Welcome to the Granddaddy of all parades, the 128th Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rose Parade features the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. For four nights we stay at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. Join your Tour Manager tonight for a welcome orientation.
Today a local guide joins us for a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the new Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. We also see the Hollywood and Highland Complex, Kodak Theater and the legendary
Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This evening we ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event. Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. We enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Breakfast and dinner
The event you came for is about to begin. We have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast we depart for the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions. In the afternoon we go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the fabulous post-parade “Showcase of the Floats” to see your favorite flats up close. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. Later, we return to the hotel for an evening on own. Breakfast
This morning we take a trip to the incredible J. Paul Getty Museum, a testament to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts. The museum contains a collection of Western art from the middle ages to the present and is one of the most visited museums in the nation. The afternoon has been left free for you to relax and enjoy the California sun. If you wish,you could join us on an optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the southland, the Reagan Library chronicles his storied career that spanned more than five decades of a man who inspired Americans to achieve more than they imagined. Tonight, we are transported back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service hotel, historical landmark and fine dining venue. Enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner and gain a unique glimpse into a bygone era when steamships
were the most regal way to travel. Breakfast and dinner
Like all of our holidays, your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flights home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angles International Airport. Breakfast
Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California
4 Days • 3 Meals While you are on our Tournament of Roses Parade holiday, why not join us for an optional extension to the glittering cosmopolitan center of the Southwest, Las Vegas?
Travel by motorcoach across California, skirting the Mojave National Preserve on the way to Nevada where you’ll check into the Golden Nugget for a three-night stay. You’ll be right in the heart of downtown near the fabulous Fremont Street Experience. Home to numerous casinos, many restaurants and the spectacular Vista Vision Light and Music Show, the Fremont Experience offers something for everyone.
Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, Nevada