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Let’s Adventure Together!


“I’ve always wanted to see ____________________”.  Fill in the blank.  For me, of the places I haven’t been yet I would probably have to add England, Germany, the Baltics among others.  Sure, you can plan a trip to those locations, put together all the hotels, tours, plans, meals.  Or you can do it with little effort on your part with a company known for its hospitality, service excellence and storytelling.

Adventures by Disney® can make it happen for you. Adventures by Disney was created especially for families, with breathtaking guided group vacations spanning six continents—from Alaska to Australia, and from Costa Rica to Canada. With Adventures by Disney, you’ll meet enthralling local experts. Enjoy backstage access, VIP treatment and other exclusive experiences difficult to arrange on your own. And discover incredible adventures for everyone, including special thrills just for kids. You and your fellow travelers are hosted by two Disney-trained Adventure Guides. Best of all, Adventures by Disney will handle the details. So you can spend your time having the time of your life.

Working with your agent from Travel On A Dream, we will help you with all of your plans from the moment you leave home until you arrive back after an amazing adventure.  We can help with your flights, pre and post nights, plus any activities not covered during the tour.  Though nearly everything is covered!  A number of our agents have been on Adventures by Disney tours and all have received training on what sets this vacation experience apart from other tour groups.  We can help to select the right tour for you and your family.

Right now, through June 15, 2014 we are offering a special bonus if you book your next Adventures by Disney trip with Travel On A Dream.  Check this out!



For more information on any of the Adventures by Disney tours, please check out this ebrochure we have created just for you

Whether you want to follow in the Inca’s footprints in Peru, go on a safari in South Africa, spend a night in a real castle in Germany or any of the other destinations Adventures by Disney can take you!  For additional information email us at or check out our site at

It’s Time To Plan A Vacation!

For the last week, many of us have been dealing with weather issues – bitter cold and incredible amounts of snow or rain.  Our temperature this morning was 42 degrees warmer than yesterday morning!  And it’s still cold!  Everyone is talking about it on Facebook, in the stores, on the news.  But what can you do?

It’s Time To Plan A Vacation!

Now is the perfect time to plan your next vacation.  Where do you want to go?  Disney World, a cruise, an all-inclusive, or how about a group tour like Adventures by Disney?  Right about now, sitting on my balcony, watching the ocean go by with a tropical drink in my hand sounds amazing!  My toes just smiled thinking about digging in a white sandy beach in the tropics.  Even my Alaska cruise for this summer sounds fantastic because it can’t be anywhere near the temperatures we have seen!

Ok, so I’ve convinced you it’s time to look at planning another vacation.  What’s next?  Contact your Travel On A Dream agent or just visit our website and put in a request for a quote.  You can also call us at 888-681-1240 and select option 1.  We will put you in touch with any of our agents qualified to help you plan your perfect escape.  Whether it is now or in the next couple of years, it will give you something to look forward to.

How About An Incentive?

We have three for you!  For each reservation you book totaling $2,000 or more (a reservation is one confirmation number), you will receive a bonus $25 onboard credit (for cruises) or a $25 gift card, given at the time of travel.  Airfare is excluded in the total cost of the reservation.  The onboard credit is in addition to our Loyalty Program!

If you refer others to us, we always offer a referral bonus.  For all referrals with deposits applied between January 10 –  January 31, 2014, the referral bonus will be double!  See our website for details on the referral program.

Finally, if you are referring or are referred through sharing on social media, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card!  We will have two to give out — one for a referrer and one for a new client.  Here’s how you enter — share our Facebook page, Twitter user @TravelOnADream, or this blog with all your friends and tell them to tell us you sent them.  All your friends need to do is contact us to help plan their next vacation.  Once they have paid their deposit, they will be entered and so will you!

All three of these incentives are available for new bookings between January 10 and January 31, 2014.  We will draw for the winners on February 1, 2014.

What Do Your Services Cost Me?

In most cases, NOTHING!  For Disney Destinations and all cruises, we do not charge a service fee.  We are paid by the travel supplier after you complete your travel.  And they won’t charge you more to work with us.  It’s the best of both worlds!  We do charge a small service fee for airline, car rentals, other hotels and itinerary planning when booked separately, but not as a part of a package.  If you have booked a cruise or a Disney Destination with us, we will not charge you for the extras you need to make your vacation complete.  Our agents will take care of all of your itinerary planning, including dining arrangements and touring recommendations.

