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Rose Parade - New Year's Extravaganza

Dec 30, 2022 - Jan 3, 2023

Usually watch this parade on TV? This year come smell the roses with reserved seats to enjoy the parade in all its splendor!

5 Day(s) | 8 Meals


  • Roundtrip motorcoach to Bradley
  • Roundtrip flights to California
  • Four (4) nights hotel accommodations
  • 8 Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Grandstand Seats at the 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade
  • New Year's Eve Gala
  • Tour Director Upon arrival in California
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary


Day 1

Usually watch this parade on TV? This year come smell the roses with reserved seats to enjoy the parade in all its splendor! Motorcoach to Hartford/Bradley Airport for our flights to Southern California. Arrive at the home of the Grand Dame of Parades, the 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade. Check in to your home for 4 nights before a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. D

Day 2

After breakfast, you'll visit several of the floats and see the final touches of assembly. Then, lunch at Lawry's The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills and finish the day at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. This new museum has 6 floors and over 50,000 square feet dedicated to the art and science of movies. B, L

Day 3

Choice of Day's Activities: Hollywood Studio Tour/City Tour or Catalina Island. You may choose one of these available options: 1. Hollywood Studio Tour/City Tour - Begin with a guided tram tour in a real working studio that offers an inside look at how movies and tv shows are created. After touring, you're off to Universal City Walk with time to shop and have lunch before heading to Hollywood for a guided tour. 2. A day on Catalina Island - Located southwest of Los Angeles, Catalina Island is home to the storybook town of Avalon, which you’ll find packed with boutiques, restaurants and many things to do! This evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing and the fun of a live ‘Monte Carlo’ style casino. New Year's Party. We will have party hats and noisemakers, a champagne toast and more! B, D

Day 4

Reserved Ticket to Tournament of Roses Parade. Enjoy an early morning breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pasadena, where you will have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and blanket are included. Pasadena, CA After the parade, you'll be treated to a Southern California Style BBQ at the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa. The remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Movie Night at the Hotel. We're setting up a big screen in the hotel for a fun evening. B, L

Day 5

Like all journeys, they must come to an end. Transfer to the airport for your return flights home. B







Payment Policy

$500 per person deposit with reservation. Final payment by September 9, 2022.

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to September 9, 2022 fee of $300.00 pp; Sept 10, 2022 to Oct 15, 2022 fee of $1,800.00 pp; no refunds if canceled after Oct15, 2022. All cancellation are plus any non-refundable air fees.

Trip Protection Policy

Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Aon Affinity administers the NTA Travel Protection plan designed specifically for members of the National Tour Association. The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within 14 days of your deposit or initial payment. Purchase of the plan within this time period also provides eligibility for the Financial Insolvency benefit. Traveling companions / roommates are required to take the same plan (Basic or Enhanced) in order to be properly covered. Premium is non-refundable once paid. Three ways to enroll:

1. Website: https://nta.aontravelprotect.com Tour Operator Location #076068. You can also view plan details on this site.

2. Call Aon 1-800-388-1470. Tour Operator Location #076068. Customer service agents can also answer questions about each plan.

3. Call Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop 860-243-1630 or 800-243-1630

Trip Protection Coverage with CANCEL FOR ANY REASON coverage is available through Travel Insured International when purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit—ask Friendship Tours/The Ship Shop for more information

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