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If the thought of planning another breakfast at Chef Mickey’s or juggling the family’s Fastpass bookings is driving you mad, there’s a better way to do Disney. Adventures By Disney’s global group travel is quite possibly the best vacation Disney offers — and one even Galactic Heroes may not know about.

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Today, Adventures by Disney® announced its newest destination – Iceland! In 2018, guests can explore the diverse landscapes of this country and discover the natural powers of majestic waterfalls, massive glaciers and stunning volcanos. This new 8-day, 7-night, action-packed vacation will immerse Guests in the rich Icelandic culture and unparalleled natural beauty that joins forces through this land of fire and ice.

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 2018, Adventures by Disney® will offer unique “Beauty and the Beast” themed activities on their Rhine river cruise vacations! On these sailings, guests will be immersed in a tale as old as time during a “Beauty and the Beast” themed dinner, and enjoy other unique culinary experiences inspired by the new live-action film from Walt Disney Pictures.

Families can enjoy screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film onboard, then become part of this beloved story as they tour Riquewihr, an idyllic French village that is as picturesque as Belle’s hometown from the movie.

Get a closer look in this video!


Our Clients can make this holiday season more unforgettable than ever by giving the gift of an an Adventures by Disney®vacation. And now, it’s even easier during our 7-Days of Savings. Our Clients can save $250 per person – a savings of $1,000 for a family of four – on select 2017 European departures on all available dates from March 1-Sept. 30, 2017, when they book Nov. 22-29, 2016. They can choose from six popular destinations including Italy & the Amalfi Coast, Central Europe, Greece, Spain, Germany, and London and Paris itineraries.

Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

$250 per person Discount taken from the non-discounted prevailing European Land Package price as quoted on on date of booking (“Regular Rate”). Regular Rates vary by departure date. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the Package booked.  Valid for new bookings only. Bookings must be made through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. Discount not applicable towards deposit. Packages subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Offer valid for U.S. Residents only. Subject to change without notice. See for additional Terms and Conditions.


Adventures by Disney® was honored in the 2016 Cruise Critics Editors’ Picks Awards as “Best River Cruise for Families” in the River Cruise Lines category.

The Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards are chosen by Cruise Critic’s international team of editors, based on the lines and ships they feel best represent excellence in each of the designated categories.

Don’t Forget! You can save $500 per person on select categories for the 2017 summer sailings of Adventures by Disney® Danube River Cruises when you book by Dec. 20, 2016.


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 their 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 they 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 your Clients to uncover on this all-inclusive, adult exclusive adventure.


Adventures by Disney® is excited to once again offer departures of the Winter in Wyoming trip. This enchanting itinerary showcases the breathtaking beauty and stunning natural wonders of winter in Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park.

Our Clients will dash through the snow-covered countryside on a dog sled, soak in the invigorating waters of Granite Hot Springs and discover the glory of winter in Yellowstone National Park with its snow-covered mountains, steaming geysers and majestic wildlife roaming the countryside.

This 5-day/4-night winter adventure departs on Jan. 14, 2017 and Feb. 12, 2017.

Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

Adventures by Disney Introduces New 2017 Itineraries

Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, recently revealed new itineraries for 2017, including an expansion of popular river cruising vacations with AmaWaterways, as well as enhancements to family journeys to China and Australia.

New European River Cruise Sailings on the Rhine River
Sailing with AmaWaterways, the premier luxury river cruise line, Adventures by Disney river cruises offer a new way for families to experience the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy. In addition to offering a second season of Danube River sailings, Adventures by Disney will expand offerings to include sailings along the Rhine River in 2017. The new Rhine River itinerary gives adventurous travelers the opportunity to experience the beauty of four countries – France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.

Combining the award-winning service and luxury of AmaWaterways with the proven family travel expertise of Adventures by Disney, these river cruise sailings offer a vacation experience that is all-inclusive and hassle-free. Designed with guests of all ages in mind, travelers can customize their trip to fit their family’s needs by choosing from a variety of activity options offered at ports along the Rhine River and onboard each day.

“Last year, river cruising itineraries on the Danube River sold out rapidly, proving that families are eager to enjoy this immersive and luxurious new way to travel through Europe with Adventures by Disney,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “For 2017 we dreamt even bigger, expanding our offerings to include not only the already popular Danube sailings, but also exciting new experiences along the Rhine River. Here we can make unforgettable vacation memories a reality for even more travelers by offering family river cruise sailings that are effortless, personalized and exhilarating.”

