Adventures by Disney Introduces New Ways to Experience Europe in 2016

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Experts in Family Travel Launch Enhanced England and France Itinerary, Additional Dates for New European River Cruise Vacations

BURBANK, Calif. (June 10, 2015) – Adventures by Disney, a leader in guided group travel worldwide, continues to add remarkable vacation itineraries to their growing portfolio with the introduction of new European vacation itineraries for 2016, including a newly reimagined England and France vacation, as well as additional departure dates for the recently announced all-new Danube river cruise itineraries.

Starting June 10, 2015, adventure-seeking travelers can book an enhanced England and France itinerary for 2016 that now includes even more immersive activities, such as scone making, a dragon “hunt,” a speedboat journey down the River Thames and more.

This newly reimagined England and France itinerary joins the recently announced lineup of European river cruise vacations planned for 2016, which have proved so successful that additional sail dates have now been added. On these exciting new adventures, travelers will sail down the famed Danube River to experience iconic locations and hidden gems in eight destinations across four countries – Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

England and France Adventure

The newly enhanced 8-day, 7-night England and France adventure takes travelers to Paris to soak up art and culture in the City of Light, to London to visit the castles and cathedrals that have borne witness to historical moments both famous and infamous, and into the English countryside to enjoy splendor and serenity. From basking in striking scenery to discovering the remarkable culture of these two famous European countries, guests will be in awe of the beauty and authenticity that England and France have to offer.

Newly reimagined elements of this itinerary include:

  • Tales from a Beefeaterat the Tower of London
  • Speedboat journey down the River Thames
  • All-new immersive experiences in the English Countryside, including a proper high tea, scone making activity, archerylessons, and an interactive hunt for dragons and knights at Windsor Castle

Danube River Cruise Adventure

The new Adventures by Disney 7-night, 8-day Danube River Cruise itineraries, sailing with AmaWaterways, the travel industry’s premier luxury river cruise line, offer guests the chance to discover the heart of Europe in a way that is active, immersive and easy. Now offering five sailings in the summer of 2016, as well as two holiday themed sailings in December 2016, these river cruises allow travelers to explore castle ruins in Slovakia, sip and savor wine from local vineyards in Austria, climb along a treetop path in Germany and more.

These sailings offer maximum port time in each city, arriving at dawn and departing late night. That means more time for travelers to discover the destination through guided activities and individual exploration for a customizable vacation experience.

Adventures by Disney guests will sail aboard the all-new, 170-passenger AmaViola, a river cruise ship being custom built by AmaWaterways with families in mind. New family-friendly features 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 exquisite details that allow families to feel luxury and comfort while onboard.

Endless shipboard activities await guests of all ages. From wine tastings, dancing, and an onboard fitness center, along with some of the finest cuisine and services, adults will feel the charm and luxury onboard. Exciting and exclusive activities for Junior Adventures include activity nights, karaoke, movies, video games, relay games, life-size chess and more. Teens will also find activities and themed nights created specifically just for them.

Adventures by Disney exclusive sailings will take place July 7-14, July 14-21, July 21-28, July 28 – Aug. 4 and Aug. 4-11, 2016. Highlights of the 8-day/7-night adventures include:

  • Tour of Mirabell Gardens and adventures through a salt mine (Austria)
  • Nighttime Illuminations Cruise (Budapest)
  • Horse show at Lazar Equestrian Park (Hungary)
  • Private marionette performance and strudel making demo at Schonbrunn Palace (Austria)
  • Falconry show at Hohenwerfen castle (Austria)
  • Oktoberfest event at a local brewery (Germany)
  • Themed meals and culinary activities, such as interactive goulash and strudel making
  • Biking in every port

Special holiday themed sailings will depart Dec. 15 and Dec. 22, 2016.

Guests looking for even greater immersion into local culture can add an Adventures by Disney 3-day/2-night pre- or post-stay experience in Prague, Czech Republic, that includes a variety of additional active experiences.

These new itineraries join a lineup of more than 30 other Adventures by Disney vacations around the globe. From exploring storybook villages on the Austria, Germany & Czech Republic vacation, to visiting the sites that inspired films such Frozen and Brave on the Norway and Scotland itineraries, there is a trip for everyone.

On every Adventures by Disney vacation, specially trained Adventure Guides, along with local experts, ensure that every detail of the vacation is expertly taken care of, allowing guests 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. For more information on the itineraries offered and activities included on an Adventures by Disney vacation, visit AdventuresByDisney.com.

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About Adventures by Disney

Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney provides immersive, hassle-free and unforgettable group guided family vacation experiences to destinations in Europe, North America, South America, South Africa, Asia and Australia. Adventurers traveling with Adventures by Disney receive exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary and customized experiences at locations including: the South African plains, the great cities of Europe, Costa Rica’s rich rainforest, the ruins of Pompeii and Machu Picchu, Australia’s Outback, the Great Wall of China and some of America’s most iconic destinations, from big cities to big sky country and beyond.

Over the past ten years, Adventures by Disney has been recognized by numerous travel organizations for its excellence in family tourism. Adventures by Disney was recently named North America’s Leading Tour Operator at the 2014 World Travel Awards, and was previously named the World’s Leading Luxury Tour Operator in the 2012, 2010 and 2009 World Travel Awards. Adventures by Disney was also ranked No 1 among Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters for Families in 2011 by Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards.

Offering Disney-trained Adventure Guides on each trip, engaging activities, VIP experiences and personal touches throughout, Adventures by Disney vacations are crafted to excite and delight everyone. Visit AdventuresByDisney.com, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact a travel agent to learn more.