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Go behind the scenes in Pasadena to experience the Rose Parade, America's most famous New Year's celebration. Ring in the New Year with a festive dinner and dance gala complete with hats, live music, party favors, and champagne. The highlight of this Tournament of Roses tour is the Rose Parade, where you’ll enjoy specially selected, reserved grandstand seats only minutes from the beginning of the parade route. You’ll even receive an official Parade Program as a souvenir! Another tour highlight is a visit to the post-parade viewing area, where you’ll get up close and personal with the parade and smell the roses and other flowers that adorn the floats. Enjoy a farewell dinner on board the RMS Queen Mary, a special adventure Globus offers to celebrate this Rose Parade tour!In addition to enjoying a sightseeing tour of Los Angeles, you’ll also visit the Getty Museum to see its extensive art collection and the Ronald Regan Presidential Library, celebrating the life of the 40th U.S. President—another unique experience arranged by Globus. This year, don’t just watch the Rose Parade on TV; see it live with prime viewing seats!
Destinations & Sightseeing
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Gala; grandstand seats for the Tournament of Roses Parade; Official Parade Program; sightseeing including the post-parade float viewing; the Getty Museum;
farewell dinner on board the RMS Queen Mary
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels
Meals & Itinerary
Breakfast daily, 1 New Year's Day brunch, 2 three-course dinners including a New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Gala and special farewell dinner
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles
Welcome to Los Angeles! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 Los Angeles
This morning, depart on a Los Angeles city tour, followed by a visit to the RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, celebrating the life of the 40th U.S. President. This evening, join your traveling companions at a special Globus New Year’s Eve DINNER & DANCE GALA, complete with hats, party favors, live music, and, of course, champagne!
Day 3 Los Angeles. Tournament of Roses Parade
Happy New Year! Get ready for one of the world’s most popular parades—you’ll see it live! Globus has specially selected RESERVED GRANDSTAND SEATS only minutes from the beginning of the parade route for prime viewing. See the spectacular floral floats, marching bands from around the world, and celebrities. You’ll also receive the official PARADE PROGRAM to take home as a special souvenir. After the parade, return to the hotel for an elaborate New Year’s day BRUNCH. Later, for those who wish, join a trip to Santa Monica, where you can walk the famous pier, shop the 3rd Street Promenade, or dip your toes into the ocean.
Day 4 Los Angeles
This morning, view the individual floats in the POST-PARADE VIEWING AREA. For many, this is the highlight of the entire event, as you can get up close and smell the roses. Be sure to bring your camera! Later, we visit the GETTY MUSEUM with its collection of Western art from the Middle Ages to the present. Another special treat tonight: a farewell dinner onboard the historic RMS QUEEN MARY.
Day 5 Los Angeles
The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.
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The L.A. Hotel Downtown
333 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA United States
The L.A. Hotel Downtown, located in the financial, entertainment and theater district of downtown Los Angeles, is a 14-story hotel with award-winning architectural design, mirrored facade and glass-enclosed atrium.
- Fitness Room
- Restaurant On-Site
- Currency Exchange
- Business Center
- Gift Shop
- Dry Cleaning
- Concierge desk
- Spa Services
- Luggage Storage
- Climate Control
- Internet Access
- Room Service
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Disabled Access / Rooms
- Non-smoking Rooms
- Hair Dryer
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Air Conditioning
- In-Room Safe
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Coffee Maker
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