Dec 09

Adventures by Disney Introduces European Itineraries


Adventures by Disney introduces European itineraries to bring the rich culture and stories of Tuscany and Spain to life for travelers.

Tuscany – Florence & the Chianti Region of Tuscany

unnamedThe distinctive tastes and timeless traditions of Italy come together for a mouthwatering Tuscan culinary adventure. Relax in lush accommodations while taking in the rolling hills and charming vineyards on an adventure of a lifetime. This 7-day, 6-night itinerary includes a truffle hunting experience, hands-on cooking lessons, a unique dining experience in the garden of Castello di Spaltenna, a visit to a historic winery in the heart of the Chianti district and more.

From its natural beauty to its evocative medieval villages and centuries as the world’s foremost gastronomic center, the Tuscany region of Italy has come to embody the timeless soul of the country. As you dig into the vivid and rustic cuisine, learn the secrets of Tuscan cooking, and walk along the ancient stone footpaths, you’ll come to know the rich heart d’Italia.

Highlights include:

  • “Truffles in Tuscany” Walk & Lunch
    Seek out this elusive delicacy with an expert truffle-hunter and his truffle-hunting hounds, and then taste the fruits of your labors during a truffle-centric lunch.
  • Wine Blending and Olive Oil Infusion Adventure at Castello Vicchiomaggio
    At this 15th-century castle—home to Leonardo da Vinci when he painted the Mona Lisa—you’ll learn the fine art of winemaking. Learn from expert vintners at how complex flavors and aromas are created. Junior Adventurers get to create their own cantucci and infused olive oils.
  • Culinary Arts Adventures
    Authentic (and delicious) culinary experiences are woven through your journey. Try your hand at making classic Tuscan dishes the traditional way. At San Pignano, experience hand-thrown pizza making at an ancient outdoor Tuscan wood-fired pizza oven, make your own bruschetta and dine al fresco under the star-filled Tuscan night sky. At San Donato, you’ll learn the ancient art of making pasta.
  • Stay 2 Nights at the Magical Castel Monastero
    Stay at this historic former monastery set high on a hill and protected by thick walls. Within these cloisters lies a spacious, modern resort featuring beautiful décor and a revitalizing spa. Enjoy a gourmet adult-exclusive dinner at a superb restaurant. Junior Adventurers get to enjoy their own dinner and a movie.
  • Experience Farm Life at Borgo di Cortefreda
    Discover the charming traditions of Tuscan life at Borgo di Cortefreda, a charming rural hotel nestled in the hills of the Chianti region. Learn the ancient art of honeycomb candle making, taste local cheeses and meet some of the resident sheep and their shepherd. Dine on a locally sourced farm-inspired lunch and make your own focaccia.

Spain – Madrid, Segovia, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella & Barcelona 

ABD_Spain6From classic castles to breathtaking beaches, the new Adventures by Disney Spain itinerary includes stops in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Marbella. This 9-day, 8-night tour takes you off the beaten path for an unforgettable trip that explores Spanish culture, art and history. Guests can dance to the rhythm of strumming guitars with private Flamenco lessons, relax in the waters of the Mediterranean, visit landmark monuments including La Sagrada Familia, Madrid’s Royal Palace and Prado museum, as well as Córdoba’s Grand Mosque.

A country whose citizens live life to the fullest invites you to do the same. Bike along a boardwalk in a beachside town that’s the playground of the rich and famous, learn how to make a mouthwatering paella, dine overlooking a football stadium and clap your hands to the infectious beat of flamenco as you discover Spain in all its splendor.

Highlights include:

  • Privately Guided Tours of Must-See Monuments
    Visit Madrid’s Royal Palace and El Prado Museum, Cordoba’s Grand Mosque, Seville’s Plaza de España, Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Cathedral in Barcelona and more while engaging local experts make you feel part of the culture and stories of the places you visit.
  • Paella Cooking Lesson at Taberna del Alabardero in Seville
    Try your hand at making paella, the Valencian specialty widely regarded as Spain’s national dish, in a private group lesson at this restored 19th-century mansion, hotel and cooking school.
  • Flamenco Dance Lesson and Dinner Show
    Experience this storied Andalusian folk art form in its birthplace as the director of the Palacio Andaluz company teaches you the moves with fans and castanets. Then dine on a 4-course meal and prepare to be wowed by the rhythm, energy and artistic passion of this talented troupe.
  • Two Nights at a Luxury Seaside Resort in Marbella
    Soak up the sun at Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort in the heart of Costa del Sol, an upscale coastal community where you’ll have time to relax, ride bikes and explore at your leisure.

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Holly Wiencek

Holly Wiencek is the author of Capturing the Magic: A Photographic Journey Through the Walt Disney World Parks. A Florida native and lifelong Disney enthusiast, Holly has been visiting Disney Parks since she was a toddler. With countless visits to both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, she has spent a lifetime exploring and learning about the history and legacy Walt Disney left behind and the details created by Disney Imagineering. She spends her spare time making Disney magic in her everyday life and enjoys sharing that magic with her husband and her daughter, Abby.

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