Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour

From $799 (was $1049)

per person, double occupancy, excludes roundtrip airfare

5 Days
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Introduction

Be fully immersed in the pomp and circumstance of the 131st Rose Parade on this unforgettable tour of the City of Angels. As the Rose Parade's largest tour operator, YMT provides an experience like no one else—including plenty of enjoyable extras!

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

Trip Includes

Sightseeing
  • Los Angeles
  • Pasadena
Complimentary Gift Bag
  • Official Rose Parade Program
  • Official Rose Parade Pin
  • YMT Seat Cushion
  • YMT Tote Bag
Hotel Accommodations
  • 4 Nights
  • Moderate hotels based on twin/double occupancy
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
Service
  • A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience.
Baggage Handling
  • To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person.

Activity Level

Relaxed
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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade from your reserved grandstand seats
  • Enjoy a pre-parade viewing of the Rose Parade floats in Pasadena
  • Tour Los Angeles and see the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Chinese Theatre, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Raise your glass to ring in the New Year on the east coast at a festive New Year’s Eve reception
  • Option to return to the parade route for an up-close look at the floats the morning after the parade (extra cost)

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Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour (5 Days)

Tours Starts: Los Angeles, CA

Tours Ends: Los Angeles, CA

Day 1

Arrive in Los Angeles

Welcome to LA! Guests who have booked their air with YMT will be greeted by a representative and transferred from the airport to your nearby hotel. After the informative briefing on the days ahead, you are free to enjoy the evening on your own. Take advantage of the free shuttle that will be available for guests who wish to travel to the nearby Manhattan Beach area for dinner on your own.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles Leisure Day

Enjoy this morning at leisure or join one of our fantastic optional tours to the California Science Center or the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, at an additional cost. This evening, you're in for a real treat—YMT's float viewing event with dinner. In this amazing tour held in Pasadena, you'll go behind the scenes to see the floats and flowers up close, with plenty of time to talk to and ask questions of the White Suiters, the Rose Parade volunteers who famously wear white uniforms. Then, enjoy a casual dinner in the official Rose Parade event tent with a presentation about the history and traditions of the Rose Parade presented by the Tournament of Roses Committee. (D)

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 3

Los Angeles City Tour

Today we take a guided tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, seeing many of the can’t miss highlights of the City of Angels. View the iconic metal curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the ornate TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre—annual home of the Academy Awards—Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The evening includes a festive New Year’s Eve reception with elegant appetizers and a sparkling cider toast. Ring in the New Year along with all the folks in Times Square at 9 PM local time (midnight in New York City).

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 4

131st Tournament of Roses Parade

Witness the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade! Watch in wonder from your comfortable reserved grandstand seats as the resplendent floats covered in millions of leaves and fragrant petals pass by. Watch equestrian units stride along, and listen to marching bands as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard. “America’s New Year’s Celebration” is an institution that you’ll love even more after experiencing it in person.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 5

Depart for Home

Today your Rose Parade & Los Angeles vacation comes to an end; you'll depart for home with new friends and lasting memories of a spectacular experience. We thank you for choosing YMT, and we hope to see you soon. Not ready to say goodbye just yet? You may decide to extend your tour by an additional day and join us for one last special event before you go—our Post-Parade Float Viewing optional activity. This memorable experience will take you up-close to see (and smell!) the fabulous floats the morning after the parade as they sit along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards. A nice addition to your earlier float-viewing experience, this event provides the opportunity to marvel at the completed floats and take another look at the spectacular stars of the parade in all their glory.


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.

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Rose Parade & Los Angeles Tour (6 Days)

Tours Starts: Los Angeles, CA

Tours Ends: Los Angeles, CA

Day 1

Arrive in Los Angeles

Welcome to LA! Guests who have booked their air with YMT will be greeted by a representative and transferred from the airport to your nearby hotel. After the informative briefing on the days ahead, you are free to enjoy the evening on your own. Take advantage of the free shuttle that will be available for guests who wish to travel to the nearby Manhattan Beach area for dinner on your own.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 2

Los Angeles Leisure Day

Enjoy this morning at leisure or join one of our fantastic optional tours to the California Science Center or the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, at an additional cost. This evening, you're in for a real treat—YMT's float viewing event with dinner. In this amazing tour held in Pasadena, you'll go behind the scenes to see the floats and flowers up close, with plenty of time to talk to and ask questions of the White Suiters, the Rose Parade volunteers who famously wear white uniforms. Then, enjoy a casual dinner in the official Rose Parade event tent with a presentation about the history and traditions of the Rose Parade presented by the Tournament of Roses Committee. (D)

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 3

Los Angeles City Tour

Today we take a guided tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, seeing many of the can’t miss highlights of the City of Angels. View the iconic metal curves of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the ornate TCL Chinese Theatre, the Dolby Theatre—annual home of the Academy Awards—Beverly Hills, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The evening includes a festive New Year’s Eve reception with elegant appetizers and a sparkling cider toast. Ring in the New Year along with all the folks in Times Square at 9 PM local time (midnight in New York City).

