Tournament of Roses Parade
December 29, 2018 thru January 2, 2019
This 5-day and 4-night adventure is always popular. The highlight of this tour is the Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California; one of the most widely recognized parades in the world. We take in the Rose Parade, see float decorating and have a festive New Years Eve celebration dinner.
5 days, 4 nights
6 Meals Included (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
Livery service to/from your home included
- Tournament of Roses Parade
- Visit The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center
- New Years Eve Celebration Dinner
- Visit OUE Skyspace LA
- Santa Monica Pier
- California Science Center and The King Tut Exhibit
- Descanso Gardens
- Pre-parade float viewing
- Pickup/dropoff livery service
- Roundtrip transportation via luxury motorcoach
- 4 nights lodging
- 6 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
- Pre-parade float viewing ticket
- Parade ticket and souvenir seat cushion
- Admissions as described above
- Services of a tour director
- Baggage handling
- Bus refreshments
- Driver tips
We board our motorcoach and travel west to Sherman Oaks, California and check in to the Courtyard Marriott for the next 4 nights.
This morning we’ll visit The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, which houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and photography from its beginnings to the present, gathered internationally. Afterwards, we will visit the top of the OUE Skyspace LA, nearly 1,000 feet above the city and the premier destination for panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Then we will head to the iconic Santa Monica Pier to connect with the Pacific Ocean, stroll the beach and people-watch.
Today is New Year’s Eve. We spend the morning at a favorite event – observing float creation and decorating. View the actual assembly of some of the flower-laden floats that you will see in the parade. This afternoon we visit the incredible California Science Center and take in the King Tut Exhibit. This King Tut exhibition—the largest ever to leave Egypt—features more than 150 real objects from King Tut’s tomb, including 60 that have never been on display outside of Egypt. Tonight we celebrate the upcoming New Year with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.
Happy New Year! We get up early and travel to Pasadena to take the reserved grandstand seats that provide us a great view of the most photographed event in the world – the Tournament of Roses Parade! All of America’s eyes will be on Pasadena as the breathtaking floats roll down Colorado Blvd. This year’s theme is “The Melody of Life”, celebrating music, the universal language. It promises to be a parade full of fun, flowers, music, and memories! After the parade, we will enjoy a hearty lunch and then visit Descanso Gardens, which features nine botanical collections, boasting a redwood forest, streams, a lake, a bird sanctuary and the largest camellia garden in the United States.
We travel back to Tucson with many happy memories of the Tournament of Roses Parade and other festivities. Ring in the New Year with us!
The Rose Parade takes a lot of planning
According to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, 80,000 hours of combined manpower are put into the floats and planning each year
Courtyard by Marriott
Los Angeles - Sherman Oaks
$1,757 per person
$2,260 per person
Pickup/dropoff livery service
Roundtrip transportation via luxury motorcoach
4 nights lodging
6 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner)
Pre-parade float viewing ticket
Parade ticket and souvenir seat cushion
Admissions as described above
Services of a tour director
We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page by clicking the link below.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information, and where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is not included. If you feel your Tour Director helped you enjoy your tour, we suggest you enclose a gratuity in an envelope and present it individually at the end of the tour. Simply as a guideline, one may consider a per person, per day gratuity of $8.00 per tour guide as an average to be modified by one’s own personal experience. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Maid tips are not included.
For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in the Los Angeles area is typically in the upper 60’s and the average night-time temperature is usually upper 40’s. It can be pretty chilly the morning of the parade, especially at or before sunrise. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.
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