Honolulu, Hawaii

Home to nearly half a million people, Honolulu is Hawaii's state capital and only major city. The city of Honolulu and the island of Oahu offer a wealth of historic, cultural and scenic attractions. Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head are two of the city's enduring symbols. Pearl Harbor, site of the USS Arizona Memorial and the "Punchbowl," are haunting reminders of the tragic events of December 7, 1941, when the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor forced America into World War II. Honolulu is also home to the historic Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawaii's last royals. Beyond the city lie tropical rain forests, the Pali Lookout and the North Shore known for its surfing beaches.

A draw card to visitors of all ages, from all corners of the globe, Honolulu's appeal ranges from it's magnificent beaches, countless well-stocked shops, tempting restaurants and a multitude of historic, cultural and scenic attractions.

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Points of Interest

  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Pali Lookout
  • Diamond Head Crater
  • Iolani Palace
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Waimea Bay and North Shore

More about Honolulu, Hawaii Points of Interest

  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial

    A top tourist destination in Hawaii, this historic harbor features a memorial to the sunken USS Arizona and the 1,177crewmen who lost their lives during the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941.

  • Polynesian Cultural Center

    Located on Oahu's North Shore this entertaining and educational center offers activities such as games crafts, music and dining, that will immerse you in Polynesian culture, arts and customs.

  • Pali Lookout

    A perennial favorite stop among visitors to Oahu, this breathtaking lookout features strong winds, 985-foot cliffs and panoramic views of the windward side of the island.

  • Diamond Head Crater

    Located on the Southeast coast of Oahu, this world-famous volcanic crater was given its name by British sailors in the 1800s who mistook the glittering calcite crystals in the lava rocks for diamonds.

  • Iolani Palace

    Immerse yourself in Hawaii's royal heritage at this beautifully-restored palace built in 1882 by King Kalākaua, remembered as "the Merrie Monarch" because of his art patronage and penchant for socializing and entertaining.

  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

    The last active service battleship in the world, the "Mighty Mo" saw combat in World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War and now serves as a museum and memorial.

  • Hanauma Bay

    This curved bay formed from a volcano crater features a pristine white beach, hiking trails with breathtaking lookouts and a stunning coral reef that is home to a rich diversity of marine life.

  • Waimea Bay and North Shore

    While it features calm waters in the summer, during winter months this bay offers up some of the largest and spectacular surf in the world, thus making it a popular site for surfing contests.

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Waikiki on Your Own

5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 4 0

Independent travelers will relish the opportunity to discover the sandy shores of Waikiki Beach, the birthplace of surfing and home to an abundance of historical sites, luxury hotels, resort shopping and dining venues. Explore on your own while enjoying the convenience of prearranged round-trip transportation from the ship.

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Easy Honolulu: Scenic Drive of Pali Coast

3.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 2 9 0
  • Diamond Head Crater
  • Pali Lookout
  • Hanauma Bay

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. Enjoy an half-day guided tour via air-conditioned motorcoach to view some of Oahu's best sights, including the bustling Waikiki Beach resort area, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay marine preserve, Blow Hole, Waimanalo Bay and the Pali Lookout which features stunning island views.

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Oahu's Scenic Shores

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 2 0 5
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Pali Lookout
  • Diamond Head Crater

Don't miss this 60-mile scenic driving tour through paradise with stops at Diamond Head Crater and Pali Lookout! It's a great way to see Oahu with one of the most beautiful coastal drives on the planet. Trace Oahu's volcanic origins on this personalized, half-day guided journey via air-conditioned vehicle. Visit the Diamond Head volcano and take in the stunning views from the Pali Lookout. The route passes Hanauma Bay, the Halona Point and the famous Blowhole, Kahala - the Beverly Hills of Hawaii, Makapu'u Point and rural Waimanalo.

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Tropical Rainforest Nature Walk

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 4 2 0

Take in the natural beauty of Lyon Arboretum, a botanical garden deep within the "Valley of the Rainbows." Explore this 200-acre wonderland of fragrant blooms and tropical birds on a guided walk. On your return, stop at Pu'u 'Ualaka'a lookout, at the top of Mount Tantalus, to photograph the island vistas.

