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Tournament of Roses Parade 2014

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5 Days · 6 Meals
Travel Type: Air Holiday

Featuring The Queen Mary and New Year's Eve Party
See the Tournament of Roses Parade -- the Granddaddy of all Parades --  from your reserved seats right on Colorado Boulevard.

Highlights
  • 6 Meals (2 dinners and 4 breakfasts)
  • Free round trip airport transfers
  • Spend 4 nights in Long Beach, ranked as one of the most walkable cities in America
  • See the sights of Los Angeles and Hollywood on a narrated Sight and Sounds Tour with a local guide including Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, Disney Concert Hall and Grauman’s Chinese Theater
  • Gala private New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing with a live orchestra and champagne toast to ring in the New Year!
  • Reserved seating for the 126th Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring beautiful pageantry and steeped in tradition
  • Visit the J. Paul Getty Museum with its fabulous collection of Western art from the middle ages to the present
  • See the fabulous “Showcase of the Floats” and view your favorite floats up close to marvel at the creation and construction of the world’s most spectacular parade floats
  • Optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan that spanned more than five decades
  • Enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner aboard the legendary Queen Mary, at one time the grandest ocean liner in the world and gain a unique glimpse into a bygone era
  • Optional post-tour excursion to beautiful San Diego is available
  • $25 in Mayflower Money

Day-by-Day
1
  1. Arrive in Southern California
    Welcome to the grand dame of parades, the 126th 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.
2
  1. Los Angeles City Tour and New Year’s Eve Festivities
    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, Dolby Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This evening we ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a spectacular 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 private dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Breakfast and dinner
3
  1. Tournament of Roses Parade and the J. Paul Getty Museum
    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 pay a visit 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 museum in the nation. Later, we return to the hotel for an evening on own. Breakfast
4
  1. Post-Parade “Showcase of the Floats”
    Today we go to Pasadena for the fabulous post-parade “Showcase of the Floats” to see your favorite floats up close. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. This 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
5
  1. Homeward Bound
    Like all of our holidays, your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flight home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angeles International Airport. Breakfast
Optional Tour extension

Extend your Holiday to San Diego

3 days • 2 Meals


While you are on our Tournament of Roses Parade holiday, why not join us for an optional extension to San Diego?

Travel by motorcoach along the sunny California Coast on our way to America's 7th largest city, San Diego, known for its natural beauty and unforgettable waterfront ambiance. Our first stop is Seaport Village, a perfect place to grab a bite to eat and enjoy 70 one of a kind shops and restaurants, before we board our amphibious vehicle, the Seal, for a 90 minute narrated tour.

Our convenient downtown hotel offers convenient access to many San Diego attractions including the San Diego Zoo, SeaWorld and Balboa Park. There are many outdoor activities available only minutes from the hotel including whale watching, boating, and golf courses.


2015 Departure Date Per Person Twin Room Single Room
January 3 $399 add $229

Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn by Marriott, San Diego, CA

Accommodations

Lodging

All Days

Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California

Dates and Rates
2014 Departure Dates Per Person Twin Room Single Room
December 30 $1,399 add $499

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to and from Los Angeles International Airport.

Rooms for the night before and after the tour are available.
Cost for a room in Long Beach is $269, tax included.

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