Adventures by Disney Discounts & Info

LAST UPDATE: 9/28/18

Adventures by Disney is Disney’s venture into the 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

Limited Time Offer on 2019 Winter & Spring Adventures by Disney Vacations!

Save $300 per person on select 2019 Adventures By Disney land itineraries or save $150 per person on select Short Escape departures. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures January 1 – April 30, 2019. Availability is limited – book now for the best selection of dates!

Book by 3/15/19.

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.

Disney Vacation Club Member Offers and Discounts for Adventures by Disney

2019 DVC Short Escape Offer

Disney Vacation Club Members who book a 2019 San Francisco, New York or Boston Short Escape will receive a complimentary, one-night hotel stay before their adventure begins. Valid only for travel from January 1 – December 10, 2019.

Book by 11/16/18.

  • To book a DVC member trip with points, call DVC Member Services.
  • To book a DVC member trip with cash, please contact Small World Vacations.

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.

  • If you would like to get more information about organizing a group for an Adventures by Disney vacation, please contact Small World Vacations.

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.

  • Limited Time Offer on 2019 Winter & Spring Adventures by Disney Vacations! Save $300 per person on select 2019 Adventures By Disney land itineraries or save $150 per person on select Short Escape departures. This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! This offer is good for select departures January 1 – April 30, 2019. Availability is limited – book now for the best selection of dates! Book by 3/15/19.
  • If you would like to book a 2019 Adventures by Disney vacation, please contact Small World Vacations. They have actually experienced Adventures by Disney and can give you some great insights on the program! Plus, you could save up to $1,000! Read more about the Small World Vacations savings offer here.

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.

2018 Adventures by Disney Season

The 2018 Adventures by Disney Season went on sale on 5/19/17.

Adventures by Disney will offer a 3-night Disneyland and Southern California Short Escape on select dates in Spring and Fall 2018. This new itinerary takes you behind-the-scenes to the places where Disney magic is made, including rare 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.

For 2018, Adventures by Disney has added a 7-night Iceland itinerary, traveling from Reykjavik and the Golden Circle in the South to Akureyri and Lake Mývatn in the North.

For 2018, Adventures by Disney will offer reimagined Germany, Costa Rica and Ireland itineraries. The reimagined Germany itinerary has added experiences centered in Berlin. The new Ireland itinerary has added cultural activities such as learning the ancient sport of hurling and the new Costa Rica itinerary will take travelers to the Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Adventures by Disney is offering a special adult-exclusive Safari to South Africa departure on November 30, 2018. On this unique trip, you explore Africa with special hosts Joe Rohde, Portfolio Creative Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, and Dr. Mark Penning, Vice President, Animals, Science and Environment, who will share their expertise on storytelling, wildlife and conservation.

In 2018, Adventures by Disney will offer several new themed river cruise itineraries: Summer Rhine river, Summer Danube river, Fall Rhine river and an adult-exclusive Oktoberfest sailing in September. 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 2018 Adventures by Disney itineraries.

2018 Adventures by Disney River Cruises

2018 Adventures by Disney River Cruises went on sale to the general public on 3/2/17.

In 2018, Adventures by Disney will offer several new themed river cruises.

Summer 2018 Rhine river cruises, which visit France, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands, will include Beauty and the Beast themed experiences such as a special themed dinner, as well as other unique culinary experiences inspired by the film. There will be onboard screenings of both the live-action and animated versions of the film. And the itinerary will include a tour of Riquewihr, an idyllic French

Disney Vacation Club Member Trips with Adventures by Disney

No Disney Vacation Club-exclusive Adventures by Disney 2108 or 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.

  • To book a DVC member trip with points, call DVC Member Services.
  • To book a DVC member trip with cash, please contact Small World Vacations.