Rose Parade Experience


The Rose Parade, also known as the Tournament of Roses Parade (or simply the Tournament of Roses), is an annual parade to mark the start of the Rose Bowl Game, held mostly along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, on New Year’s Day.

The Rose Parade travels 5 ½ miles down Colorado Blvd. and features four types of entries: floral-decorated floats entered by a participating corporation, non-profit organization or municipality, equestrian units, bands, and Tournament Entries. Rose Parade participants have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and keep the traditions alive.


The earliest Tournament of Roses welcomed 3,000 spectators to its first parade filled with beautiful, horse-drawn carriages covered in flowers. More than a century later, the parade floats are a marvel of state-of-the-art technology, all tucked away beneath flowers and other all-natural materials.

The Rose Parade features three types of entries: floral-decorated floats sponsored by a participating corporation or community organization, equestrian units, and marching bands. The only cars that appear in the Rose Parade are those that may carry the Grand Marshal, the Mayor of Pasadena, the Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame Inductees, and the Tournament of Roses President. Many of the Rose Parade’s participating organizations have long histories with the Tournament of Roses and have made numerous appearances in the parade.


Sample Itinerary

  • Flight to Los Angeles.
  • Your American Journeys Intl will meet you at the airport.
  • Transfer to the Hotel.
  • Transfer to Sony Picture Studios for Tour.
  • Evening on own
  • Morning Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • Transfer to Grammy Museum for the tour.
  • Transfer to Rose Bowl.
  • Arrival at Rose Bowl.
  • Photo Opportunity followed by Float Preview.
  • Transfer to Pasadena City College and Bandfest.
  • Transfer to downtown LA for dinner on own.
  • Transfer back to hotel.
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Transfer to Santa
  • Monica Pier to experience the West Coast beach.
  • Free time for lunch and shopping.
  • Transfer back to the hotel.
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner/Dance/DJ party at the hotel.
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Early morning transfer to
  • Tournament of Roses Parade.
  • Moderate walking involved getting to Bandstand Seating.
  • Watch the Parade.
  • 3-hour Step-on Guided Tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills 5:00 pm.
  • Dinner on own at Hollywood and Highland.
  • Breakfast at Hotel.
  • Transfer to LAX airport for departure home.


Unfortunately, we are not offering our Hands-On Float Decorating Experience this year due to strict health and safety restrictions. We hope to bring this back for the 2023 Rose Parade.
Our seats are located at 1350 East Colorado Blvd. in Area Three of the parade route. For more information, go to the Rose Parade Seating page.
We welcome guests of all ages and many have found this tour to be a wonderful experience for multi-generations. We do not specifically offer a children’s rate, but we do offer savings for triple and quad occupancy

Group Tours

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We look forward to accommodating your group and making sure you have a memorable trip of a lifetime. As your group grows we can offer various benefits from discounts, deals.


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All of our packages include two meals a day, all attractions, hotel accommodations, transportation, and all taxes, tips, and service charges, so you do not have to worry about anything.




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