Adventures by Disney Discounts & Info

LAST UPDATE: 11/12/22

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.

Adventures by Disney also offers Private Adventures, which can be booked for up to 12 friends and family members. Private Adventures feature many of the highlights from Adventures by Disney guided group tours, combined with unique experiences specially designed for a smaller group. Based on the itinerary, you will either have one local Private Adventure Guide who will be assigned to you for the entirety of your trip, or a different local Private Adventure Guide that will be assigned to you for each destination city. Booking dates are flexible, pending the seasonality of certain destinations, and there is no minimum travel age for most itineraries. There may be some activities within a Private Adventure vacation that a child may not be able to join based on age; when that happens Adventures by Disney will do their best to provide an alternate activity. There are itineraries available in 11 different countries.

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.

Adventures by Disney is evaluating any future trips on a destination-by-destination basis and will contact affected guests as needed. To check the most current health and safety measures, please visit Adventures by Disney’s Travel Advisory page.

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Adventures by Disney Offers and Discounts for Everyone

Book Early and Save on Select 2024 Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises!

Save $750 or more per person on select 2024 Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises! This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures February 17 – December 18, 2024. Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 1/23/23.

Limited Time Offer on Select Fall 2022 Adventures by Disney!

Save up to $350 per person on select 2022 Adventures by Disney! This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures October 21, 2022 – January 29, 2023. Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 12/27/22.

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.

New!Adventures by Disney River Cruise Discount for Disney Visa Cardholders

Disney Visa cardholders can save $500 per person on select Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruises! This offer is good for select departures June 11 through July 23, 2023 and can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

You must use a Disney Visa card to book this offer. The Disney Visa cardmember must travel on the cruise.

Book by 1/6/23.

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.

2024 Adventures by Disney Season

Select 2024 Adventures by Disney land itineraries are available to book, including Australia, Costa Rica, Disneyland & Southern California, Egypt, New Zealand, South Africa and Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia. 

New for 2024, Adventures by Disney will offer an Adriatic Expedition Cruise. This 7-night round-trip itinerary starts in Venice and makes stops at 7 ports in Croatia and Montenegro: Korčula, Primošten, Split, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Hvar and Rovinj. Highlights include: kayaking along the Pakleni Islands; a visit to Predjama Castle and Postojna Cave in Slovenia; biking through vineyards and lavender fields of the UNESCO Stari Grad Plain; and walking the cobbled streets of Old Town Kotor. There will be 2 Adriatic departures in 2024.

Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises travel to unique, off-the-beaten path locales aboard a boutique-style ship. These smaller ships make it easier to access out-of-the way destinations as well as change course to respond to weather or to take advantage of a wildlife sighting. During your trip you will have your Disney Adventures guides and naturalists who provide information-sharing sessions and accompany you ashore. On select dates, special guests, including animal and photography experts will join you group and offer hands-on workshops and interactive presentations. Each voyage is equipped with Zodiac watercrafts.

See the 2024 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2023 Adventures by Disney Season

2023 Adventures by Disney land itineraries went on sale to previous Adventures by Disney guests who have been on 3 or more ABD trips on May 10, 2022; to all previous Adventures by Disney guests on May 11, 2022; to Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Cruise Line Platinum & Gold Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak Members on May 12, 2022; and to everyone else on May 13, 2022.

New for 2023, Adventures by Disney itineraries will offer a Sicily itinerary and a British Isles itinerary. The 7-night Sicily itinerary includes stops in Palermo, Monreale, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, Siracusa, Mount Etna and Taormina. Highlights include, a privately guided tour of the 12th-century Monreale Cathedral; a privately chartered boat ride through the Ionian Sea to swim and snorkel; and an off-road vehicle ride around the terrain of Mount Etna. There will be 10 Sicily departures in 2023, three of which are reserved for adult guests. The Adult-Exclusive departures also feature a sunset cruise around the island of Ortigia. The 9-night British Isles itinerary visits Dublin, Belfast, Antrim Coast, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. Highlights include a visit to an Irish whiskey distillery in Dublin; a scenic drive along the Antrim Coast; a visit to Edinburgh and Floors Castles; a private viewing of the Royal Crown Jewels in the Tower of London; and a high-speed boat ride along the River Thames. There will be 9 British Isles departures in 2023, four of which are reserved for adult guests. The Adult-Exclusive departures also include a privately guided tour through the underground vaults of Old Town Edinburgh.

2023 Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises went on sale to previous Adventures by Disney guests who have been on 3 or more ABD trips on November 9, 2021; to all previous Adventures by Disney guests on November 10, 2021; to Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Cruise Line Platinum & Gold Castaway Club Members, Golden Oak Members and Club 33 Members on November 11, 2021; and to everyone else on November 12, 2021.

