Tournament of Roses Parade

Dec 30, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020

See the Grand Dame of all Parades from your reserved seats along Colorado Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles on a sightseeing tour and ring in the New Year in style with a private gala event. Enjoy dinner aboard the legendary Queen Mary ocean liner and gain a unique glimpse into a bygone era.

5 Day(s) | 6 Meals


  • Roundtrip flights from Hartford/Bradley
  • Deluxe motorcoach on tour
  • 4 Nights hotel accommodations including tax
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners including New Year's Eve Gala
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Local Tour Director in CA


Day 1

Arrive Southern California Usually watch this parade on TV? This year come smell the roses with reserved seats to enjoy the parade in all its splendor! We fly to Southern California to arrive at the home of the Grand Dame of Parades, the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade. Accommodations for 4 nights at the Renaissance Long Beach.

Day 2

Los Angeles City Tour and New Year’s Eve Festivities Enjoy a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. We also see the Hollywood Bowl, Kodak Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. This evening we ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event. Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. We enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Breakfast and dinner

Day 3

Tournament of Roses Parade and “Showcase of the Floats” The event you came for is about to begin. We have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast we depart for the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions. In the afternoon we go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the fabulous post-parade “Showcase of the Floats” to see your favorite floats up close. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. Return to the hotel for evening on own. Breakfast

Day 4

J. Paul Getty Museum and The Queen Mary Today we visit the incredible J. Paul Getty Museum, a testament to the enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts. The museum contains a collection of Western art from the middle ages to the present and is one of the most visited museums in the nation. The afternoon has been left free for you to relax & enjoy the California sun. You could also take an optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Perched atop a hill with sweeping views of the southland, the Library chronicles his storied career that spanned more than five decades of a man who inspired Americans to achieve more than they imagined. Tonight, we are transported back in time aboard the legendary Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service hotel, historical landmark and fine dining venue. Enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner and gain a unique glimpse into a bygone era when steamships were the most regal way to travel. Breakfast and dinner

Day 5

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







Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $700 pp with reservation to secure your space. Space is subject to availability at the time of reservation. FINAL PAYMENT: Due by August 9, 2019

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION POLICY: If a passenger cancels from deposit to August 9, 2019 fee of $400 pp; August 10, 2019 to Sept 10, 2019, fee of $1000 pp; no refunds if canceled after Sept 10, 2019.

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: 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

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