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Old 06-12-2011, 07:17 AM   #16
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Last year the trips were released on July 21. The two prior years it was the firs week or so of August. Booking started at the same time.
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Old 06-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #17
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I would love to go to Normandy again. It is so moving. So, please please don't mess mith my mind, if that is not an option!
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:18 PM   #18
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Pardon me Myth, is this the Chattanooga Choo-choo

The only Myth I can think of (other than the silver spoon in the Champagne) is some sort of Greece Itinerary...
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Old 06-14-2011, 03:09 PM   #19
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So here we are about 6 weeks away from August...will there be new trips announced? Will Greece be added?

Sure, world turmoil has to play a part--and maybe the economics of Greece, Spain, Ireland...on the other hand tourists bring welcome funds. So I'm still hoping for some sort of Greece and Greek Islands Adventure--maybe with Ephesus thrown in for good (and ancient) measure. I'm also staying with my theory that should the cruise line go back to the med, they would consider an Eastern Med cruise (hopefully things will cool down out there)--and do an ABD add-on with guides experienced in Eygpt, Greece, Turkey...

Also, will DisneyGuy pay disboard another visit? (He's been on the money before re new trips--or lack of trips)
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:41 PM   #20
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So here we are about 6 weeks away from August...will there be new trips announced? Will Greece be added?

Sure, world turmoil has to play a part--and maybe the economics of Greece, Spain, Ireland...on the other hand tourists bring welcome funds. So I'm still hoping for some sort of Greece and Greek Islands Adventure--maybe with Ephesus thrown in for good (and ancient) measure. I'm also staying with my theory that should the cruise line go back to the med, they would consider an Eastern Med cruise (hopefully things will cool down out there)--and do an ABD add-on with guides experienced in Eygpt, Greece, Turkey...

Also, will DisneyGuy pay disboard another visit? (He's been on the money before re new trips--or lack of trips)
Disney cruise line is definitely not going back to the Med in 2012. So there won't be any ABD Med cruise tie-ins for next year, at the very least. Whether or not DCL returns to the Med any time soon is anyone's guess. That doesn't mean that ABD couldn't add a Greece ABD without the cruise-line!

As long as disneyguy plays nicely and does not get argumentative or call names like he did last year, then he's welcome back!

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Old 06-14-2011, 06:09 PM   #21
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Yup--we were waiting for the DCL annoucement for 2012 and were disappointed with the 2012 itinerary (but it is understandable--they are staying away from world hotspots and building up more US interest with more US ports). I was hoping they would use 2012 to season the ABD guides in new port areas, then have an eastern med trip in 2013 witht he Magic and by then trained ABD guides in Greece, Turkey and Eygpt. I plot, I plan...but of course, at this point it is all speculation and pie in the sky!
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:25 AM   #22
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Yup--we were waiting for the DCL annoucement for 2012 and were disappointed with the 2012 itinerary (but it is understandable--they are staying away from world hotspots and building up more US interest with more US ports). I was hoping they would use 2012 to season the ABD guides in new port areas, then have an eastern med trip in 2013 witht he Magic and by then trained ABD guides in Greece, Turkey and Eygpt. I plot, I plan...but of course, at this point it is all speculation and pie in the sky!
Nothing wrong with speculation and pie in the sky!!! I love to dream about where ABD is going to take me next, too.

Personally, I'm still holding out hope that they'll do a Hawaii ABD including a few days at Aulani for next year!

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Old 06-15-2011, 06:44 PM   #23
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Greece

Greece is beautiful, but lots of protests due to financial troubles.
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Old 06-15-2011, 08:02 PM   #24
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Bring back IMPERIAL CITIES!
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:06 PM   #26
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Spain, Greece and Hawaii--all good!
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:41 PM   #27
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Wonder where they will go in 2012?!?!

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I think Flavors of France was Paris and somewhere in the south of France. I was just joking about that exact trip coming back Normandy and Champagne, I guess, from DisneyGuy's clue. What does the MYTH part mean? Greece maybe? ABD isn't at the top of my list for 2012. so I hope they come up with something more interesting. France isn't going win me over. Greece might though. The Lindblad Greece trip is on my short list.

DisneyGuy, any idea on the date when the 2012 itineraries will be announced?
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You are very good at riddles

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Old 06-25-2011, 06:30 AM   #28
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Thanks, disneyguy. Do you have any riddles about the announcement date?
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Old 06-25-2011, 06:52 PM   #29
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Not sure how this will format, but I had this .pdf saved on my computer.


France – Flavors of France Aix-en-Provence, Paris
Daily Itinerary Day One
Arrive at Marseille Airport Bienvenue! Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and escorts you to the Grand Hotel Mercure Roi René in Aix-en-Provence. The Grand Hotel Mercure Roi René After your Adventure Guide checks you in, unwind from the flight in this comfortable hotel named after The Good King René, the royal poet and painter. Lunch On Your Own If you arrive early in the day, explore on your own the many lunch options in this historic district. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. Poolside Reception and Welcome Meet your fellow adventurers and at the poolside reception in the hotel's interior courtyard. Dinner at Le Passage Taste the magic of Provençal cuisine as you dine at this contemporary brasserie in the heart of Aix-en-Provence. Admire the modern gallery exhibition that adorns the walls. Meal Included: Dinner


