A Celebration of Roses Event
5 days with Tauck Rating:
Day 1 Arrive Los Angeles - Santa Monica
Today you’re the star as you are met upon arrival at Los Angeles International Airport for an included transfer to Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows. Our "Celebration of Roses" Rose Bowl tour begins: 6:00 PM at Fairmont Miramar – where you'll enjoy an Ocean View Room throughout the Event! Welcome to Santa Monica! Spend the afternoon as you wish, enjoying the beach and nearby pier or joining us on an optional excursion to the brand new Academy Award Museum, opening in 2020. Tonight's festivities include a cocktail reception and dinner, followed by a memorable performance by singing comedian and celebrity impersonator Scott Record. For years the opening act for Rodney Dangerfield, Scott has worked with stars from Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra to Cher, Tony Bennett, and David Letterman – and has headlined across the US, from Las Vegas and Tahoe to Atlantic City. (D)
Day 2 Hooray for Hollywood
Drive to Pasadena this morning for a behind-the-scenes visit to the Rose Parade Float Construction Barns. See where the creative magic happens as parade float designers bring their floral masterpieces to life for the New Year’s Day parade. Watch as volunteer workers glue petals and blossoms over their float's specially built undercarriage made of steel and chicken wire, meticulously placing the flowers and other natural materials over every visible inch. Then you’re off to enjoy your backstage pass to Paramount Pictures Studios, among the world’s busiest motion picture and television studios – and the only one still making pictures in Beverly Hills. Climb aboard your golf cart and ride through back lot streets, sound stages, sets, and craft shops to see what goes on behind the scenes of film and TV productions. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities who may be filming here and take the opportunity to walk on an actual set to feel what it’s like to “star” in a show! Enjoy free time at the farmers market for lunch before driving down Hollywood Boulevard past star-studded sights and seeing the gated homes of celebrities who found fame and fortune here. A dine-around dinner tonight delights with a taste of local life. (B, D)
Day 3 Reagan Library & Coastal Tour
Our Ronald Reagan Library & Coastal Tour sightseeing track begins with a private guided tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, followed by lunch under the wings of Air Force One! Set on a hill with sweeping views of the Simi Valley, the surrounding mountains, and the Pacific Ocean, the presidential library and museum are filled with historic exhibits, including a recreated Oval Office and an exhibit on the Berlin Wall, featuring parts of the wall itself. After an unforgettable lunch just for Tauck guests under the wings of Air Force One, return to Santa Monica via the stunning coastal route. This evening, join us for the party of the year, our Tauck Exclusive New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Fairmont Miramar, a black tie cocktail reception followed by dinner, dancing, and entertainment by the Rik Howard Band. We’ll ring in the New Year with friendships old and new, a champagne toast, and a memorable rendition of Auld Lang Syne! (B, L, D)
Day 4 132nd Rose Parade® & 107th Rose Bowl Game® option
Tauck’s Celebration of Roses Event took root from a uniquely American tradition more than a century old; members of a distinguished hunt club in Pasadena would invite their former neighbors from the East Coast to a New Year’s holiday that included a parade of flower-decked carriages and competitive games under the warm California sun. The festival bloomed as the years went by, and today the Tournament of Roses® has become synonymous with the imaginatively decorated floats of the Rose Parade® floats – as well as the annual Rose Bowl Game®. Take in the marching bands from across the country, spirited equestrians and their mounts, and the creative floral floats from premier Grandstand seating on the first turn of the Parade route – the same view that the major television networks have! Then, football fans who wish to be in the middle of the action of the 107th Rose Bowl Game® may purchase optional tickets to the game to see “the granddaddy of them all” in reserved seats (for an additional charge; see pricing notes for details). If you’re not going to the Rose Bowl football game, enjoy New Year’s Day lunch at the University Club of Pasadena and a tour at one of Southern California’s cultural and botanical highlights – The Huntington, home to acres of spectacular gardens, a library, and a fine art collection. Tonight, our farewell dinner at your Santa Monica hotel promises to be a magical evening as strolling magicians wow you with illusionist tricks, tableside! (B, L, D)
Day 5 Journey Home
Event ends: Los Angeles. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows to Los Angeles International Airport; allow two hours for flight check-in. (B)
All This Included
Images of Hollywood’s halcyon days along Hollywood and Sunset boulevards, and the stars immortalized in front of TCL Chinese Theatre… backstage as a VIP at Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest running movie studio… the legacy of a movie star who became America’s 40th President at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum… ringing in the New Year at an exclusive black tie gala evening… and all the magic of Pasadena’s Rose Parade from a sneak peek of the floats at the Parade Barns, to viewing them from premier Grandstand seating on the first turn of the Parade route.
Step out on the red carpet throughout our multi-day celebration in Southern California and four nights at Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica, crowned by Tauck’s exclusive New Year’s Eve black tie dinner dance! Go behind the scenes at the Rose Parade Float Construction Barns… enjoy a backstage pass to iconic Paramount Pictures Studio… be among the first to visit the Academy Awards Museum, opening in 2020... take a privately guided tour and enjoy lunch under the wings of Air Force One at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum… on New Year’s Day, watch the Rose Parade® from premier Grandstand seating on the first turn of the parade route… if you wish, attend the 107th Rose Bowl Game® in Tauck’s optional reserved seats, or enjoy New Year’s Day lunch at a private club and tour The Huntington Gardens…
Los Angeles: Fairmont Miramar
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