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    Ayres Hotel

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    Float Construction, Tournament of Roses Parade

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    Tournament of Roses Parade

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    Rose Bowl Stadium

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    Marching Band, Tournament of Roses Parade

2018 Tournament of Roses Parade

The 2018 Tournament of Roses Parade is one of the all-time favorite parades to see, and it kicks off each New Year’s Day in Pasadena on January 1st. (When January 1st lands on a Sunday, the parade and game will be on January 2nd.) Join Cartan Tours to experience the spectacular 129th Anniversary of the most widely-viewed parade on earth, the Tournament of Roses Parade. This year’s theme is “Making A Difference”. Pasadena attracts over 1 million spectators to the parade.  Experience the pageantry of the floats, bands, and equestrian entrants for yourself by joining us.  Special effects and guests abound!  You have seen it on TV, NOW is the time to see it in person!

Each and every year, both of Cartan Tours’ Rose Parade packages sell out earlier than you can imagine.  According to our clients, the itineraries we offer for our Rose Parade tours are THE best available; which is a factor in why our tours continue to sell out, year after year.

Highlights for both packages include:  A welcome briefing, daily breakfast, a visit to the Rose Parade float construction barns and prime seating at the parade.  You also have optional add-ons: Rose Bowl Playoff Semifinal game, Post-Parade float viewing or a NEW rail excursion day trip to San Diego aboard a private train car.

Additionally, you can continue your west coast experience with us on either the Northern California or San Diego extension tour.  Our Roses & Wine and San Diego Sunshine Tours have become extremely popular!

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Ayres Hotel Hawthorne, Tournament of Roses Parade – 5 Days / 4 Nights

  Ayres Hotel Hawthorne – Tournament of Roses Parade The sights and sounds surrounding the annual Tournament of Roses Parade combine to produce a truly unique and memorable travel experience. While staying at the Ayres Hotel Hawthorne, you will visit Pasadena to … Continue reading

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DoubleTree Torrance, Tournament of Roses Parade – 5 Days / 4 Nights

  DoubleTree Torrance – Tournament of Roses Parade The sights and sounds surrounding the annual Tournament of Roses Parade combine to produce a truly unique and memorable travel experience. From your visit to Pasadena seeing the floats being constructed and … Continue reading

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Roses & Wine Extension – 5 Days / 4 Nights

  Roses & Wine Extension – 5 Days / 4 Nights   Combine the Pasadena Rose Parade with California wine country and what do you have? Roses & Wine:  An optional tour where you can experience both, traveling by rail … Continue reading

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San Diego Sunshine – 5 Days / 4 Nights

  San Diego Sunshine Tour This San Diego Sunshine tour is designed for travelers looking to expand on the activities surrounding the Tournament of Roses Parade tour. Travel by private motorcoach or on Amtrak from Los Angeles to San Diego.  On our … Continue reading

Hawaiian Islands Extension

Hawaiian Islands Tour – 8 Days / 7 Nights

  Hawaiian Islands Tour – 8 Days / 7 Nights Extend your California holiday with a relaxing Hawaiian excursion to Honolulu & Maui! Escape the mainland winter, while relaxing on two popular Islands in First Class hotels with spectacular ocean views. You … Continue reading