Adventures by Disney is adding eight new destinations to its list of family tours, including Alaska, the Galapagos Islands and South Africa.

Other new trips include Italy and Switzerland (Stresa, Zermatt and Lake Lucerne); Boston, Newport, R.I., and New York City; Sorrento and Florence in Central Italy; Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park and San Francisco; and Glacier National Park in Montana and Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada. The South Africa trip includes Capetown and a safari at the Kapama Game Reserve.

The new itineraries will be available beginning in the spring of 2009.

Also new next year will be a more luxurious version of the standard itinerary on the South Africa and Yosemite trips. These Disney Signature Trips will offer upgraded accommodations, amenities and special events.

The company will also be offering some of the same trips as last year, with itineraries that include Western Europe, the Czech Republic and Austria, Costa Rica, Peru, China and Australia.
Prices are based primarily on when you book and when you travel. Vacations start at $2,429 per adult (based on double occupancy) for the seven-night "Spirit of America" tour of Philadelphia, Washington and Williamsburg, Va. Early booking rates may be available when booking at least 90 days in advance, discounted to $2,129 on the same itinerary. Details at http://www.AdventuresbyDisney.com or 877-728-7282.
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