What’s more luxurious than a private tour of the Sistine Chapel after it’s closed? Or skipping past the snaking lines to visit the most popular museums and attractions? Adventures by Disney is like a VIP Fast Pass to the world, Luxury Disney is global.
Luxury Disney – Adventures by Disney
Luxury isn’t just high thread count sheets and a mint on your pillow at turndown. Luxury is never waiting in line, never making a reservation and never worrying about who to tip or how much. The most exhausting part of family travel is managing the details and doing the research. Which hotels are really the best? Which activities are the most authentic? How do you buy tickets? How long will the wait be? Where will you eat? Is there food at the restaurant your child will like? Will there be cocktails? How will you get to and from the attraction?
It takes Disney two years to perfect an itinerary. Once it’s launched, it is flawless. Each tour has a local guide to provide deep background information on the destination, you’ll never be standing in front of the Pantheon trying to remember what the heck it was used for. The details of every itinerary are a well oiled machine, need to get from one part of the country to another? They’ve chartered private planes. Checking into a new hotel? You never touch your bags or bother with check in. Kids are getting hungry for lunch? Your tour guide took your order during breakfast and when you arrive at your lunch destination your meal appears within minutes. The Luxury Disney difference is in the details, it shouldn’t be surprising that the power of the Disney brand opens doors and allows guests insider access around the globe.
See The World – Adventures by Disney Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and more
In Laos you’ll greet the monks before breakfast by participating in the ancient “alms gathering” ritual, a tradition that dates back to the 14th century before hiking up to Mount Phousi – “The Holy Mountain” to see panoramic views of Luang Prabang.
In Scotland Disney will take you on private tours of the Queen’s castle and her official residence while in country and canoe across Loch Ness. The tour ends with a exclusive dinner at Edinburgh Castle.
See Your Own Backyard – Adventures by Disney – New York, Southern California, Alaska, Arizona and more
In New York you’ll have backstage access to Good Morning America and Broadway. You’ll even have the chance to rehearse at real Broadway dance studio before you have backstage access to the prop room at the New Amsterdam Theater.
For the diehard Disney fan book the the Southern California adventure: Get exclusive access to Walt Disney’s apartment located on the second floor of the Disneyland fire department, spend time with Disney imagineers and enjoy backstage access to the parks.
Adventure for Grown Ups – Fun for Kids
Disney has managed to do what is nearly impossible, create itineraries that work for everyone in the family. Older kids and adults who want the thrill of rafting Class III rapids in Costa Rica or Wyoming get to shoot the river while younger kids or thrill adverse grown ups can take a gentle float trip. The local guide keeps everyone enthralled with deep knowledge of the destination and the Disney guide keeps even the youngest traveler entertained and engaged.
Don’t believe me? The readers of Travel Weekly put Adventures by Disney at the very top of the list. In the trade publication’s newly released 2015 Readers Choice Awards, Adventures by Disney took the No. 1 spot in the “adventure” category for tour operators.
If you follow me on social media you know that I just returned from a week in Costa Rica with Adventures by Disney. When I first heard about ABD I cynically thought their trips might be dumbed down sanitized versions of actual adventures. Then I heard that one of my most well traveled (and wealthiest) friends chose Adventures by Disney when he wanted to take his kids to China. I still needed to experience it for myself to decide if this was really as fabulous as advertised. From beginning to end, Disney did not disappoint. Our trip was planned to perfection, every detail was taken care of and all I had to do was show up and enjoy. Though we literally crossed the entire country of Costa Rica the only thing I had to worry about was spending time with my son.
To research or book a trip, check out the Adventures by Disney website. While on this press trip I met an editor from Costco magazine and learned something truly surprising (to me anyway), you can book ABD trips through Costco Travel for exactly the same price as Disney, however, you’ll get up to $2,000 in a Costco cash card. Seriously, who knew?
This is not a sponsored post, however my trip to Costa Rica was complimentary in return for my review of Adventures by Disney.