With over 30 itineraries on 6 continents, choosing an Adventures by Disney vacation may seem overwhelming! To be honest, they all look amazing!!
Where Can You Go?
Keep in mind that, while Disney is extremely family oriented and offers the BEST family itineraries, many of these are offered as Adult Exclusives, if that suits you better. All itineraries have a suggested minimum age, usually 7 or 8 years old. I would urge you to carefully consider the activities on the itinerary when selecting one. Disney does an amazing job balancing out your days. However, the itineraries don't typically allow a lot of down time. Make sure you think about your child and how they will fare with the days as outlined. When in doubt, ask your Travel Agent.
In North America, ABD offers outdoor excitement in Alaska, Arizona & Utah, Montana, Wyoming, the Canadian Rockies. Disney fans will love the Disneyland Backstage Magic. Then there's Washington D.C / Philadelphia for the history buffs.
In Central & South America, visit Costa Rica, Ecuador (including the Galapagos Islands), and Peru. Zip line through a rain forest. Be awed by Machu Picchu. Learn about the animals that inspired Charles Darwin.
Of course, there are a lot of European destinations! Visit Austria & Czech Republic; England & France; Germany; Greece; Iceland; Ireland; several Italy itineraries; Norway, Scotland or Spain!
In Africa, NEW! Egypt itinerary and South Africa (Lions, Elephants, Leopards, oh my!).
In Asia, visit China, Japan or Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam & Laos). Australia fits in here as well.
Then there are the River Cruises. Disney has partnered with AmaWaterways to offer a unique, family-oriented river cruise experience on the Seine, the Danube, the Rhine or the Rhône rivers.
But wait, there's more! You can add on an Adventures by Disney short escape to another trip like a Disney cruise! Arrive early for your Mediterranean Cruise and explore Barcelona for three days with ABD, for example!
Disney adds itineraries every year, so check with your Travel Agent (we recommend Coasters & Castles Travel) for the most up to date information.
What did We Choose?
For my family of two adults and two teen girls, we were pretty set on Europe for our first Adventures by Disney trip. I had previously traveled to Italy and my husband had been to Germany several times, and our elder daughter had just been to Ecuador and the Galapagos with a school trip. We wanted to go someplace new to all of us and somewhere with sites our girls had heard of. After a lot of thought, we chose England & France! The itinerary included Westminster Abbey, Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and Versailles.
Stay tuned to follow our Adventure!
Mary Graham is a Vacation Specialist with Coasters & Castles Travel. She plans Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney vacations plus Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Sandals & Beaches Resorts and more for her clients. Email her at email@example.com.