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Rose Parade New Year's * December 30 - January 4, 2015
Star RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN STYLE Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Ring in the New Year in style with the ever-popular Tournament of Roses Parade!

Operates: Dec 30 2014
Tour Length: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, Ohio


Price:
Single Room - $2,848.00
Double Room - $2,298.00

 

Tour Highlights:

  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • New Year's Eve Dinner Party
  • Tournament of Roses Parade
  • Rose Parade Floats on Display
  • Reagan Library & Museum
  • Los Angeles City Tour
  • Hollywood & Walk of Fame
  • Beverly Hills & Rodeo Drive
  • 4 Nights at One Hotel

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip Airfare from Cleveland
  • 9 Meals:
    • 5 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
    • 3 Dinner
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation (while in California)
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Sightseeing per Itinerary
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

Accommodations:

  • 5 Nights First Class Accommodations
  • Hyatt Regency or Renaissance- Marriott, Long Beach

 

Day 1: Arrive Southern California - Tour Begins

Welcome to beautiful southern California.  Upon arrival transfer to you hotel for the next 5-nights, the Hyatt Regency or Renaissance-Marriott, deluxe properties located in downtown Long Beach.  This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner to get asquatinted with your fellow travelers.  (D)


Day 2: LA City Tour - New Year's Eve

Following breakfast, embark on a Los Angeles city Tour featuring Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood, Grauman's Chinese Theater, the Walk of Fame, Century City and LA Farmer's Market.  Later enjoy an exciting evening to welcome in the New Year during your New Year's Eve Dinner Party.  The event will be filled with dining, dancing, music, the games of a "Monte Carlo" style casino and a champagne toast to ring in the New Year!(B, D)


Day 3: Tournament of Roses Parade

This morning experience the "Parade of all Parades" - The Tournament of Roses Parade, a grand tradition each New Year's day since 1890. When the parade debuted, 2,000 citizens were on hand to witness history in the making. Today, more than 1 million spectators line the parade route.  A boxed breakfast will be served on the way.  Experience reserved grandstand seats for the ultimate in up-close viewing during the parade.  After the parade injy Lunch at the famous Lawry's Restaurant in Beverly Hills.  The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (BB, D)


Day 4: Floats On Display - Regan Library

This morning you will have the opportunity to view the fragrant Rose Parade Floats on Display up close and personal.  Later visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  the state-of-the-art museum takes you from Reagans' early years to this time spent as a world leader.  The library also features the Air Force One used by President Reagan. (B)


Day 5: Day at Leisure

 

Today is at leisure to enjoy at your own pace.  maybe take an optional excursion featuring the Getty Museum & Santa Monica.  The beautiful Getty Museum is privately funded by the John Paul Getty Trust.  "The Getty" houses European paintings, drawings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts and European and American photographs from a spectacular hilltop location.  also see the famous Santa Monica Pier and visit Santa Monica's 3rd Street--an entertaining spot to enjoy a meal, shop and stroll.  This evening join your fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner.  (B,D)


 

 

Day 6: Long Beach - Depart for Home

Today fly home filled with wonderful memories of your incredible Rose Parade New Year's vacation.


 

 

SPECIAL NOTE:

 

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.


 

****The balance for all flight trips are due 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.  Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

 

All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full).  You will drive yourself to the airport and we will reimburse your parking fee.  Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

 

 

 


Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.


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