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Pearl Harbor History & Honolulu HIghlights

5.25 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 0 0
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Pali Lookout

Experience an active half-day guided tour via air-conditioned motorcoach to the historic Pearl Harbor. Vist the USS Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery. Enjoy stunning vistas at the Pali lookout in the rugged Ko'olau Mountains. Drive through Honolulu to see Aloha Stadium, Iolani Palace, the Kamehameha statue and Kawaiahao Church.

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Pearl Harbor History & Honolulu Highlights (Wheelchair Accessible)

5.25 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 0 1
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Pali Lookout

Experience an active half-day guided tour via air-conditioned motorcoach to the historic Pearl Harbor. Vist the USS Arizona Memorial and Punchbowl National Cemetery. Enjoy stunning vistas at the Pali lookout in the rugged Ko'olau Mountains. Drive through Honolulu to see Aloha Stadium, Iolani Palace, the Kamehameha statue and Kawaiahao Church.

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Monarchs & Missionaries: Hawaii's Royal History

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 0 5
  • Pali Lookout
  • Iolani Palace

Marvel at the opulence and grandeur of Hawaii's last reigning monarchs with a tour of the royal residence as you walk through the private suites of the exquisite Iolani Palace, a National Historic Landmark. At the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives visit three restored houses and learn about the impact of the missionaries on the Hawaiian monarchy.

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Waikiki Beach Break

4.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 9 9 0

Enjoy a VIP spot on world-famous Waikiki Beach. Your oceanfront location includes a chaise lounge and a shared umbrella on the heart of Waikiki Beach. Take a surfing lesson, try SUP boarding or outrigger canoe paddling for an additional fee. This half-day beach adventure is a truly Hawaiian experience.

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Pearl Harbor, City Highlights & National Memorial Cemetery

5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 0 3
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial

Travel back in time while your guide takes you on a journey to December 7, 1941 on a half-day tour via air-conditioned motorcoach to the historic Pearl Harbor. Enjoy a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Drive through Honolulu's historic district to see Iolani Palace, Washington Place, the State Capitol Building and the Kamehameha statue.

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Iconic Diamond Head Adventure Hike

3.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 4 7 5
  • Diamond Head Crater

Explore this 350,000-year-old landmark, a remnant of Oahu's volcanic history. Then climb to the summit of Diamond Head for stunning views of Oahu and the Pacific. Along the way, your guide explains Diamond Head's geological history and points out interesting wildlife.

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Best of Honolulu: Pearl Harbor History & Mighty Mo

5.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 0 5
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

Experience a moving guided tour via air conditioned motorcoach to historic Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, commemorating those who died in the bombing. Visit the USS Missouri, the battleship where General MacArthur stood when Japanese officials presented him with the "Articles of Surrender" that ended World War II.

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Pearl Harbor & USS Missouri

5.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 1 2
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

Travel back in time when you visit historic Pearl Harbor's magnificent USS Arizona Memorial and the "Mighty Mo" battleship. The events of December 7, 1941 come back to life on this half-day tour.

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Waikiki Sunset & Cocktail Cruise

2.75 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 8 6 0
  • Diamond Head Crater

Indulge in a beautiful sunset, cocktails and entertainment on a cruise aboard the sleek Majestic, with state-of-the-art Seakeeper technology known for its smooth ride. Once the sun sets, relax with the sounds of Hawaiian and contemporary music and songs.

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Germaine's Luau

5.75 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 2 0

Enjoy an evening of traditional Hawaiian food, entertainment and fun as you complete your Hawaii experience with a nighttime luau.

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Savor the Flavor - Chocolate & Coffee Experience

7 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 1 5
  • Waimea Bay and North Shore

Get a taste of Oahu's culinary delights with a coffee and chocolate sampling tour. Enjoy a sightseeing journey around the island with stops at Waialua Sugar Mill, Kahuku Farms and Manoa Chocolate.

