Pearl Harbor has a resonance for all Americans. The site is accessible, evocative, and moving. It’s the top site for visitors to Hawaii.
Experience the highlights of Oahu on a full day “circle island” tour with knowledgeable local guides in a small group setting.
In new premium vehicles, you will be picked up from your lodging and start the day visiting famous Honolulu sites, including Pearl Harbor's Arizona Memorial and other nearby military sites. You will learn personal tales and the tragic history from your professional guide, many who are military veterans and all with deep local ties to the community.
Heading up through the middle of the island, you’ll first stop at Green World Coffee Farm (with coffee and chocolate tastings) and then at the popular Dole Plantation, the last remaining farm for pineapples which have an important history in Hawaii. After a tasty made-to-order hot lunch at a highly rated local food stand, you’ll visit the famous North Shore beaches, including possible turtle sightings on the beach.
During the afternoon, you'll head down the eastern side (“windward side”) with stunning coastal views on one side (including of Chinaman’s Hat) and scenic farms and mountains on the other, with many picture-taking stops and a chance to purchase some local fruit.
Additional afternoon highlights include a Macadamia Nut Farm (with tastings), a historical Hawaiian place of worship (Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau), Valley of the Temples, Pali Lookout, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl Crater (over 53,000 veterans laid to rest there), before returning to your lodging in the early evening.
INCLUDED: Door-to-door transport from Waikiki/Honolulu or Ko Olina lodgings, knowledgeable local guide, all admission fees, a continental breakfast, a cooked-to-order local lunch, local snacks & tastings, and drinks
ARIZONA MEMORIAL STATUS (Summer 2019): Since early May 2018, there has been no disembarking at the Arizona Memorial (only reachable by boat) while a dock there undergoes repair. The repairs are currently projected to be completed in late 2019. In the meantime, following a moving & educational 20 minute video in a theater, there is an informative narrated harbor tour by boat of the Arizona Memorial and Battleship Row.