Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour

From $1499 (was $1749)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

9 Days

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This program is currently sold out but new dates are coming soon! Call 877-332-6185 for more details.


Enjoy the highlights of California's two most famous cities, along with the stunning coastline that lies between them. This option adds a four-day extension to our Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour, so that you can enjoy a leisurely coastal California exploration and end your tour in San Francisco.

Fly to Los Angeles, home to movie glitz and glamour and hub for the great American New Year’s tradition the Rose Parade. Start your trip by attending an included exclusive evening viewing of the stunning, hand-decorated Rose Parade floats. Discover the highlights of LA on a city tour, where you'll have a chance to see the famous Chinese Theatre and the Dolby Theatre where each year the Academy Awards take place (outside viewing). Then, it's time for the big day! You'll watch the unforgettable spectacle of the 130th Tournament of Rose Parade from your reserved grandstand seats. Afterward, take a stunning tour north along California’s coastline to San Francisco, stopping in Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Big Sur and Monterey. Along the way visit the famed Hearst Castle. End your exciting vacation in the heart of San Francisco for a city tour, including Alcatraz Island – a must see and often inaccessible since admission is limited. This trip is sure to be a highlight of your year!

Check out our Travel Blog for more tips and ideas for your Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour! 

Trip includes

  • Hotel Accommodations: 8 nights hotel accommodations.

  • Sightseeing: Special events and sightseeing per itinerary. Complimentary seat cushion, Rose Parade Program and reserved grandstand seating at the Parade.

  • Baggage Handling: Baggage handling to your room at hotels.

  • Service: A professional Tour Director.

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of the Rose Parade floats and see the parade from reserved grandstand seats
  • Explore ice age excavations, classic cars, or art at included museum visit in Los Angeles with dinner
  • Follow the scenic route of the California coastline through Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, enjoying breathtaking views
  • Visit the famous Hearst Castle
  • Visit beautiful and bustling San Francisco
  • Admission to and audio tour of Alcatraz Island's notorious prison that operated from 1934 to 1963 ($38 value)

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We have been on a lot of trips ( traveling by ourselves) and on several other group tours. Although this was a larger group tour than we usually take, we were very pleased with the trip. We would rate it as one of our best vacations! We felt the price we paid was a great value for all that we were able to see and do during the ten day tour. We were very happy with everything on the trip. The YMT staff was great and the accommodations were very nice. Plus, we saw a lot more than if we had traveled by ourselves, because we have been to California four other times on road trips and saw more this trip than ever before.

Barbara S., OH

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Our trip was informative and well planned

Cindy H., IA

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We enjoyed the trip, our tour guide and bus driver were excellent.

George W., ON

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One of best trips we've had. Hotels, California coast, side trips to local spots, and extra trips were great. Appreciated the knowledgeable tour guide, and the high presence of many of the company office people. Know who I am talking with on the phone when next calling. Would have liked more time in Solvang as it was somewhat crowded but a place with so much to see. Looking forward to our Fall trip this year.

Holly R., AZ

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This was our second tour with YMT Vacations. Both experiences were very pleasurable. A great vacation at a reasonable price. We celebrated our 50th anniversary in Feb. 2015 on YMT's 4 Island Hawaiian Tour. The Rose Parade had been on our bucket list for a number of years. YMT's prices allowed us to take both of these trips. We have been very satisfied with our experiences traveling with YMT Vacations.

Jay Z., IL

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We thoroughly enjoyed the history and behind the scenes on the parade. It made the parade so much more fun to watch.

Judith R., PA

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Barb was the most excellent tour guide ever experienced. Gracious, knowledgeable, sense of humor, smart and willing to go out of her way to help everybody and answer all questions. She is a gem. Smooth problem free vacation. All expectations were met.

Mary B., WI

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The optional tours were really nice and very well organized. We felt that we were able to see more than if we were trying to find it ourselves Thank you for some great choices on our tour. We have really enjoyed both YMT vacations and have told a lot of friends and family so I hope some of them contact you. Thank you for our personal evening before the parade. The meal was great and so was the information on the parade. We were impressed you helped at the parking lot and that we got to meet you!

Tony G., IA

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I just want you to be aware that I really did enjoy this tour...The Rose Parade experience was excellent, especially the viewing before parade day, and the rest of the trip heading north to San Francisco was really fun.

Wanda T., KY

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Great tour for the value.

Kristie B., PA

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