Adventures by Disney Discounts & Info

LAST UPDATE: 7/30/19

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

Last Chance Savings on Select 2019 Adventures by Disney Vacations!

Save $400 per person on select 2019 Adventures by Disney Land and River Cruise Vacations; save $300 per person on select 2019 6-Day Southern California Vacations; or save $150 per person on select 2019 4-Day Disneyland Resort and Southern California Escapes. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures September 30, 2019 – January 5, 2020. Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 12/16/19.

New!Save on Select 2020 Adventure by Disney River Cruise Vacations!

Save $400 per person on select 2020 Adventures by Disney river cruise vacations. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! Availability is a limited, so to book now for the best selection of dates!

Disney Visa cardholders can also get one FREE pre-or post-stay hotel night, depending on itinerary and sailing direction. Payment for room must be made with a Disney Visa card, and cardholder must travel on the river cruise.

Book by 10/15/19.

Limited Time Offer on 2019 Summer and early Fall Adventures by Disney Vacations!

Save $250 per person on select 2019 Adventures By Disney land or river itineraries or save $150 per person on select 2019 Short Escape departures. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures July 2 – October 5, 2019. Availability is limited – book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 9/15/19.

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 a 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 Rhone 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.

2019 Adventures by Disney Season

The 2019 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 1/23/18 and to the general public on 1/25/18.

Additional new 2019 Adventures by Disney itineraries went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney), DVC Members and Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members on 5/7/18 and to the general public on 5/9/18. These include a new Japan itinerary, a refreshed Alberta, Canada itinerary and itineraries that can be added to select 2019 Disney Cruise Line sailings; add-ons include 3-night vacations in Barcelona, New York City, Vancouver, Copenhagen and more.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a new 3-night Disneyland Resort and Southern California Short Escape tour in spring and fall. This itinerary will include private tours of The Walt Disney Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, VIP experiences at Disneyland Resort, an exclusive visit to Walt Disney’s Disneyland apartment, a sneak peek at props and costumes from beloved Disney films at the Disney Archives, and more.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer three new Short Escape vacations: Boston, London and Vancouver, Canada. The Boston Short Escape is available on select dates in May through October 2019. The London Short Escape is available on select dates in July, August and September 2019. The Vancouver Short Escape is available on select dates in May through September 2019.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a new themed river cruise itinerary – the Seine River. You can read more about the river cruises below.

Adventures by Disney has designated some of their trips as adult-exclusive: for travelers age 18 and over only. Many of their destinations have at least 1 tour designated as adult-exclusive.

See the 2019 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2019 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

2019 Adventures by Disney River Cruises went on sale to Adventure Insiders (past guests of Adventures by Disney), DVC Members, Gold & Platinum Castaway Club Members and Golden Oak residents on 1/23/18 and to the general public on 1/25/18.

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will offer a new river cruise for summer – a 9-night Seine cruise. The Seine river cruise combines two land days in Paris, followed by eight days of cruising to destinations such as Normandy, Conflans, Vernon and more.

Two adult-only epicurean themed sailings on the Seine River will be offered in fall 2019.

See the 2019 Adventure 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.

In 2019,  Adventures by Disney Cruise Packages are available for select Disney Cruise Line sailings on the Disney Magic to Europe.

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 2019 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.