Join the Longmont Senior Center and Gold Key Travel for the
Tournament of Roses Parade
December 29, 2019 - January 2, 2020
Sunday, December 29, 2019 - Arrive Los Angeles - Welcome Reception
Escape the winter and join us in sunny California to experience the most widely viewed parade on earth, the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade! Fly from Denver to Los Angeles airport. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Hilton DoubleTree Hotel Torrance. The hotel is quite conveniently located with over 100 restaurants and one of the largest malls in the country within walking distance. This evening enjoy a welcome reception hosted by your Cartan Tour Manager. Dinner tonight is on your own.
Monday, December 30, 2019 - Float Construction Viewing, Fanfest, Warner Bros Studio Tour
A full American buffet-style breakfast is included. Today is a busy day, but sure to be filled with wonderful memories. Following breakfast, head to Pasadena to enjoy the activities surrounding the Rose Parade. The viewing of the floats as they are constructed gives you a chance to see the detail of the vast array of flowers seeds, and natural plant materials that cover these massive floats. After an included lunch, your afternoon activity will include a visit to Warner Bros. Studio, including a guided tour on electric carts with various stage stops made along the way. We will return to the hotel with plenty of time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner tonight is on your own. (B, L)
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 – Greater Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour, Farmer's Market
Los Angeles is a fascinating place, and your tour today gives you a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous. Santa Monica, Bel Air and Beverly Hills showcase every style of home from humble bungalows to breathtaking estates. See Rodeo Drive all dressed up for the holidays, then stop at Grauman's Chinese Theater and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Have your picture taken with a movie character or look for your favorite performer's star.
Your next stop is the famous Farmer's Market that has been in continuous operation for over 70 years and boasts of shops with merchandise and food you will not find anywhere else! For example, the "senior doughnut makers" at Bob's Donuts start work at 4:30AM in order to make at least 30 different varieties, serving about 1,000 doughnuts daily. “The Grove" is located across the street from the Farmer's Market and features upscale shopping in a very pretty setting. Designed to make you feel like you are in a small town, an old world trolley gets you from one end to the other. Beautiful holiday decorations and a huge Christmas tree make this a very festive place to spend some time. We will return to the hotel with plenty of time to freshen up for dinner. Dinner tonight is on your own, and there are numerous restaurant choices near the hotel. There are several nightspots close to the hotel if you wish to welcome the New Year, but tomorrow is a big day! (B)
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - Rose Parade
An early morning is in order, as you do not want to miss a moment of the Tournament of Roses Parade! You will have top-category, reserved grandstand seats on West Colorado. This puts you at the start of the parade, near the TV cameras and with the sun at your back. The bands are in tune, the floats are ready and you are about to experience the thrill of watching the Rose Parade in person! After this incredible parade, enjoy a delicious boxed lunch as we return to the DoubleTree Hotel. This afternoon, your chance to view the floats up close! Walk at your own pace down the line-up of floats and find your favorite float from the parade. Having the chance to see all the details and the numbers of flowers that go into every float is a special treat indeed! For those that would like to go to the Rose Bowl Game, we can arrange this for an additional cost. (B, L)
Thursday, January 2, 2020 - Departure
Following breakfast, explore more of the L.A. area on your own. Perhaps a stroll on the beach before returning to the cold weather. Transfer to the Los Angeles airport for your flight back to Denver. (B)
Enjoy the memories from this "Trip of a Lifetime!"
Tour Includes: Tour as outlined above including 4 nights at the DoubleTree Hotel Torrance (including tax), all activities and meals as specified in the itinerary; meet and greet transfers to/from the L.A. airport to the hotel roundtrip; souvenir stadium seat cushion and official parade program, post parade showcase of floats; services of Cartan Tour Manager while in Los Angeles. Airfare and insurance is an additional cost. (Please note, this tour will not have an escort from Longmont)
Price per person if sharing a double room: $1694
Price for a single room: $1994
Deposit: $500 per person payable at time of reservation Final payment: Due on or before Oct. 1st
Cancellation Fees: $500 per person until 10/1/19 - 100% penalty after 10/1/19
Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your trip investment in case of unforeseen circumstances.
For more information and to reserve your space, please contact Gold Key Travel:
Gold Key Travel, LTD
328 Coffman St.
Longmont, CO 80501
P: (303) 776-7024