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Rose Parade, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas

From $1499 (was $1749)

10 Days

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Rose Parade, Grand Canyon & Las Vegas

Tour Starts: Los Angeles, CA

Tour Ends: Las Vegas, NV

Day 1

Los Angeles

Welcome to Los Angeles! Guests booking air with YMT will be greeted by a YMT representative and transferred to their hotel. Enjoy the evening on your own after an informative briefing on the days ahead.

✦ Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles

Today you have the option to visit one of several iconic attractions in Los Angeles (at additional cost) or spend the morning at leisure. Choose from the Getty Center, the Ronald Reagan Library or perhaps a visit to the retired Space Shuttle Endeavor and the California Science Center. In the evening, enjoy a private float viewing at the Pasadena Rosemont Pavilion, and learn the history and traditions of the Rose Parade at YMT’s exclusive event presented by the Tournament of Roses Committee. The evening includes a casual dinner. (D)

✦ Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 3

Pasadena

Today you will tour Los Angeles and Hollywood, getting a glimpse into the many sites within the “City of Angels.” Along the way, view the Music Center with the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Chinese Theatre, Dolby Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then, drive into Beverly Hills to see where the stars shop.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 4

Pasadena

Today you will enjoy the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade! There’s nothing like viewing this parade in person! Watch in wonder from your reserved seats in the YMT grand stand as the floats, spectacularly decorated with millions of colorful flowers pass by. The entire surface of each float is covered with different varieties of flowers, seeds, bark, leaves and other natural materials. The floats will be accompanied by the best marching bands from across the country, entertaining you with music, dance, flag waving and acrobatics – truly a spectacle that you must see in person at least once in your lifetime!

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 5

Laughlin

Today you’ll traverse the desert to Laughlin, Nevada. Situated on the banks of the Colorado River, Laughlin represents one of the fastest growing gambling areas in the states. Not only does Laughlin have the hotels and casinos that beckon visitors, but its location on the banks of the great Colorado River offers visitors a unique setting. Use your leisure time in the afternoon to ride a riverboat, visit a casino, shop the unique boutiques, or cross the river to visit Bull Head City, Arizona.

Aquarius Hotel & Casino or similar

Day 6

Sedona & Grand Canyon National Park

Today we are heading to see the spectacular Red Rocks and art galleries of Sedona! Take an optional jeep tour of Sedona, which has made a name for itself as an artist colony, or explore this fascinating town on your own during this lunch break. We continue through beautiful Oak Creek Canyon and slowly leave the striking red sandstone formations behind. Arrive in the early evening at the Seventh Wonder of the World with plenty of time to marvel at this awe-inspiring sight. You will find that the quiet winter season offers even more breathtaking views and possible encounters with wildlife when you pay a visit to the rim. The sunset will be a must-see and offer a multitude of orange and purple hues with possible snow-capped rock formations as far as the eyes can see.

Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon or similar

Day 7

Grand Canyon National Park

Start your day with an included leisurely breakfast with breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon before a full day at the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park. Hop on one of the park shuttles or perhaps choose an optional helicopter flight over the Seventh Wonder of the World! (B)

Holiday Inn Express Grand Canyon or similar

Day 8

Zion National Park & St. George

Today we are leaving the Grand Canyon behind, and continuing to another nature experience - Zion National Park. On the way marvel at Glen Canyon Dam near Page, Arizona and Lake Powell, one of the biggest man-made reservoirs, during a quick stop. In the afternoon, we arrive at Zion National Park, which offers a fascinating landscape of deep canyons and soaring cliffs sure to amaze you!

Ramada St. George or similar

Day 9

Las Vegas

We continue to Las Vegas, the “Entertainment Capital of the World." With a multitude of activities, attractions, and dining options, you’ll soon see that Las Vegas is always open! In the evening, enjoy a tour that shows off all the glittering lights and attractions of the city and/or a Las Vegas show (both optional).

Gold Coast Hotel or similar

Day 10

Depart for Home

Bid farewell to the beautiful West. Guests who have booked YMT air will be transferred to the Las Vegas airport for their flight home.

Please note that this is a proposed itinerary; the actual itinerary may vary due to season, special events, or weather. Because our tour arrangements are often made a year or more in advance, YMT Vacations reserves the right to alter the itinerary. Itinerary changes are made to improve your vacation experience, as well as respond to any unforeseen circumstances that mandate alterations. By their nature, all tours vacations involve a certain level of physical activity. While YMT tours have been designed with our guests in mind and are not physically demanding, this tour does include walking and periods of standing during the sightseeing visits. You will also encounter steps and some uneven ground along the way, particularly at older, historical sights.