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Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

1. Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

Explore the dramatic events of Pearl Harbor on a full-day tour of Oahu, and visit the USS Arizona Memorial, and the scene of the eventual Japanese surrender. The intuitive Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor displays an intriguing collection of artifacts that survived the attack. Cruise by navy launch across the harbor to pay respects at the memorial dedicated to the sunken USS Arizona and the 1,000 sailors who perished there. Continue the wartime theme with a guided tour and commentary on board the historic battleship USS Missouri. This was the site of the Japanese surrender to the Allies in 1945 and there’s a wealth of historic naval artifacts and personal effects on view. History buffs can journey even further back in time, exploring the many historic landmarks of downtown Honolulu. The main attraction is the unmistakable ‘Iolani Palace, the only “royal” residence in the USA. Not-to-be-missed photo opportunities include the prominent statue of King Kamehameha the Great and Kawaiahao Church. Then, drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetery before returning to your hotel.

Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

2. Beauty and the Feast: a Circle Island Experience

Light, local breakfast with a bottle of water: Leonard’s Malasadas served at iconic Halona Blowhole Lookout – 15-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders •Halona Blowhole Lookout – 10-minute stop. One of Oahu’s natural wonders. •Tropical Macadamia Nut Farm •Lunch at a North Shore Shrimp truck. Choose from any of their signature entrees: butter garlic shrimp / spicy garlic lemon shrimp / & coconut shrimp. Non-shrimp and vegetarian options available. LUNCH INCLUDED · Stop at and enjoy the delicacies of a local fruit stand ! · Waimea Valley beautiful and lush, swimming optional · Byodo-In Temple-set back against the Koolau Mountains, this is a replicia of a 900+ year old temple in Japan! •Visit historic Haleiwa Town: famous for surfing shopping and shave ice! Stroll the town and take in the North Shore ambiance and flavors- ask your guide his or her recommendations! •A stop at famous Matsumoto Shave ice- purchase optional •Dole Pineapple Plantation – A 30-minute stop, home of the original “Dole Whip.”

Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

3. Oahu: Mele Luau Performance at Coral Crater VIP Entry Ticket

Witness a traditional Hawaiian luau at Coral Crater Adventure Park. Watch a Hawaiian cooking demonstration, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet, and enjoy a show with hula, fire knives, and Polynesian dancing. Get a $20 drinks voucher, front-stage seating, and priority dining with your VIP ticket. Upon arrival, be greeted by the talented cast of dancers and entertainers. Receive a deluxe shell lei necklace to wear and take with you as a souvenir. Enjoy local pupus (appetizers) and cocktails while you experience fun interactive pre-show activities, including a demonstration of mu, a traditional Hawaiian cooking method. Quench your thirst with an included welcome drink and a $20 drinks voucher. After, it’s time to gather for the traditional celebratory feast, featuring authentic Hawaiian luau cuisine including favorites such as Kalua pig, lomi lomi salmon, locally caught fish, poi, delicious vegetarian and vegan options, and some child-friendly favorites. Enjoy premium seating and dining with the VIP Option. Following the feast, prepare to marvel at the thrilling Mele Luau show. Admire the combination of awe-inducing Polynesian dancing, ancient legends, and a sweet love story that creates an interactive experience full of humor and energy.

Honolulu: Full-Day Guided Hawaiian Food and Photo Tour

4. Honolulu: Full-Day Guided Hawaiian Food and Photo Tour

Experience the flavors of Hawaii on this full-day guided food tour. Stop for incredible photos along the way while sampling authentic Hawaiian cuisine. Start your adventure in the morning and head to the coffee shop for a local dish called the musubi. Continue to the Diamond Head Lookout and enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the ocean. From here, head to Leonard's Bakery and try the famous Portuguese malasada. Next, visit the Halona Blowhole and Makapu'u Lookout to capture the most amazing photos of Hawaii. Now it's time for the famous plate lunch. Try it with shrimp or steak or a combination of both and see why it's one of the most popular meals on the island. Then, treat yourself to a trip to the chocolate factory in Kailua. Learn about Hawaii's history of chocolate and the movement to make it a sustainable industry. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the Ko'olau mountains, and stop at a popular poke shop. Get a sample plate of poke to try the different flavors of this local dish. If you're not interested, don't worry, your tour guide will eat it for you. After, head to a local family spot for a large selection of traditional Hawaiian dishes to sample. Here, enjoy the diverse flavors of Hawaiian food. Finish your tour at one of the most popular shave ice places near Waikiki. Pick up one of these famous treats before being dropped off at the departure point.

From Waikiki: Waikele Premium Outlets Roundtrip Bus Transfer

5. From Waikiki: Waikele Premium Outlets Roundtrip Bus Transfer

Take advantage of the world-class shopping and deals at the Waikele Premium Outlets center with this transfers from select stores and hotels in Waikiki. Enjoy a complimentary Waikele Premium Outlets digital VIP booklet.  Hop aboard a climate controlled bus for the morning or afternoon shuttle. Take in the views on the drive to the Waikele Premium Outlets center where shoppers from around the world can find great savings at Hawaii’s largest outlet center. Explore over 50 shops that offer designer fashion, sportswear, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. With name brand stores including Adidas, Ugg, Banana Republic, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach and Swarovski, there’s a shopping experience for everyone. Save even more with a VIP Coupon Book that is complimentary with the transfer. Return to Waikiki with drivers picking you and your shopping treasures up curbside at 3:15 PM for the early transfer and at 5:15 PM for the later transfer. 

