Adventures by Disney Introduces an Exciting Lineup of Value Itineraries for Summer 2010

Clients can explore London/Paris, Italy and Costa Rica through new entry-level product called the "Gateway Collection"

(Jan. 20, 2010) BURBANK, Calif. – Adventures by Disneyhasintroduced the "Gateway Collection," a new line of specially-priced itineraries that provide travelers with more time on their own to explore the sites as well as enjoy the comfortable lodging accommodations synonymous with the luxury tour operator. In conjunction with these features, travelers receive the benefits of Adventures by Disney’s highly-trained Adventure Guides who are the concierges for each trip and are always available to provide recommendations and schedule reservations so clients receive the most during their vacation.

Departing this summer, these limited-time Gateway Collection itineraries include, "Gateway to London and Paris," "Gateway to Italy," and "Gateway to Costa Rica," with dates in June, July, August and September.

Gateway to Adventure

Designed from Adventures by Disney’s current model, the Gateway Collection includes guided group vacations similar to the classic and signature itineraries at a lower cost while featuring more free time. Guests will enjoy activities available as part of the itinerary, such as climbing the bell tower of Notre Damein Paris and also have the flexibility to spend the afternoon exploring more of what interests them in the iconic destination at their leisure.

All Gateway Collection itineraries feature Adventures by Disney’s signature "Disney Differences" and some VIP access into popular tourist attractions. For example, on "Gateway to Costa Rica" guests are treated to a new destination that is not available on the core itinerary. Families will become immersed in their surrounding when they embark on a jungle cruise through Tortuguero National Park with a naturalist, exploring the many canals and rich wildlife of the Mangrove.
For families interested in exploring Italy’s ancient wonders, but hesitant because of a lengthy time commitment, "Gateway to Italy" offers a slightly shorter itinerary while still providing travelers with a comprehensive overview of the culture and history of the destination.

"The Gateway Collection is another example of how Adventures by Disney responds to client feedback by offering a range of popular itineraries, such as our Signature Collection tours and most recently our Adventures by Disney/Disney Cruise Line Mediterranean experience," said Randy A. Garfield, executive vice president of sales and travel operations for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. "These new itineraries are ideal for clients looking for a vacation that balances just the right amount of leisure time and freedom to explore destinations on their own with the benefits of Adventures by Disney’s guided tours and hassle-free VIP travel."

The Gateway Collection includes the following 2010 destinations and dates:

"Gateway to London and Paris," June 25, July 5, July 16 and August 2
"Gateway to Italy," June 24, July 15 and August 8
"Gateway to Costa Rica," June 27, July 16, August 7 and an adult-only departure September 4

For more information about Adventures by Disney and the Gateway Collection, travel agents can visit To book call: 877–728–7282.
About Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney is re-creating the way families think about vacationing together. Launched in 2005, Adventures by Disney provides immersive, hassle-free and exhilarating guided family vacation experiences to destinations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Families traveling with Adventures by Disney receive exceptional service while taking part in extraordinary experiences from Cape Town to Paris, Yellowstone to Costa Rica, the ruins of Pompeii to the ruins of Machu Picchu, the Great Barrier Reef to the Great Wall of China and more.

With Disney-trained Adventure Guides, engaging activities, VIP experiences and personal touches throughout, Adventures by Disney excites and delights every member of the family. Guests wanting more information about Adventures by Disney can visit, call 877/728-7282, or contact their travel agent.