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Best of Hawaii

Operated by: Trafalgar

10 Days from $3,650 per person
Usa Honolulu Beach Sunset

Countries Visited

United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Honolulu, Oahu, Waikiki, Kailua Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Hilo, Kahului, Kaanapali, Wailuku, Kula, Maui ...more Honolulu, Oahu, Waikiki, Kailua Kona, Naalehu, Lahaina, Volcano (HI), Hilo, Kahului, Kaanapali, Wailuku, Kula, Maui
  1. Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – Waikiki (4 Nights)

    Bask in the generous Aloha Spirit as you embark on an enriching encounter with the best that Hawaii has to offer. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your Hawaii holiday.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel – Moderate (City View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  2. Day 2 Oahu Sightseeing

    Admire the views from Hanauma Bay, then follow the scenic windward coast of Oahu before heading to Sunset Beach on Oahu's North Shore, famous amongst surfers for its huge waves. Then cross the island to return to Waikiki, where the rest of the day is yours.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Honolulu Free Time

    You're free to explore Honolulu on your terms today. Learn how to surf, relax on the beach or consider one of the many optional activities suggested by your Travel Director. Tonight embrace laid back island living and join your travel companions for a dinner featuring a Mai Tai, ocean breezes and local fare.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  4. Day 4 Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Sightseeing

    Today, we will visit Pearl Harbor National Monument and the USS Arizona Memorial as well as drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Also today in downtown Honolulu, see Iolani Palace, the King Kamehameha I Statue and State Capitol Building.

    meals Breakfast
  5. Day 5 Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay, Hawaii (2 Nights)

    The Big Island of Hawaii beckons this morning. A flight and transfer brings us to the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona where we enjoy an orientation tour before setting off to explore Kona's famous coffee culture. Visit a coffee plantation with a Local Specialist, then check in to your oceanside resort where another Local Specialist will join you for an exploration of the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center. This evening, enjoy sumptuous island flavours at Rays on the Bay against the enchanting backdrop of the Pacific at sunset.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa – Moderate (Mountain View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  6. Day 6 Kona Free Time

    Wake to the soothing sounds of the sea and spend the day exploring The Big Island on your terms - relax by the pool or go in search of Hawaii's tastiest 'Ono Grinds.

    meals Breakfast
  7. Day 7 Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Kahului – Kaanapali Beach, Maui (3 Nights)

    Journey to Punalu'u Beach Park famous for its black sand and Hawaiian green seat turtles. Then we'll travel to visit UNESCO-listed Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see the world's largest volcano. Our brush with the smouldering depths of Big Island not quite complete, we enjoy lunch at a historic plantation. We'll board a flight to Maui where we spend the next three nights in our beachfront resort located at magnificent Kaanapali Beach.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa – Moderate (Resort View), First Class (Partial Ocean View), Premier (Ocean View)
  8. Day 8 Maui Sightseeing

    Delve into the depths of an underwater wonderland revealed by the passionate conservation naturalists at Maui Ocean Center, home to the world's largest collection of live Pacific corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, sharks and thousands of tropical fish. Fresh local produce and hearty Polynesian hospitality are served in abundance when we 'Connect with the Locals' for a traditional 'Be My Guest' lunch providing insights into the island's sustainable agricultural industry and 'Make a Difference'.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  9. Day 9 Maui Free Time

    Immerse yourself in the sensual surroundings of Maui's tropical landscapes. This evening, don your lei and sashay your way into a lively Hawaiian Luau and Farewell Dinner, featuring a traditional feast and tropical cocktails.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  10. Day 10 Depart Maui

    Bid a fond a hui hou... until we meet again to Hawaii and take a transfer to Kahului Airport or extend your stay in Maui.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Hawaii Moderate
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 9 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Aloha Welcome with a flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1
  • A Trafalgar Bonus - All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Hilo-Kahului including all airport transfers
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Your choice of three hotel categories: Moderate, First Class and Premier accommodation including two-bedded rooms with private facilities, all hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Honolulu, Kailua-Kona
  • SEE the powerful Ocean waves of the North Shore of Oahu
  • VISIT Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano, Maui Ocean Center, a local farm on Maui
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Enjoy an educational farm-to-fork experience and help gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch. (Day 8)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST Discover Kona coffee on a plantation tour and see a special presentation on the island's manta rays. (Day 5)
  • MAKE A DIFFERENCE Help support the farm-to-table movement and learn more about bio-dynamic farming in Hawaii. (Day 8)

