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Rose Parade & Coastal California Tour

From $1499 (was $1749)

9 Days

Passport Recommended

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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!

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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.

  • Service: Baggage handling to your room at hotels.

  • Service: A a professional Tour Director.

Activity Level

Easy Going/Moderate
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Trip highlights

  • Enjoy an exclusive private viewing of the Rose Parade floats and see the parade from reserved grandstand seats
  • Follow the scenic route of the California coastline through Santa Barbara, Big Sur, Monterey and Carmel, enjoying breathtaking views
  • Visit beautiful and bustling San Francisco
  • Admission to and audio tour of Alcatraz Island's notorious prison that operated from 1934 to 1963 ($30 value)