Project Description

Overview

Tournament of Roses

9  Days
Hearst Castle, Napa Valley, Hollywood and the Queen Mary
Dec 29/17 to Jan 06/18

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Itinerary Details

Day  1  Fly to Los Angeles, California

Depart Ottawa Airport and connect through Toronto where you will meet the Tour Director and fly to Los Angeles.   Once comfortably aboard the motor coach, we make our way to Santa Monica’s Pier and Promenade before going to our hotel for the next 4 nights.  Dinner is included tonight.  (D)

Day  2  Warner Brothers Studio and Queen Mary

This morning we visit Warner Brothers Studios for a guided tour of the film making Industry. After independent lunch, we will tour the Queen Mary vessel in Long Beach. She serves as both a hotel and a major attraction along the Long Beach waterfront.   Following the Behind the Scenes guided tour, there will be some independent leisure time. (B)

Day  3   Hollywood

Mid morning we have a guided tour of Hollywood…from the famous hillside sign to Rodeo drive, you are sure to see sights you never thought possible.   In the afternoon more incredible sights at the Peterson Automotive Museum featuring classic cars, trucks & motorcycles as well as some famous movie cars!  This evening we gather for  a group dinner before our celebration  to ring in the New Year on Ontario time! (B,D)

Day  4  Pasadena, Tournament of Roses Parade

Today is the big day, as we are up early and off to our reserved seats for the famous Tournament of Roses Parade!   You’ll be delighted with the hundreds of colourful floats that glide past our location.   After the parade, we enjoy a boxed lunch before we go to the location where the floats are parked, so that you can get a closer look at your favourite. This will also be a great opportunity for close up pictures. Late afternoon we return to our  hotel to relax.   (B,L)

Day  5  San Simeon

Our travels today take us North to San Simeon, located below the hills where William Randolph Hearst, built his famous Hearst Castle.   This afternoon we have a guided tour of the Grand Rooms of this famous landmark!!  We overnight in San Simeon.   (B)

Day  6  San Francisco, California

Following breakfast we travel route 101 to the romantic city of San Francisco.  Here we check into our downtown hotel for 3 nights. San Francisco is a fabulous city with a rich and sometimes colourful history. A local guide will introduce us to the city this afternoon. (B)

Day  7  Napa Valley/San Francisco

We have planned a wonderful day excursion into the charming Napa Valley!   Here hundreds of wineries call this valley home.   We begin with a delightful  lunch  at Downtown Joe’s Brewery, followed by a tour.  Next we tour Domaine Chandon Winery.   You’ll learn why California wines have become some of the most recognized around the world.   (B,L)

Day  8  Bay Cruise/San Francisco

This morning a cruise on San Francisco Bay for an up close look at the famous island prison of Alcatraz!  This afternoon today is free for you to enjoy San Francisco your way, or take in one of the suggestions offered by your Tour Director.  From the Aquarium, to riding a cable car, it is your choice!  Farewell Dinner included tonight.  (B,D)

Day  9  Home

We have motorcoach shuttle to the airport where we bid farewell to California as we board our flight home to Toronto then on to Ottawa.

Inclusions and Costs

  • Round trip airfare from Ottawa to Los Angeles and home from San Francisco
  • Relaxing motor coach transportation
  • Eight nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily, some Continental
  • Three Dinners, including a special New Year’s Eve Dinner
  • One Boxed Lunch
  • Lunch at Downtown Joe’s Brewery
  • Tour of the Queen Mary
  • Guided tour of Warner Brothers Studio
  • Guided tour of Hollywood and Rodeo Drive
  • Admission to Peterson Automotive Museum
  • Reserved seats for the Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Admission to Parade Grounds
  • Grand Rooms Tour of Hearst Castle
  • Guided San Francisco tour
  • Brewery Tour
  • Guided tour of Domaine Chandon winery
  • San Francisco Bay Cruise
  • Taxes
  • Luggage Handling – one per person
  • Services of a Professional Tour Director

Cost Per Person

Double $4,725  (Taxes Incl. $ 134.08)
Triple $4,325  (Taxes Incl. $ 134.08)
Single $6,025 (Taxes Incl. $ 134.08)

*Subject to continued group space availability on Tour Package & Air

Deposit $ 1,000 per person upon registration