So What Are You Waiting For?

Contact us today!


Surprise Your Family With A Disney Vacation!

Surprise your family with a Disney Vacation this holiday season!!!

Book your Disney vacation between November 10 and December 1, 2013 and receive your choice of gift from Travel On A Dream*.  Choose from Santa Mickey hat, Santa Minnie hat or a Mickey Silhouette Ornament.

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Ask for Promotion Code:  HOHOHO

*Some restrictions apply.  Contact your travel agent for full details.  Promotion is being offered by Travel On A Dream only.  Valid on Disney vacations totaling $1500 or more.  One per reservation number.  Disney Packages must include 3-day park tickets.  Not valid with any other promotion offered by Travel On A Dream.  Travel must take place by the end of 2014.  Items will be mailed in time to gift for the holidays.  Quantities are limited.  Act quickly.

Adventures by Disney Norway

Follow in the footsteps of the animators from Disney’s Frozen with this fantastic Adventures by Disney vacation.  Bookings begin for the general public tomorrow, October 15, 2014.  Here are some of the highlights of this 8 Day/7 Night tour:

  • Start your adventure in Bergen, which inspired the kingdom of Arendelle, the home to Anna and Elsa in Frozen
  • Visit Fjord Country, meeting local storytellers, fishermen and farmers along the way
  • Go river rafting down one of Norway’s rivers
  • Learn Norwegian folk dancing and feel like a local from Arendelle in Frozen
  • Go trout fishing in Lake Loen and it’s glacial blue waters
  • Visit Stave Churches up close
  • Visit the global capital of Norway – Oslo

Your Adventure will start in Bergen and end in Oslo.  The minimum age for this tour is 5 years of age, however it is recommended that children be at least 6 years old.

Photo by Rachel Cumberledge

Photo by Rachel Cumberledge

There are several dates available for 2014 with two adult exclusive dates as well.  Adult exclusive dates include May 31 – June 7 and September 6 to September 13.  Other dates available are:

  • July 5 – 12, 2014
  • July 12 – 19, 2014
  • July 19 – 26, 2014
  • July 26 – August 2, 2014
  • August 2 – 9, 2014

Pricing starts at $4989 per adult and $4739 per child.  Our Adventures by Disney gift card promotion will apply.  Contact your Travel On A Dream agent today for details on this and other Adventure by Disney itineraries.

Lights, Camera, Magic!!

Editor’s Note:  Today’s blog is from guest blogger, Elaine.  Elaine was able to take the Lights, Camera, Magic one day tour offered by Adventures by Disney on April 27, 2012, before her amazing cruise on the Disney Wonder to Hawaii.  Thanks Elaine!

When Tracy found out that my Mom and I had booked the one-day Lights, Camera, Magic Adventures By Disney excursion for April 27, 2012, she asked if I would write a review for her travel blog.  I immediately said yes, but now that we are back and I am sitting here about to write my review, I’m thinking…how much detail should I give, should I give away all the surprises we received along the way….or should I just give a basic recap that will allow readers to get an overview of the stops on the tour without giving too much away.  I decided to give a basic recap because some of the surprises make the trip but if you have any specific question, please contact Tracy.

So…. here’s my review of the most amazing day…..

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New for 2013 from Adventures by Disney

A couple months ago we heard about one of the new offerings from Adventures by Disney for 2013 – Jewels of Southeast Asia.  In the last couple weeks, we have also heard about a new itinerary for the Costa Rica tours – Costa Rica Coast to Coast.  Now today we learn about the newest adventure – Scotland:  A Brave Adventure.

First we’ll start with Scotland.  On June 22 Disney Pixar’s Brave will be released in studios.  After seeing this movie, you can travel to Scotland to experience this land that inspired the movie.  During your 9 day, 8 night trip, you’ll be able to visit the Loch Ness Exhibition Center and canoe across the lake, stand between the Callanish Standing Stones, go horseback riding and mountain biking at Rorthiemurchus Estate, tour the Glamis Castle and have a private tour of the Edinburgh Castle.  These are just a few of the many things you will explore on your Brave Adventure! Rates start from $4999 per adult ($4749 per child) with dates available beginning in March, 2013 through September 2013.

