• Tour code: 32870P2
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Learn about native Hawai'ian culture through visits to two of Hawai'i's most popular attractions: the 'Iolani Palace and the Bishop Museum. During this 6.5-hour combination tour, see the only official residence palace in North America and explore the museum widely considered the 'Smithsonian of the Pacific'. Lunch and round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels are included.


  • 6.5-hour Monarch Tour, including 'Iolani Palace and the Bishop Musuem
  • 50-minute guided tour of 'Iolani Palace
  • Lunch at the Bishop Museum café
  • Free time to explore the Bishop Museum
  • Free guided tours of the Bishop Museum are optional
  • Round-trip transportation from select Waikiki hotels

What You Can Expect

Monarch's Tour: Bishop Museum & Iolani Palace Combo Tour

Iconic Bishop Museum's Main Gallery

Following 8am pickup at select Waikiki hotels, get started on the Monarch's Tour; a journey through the history of the Hawai'ian islands, their history, culture and people. 

Arrive at 'Iolani Palace for a 50-minute guided tour through North America's only official residential palace, former home to Queen Lili'uokalani and her predecessors. Follow your docent through the impressive palace, immersing yourself in Hawai'i's royal history. Imagine the time when the monarchs walked these halls and spent time in immaculately restored rooms such as the Music Room, the Throne Room and the lush palace grounds.

Continue to the Bishop Museum, the Hawai'i State and Cultural Museum. Proceed directly to the museum's café for lunch (please pre-select when booking your tour). 

After lunch, explore the museum's exhibits, displays and artifacts at your leisure. Wander through the Hawai'i Hall, the Pacific Hall and the The Abigail Kinoiki Kekaulike Kāhili Room to learn about the islands' history, culture and traditions. Take advantage of any of the guided tours that are available during the time of your visit. 

Board the tour vehicle at 1:45pm for a return to Waikiki between 2:30 and 2:45pm.


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