Tournament of Roses Parade
December 29, 2023 thru January 2, 2024
This 5-day and 4-night adventure is always popular. The highlight of this tour is the Tournament of Roses Parade, in Pasadena, California—one of the most widely recognized parades in the world. This year we take in the Rose Parade, see float decorating, enjoy wonderful gardens and museums, and even visit the Academy of Motion Pictures!
Roundtrip air included
5 days, 4 nights
Activity Level 2:
8 meals included (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners) included
- Tournament of Roses Parade
- Float decorating viewing
- New Year’s Eve dinner
- Descanso Gardens and Museum
- Getty Center
- Huntington Library
- Academy of Motion Pictures
- Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Los Angeles area (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
- Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
- 4-night stay at an excellent hotel
- Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
- 8 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 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)
DAY 1 - Albuquerque to Los Angeles
We fly to Los Angeles from Albuquerque. After our arrival, a private motorcoach takes us to our hotel where we will check in. Tonight, we have a welcome dinner to prepare ourselves for a fun week.
Meals included: (D)
DAY 2 - Getty Center
Our day starts after breakfast with a visit to the Getty Center, where we can see wonderful modern pieces of art and gardens. After an independent dinner, we will visit the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
Meals included: (B)
DAY 3 - Huntington Library & NYE Celebration!
After breakfast this day, we head to Decorating Places to witness the parade floats being prepared. After our time here, we go to the Huntington Library for an independent lunch and venue viewing. A big evening is in store for us! Tonight, we will go to the Valley Inn for a New Years Eve dinner and celebration.
Meals included: (B, D)
DAY 4 - Rose Parade & More!
Today is the day of the big parade! We depart our hotel early to get ready for the parade. Our entire morning will be spent watching this magical event. After the parade, we have a boxed lunch from Corner Bakery before returning to our hotel. We will then take a visit to the Descanso Gardens. Tonight will be an independent dinner for the group.
Meals included: (B, L)
DAY 5 - Los Angeles to Albuquerque
After breakfast, we travel back to Albuquerque with many happy memories of the Tournament of Roses Parade and other festivities. Ring in the New Year with us!
Meals included: (B)
The Rose Parade takes a lot of planning
According to the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, 80,000 hours of combined manpower are put into the floats and planning each year
Sherman Oaks, CA
$2,495 per person
$2,995 per person
Final Payment Due:
August 22, 2023
• Roundtrip airfare ABQ to Los Angeles area (not including airline baggage and in-flight charges)
• Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
• 4-night stay at an excellent hotel
• Baggage handling at hotel (for one piece)
• 8 meals (4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 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)
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: August 22, 2023
- None through August 22, 2023
- $200 – August 23 – September 26, 2023
- $1,400 – September 27 – October 24, 2023
- 100% after October 24, 2023
ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING
Level 2: Relaxed
Expectations: This tour requires light physical activity combined with shorter travel days. Tour members should expect intermittent walking, with occasional slight inclines and stair climbs, including boarding the motorcoach. Activities may include an occasional city or nature walking tour, stopping along the way. Guests should be able to climb a set of stairs, walk up or down slight slopes and navigate some uneven terrain or cobblestone.
Appropriate for: Travelers who are somewhat physically fit and comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach time).
Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.
For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information, and where you can be reached in case of an emergency.
The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.
It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.
You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Albuquerque International Sunport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.
If you are joining the tour from locations other than Albuquerque, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.
Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. A Driver’s License or Passport is preferred. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away.
We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry-on baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.
CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES
On our preferred airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.
GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE
The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.
If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.
Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.
We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.
SUN TOURS acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.
WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS
The average daytime high temperatures during our stay in the Los Angeles area is typically in the upper 60’s and the average night-time temperature is usually upper 40’s. It can be pretty chilly the morning of the parade, especially at or before sunrise. Typically, the air is much more humid than in Tucson. Please be sure to bring a sweater and/or rain jacket, along with good walking shoes and a hat. There are no dress codes for the areas we take you on this tour.
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