Adventures by Disney Discounts & Info

LAST UPDATE: 5/19/20

Coronavirus-related update: 5/18/20 – Adventures by Disney has suspended departures through July 2020 and is contacting affected guests. Please visit Adventures by Disney’s Travel Advisory page if you need further information or to check for the latest updates.

Adventures by Disney is Disney’s luxury package tour business. Guests of Adventures by Disney travel in small groups limited to 40 participants, and are led by two Disney-trained Adventure Guides. Each adventure is filled with immersive, interactive experiences you might never have tried if you were traveling on your own. Local experts provide authenticity and character by sharing knowledge and stories. All of Adventures by Disney’s itineraries are designed around family fun. When a tour includes an experience that might not appeal to children, Disney will often offer a supervised experience that the kids can do separately. (Adventures by Disney recommends that participating children be age 6 years or older.) There are a few adults-only departures each season that forgo the extra kids’ activities.

You can expect impeccable service as well as a few surprises along the way. Vacationing is almost effortless. Travel, activities and scheduled meals during your adventure are planned. Luggage is handled for you and hotel check-ins are pre-arranged. Many of the tours and experiences are not available to the general public, such as after-hours museum visits or special exclusive tours to areas that are usually off-limits. The accommodations and food are first-class; it’s a premium family tour experience in all respects.

Listed below are any Adventures by Disney discounts that are currently available. While discounts on Adventures by Disney vacations are not common, there are ways to save, plus occasional “extras” that are worthwhile. You’ll also find useful details and links below to more information about these adventures.

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Adventures by Disney Offers and Discounts for the General Public

Book Early and Save on Select Adventures by Disney Vacations Offer!

Save up to $750 per person on select 2021 and 2022 Adventures by Disney departures. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures February 8, 2021 – March 30, 2022. Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 8/31/20.

Special Adventures by Disney Vacations Offer for Recent ABD Guests

Save $350 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruises; save $250 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventure by Disney land departures; save $150 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Escape and Disney Cruise Line Cruise Package departures. Offer must be booked within 45 days of returning from your most recent Adventures by Disney vacation. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for all available departures in 2020 and 2021.

Book by 1/4/21.

Get Extra Savings on Adventures by Disney Vacations

Save up to $1,000 on your Adventures by Disney vacation when you book with Small World Vacations! Get $100 – $1000 in savings, depending on the cost of your vacation. This offer comes direct from Small World Vacations and can be combined with some promotional offers from Disney.

Costco Member Rebates

Costco members can get rebates on Adventures by Disney packages, which are made in the form of a Costco gift card. When you call Costco Travel to book Adventures by Disney, they actually just transfer you to the Adventures by Disney reservations center to do the actual booking. The Disney reps are pleasant, but it’s not nearly the same level of knowledge and service you get from an excellent, dedicated travel agent.

Group Rates

For select destinations and dates, Disney may offer special group rates if you have 15 or more people traveling together. Group rates are available only to select destinations, and only for a few select departure dates.

2020 Adventures by Disney Season

The 2020 Adventures by Disney Season went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney), DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on 5/14/19 and to the general public on 5/16/19.

In 2020, Adventures by Disney will offer a new 9-night Egypt itinerary that will include a 3-night cruise along the Nile River; visits to ancient monuments with the expert guidance of a world-class Egyptologist; a chef-led cooking class on Egyptian specialties; a hieroglyphic writing lesson; a private beachside Bedouin-themed dinner; a visit to the brand-new Grand Egyptian Museum and more. There will be 11 Egypt departures in 2020, five of which are reserved for adult travelers.

The Montana and Yellowstone National Park itinerary has added some new experiences, including a visit to the Norris Geyser Basin and a 1-night stay in Bozeman, Montana.

In 2020, Adventures by Disney will offer more adult-exclusive departures; for travelers age 18 and over only. These itineraries include activities and experiences tailored to adults, such as a ceviche cooking class and artisan beer tasting in Costa Rica; a culinary walking tour of Athens’ central market in Greece; a behind-the-scenes experience at a Sichuan “face-changing” opera in China; mango-carving and coffee-tasting activities in Laos; and a private nighttime excursion in search of the Northern Lights in Iceland.

In 2020, Adventures by Disney will offer more European river cruises; three new Short Escape itineraries; and more adult-exclusive river cruises. You can read more about the river cruises below.

See the 2020 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2020 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

The 2020 Adventures by Disney River Cruises went on sale to previous guests of Adventures by Disney, DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on January 30, 2019 and to the general public on January 31, 2019.

In 2020, Adventures by Disney will offer more European river cruises, including a brand-new vacation through southern France on the Rhone River. There will be three new Short Escape itineraries in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest, Hungary, which can be added to river cruise vacations or booked at standalone trips. They will also double the number of adult-exclusive river cruises.

The new 7-night Rhine River itinerary, aboard the AmaCello, sails through southern France, including Provence. Active sightseeing adventures include exploring towns and villages by bike; kayaking beneath the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct, Pont du Gard; and taking in the scenery of the Gorges du Doux by steam train and rail bike. This itinerary also includes special culinary activities, art-focused excursions and historical tours.

Beginning in 2020, guests can enhance their European river cruise vacations with 2-night stays in Paris, Amsterdam and Budapest.

The Paris Short Escape can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings. Activities on this guided group tour include dinner on the Eiffel Towers’s first floor a private walking culinary tour and a visit to the Louvre Museum, which features a local expert guide and a special art detective activity for Junior Adventurers.

The Amsterdam Short Escape can be added as a post-cruise stay following Rhine River sailings. This itinerary includes a number of hands-on activities: a painting workshop following a visit to the Van Gogh Museum and a tile glazing activity at an earthenware factory. Adventurers will also visit Dutch windmills in Kinderdijk, embark on a canal cruise and taste their way through the trendy Jordaan neighborhood.

