129th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade

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Winter in California!  Enjoy the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade up close and inhale the aroma of millions of flowers.  With visits to the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood, this is a tour that includes sights that some just dream of experiencing.

Dates:

December 29, 2017 – January 2, 2018

Prices:

Double: $2710/person

Single: $3140/person

Air:  $740 – Approximate roundtrip airfare from St. Louis

Deduct $150 if meeting at the airport

Highlights:

  • 8 Meals
  • 4 Nights at Hotel Irvine in Irvine, CA
  • Rose Parade Float Decorating Tour
  • Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour
  • Guided tour of Hollywood
  • New Year’s Eve Gala Celebration
  • Reserved Grandstand Seating for Parade
  • Official Souvenir Program and Seat Cushion
  • California Backyard BBQ
  • Special Movie Night “Under the Stars”

Itinerary

Day 1

We depart from Lambert Airport in St. Louis and travel to Orange County Airport.  We’ll be transferred to Hotel Irvine in Irvine, California, where we check-in for our four night stay. A welcome dinner at the hotel is planned as you settle in and get ready for your Rose Parade experience. Included Meal:  Dinner

Day 2

After breakfast, we experience the magic of the Rose Parade floats before New Year’s Day! You’ll see some of these magnificent floral floats in their final stages of preparation for the Rose Parade when you visit one of the major float building sites. You will see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses and of course, breathtaking flowers being applied to the floats by hard working volunteers as well as experienced professionals. The Huntington Library is an oasis of art and culture set amidst 150 acres of breathtaking gardens. The Gallery contains the most comprehensive collection of British 18th and 19th century art outside of London. And aside from the beauty you’ll find inside the Huntington Library, the outside is just as pretty. The gardens are enormous – 130 acres with 14,000 varieties of trees and plants. It is home to the largest public collection of camellias and azaleas in the world, and the Rose Garden has more than 1,200 varieties. Lunch will be included at the library. The evening is at your leisure. Free evening shuttle service to Downtown Disney! Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

We begin our day with a buffet breakfast before heading off to get an insider’s look at one of Hollywood’s busiest and most famous motion picture studios. On this fun tour, you’ll get an intimate, historical and educational behind-the-scenes view of an actual working studio. Guests will be escorted via trams throughout the backlot. You’ll see sound stages, production shops, and film sets. You’ll visit the Warner Bros. Museum – a true archive of filmed entertainment history. Exhibits include some of Warner Bros. famous costumes and movie props. Routes for the tour change from day to day to accommodate production on the lot, so no two tours are ever exactly alike! Next, the history of Hollywood will come to life as you explore Hollywood’s Past and Present. Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you to the center of the glitz and glam. Visit Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and much more. Lunch will on your own at the Hollywood and Highland Center. This evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be party favors, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2018!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Enjoy an early morning buffet breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pasadena where we have reserved premium grandstand seats to watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and seat cushion are included. After the parade, you’ll return to the hotel for a special Southern California Backyard BBQ. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure. In the evening, we will be holding a special movie night “under the stars.” You may want to pick up a picnic dinner from the Marketplace, located at the hotel, to enjoy during the movie.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

After breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to new friends as we head back home. Included Meal: Breakfast

Note:

Deposit:  $100 per person

non-refundable.

Special cancellation policies – inquire at time of booking.

We recommend reservations be made before September 20, 2017 to avoid space utilization deadlines.  After September 20, 2017, please call to check availability.

Pickup points for transfer to St. Louis Lambert Airport:

Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, Hazelwood, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Nashville, Fairview Heights, South County, Cape Girardeau, Evansville