Honolulu City Highlights, Arizona Memorial & Pearl Harbor Tour
This is by far our single most popular Pearl Harbor tour. Not only will you visit the famed USS Arizona Memorial to pay respects to those lost during the air attack of 1941, but you’ll witness actual film footage of the attack, view gripping displays describing the tragedy and heroism the era in our history, and leave Pearl Harbor with an increased appreciation for our nation’s women and men in uniform.
Along with your Pearl Harbor visit, you’ll view the beauty and solemnity of Punchbowl Cemetery, officially known as the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in an extinct volcano. Your excursion will continue onward to show you many of Honolulu’s most famous landmarks and buildings, including Iolani Palace – the only royal palace in the United States – and the King Kamehameha statue, seen throughout the world among compilations of Hawaii’s most iconic sights.
This is only our most economical tour, but an extremely convenient one. Simply book today to avoid a sell-out, let us know your hotel location, and we’ll pick you up in Waikiki and return you to the same place after your tour. It’s an ideal family tour as well as one popular with couples seeking the comfort and carefree benefit of a professionally narrated tour aboard an air-conditioned, deluxe tour vehicle.
- Arizona Memorial – Travel aboard a US Navy vessel to the Arizona Memorial which was designed by the architectural team to be situated directly above the actual USS Arizona battleship without resting on the sunken ship. The ship is the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost during the attack.
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center – You’ll witness actual film footage of the attack at the Visitor Center Theater, view historic galleries and displays, and find yourself taken back in time to a period of conflict which brought the United States directly into battle, forging its role in eventually concluding it following years of combat.
- Punchbowl Cemetery – From the comfort of your tour vehicle view the dignified beauty of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The memorial cemetery was created to pay homage to those in the US Armed Forces whose lives were lost in the service of their country.
- Iolani Palace – The residence of the Hawaii Kingdom royalty between 1845 and 1893. The only royal palace on US soil, the palace employs architectural design seen no place else. It’s “American Florentine” design was created using brick with concrete facing, with ornamental plaster interior.
- King Kamehameha Statue – Seen in pictures around the world as an archetype of Hawaii’s regal past, the statue honors the monarch founded the Kingdom of Hawaii, and one of the “must-see” sites included in the tour.
- Kawaiahao Church and Mission Houses – Sometimes referred to as “Hawaii’s Westminster Abbey”, Kawaiahao Church was the chapel of the royal family. It’s the oldest church on Oahu, and the Hawaiian language is still used during portions of services.
- Hawaii State Capitol – The Capitol houses the governor’s office and the state legislature. The American adaptation of the Bauhaus style of the building provides a dramatic contrast to the well-preserved historic buildings located just blocks away.
- Honolulu Hale – Literally, “Honolulu building”, in the Hawaiian language, the building houses the mayor’s chambers and is the seat of the government of the City and County of Honolulu.
- Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
- Comfortable, late model air-conditioned deluxe tour vehicle
- Live professional tour narration by delightful, knowledgeable driver-guide
- Arizona Memorial
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits
- View actual film footage of the attack
- Lunch on your own
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl
- Honolulu City Tour, including the royal palace, prominent sites, and landmarks
Honolulu City Highlights, Arizona Memorial & Pearl Harbor Tour
Ages 12 +
Children 3-11 yrs
Age 3-11 yrs
Infants 2 yrs and under
Age 2 and under. Does not occupy a seat. Sits on an adult’s lap.
Land Tours canceled with 24 or more hours notice are refunded in full less 10% processing fee. Land Tours canceled with less than 24 hours notice are fully charged. There are no cancellations or refunds for Neighbor Island Day Trips. No shows incur full charges. Claims for refunds must be made within thirty days of the date of service.
Can I reserve this tour when I get to Hawaii?
It is recommended you pre-book to avoid disappointment as many of our tours and products are popular and can be sold out early.
Do your Hawaii tours operate on Christmas, Thanksgiving, and other holidays?
Many of the places we stop while on tour are closed on Christmas (December 25), Thanksgiving (third Thursday in November), and New Year’s Day (January 1).
Can I be dropped off at my hotel or in the city after my tour?
Generally, we pick passengers up at major hotels or airports. We return our guests to the place of pick up. We cannot accommodate luggage on tour. We cannot pick passengers up at the airport and return them to a hotel.
What languages are available for this tour?
Our tours are available in English and our Maui HaleakalaTours are available in other languages. Privately chartered vehicles have a choice of qualified guides that speak a variety of languages.
How far in advance can reserve tours?
You may reserve tours up to a year in advance.
I don’t know what date I am traveling yet. Can I reserve a tour and leave it open dated?
Our system does not allow for tours to be reserved without a date or a place of pick up.
When do I receive confirmation of my reservation?
You should receive a confirmation email of online reservations within two business days.
What should I wear on tour?
Please wear comfortable attire and shoes. Many tours traverse uneven walking surfaces. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are recommended. Bring a light sweater or jacket to Waimea Canyon (Kaua’i), Haleakala (Mau’i), Volcanoes National Park (Big Island), and any tour with air transportation.
What should I bring on my Hawaii tour?
You should bring items that allow you to be comfortable. You should wear sunscreen and bring a camera. Please do not leave anything of value unattended on the coach.
What is the “no bags” policy at the Arizona Memorial?
The U.S. Department of the Interior has instituted security guidelines that prohibit any item that offers concealment at Pearl Harbor. This includes purses, backpacks, fanny packs, etc. Stroller pockets must be emptied. A small camera is permitted.
You may check http://www.nps.gov/usar/planyourvisit/index.html for full details.
Will we see lava on the Volcano Adventure Tour?
We cannot predict the weather or lava viewing conditions. This volcano tour features change daily. We do not guarantee the sighting of active lava flows. Surface lava may be present but may not be viewable due to environmental conditions or time constraints.
Do you have ADA compliant vehicles?
Yes, we do have coaches with lifts.