This was a great and informative tour. The bus was air-conditioned and comfortable. We did not actually go all the way up to Diamond Head, just drove near it. Also, we saw many different sites, but only a couple of "Obama" things. During the last half hour of the tour on the way back into Waikiki, we drove past Obama's school, his grandma's apartment complex, and the place where he loved to get shaved ice. We got out to buy some as well. Our tour guide was the best! He had a great sense of humor, and provided lots of info about the different areas we went to or drove through. He also gave tips on the Hawaiian language, how to say certain words, and what they mean. For the price of this tour, it was definitely well worth it!
We started off horribly because I realized too late that I had forgotten to call to confirm our hotel pickup. My husband and I decided it was a loss, so we slept in. We were then woken up by the hotel guy and told there was a van waiting for us outside! So glad we didn't miss the trip!! We had little headphones so we could hear our guide, as our group was split between two vans. First we drove by Sorrento and saw some great views. Late May, early June is an excellent time to visit Amalfi, because there are gorgeous purple flowers that are in full bloom and seem to blanket the buildings! We had enough time for shopping and browsing, and our lunch was fun and yummy! The only surprising thing on our excursion was that we still had to buy tickets at Pompeii. However, our guide was great. Luckily we had a beautiful sunny day and got tons of amazing pictures. We also enjoyed the people in our group. We met others from the US, as well as Europe and Australia. I highly recommend this trip, but PLEASE read the info beforehand and call ahead like you are supposed to, so you don't end up being rushed and scummy all day!