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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Tours

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Otherwise and colloquially known as Punchbowl Cemetery, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a United States Armed Forces cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery gathers millions of visitors every year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Hawaii. It is dedicated to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard members who lost their lives in their line of duty. 

The location of the cemetery wasn’t the fruit of coincidence; it is located on what Hawaiians called “Hill of Sacrifice,” which used to be an altar where they offered human sacrifices to pagan gods and where they installed a battery of two cannons used to salute prominent arrivals and signify noteworthy instances.

Since the site was established in 1949, approximately 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents have been interred in these grounds – including the sadly infamous USS Arizona victims during the Pearl Harbor attack. In addition to its vast burial grounds, the cemetery contains a number of small memorials, such as that of Honolulu, commemorating soldiers of 20th-century wars. The memorial is often regarded as the highlight of the cemetery’s visit, because of Lady Columbia’s statue erected at the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor; also known as Lady Liberty or Lady Justice, she is said to represent all grieving mothers. 

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The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located at 2177 Puowaina Drive in central Honolulu and is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm between September 30 and March 1. It is open from 8am to 6:30pm between March 2 and September 29. On Memorial Day, the cemetery is open from 7am until 7pm.
Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Hours: Varies
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Pearl Harbor: Arizona Memorial, Honolulu City & Punchbowl TourBus Tours

Pearl Harbor: Arizona Memorial, Honolulu City & Punchbowl Tour

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See Honolulu’s top attractions on this tour which includes skip-the-line entrance to Pearl Harbor. Travel by air-conditioned coach as a guide narrates the history behind all of the important sites that you pass, such as the USS Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery. Afterward, explore downtown Honolulu, making Be dropped off back at your Waikiki hotel after your tour has concluded.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from WaikikiDay Trips

USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from Waikiki

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Explore the sites of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu on this tour from Waikiki. You'll receive skip-the-line access for a guided tour of the USS Missouri and visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the Japanese attacks in 1941. Plus, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Honolulu to see attractions such as the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of HonoluluHop on Hop Off

Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu

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Discover Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and/or Waikiki on a 1-, 4-, or 7-day hop-on hop-off tour and see all the top attractions at your own pace. Step aboard a double-decker bus or open-air trolley to pass the capital city’s best restaurants and shops, historic sites and renowned scenery. Choose from multiple routes, marveling at Diamond Head on the Green Line or the beautiful Hanauma Bay on the Blue Line. Upgrade to include all of the lines on your ticket.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pearl Harbor Tour From HonoluluDay Trips

Pearl Harbor Tour From Honolulu

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Visit some of the most-popular Pearl Harbor sites, including the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument and the USS Arizona, on this 5-hour tour. Enjoy a chauffeured transfer to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center where museums and galleries tell the story of the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II. Headsets are provided to hear the guide clearly. Then enjoy a drive-through tour of some of the most popular sites and structures in the historical city of Honolulu. Waikiki hotel or port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Full-Day Honolulu Tour with Pearl HarborFull-day Tours

Full-Day Honolulu Tour with Pearl Harbor

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Take a full day to explore Honolulu on a full-day tour that features an in-depth look at Pearl Harbor and World War II in the Pacific. Visit highlights including the USS Arizona, the USS Missouri, World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, historic downtown Honolulu, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Your guide shares informative commentary about Oahu's top sights and Hawaii's role in the war.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & City TourAttraction Tickets

Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & City Tour

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The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of O'ahu's top attractions and draws large crowds of visitors daily. Instead of waiting in the ticket line for hours, join this private tour that takes you directly there before continuing on to other Honolulu landmarks, including the Hawaii State Capitol and Iolani Palace.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from WaikikiHalf-day Tours

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from Waikiki

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This Pearl Harbor tour departs from Waikiki and includes visits to both the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri battleship. Beforehand, you'll have the chance to learn about the Japanese attack at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, including its powerful documentary. The ride back to Waikiki takes you past Punchbowl (the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific) and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 6 hours
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USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - OahuDay Trips

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. All guests will enjoy fresh Kona Coffee, Hot Donuts, Premium Transportation, and the best Tour Guides in Hawaii! Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & USS MissouriAttraction Tickets

Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

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Visit the battleship USS Missouri and explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor with this entrance ticket. Relive the infamous morning of December 7, 1941 as you browse the exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items. Watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's crewmen.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport Attraction Tickets

Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport

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Passport to Pearl Harbor Tours includes Visitor center, admission to all activities such as, USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and Park, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Turn back time as we explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor and relive the infamous Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. A visit to the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. • The most visited attraction on Oahu Island • Enjoy 8 Hour tour from Honolulu • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention • Guaranty Skip the line
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu TourHalf-day Tours

Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

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 Visit Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Arrive at the USS Arizona Memorial by boat and see the final resting place for 1,177 servicemen who lost their lives on December 7th 1941. The tour includes a sightseeing trip to Downtown Honolulu to view historic sights like Iolani Palace, once home to Hawaii’s royalty, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Don’t worry about getting from place to place, and soak up the history on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private TourFull-day Tours

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

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Millions of people from all over the world visit Pearl Harbor, where World War II began for the US on the day “which will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941. This premium tour allows you to experience all the famous Pearl Harbor historic sites in a single day. We make this possible by purchasing for you a “Passport to Pearl Harbor” package in advance that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, the USS Bowfin submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum (so you don’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets individually). We also will provide you with exclusive private transportation to all attractions on Ford Island (so you don’t have to wait for the next available bus to take you there).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour ExperienceFull-day Tours

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Calling all WWII history fans! Pearl Harbor Tours’ most comprehensive day tour of the Park allows you to experience and explore! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great battleship. On the first day of the war, it suffered catastrophic damage, becoming a tomb for many. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and SnorkelSailing

Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

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On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure.  On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation and a deli-style lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) ToursDay Trips

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Pearl Harbor: Arizona & Missouri Battleship Tour From Maui, Big Island & KauaiFull-day Tours

Pearl Harbor: Arizona & Missouri Battleship Tour From Maui, Big Island & Kauai

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Small-group tours with only 12 guests or fewer. Take it from the experts—you can’t leave Hawaii without a visit to historic Pearl Harbor, the most powerful experience in the Pacific. That’s why we coordinate inter-island visits from Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai to ensure every visitor has the experience of a lifetime. Round-trip airfare, transportation, and ticket admissions are all included in this ultimate tour package. Each tour begins with an airport pickup in our Mercedes Sprinter van before heading to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. Upon arrival, you’ll quickly understand why this site has more than 1.5 million visitors a year. Highlights of the tour include visiting the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri Battleship. Afterward, we tour around historic Honolulu before returning you to the airport for your flight back to Maui, Kauai or Big Island of Hawaii.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

Short Honolulu City Private Tour From WaikikiCity Tours

Short Honolulu City Private Tour From Waikiki

It’s easy to get what you want from Honolulu when you go on this 2-hour private tour of the city. Your customized itinerary takes you to the places you request, and your private guide's commentary is based on your interests. Hop in a private minivan as you explore historical downtown Honolulu. Spots you can see include the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the King Kamehameha Statue, and Diamond Head.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big IslandFull-day Tours

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big Island

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Includes flights to and from Maui, Kauai or Big Island of Hawaii. This is the most comprehensive day tour of Pearl Harbor that allows you to experience and explore everything! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great, sunken battleship, a tomb for over 1100. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Pearl Harbor History Remembered Tour from Ko OlinaDay Trips

Pearl Harbor History Remembered Tour from Ko Olina

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Honor the memory of Pearl Harbor, one of World War II’s most infamous attacks, during this 7-hour excursion visiting the famous naval base along with downtown Honolulu. Pay your respects at the ‘USS Arizona’ Memorial and explore the exhibits at the Pacific National Monument. You’ll also visit the ‘USS Missouri,’ check out downtown Honolulu, plus much more.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination TourFull-day Tours

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour

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Discover Oahu’s top attractions on a 5-hour guided tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Led by a local guide, you’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial and learn the history behind the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Then, head through downtown to see the King Kamehameha Statue, the State Capitol and the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on American soil. Transported by air-conditioned coach, you’ll experience the best of the island on this comprehensive adventure.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
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Bike Tour of Mount TantalusMountain Bike Tours

Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus

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Towering up over the hills behind Honolulu, Mount Tantalus rewards those willing to make it to the top with some of the most fabulous views on the island. With this guided bicycle tour, you'll climb around 1500 feet to the summit of the hill, making your way through switchbacks and canopy-lined roads.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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Your Private Pearl Harbor ToursDay Trips

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Private Honolulu City Tour from WaikikiPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Honolulu City Tour from Waikiki

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Explore downtown Honolulu and other landmarks and natural wonders on a private tour. Adjust the day’s itinerary to suit your interests, and make sure you don’t miss top sights on your list. See Iolani Palace and the iconic golden King Kamehameha statue. Get local insights and recommendations from your driver. Avoid the stress of driving, navigating, parking, and public transportation and travel in a luxury chauffeured vehicle.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from WaikikiHistorical Tours

Half-Day Pearl Harbor City Tour from Waikiki

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Tour Pearl Harbor and other national monuments with a guide who can bring history to life on this 5.5-hour trip from Waikiki. Ride with a group of 25 people or fewer through downtown Honolulu and to a selection of famous military monuments on a fully narrated excursion.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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