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Trip Overview

from $2,895 per person with air


  • Air From Most Major U.S. Gateways
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 4 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, & 3 Dinners
  • Admission to All Included Activities/ Attractions in Itinerary


  • Long Beach Lodging
  • Float Decorating Tour
  • Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens
  • Catalina Island
  • Queen Mary Dinner
  • Tournament of Roses Parade


  • Day 1

    Fly to Los Angeles

    This morning we’ll fly to sunny Southern California to experience what may be the most colorful New Year’s celebration around. Upon arrival, we’ll travel to our home for four nights at the beautiful Westin Long Beach. This 4-star hotel is steps from restaurants, shops, attractions, and the waterfront. Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner with the group.

    Meals: Dinner
    Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott - Long Beach, CA (2020)

  • Day 2

    Float Decorating Tour / Botanical Gardens

    Today we’ll get to view the Rose Parade floats before the big event! We’ll see these magnificent floral floats in their final stages of preparation for the Rose Parade while visiting one of the major float building sites. We’ll see a variety of fruit, seeds, bark, grasses, and breathtaking flowers being applied to the floats by hard-working volunteers and professionals. Afterwards we’ll visit The Huntington, an oasis of art and culture set amidst 120 acres of breathtaking gardens. The Gallery contains the most comprehensive collection of British 18th and 19th century art outside of London. The outside is just as pretty as the beauty found inside of the library. The 130-acre gardens consists of 15,000 varieties of trees and plants and is home to the largest public collection of camellias and azaleas in the world. The evening is at your leisure to explore Long Beach.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott - Long Beach, CA (2020)

  • Day 3

    Catalina Island Day Trip

    This morning we’ll board a Catalina Express ferries for a one-hour cruise to the island. These vessels offer indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a snack bar and restroom facilities on board for your comfort. As we approach the island, the misty, green peaks of Catalina Island will begin to emerge. As we get closer, we’ll see the gleaming buildings climbing the hillside above the Mediterranean-style port of Avalon and its legendary casino. We’ll sail into the thriving harbor, active with pleasure boats and the occasional cruise ship. Upon arrival, the day is yours to get acquainted with the storybook town of Avalon, which is packed with boutiques, restaurants, and activities. You might want to take a cruise aboard the Glass Bottom Boat, tour the historic Casino, take a guided tour of Avalon, or rent a golf cart or bicycle to sightsee on your own this afternoon. Tonight we’ll enjoy a New Years Eve Dinner!

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott - Long Beach, CA (2020)

  • Day 4

    Tournament of Roses Parade

    This morning we’ll travel to Pasadena where we have reserved, premium grandstand seats. This will be the perfect spot to watch the famous Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and blanket are included. After the parade, we’ll return to the hotel for the remainder of the afternoon. This evening we’ll step back in time and board the famous Queen Mary. Once a luxury ocean liner, this historical landmark now offers a full service hotel, museum, and many restaurants. Our farewell dinner on board the ship will be a memorable occasion.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Overnight: Courtyard by Marriott - Long Beach, CA (2020)

  • Day 5

    Travel Home

    After breakfast we’ll bid farewell to new friends as we transfer back to the airport for our flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast


  • Nights 1, 2, 3, & 4

    Courtyard by Marriott - Long Beach, CA

Dates & Prices

Tour cost includes airfare from most major U.S. gateway airports.

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Tour Dates Per Person (Double) Per Person (Single) Availability
December 29, 2021 - January 2, 2022 $2,895 $3,195 Available
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  • “A fantastic trip! This was my first trip with Landmark and it was a gun group of people - I will share my excellent experience with others and be taking more trips!”
    Barbara O.
  • “I loved seeing the floats as they were prepared.”
    Janie B.
  • “Enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Our bus driver was fabulous and Laura was so personable and helpful. Thank you!”
    Mary F.