In 2019, families will have more ways than ever to explore the world with Disney! A new line-up of Short Escape vacations with Adventures by Disney has been announced. In addition to more than 50 global vacations, Adventures by Disney will transport travelers to three new international cities on brand-new itineraries in Boston, London, and Vancouver, Canada.
Short Escapes are two- to four-night adventures in iconic destinations. You can book a trip as stand-alone getaways or as add-ons to other vacation plans. Combining visits to must-see attractions with hands-on activities and opportunities to discover hidden gems. These itineraries are founded on enriching, authentic experiences and bolstered by signature Disney storytelling, VIP service, and special access. The expert services of two knowledgeable Disney-trained Adventure Guides ensure guests enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime vacation from start to finish.
From hassle-free planning to premier accommodations to private tours and interactive activities, the new Short Escape itineraries offer endless opportunities for families to soak in every moment in these incredible cities.
Best of Boston – Past and Present
Treasured American history and spirited contemporary culture come to life during a diverse line-up of experiences in Boston. The escape is a new four-day, three-night Short Escape itinerary.
Throughout the trip, guests are immersed in the city’s legendary stories. During a privately guided tour along the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile route teeming with historical locales, families follow 18th-century costumed guides back in time as they are regaled with thrilling tales from the American Revolution. A private, after-hours tour of the Old North Church will take you in the famed footsteps of Paul Revere. Another special outing is an after-hours visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. It all concludes with a private dinner steeped in the city’s storied roots.
Other family-friendly excursions and activities include rowing along the Charles River, biking the city on a private sightseeing tour, exploring the grounds of Harvard Yard and indulging at a private New England clambake on Thompson Island.
The new Boston Short Escape is available on select dates in May through October 2019.
Bucket List Getaway in London
Adventures by Disney guests will revel in the royal treatment with VIP experiences in one of the world’s most iconic cities during the new three-day, two-night Short Escape in London. This bucket list getaway can be a stand-alone vacation or as a pre-cruise add-on to Disney Cruise Line sailings out of nearby Dover, England.
The itinerary is filled with exceptional experiences, including a once-in-a-lifetime, private viewing of the royal Crown Jewels led by the Tower of London’s Jewel House Warden; a private, high-speed thrill ride in a boat along the River Thames; and a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, the revered site of royal coronations and weddings. Families will also witness the time-honored tradition of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an unforgettable dinner show.
The new London Short Escape is available on select dates in July, August and September 2019.
City Highlights and Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver
Active adventures and culinary delights await on the new three-day, two-night Short Escape itinerary in Vancouver. This trip can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or as a complement to a Disney Cruise Line Alaska voyage.
Exciting outdoor activities offer unparalleled vantage points of the city’s lush natural surroundings. At Grouse Mountain, soar over treetops on a thrilling zip lining excursion after a scenic gondola ride to the mountain peak. A privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park offers breathtaking views from 110 feet above the forest floor. While a morning bike ride through Stanley Park provides a leisurely look at one of North America’s largest parks.
On the first night, Junior Adventurers embark on a special scavenger hunt expedition with their Adventure Guides. Adults will unwind with beer and wine flights at a local tasting room. During a “foodie” walking tour of Granville Island’s famous Public Market the next day. Travelers will get a taste of the city’s thriving culinary scene as they sample local cheeses, charcuterie, freshly baked breads, indulgent desserts and more.
The trip also features early access to Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bear habitat, where guests can observe bears up-close and enjoy a special breakfast with amazing views, plus photo-worthy encounters with lively lumberjacks, birds of prey and towering totem poles.
The new Vancouver Short Escape is available on select dates in May through September 2019.
More Big Adventures on Short Escapes
Returning in 2019 are Adventures by Disney’s popular Short Escapes to New York City, San Francisco, Southern California, Wyoming, Barcelona, and Rome. Highlights of these spectacular itineraries include exclusive visits to Good Morning America in New York City; private, after-hours tours of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel in Rome; and behind-the-scenes access at Disneyland Resort in California.
Like all Adventures by Disney vacations, Short Escape packages include all accommodations, tickets and admissions, transportation within the destination, luggage handling, snacks, and most meals, and the services of two dedicated Adventure Guides.
Bookings for new 2019 Short Escape vacations open on Sept. 20, 2018. To learn more about Adventures by Disney or to book a vacation, visit adventuresbydisney.com, call 1-800-543-0865 or contact Magical Travel today.
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