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Wednesday, 12/30/2015 - WELCOME TO THE "CITY OF ANGELS" - Arrive today at the Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County Airport. Flights should arrive no later than 4:00pm. Transfers to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach are included. A welcome orientation with your tour director at the hotel is planned as you settle in for a four night stay. The evening is yours to sample one of the many restaurants located just outside the hotel doors.
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Thursday, 12/31/2015 - ROSE PARADE FLOAT DECORATING TOUR, CITY TOUR WITH FARMER'S MARKET AND SANTA MONICA PIER, AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA CELEBRATION - After breakfast, you’ll get to see the finishing touches being put on the floats at one of the float building barns with a chance to interact with the professional float builders and volunteers. After seeing the floats, you'll set out to discover some of the highlights of Los Angeles and Hollywood including a stop at Grauman's Chinese Theater at Hollywood & Highland. You'll have time for lunch and shopping at L.A.'s original Farmer's Market, take a drive through Beverly Hills and end the tour with a stop at the historic Santa Monica Pier. You'll return to the hotel with time to get ready for an evening filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a free photo booth, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2016!
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Friday, 1/1/2016 - 127th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE AND "SHOWCASE OF FLOATS" - Enjoy an early morning boxed breakfast aboard the motorcoach as you head to Pasadena where you will have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. You'll see (and smell!) the grand floral floats, award winning marching bands, precision equestrian units and the spirited Rose Bowl team floats. A seat cushion and an official Rose Parade souvenir program are included. After the parade, you’ll have a chance to view the floats up close at the "Showcase of Floats" event. See the detail, the design and workmanship that goes into every float. You can walk almost within arms reach of these floats and see for yourself the creativity and imagination of the floral displays. Later, you'll return to Long Beach with the evening at your lesiure.
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Saturday, 1/2/2016 - TOUR AND FAREWELL LUNCH ABOARD THE "QUEEN MARY," AFTERNOON AT LEISURE IN LONG BEACH OR OPTIONAL TOURS TO THE GETTY CENTER OR THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY -- Start the day with breakfast at the hotel, then head over to the historic "Queen Mary" for a tour of the ship and a special farewell lunch on board. This legendary oceanliner is now a hotel, attraction and award winning dining venue permanently berthed in Long Beach. Your "Royal Passport" includes an audio tour of the ship and admission to the special Princess Diana exhibit. After your visit to the "Queen Mary" the afternoon is yours to enjoy all that Long Beach has to offer.including the Aquarium of the Pacific, shopping, harbor cruises or a whale and dolphin watching cruise. Two additional options are also available. You can spend the afternoon at the world class Getty Center Museum where you'll discover some of the finest art and architecture, as well as spectacular gardens and a breathtaking view of the Los Angeles basin and Pacific Ocean. Or you can travel with us on an optional trip to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library for an in-depth look into the life of our 41st President. At the Library, you'll also have a chance to walk through Air Force One, see a piece of the Berlin Wall, and a special exhibit of Christmas Trees. It's the perfect way to end your Rose Parade and California experience!
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Sunday, 1/3/2016 - DEPARTURE DAY - After breakfast, you'll bid farewell to new friends as you transfer to Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County airport. You'll return home with memories to cherish forever!
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