Pay tribute to the fallen heroes of 1941 at the renowned USS Arizona Memorial. Witness powerful film footage of the historic air attack, and encounter poignant exhibits honoring the bravery and sacrifice of that era. Gain a profound appreciation for our dedicated service members as you depart Pearl Harbor.
In addition to this moving experience, you'll explore the serene beauty of Punchbowl Cemetery, nestled within an ancient volcano. Journey further to discover Honolulu's iconic landmarks, including the illustrious Iolani Palace—the sole royal palace in the United States—and the revered King Kamehameha statue.
This professionally narrated tour provides the perfect outing for families and couples seeking a hassle-free adventure. Relax in the comfort of our air-conditioned deluxe tour vehicle while immersing yourself in captivating stories and insights.
What to Expect
We'll pick you up from Waikiki and take you over to Pearl Harbor Historic sites followed by a Honolulu city tour Some of the locations you will visit include:
- USS Arizona Memorial will be reached aboard a US Navy vessel. The memorial was designed by the architectural team to be situated directly above the actual USS Arizona battleship without resting on the sunken ship. The ship is the final resting place of many of the 1,177 officers and crewmen who were lost during the attack.
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where you’ll view actual film footage the attack, view historic displays, and gain firsthand insight into WWII in the Pacific and beyond. You’ll see several galleries displaying artifacts, photos, and dramatic evidence of the surprise attack.
- Punchbowl Cemetery is viewed from the comfort of your tour vehicle where you’ll observe the dignified beauty of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. The memorial cemetery was created to pay homage to those in the US Armed Forces whose lives were lost in the service of their country.
- Iolani Palace was the residence of the Hawaii Kingdom royalty between 1845 and 1893. The only royal palace on US soil, the palace employs architectural design seen no place else. It’s “American Florentine” design was created using brick with concrete facing, with ornamental plaster interior.
- King Kamehameha Statue is seen in pictures around the world as an archetype of Hawaii’s regal past. The statue honors the monarch founded the Kingdom of Hawaii, and one of the “must see” sites included in the tour.
- Kawaiahao Church is sometimes referred to as “Hawaii’s Westminster Abbey”, Kawaiahao Church was the chapel of the royal family. It’s the oldest church on Oahu, and the Hawaiian language is still used during portions of services.
- Mission Houses contain artifacts, documents, and displays from Hawaii’s missionary period in the 1800’s.
- Hawaii State Capitol – The capitol houses the governor’s office and state legislature. The American adaptation of the Bauhaus style of the building provides a dramatic contrast to the well-preserved historic buildings located just blocks away.
- Honolulu Hale – Literally, “Honolulu building”, in the Hawaiian language, the building houses the mayor’s chambers and is the seat of the government of the City and County of Honolulu.
- Convenient pick-up from several Waikiki locations
- Live tour narration by delightful, knowledgeable driver guide
- Ticket to visit the USS Arizona Memorial
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center exhibits
- View actual film footage of the attack
- Stroll the grounds and visit the Remembrance Circle, Japanese Kaiten “suicide sub”, and more
- Guided deck tour of USS Missouri battleship with docent, including locations of surrender ceremony, office and crew quarters, artillery, kamikaze aircraft crash
- Drive through Punchbowl Crater National Cemetery
- During the drive to and from Pearl Harbor, view Hawaii’s Royal Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha statue, Hawaii State Capital, Downtown Honolulu, from comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
Transportation pick up from Waikiki hotels and resorts included
48 hours notice of cancellation prior to tour departure is required for full refund; no-shows will incur a full charge.