Rose Parade by Bus
December 29, 2018 - January 3, 2019 (6 Days)
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
5 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 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)
$1,490 Double occupancy, per person
$1,825 Single occupancy
DEPOSIT: $200 per person NOW holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: November 2, 2018
None - Through November 2, 2018
$200 - November 3 - 20, 2018
$750 - November 21 - December 21, 2018
100% after December 21, 2018
We head west across the colorful deserts of northern New Mexico and Arizona. While in San Marino, we visit an extraordinary botanical garden. The following day, we get to view the floats coming to life before our eyes as they get the finishing touches. The next day, we watch them parade down Colorado Street from our reserved seats. After touring a historical inn, we enjoy their renowned lunch buffet. From there, it’s on to Laughlin, where exciting casinos and the soothing Colorado River greet us. We return to New Mexico in the new year, with new memories and new friends.
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
Continuing west, we reach the Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, CA, where we have a tour. Props and costumes from classic films, along with more recent blockbusters, give us a glimpse into the magic of the Silver Screen. We lodge two nights in Los Angeles.
DAY 3 B, D
We watch a huge crew of volunteers put the finishing touches on the floats for tomorrow’s parade. Artistry in flowers plus a lot of hard work creates a world-class spectacle. We drive to the Huntington Library where there is something for everyone: rare books and manuscripts, classic European and American paintings, tapestries, sculptures, decorative art, and 150 acres of beautiful botanical gardens. Later, we visit the GRAMMY Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Tonight, we usher in the New Year with dinner and a champagne toast!
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. We then drive to Riverside, to the historic and romantic Mission Inn where we lodge one night.
DAY 5 L, D
After docents 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. We lodge one night in Laughlin, Nevada where the exciting casinos and the soothing Colorado River are close at hand.
DAY 6 B
We are on the home stretch now, with time to watch the changing scenery, exchange phone numbers with new friends, and remember all the fun we had on this tour.
Itinerary subject to change