Drumnadrochit Pictures
This photo of Drumnadrochit is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Next we’ll visit the Jewels of Southeast Asia with an 11 night/12 day tour of Saigon, Hoi An, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap.  Cruise the Mekong River and hike Mount Phousi during your stay.  Go horseback riding in Cambodia and participate in a “treature hunt” while exploring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park.  This tour will immerse you in the culture and ways of southest Asia with the perfect balance of organized activities for the group and free time.   Pricing for this adventure starts at $4849 per adult ($4609 for children) with dates beginning in May 2013 through April 2014.

Finally, one of the most popular tours with Adventures by Disney is the Costa Rica tour.  This tour will be getting a change in 2013.  In 2013, this tour will take you from coast to coast, visiting Tortuguero National Park, a pineapple plantation, ziplining in Arenal National Park and white water rafting on the Tenorio River.  Even if you have experienced Costa Rica before, it’s time to go back again!  Rates start at $3099 for adults ($2949 for children) with dates beginning February 2, 2013 and continue through April 4, 2014.

As with all Adventures by Disney tours, you will always receive the services of two Adventures Guides, family activities and fun for the kids (except on special adult only tours), accommodations, scheduled meals, activities & entertainment, luggage service, transportation during your adventure, cultural entertainment with local experts and VIP access and exclusive activities to Adventures by Disney.

Contact us today for the best selection of available dates on these or any of the Adventures by Disney tours.  Between now and June 30, 2012, you can receive a gift card up to $600.00!  This is based on the itinerary and travel dates so contact us for more details.

Additional 2013 Adventures by Disney Add-Ons Information

This morning I blogged about the European add-ons to the Disney Cruise Line Mediterranean cruises next year.  We now have some additional information about the tours.

7-Night Mediterranean Magic

During this tour, you will visit Monaco and tour the palace where Grace Kelly lived, go behind-the scenes at Grom Gelateria in Florence, take a private tour of some of Rome’s most famous landmarks like the Coliseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Forum, Vatican City Museum and the Sistine Chapel, not only see how to press olive oil and make mozzarella cheese but you will also make pizzas with the chefs in Sorrento and cruise around the isle of Capri in the Mediterranean Sea.

12-Night Mediterranean Magic with Venice

Here you will again take the same tours in Rome and Sorrento as the 7-night Mediterranean Magic but you will also have a private gondola tour of Venice, go swimming off the coast of Malta and go kayaking along the coastline of Croatia in Dubrovnik.

12-Night Mediterranean Magic with Greece

Your tours in Rome will be the same as the other two tours.  In addition you will visit Panathinkaiko, the location where the modern Olympics were first held.  Junior Adventurers will join in a mini marathon just for fun.  You will also have lunch in the heart of Ephesus, complete with Turkish coffee while in Mykonos you will learn how to prepare some classic Greek favorites.  You will also be able to swim off the coast of Malta.

4-Night Pre-stay in Madrid

Here you will have a private tour of Palacio Real and then visit Alcazar of Segovia.  You will learn how to cook Spanish cuisine at Foxa Molino de Cantarranas and take a bike or walking tour through Parque del Retiro.  Finally you will learn about the culture and people through activities including tapas “pub crawl” and a Flamenco dance performance.  Prices include airfare from Madrid to Barcelona.

4-Night Pre-stay in Barcelona – Barcelona Encantos

On this tour you will visit the 1992 Summer Olympics site for a group photo, take a privately guided tour of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter to learn more about Antonio Gaudi.  You will have a privately-held cooking clas and Flamenco dance performance.  You will also have a tour of the Codorniu Cellars, a winery dating back to 1551, including a tasting of their cava.

3-Night Pre-Stay in Barcelona – Barcelona Escape

On this three night stay you will have a privately guided tour of Sagrada Familia Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter and Montserrat.  Included will be an archeology experience and a mountain hike.  You will be able to meet the people and experience the culture with activities including stained glass making and a Flamenco dance performance.

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