte, and more! Be sure to save room for these delicious, envy-inducing, Instagram-worthy morsels.

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Warm Up with Winter Weather Favorites
Adventures by Disney also offers a unique wintertime sailing along the Danube each December and there’s no tastier time to visit Europe. Warm up with hot chocolate and mulled wine, sink your teeth into spiced gingerbread and take in the intoxicating sweet aroma that fills the air during this festive season.

So yummy! And best of all, right now you can take advantage of special savings with $700 off* select staterooms (double occupancy required)—or $350 per person—on your dream Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise! Just be sure to book this limited time offer by Oct. 20, 2017.

*$350 per person (or $700 per stateroom with double occupancy required) discount is based on the non-discounted prevailing river cruise package price as quoted on AdventuresByDisney.com for the applicable departure date on the date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Offer valid on a limited number of select staterooms and stateroom categories (note that suites are excluded). Bookings are subject to availability. Valid on new bookings only. Discount not applicable towards deposit. Offer is not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part and cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise package booked. Void where prohibited. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to restrictions and Adventures by Disney’s standard Terms and Conditions.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

2018 Adventures by Disney Food and Wine Sailings Announce Hosts

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If you are a fan of the annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll be sure to love the 2018 Adventures by Disney Food and 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.

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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 November 13, 2017.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Visit Iceland with Adventures by Disney in 2018

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Adventures by Disney added a new destination for next year’s itineraries – Iceland! You will have the opportunity to visit Iceland with Adventures by Disney 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 Adventures by Disney vacations are now available!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote.