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Tournament of Roses Parade: Southern California

Tournament of Roses Parade: Southern California

Ring in the New Year in style with Starr Tours at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Southern California. Experience the magic of this iconic event, featuring elaborate floats, vibrant performances, and unforgettable memories to kick off the year.

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Tournament of Roses Parade: Southern California New Year

Trip Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights

 

Starr has partnered with Mayflower Tours, a professional tour operator handling escorted tour arrangements. With 40 years experience, Mayflower's goal is to provide travelers with an unforgettable experience featuring sightseeing, history, culture, and fun!

 

 

Trip Inclusions:

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

  • Tour Director upon arrival in

  • Round Trip airfare EWR/PHL airport

  • Transfers between airport & hotel

  • Baggage handling and related gratuities

  • Taxes

 

 

Trip Highlights:

 

Long Beach California

Long Beach is ranked as one of the most walkable cities in America making this the perfect "home base" for your trip.

 

New Year's Eve Gala

Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. Enjoy a spectacular dinner and a champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year.

 

Tournament of Roses Parade

Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America's New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for 133 years. Enjoy reseved seating for the 136th Tournament of Roses Parade.

 

Showcase of Floats

Go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the fabulous post-parade "Showcase of Floats" to see your favorite floats up close.

 

Los Angeles & Hollywood Sightseeing Tour

A local guide conducts a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood; from the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. Also, see the Kodak Theater and the legendary Grauman's Chinese Theater.

 

Santa Monica

Travel north up the coast to the pretty town of Santa Monica. Here, there is time to explore the exciting Santa Monica Pier. Delight in the wide array of shops, arcades and lively entertainment. Our farewell dinner is in Santa Monica hosted by our Tour manager.

 

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library that chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan which spanned more than five decades

 

 

Need to Know:

 

Proof of Citizenship Requirement: Government Issued Photo ID

 

Deposit/Payment Policy:

  • Deposit is $300 per person.

  • Final payment is due by 10/20/2024.

 

Cancellation Penalties:

If cancellation occurs from booking date to 10/20/24, a $300.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 10/21/24-11/29/2024, a $1,200.00* per person penalty will be assessed.

If cancellation occurs between 11/30/24 and 12/29/24, the passenger is in full penalty and no refund will be granted.

 

In addition to the cancellation polices listed above, if additional payments have been made to Starr for the purpose of securing your airline reservation, these monies are non-refundable once received. Any name changes after final payment is made will be assessed a per person change fee. The amount of the fee will be determined by the airline.

 

Flight Schedule

TBD *Flights are subject to change.

 

Only 1 piece of checked baggage is allowed on this trip and there will be a charge by the airline to check any luggage.

 

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance provides protection for your travel investment and it should always be considered. We recommend The National Tour Association's (NTA) Travel Protection Plan administered by Aon Affinity. You can purchase the enhanced plan within 14 days of deposit to cover preexisting conditions or 'cancel for any reason' coverage.

For more information: https://www.starrtours.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/NTA-Plan-Flyer-Starr-Tours.pdf

For frequently asked questions: https://www.starrtours.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/NTA-Plan-Flyer-FAQ_2023.pdf

To purchase: Call 800-388-1470 or log onto: nta.aontravelprotect.com

Starr's Tour Operator location # is 306035.

 

Gratuities:

Gratuities to individuals noted below are not included in the price of your tour package. Customary recognized guidelines are as follows:

*Motorcoach Driver – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

*Tour Director – $4-$6 per tour guest, per day

 

 

Accessibility:

Starr has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

 

Day 1

Arrive in Southern California. Welcome to the Granddaddy of parades, the Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. Tonight, join your Tour Manager for a welcome orientation.

Day 2

This morning, go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the Rose Parade Float Building. See the floats being built up close by the hundreds of people working to finish their floats. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. Later, a local guide conducts a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Walt Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new See the Hollywood Bowl, Dolby Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Day 3

Today visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan which spanned more than five decades. This evening, ring
in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event. Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. Enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year.

Day 4

The event you came for is about to begin. You have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast you depart for
the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions. Later, travel north up the coast to the pretty town of Santa Monica. Here, there is time to explore the exciting Santa
Monica Pier. Delight in the wide array of shops, arcades and lively entertainment. Tonight, your farewell dinner is in Santa Monica hosted by your Tour Manager.

Day 5

Your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flight home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angeles International Airport.

Subject to Change

Itinerary is subject to change.

Accommodations:

Accommodations: Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California or similar

 

NOTE: Hotels are subject to change until tour's departure.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available for this tour. Pick up points vary by departure date so to see which date(s) your preferred location(s) is available, click “view” below.

Note: Not all pick-up points are available for all tours or all departure dates. Also, with less than 3 people booked from a pick-up point, that pick-up point may be changed or eliminated. If so, we will alert you approximately 30 days prior to departure.

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City, State Address
Bensalem, PA (MAIN) Best Western Plus Phila Bensalem (MAIN)
3499 Street Rd Bensalem, PA
Cherry Hill, NJ (MAIN) Cherry Hill Train Station Parking Lot (MAIN)
Next to ShopRite at 2240 W Marlton Pike
Chester, PA (MAIN) Harrah's Philadelphia Casino (MAIN)
777 Harrah's Blvd
Hamilton, NJ (MAIN) Hamilton Station Park & Ride Garage (MAIN)
800 Sloan Avenue Hamilton, NJ
Iselin, NJ (MAIN/HUB) APA Hotel Woodbridge (MAIN/HUB)
120 S Wood Avenue Iselin, NJ
Phila (NE), PA (MAIN) Phila (Northeast) KleinLife (MAIN)
10100 Jamison Ave (at Red Lion Rd) Philadelphia PA
Phila (South), PA (MAIN) Oregon Diner 302 W Oregon Ave (at 3rd St) (MAIN)
Philadelphia, PA
Toms River, NJ (SHUTTLE) Toms River Park & Ride (SHUTTLE)
400 Highland Parkway S. Toms River, NJ
Wall Twnship NJ (SHUTTLE) Judy Blume Service Area (SHUTTLE)
100 Garden State Parkway Wall, NJ

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