Tournament of Roses Parade
December 29, 2023 thru January 2, 2024
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. This year we take in the Rose Parade, see float decorating, enjoy wonderful gardens and museums, and even visit the Academy of Motion Pictures!
5 days, 4 nights
Activity Level 2:
7 meals included (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinner)
Roundtrip door to door livery service included
- Tournament of Roses Parade
- Float decorating viewing
- New Year’s Eve dinner
- Descanso Gardens and Museum
- Getty Center
- Huntington Library
- Academy of Motion Pictures
- Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
- Roundtrip door to door livery service
- 4 nights lodging in an excellent hotel
- 7 meals – 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
- Coach refreshments
- Baggage handling (for 1 piece)
- Parade Ticket, souvenir seat cushion, and Rose Parade pin
- Your Pleasurebent Tours tour director
- Admissions & tours as described
- Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
DAY 1 - Tucson to Los Angeles
After getting picked up at your home by our livery service, we board our motorcoach and travel west to beautiful Los Angeles and check into the Courtyard by Marriott for 4 nights. Tonight, we have a welcome dinner to prepare ourselves for a fun week.
DAY 2 - Getty Center & Descanso Gardens
Our day starts after breakfast with a visit to the Getty Center, where we can see wonderful modern pieces of art and gardens. After our visit, we will return to our hotel to prepare for our evening. After an independent dinner, we will visit the Descanso Gardens for an evening stroll.
DAY 3 - Huntington Library & NYE Celebration!
After breakfast this day, we head to Decorating Places to witness the parade floats being prepared. After our time here, we go to the Huntington Library for an independent lunch and venue viewing. A big evening is in store for us! Tonight, we will go to the Valley Inn for a New Years Eve dinner and celebration.
DAY 4 - Rose Parade & More!
Today is the day of the big parade! We depart our hotel early to get ready for the parade. Our entire morning will be spent watching this magical event. After the parade, we have a lunch at Academy of Motion Pictures before returning to our hotel. Tonight will be an independent dinner for the group.
DAY 5 - Los Angeles to Tucson
After breakfast, 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
Sherman Oaks, CA
$2,150 per person
$2,625 per person
Final Payment Due:
September 29, 2023
Roundtrip motorcoach transportation
Roundtrip door to door livery service
4 nights lodging in excellent hotel
8 meals - 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Baggage handling (for 1 piece)
Parade Ticket, souvenir seat cushion, and Rose Parade pin
Your Pleasurebent Tours tour director
Admissions & tours as described
Taxes & gratuities for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
- None through September 29, 2023
- $200 – September 30 – October 20, 2023
- 50% – October 21 – November 16, 2023
- 100% after November 17, 2023
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. Click here for more information on our booking policies.
We recommend that all travelers purchase a travel protection plan to help protect themselves and their trip investment. Travel protection plans can provide coverage for trip cancellation, trip interruption, emergency medical expenses and emergency evacuation/repatriation, trip delay, baggage delay, and more. For your convenience, we offer the following plan for this tour:
ADULT GROUP CHOICE
360° Adult Group Choice Flyer– Provides an overview of benefits and coverage limits
360° Adult Group Choice Policy – Provides the full coverage term details, including exclusions and limitations
$187 covers trip costs $2,001-$3,000. Cost may be more or less depending on your total trip cost. If you do not wish to purchase now, the plan can be purchased any time prior to final payment.
Contact us to purchase. If you have questions about coverage, please review the policy or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 888.574.7026 or email [email protected]. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. RWF
Activity Level Rating
Level 2: Relaxed
Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
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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