From Honolulu: Pearl Harbor Round-Trip Shuttle with Pickup

6. From Honolulu: Pearl Harbor Round-Trip Shuttle with Pickup

Visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial Visitor Center and all its facilities at your own pace, without the need to follow a schedule. Book this round-trip shuttle and discover this attraction departing straight from your hotel and back on the same day. Once at Pearl Harbor, take your time to explore the incredible facilities. While admission to the visitor center and the museum are free, you might choose to purchase tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Some of these attractions require advanced reservations, so please make sure to plan your visit ahead of time. To ensure you can calmly visit all the places you wish to, shuttle departure times are flexible. Choose from three departure times from Waikiki to Pearl Harbor and two departure times back.

Honolulu: Downtown Food and Beer Guided Walking Tour

7. 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.

Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Multimedia Tour

8. Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Multimedia Tour

Take a self-guided multimedia narrated tour of the Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial. With your smartphone rental and guide, learn about the attack that changed the Pacific forever as you go through the Visitor Center, the boat shuttle, and the USS Arizona Memorial. Explore the Visitor Center’s 2 world-class museums and then follow the shoreline for the incredible "Path of Attack Tour.” Hosted by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actual Pearl Harbor survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this in-depth multimedia tour offers 29 stops. Interact with over 4 hours of multimedia content at your own pace and learn about the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the US into World War II. If you have reserved a boat ticket out to the USS Arizona Memorial, benefit from several narration stops while there. With no escorted tours allowed at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, this official guide by the National Park Service offers a more engaging and enriching Pearl Harbor experience.

Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Multimedia Tour

9. Honolulu: USS Arizona Memorial Narrated Multimedia Tour

Explore the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu with a narrated multimedia guide and see where World War II started for the United States. With your smartphone rental and guide, go through the Visitor Center’s 2 world-class museums and along the shoreline for the "Path of Attack Tour.” Watch as your guide brings to life the events that changed the Pacific forever and provides you with an experience that can not be replicated anywhere else in the world. Hosted by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, actual Pearl Harbor survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this in-depth multimedia tour offers numerous vital stops. If you have reserved a boat ticket out to the USS Arizona Memorial, benefit from several narration stops while there. Go at a pace that suits you and learn about the infamous attack that propelled the United States into World War II. With no escorted tours allowed at the Pearl Harbor National Memorial, this official guide by the National Park Service offers a more engaging and enriching Pearl Harbor experience.

Pearl Harbor National Memorial: Phone Audio Guide with VR

10. Pearl Harbor National Memorial: Phone Audio Guide with VR

Enhance your trip to Pearl Harbor National Memorial in Oahu with a personal, multimedia audio guide narrated by Jamie Lee Curtis. Explore the history of World War II on a guided all on your smartphone and enjoy four unique virtual reality experiences for a more in-depth visit. There’s a reason why the Arizona Memorial is the number one visited destination in Hawaii. Millions of visitors from all over the world come to this majestic setting to see where World War II began for the United States. Hosted by the famous actress Jamie Lee Curtis, Pearl Harbor survivors, and the National Park Service historians, this all-encompassing narrated audio guide leads you to key stops through the memorial and will bring to life the events that changed the Pacific forever. Jamie Lee Curtis will guide you on your smartphone through the visitor center’s two world-class museums, with narration aboard the USS Arizona Memorial for those who have purchased tickets and then along the shoreline for the Path of Attack Tour. Hear and see firsthand the actual Battleship USS Arizona and Pearl Harbor survivors as they retell their stories and retrace the events of Dec 7, 1941. Head to the new VR Center for 4 different VR experiences and enjoy videos and Arizona Memorial library photos.

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Kurt was our private guide for the day and did a great job with both the food and the photo part of the tour. There were so many beautiful spots that we went to on this tour - the online description doesn't do this justice. Kurt provided us with some helpful, quick tips about taking better photos with our cellphone cameras. The food provided on this tour is delicious and plentiful - again, the online description doesn't really tell you how much value there is in this tour. We couldn't finish it all and came back to the hotel with lots of leftovers. Kurt was very kind to my partner who was not feeling well the day of our trip. Would definitely recommend this tour!

Rob was a great host who provided a ton of great information and made the tour even more fun than it was listed to be. A lot of great spots to see and a nice background on Hawaii and Polynesian culture. Highly recommend and hope you have Chief Rob as your host!

At the top super very complete escurtion it allows you to see the essentials without getting too tired Everything and top I love every moment And even my daughter who is very complicated Suitable for all

Frankly one of the best experiences we've ever had traveling. This is a must for anyone coming to the island.

Perfect way to eat your way around the island! all the stops were great and Kapono was an excellent guide.