Official Tour 2014 Itinerary
Rose Parade® presented by Honda
and Rose Bowl Game® presented by VIZIO
Day 1 - Sunday, December 29, 2013
Welcome to Pasadena!
Guests who have chosen to arrive early, at their expense, to attend Equestfest (where the Rose Parade equestrian units showcase their talents by performing drills, dancing and demonstrating trick riding and roping) will depart the hotel promptly at 10 a.m. In the afternoon, all other guests will check in at the selected hotel registration desk then proceed directly to the Official Tour hospitality desk. At 6 p.m., gather in your hotel with other tour guests for a welcome reception to share in the excitement of the New Year’s festivities. Tonight is an evening of leisure; feel free to explore historic Old Town Pasadena for entertainment and dining.
Day 2 - Monday, December 30, 2013
Early this morning, after breakfast, your host will present a tour briefing to help you become familiar with what to expect in the days to follow. Afterward, motor coaches will be available at the hotel to take you on a tour of the float decorating sites. You will have a behind-the-scenes and up close view of volunteers applying fresh and fragrant flowers to the beautiful and colorful Rose Parade floats. As you travel to the Rose Bowl Stadium, a great photo opportunity, take in the scenery of the beautiful city of Pasadena. Enjoy lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon, choose between the following two options: attend Bandfest, a Tournament of Roses event where the energetic marching bands appearing in the Rose Parade perform their field shows, or visit The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens.
Day 3 - Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Enjoy your free day. Discover the many shops, restaurants and sights of Pasadena and the surrounding areas. There is a choice of the following optional excursions, at an additional cost:
Tour of Greater Los Angeles - See TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood (formerly Grauman’s), where many stars have left their mark. Stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame where your favorite celebrities’ stars are embedded in the sidewalk. After cruising down the Sunset Strip, you’re off to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills before continuing toward the coast to see the beautiful Pacific Ocean off the Santa Monica Pier.
Universal Studios Hollywood – Go behind the scenes of one of the biggest movie studios in the world for a real-life movie-making experience along with theme park rides, shows and attractions.
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (with lunch) – You will have half a day to see artifacts from Ronald Reagan’s childhood, his career as a Hollywood movie star, and his terms as governor and president. You will be able to walk through the Air Force One aircraft used throughout President Reagan’s eight years in office, and see a piece of the Berlin Wall. Lunch is provided after the tour.
Game guests only: You may choose to attend the spirited Rose Bowl Game Kickoff Luncheon, featuring the Rose Bowl Game coaches, players and Hall of Fame inductees. (This excursion is automatically included with the Premium Game Upgrade package). Tonight is New Year’s Eve and you will be free to enjoy many of the local celebrations on your own.
Day 4 - Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Happy New Year! Breakfast will be served in your hotel before your departure for the 125th Rose Parade presented by Honda. Your seats are located in the premium area of the Rose Parade route, with the sun at your back, and where television cameras are located. As soon as the final Rose Parade unit has passed, Parade-only guests will depart for a luncheon. Afterward, you have the option to take the motor coach to the Post Parade float viewing, where the Rose Parade floats are showcased, or return to your hotel. Game guests will be taken by motor coach to the Hospitality Village adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium for a pre-game VIP luncheon. You will then enter the stadium for pre-game festivities and the 100th Rose Bowl Game presented by VIZIO. Confirmed seating for the Rose Bowl Game is near the 30 yard line (Tunnel 21), with a clear view of the playing field. Premium Game Upgrade guests will be seated between the 40 and 50 yard lines (Tunnel 19). After the game, you will be taken back to your hotel by motor coach to enjoy the city’s post-game excitement at your leisure.
Day 5 -Thursday, January 2, 2014
Early this morning, you will have the option to attend the Post Parade viewing of the floats, returning to your hotel by 10:30 a.m. Hotel check-out time is noon. At check-out, you will need to cover any extra hotel nights, parking or incidental expenses you may have incurred at the hotel. Your tour guide will be on hand to assist you with transportation information and any last-minute details.
Note: The Official Tour requires a fair amount of walking. Individual assistance is not provided by the Tournament. If you need assistance, an able companion must accompany you and will be completely responsible for providing assistance with walking, dining or other personal needs. If a wheelchair is needed, you must provide your own.
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