Adventures by Disney Discounts & Info

LAST UPDATE: 11/15/21

Coronavirus-related update: Adventures by Disney is evaluating future trips on a destination-by-destination basis and will contact 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.

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.

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Adventures by Disney Offers and Discounts for Everyone

Book Early and Save on the February 2023 Adventures by Disney Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise!

Book early and save $1,000 per person on the February 2023 Adventures by Disney Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruise.* This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! There are a limited number of spaces available at this special rate, so be sure to book soon!

Book by 2/7/22.

*This offer is good for the February 13, 2023 departure only. A limited number of spaces are available at the Early Booking Rate. Valid on new bookings only. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Excludes suites on Deck 6. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Early Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice.

Save on the December 2021 Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube River Cruise!

Save $500 per person on the December 2021 Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube Cruise.* This offer can be combined with Small World Vacations’ Extra Savings Offer! There are a limited number of spaces available at this special rate, so be sure to book soon!

Book by 12/6/21.

*This offer is good for the December 20, 2021 departure only. A limited number of spaces are available at this rate. Valid on new bookings only. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Excludes suites and Category E staterooms. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Special Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice.

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.

2023 Adventures by Disney Season

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.

See the 2023 Adventures by Disney 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 open 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.

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 everyone else 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 is reserved 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 late 2021, Adventures by Disney will offer its first Expedition Cruise adventure. 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 two Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition Cruises, departing on December 20, 2021 and January 30, 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 expedition cruise.

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.

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 everyone else on 1/29/20.

New for 2021, Adventures by Disney will 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.

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 2021 or 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.