Project Description


Tournament of Roses

9  Days
Hearst Castle, Napa Valley, Hollywood and the Queen Mary
Dec 29/18 to Jan 06/19

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 Fly to Los Angeles, California

Fly Ottawa Airport to Toronto to Los Angeles then take a deluxe motorcoach to Santa Monica’s Pier and Promenade, then head to our hotel for the next 4 nights. (B)

Day 2 Warner Brothers Studio and Hollywood

This morning we take a guided tour of the film industry. Warner Brothers Studios for a guided tour of the film making Industry. After lunch, we have a guided tour of Hollywood that includes the famous hillside sign, Rodeo Drive and more (B, D)

Day 3 Queen Mary

This morning begins at the Peterson Automotive Museum featuring viewing classic vehicles and even some famous movie cars!  Then it’s off to Long Beach for a guided tour of the Queen Mary that serves as both a hotel and a major attraction.  This day ends with a group dinner and a New Year’s celebration on Ontario time. (B, D)

Day 4 Pasadena, Tournament of Roses Parade

Today is the big day!  We have reserved seats for the famous Tournament of Roses Parade where hundreds of colourful floats will pass by. After a boxed lunch we will visit the parked floats for an even closer look and photo opp. (B, L)

Day 5 San Simeon

Today we head below the hills to San Simeon for an overnight stay.   While here, we will see all the grand rooms of the famous Hearst Castle during a guided tour. (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

This wonderful day begins with lunch in the charming Napa Valley – home to hundreds of wineries. On guided tours that include, Joe’s Brewery and Domaine Chandon Winery you will experience why this valley produces world renowned wines. (B, L)

Day 8 Bay Cruise/San Francisco

The morning begins with San Francisco Bay cruise past the infamous Alcatraz prison. Your afternoon is free, perhaps ride a cable car, visit the Aquarium or ask your Tour Director for suggestions. Farewell Dinner included tonight.  (B, D)

Day 9  Home

Your shuttle departs to the airport this mooring where we bid farewell to California as we board our flight home to Toronto then on to Ottawa. (B)

Inclusions and Costs

  • Round trip airfare from Ottawa to Los Angeles and home from San Francisco
  • Relaxing Motorcoach Transportation
  • Eight Nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast Daily, some Continental
  • Three Dinners, including a special New Year’s Eve Dinner
  • One Boxed Lunch  & One Full Lunch
  • Guided Tours: Warner Brothers Studio, San Francisco, Domaine Chandon Winery
  • Other Tours: Queen Mary, Grand Rooms of Hearst Castle, Brewery Tour
  • Admission to Peterson Automotive Museum
  • Hollywood & Rodeo Drive
  • Reserved seats for the Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Admission to Parade Grounds
  • Taxes
  • Luggage Handling – one per person
  • Services of a Professional Tour Director

Cost Per Person

  • Double $4,715
  • Triple $4,295 
  • Quad $ 4,115 
  • Single $5,915

(HST Incl $125 Per Person)

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

Deposit $ 1,000 per person upon registration