Guests Journey through Greece, Egypt and Northern France
Award-winning lineup of family-friendly group adventures offers hassle-free ways to experience culture in the worldâ€™s most desired destinations
BURBANK, Calif. (August 30, 2011) â€“ Adventures by Disney, the leader in guided family travel, announces the addition of two new destinations to its repertoire of immersive family vacations â€“ Greece: â€œGreek Odysseyâ€ and Northern France: â€œEsprit de Franceâ€ â€“ available to travelers in 2012. The adventure continues in Egypt with â€œPyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasures,â€ an unforgettable expedition. New for 2012, Adventures by Disney will feature distinct enhancements to its Australia, London and Paris and Galapagos Islands departures â€“ details, dates and rates are available at www.AdventuresbyDisney.com.
Over the last six years, Adventures by Disney has developed a collection of exhilarating tours with one goal in mind: help families experience the most sought-after and culturally stimulating destinations in the world. Led by knowledgeable Adventure Guides and authentic local experts, families unlock the wonders and stories of the world through unparalleled excursions and engaging activities designed for all ages and activity levels such as pizza-making at a farm in Italy, spending the night at a German castle and playing the role of an art detective at the Louvre. With the smallest details planned in advance, itâ€™s easy for parents to relax and immerse themselves in the most valuable experience of all â€“ quality time with their family.
â€œThrough our dedication to storytelling and exclusive hands-on experiences, families can get a glimpse of the history and beauty synonymous with Greece, France, Egypt and every vacation destination on our roster,â€ said Josh Dâ€™Amaro, Vice President, Adventures by Disney. â€œWe are in the business of creating unforgettable, VIP hassle-free itineraries so guests can focus on discovering and exploring a new world and creating priceless vacation memories that last a lifetime.â€
Adventures by Disney presents three featured adventures for 2012:
â€œGreek Odysseyâ€ Athens, Santorini and Crete â€“ the adventure starts in Athens where Greek mythology comes to life through moonlight storytelling at the Parthenon and sporting games at the home of the modern Olympics, Panathinaiko Stadium. Discovery continues on the volcanic island of Santorini where kids go feet-first into Greek grape stomping while adults enjoy a wine tasting at Volcan winery. After sailing the azure waters of the Aegean Sea, families travel to Crete and are immersed in mountain culture with local expert-led lessons in Tsatziki cheese making and Greek dancing.
â€œPyramids, Pharaohs & Ancient Treasuresâ€ Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, the Nile and Sharm El Sheikh â€“ uncover an ancient world of pyramids, mummies and man-made marvels as this expedition kicks off with a camelback tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and a Nile River cruise to Luxor. Families will be in awe of the architectural wonder of the Sphinx and experience the secrets of Tutankhamenâ€™s tomb in the Valley of the Kings with a Junior Adventurer scavenger hunt at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Activities like papyrus making, traditional cooking, and hieroglyphic writing give guests a first-hand view of life in ancient Egypt.
â€œEsprit de Franceâ€ Paris, Normandy and Loire Valley â€“ perfect for families looking to experience the arts, this itinerary features a drawing activity in Monetâ€™s Gardens, a visit to ChÃ¢teau du Clos LucÃ©, the last known residence of Leonardo da Vinci, and a private dinner at the Louvre in Paris. A true taste of the French countryside, adventurers learn of the art of brandy-making on the Normandy Cider Route; enjoy a picturesque country bike ride and spend the night in an authentic ChÃ¢teau. Guests continue the adventure with visits to Versailles, Mont Saint-Michel monastery, Omaha Beach and a viewing of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Adventures by Disney unveils three enhanced itineraries for 2012:
â€œDiscovery Down Underâ€ Australia and Tasmania â€“ the action-packed Australian adventure will now include a visit to the island of Tasmania featuring a Eucalyptus forest zipline experience, an introduction to traditional cuisine at Kateâ€™s Berry Farm and Meadowbank Winery as well as a visit to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary to meet the infamous Tasmanian Devil.
â€œGrandiosos Galapagosâ€ Galapagos Islands â€“ Now families can spend more time discovering the flora and fauna of Darwinâ€™s famous islands with seven nights aboard the Galapagos Explorer cruise ship. Guests will have the opportunity to swim and snorkel with sea lions and penguins and come face to face with giant tortoises.
â€œCities of Knights and Lightsâ€ London and Paris â€“ Adventures by Disneyâ€™s classic European itinerary now features an exquisite trip to the British Countryside where guests can play British lawn games and receive royal treatment on a privately-guided tour of Windsor Castle.
From VIP experiences and world-class accommodations to add-on excursions, Adventures by Disney has a quest to suit any traveler. For more information on Adventures by Disney, visit www.AdventuresbyDisney.com.
About Adventures by Disney
Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney provides immersive, hassle-free and unforgettable group guided-family vacation experiencesÂ to destinations in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.Â Families traveling with Adventures by Disney receive exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary experiences at locations including: the South African plains, the great cities of Europe, North Americaâ€™s national parks, the ancient monuments of Egypt, Costa Ricaâ€™s rich rainforest, the ruins of Pompeii and Machu Picchu, Australiaâ€™s outback and the Great Wall of China.
Over the last six years, the brand has been recognized by numerous travel organizations for its excellence in family tourism and was ranked #1 among Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters for Families in Travel + Leisureâ€™s Worldâ€™s Best awards 2011 readersâ€™ survey.