This half day Hawaii tour offers a unique insight into the history of Honolulu, the region's major monuments and city sights, all in air conditioned comfort. Visiting Pearl Harbour, a documentary recounts the 1941 surprise bomb attack that launched the US into WWII. From there you'll continue on to the USS Arizona Memorial, observing the significance of its final resting place for more than 1,177 Navy personnel and Marines who lost their lives defending their country.
The journey then moves onward to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where many of those who fought for their country are buried, and finally past Honolulu's most noteworthy historical landmarks, including Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol and Honolulu City Hall.
The tour wraps up with a visit to Punchbowl Cemetery where the bodies of nearly 25,000 people who died fighting for their country rest in the crater of an extinct volcano. There is also a monument for more than 20,000 MIA personnel whose bodies were never recovered.
Departs: Waikiki hotels from 7.40am OR 10.00am
Tour Duration: approx 5 hours
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day (December 7), Christmas Day and New Year`s Day. The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl) will be closed to tour vehicles from Saturday to Monday during the Memorial Day weekend ceremonies.
Children: 4-11 years of age are charged at the child rate
Please Note: Due to security requirements at the USS Arizona Memorial, bags and purses are not allowed. Bags cannot be stored on the tour bus. Bags cannot be stored on the tour bus. Cameras are permitted but not camera bags. Strollers are not allowed in movie theatre, on Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, or on the USS Arizona Memorial. Visitors may purchase the audio tour at the visitor`s centre for a fee. Locations/routes and times may be modified or restricted due to national park and state park advisories. Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public. Moderate walking, please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. You may wish to bring a light jacket in case it rains.
Operated By: Roberts Hawaii