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  • Oahu: Honolulu Haunts Guided Ghost Tour

    1. Oahu: Honolulu Haunts Guided Ghost Tour

    Experience the darker side of Honolulu – if you dare. On this walking tour of the historic downtown area, your guide will take you to the most haunted sites on the island. Explore the history of each location and hear creepy legends of encounters with ghosts. Learn the tale of a postal worker who still reports for his shift from beyond the grave. Hear about an encounter with the legendary Night Marchers, and other well-researched stories. Discover the dark history of this island paradise on a chilling guided tour.

    Maggie is the best. I did the extended tour and it was definitely worth it. There is so much history and amazing sites to see. I would definitely recommend this tour.

  • Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

    2. Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

    This tour offers the complete Pearl Harbor Visitor Center experience and also includes a historic Honolulu tour.

    On the tour visit Chinatown, ’Iolani Palace, Washington Place, and the State Capitol Building. Make a stop for a photo opportunity at the popular statue of King Kamehameha, the king of the Hawaiian Islands. Afterward, the tour continues to the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater. Your tour guide will share special insider knowledge about living in Hawaii and Hawaiian history, along the way.

    The driver had done his homework on the buildings and trees and plants and history and was able to provide a lot of information. Unfortunately we were not able to take the boat trip to the Arizona Memorial due to the damaged boat dock but that’s no fault of this tour.

  • Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

    3. Full Day Tour to USS Missouri, Arizona, & Punchbowl Cemetery

    Explore the dramatic events of Pearl Harbor on a full-day tour of Oahu, and visit the USS Arizona Memorial, and the scene of the eventual Japanese surrender. The intuitive Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor displays an intriguing collection of artifacts that survived the attack. Cruise by navy launch across the harbor to pay respects at the memorial dedicated to the sunken USS Arizona and the 1,000 sailors who perished there. Continue the wartime theme with a guided tour and commentary on board the historic battleship USS Missouri. This was the site of the Japanese surrender to the Allies in 1945 and there is a wealth of historic naval artifacts and personal effects on view. History buffs can journey even further back in time, exploring the many historic landmarks of downtown Honolulu. The main attraction is the unmistakable ‘Iolani Palace, the only “royal” residence in the USA. Not to be...

    Espectacular experience, silence of moment for all America soldiers so proud for being America… My country of birth is Colombia South America.. but this memorial is something that will never forget

  • Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial and City Highlights Tour

    4. Oahu: USS Arizona Memorial and City Highlights Tour

    Meet your guide then travel to 1 of Oahu’s must-see locations, Pearl Harbor. Immerse yourself in history and learn about the events that took place here which propelled the United States into World War 2. Take a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, and watch a fascinating documentary film about the event. There’s also time to explore the 2 onsite museums and shop for souvenirs at the gift shop. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic tour of Honolulu and see some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

    Unfortunately, they have had problems with the pickups from the tour busses, which shaved off an hour of our time at the Pearl Harbour site. The driver, facility, and tour was awesome. But they need to find a better system to get people picked up and to the Memorial

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What people are saying about Iolani Palace

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

This was a perfect addition to our time in Oahu. We loved every minute! My boyfriend and his grandfather were born and raised in Hawaii but haven't been back in over a decade. For me it was my first time in Hawaii. We ALL enjoyed this experience and learned new things! Perfect for anyone! A bit of walking but really localized in one relatively small area. Will be standing for most of the time aside from some places near the end to sit while the guide speaks. Our guide Brent was AMAZING! He made the whole thing worth every dollar. Super knowledgeable and seemed like he really enjoyed what he was doing. Not only did he tell us interesting facts but also personal experiences and personal research. Very engaging! HOWEVER, I was upset that I did not know we could purchase an extended tour! I would have certainly done so if provided the option when purchasing. During the tour there would have been 4 more stops but we had to stop there while others continued who were able to purchase it.

The driver had done his homework on the buildings and trees and plants and history and was able to provide a lot of information. Unfortunately we were not able to take the boat trip to the Arizona Memorial due to the damaged boat dock but that’s no fault of this tour.

Espectacular experience, silence of moment for all America soldiers so proud for being America… My country of birth is Colombia South America.. but this memorial is something that will never forget

Maggie is the best. I did the extended tour and it was definitely worth it. There is so much history and amazing sites to see. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Pearl Harbor was great. Our driver made the ride fun.