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Tournament of Roses with San Diego

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • USA

  • Comfortable pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Our first-class range of tours include more of everything you love, weaving in VIP access to the must-see sights and authentic experiences so you come away from your holiday having truly lived each place you visit.

Join in the ultimate New Year celebrations with prime seats to see the world-famous Tournament of the Roses Parade, a two-hour-long extravaganza of magnificent floral floats, marching bands, dancing and music in Los Angeles. The next morning, get a closer look at the lovingly crafted displays, before heading south to discover the wildlife, beaches and laid-back charms of San Diego city.

At a glance

  • Los Angeles Visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, New Year’s Eve dinner and dance gala
  • Tournament of the Roses Parade Take your specially reserved Grandstand Seat to enjoy the world-famous carnival parade; New Year’s Day brunch; chance to see floats close-up.
  • San Diego Guided sightseeing of the Old Town, Balboa Park and the Gaslamp Quarter; behind-the-scenes at San Diego Zoo with animal-feeding opportunity. Time at leisure to explore Mission Beach or visit Seaport Village.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

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Make your own way

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Overview

Join in the ultimate New Year celebrations with prime seats to see the world-famous Tournament of the Roses Parade, a two-hour-long extravaganza of magnificent floral floats, marching bands, dancing and music in Los Angeles. The next morning, get a closer look at the lovingly crafted displays, before heading south to discover the wildlife, beaches and laid-back charms of San Diego city.

Total meals included:

  • 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

UK - Los Angeles

Day
1

Fly to Los Angeles where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Meet your travelling companions and Tour Director this evening for a welcome drink.

Los Angeles - New Year's Eve

Day
2

This morning, depart on a Los Angeles city tour, followed by a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, celebrating the life of the 40th U.S. President. This evening, join your travelling companions at a special Globus New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance Gala, complete with hats, party favours, live music, and, of course, champagne!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Los Angeles - Tournament of the Roses Parade

Day
3

Happy New Year! Get ready for one of the world’s most popular parades—you will see it live! Globus has specially selected reserved grandstand seats only minutes from the beginning of the parade route for prime viewing. See the spectacular floral floats, marching bands from around the world, and celebrities. You will also receive the official parade programme to take home as a special souvenir. After the parade, return to the hotel for an elaborate New Year’s day brunch. Later, for those who wish, join a trip to Santa Monica, where you can walk the famous pier, shop the 3rd Street Promenade, or dip your toes into the ocean.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Los Angeles - San Diego

Day
4

This morning, view the individual floats in the post parade viewing area. For many, this is the highlight of the entire event, as you can get up close and smell the roses. Be sure to bring your camera! We then head south to sunny San Diego for a 3-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Diego

Day
5

This morning’s sightseeing tour of San Diego includes the Old Town, Balboa Park, and the Gaslamp Quarter. Next, a private guided tour of the USS Midway, one of America’s longest serving aircraft carriers. You will enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served their country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom, and peace. The remainder of the day is yours to explore. Why not enjoy some fresh seafood at a local restaurant or Italian cuisine in Little Italy?

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

San Diego

Day
6

Today is at leisure to explore more of San Diego on your own. You may wish to hit the sand on Mission Beach, explore Balboa Park and its museums, or visit Seaport Village with its shops and restaurants. This evening, your tour director hosts a festive farewell dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

San Diego - UK

Day
7

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
8

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Things to note

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Los Angeles - LA Grand Hotel Downtown

The L.A. Hotel Downtown, located in the financial, entertainment and theatre district of downtown Los Angeles, is a 14-story hotel with award-winning architectural design, mirrored facade and glass-enclosed atrium.

  • Location

    333 S Figueroa St Los Angeles, CA USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

San Diego - Embassy Suites San Diego Bay

This hotel is located directly across the street from Seaport Village and is walking distance from the San Diego Convention Centre. The hotel is also just minutes from the San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, Old Town and more. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, fitness centre, game room, business centre, concierge service, hair salon, gift shop, restaurant, room service, and complimentary evening manager's reception.

  • Location

    601 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

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