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The Best of Hawaii

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12
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£7,290
Includes On-Tour Air
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jan - Nov
Cities & Landmarks
Honolulu, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Oahu, Kauai, Kailua-Kona, Waikiki
Best of Hawaii Escorted Tour
Diamond Head, Waikiki, Oahu

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Uniquely Tauck

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

Private evening with an after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace on the island of Oahu, the secluded mountain-home and summer retreat of Queen Emma of Hawaii and her family

 

Pre-opening visit to magnificent Iolani Palace, the opulent official residence of Hawaii's former monarchy

 

Helicopter flightseeing on Kauai

 

Hawaiian feasts for the senses in Maui – an evening of dance, song and exotic flavors at a traditional Hawaiian luau

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Stay in ocean-view rooms at stunning beachfront island resorts all 11 nights

 

A visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, built over the remains of the fallen WWII battleship in Pearl Harbor

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Generally easy, with occasional free time for relaxation.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Tauck's classic four-island journey across Hawaii incorporates natural and historical sights, exclusive cultural experiences, and free days to pursue your own passions on Oahu, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai and Maui.

Stay in ocean-view rooms at some of Hawaii's finest oceanfront resorts; have a hands-on gourmet cooking experience at a renowned restaurant on Maui; experience one of the most poignant chapters of World War II history at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor; enjoy a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island; enjoy a pre-opening hours visit to Iolani Palace; make a visit to a lavender farm; learn about Hawaii's iconic botanical world and key product, coffee; attend a traditional luau on Maui; explore scenic Kauai by helicopter; and attend a private evening highlighted by cocktails and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace in Honolulu. Read Less

Private evening at Queen Emma Summer Palace

Attend a private, after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace

Known as Hānaiakamalama (The Southern Cross), or Queen Emma Summer Palace, the palace served as a summer retreat for Queen Emma of Hawaii from 1857 to 1885, as well as for her husband King Kamehameha IV, and their son, Prince Albert Edward. It is a now a historic landmark, museum – and it's the site of a special Tauck welcome evening featuring a private after-hours reception, tour and dinner.

Early opening visit to Iolani Palace

Day 2

Before the day's crowds, visit Honolulu's extraordinary Iolani Palace

Built in 1882 by King Kalakaua, Iolani Palace in Honolulu was Hawaii's official royal residence and the Hawaiian monarchy's seat of government until its overthrow in 1893. A National Historic Landmark since 1962 and the only official royal residence in the United States, the Palace is one of Hawaii's most recognizable buildings; restored to its former grandeur, it evokes a time when their Majesties King Kalakaua and his sister and successor, Queen Liliuokalani, walked its grand halls. An exclusive guided visit, before the day's crowds, provides insights and stories into the palace's rich legacy.

Kauai helicopter sightseeing

Kauai – Rainforests & Mountains (45 - 55 minute adventure)

In addition to sightseeing by land, you'll truly get immersed in the beauty of the island of Kauai on an amazing helicopter adventure that reveals a world of lush tropical rainforests, jagged mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and craters. Music and narration combine as you view the best of the island, including spectacular Waimea Canyon and views of the Na Pali Cliffs.

The Royal Hawaiian

Nights 1, 2 and 3

Welcome to the "Pink Palace of the Pacific"

Built in 1927, the Royal Hawaiian – a.k.a. the "Pink Palace of the Pacific" – is a Honolulu landmark of luxury situated directly on Waikiki Beach, offering panoramic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, two pools and a private beach area. This elegant Grande Dame has been welcoming guests to Waikiki for over 90 years, providing a gracious introduction to traditional Hawaii with its prime beachfront location and charming Old World ambiance.

Hawaii is my idea of Paradise, beautiful islands, gorgeous resorts, friendly people. The trip had a nice balance of organized activities and leisure time.

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Reviews (58)

The hotels were truly fantastic. The trip leader was excellent, very knowledgable and very pleasant. The Best of Hawaii should include more visits to the sights instead of too much leisure time. In Oahu, a visit to the Missouri would have been lovely. Another example is the drive to Hana on Maui. Lunch or dinner should be included every day.

Most Memorable Moment:

The helicopter rides that I took extra. Amazing topology on the Big Island.


Hawaii is my idea of Paradise, beautiful islands, gorgeous resorts, friendly people. The trip went smoothly, had a nice balance of organized activities and leisure time. The luau can use an improvement, the food was not up to Tauck standards, or for that matter The Fairmont standards, (their breakfast buffet is fabulous)

Most Memorable Moment:

The helicopter flights in Hawaii and Kauai.


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