December 29, 2022 - January 3, 2023
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December 30, 2022 -- WELCOME TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
When your flight lands in Southern California, you’ll make your way to the Hilton Orange County Costa Mesa, where your experience will begin upon check-in. A welcome dinner at the hotel is planned as you settle in and get ready for a one-of-a-kind Rose Parade experience. (DINNER)
December 31, 2022 -- FLOAT DECORATING TOUR WITH LUNCH, HOLLYWOOD STUDIO TOUR AND A NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA CELEBRATION
After breakfast, all guests will see the finishing touches being put on the Tournament of Roses parade floats before they head down Colorado Blvd. You’ll enjoy a delicious three-course luncheon at the famous Lawry’s The Prime Rib in Beverly Hills followed a tour of a real Hollywood studio. The evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2023! (BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER)
January 1, 2023 -- CATALINA ISLAND
Start your day with a buffet breakfast before heading off to Catalina Island. You’ll board one of the Catalina Express ferries for a short one-hour cruise to the island. These vessels offer both inside and outside seating, as well as a snack bar and restroom facilities onboard for your comfort. You’ll log some 26 miles as you sail along the Pacific ocean over to Catalina Island. Once you arrive, the day is yours to get acquainted with the storybook town of Avalon, which you’ll find is packed with boutiques, restaurants, and things to do! You might want to take a tour of the historic Casino, take a guided tour of Avalon, or rent a golf cart or bicycle to sightsee on your own this afternoon. The evening is at your leisure at South Coast Plaza. With more than 35 distinct eateries from award-winning restaurant to grab and go options, this shopping center offers a wide variety for every palate.
January 2, 2023 -- 134th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, TAILGATE BBQ LUNCHEON AND EVENING ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy an early morning buffet breakfast at the hotel before heading to Pasadena where you will have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and blanket are included. After the parade, you’ll return to the hotel for a special Tailgate BBQ Luncheon. In the evening, we will transform the ballroom into a cinema for a private viewing of a Hollywood favorite. (BREAKFAST AND LUNCH)
January 2, 2023 -- SHOWCASE OF FLOATS, DOWNTOWN DISNEY AND FAREWELL DINNER
Another hearty buffet breakfast is included before you travel back to Pasadena to see the floats on display at the spectacular “Showcase of Floats” event. After viewing the floats, you’ll spend the afternoon at Downtown Disney for lunch and shopping. You’ll celebrate a great week with a special waterfront farewell dinner overlooking Newport Harbor. (BREAKFAST AND DINNER)
January 4, 2023 -- HOMEWARD BOUND
After breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to new friends as you depart the hotel to make your way home. (BREAKFAST)
• 5 nights at the Hilton Orange County
• Rose Parade Float Decorating Tour
• Lunch at Lawry’s the Prime Rib in Beverly Hills
• Hollywood Studio Tour
• Catalina Island
• Private New Year’s Eve Gala
• Premium reserved grandstand seating for the 134th Tournament of Roses Parade
• Tailgate BBQ Luncheon after the parade
• Movie Night at the hotel on January 2
• Admission to the Showcase of Floats
• Fully Escorted by a Knowledgeable Tour Director
• Deluxe motorcoach transportation
• 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
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