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Old 10-17-2006, 12:56 AM   #1
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Question Adventures by Disney Vacation packages??

Hey,

I was just wondering if anyone has experienced "Adventures by Disney" vacations??? How is it, is it worth the money??? Also, what is exactly included in the packages??? Any input would greatly be apprecitaed!!!

I am planning to book a vacation for Dec. 2007 for London/Paris trip!!!

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Old 10-17-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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I would love to know also. So, I'll give this a bump.
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:07 PM   #3
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I've not been one yet but I do have the planning DVD and the brochure and it looks awesome. While the parents do one thing they'll have something equally fun and exciting to do for the kids, example in Italy when parents do wine tastings the kids are doing gelato tasting. Here's the itinerary on their website for the London/Paris trip might give you more detail http://abd.disney.go.com/abd/en_US/d...risLandingPage
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Old 10-19-2006, 12:15 PM   #4
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Hmm I wonder if those who don't drink for whatever reason would be allowed to do the Gelato tasting instead?


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I've not been one yet but I do have the planning DVD and the brochure and it looks awesome. While the parents do one thing they'll have something equally fun and exciting to do for the kids, example in Italy when parents do wine tastings the kids are doing gelato tasting. Here's the itinerary on their website for the London/Paris trip might give you more detail http://abd.disney.go.com/abd/en_US/d...risLandingPage
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
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It's funny you should ask that question.

I do not drink and asked the same question.

We were offered the opportunity to join the gelato tasting or have some additional free time to wander around the city of Siena. The wine /gelato tasting were the last scheduled event before we were to have a few unscheduled hours.

We chose to do some shopping and bought some beautiful pottery (which we shipped home) and sit in piazza and have a pizza and watch the people.

It was a beautiful afternoon and we watched the moon rise over the city.

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Old 10-19-2006, 02:22 PM   #6
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Viva Italia was GREAT!

Can't say enough about it and on the DVC board, they're waiting for a trip report. Will post it here when I get caught up.

However, does that fact that we're planning on doing the Wyoming Adventure with our kids (10 & 13) this summer and London/Pairs with just DH this fall tell you anything? I'd be afraid to try another tour company after such a fabulous experience with ABD! I don't think any could compare! It was practically perfect in every possbile way!
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Old 10-17-2006, 02:45 PM   #7
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I just saw a link for these here yesterday. They look really neat! Hopefully someone who's been will see this.
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:21 PM   #8
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I went on the London/Paris trip this May. It was absolutely fantastic!! Lots of little Disney-style surprises throughout the trip. The hotel accomodations were wonderful (although I understand the Paris hotel will be changing for the 2007 trips, though I assume it will be an even better place). Looking at the 07 itinerary, there are some changes to the trip, but I think it will still be extremely worthwhile. I was a little surprised to read that the Eiffel Tower visit will now be for lunch, instead of dinner and that no visit to Montmarte will be included. Montmarte was one of my favorite parts of the trip. Oh well, I recommend making the visit during your free time.

You will really get a great feel for both cities and will see and experience all of the major landmarks. You will have local guides who are extremely knowledgable about their city and its history. Meals are lovely and you'll experience some very top-of-the-line restaurants. There were only 3 kids on my trip, but they all seemed to have a terrific time and all activities were great for both adults and kids. You can really share the time together and enjoy the cities in ways that will allow everyone to get the best out of the experience.

I really enjoyed the special activities that I would not otherwise have gone through the time or expense to do on my own. As an example, after visiting the inside of Notre Dame, we were given the opportunity to go up to the top of the bell towers to see the views of the city (and the gargoyles!).

Just a great, great trip!! Well worth the price! I'm heading off on one of the new 2007 trips to "La Costa Bella" (Italy - Rome & the Amalfi Coast) next May with some friends I made on the last trip! That's the thing... everyone comes out of the trip feeling like family. I actually cried the final evening, as we all said farewell. The Adventure Guides were so wonderful and made every little thing so special. I still can't believe I went on the trip (it was my first time overseas). What an amazing experience. I wouldn't want to travel with anyone but Disney!

Highly recommended!!!
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:13 PM   #9
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I really want to go on the Costa Rica trip! Unfortunatly, we're going to have to wait a while to raise the funds (got a Disney trip this Dec and then no more says hubs ), but the Costa Rica trip is one of the more affordable. I don't know what airfare would be like.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:18 PM   #10
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The girls I'll be going to Italy with have also done the Costa Rica trip. They said it was the best ever. Their exact quote was "You HAVE to go!!!" I probably won't ever make it to that one, but it surely sounded great from their description and photos. They loved it!!
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Hi there,

Just recently returned form the Viiva Italia trip with ABD. It was AWESOME!!!!

Cant say enough great things about it. It was worth every penny.

If you'd like information regarding itinerary details, frequently asked question for all 2007 trips or to price a trip of your own, you can follow this link:

http://www.dreamsunlimitedtravel.com/abd/

It will take you to the Dreams Unlimited Travel website dedicated to ABD.

If you'd like help planning your trip, you reach me at ABD@wdwinfo.com.

If you'd like to see photos of our recet trip to Italy, you can follow this link:

http://www.wdwinfo.com/pictures.htm

The photos are divided by city.

This is the trip of a lifetime. We had so much fun and meeting new people was one of the highlights.

I'd love to help you plan your ABD trip.

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Old 10-19-2006, 03:14 PM   #12
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