New “Short Escape” Vacations from Adventures by Disney for 2019

In 2019, Adventures by Disney will launch three brand-new “Short Escape” vacations with adventures in Boston, London and Vancouver, Canada.


Short Escapes are two- to four-night adventures that can be booked as stand-alone getaways or as add-ons to another vacation. Itineraries for these escapes feature must-see attractions, hands-on activities and other special opportunities. Each vacation is filled with the authentic experiences, VIP service, special access and signature Disney storytelling that set Adventures by Disney vacations apart.

Bookings for the new Short Escapes open Sept. 20, 2018.

Here’s a brief recap of each of the new adventures:

Best of Boston — Past and Present

This new four-day, three-night Short Escape in Boston, focuses on both American history and contemporary culture. Guests will experience privately guided tours along the Freedom Trail and the Old North Church, where many famous moments of the American Revolution took place. There will also be a special after-hours visit to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum that concludes with a private dinner. Other family-friendly excursions and activities include rowing along the Charles River, biking the city on a private adventure, exploring the grounds of Harvard Yard, and dining 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

A new three-day, two-night Short Escape in London, can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or as a pre-cruise add-on to Disney Cruise Line sailings out of nearby Dover, England.

The itinerary includes a 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 rib boat along the River Thames; a privately guided tour of Westminster Abbey, site of royal coronations and weddings; and a visit to Buckingham Palace to see the changing of the guard.

The new London Short Escape is available on select dates in July, August and September 2019.


City Highlights and Outdoor Recreation in Vancouver

The new three-day, two-night Short Escape itinerary in Vancouver can be booked as a stand-alone vacation or added on to a Disney Cruise Line Alaska voyage.

Outdoor activities for this escape will include ziplining and gondola rides at Grouse Mountain, a privately guided tour at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and a morning bike ride through Stanley Park. There will also be a “foodie” walking tour of Granville Island’s famous Public Market, and a special scavenger hunt expedition for Junior Adventurers while adults enjoy beer and wine flights at a local tasting room.

The trip also features early morning access to Grouse Mountain’s resident grizzly bear habitat, where guests can observe bears up-close, learn from a local bear expert and enjoy a private breakfast with amazing views. Other highlights include 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.

For more information on new Short Escapes, visit

Have you taken an Adventures by Disney vacation? Several AllEars.Net team members and friends have and rate them very highly! You can read about Kay Belin’s AbD trip to China last year HERE.

Let us know if any of these “Short Escapes” appeals to you below!

Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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