Tour Itinerary

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Daily Itinerary

The sights and sounds surrounding the annual Tournament of Roses Parade
combine to produce a truly unique and memorable experience.

Visit Pasadena to see the floats being decorated and readied for their parade debut.
Throughout the Rose Parade activities, you will be astonished by the colors and fragrances
of thousands of flowers and plants that cover these massive works of floral artistry.

Every year we receive numerous comments from our guests that
“they have always dreamed of actually attending the Tournament of Roses Parade”,
and it was on their “Bucket List” of things to do.

Now is your opportunity to experience this festive and vibrantly colorful event in style
with our All-Inclusive Rose Parade Tour

Welcome to Southern California

Upon your flight arrival, your Hotel will provide a Complimentary Transfer from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the fabulous (4-Star) Sheraton Gateway Hotel – LAX International Airport.

Check-in starts at 4:00PM for a Meet-and-Greet with your friendly Tour Escorts, followed by a ‘Welcome Orientation’ at 5:00PM.

Here you will receive your ‘Ticket Packet’, along with your ‘ID Badges’ allowing you VIP Access to all activities. There will also be a brief presentation and overview of all your upcoming events.

Meals included: None

See the Floats being adorned for their debut and visit the ‘Queen’

Your first full day will start with a plentiful Breakfast. After Breakfast you’ll board your motorcoach to one of the massive Float Barns where the actual floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade are in their final stage of preparation. Then you’re in for a special treat as you have a delicious lunch, at the famous Parker’s Lighthouse. Afterwards you’ll enjoy a guided tour the RMS Queen Mary cruise ship. From the ship’s groundbreaking construction and royal launch as the most luxurious and technologically advanced ocean liner at the time, to her duty as a troopship during WWII, to her golden days of the 1950s, the Queen Mary’s history is full of action, adventure, and romance.  

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

See the sights of Los Angeles / Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier

Begin your day with a delicious Breakfast. Afterwards board your motorcoach to see the well known sights of Los Angeles and Hollywood. View Los Angeles’ most fascinating and historical landmarks while taking in the sites of some of your favorite television shows and movies. Walk in the footsteps of some of Hollywood’s most renowned celebrities at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and see the famous Hollywood Sign. See the best of Hollywood, the original Farmers Market along with the La Brea Tar Pits ending at the Santa Monica Pier.
Stops include: Hollywood Boulevard, Farmers Market, La Brea Tar Pits and Santa Monica Pier.  Casual lunch at the Farmers Market.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

You’ll Love a Parade

Begin your day with a Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast. Then board your motorcoach departing early for the Tournament of Roses Parade. You’ll have Premium Seats at the beginning of the Rose Parade, where all the entertainment happens and with the sun at your back. See the breathtaking animated floats, elegant equestrian units, live performances and spirited marching bands from across the United States and around the world. After the parade you will have a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards you’ll finish off your day with a visit to Floatfest for an up-close view of all the fabulous floats in the parade.

Meals included: Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast and Lunch
**UPGRADE your tour by adding on the Rose Bowl Game for the Ultimate Experience

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow

This morning you will enjoy another delightful Breakfast at your hotel. Depart at your leisure on the hotel provided Complimentary Transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with memories to last a lifetime.

Or extend your stay and enjoy one of our exciting Optional Tours, relaxing Ocean Cruises or our very popular Las Vegas Package.

We know you have a choice when you travel; so ‘Thank You’ for choosing A la Carte Tours.

Meals included: Breakfast

About the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

The Tournament of Roses®
is a volunteer organization that annually hosts
America’s New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade®

presented by Honda,
the Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual and a variety of accompanying events.

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