Rose Parade by Bus
December 30, 2022 - January 5, 2023 (7 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Grandstand seat for the Rose Parade
Admission to all listed attractions
Your professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
All taxes and tips for included items (except hotel housekeeping)
$2,475 Double occupancy, per person
$2,995 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person now holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: October 26, 2022
None through October 26, 2022
$200 - October 27 - November 22, 2022
$1,200 - November 23 - December 23, 2022
100% after December 23, 2022
We head west across the colorful deserts of northern New Mexico and Arizona, with a stop in San Marino to visit an extraordinary botanical garden. The next day, we get to view the floats close-up as they get their finishing touches. Then it’s time to watch them parade down Colorado Street from our reserved seats! After a tour and lunch at the historic Mission Inn, it’s on to Flagstaff, where the wind in the pines soothes us to sleep.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We head west across the colorful deserts of northern New Mexico and Arizona. We lodge one night in Kingman, AZ.
DAY 2 B,D
Continuing west, we reach the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles, CA, established in 1988 by actor and businessman Gene Autry as "Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum" to explore and share the comprehensive story of the American West and its multiple cultures. We arrive at our Los Angeles hotel and freshen up in preparation for our gala New Year's eve Dinner with champagne toast.
DAY 3 B
At the float viewing, we watch a huge crew of volunteers put the finishing touches on these amazing displays of artistry. Floral imagination, plus a lot of hard work creates a world-class spectacle. We drive to the Original Farmers Market where we find lunch at one of the many vendors, then head to Warner Bros. Studio for a guided tour.
DAY 4 B
The Rose Parade is the greatest floral spectacle in the world. We watch the two-hour parade of floats, bands, and equestrians from our reserved grandstand seats on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. After the parade, we head to Huntington Library, Art Collection and Gardens, where we can explore living collections of orchids and camellias, a botanical conservatory, fragrant rose garden, and more, in 16 themed gardens spread over 120 acres and find some lunch. We then drive to Riverside, to the historic and romantic Mission Inn where we lodge two nights.
DAY 5 L
After docent’s guide us on a walking tour featuring the art, architecture, and history of the fascinating Mission Inn, we savor the Inn’s renowned buffet lunch. The rest of our day is free to enjoy as we please.
DAY 6 D
We must leave sunny California but we have some fascinating stops yet to make. The World’s Tallest Thermometer is waiting for us. We continue east to Arizona, where we overnight in Flagstaff and enjoy dinner together.
DAY 7 B,L
We are on the home stretch now. As the scenery changes, we begin to recognize the markers of the Land of Enchantment. A stop in Gallup to see the new Code-Talker Exhibit is a nice break. Then we exchange phone numbers with new friends and remember all the fun we had on this tour as we arrive in Albuquerque.
Itinerary subject to change.