2023 Air Vacations

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Tournament of Roses Parade
featuring a Gala New Year’s Eve Party

See the Granddaddy of all Parades from your reserved seats along Colorado Boulevard. Explore Los Angeles on a sightseeing tour and ring in the New Year in style with a private gala event. Enjoy a fun and lively Tailgate Party while watching the Rose Bowl game on the big screen.

December 29, 2023 – January 2, 2024

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5 Days | 6 Meals

Day 1  Arrive in Southern California

For four nights, stay at the Renaissance Long Beach Hotel. Join your Tour Manager tonight for a welcome orientation.

Day 2  Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour & Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Today a local guide conducts a tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new See the Hollywood Bowl, Kodak Theater and the legendary Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

In the afternoon, a visit to the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is planned. Here, the collection of film-related objects and technology is highlighted by a vast range of still and moving images covering the history of motion pictures. Meal: B

Day 3  Rose Parade Float Building & New Year’s Eve Festivities

This morning, go behind the scenes in Pasadena for the Rose Parade Float Building. See the floats being built up close by the hundreds of people working to finish their floats. Marvel at the thousands of various flowers from around the world that were used to create the world’s most imaginative floats. Join an optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan which spanned more than five decades.

This evening, ring in the New Year with your newfound friends at a private New Year’s Eve gala event! Put on your dancing shoes as a live orchestra fills the room with sounds from yesterday and today. Enjoy a spectacular dinner and champagne toast to celebrate the dawning of a New Year. Meals: B, D

Day 4  Tournament of Roses Parade

The event you came for is about to begin. You have reserved bleacher seats along Colorado Boulevard and after breakfast you depart for the Tournament of Roses Parade. View the animated floats, the precision of the marching bands and the equestrian teams as you become part of an event that is seen throughout the world by millions.

Later, travel north up the coast to the pretty town of Santa Monica. Here, there is time to explore the exciting Santa Monica Pier. Delight in the wide array of shops, arcades and lively entertainment. Tonight, your farewell dinner is in Santa Monica hosted by your Tour Manager. Meals: B, D

Day 5  Homeward Bound
Your transfer from the hotel to the airport is included for your flight home. Your Tour Manager will help you with arrangements to Los Angeles International Airport. Meal: B

  • 6 Meals: 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Spend four nights in Long Beach, ranked as one of the most walkable cities in America
  • See the sights of Los Angeles and Hollywood on a narrated Sight and Sounds Tour with a local guide including Our Lady of the Angeles Cathedral, Disney Concert Hall and Grauman’s Chinese Theater
  • Visit the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures with its collection of film-related objects and technology
  • See the fabulous Rose Parade Float Building and view these floats being built
  • Optional excursion to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, which chronicles the storied career of Ronald Reagan
  • Gala private New Year’s Eve dinner and dancing with live orchestra and champagne toast to ring in the New Year!
  • Reserved seating for the Tournament of Roses Parade, featuring the beautiful pageantry
  • Enjoy a visit to the fun and exciting Santa Monica Pier and have a farewell dinner in Santa Monica
  • Optional post-tour excursion to beautiful Santa Barbara

$2,599 per person / double – includes airfare from EWR 

$2,649 per person / double – includes airfare from PHL

Single Rate: Add $619 per person

Renaissance Hotel, Long Beach, California


New Orleans Pre – Mardi Gras

featuring Avery Island, Evangeline Oak & Plantation Country

Experience the excitement, energy, food and parades of New Orleans during Mardi Gras season. See the floats before the big party, learn Creole cooking and visit one of the nation’s best gardens.

February 6 – 11, 2024

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6 Days | 8 Meals

Day 1  Arrive in New Orleans
Welcome to New Orleans, Louisiana, America’s jazz capital. Meet your Tour Manager in the hotel Lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a transfer to your welcome dinner and cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Learn the basics of Louisiana cooking from well-known local chefs. Creole/Cajun experts teach New Orleans specialties such as Gumbo, Jambalaya and Pralines, and season them with history, trivia and tall tales. After dinner, feel free to enjoy the French Quarter on your own. Meal: D
Day 2  New Orleans City Tour & National WWII Museum

Begin with a narrated tour of New Orleans. See the sights you’ve heard about for years such as the historic French Quarter, the beautiful Garden District, the colorful River Walk along the Mississippi and famous Bourbon Street. See New Orleans as the city prepares for the biggest celebration of the year, Mardi Gras, with its colorful costumes, parades and parties.

