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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

2017 Tournament of Roses Parade

The Rose 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 128th Anniversary of the most widely-viewed parade on Earth, the Tournament of Roses Parade. 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, a Los Angeles highlights tour, and prime seating at the parade.  You also have optional add-ons: Rose Bowl game, Post-Parade float viewing or a day trip to Santa Barbara / San Luis Obispo aboard a private train car.

Additionally, you can continue your west coast experience with us on either the San Diego or Northern California extension tours.  If you prefer to do it ALL, our Sunshine, Roses and Wine tour has become extremely popular as it combines San Diego, Los Angeles, and Northern California all in one complete trip.


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


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

Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Parks on Parade – 4 Days / 3 Nights

  Parks on Parade Continue the Holiday Magic with your family as you experience Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park!  Sleeping Beauty Castle and the Carthay Circle Theatre will both gleam, glisten and glitter, each with their own Christmas sparkle!  Enjoy … Continue reading


Sunshine, Roses & Wine – 12 Days / 11 Nights

Sunshine, Roses & Wine – 12 Days / 11 Nights   Combine these elements:  San Diego sunshine, the Pasadena Rose Parade, and California wine country and what do you have? Sunshine, Roses & Wine!  A tour where you can experience all … Continue reading


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


San Diego Sunshine – 5 Days / 4 Nights

  San Diego Sunshine Tour This new and exciting 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 … 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