Guests will sail on the Rhine River aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaKristina, a river cruise ship being custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind. Family-friendly design elements include sets of connecting staterooms and suites, some of which accommodate three- and four-person families, and other details that lend themselves to luxury family vacations. Adventures by Disney has also worked closely with AmaWaterways to reimagine shipboard spaces and activities, offering unique programming for kids, teens and adults.

Highlights of the eight-day/seven-night adventures include:

  • Ride a toboggan, hike along a waterfall or zipline through the Black Forest.
  • Visit the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle.
  • Enjoy tubing, snow biking, curling and more at Germany’s first indoor ski hall.
  • Explore the Alsace Region of France by canoe or on horseback.
  • Get hands-on during clog painting and a cheese making demonstration in Holland.
  • Bike along the Rhine River, within the German wine countryside, through towns and beyond.
  • Savor unique local dining, including Swiss fondue, a French macaron cooking class, German chocolate tasting and more.

A post-cruise land package is also available in Amsterdam at the conclusion of the Rhine sailings, offering a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kinderdijk and a private farewell dinner.

“AmaWaterways is ecstatic to continue working with Adventures by Disney, further expanding the options for family travelers seeking a unique way to explore Europe,” said Kristin Karst, co-owner and executive vice president of AmaWaterways. “A Rhine River cruise with Adventures by Disney, aboard the beautiful AmaKristina, will offer families an immersive, unforgettable experience. They will have the chance to witness firsthand the beauty, history and culture of the region’s most breathtaking destinations, while creating memories that will last a lifetime!”

Enhanced Itineraries to Visit Shanghai Disney Resort in China, Gold Coast in Australia
Also new for 2017 are enhancements to Adventures by Disney vacations to China and Australia. With the June opening of Shanghai Disney Resort, the China itinerary has been reimagined to include a visit to this exciting new destination. Here Adventures by Disney guests will explore the newest Disney theme park with VIP tour guides, offering a truly world-class experience. In Australia, travelers will now enjoy time on the beautiful Gold Coast, including kayaking on Bryon Bay, whale and dolphin spotting, an excursion to Mt. Tamborine and more.

New United States Vacations Allow Travelers to Discover America
The new 2017 itineraries join an existing lineup of more than 35 other guided group vacations to destinations on six continents, including three recently announced vacations to the diverse United States locales of Central Florida, Montana, and Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia. Debuting in summer 2016, each of these weeklong trips is filled with activities unique to the destinations. In Central Florida, families will enjoy unprecedented backstage access and VIP experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, airboat through Florida marshlands and thrill to a visit to the “Space Coast.” Montana offers glamorous camping, or “glamping,” near Yellowstone National Park and a stay at a dude ranch in Big Sky. And American history comes alive during a visit to the nation’s capital, and the United States’ first capital city.

Whether travelers are setting sail in Europe, exploring exotic destinations in far-off lands or savoring the majesty of America’s national parks, Adventures by Disney offers exceptional service and hands-on, active experiences that appeal to travelers of all ages.

Bookings for all 2017 vacations open on April 22, 2016. For more details and to book reservations, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.


Adventures by Disney® is offering a new Walt Disney World Resort and Central Florida vacation. And today, we’re excited to give you a closer look at this brand new guided group itinerary!

The trip begins with a private dinner at the Chef’s Kitchen at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here, guests will meet highly-acclaimed chefs, watch as they create culinary masterpieces and feast on those creations in a VIP setting. It’s the first of many unique dining experiences guests will enjoy on this itinerary – from a private breakfast at the all-new Tiffins at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and privately catered meals at Rafiki’s Planet Watch and the Living Seas VIP Lounge to a private dessert party during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and more!

Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

But the unforgettable experiences don’t stop with food. Guests will also have the opportunity to go backstage (and get VIP seating) at “Rivers of Light” – the new nighttime show debuting this spring at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. They’ll view sealife from behind-the-scenes at The Seas at Epcot®, tour the Magic Kingdom® Park with an Imagineer and explore the famous underground Utilidor. Plus, they’ll enjoy a private Animal Kingdom safari, VIP viewing of the Festival of Fantasy parade, VIP ride access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Toy Story Midway Mania and much more!