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Explore & Taste Oahu's North Shore

6.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 2 5
  • Waimea Bay and North Shore

See all the colorful sights that Oahu's North Shore has to offer on a narrated tour that's filled with plenty of picture-perfect views - from the lush Valley of the Temples to Haleiwa Beach Park, and more. Stop for a delicious island lunch and a chance to try locally farmed North Shore shrimp.

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Atlantis Submarine Adventure & Waikiki

5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 6 1 0
  • Diamond Head Crater

Explore the underwater wonders of Oahu in an air-conditioned submarine. Dive up to 100 feet past sunken shipwrecks, a sunken airplane and an artificial reef. Enjoy guided narration as you marvel at breathtaking marine life. Free time in Waikiki is included.

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Whale Watching Cruise

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 6 3 0

Enjoy a 2.5-hour whale-watching cruise aboard the sleek, modern-design, 150-foot Majestic. Your professional captain will navigate to coastal waters with views of Diamond Head and other landmarks while your onboard naturalist will share insight and fascinating facts.

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Polynesian Cultural Center

8.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 2 0
  • Waimea Bay and North Shore
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Pali Lookout

Indulge in a rigorous full-day excursion via air conditioned motorcoach along the island's windward side to see a summer palace, a stunning outlook, pineapple plantations and famous beaches. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center to enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch and immerse yourself in the cultures and customs of old Polynesia.

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Waikiki Turtle Canyon Snorkel

3 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 7 8 5
  • Diamond Head Crater

Snorkel with endangered green sea turtles and rainbow-colored reef fish in the cerulean waters of Turtle Canyons. Then, soak up the sun aboard the catamaran as you learn about Hawaii's intricate coral gardens, enjoy a snack and look out for dolphins and seasonal whales.

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Hawaiian Luau & Polynesian Cultural Center

10.5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 0 0
  • Waimea Bay and North Shore
  • Polynesian Cultural Center

Immerse yourself in a full day of island culture via an air-conditioned motorcoach to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Enjoy a guided tour through authentic island settings. Indulge in an authentic luau featuring traditional hula dances. Marvel at the largest Polynesian revue of song and dance in the world!

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Private Luau Experience at the Exclusive Nutridge Estate

5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 3 5

Home of Hawaii's first macadamia nut plantation, Nutridge Estate has welcomed a host of celebrities and now you to its spectacular grounds for a private hands-on backyard-style luau. Help build an imu (underground oven), weave ti leaf bracelets, play Hawaiian games, and feast on a spectacular dinner while enjoying authentic entertainment. This private event allows front row involvement.

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Germaine's Luau: VIP Upgrade

5.75 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 3 2 6

Enjoy an upgraded experience at Germaine's Luau with reserved seating in the premier VIP section, a souvenir photo and additional drink tickets at dedicated bar. This evening of traditional Hawaiian food, entertainment and fun completes your Hawaii experience with a nighttime luau.

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Behind-the-Scenes Exclusive at Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum & Battleship Missouri

5 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 3 5
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

Thrill to an exclusive Pearl Harbor Experience not available to the general public. Tour the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, including access to historic Ford Island control tower (not open to the public), and a behind-the-scenes tour of the USS Missouri. A lunch and keepsake gift completes the day.

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Beyond the Call to Duty: Pearl Harbor Museums & Memorials

9 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 1 1 5
  • Iolani Palace
  • Pearl Harbor & USS Arizona Memorial
  • Battleship Missouri Memorial

Delve deep into the significance of the attack on Pearl Harbor and its place in World War II history on this comprehensive, full-day tour that includes all of the key attractions. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri Battleship, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, and the USS Bowfin Submarine. Lunch is included.

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Honolulu by Private Car with Driver - Half Day

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 9 0 0

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private car maximum capacity is 2 guests.

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Honolulu by Private SUV with Driver - Half Day

4 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 9 1 0

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private SUV maximum capacity is 5 guests.

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Honolulu by Private Car with Driver - Full Day

8 hours | Honolulu | H N L - 9 0 5

Explore at your own pace with a private vehicle and driver at your service. A perfect solution for guests who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary. Private car maximum capacity is 2 guests.

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