Discover the highlights of Pearl Harbor, along with skip-the-line admission to the USS Missouri and USS Arizona Memorial, plus a sightseeing tour of downtown Honolulu during this 7-hour trip. History buffs will especially appreciate this in-depth visit to the site of one of America’s most famous military moments.
Start your trip with pickup from your Waikiki hotel at 6:30am. Your tour operator will provide the exact pickup schedule at the time of reconfirmation. Travel by air-conditioned coach to the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the starting point for your visit to the naval base and home to a variety of artifacts documenting the infamous attack that catapulted the United States into WWII.
Head next by Navy launch to the USS Arizona Memorial, where 1,777 of the boat’s crew lost their lives on December 7, 1941. This national monument sits over the submerged remnants of the ship’s mid-section.
Continue your Pearl Harbor visit with a stop at the USS Missouri, where you’ll enjoy an in-depth guided tour of one of the most famous (and longest-serving) American battleships in history. The vessel first came into service in WWII, hosted the Japanese surrender to the Allied Forces and saw its last active duty during the 1990s Desert Storm operation.
Following your exploration of Pearl Harbor, continue back to downtown Honolulu for a chance to investigate some of the city’s top sights. Among the stops on your Honolulu tour are Kawaiahao Church, the statue of King Kamehameaha, the Hawaii State Archives and State Public Library, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (originally known as Mission Houses Museum) and Honolulu Hale.
Finish your day with a visit to the only royal palace found on American soil at the Iolani Palace and with a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery), followed by a drop-off back at your Waikiki hotel.