Rose Parade by Bus

December 30, 2022 - January 4, 2023 (6 Days) 

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  •  Transportation by deluxe motorcoach

  •  5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels

  •  Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)

  •  4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 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) 


$2,155 Double occupancy, per person

$2,595 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


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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


DAY 1           D  

We head west across the colorful deserts of northern New Mexico and Arizona. We lodge one night in Phoenix, 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. After viewing the floats, 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.


DAY 4              B,D

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 Warner Bros. Studio for a guided tour. We then drive to Riverside, to the historic and romantic Mission Inn where we lodge one night.


DAY 5              D

After a docent guides us on a walking tour featuring the art, architecture, and history of the fascinating Mission Inn, we begin our trip home. We must leave sunny California but we have some fascinating stops yet to make.  We overnight in Phoenix.


DAY 6              B,L

As the scenery changes, we begin to recognize the markers of the Land of Enchantment.  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.

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