The Truth About Guided Group Travel with Disney
As we enter this socially-distanced winter season, I wanted to share the truth about guided group travel and why I believe Adventures by Disney is the best way to see the world.
For those who haven’t traveled with Adventures by Disney, they offer luxury travel itineraries to 30+ different countries around the world with groups between 40 for land packages to around 120 guests for river cruises like on the Rhône River Cruise.
When most people hear the phrase “group travel” a few images typically come to mind:
College party trips.
And, being packed shoulder to shoulder for a chance at capturing that one iconic photo.
Nothing could be further (or more socially-distanced 😉) from the truth
From having traveled on several Adventures by Disney trips, I believe this is THE way to see the world.
You get to visit iconic locations AND are immersed in the cultures of the destinations.
Think about the amazing Disney storytelling you see on the big screen.
That is exactly the same caliber of stories that you will experience in every destination.
Take a look at this family above. They are visiting Heidelberg Castle, an iconic renaissance marvel in Germany, off the Rhine River. With Adventures by Disney, we don’t just see the ruins with a guidebook.
We have costumed local experts escort us around the enormous castle as if we were visiting royals.
And share the history with our small group, like a personal, live Disney+ documentary.
And remember that tightly packed in photo stop above? Not with Adventures by Disney.
Your Adventure Guides serve as your personal paparazzi.
They ensuring that you and your family are the stars of your vacation photo memories!
The Group Part
Now, I know what you are thinking. “This sounds great, but you mentioned 40 to 120 guests on a single trip”.
Yes. And let me tell you the truth about guided group travel with Adventures by Disney and why I believe it is the best way to see the world.
So let’s take a scenario we can probably all relate to: nighttime spectaculars.
Remember that time Dad wanted to watch Wishes and Mom wanted to see Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular?
Someone had to compromise (or use an amazing Mickey Travel Agent to help coordinate travel plans).
With Adventures by Disney, since you always have at least two Adventure Guides (up to 8 on river cruises).
So everyone is able to have their ideal vacation without compromising!
And this means when my thrill seeking family member wants to zip line above the trees of Costa Rica, I am not just sitting at the bottom waiting for them to finish.
Instead, my second Adventure Guide hosts me on a jungle hike to see some sloths.
Life Long Memories = Life Long Friends
Do you have your travel buddy?
How did you become travel buddies?
Was it because they shared the same interests and then you added a few experiences together?
I can tell you former strangers from my past Adventures by Disney trips are now my closest friends.
From the moment you meet each other in your destination, you already have several things in common:
You enjoy traveling.
You are interested and excited about the upcoming experiences.
And, more than likely, you are just relieved to be off of that incredibly long flight!
Fast forward seven days, adding in delicious local cuisine, thrilling outdoor adventures, heartfelt local stories and one too many cow jokes from your Adventure Guides and inevitably your original family of three or four has now grown to 40+.
And that brings be to my last reason I love group travel so much:
It may be me, but I really think that the only people who like watching home travel slideshows are the ones who went on the trip.
They are the ones who “get” the inside jokes, or the “remember the time whens.”
With group travel on Adventures by Disney, this means the “insiders” you can enjoy reminiscing about your bucket list travel experience with will be 40 deep.
No longer will you have to bribe your family with exotic wines and cheese to talk about your trip.
From my first Adventures by Disney to my most recent, every single time I reunite with a fellow guest in person or recently on Zoom, we talk about our hilarious Adventure Guides, the ridiculous foods and that time when…
So this winter season, now that you know the truth about guided Group travel with Adventures by Disney, as you dream about your next bucket list trip, think about how amazing it will feel to ditch the distancing and become closer with your new travel buddies.