Adventures by Disney Expedition Cruises travel to unique, off-the-beaten path locales aboard a boutique-style ship. These smaller ships make it easier to access out-of-the way destinations as well as change course to respond to weather or to take advantage of a wildlife sighting. During your trip you will have your Disney Adventures guides and naturalists who provide information-sharing sessions and accompany you ashore. On select dates, special guests, including animal and photography experts will join you group and offer hands-on workshops and interactive presentations. Each voyage is equipped with Zodiac watercrafts.

New for 2023, Adventures by Disney will offer an Artic Expedition Cruise itinerary, in addition to the Galapagos Island and Antarctica & Patagonia itineraries. On the new 9-night Arctic itinerary, guests will travel to the Norwegian Arctic and explore Longyearbyen (the northernmost settlement on the planet), view the glaciers of Kongsfjorden, and go out on daily boat excursions to do some wildlife spotting. Former Imagineer Joe Rohde will join travelers on the July 2023 itinerary to share tales from his Disney career and host interactive sketching sessions for guests.

Adventures by Disney will offer 4-and 5-night Amazon Escape itineraries. This guided group experience includes 1 night in Quito and 3 or 4 nights on the Anakonda river boat, seeing the Amazon rainforest up close from the ground and the tree tops. The Amazon Escape itinerary can be booked Pre-Cruise trip to the Galapagos Island Expedition Cruise.

In 2023, 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 2023 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2023 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

The 2023 Adventures by Disney River Cruises went on sale to Adventure by Disney guests who have taken 3 or more adventures on January 25, 2022; all previous Adventures by Disney guests on January 26, 2022; DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members, Club 33 members and Golden Oak residents on January 27, 2022; and to everyone else on January 28, 2022.

Special adult-only itineraries include 2 Oktoberfest sailings on the Danube River in late September and 2 Food and Wine cruises on the Rhine River in late September and early October. There are also 2 Christmas Market Cruises in late December, 1 each on the Danube and Rhine, open to families.

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 sailings. 

See the 2023 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries.

2022 Adventures by Disney Season

The 2022 Adventures by Disney Season went on sale to all previous Adventures by Disney Guests and Guests whose departures were cancelled by Adventures by Disney due to COVID-19 on April 12, 2021; to Disney Vacation Club Members, Disney Cruise Line Gold & Platinum Castaway Cay Club Members, Golden Oak Members and Club 33 Members on April 13, 2021; and to everyone else on April 14, 2021.

The 2022 Adventures by Disney River Cruises and Expedition Cruises went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney) on 1/19/21; to DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on 1/21/21; and to everyone else on 1/22/21.

New for 2022, Adventures by Disney will offer a New England itinerary that visits Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. There will be 10 New England departures offered between May and October 2022, four of which are reserved for adult guests. Bookings opened June 11, 2021.

New for 2022, Adventures by Disney will offer 2 Expedition Cruise itineraries. Expedition Cruises travel to unique, off-the-beaten path locales aboard a boutique-style ship. These smaller ships make it easier to access out-of-the way destinations as well as change course to respond to weather or to take advantage of a wildlife sighting. During your trip you will have your Disney Adventures guides and naturalists who provide information-sharing sessions and accompany you ashore. On select dates, special guests, including animal and photography experts will join you group and offer hands-on workshops and interactive presentations. Each voyage is equipped with Zodiac watercrafts.

Adventures by Disney will offer three Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruises, departing on December 20, 2021; January 30, 2022 and February 20, 2022. This 11-night adventure takes places primarily onboard a boutique-style ship and includes a hike with naturalists through penguin colonies, daily zodiac excursions, wildlife sightings and 2 days of exploring the culture and landscapes of Patagonia.

Adventures by Disney will offer a 3-night Buenos Aires Escape. This guided group experience will visit must-see attractions and hidden gems of Buenos Aires. Space is limited and Bueno Aires Escape guests must be booked on the Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.

In 2022, Adventures by Disney will offer 5 Galapagos Island Expedition Cruises. This 8-night adventure takes place aboard the boutique expedition ship the Galapagos Legend. On this cruise, you will explore the diverse islands and ecosystems of the Galápagos Archipelago, visit the Darwin Research Center & Fausto Llerena Breeding Center on Santa Cruz Island and get an up close view of animals such as marine iguanas, Giant Land Tortoises, sea lions, blue-footed boobies and more. There are 3 different routes.

Adventures by Disney will offer 4-and 5-night Amazon Escape itineraries. This guided group experience includes 1 night in Quito and 3 or 4 nights on the Anakonda river boat, seeing the Amazon rainforest up close from the ground and the tree tops. 

In 2022, 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 2022 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2022 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

The 2022 Adventures by Disney Rivers Cruises went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney) on 1/19/21; to DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on 1/21/21; and to everyone else on 1/22/21.

New for 2022, Adventures by Disney will offer a 7-night National Geographic Photography Seine River Cruise. This itinerary will include photo-driven excursions with National Geographic photographers as well as a photography scavenger hunt for Junior Adventurers. 

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 2022 Adventures by Disney River Cruise itineraries.

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.

  • 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 email or direct phone number 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 2022 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.