5 star rating: Highly Recommended 62 Reviews

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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Oahu Highlights Tour from Waikiki

This historical and cultural day trip takes you from Waikiki to several top Oahu attractions including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, the Dole Plantation and the Polynesian Cultural Center. You’ll also visit the Tropical Farms Coffee Plantation, capture beautiful views from Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, and explore Byodo-In Temple, an impressive Buddhist temple as seen on 'Lost' and 'Hawaii Five-0.' A traditional Hawaiian lunch is included, and throughout your tour, your expert guide will provide informative and entertaining commentary about Oahu's history and native culture.

This small-group tour is limited to 20 people, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Historical and cultural day trip from Waikiki
  • Tour Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial and learn about the tragic events of World War II
  • Enjoy Hawaiian treats at the Dole Plantation and the Tropical Farms Coffee Plantation
  • Immerse yourself in native culture at the Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Admire views from Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, La'ie Point and Nu'uanu Pali Lookout
  • Visit an impressive Buddhist temple featured in Lost and Hawaii Five-0
  • Lunch and round-trip hotel transport included
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 ensures a more personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This tour runs with a much smaller group than many of the other tours on Oahu. I love that it visits all the best highlights and includes a yummy lunch!

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Oahu Highlights Tour from Waikiki

Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center

After pickup from your Waikiki hotel, your expert guide will take you to historic Pearl Harbor, a must-see while on Oahu. Visit the new Pearl Harbor Visitor’s Center, where you can observe war relics, authentic uniforms and interactive museum exhibits that chronicle World War II and the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor.

Then, hop on the shuttle and head to the USS Arizona Memorial to remember the tragedy that struck the battleship, which now rests on the harbor floor. A solemn and emotional place, the USS Arizona Memorial is one of America’s most moving monuments, and your guide’s compelling storytelling and informative narration will make this experience unforgettable.

Continue your tour to the North Shore, known for its epic beaches. Visit the Dole Pineapple Plantation for an in-depth look at one of Hawaii’s most important exports, and spend some time at Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, where world-class surfers flock during the winter’s big wave season.

Stop by La'ie Point for some incredible views, and visit Tropical Farms Coffee Plantation for a chance to enjoy some tasty island treats including coffee and macadamia nuts.

Celebrate diverse Polynesian culture as you travel to Oahu’s East Shore. Enter a world of Pacific traditions at the Polynesian Cultural Center, featuring interactive exhibits themed around the islands of ancient Polynesia. You'll meet real-life Polynesians as you explore recreated island villages, each revealing unique cultural traditions, authentic demonstrations, stories, songs, dances and much more.

Sit down to a lovely lunch buffet of Hawaiian and Polynesian fare with your fellow travelers. Then, it's off to Byodo-In Temple, a replica of a 900-year-old Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. You may recognize this impressive structure – it has been used in TV shows such as Lost and Hawaii Five-0!

Your last stop is Nu'uanu Pali Lookout, where you’ll catch some lovely coastal views before ending your tour in Waikiki around 5:30pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was great we had a driver Christine who was full of advice and was fun to be with. She made the trip a good time. She knew all the areas to point out and we didn't miss anything. we had lots of time to look around and take pictures which was great. Our lunch at the culture center was fantastic I ate until I was about to pop. the shows and all were fun and the i max movie was super. I would tell all my friends and everyone to take the tour. PS I liked being in the small group we all got to know each other and that was fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Get to see a lot of the island with this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Wow, our tour Guide Tavita was knowledgeable and brilliantly funny. He taught us so much history but also kept the tour at the perfect pace to see everything. Tavita explained at each place of interest what to see which in my opinion is great as I was able to see more without the huge crowds. He obviously kms his stuff and how to get his way through the day without making people wait. Thanks again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was the perfect small group tour. Our tour director, Nancy, was just the right mix of personality, knowledge, and made sure that each one of us knew insider tips of of the various stops along the way. She went out of her way all day to stay with us and not stay on the bus when we arrived at each spot.
This was a 12 on a scale of 10. Fantastic!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was just great! We saw so much of Oahu in one big day. Kona the tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Cousin Kevin was our tour guide and he was fantastic! Funny, smart and full of interesting facts and knowledge about the area, he made the tour extra special!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great full day tour of the sites in Oahu, our tour guide did an excellent job point out the various sights as well as providing us plenty of history of the Island. She navigated us well through the crowds at the Pearl Harbor memorial. Overall it was a great experience. Being on a small bus rather than a big tour bus was a big plus that led to a much more personal experience.

My only real complaint is that I felt that the Dole Plantation and the Macadamia nut farm stops were a bit of a tourist trap. Fortunately we did not spend long at these locations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Nice tour. We got to see a lot of the island in one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was a very good tour, we had a highly knowledgeable tour guide, he kept us on schedule and we were able to see some extra sites. Would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This was the reason I came to Hawaii. To see the War Memorial. My husband passed through here on his way back from Vietnam. This day was the most memorable of our entire trip. Kona was the best tour guide with his historical knowledge beyond most we have spent time. The Polynesian Cultural Center gave you a good feeling for the various island people.

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