Frequently Asked Questions

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How long has Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours been offering Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Tours?

Since 1947.

Where are your Parade and Game Tickets located?

Tournament of Roses Parade seating is on the corner of Colorado and Orange Grove Boulevard with  the sun is at you back.  Television coverage begins on the corner so typically you will see the bands playing and the animation on the floats.  Rose Bowl game tickets on a historical basis have been corner end zones in acceptable rows of the stadium.

How do I make a reservation?

Call the Al Brooks Tours reservation line at 800-228-4849, or contact your travel agent.  When you make your reservation a deposit of $150 per person is required with the balance due on December 1st.

What is included in the cost of the land package?

  • The services of a Hospitality Desk, Tour Manager and our Travel Staff.
  • Accommodations
  • Scheduled meals and activities
  • Scheduled admission fees
  • Scheduled transportation within your tour program
  • Taxes

What is not included in the cost of the land package?

  • Transportation between residence and airport from which you are departing.
  • Round Trip air or other transportation between home airport and destination.
  • Meals, activities and transportation not specifically set forth in the applicable itinerary.
  • Gratuities for your tour manager or motorcoach driver.
  • Customs and immigration fees.
  • Passport and visa fees.
  • Travel protection insurance.
  • Baggage fees, excess baggage fees and other airport/airline fees.
  • Laundry, telephone, alcohol and other items of a personal nature.

Is air transportation included in the cost of your tours?

Air transportation is not included in our tour packages.

Can Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours help reserve an extra night before or after the program dates?

If you wish, we can reserve extra nights before or after your tour program.

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

Cancellations can be made in writing or by e-mail.  The time of cancellation will be the date upon which Al Brooks Tours receives notice from you. The following cancellation fees apply: Rose Bowl/Rose Parade: a full refund less $100.00 per person will be provided on cancellations received by November 15th; $150.00 by November 18th; $175.00 by November 25th; $200.00 by December 1st. No refunds after December 1st. All cancellations must be in writing.

The cancellation terms above apply only to the Land Package and exclude, among other things, cancellation charges from air carriers.

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Yes. Al Brooks Tours will send trip cancellation insurance information with your deposit receipt.  Your credit card company, airlines, personal insurance carrier and other insurance carriers may also offer travel protection.

Can Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours book my flight?

Unfortunately, Al Brooks Tours does not offer this service.

Is there a minimum age for travelers?

There is not a minimum age for our tour programs. However, some activities within a certain program may have age and height/weight restrictions.  Please check at the time of booking. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in the same room.

Are your programs appropriate for guests with disabilities?

Certain activities may present challenges.  Our tour programs involve walking.  We strongly recommend that guest’s requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing assistance.  Neither Al Brooks Tours nor our suppliers may physically lift or assist guests onto transportation vehicles or otherwise.

Are there luggage restrictions?

Please check with your airline for any fees or restrictions. Luggage handling is not included in the price of your Tour Program.  We recommend you bring clothes you can layer for warmth.  With frequent security changes we recommend that you check with your air carriers and well as the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) website for current restrictions.

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A reservation confirmation and receipt of deposit will be mailed shortly after you book your tour.  Final travel planning documents will be mailed approximately 30 days before your trip start date.  These documents will include the detailed itinerary as well as information to help you prepare for your vacation.

What can I expect the hotel rooms to be like?

Standard hotel rooms are comprised of two standard-sized double beds or a king-sized bed.  Local codes prohibit the use of roll-a-way beds in certain situations.

Are Passports, Visas or other documentation required for international travel?

Depending on your country of origin, passports and/or visas may be required with at least 6 months validity after the end of your trip.

It is your sole responsibility to be sure you have the correct documentation for all travel.  Allow sufficient time to have your applications processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing and expired passport.

Can you accommodate special dietary needs?

We will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional cost.  Please contact us in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

Does Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours work with Travel Agents?

Yes, we pay a 10% commission.

What are your business hours?

  • 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. – Monday thru  Saturday
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. – Sunday

What forms of payment do you accept?

All major credit cards or check.

Does Al Brooks Rose Bowl Tours offer custom tour programs?

Yes for groups of 30 or larger.

Thinking of traveling solo?

Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences one can have, so don’t let the newness of the experience stand between you and your dreams.  For starters, you already have a friend on the tour. Your Tour Manager will be with you full time and you will meet other solo travelers to share your experiences with.

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