Sunday, December 29th –
Welcome to Southern California
Upon your flight arrival you will be provided a complimentary transfer from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the fabulous (4-Star) Sheraton Gateway Hotel - LAX International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Check-in and meet your Tour Manager and Tour Escorts starting at 4:00PM for a 'Welcome Orientation' and receive your 'Ticket Packet', along with an overview and instructions for the upcoming events.
Meals included: None
Monday, December 30th –
See the Floats being adorned for their debut and visit the 'Queen'
Your first full day will start with a plentiful Breakfast Buffet. After Breakfast you'll board your motorcoach and be transported 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 fabulous Parkers' Lighthouse. Afterwards you’ll tour the historic RMS Queen Mary and relive her Glory Days from her christening in 1936, through World War II until her final Transatlantic sailing in 1967. Explore the ship from bow to stern, inside and out, and hear unique stories, facts and insights about the Queen Mary from her expert guides.
Meals included: Full Breakfast Buffet and Lunch
Tuesday, December 31st –
See the famous sights of Los Angeles / Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier
Again your day will start with a delicious Breakfast Buffet. Afterwards board your motorcoach to see some of 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, Sunset Strip, Farmers Market / The GROVE along with the La Brea Tar Pits and Santa Monica Pier. Stops include: Hollywood Boulevard, Farmers Market / The GROVE, La Brea Tar Pits and Santa Monica Pier. Casual lunch at Farmers Market.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast and Lunch
Wednesday, January 1st –
You’ll Love a Parade
Begin your day with a convenient Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast. Then get ready to board your motorcoach departing early this morning for the Tournament of Roses Parade, where you’ll have premium seats at the beginning of the parade, where all the entertainment happens and with the sun at your back, This is the perfect vantage point for viewing the parade and picture-taking. You’ll see the breathtaking animated floats, elegant equestrian units, live performances and lively performing marching bands from across the United States and around the world. After the parade your motorcoach will transport you to a local restaurant for a delightful lunch. Afterwards you’ll finish off the day with a visit to the picturesque Post Parade - Showcase of Floats for an up-close view of all the fabulous floats that were in the parade. Be sure to bring your camera along for this amazingly beautiful photo-op of these vivid displays of floral extravagance.
Meals included: Grab-n-Go Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Thursday, January 2nd –
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
This morning you will enjoy another delightful Breakfast Buffet at your hotel, prior to your complimentary transfer to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with memories to last a lifetime.
Meals included: Full Buffet Breakfast
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