Rose Parade

Head to sunny California on our 2019 Rose Parade tour! Watch the 130th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade from premium grandstand seating and get an up-close look at the displays during the “Showcase of Floats.” Throughout the tour, you’ll dine on a White House luncheon at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, take a private tour of the famous Getty Villa and spend a day at your choice of Warner Brothers Studio, Catalina Island or Universal Studios. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. On New Year’s Eve, you’ll don your party hat for an unforgettable celebration to ring in 2019!

Inclusions:

  • Round trip air (pricing based on air estimate of $400)
  • Deluxe motorcoach transportation
  • 5 nights’ accommodations
  • 11 meals (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners)
  • Professional tour manager
  • Admission to attractions as stated in itinerary
  • Gratuities for driver/guides
  • Porter service of one bag per person at hotel
  • Taxes and gratuities for included services
  • Travel protection plan

Not included in the price of this tour: 
Airport transfers, meals/beverages other than those listed on the itinerary, beverages other than tea or coffee with included meals, items of a personal nature/souvenirs, phone calls and faxes from hotels, and current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline.

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$3,908

Price Per Person

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$3,598

Price Per Person

(3% cash discount applied)

A $500 deposit per person is required with your registration form

Final payment is due September 15, 2018

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Itinerary

Enjoy the flight to California. Upon arrival in sunny California, we will be transferred to the Hotel Irvine to settle into our rooms before gathering for a delicious welcome dinner.

(Dinner included)

Following breakfast at the hotel, we board our motorcoach for the short journey to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. We’ll stroll through the library and grounds while enjoying the many wonderful exhibits on Reagan’s life and his time in the White House. We will stand in front of a piece of the Berlin Wall and learn about the advent of freedom and democracy in Eastern Europe and peer into a full-scale replica of Reagan’s Oval Office with its earthy tones, western art and a jar of the President’s favorite jelly bellies on his desk! You’ll also step aboard the same Air Force One that flew President Reagan over 660,000 miles to 26 countries and 46 states, and learn how he changed the face of global diplomacy. As a special treat, we’ll enjoy a White House luncheon in the Air Force One Pavilion. Following our tour we will return to the hotel for the remainder of the day at our leisure.

(Breakfast & lunch included)

We’ll start our day with a breakfast buffet before setting out on one of three adventures – the choice is yours!

OPTION 1: Enjoy a full day on Catalina Island, a picture-perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just twenty-two miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the island at your leisure. Explore the rugged back country where the bison roam, enjoy unique dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean, or do some shopping in the eclectic selection of stores. We’ll give you a map and directions to show you all the possibilities!

OPTION 2: Head to Hollywood and the famed Warner Brothers for a studio tour that brings you closer than ever to the entertainment you know and love. Get ready to experience one of the busiest movie studios in LA as you explore the iconic backlots, DC Universe: The Exhibit, and original Batmobiles. Plus, you will view one of the many sound stages where today's hottest TV shows and movies are made. With actual filming happening all around you, no two Warner Brothers tours are ever alike! For the grand finale of your studio tour experience you will visit Stage 48: Script to Screen. This interactive soundstage explores key phases of the entertainment production process. From the Central Perk set to riding a broomstick like Harry Potter during a green screen experience, this self-guided portion of the tour offers a truly immersive look at how the magic of Hollywood is made. Following the tour, we'll take you around some of the famous drives of Hollywood before returning to the hotel.

OPTION 3: Get ready for a full day of exploring one of the best theme parks in LA – Universal Studios. You'll find a full day of action-packed entertainment all in one place: thrilling theme park rides and shows, a working movie studio, and Los Angeles' best shops, restaurants and cinemas at CityWalk. Universal Studios Hollywood is a unique experience that's fun for any age. You will have the day to explore on your own. This option requires an additional $40 for basic admission. Other areas of the park require additional fees but we will give you all the details before you set out on your adventure!

Upon everyone’s return to the hotel, we’ll freshen up for a special evening spent celebrating the new year with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a Monte Carlo-style casino. There will be hats, party favors, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2019!

(Breakfast & dinner included)

After an early morning breakfast buffet at the hotel, we’ll head to Pasadena to our reserved premium grandstand seats at the Rose Parade. It’s a celebration more than a century old – a festival of flowers, music and sports unequaled anywhere else in the world. We’ll watch the parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard, enjoy the marching bands and equestrian units and gaze in awe at floats covered in more flowers than the average florist will use in five years. After the parade, we’ll return to the hotel for a special Southern California Backyard BBQ. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure to relax or explore the surrounding area. In the evening, we will come back together for a fun movie night under the stars. We’ll ditch the indoor movie screen for the gorgeous southern California night sky as we watch a movie and enjoy a picnic dinner on the hotel lawn.

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included)

We begin our day with a hearty breakfast buffet before traveling back to Pasadena to see the parade floats on display at the spectacular “Showcase of Floats” event. Walk within feet of the floral and animated masterpieces and take a closer look at the design and workmanship that goes into each float entry. After viewing the floats, we’ll stop for a quick lunch on our own and then make our way to the famed Getty Villa for a private tour. This fascinating center and museum is dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The gardens here are spectacular! We will return to the hotel in the late afternoon and freshen up for a lovely farewell dinner to celebrate the excitement of the 130th Rose Parade and the wonderful time shared with old friends and new! 

(Breakfast & dinner included)

After breakfast, we’ll transfer to the airport for our return flight home.

(Breakfast included)