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Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Thursday, March 21, 2019
In general the trip was good! Have enjoyed Hawaii very much. Could have arranged a few more sighting activities instead of free time. The hotel in Maui is excellent! One night in the big Island would be enough.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the Aloha state!
Friday, March 22, 2019
See my comments above about my experience of this trip.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Great hotels- coach- meals !! Tour director very knowledgeable,accommodating and helpful
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like your Best of Hawaii tour was just that--the best! That makes us so happy!! Thank you for your feedback. Aloha!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Again 4-5 star hotels and meals !!
Trusted Customer
Friday, April 22, 2016
Exactly what was advertised.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Fantastic! Thank you for sharing. Grand European Travel
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
We enjoyed almost every minute!
Trusted Customer
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Excellent value, great inclusions and optional excursions.
Tom Pugliese of Trafalgar took our vacation to the next plateau. If all your tour directors were like him, we would have no problem booking other vacations using GET and Trafalgar.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Tour guide was knowledgeable, accessible and managed a diverse group of people very well. Movement from island to island was well planned so that on day of arrival at new location we were occupied until rooms at hotels were available.
My only reason for not rating excellent is that I don't tolerate heat very well.
Trusted Customer
Friday, May 15, 2015
We had traveled with Grand European on their Italy trip and enjoyed that so much that we booked our Hawaiian trip again through them. Although we had never toured with Trafalgar before, we felt comfortable, since it was part of Grand European. We were not disappointed at all and our Trafalgar tour director did a great job.
Response from Grand European Travel:
This is so wonderful to see! Hawaii is such a beautiful place with so much to see and do. We are very pleased that you were able to experience it with your Travel Director Joseph who truly does have a love for his home state! Thank you so much for writing. Dee-Grand European Travel
Monday, May 18, 2015
Although our first hotel in Oahu was under renovation (wished we could have been there when it was completed) everything else fell into place. We enjoyed each of the three islands, Oahu, Hawaii and Maui, each with it's own and very different landscape and style of living. During our tours, the narration from our tour director, Joseph, and the bus drivers, added so much to our experience and knowledge of each of the islands. We would have missed so much without them. The extra excursion tours gave us the option to try other experiences and although it was sometime difficult to choose only one at a time, we enjoyed everything we did. We always felt comfortable having either our tour guide or the bus driver with us to make sure things went smoothly. Most of the meals included with the tour were satisfactory, not exceptional, but we never went hungry. The meals on the optional tours were the best. Breakfasts in Oahu were the best! The grounds and the pool of the hotel on the island of Hawaii were the best. All in all, though, we would definitely tour with Grand European for our next trip!
Trusted Customer
Friday, September 26, 2014
You are a great tour company. I especially appreciated the help I got over the phone when I messed up flight arrangements I had made leaving from the wrong island. I feel like "mother" is always there, from your home office to your excellent tour guides who are determined to make everything go well. Great job!
Was a great tour. Fun excursions and great meals and hotels.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 7, 2014
This trip was the best I've taken.
The submarine ride in Kona was a rip off and a waste of $130. There were few fish to be seen and two stupid sunken ships. I was especially upset when I asked the captain, where were the fish as shown on the brochures. He said the are hard to find!!! What a stupid answer.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
This was our 2nd tour with Grand European, everything was perfect. Our only regret is that Rochester is not one of your portal cities so we have to get our luggage and ourselves to the airport and on the plane. WE WOULD GLADLY PAY A PREMIUM TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT SERVICE ON OUR NEXT ADVENTURE WITH YOU.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to write. We are happy to announce that we will have additional airport services available for our 2015 season. More information will be available in our new catalog due out at the end of September or on our website www.getours.com. Grand European Travel-Guest Relations
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Mike our guide was very knowledgeable and always had everything under control so we didn't have to worry about anything. The accommodations were great as well as the side adventures. Everything was perfect and we wish we could have stayed longer.
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