In the afternoon, visit the National WWII Museum. Designated by Congress as the country’s official World War II Museum, this remarkable attraction illuminates the American experience during the WWII era. Celebrate the American Spirit as you experience moving personal stories, historic artifacts and powerful interactive displays. The Museum salutes the optimism, courage and sacrifice of those who won the war and changed the world. Meal: B

Day 3  Mardi Gras World and Pre-Mardi Gras Parades
This morning learn what goes into the making of the Mardi Gras parade floats. Since 1947, the artists of Blaine Kern Studios have been bringing Mardi Gras to life, creating many of the parade floats, from concept through completion. Later, experience the fun and festivities of a Mardi Gras parade from reserved bleacher seats and cheer on the “Krewes” who sponsor the floats. Delight in their ornate costumes and royal courts and try to catch some of the gold, purple and green beads thrown at you from the floats. Be sure to sample King Cake, a traditional Mardi Gras treat. Meals: B, D
Day 4  Canjun Swamps & Mighty Oaks
Travel from New Orleans today and embark on a narrated journey through the Louisiana swamp to see the vast wetlands, exotic wildlife, brilliant flora and the king of the swamp, the alligator. Then, venture into “plantation country.” A stop at majestic Oak Alley Plantation, the impressive mansion whose twenty five acres of history and romance is dominated by the “alley” of 300-year-old live oak trees. Enjoy a tasty Mint Julep before coming to Laura Plantation. Step into the past as you explore the museum, visit the Big House and stand in an authentic 1840s slave cabin. Meal: B
Day 5  Avery Island, Evangeline Oak and Jean Lafite

In the quaint town of St Martinville lives a love story so compelling that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow based his epic poem Evangeline on it. Visit the museum and see the majestic “Evangeline Oak.”

On Avery Island sits the TABASCO Pepper Sauce Factory. TABASCO is one of the most popular sauces of its kind. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and have an on own lunch. Next stop at the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center. The center relates the story of the Acadians who settled Louisiana’s Mississippi delta and covers their history, customs, language and contemporary culture. Dinner is at Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant where the ambience is pure Cajun-French. Enjoy live Cajun music, great Cajun cuisine in a fun, casual atmosphere. Meals: B, D

Day 6  Travel Home
After breakfast, a group transfer to the New Orleans Airport is available for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

  • 8 Meals: 5 breakfasts and 3 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend three nights in New Orleans, just minutes from the French Quarter
  • Narrated New Orleans sightseeing tour including St. Louis Cathedral, the Garden District and the French Quarter
  • Visit the National WWII Museum, Mardi Gras World and enjoy dinner at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Reserved seating along the parade route for Pre-Mardi Gras parades
  • Plantation touring including Oak Alley and Laura Plantations
  • Louisiana swamp tour, see the Evangeline Oak and tour the TABASCO Pepper Sauce Factory
  • Visit the Jean Lafitte Acadian Cultural Center
  • Farewell dinner at Prejean’s Cajun Restaurant featuring live Cajun music and delicious Cajun cuisine in a fun atmosphere

$2,449 per person / double – includes airfare from EWR or PHL

Single Rate: Add $639 per person

Price does not include transportation to and from departure airport.

Insurance is recommended and can be added for an additional cost.

Flight schedules will be given after final payment has been received.

Days 1 – 3  Hampton Inn & Suites, New Orleans, Louisiana

Days 4 – 5  Drury Inn & Suites, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Las Vegas, Laughlin & Lake Havasu

Get away to the desert for some fun in Las Vegas and Laughlin. Tour the famed Las Vegas Strip, visit Hoover Dam and some of old Route 66’s attractions. Also tour London Bridge on a river cruise to Lake Havasu.

