Welcome to Waikiki

Once a Hawaiian royal retreat, Waikiki revels in its role as a retreat for the masses. This famous strand of sand moves to a rhythm of Hawaiian music at beachfront high-rises and resorts. In this pulsing jungle of modern hotels and malls, you can, surprisingly, still hear whispers of Hawaii’s past, from the chanting of hula troupes at Kuhio Beach to the legacy of Olympic gold medalist Duke Kahanamoku.Take a surfing... Read More

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$100.37 Cultural & Theme Tours

USS Missouri, Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour

Start your Pearl Harbor tour with hotel pickup in Waikiki by air-conditioned coach. Your full-day tour includes skip-the-line admission to each attraction, including the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial. Your first stop is the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to see artifacts from the bombing that propelled the US into WWII. Then take a ride in a Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the 1,777 crew members who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. The national memorial, which commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, spans the mid-portion of the sunken battleship.Next, you'll take a guided tour of the USS Missouri. The ship served from WWII through Desert Storm and was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies.After an intriguing look through US war history, return to your coach for a drive through downtown Honolulu. Your guide makes stops at Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Archives and State Public Library, the famous statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale, and the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (formerly called the Mission Houses Museum).You'll also see Iolani Palace, the only royal palace on American soil, and take a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, known as Punchbowl Cemetery, before hotel drop-off.

$92 Cultural & Theme Tours

Paradise Cove Luau

This tour is likely to Sell-out! Paradise Cove Luau regularly sells out weeks in advance, so book ahead to avoid disappointment! The Waikiki luau at Paradise Cove Luau begins with a tropical Mai Tai greeting, while live Hawaiian music sets the festive mood of the evening. Take a stroll through the Hawaiian Village to learn the arts and crafts of the islands, or test your skills at the Hawaiian Games.After the delightful Shower of Flowers, participate in the Hukilau on the beach and learn the net fishing techniques of old Hawaii. Following the pageantry of the Royal Court Procession and imu (earth oven) ceremony, your evening continues with a sumptuous feast.Make sure you bring along your appetite to fully enjoy Paradise Cove's extensive menu, blending the best traditional Hawaiian dishes, local favorites and continental cuisine.Then, after dinner, with a spectacular Hawaiian sunset as a backdrop, award-winning performers will entertain and amaze with an unforgettable display of songs and dances from across Polynesia at the Paradise Cove Extravaganza.Paradise Cove boasts brilliant sunset views from its oceanfront setting and offers three dining packages, perfect for all tastes and budgets. If you are staying in Waikiki, you have the option to include hotel pickup and drop off to ensure a hassle free night of Hawaiian fun. See tour and pricing options below for full details.

$36.65 Cultural & Theme Tours

Diamond Head Crater Adventure

This guided walk through Diamond Head State Park to the 760-foot (228-meter) summit of Diamond Head Crater is led by a professional guide who will escort you to the summit to provide you with an exciting and safe excursion.At the summit, incredible 360-degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you. On this Diamond Head Volcano adventure you will learn about the crater's fascinating geology, history, archaeology, flora and fauna. Knowledgeable and expert guides are very friendly and informative, and can identify the numerous bird and plant species found in the crater.You'll enjoy a personalized experience on this exclusive tour and all hiking equipment is provided. There's no need to pack any extra gear, as you'll enjoy free use of a backpack and walking staff. Fitness Level: Intermediate Trail Condition: Sometimes wet and slippery Distance Walked: 1.4 miles, 2 hours walking time

$30.96 Transfers & Ground Transport

Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Honolulu Airport to Hotel or Cruise Terminal

Start your vacation on the right foot with this efficient transfer from the Honolulu International Airport (HNL) to the Honolulu Cruise Terminal or your Oahu hotel in Waikiki, Kahala, Turtle Bay or Ko'olina. You’ll be welcomed by a friendly, professional representative at baggage claim and then, hop in your comfortable 12-person Mercedes shuttle and relax on the drive to your destination. For a real Hawaiian experience, select the optional lei greeting!Upon departure, you will be picked up at your door and driven back to the airport in comfort and ease. The Mercedes shuttles are used for both the arrival and departure transfers to ensure the utmost quality. When making a booking for this shared round-trip transfer, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately , and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Please Note:You MUST select a hotel that coincides with the area in the itinerary below. Failure to do so will result in a cancelled booking.

$58.64 Tours & Sightseeing

Honolulu Double Decker Sightseeing Tour Including Pearl Harbor

Hop aboard the double-decker bus in Waikiki in the morning. Then, settle into your seat and enjoy a relaxing ride past the must-see highlights of Honolulu. First, visit the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor, where you'll re-live the moment that catapulted America into World War II. At the Arizona Memorial Visitor Center, watch film footage from the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack and browse the historic artifacts on display. Ride the Navy launch across Pearl Harbor to board the USS Arizona Memorial, which marks the resting place of the 1,102 sailors and marines who died that tragic day. Accessible only by boat, the memorial straddles the sunken hull of the battleship.Your journey continues aboard the double-decker bus with a drive through National Cemetery of the Pacific. Located just north of Downtown Honolulu in a long-extinct volcano called Punchbowl Crater, this cemetery -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places -- is the final resting place for thousands of veterans, and commemorates many of the soldiers who died at Pearl Harbor. Your guide will also point out the Honolulu Memorial and Courts of the Missing.The final portion of your tour takes you through the city's historic district. Pass 'Iolani Palace -- the only royal palace on American soil -- as well as Kawaiahao Church, the State Library and Archives, the State Capitol, the statue of King Kamehameha, Honolulu Hale and the Mission Houses Museum. Throughout your tour, your guide will offer informative, entertaining commentary about the sights you see. Enjoy unobstructed views and feel the wind in your hair from the open-air top deck, or enjoy the cozy comfort of the indoor lower level.

$467.28 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Big Island Day Trip: Volcanoes National Park

After early morning hotel pickup in Waikiki (if option selected), you’ll fly from Oahu to the Big Island of Hawaii for a full day packed with beautiful sights. Throughout the tour, learn about the history and geology of the Big Island from your guide's informative commentary, before returning to Oahu. See Itinerary below for details.