Day Two
Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence Stroll with a local expert through the cobblestone streets of this beautiful Roman town that was home to the celebrated painter Paul Cézanne. Discover Aix's numerous fountains, some as ancient as the Roman empire and bubbling with warm waters from the city's famous therapeutic hot springs. Visit to Cézanne's Painting Locale Ride the motor coach to the scenic summit of Colline des Lauves, a hillside just outside of Aix, where Cézanne painted 11 oil paintings and 17 watercolor paintings, all exhibited by the greatest museums in the world. As your local expert shares the history of this influential artist, view the Sainte Victoire mountain, which dominates the landscape and inspired some of Cézanne's most memorable works. Picnic Lunch at Château de Beaupré Enjoy a picnic at this opulent country manor surrounded by verdant vineyards and the lush colors of Cézanne's cherished countryside. Wine Tasting and Nougat Noshing After lunch, adults tour the winery and participate in a privately hosted wine tasting in the 19th-century cellar, while Junior Adventurers indulge their sweet tooth with Provençal nougat, buttery caramels and other regional specialties. Pétanque! Learn from a local expert the French version of lawn bowling called pétanque, a fun and deceptively challenging
game. Dinner On Your Own in Aix Aix-en-Provence offers delectable cuisine from every corner of the world. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations to make this dinner on your own a memorable one. Afterwards, stroll through the romantic narrow streets by moonlight. Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three
Kayak Gard River to Pont du Gard* Discover Provence's scenic wonders on this kayaking adventure*! As you glide along the gentle Gard River, pass canyons surrounded by cypress trees and oaks, and enjoy the view as your kayak floats under the ancient Roman Pont du Gard aqueduct. Picnic Lunch at Pont du Gard This architectural marvel provides an impressive backdrop as you picnic with your fellow adventurers along the river bank. Pont du Gard Channel Walk and Museum Tour Take in the stunning view of the countryside as a local expert guides you along the massive stone water channel. Afterwards, learn the amazing history of the Roman aqueduct via giant multimedia screens and magnificently detailed models. A Special Provençal Dinner The culinary artistry of Provençe continues to paint your palate with sensational flavors at an included dinner with your fellow adventurers. Disney Movie Night While adults take a break at the hotel from the day's activities, Junior Adventurers enjoy a private Disney movie presentation with milk and cookies. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner *Children must be at least 6 years old and all Guests able to swim in order to participate in kayaking.



Day Four
Bicycle and Walking Excursion Pedal on a scenic road that winds along the crest of the picturesque Petit Luberon mountains. For those who prefer to keep both feet on the ground, stroll along a charming wooded path that parallels the bicycle route. Afterwards, continue by motor coach to the fantastic medieval village of Gordes. Lunch On Your Own in Gordes This quaint historic town clings to the mountain's flanks -- no wonder it has been named one of "The Most Beautiful Villages in France"! Stroll through its narrow streets to discover a variety of inviting restaurants. Tour the Ochre Cliffs of Roussillon Once a source of ochre for paint pigments, these startling rock formations surround the charming village of Roussillon. After the privately guided tour, admire on your own the meandering streets and jaunty rooftops of this colorful hamlet. A Special Provençal Dinner The culinary artistry of Provençe continues to paint your palate with sensational flavors at an included dinner with
your fellow adventurers. Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner



Day Five
Travel to Paris Experience high-tech French transportation as the sleek TGV bullet train speeds you to your next destination: Paris! Lunch on the TGV Taste the sumptuous bread of France's famous Paul's Boulangerie, which provides your boxed lunch during the speedy rail trip north. City Tour of Paris Soak up the sensational sights of Paris on a motor coach tour before heading to your hotel for check-in. Then join your Adventure Guides for an orientation tour of the stately neighborhood surrounding the hotel. Arrive at Hotel Napoleon Steps away from the Champs Elyseés, this elegant hotel features old world décor with modern amenities. Make yourself at home in the cradle of the arts! Dinner On Your Own in Paris Now is the chance to venture out and experience the grand French ritual of le dîner! Your Adventure Guides will help you find the perfect restaurant for an extraordinary family meal on your own as only the French can create. Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch



Day Six
Louvre Museum After breakfast, learn from local experts about the world's greatest masterpiecesincluding the enigmatic Mona Lisafrom an expert art historian. Meanwhile, kids will love discovering famous art works as they play "Louvre Art Detective," an interactive scavenger hunt through the museum. Seine River Water Taxi Take in the beauty of the city from a unique point of view as you ride the Seine Water Taxi to the Eiffel Tower for lunch. Lunch at Altitude 95 on the Eiffel Tower Ride the elevator to the first level of the Eiffel Tower and enjoy the view as you dine at the stylish Altitude 95 restaurant. View from the Top of the Eiffel Tower Ride the elevator to the top of the Eiffel Tower and snap some photos of the breathtaking views. Afternoon On Your Own in Paris In the afternoon, ask your Adventure Guides to help your family plan an ideal experience on your own in the city. Shop in trendy boutiques, meander though museums, or visit legendary landmarks like Les Catacombs, Notre Dame, the cemetery of Père-LaChaise, and more! Farewell Dinner at Ladurée Champs Elysées Dine in the height of elegance at the Ladurée restaurant on the Champs Elysées, steps away from the Arc de Triomphe.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner



Day Seven
Breakfast at the Hotel Bid your fellow adventurers a bon voyage as you enjoy one last meal in Paris. Transfer to Airport Board pre-arranged transportation to the airport and say au revoir until you return again
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:45 PM   #30
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I'm hoping for Hawaii! Also, just because a trip is "family", rather than "adults only", doesn't necessarily mean you will have to contend with crying, whining children.
some children are better behaved than adults! Hehehe!
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