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Southern California New Year's Celebration - 2018

Ring in the New Year with an exciting trip to Southern California. Find Pasadena abuzz with preparations for the famous Tournament of Roses Parade and get a sneak-peek as final touches are put on the massive floats. Listen as select parade bands perform at a special Bandfest presentation. Celebrate the season with a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance, with live entertainment and a champagne toast to the New Year. Enjoy prime viewing with reserved seating at the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. Then relax when you spend two nights in California's second largest city, San Diego. Explore San Diego's diverse neighborhoods such as the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island and Old Town San Diego.

Inclusions

4 breakfasts
4 dinners
Get a sneak peek at the floats in their final stage of decorating.
Attend Bandfest featuring selected bands that will perform in the parade.
Join a local guide for a tour of San Diego's diverse neighborhoods.
Tour Provider Collette
Number of Days
6
Price From
AUD $3,189
Start Location
Los Angeles, CA, United States
End Location
San Diego, CA, United States
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
1 to 44
Tour Style
Luxury
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
29 Dec 201804 Jan 2019GuaranteedAUD $3,189
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Los Angeles, California - Tour Begins
Ring in the New Year in style with this ever-popular tour featuring the Tournament of Roses Parade.
Float Viewing - Bandfest
Get started early as you head to Pasadena for the day. Combine the excitement of the season with fun-filled activities surrounding the Tournament of Roses. You'll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view the floats in their final stage of decorating. Next, attend Bandfest, featuring selected bands from all over the country that will perform in the parade. See these talented musicians, dancers and auxiliary performers in action. Return to Los Angeles where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the area.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Day at Leisure - New Year's Eve Party
The day is yours to relax, explore the area independently, or perhaps set out on an optional excursion. Your Tour Manager will be on hand to help plan your day. Then, get ready for tonight's New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Dance with live entertainment and a champagne toast to help ring in the New Year.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
Pasadena - Tournament of Roses Parade - San Diego
Happy New Year!! Celebrate the New Year at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, a grand tradition since 1890. When the parade debuted, 2,000 citizens were on hand to witness history in the making. Today, nearly one million spectators line the parade route. As our guest, you will join them with reserved seating for prime viewing. After the parade, depart for California's second largest city, San Diego. Known for its ideal climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and world-class attractions, San Diego is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Mexico, the Anza-Borrego Desert and the Laguna Mountains.
Breakfast Included
San Diego
This morning, join a local guide for a comprehensive tour through the city's diverse neighborhoods including downtown, the Gaslamp Quarter, Balboa Park, Coronado Island and Old Town San Diego. The afternoon is yours to experience San Diego at your leisure. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.
Breakfast Included
Dinner Included
San Diego - Tour Ends
Depart California with many memories of your incredible New Year's celebration.