Best of the Hawaiian Islands

  • 11 Days

  • Hawaii

  • Steady pace

Journey up, around and across the Hawaiian Islands on this unique tour of active volcanoes, Polynesian culture and World War II history: hear the stories of Pearl Harbor on Battleship Row and experience the simmering power of Kilauea Crater.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
VIP private home pick-up
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

  • Day 11

of 11 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 30th October 2017

Meals included: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Overview

Journey up, around and across the Hawaiian Islands on this unique tour of active volcanoes, Polynesian culture and World War II history: hear the stories of Pearl Harbor on Battleship Row and experience the simmering power of Kilauea Crater.

At a glance

  • Pearl Harbor Tour Battleship Row and hear the stories of the dramatic 1941 air attack.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Visit Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of fire pits and lava tubes.
  • Maui 'Iao Valley See the 'Iao Needle - a spectacular volcanic spire on the 'Valley Island'.
  • Kona Coffee Visit the working coffee and macadamia nut farm.

Day 1

UK - Honolulu

Fly to Honolulu on Oahu and receive a traditional Polynesian greeting with an Aloha and a Lei of fresh flowers. Transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Honolulu - Excursion to Pearl Harbor

This morning enjoy a breakfast get together with your tour director and review the activities scheduled throughout the tour. A highlight of the tour is next, a visit to Pearl Harbor and Battleship Row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of December 7, 1941 and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive memorial dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. There will be time to visit the Pearl Harbor museum. Afterwards, visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery with some of the most beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sights include Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, royal 'lolani Palace and the statue of Kamehameha the Great. Dinner this evening is at the hotel.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Honolulu

Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, dinner buffet and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than 100 performers.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Honolulu - Hilo - Hawaii Volancoes National Park - Kona

This morning fly to the 'Big Island' of Hawaii. Arrive in Hilo on the east coast, drive to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and visit the Jaggar Museum, to learn about this active volcano. See Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes and fern forests. Next, enjoy an included lunch followed by a stop at Punalu'u Bake Shop to sample the the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional favourite is not to be missed. Continue to Kona for the next three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Kona

This morning, visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm and learn about the history of Kona's coffee industry. Tonight enjoy a festive Luau with the chance to learn hula, try some traditional Hawaaiian specialities like poi and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Kona

Today is at leisure to explore at your own pace or to relax around the pool.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Kona - Maui

Fly to Maui the 'Valley Island'. Drive to the lush 'Iao Valley to the 'Iao Needle, a spectacular volcanic spire. Visit Lahaina, then continue on to Ka'anapali for the next three nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Maui

A day at leisure but the Tour Director will be available to suggest activities and excursions.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Maui - Excursion to Haleakala National Park

This morning visit Haleakapa National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known as the 'House of the Sun'. This afternoon is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Maui to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Honolulu Sheraton Waikiki (ocean front room)
  • Kona Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Beach Resort (ocean view room)
  • Maui Sheraton Maui (partial oceanview room)

Notes

Inter Island flights do not include a baggage fee. At time of publishing this charge is $25.00 per bag per flight and is charged locally.

Departures on Mondays - Day 5 will have an included dinner as the included Luau will take place on Day 8 in Maui along with the Haleakala sightseeing

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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