The Budapest Short Escape can be added to Danube River sailings. The itinerary features visits to the city’s must-see locales, such as Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church, as well as a ride in a tuk-tuk (motorized rickshaw); viewing a performance at the Budapest Opera House and a chance to taste homestyle Hungarian cuisine at a historic bistro.

See the 2020 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries.

2021 Adventures by Disney Season

The 2021 Adventures by Disney Season went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney) on 5/12/20 and to the general public on 5/19/20.

In 2021, Adventures by Disney will offer several new itineraries: New Zealand; Portugal; and Grand Europe: England, France & Italy.

The 11-night New Zealand itinerary includes an America’s Cup Sailing Experience, a journey aboard the world-famous Tranz Alpinetrain, learning about the storytelling and traditions of Māori culture, ziplining, horseback riding and a hike in the Franz Josef Glacier Valley. There will be 9 New Zealand departures in 2021 and early 2022, six of which are reserved for adult travelers.

The 8-night Portugal itinerary includes visits to Porto, Lisbon and Algarve along with kayaking on the Douro River among vineyards and bridges, a private cooking class at a Douro Valley wine estate and E-biking along the coast to the resort town of Cascais. There will be 14 Portugal departures in 2021, five of which are reserved for adult travelers.

The 9-night Grand Europe: England, France & Italy itinerary visits iconic and historical sites in London, Paris, Florence and Rome and includes a private viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels, dinner at the Eiffel Tower, a private visit to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel and a walking tour of Florence. There will be 4 Grand Europe departures in 2021, one of which isreserved for adult travelers.

Adventures by Disney also reimagined several itineraries for 2021: Australia; Central Europe (which includes Kradow, Prague and Vienna); and Ecuador: Amazon & Galapagos.

In 2021, Adventures by Disney will offer European river cruises; Short Escape itineraries; and adult-exclusive river cruises. You can read more about the river cruises below.

See the 2021 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

  • Book Early and Save on select Adventures by Disney Vacations! Save up to $750 per person on select 2021 and 2022 Adventures By Disney departures February 8, 2021 – March 30, 2022. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! Availability is limited – book now for the best selection of dates! Book by 8/31/20.
  • Special Adventures by Disney Vacations Offer for Recent ABD Guests! Save $350 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruises; save $250 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventure by Disney land departures; save $150 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Escape and Disney Cruise Line Cruise Package departures. Offer must be booked within 45 days of returning from your most recent Adventures by Disney vacation. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! Book by 1/4/21.
  • If you would like to book a 2021 Adventures by Disney vacation, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They have actually experienced Adventures by Disney and can give you some great insights on the program and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Plus, you could save up to $1,000! Read more about the Small World Vacations savings offer here.

2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

The 2021 Adventures by Disney European Rivers Cruises went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney) on 1/27/20; to DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on 1/28/20; and to the general public on 1/29/20.

New for 2021, guests aboard Rhine River cruises can travel to Papenburg, Germany, for an inside look at the construction of the fifth Disney Cruise Line ship, the Disney Wish. Guests who book this activity to the Meyer Werft shipyard will go on a privately guided hard-hat tour led by a Disney Imagineer. This limited-capacity experience will be available at an additional charge.

There will be select adult-only Adventures by Disney River Cruise departures, including Food and Wine (Danube) and Oktoberfest (Rhine).

There will be two special Christmas Market (Danube) sailings, available for the whole family.

Adventures by Disney Short Escapes can be booked as standalone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans. The Paris Short Escape can be added to Seine and Rhone sailings. The Amsterdam Short Escape can be added as a post-cruise stay following Rhine River sailings. The Budapest Short Escape can be added to Danube River sailings.

See the 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries.

  • Special Adventures by Disney Vacations Offer for Recent ABD Guests! Save $350 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruises; save $250 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Adventure by Disney land departures; save $150 per person on all available 2020 and 2021 Escape and Disney Cruise Line Cruise Package departures. Offer must be booked within 45 days of returning from your most recent Adventures by Disney vacation. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! Book by 1/4/21.
  • If you would like to book a 2021 Adventures by Disney River Cruise, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations in advance and they’ll book your trip the first day you are eligible to book, at no cost to you. They have actually experienced Adventures by Disney and can give you some great insights on the program and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Plus, you could save up to $1,000! Read more about the Small World Vacations savings offer here.

Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages

Adventures by Disney now offers Cruise Package on select Disney Cruise line sailings. The Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages include 2 Adventures by Disney guides available onboard and in port; special VIP privileges; private onboard receptions; unique onshore activities; early debarkation at each port; all meals, snacks and water while in port; a photo CD with all ship photographer pictures, all Adventures by Disney guide photos and an Adventures by Disney slideshow.

in 2020 Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages are available for select Disney Cruise Line sailings on the Disney Magic to Europe, on the Disney Wonder to Alaska and on the Disney Fantasy to the Caribbean.

  • If you are interested in booking an Adventures by Disney Cruise Package, we recommend filling out a quote form with Small World Vacations. They give you full service, including a personal travel agent you can contact by phone toll-free and we recommend them wholeheartedly! Best of all, it costs you nothing to use them, PLUS they give you FREE onboard credit for any Disney Cruise Line booking of over $1000 total fare, good toward most onboard activities and extras such as spa treatments, shore excursions or even your bar tab.

Disney Vacation Club Member Trips with Adventures by Disney

No Disney Vacation Club-exclusive Adventures by Disney 2020 or 2021 itineraries have been announced at this point.

You must be a Disney Vacation Club member, but can book any special departures listed above with either DVC points or cash.