December 29, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Tournament Of Roses Parade
All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.
Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 25 passengers.
- Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Washington Dulles International Airport
- Roundtrip airfare - Washington Dulles, VA to Los Angeles, CA
- Roundtrip transfers - airport/hotel
- Four night hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree Hotel Torrance
- Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
- Services of Professional Tour Director
- Welcome Reception
- Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, Boxed Lunch on Rose Parade day
- Reserved seating for the Tournament of Roses Parade
- All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
- Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager
Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Greater Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour
- Santa Monica
- Bel-Air/Beverly Hills
- Rodeo Drive
- Grauman’s Chinese Theater
- Hollywood Walk of Fame
- Los Angeles "Famed" Farmer’s Market
Fanfest to view float construction
Tournament of Roses Parade
Sunday, December 29: Arrive Los Angeles
Motorcoach transfer from Central PA to Washington Dulles International Airport for flight to Los Angeles, CA. Welcome to Los Angeles and the 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade celebration! Complimentary transfers to the DoubleTree Hotel Torrance are included. The hotel is just 20 minutes from the airport and a wonderful place to stay. There are many restaurants and great shopping within walking distance of this comfortable and spacious hotel. This evening, join your Tour Manager for a welcome reception with light refreshments. Hotel: DoubleTree Hotel Torrance, Torrance, CA (Welcome Reception)
Monday, December 30: Float Construction Viewing, "Fanfest", & Warner Bros. Studio Tour
Today is a busy day, but sure to be filled with wonderful memories. Following breakfast you are on your way to Pasadena to enjoy the activities surrounding the Rose Parade. The viewing of the floats up-close and in living color has always been an exciting activity. This is your chance to see the detail of the vast array of flowers, seeds, and natural plant materials that cover these massive floats. "Fanfest" activities vary from year to year, but they always provide some tasty food and a chance to buy official Rose Parade souvenirs. After an included lunch, your afternoon activity will include a visit to Warner Bros. Studio, including a 2+ hour guided tour on 12 passenger electric carts with various stage stops made along the way (participants must be 8 years or older for the Warner Bros. tour) and then back to the hotel with plenty of time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner tonight is on your own, with numerous restaurant choices near the hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Tuesday, December 31: Greater Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour & Farmer’s Market
Los Angeles is a fascinating place. Today you will take a look at many of the places that Southern Californians call home. Santa Monica, Bel Air and Beverly Hills showcase every style of home from humble bungalows to breathtaking estates. See Rodeo Drive all dressed up for the holidays, then stop at Grauman’s Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Have your picture taken with a movie character or look for your favorite performer’s star. There are plenty of souvenir shops with unique products to keep you entertained as well as numerous places to get a snack. Our next stop is Los Angeles’ "famed" Farmer’s Market. The Farmer’s Market has been in continuous operation for over 70 years and boasts of shops with merchandise and food you will not find anywhere else! "The Grove" is located across the street from the Farmer’s Market and features upscale shopping in a very pretty setting. Designed to make you feel like you are in a small town, an old world trolley gets you from one end to the other. Beautiful holiday decorations and a huge Christmas tree make this a very festive place to spend some time. Return to the hotel with plenty of time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner tonight is on your own, with numerous restaurant choices near the hotel. Later in the evening, if you decide you would like to see how Californians welcome the New Year, you will find a number of nightspots close to the hotel. (Breakfast)
Wednesday, January 1: Rose Parade
Now the morning you’ve been waiting for, the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade! The Rose Parade package includes a top-category, reserved grandstand seat on West Colorado Blvd. This puts you at the start of the parade, with the sun at your back. The bands are in tune, the floats are ready and you are about to experience the thrill of watching the Rose Parade! After the parade, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch as we return to the hotel. This afternoon, we will offer those who are interested a visit to one of the local beach communities. The motorcoach will stay a couple of hours, so you will have a chance to see the ocean and walk along the boardwalk. Or, ask your travel agent about the optional excursion packages that you may purchase for after the parade - the Post-Parade Showcase of Floats ($35 per person) or the Rose Bowl Game package ($749 per person). The Showcase of Floats is a self-directed walking tour in a special viewing area at Victory Park that will keep you in Pasadena until 4:00PM. The Rose Bowl game includes the transportation, a guide that travels with you, VIP pregame festivities, and reserved corner end zone seating that includes seat backs. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch)
Thursday, January 2: Depart for Home
After breakfast, transfer to the Los Angeles International Airport for your flight home and transportation back to Central PA. Should you decide that you would like to extend your stay in Los Angeles, please ask your travel agent about additional nights at the DoubleTree Hotel Torrance and the optional Rail Day Tour to San Diego ($399 per person). This is a full day tour starting off with a 5 hour roundtrip Amtrak train ride in business class to/from San Diego, followed by a trolley tour starting and ending at Seaport Village with an included visit to Coronado. Dinner is included in Seaport Village before the rail ride back, with an estimated hotel arrival time of 10:00PM. (Breakfast)
Hotel and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.
Tour Activity Level: 2
This tour requires average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestoned streets.
A government issued photo I.D. is required for airport security.
Deposit of $250 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by August 30, 2019. Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $50
Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...
From Deposit date - July 31, 2019 $100 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From August 1 - 31, 2019 $150 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From September 1 - 14, 2019 $250 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
After September 14, 2019 NON-REFUNDABLE
*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.
For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.
Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airline(s) 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flights may contain code share agreements.
Temperatures for Los Angeles in December/January average in the 70s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended. In the event of rain, ponchos will be provided for the parade. Dress in layers, especially on parade day.
One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.
For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.
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