Imagine arriving in Venice, Italy. You get off the train, fight the crowds to collect your bags, and wander the labyrinth of cobble stone alleys and bridges, dragging your bags with you as you try to find your hotel.
Magical, huh? Ha ha ha. This is the typical arrival to most destinations when traveling abroad (it was for us!).
How about this instead? You arrive in Venice on the first class car of the train, comfortable and well fed (for sure some wine was also enjoyed... it IS Italy, after all!). You follow your guide outside the train station where gondolas are waiting for you. You step in and they begin singing to you as they steer you through the canals of this breathtaking city on the water. They pull up to your hotel and escort you inside, where your guide is waiting to hand you your room key with your bags already waiting inside your room for you.
Now THAT'S magical. And THAT is the Disney difference!
Walt created Disneyland because he wanted to create a place where the entire family could have fun and make memories together. Adventures by Disney has that same goal, but with international travel and US adventures. So what makes these vacations so unique and special?
You'll find 40 different adventures on 6 different continents in 30 different countries and each one has 2 adventure guides at all times: 1 American expert on that region and 1 local expert. Your American guide will be able to see things from your perspective, speak your language, and understand your culture. Your local guide will speak English, but also the local language to best help you navigate. They will also be able to share things about their culture that you may never know otherwise!
These amazing guides not only provide immersive and engaging experiences for you and your family, but take care of every little thing for you.
Those bags that magically showed up in your hotel room? They handled those for you.
Need a snack? They always have snacks on hand.
They take photos of you and your family so you don't have to think about capturing those magical moments.
Have special dietary needs? They've been working with locals behind the scenes for months so that you are always included with every experience.
You don't have to think about a thing!
Let's be honest... the Disney name carries some weight. And it tends to open doors that remain closed for other travelers.
Did you know that Adventures by Disney is the only tour that has ground access to the Roman Coliseum? Or private access at the Sistine Chapel? Or the gazebo in Salzburg from the Sound of Music? Or a private, after hours tour of the oldest zoo in the world? Or that you always have front of the line service at every location?
One of the Adventures by Disney guests always likes to joke that she only spent 12 Euros on her entire vacation. Of course, she didn't count her souvenirs, but other than the 12 Euro entrance fee to climb to the top of the Duomo in Florence, that is all she spent.
Food, drinks, snacks, internal transportation, entrance fees, etc... all included! There is some down time built in for individual family time, so one or two meals may be on your own, but almost everything is included. Even that private flight in South Africa to get to your safari!
The quality and details that you expect from Disney absolutely carry over to these tours. You will experience the very BEST that every destination has to offer, and it will be authentic and immersive for every age group. Your hotels and experiences have been intentionally selected to be the best of the best. And if that means staying in a castle in Ireland, then you will stay in a castle in Ireland (for real)!
All of my Adventures by Disney clients always come home and tell me the same things:
1. They made new friends that they will have for a lifetime, even though they were nervous about the small group tour at first.
2. It was hands-down the most amazing vacation of their life and they can't wait to book another.
3. It was worth every single penny... and more. Their Adventures by Disney experience was absolutely priceless.
Asia, Europe, South America, Africa, the U.S., Australia? A river cruise through Europe? VIP Adventures by Disney experiences with a Caribbean cruise? Where do you and your family want to adventure together? Check out all the amazing itineraries here and then contact me and let's start planning your magical vacation!
Jo is a travel planner who loves all things Disney! She also has food sensitivities and lots of experience with special diets while traveling.
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