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​​DAY 1: Timi’s Tours will coordinate a local transfer up to Chicago.

Overnight in the Chicago area to get ready for your flight to California the next day.

DAY 2: Arrive in Southern California: Welcome to the Granddaddy of parades, the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring the beautiful pageantry and tradition of magnificent floral floats, high-stepping equestrians and spirited marching bands. You’ll stay for 4 nights at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach. Join your Tour Manager tonight for a welcome orientation followed by a group dinner. Meal: D

DAY 3 - Rose Parade Float Building and New Year’s Eve Festivities: This morning, go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the Rose Parade Float Building. See the floats being built up close by the hundreds of people working to finish them. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that are used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. This afternoon, you’ll enjoy an excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, chronicling the storied career of Ronald Reagan which spanned more than five decades. This evening, ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event. Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. Enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Meals: B, D

DAY 4 - Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour and Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Today a local guide conducts a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. See the Hollywood Bowl, Kodak Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater. In the afternoon a visit to the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is planned. Here, the collection of film-related objects and technology is highlighted by a vast range of still and moving images covering the history of motion pictures. Meal: B

DAY 5 - 133rd Tournament of Roses Parade and Tailgate Party: The event you came for is about to begin. You have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast you depart for the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions. In the afternoon, you head back to the hotel where a special Tailgate Party awaits. Watch the Rose Bowl football game and cheer on the teams while enjoying a Tailgate lunch – will your team be playing? Meals: B, L

(ROSE BOWL PARADE NOTE: Since 1893, the Rose Bowl Committee instituted a “Never on Sunday” rule to avoid the Rose Bowl parade interfering with Sunday church services. This rule has now turned into a tradition. Since January 1st falls on a Sunday, the Rose Bowl Parade will take place today on January 2nd). 

DAY 6 - Homeward Bound: Your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flight home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angeles International Airport. Meal: B

This trip is provided by Timi's Tours and Mayflower Cruises & Tours.


Please note that Mayflower requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19,

travelers must be fully vaccinated a minimum of 14 days prior to departure.

Travel Insurance Highly Recommended - Please call Timi’s Tours for a quote

Cancellation within 120 days of departure is non-refundable. Purchasing travel insurance is highly recommended and will cover medical reasons (not fear of Covid) or for a death in the immediate family. We also offer Cancel for Any Reason which would return 50% of your monies. Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked at least 120 days prior to departure. There will be a 4% processing fee assessed for any refunds and can take up to 120 days. Should the traveler wish to hold credit with Timi’s Tours in lieu of a refund the 4% fee will be waived. The credit will not expire and can be used over a period of time on multiple trips. When a tour is rescheduled by Timi’s Tours due to unforeseen circumstances the traveler may choose to maintain rescheduled reservation or receive trip credit. The entire Cancellations and Refunds policy may be read here on our website or in the catalog.

Exclusions: Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Timis Tours reserves the right to alter its refund and cancellation policy when a substantial amount of cancellation or postponement of travel is attributable to: conditions resulting from an act of God, natural or man-made disaster, fire, government action, civil disorder, war, hostilities between nations, or unavailability of transportation through no fault of Mayflower Cruises & Tours and Timi’s Tours.

Pricing includes roundtrip airfare from Chicago (ORD), local airport transfer to/from ORD,

overnight in Chicago prior to flight on December 30th.

Gratuities for your Mayflower and Timi’s Tours tour directors are not included


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:  Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California

Tournament

of

Roses Parade

​December 29th, 2022 - January 3rd, 2023

​featuring a Gala New Year’s Eve Party and Rose Bowl Tailgate Party