Tournament of Roses with San Diego (AXE)

8 Day Tour from Los Angeles to San Diego

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You can leave your rose-colored glasses at home when you pack your bags for America’s favorite New Year’s celebration. Everything is coming up roses on this special tour of Los Angeles, starting with a pre-countdown gala complete with beats, bites, and bubbly. The celebration continues New Year’s Day at Pasadena’s famous Tournament of Roses Parade where you’ll enjoy reserved grandstand seats, an official commemorative program, and prime viewing of the spectacular floral floats and marching bands from around the world. Truly stop and smell the roses at the post-parade viewing area where you can get up close to the fragrant, fantastic creations. Other quintessentially Californian experiences include guided sightseeing in Los Angeles, a visit to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, a special New Year’s Day lunch, and a farewell dinner at a locally loved restaurant.

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Sightseeing; visit the LF Ronald Reagan Presidential Library; New Year’s Eve Dinner & Dance Gala; grandstand seats for the Tournament of Roses Parade; Official Parade Program; post-parade float viewing; LF farewell dinner on board the RMS Queen Mary

Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner


The parade and post-parade view areas are large and guests should be prepared for easy yet sustained walking.


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN LOS ANGELES Welcome to California! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome drink.

Day 2

LOS ANGELES The City of Angels Depart on a Los Angeles city tour that takes you from Olvera Street, the oldest thoroughfare in the city, to Hollywood. Then visit the LF Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. This evening, join your travel companions at an exclusive Globus New Year’s Eve dinner & gala, complete with hats, party favors and of course, champagne! We celebrate on New York time as the iconic ball drops in Times Square.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

LEGENDARY LIVES Visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in a hilltop setting in Simi Valley and final resting place of the 40th U.S. President and First Lady. Here, the legacy of the President is on display in extraordinary and educational exhibits. Enjoy the impressive sights of Air Force One, Marine One, a replica of the Oval Office and a piece of the fallen Berlin Wall.

Day 3

LOS ANGELES. TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE Everything’s Coming Up Roses! Happy New Year! Get ready for one of the world’s most popular parades—you’ll see it live! Globus has specially selected reserved grandstand seating only minutes from the beginning of the parade route for prime viewing. After the parade, return to the hotel for a New Year’s Day lunch. Later, for those who wish, join a trip to Santa Monica for a walk on the famous pier, shopping on the 3rd Street Promenade, or relaxing on the beach.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

SPECIAL EVENT See the spectacular floats made entirely of flowers (plants, and seeds). Marching bands from around the world, horse-guards, and celebrities parade through the lovely town of Pasadena. You’ll also receive the official parade program to take home as a special souvenir.

Day 4

LOS ANGELES The Ultimate Flower Arrangement This morning, enjoy the opportunity to view the amazing Rose Parade floats in the post-parade viewing area. Enjoy a very special farewell dinner this evening at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

BOTANICAL MASTERPIECES For many visitors, seeing the magnificent Rose Parade floats up close is the highlight of the entire event, allowing you to get up close to these amazing and intricately designed floats – made entirely of flowers, plants, and seeds. Take the opportunity for an amazing photo opportunity as you marvel at the hours of dedication and craftsmanship devoted to each design.

Day 5

LOS ANGELES–AMTRAK’S PACIFIC SURFLINER–SAN DIEGO All Aboard! This morning, transfer to historic Union Station to board Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner train bound for San Diego, known as “America’s Finest City”. Upon arrival in San Diego, you will be met by a Globus Host who will help you transfer to your hotel and answer any questions about your stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

EPIC RIDE Glide along beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Southern California beaches and passing seaside towns on a ride aboard the Pacific Surfliner train to San Diego. Settle in to your comfortable, reclining seats with views courtesy of large picture windows to take in the scenery. An onboard market-style café features fresh food, snacks, and beverages, including soft drinks, wine, cocktails, and local craft beer.

Day 6

SAN DIEGO Sunny California Experience San Diego at your leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

EXPLORE MORE in this quintessential Southern California city featuring an ideal marine climate and 70 miles of beaches to choose from. Consider a visit to the world-famous San Diego Zoo, take a harbor cruise, or dine in traditional style in the lively Gaslamp District or Hotel Coronado.

Day 7

SAN DIEGO Museum Mania Enjoy a free day to explore San Diego.
Breakfast Breakfast

EXPLORE MORE in San Diego with a day at Balboa Park where culture, science and nature collide. This incredible park features the largest collection of museums outside of Washington DC. Home to the Museum of Us, the Air & Space Museum, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Natural History Museum. The Spanish Renaissance architecture throughout the Park is breathtaking and set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens and trails.

Day 8

SAN DIEGO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.


Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"By the time I was 11 years old, I knew I wanted to be a Tour Director. My parents loved to share photos of their trips with me, and they would tell me, "You should do that; you'd be great at it!" They planted a seed that grew. On my 21st birthday, I traveled on a 12-country, 30-day tour of Europe. Six months later, I enrolled in tour directing school, and I've been in this career for over 30 years. My travel advice is simple: enjoy the experiences that are unique to the places you are visiting."

Tour Director -  LINDA PEREZ




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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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