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 4

131st Tournament of Roses Parade

Witness the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade! Watch in wonder from your comfortable reserved grandstand seats as the resplendent floats covered in millions of leaves and fragrant petals pass by. Watch equestrian units stride along, and listen to marching bands as they make their way down Colorado Boulevard. “America’s New Year’s Celebration” is an institution that you’ll love even more after experiencing it in person.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 5

Post-Parade Float Viewing

Today you’re in for a treat! The final event of your tour is the post-parade float viewing. This memorable experience will take you up-close to see (and smell!) the fabulous floats the morning after the parade as they sit along Sierra Madre and Washington Boulevards. A nice addition to your earlier float-viewing experience, this event provides the opportunity to marvel at the completed floats and take another look at the spectacular stars of the parade in all their glory.

Crowne Plaza Hotel LAX or similar

Day 6

Depart for Home

Today your Rose Parade & Los Angeles vacation comes to an end; you'll depart for home with new friends and lasting memories of a spectacular experience. We thank you for choosing YMT, and we hope to see you soon.


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.


YMT Vacations itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

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We have travel with you folks before, this was our third trip with YMT, but not our last...Good Job!!

Angela D., CT

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I have recommended this tour to a friend and have given her the YMT catalog with next years itinerary. I have spoken with many friends that want to see the parade in person. I have described to them how beautiful the floats were and the YMT tour was just the right amount of time to visit LA for a couple days and attend the parade.

Sally Mae E., MN

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There is only one Rose Bowl Parade and YMT does a great tour.

Stephen W., FL

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This was one of the best organized tours I've ever been on. Every detail was handled beautifully and all questions and concerns were answered promptly and with care. Wonderful tour in all aspects necessary

Vera C., FL

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We were impressed with YMT's assistance at the parade and the way people were shown to their seats and back to the buses.Excellent people control!All the personnel was there to help guide everyone.Seeing the floats being prepared and then the final product on the day of the parade is amazing as well as the dinner and presentation.Would have liked to have been able to purchase more RB items.Did not know till last day that we could walk to another hotel but by then not much left .All in all a t great time was had !!

Charles L., MD

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All of us from our group had a great time. Thanks for helping us make sure fond memories.

Deborah W., ND

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The Rose Parade Tour was great in every way. The tours were so very well planned, and the YMT Personnel were so helpful when we had questions.

Kathleen M., MD

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I have traveled with many escorted companies and I really liked all the you information provided up front so I could plan my days and free time and did not have to worry about times and places to meet the bus. You have this trip down. Never saw so many people helping us at every location. Great job everybody. I liked the packet I received with all the departure times listed and information and staff in the hotel to answer questions. Wow you put a lot of time into this tour. I will recommend this tour to family and friends.

Mary Lou H., IN

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Pauline was a superb guide...patient, humorous, knowledgeable. It was beautifully run and managed. It made the dream of a lifetime just what I had hoped!

Mary M., NY

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OMG! It was the BEST experience! On the rest of the tour, I think we had the BEST guide (Joe on bus #18)! He kept us entertained and informed constantly. He went above and beyond normal call of duty and had the patience of a saint. Our driver, Ray, was the greatest. The hotel was amazing, as were the rest of the YMT staff! The only negatives were the cold weather, and I probably had the worst seat at the parade for photography. But, I put my camera down and probably had a better experience. And, I would not fault YMT for that. It really was an incredible trip, thanks to YMT! The YMT staff were amazing, and all the details were top choice.

Robert S., WI

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There were many people there that my husband and I asked if they had been on other YMT tours. We were pleasantly surprised that they had, e.g., Hawaii, Utah, and other places as well. That in itself says a lot about your company. If I was already retired, my husband and I would most definitely consider another tour sooner. I have another week of vacation left; maybe we will take YMT up on another good package. You met all of our expectations

Sadie G., TX

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We were very happy with the tour. YMT made every effort to make it pleasant for everyone. The YMT representatives were always on hand, very helpful and well organized.

Wayne N., CN

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I enjoyed the experience despite the cold weather. I thought it was a very good experience for the money. Appreciated being close to the parade route so that I was able to get good photos?.Tours of LA, the Rose parade float preparation and dinner were very good. Good value for money. Well planned. Organized mostly. Great experience. Better than driving and doing per self.

Beverly H., CA



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