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Day 1 December 29, 2021 |  Minneapolis to Los Angeles, CA

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 in the city of Long Beach. Our hotel is steps from restaurants, shops, attractions, and the waterfront. Tonight we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner with the group. Meals: D

Day 2 December 30, 2021 |   Long Beach, CA

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 gardens are just as pretty as the beauty found inside of the library. The gardens consist 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: B, L

Day 3 December 31, 2021 |   Long Beach, CA

This morning we’ll board one of the 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 Year’s Eve Dinner! Meals: B, D

Day 4 January 1, 2022 |   Long Beach, CA

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. 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: B, L, D

Day 5 January 2, 2022 |   Minneapolis, MN

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



Mode of Travel

Tour Highlights

  • Air From Minneapolis, MN
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation while in California
  • 4 Nights Quality Accommodations
  • 9 Meals: 4 Breakfasts | 2 Lunches | 3 Dinners
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Admission to All Included Activities: Float Decorating Tour, Long Beach, Lodging, Huntington Library & Gardens, Catalina Island Day Trip, Dinner Aboard Queen Mary, Premium Grandstand Seating at the Tournament of Roses Parade

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

Price Per Person

  • Double Occupancy $2,895
  • Single Occupancy  $3,195

Tour Deposit $300.00 per person, Optional Guest Protection Plan $300.00 per person


Due to circumstances beyond our control, itinerary details are subject to change. We will always strive to maintain the quality and value of the tour when changes occur.

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Activity Level: Moderate – Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.


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