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'Iolani Palace

Much more than just a popular Honolulu visitor attraction, ‘Iolani Palace is the only royal palace to exist within the United States of America. Constructed in 1882, this ornate palace served as the political centerpiece for the Kingdom of Hawaii, ... 

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2012

We did this tour 5hrs after we landed in Honolulu after a 10hr flight, so I was grumpy and tired and thought "why did I book this so soon after landing, its going to be a waste because I'm not in the mood" - I couldn't have been more wrong.
This was by far THE BEST TOUR we did the entire time we were in Hawaii on holidays. Our tour guide Amani was fabulous, a really great tour guide and segway instructor. The segways were good quality and easy to get the hang of. We got fabulous photos from this tour because we were amongst everything, and on the beach, and in the palace grounds - places you can't get to in buses. We travelled so far in such a short amount of time, the tour was such good value.
I would do it again in a heartbeat. Definitely recommend!

Doing what: Honolulu History and Culture Segway Tour

Edwina I

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2015

I thouroughly enjoyed the walking Ghost Tour, however, I was disappointed that it didnot include Chinatown haunts as advertised in the description of the tour.
The start of the tour was late due to a delay in the hotel pick up and our party did not get a call telling us that they would be late getting to the starting place @ Iolani Palace...we thought we might have missed the tour. Thank goodness Viator Amanda gave us the local number in case we needed to contact the guide.
Uncle Joe was entertaining, engaging with everyone and very knowledgable about the history of the places we visited and the people involved. You were free to take all the pictures you wanted and Uncle Joe gave you tips on how to take pictures and what to look for when viewing them we saw some unusual pictures but could not make our any ghosts on my own. I would take another tour with Uncle Joe.
It was a nice evening walk and got to see a lot of the Honolulu City Sights in the cool of the night instead of the heat of the day.

Doing what: Honolulu City Ghost Haunts Walking Tour

Naomi N Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
May 2010

Don't know if I believe in the spirits & seeing orbs but the history & stories are worth the walk. Our guide was most informative & at no time did we feel unsafe. Nice to see the palace all lit up at night rather than in the daylight.

Doing what: Honolulu City Ghost Haunts Walking Tour

Stanley H

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

We encountered no paranormal activity during this tour and we don't believe it goes anyplace (other than the exterior of the Iolani Palace) where activity has been reported, so if you are a seasoned investigator that travels around doing the tours, you should expect that. However the tour itself and the guide Uncle Joe were quite entertaining and worth the small amount of money for the tour. Basically, it was fun to watch. You also get to see where the original Hawaii Five-O was filmed and right across from the palace is where the current Five-O is being filmed and once you know where they are you can go back on your own in daylight. A caution: 1.) no restrooms within walking distance and it is long tour, if you feel the call of nature you have to tell them and the van driver will take you a distance away to a public 24 hr facility, but you will miss part of the tour in doing so. 2.) no trashcans for legally disposing of dead batteries, etc. that we could find. 3.) Hotel pickup advertised, but it may not be your hotel. We had to walk to another hotel and were not sure that we were at the right place as the van driver was a half hour late do to a function in Waikiki and the area traffic. We called the number only to get a recording as they were closed. However, I left my cell phone number and an operator called back almost immediately, so apparently the number transfers to a private residence and is monitored. She gave my cell phone number to the van driver and then all was explained and OK. It can take a good half hour or more to pick everyone up and get to the Iolani palace where the tour starts, so count that in to your bathroom time.

Doing what: Honolulu City Ghost Haunts Walking Tour

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