Rose Bowl Parade- 2025

Fully Guided tour with Bill Ball, host of 2 Travel Series: Journeys in India and Journeys in Africa, seen Nationally on Public Television will guide your tour from start to finish. He has guided tours on all 7 continents and over 100 countries. Join him on this new offering from Passport Travel Tours.

5 Day Tour: December 30, 2025-January 3, 2026

Pricing for New Orleans

Double Occupancy, Per Person
  • Base Pricing is always calculated for double occupancy.
Solo Traveler
  • $450 supplemental for Solo Travelers.

Tour Highlights


New Years Celebration Like No Other


Places to see
before you die

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  • · Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
  • · Walk of Fame
  • · Sunset Strip
  • · Getty Villa & Museum
  • · Rose Bowl Parade & Post Parade Float Viewing
  • · Academy  Museum
  • · La Brea Tar Pits
  • · & More!

Tour Includes

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago
  • First Class Hotel Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Admissions to all listed Attractions
  • Round trip airport transfers in the Chicago land area
  • Guided by Bill Ball
  • Baggage Handling
  • All Gratuities

Tour Itinerary

Day One  We fly to the film and TV capital of the world where, to no surprise, one of the most famous parades takes place—the grand-daddy of them all—the Rose Parade.  No other parade comes close to it with its all floral floats.  Today we get a rare glimpse at how these magnificent floats are made with a behind-the-scenes tour to watch       finishing touches being made.

Day Two  We have the grand city tour today including Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, La Brea tour pits and the iconic Sunset Strip.  This afternoon, we will visit the Getty Villa. This is the original Getty Museum and it now holds one of the top collections of antiquities.  The gardens and building architecture will blow you away.  Tonight we have our New Year’s Eve dinner to ring in the New Year (early).

Day Three  This is the big day!  We have reserve seats to watch the parade from start to end.  This is a  once-in-a-lifetime experience most can only dream about.  After the parade is over, the best part begins.  We will have exclusive tickets to go to the area where all the floats are parked.  You get so close to the floats, you can literally touch them! Simply amazing.

Day Four  This is going to be a fun day of sites in LA that few may visit but all hold a special place in Hollywood and LA’s history.  We will see the last surviving shark from Jaws, original R2D2 from Star Wars, not one, but two incredible mirrored infinity rooms, one of the better Native American art collections and the Rosebud sled from Citizen Kane.  From art to western history to Hollywood treasures, this day will have something for everyone and tons to delight all.

Day Five  Bill has one last surprise up his sleeve so you can start off the new travel year with a big smile and a wonderful experience.  From the greatest floral parade to ancient wonders, from prehistoric tar pits to Hollywood magic and from western lore to incredible art, this trip brings it all.  This truly is La La Land.