Honolulu Walking tours

Our most recommended Honolulu Walking tours

Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

1. Oahu: Waikiki Trolley Holiday Lights Tour

The Holiday Lights Tour will take you through historic downtown and drive-by viewing of the magnificent Honolulu City Lights at Honolulu Hale. We will explore the festive decorations, marvel at the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree, Shaka Santa and Tutu Mele, Frosty the Snowman and his family, oversized displays, holiday message board displays along King Street. With plenty of joyous sing a longs for the whole family and jolly Christmas stories told by your guide, this tour will get you in the perfect holiday spirit.

Oahu: Honolulu Haunts Guided Ghost Tour

2. Oahu: Honolulu Haunts Guided Ghost Tour

Experience the darker side of Honolulu – if you dare. On this walking tour of the historic downtown area, your guide will take you to the most haunted sites on the island. Explore the history of each location and hear creepy legends of encounters with ghosts. Learn the tale of a postal worker who still reports for his shift from beyond the grave. Hear about an encounter with the legendary Night Marchers, and other well-researched stories. Discover the dark history of this island paradise on a chilling guided tour.

Honolulu: Waikiki History Tour Pub Crawl

3. Honolulu: Waikiki History Tour Pub Crawl

Visit the best bars in Waikiki with an expert guide and learn the history they left out of your mainland social studies class. Enjoy our slice of paradise as you drink and laugh with fellow travelers from around the globe. On this 2 hour history tour pub crawl, you’ll learn the unknown stories of Hawaii, from ancient tales to modern heroes. Choose from two different ticket options: Pick the Happy Hour to enjoy four draft beers of your choice, one at each pub. Or go with the Dry Run tour if you want to buy your drinks as you go. So come make new friends as you soak up the sun, drinks, and history on Waikiki’s Best Pub Crawl. Mahalo!

Oahu: Honolulu Like a Local - Customized City Walking Tour

4. Oahu: Honolulu Like a Local - Customized City Walking Tour

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once we receive your booking, the supplier get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They will hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The local guides (Lokafyers) are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Honolulu, learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city, you’ll be part of it.

Oahu: Honolulu Airport (HNL) Honeymoon Lei Greeting

5. Oahu: Honolulu Airport (HNL) Honeymoon Lei Greeting

Experience true Hawaiian hospitality the minute you step of the plane as you are greeted at your arrival gate with a fresh flower lei and warm "aloha!" The only agenda is YOU. Enjoy personal service as your local expert escorts you through the airport. Hawaii Flower Lei is one of few companies with the credentials to greet you right at your gate. Rest easy upon arrival as you are warmly greeted with traditional leis right at your gate and escorted to baggage claim or your connecting flight. Your local greeter will also give you a map of Oahu illustrating points of interest, and answer any questions you may have about the islands. An airport lei greeting sets the tone for your entire Hawaiian vacation! It's a tradition you won't want to miss!

Honolulu: Downtown Food and Beer Guided Walking Tour

6. Honolulu: Downtown Food and Beer Guided Walking Tour

Taste regional craft beers in the heart of Kaka'ako (Downtown Honolulu's art district) as you take a guided stroll with a local guide to 3 well-known Honolulu-based breweries. Walk through the streets of Kaka'ako and explore the murals and street art painted across the famous neighborhood. Head to the first brewery and sip a flight of 3 tasters. Try a variety of different Hawaiian beers and learn about the brewing technique. After the first brewery, continue to the other 2 by foot. Snack on some delicious Honolulu food along the way. Enjoy having an experienced beer connoisseur with a wealth of knowledge about the island and the local food and drinks culture. After visiting the last brewery, stay to keep drinking beer or get a recommendation from your guide on the best places to have lunch in the city.

Oahu: Friday Night Waikiki Fireworks Dinner Sail

7. Oahu: Friday Night Waikiki Fireworks Dinner Sail

Hawaii is a magical place, and the perfect place for lovers, families or business meetings. Whatever your purpose here on our special islands, we strive to bring you the best and most exciting food that Hawaii has to offer in a spectacular Fireworks dinner perfect for your trip! Menu: Marinated chicken w/soy sake glaze (2 pieces w/lettuce), 2 slider rolls (taro & whole wheat slider rolls), pineapple relish, 1 best foods mayo packet. Gluten free: (advance notice needed) Steamed rice & chicken (no sauce). Vegan/Vegetarian: (advance notice needed) Tofu & veggie w/garlic sauce, steamed white rice, green salad w/lemon miso dressing. Unlimited non-alcohol beverages. Two free bar drink tickets per adult; $1 beer/$2 wine/mixers for extra. Enjoy a peaceful night mingling with your friends and family before the spectacular Fireworks display at the end of the evening. We have the best seats in the house, so sit back and enjoy the show!

From Waikiki: Manoa Valley Private Hiking Trip & Waterfall

8. From Waikiki: Manoa Valley Private Hiking Trip & Waterfall

Discover the magic of the rainforest on the Hawaiian island of Oahu on a private hiking trip from Waikiki. Trek through bamboo forests, large fern gardens, and beneath trees that are over a century old to reach a 45-meter high waterfall. Reward yourself with a delicious Hawaiian shave ice dessert. Get picked up from your accommodations in Waikiki and drive through the picturesque jungle scenery to the Manoa Valley. Start your hike at the base of the Ko'olau Range, a dormant shield volcano. Follow your guide along the rainforest trail, learning about the endemic plant and tree species that thrive in this area. Arrive at a spectacular waterfall, 45 meters high, and splash your feet in the shallow pool. Cool off with a traditional Hawaiian shave ice dessert and get transferred back to your accommodations in Waikiki.

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What people are saying about Honolulu

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 142 reviews

Such an amazing experience. The tour guides had tons of information which truly made it a haunting experience. Also, we did the haunting tour on Friday & discovered that the Protestant church was open, so we were allowed in with permission, which was truly a great experience with all the tomb stones & paintings on the walls. I was allowed to take photos. At one of the buildings, I took photos and captured white orbs & one red. At the church, one of my photos appeared a distorted face. I would love to do this again in the future. Thanks to the tour guides, they were very nice, welcoming, and informative. Mahalo

Great tour!!!! Besides interesting pubs to visit on the island you get a lot if information on the history of the islands that I have not heard on other tours. The guides are great and very personable. Recommend tour!!!!

This was a highlight of our trip! This tour was such a fun way to learn about Hawaii's history and enjoy some great beers. I highly recommend!

Thanks for a wonderful day .. Our journey in Hawaii Makes More exciting And Lovely

Maggie was pretty awesome and knowledgeable. and the sites were sweet