Adventures by Disney is offering a new vacation to Central Europe, adding to the company’s more than 20 destinations around the world.
The nine-day, eight-night vacation visits Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, including the cities of Prague, Salzburg and Vienna and three nights at a resort in the Alps. Also new for 2014, Adventures by Disney will enhance its current Italy itinerary and add teen-focused activities to existing journeys.
Two Disney Adventure Guides accompany every group-guided departure, introducing guests to experiences that range from dining in Europe’s oldest zoo to exploring a salt mine and ice cave in the Bavarian Alps. Other activities include crafting marionettes in a local Prague workshop, waltzing in Vienna, touring UNESCO World Heritage Sites and indulging in strudel making. Along the way, Adventure Guides team up with local experts to provide families with unique insights into the cities’ culture and vast history.
“At Adventures by Disney, we make it our priority to provide families with unforgettable adventures across the globe, and especially this year we introduce an incomparable glimpse into some of Europe’s most beloved cities through storytelling and hands-on activities,” said Ken Potrock, senior vice president, Adventures by Disney. “The new Central Europe itinerary will send families on a journey through storybook villages, while the updated Italian vacation will immerse them in the stories and traditions that define Italy. Additionally, we are excited to introduce updates to some of our classic trips to include even more activities for teens.”
“Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic” Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Berchtesgaden, Salzburg, Vienna – the journey begins in Prague and Cesky Krumlov, where parents and children alike will make their very own marionettes with local craftsmen and embark on a picturesque walking tour of the city’s most historical landmarks. In Germany, soak in the scenic Bavarian Alps and visit the Ice Cave of Eishole before slipping into a village bakery to make pretzels. Guests take in the sights and sounds of Salzburg with a tour of Hellbrunn Castle and a performance from Duo Mozart Violinists. As the trip concludes in Vienna, families partake in private Quadrille lessons, learning the timeless art of waltzing from those who know it best. Finally, guests will enjoy a private dinner at an emperor’s pavilion in the Vienna Zoo.
“Enhanced Italy” Rome, Florence, Venice, Tuscany – this enhanced Italy vacation for families is perfect for exploring the splendor of one of Europe’s most iconic destinations, with newly added VIP experiences. The journey begins in Rome with a private experience at the Colosseum and a rare after-hours visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel and a stop in Tuscany to learn the art of pasta in a private cooking class. Become immersed in the city with a step back in time to the wonders of the Renaissance on a special tour of the secret passages of the Palazzo Vecchio. Finally, unmask the mysteries of Venice with Carnevale, a mask-making activity and a detective game at the Doge’s Palace.
Special Teen-Focused Departures for 2014
Peru: Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco & Lima – this South American adventure will now include authentic experiences for teens including taking a spin at salsa dancing with the locals and horseback riding through the rugged landscape. The tales of ancient civilizations will come alive during a bonfire and stargazing.
Costa Rica: San José, Tortuguero, Arenal National Park, and Guanacaste – an exotic journey through the lush rainforests and thrilling wildlife of Costa Rica are enhanced with a teen-centric beach party on the country’s pristine sands. The jungles, volcanoes and waters of the region will be forever with families as teens partake in photography classes.
Arizona & Utah: Sedona, Grand Canyon, Arches National Park and Moab – venture into the heart of the Southwest with a bike ride through Boynton Canyon in Sedona and an exhilarating hike through the Grand Canyon at sunset.
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