February 18 – 23, 2024

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6 Days | 9 Meals

Day 1  Arrive in Nevada

Welcome to exciting Las Vegas, Nevada. Transfer to your hotel and meet your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome dinner. Meal: D

Day 2  Las Vegas Tour and Hoover Dam

Today a local guide conducts a narrated tour of the glittering Las Vegas Strip, the heart and soul of the city. See Sin City’s top hotels and largest casinos including the Venetian, Mirage, Treasure Island and famed Caesars Palace. Also see the over-the-top architecture of New York, New York, the Paris Eiffel Tower and the Fountains of the Bellagio.

In the afternoon, tour the impressive Hoover Dam. This 726 foot tall engineering marvel is the tallest dam in the world and stretches 1,244 feet across Black Canyon. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1985 and took five years to construct. Return to Las Vegas to enjoy the many dining venues available or take in a show. Meal: B

Day 3  Route 66 and Desert Diamond Distillery

Depart Las Vegas today bound for historic Route 66 and Kingman, Arizona. Here, stop at the Route 66 Museum located in Kingman’s Historic Powerhouse. The museum celebrates the history of the “Mother Road” and lets you experience and learn about the American culture of years gone by along Route 66.

Then, stop at Desert Diamond Distillery for a guided tour and sampling of the award-winning agave rum and vodka spirits before continuing on to Laughlin, your home for the next three nights. Meals: B, D

Day 4  Jet Boat, London Bridge and Lake Havasu

This morning, climb aboard a Jet Boat for an exciting journey down the Colorado River for 58 miles through beautiful Topock Gorge, en route to the world-famous. London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. See the volcanic rock faces, emerald waters and ancient Indian petroglyphs of Topock Gorge.
Meals: B, L

Day 5  Oatman and Dinner Cruise

Cross into Arizona this morning for a visit to historic Oatman. This one-time mining town features a shop-lined main street and is home to burros, the last descendants of the miner’s beasts of burden. Return to Laughlin for an afternoon free to enjoy this lively town nestled along the Colorado River.

Tonight, climb aboard your sailing vessel for a leisurely cruise along the Colorado River complete with a delicious dinner. Meals: B, D

Day 6  Travel Home

Your holiday ends with a group transfer to Harry Reid International Airport at 9:00 a.m. for flights out after 1:00 p.m Meal: B

  • 9 Meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend two nights at Treasure Island Las Vegas
  • Narrated tour of the Las Vegas Strip
  • Tour the massive Hoover Dam, the 726 foot tall engineering marvel
  • Route 66 touring including Desert Diamond Distillery and the Route 66 Museum
  • Spend three nights in Laughlin, Nevada
  • Take an exciting Jet Boat day trip to Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • Travel through Topock Gorge with its ancient Indian petroglyphs
  • See the world famous London Bridge
  • Visit the historic mining town of Oatman, Arizona
  • Free afternoon in Laughlin
  • Enjoy a dinner cruise along the Colorado River

$2,449 per person / double – includes airfare from EWR
$2,808 Single Rate – includes airfare from EWR

$2,499 per person / double – includes airfare from PHL
$2,588 Single Rate – includes airfare from PHL

Price does not include transportation to and from departure airport.

Insurance is recommended and can be added for an additional cost.

Flight schedules will be given after final payment has been received.

Days 1 – 2  Treasure Island, Las Vegas, Nevada
Days 3 – 5  Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada

Air Vacations may have requirements due to COVID regulations, for example, proof of COVID vaccination, COVID booster, COVID testing. It is the traveler’s responsibility to make sure that they provide the necessary documentation for participation. Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc. cannot accept liability for any passenger refused entry into any hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. due to failure of the passenger to provide proper documentation.

Cancellation Policy

Air Vacations have special deposit and cancellation policies. Policies vary by vendor, and will be given upon request or at time of reservation.

Travel Insurance

Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc. strongly recommends travel insurance to protect your investment; unforeseen circumstances may occur. Travel insurance protects you from two types of financial losses: the money you invest in the tour and medical expenses that your health insurance may not cover. When travel insurance is not purchased, customer will personally assume full responsibility for any financial loss associated with their travel arrangements. Trans-Bridge Tours, Inc. is not responsible for any financial loss due to customer cancelling their tour. Any questions regarding travel insurance coverage must be addressed with the travel insurance company. For travel insurance information, click here.