Tournament of Roses Parade

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4 days
California, North America, Western US

Ring in 2018 in sunny Southern California, home to the Tournament of Roses' annual New Year's celebration. Spend the morning watching the dazzling floats of the 129th Rose Parade from your grandstand parade seating, which offers fantastic views of the elite equestrians, drum corps, and marching bands that walk alongside floats decked in colorful flowers.  You'll have two opportunities to view the floasts up close: first during a tour of the float barns the day before the parade, then at the Showcase of Floats afterward.  (Or, should you prefer pigskin to parades, you can score tickets to the Rose Bowl.) The trip also features a visit to The Huntingtion, one of the world's great cultural centers; a docent will lead you through the art collections and botanical gardens. Stop at the Californa Science Center to see the space shuttle Endeavour on your way back to the hotel, then freshen up for a special New Year's Even dinner.

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at the Renaissance Long Beach
  • Roundtrip transfers from LAX, Burbank or Long Beach Airport
  • Grandstand seating at the Tournament of Rose Parade*
  • Welcome Reception & New Year’s Eve Dinner
  • 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • 2018 Rose Parade Program
  • Viewing of the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade, followed by a look at the flower-covered floats during the Showcase of Floats at Victory Park
  • Admission to Huntington Museums & Gardens
  • A festive New Year’s Eve dinner

*The location of seats for the parade: Corner of West Colorado and Orange Grove and within the blocks of 414-450. This is where the TV cameras are located and where the bands stop to perform

There is considerable walking on the sightseeing portions of this tour.

Children 7 yrs or below ARE NOT PERMITTED

Max pax in room – 2 adults & 2 children

If you drive to the hotel there is no price reduction, and parking is not included. Parking at the hotel is $22/day for self-parking with in and out privileges, and is payable directly to the hotel. Valet parking is $28/day.

Sojourns and our partner reserve the right to substitute hotels as it is deemed necessary and to provide comparable alternatives.

Day 1 - Los Angeles - Tour begins
Transfer from Los Angeles/Burbank/Long Beach Airport to the hotel. Welcome Reception will follow at the hotel. Dinner on your own.
Day 2 - Float Barn - Huntington Museum & Gardens
After breakfast we have an early departure to Tour the Float Barns and see the final float preparation. We will proceed to Huntington Museum, a docent led overview of the grounds/museums of the Huntington. You have the opportunity to wander the grounds on your own before lunch in the Museum. Visit to the Space Shuttle on the way back to the hotel to freshen up for your New Year’s Eve dinner at the restaurant. Meals: (B,L,D)
Day 3 - Rose Parade - Showcase of Floats
Depart to Pasadena early to get a good spot for the 129th annual Rose Parade. Note: Please bring a jacket or blanket with you because it is early in the morning and it may be chilly. Prepare to be dazzled by float artistry, equestrian excellence, and the nation’s best marching bands and of course, miles and miles of roses. After a sit-down lunch, head to Victory Park for the post parade of Showcase of Floats. Get a closer look at your favorites and see animated floats in action. Meals: (B, L) Please note: This is a long day with an early wake-up call, float viewing, and walking. The Parade ends at 10am, and the Showcase of Floats viewing area opens at 2pm. After the end of the Parade passes by our seats the group will board the motorcoach and drive away from the area for lunch. This allows time for the Parade to finish, for participants to clear out of the area, and time to assemble floats in the Showcase of Floats area. You will need to walk from where the motorcoach can park to the entrance to the Showcase of Floats and throughout the Showcase area. Please be prepared with comfortable walking shoes.
Day 4 - Los Angeles - Tour ends
After breakfast and transfer to Los Angeles/ Burbank/Long Beach Airport. Please arrange flights to depart after 10:00am. Meals: (B)
Ask your agent about a special pre-night package that includes a visit to the Ronald Reagan Museum
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