And, while visiting Walt Disney World Resort, guests will also have the chance to explore Central Florida – including a visit to Kennedy Space Center Complex and lunch with an astronaut, kayaking Shingle Creek, air boating on Lake Tohopekaliga, and zip line or horseback riding at Forever Florida.

During this 7-day/6-night itinerary,guests will enjoy accommodations at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows. They’ll also receive 7-day Walt Disney World Resort Park Hopper® Tickets and get special access to attractions.

Contact Travel Agents, Scott and Becky Donahue, of Wish Upon a Star With Us to plan and book your vacation.

Adventures by Disney Offers New Ways to Explore America in 2016

Adventures by Disney, an award-winning leader in guided group travel worldwide, has announced three new United States vacations available beginning this summer. Exhilarating, educational and entertaining, these vacations showcase the diverse destinations of Central Florida, Montana, and Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia, offering families unforgettable ways to bond and explore America.

Each of these weeklong trips is filled with activities unique to the destinations visited. In Central Florida, families will enjoy unprecedented backstage access and VIP experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, airboat through Florida marshlands and thrill in a visit to the “Space Coast.” Montana offers glamorous camping, or “glamping,” near Yellowstone National Park and a stay at a dude ranch in Big Sky. And American history comes alive during a visit to the nation’s capital, and the United States’ first capital city.

“Adventures by Disney is proud to showcase the majestic landscapes, riveting history and diverse experiences available throughout America on these and other itineraries,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president of Adventures by Disney. “Now is a wonderful time to explore the United States, and with the addition of these vacations we’ve found new ways to offer exciting, varied activities that appeal to every member of the family.”

Highlights of these new Adventures by Disney itineraries include:

Walt Disney World Resort & Central Florida
This unforgettable and unprecedented trip includes backstage access and magical VIP experiences at the Walt Disney World theme parks, exclusive dining opportunities, outdoor adventures in the wilds of Florida, a private lunch with an astronaut and more.

  • Take part in a privately guided safari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and go behind the scenes of the revolutionary Rivers of Light show before taking a VIP seat to enjoy this new nighttime spectacular.
  • Savor unique world-class dining opportunities, such as an exclusive dinner at Disney’s Contemporary Resort chef’s kitchen.
  • Learn how Disney magic is created and receive special behind-the-scenes access during one-of-a-kind experiences with Walt Disney Imagineers.
  • Enjoy special Disney FastPass+ selections at the Walt Disney World theme parks, including premium access to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Toy Story Mania! and other popular attractions.
  • Explore Central Florida’s unique natural wonders on land – by zipline, swamp buggy and on horseback – and on water in kayaks and aboard an airboat.
  • Go in-depth with an astronaut and learn firsthand what it takes to soar into space.

This exhilarating adventure includes “glamping” (glamorous camping) adjacent to Yellowstone National Park, a dude ranch experience in beautiful Big Sky, and active excursions through amazing natural landscapes.

  • Enjoy the adventure and serenity of upscale camping, explore nature while biking in the backcountry and listen to storytelling under the stars.
  • Get hands-on at an authentic dude ranch complete with fun family activities like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and a private riverside cookout.
  • Experience the wonders of Yellowstone National Park during the centennial of the National Parks Service and witness the explosive power of Old Faithful.

Washington, D.C. & Philadelphia
Experience American history in an exciting, interactive way as it comes alive on this immersive adventure at some of America’s most iconic landmarks, including delightful encounters with characters from the past, a fun-filled scavenger hunt and storytelling at every stop along the way.

  • Delight in a sweeping tour of Philadelphia on a privately guided trolley excursion to remarkable landmarks such as the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Reading Terminal Market.
  • Walk in the footsteps of such historical figures as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Rosswhile visiting Washington, D.C. landmarks, including the Capitol, Library of Congress, the Newseum and more.
  • Discover the history of Gettysburg on a fun, interactive tour that details this famous battle, President Lincoln’s speech and the lifestyle of the era.

These new adventures join an existing line-up of more than 30 other Adventures by Disney guided group vacations to some of the world’s most exciting destinations. Two Disney-trained Adventure Guides, along with local experts, ensure that every detail of the vacation is taken care of, allowing travelers to create everlasting memories without the stress of planning.

For more details and to book reservations, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent.