Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
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.
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.
Enjoy a day at leisure. Perhaps join an optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, a dinner buffet and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than a 100 performers.
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.
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.
Today is at leisure to explore at your own pace or to relax around the pool.
Fly to the 'Garden Isle' of Kauai, where lush landscapes featuring orchids, hibiscus and plueria are often used by Hollywood as settings for tropical paradises. Continue to Princeville and enjoy a special lunch overlooking Bali Hai from the movie South Pacific. Afterwards, view pretty 'Opaeka'a Falls on the Wailua River and see Spouting Horn, the famous blowhole created from a lava tube. End the day in Poipu Beach.
There are no scheduled activities today to allow free-time to explore the beautiful white sand beaches or enjoy time at the ocean-front resort. There are optional excursions to consider such as a helicopter flight-seeing or Hanalei Valley sightseeing.
This morning travel to Waimea, once the Polymesian capital of Kauai and the site where Captain Cook landed in 1778. Sightseeing highlights include Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific and Hanapepe Valley. There is a stop at the largest coffee plantation in Hawaii, Kauai Coffee company which includes time at the visitor's centre to learn about the history of Kauai Coffee. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
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.
A day at leisure but the Tour Director will be available to suggest activities and excursions.
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.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
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.
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
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