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13 Day Hawaii Tour of Oahu, Big Island, Maui

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13 Days
1 Country

United States

15 Cities

Waikiki, Wahiawa, Pearl Harbour, Honolulu, Hilo, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Keauhou, Kailua Kona, Kona, Kahului (Maui), Kaanapali Beach, Lihue (Kauai), Kapaa, Waimea State Park, Koloa

19 Meals

6 Dinners, 12 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

Comfortable

Mainly 2–3-night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires 1-3 miles of walking per day that might involve some uneven surfaces, such as cobblestones and stairs.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar
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Let the spirit of aloha follow you from waves of Oahu to the black sand beach of Punalu'u Beach Park.  Views of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, farm-to-table feasting at a Maui farm and more are yours to discover on this Hawaii island hopping adventure. 

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Day 1

Welcome to Waikiki

Hawaii promises gorgeous scenery, island breezes and fabulous food. Immerse yourself in the Aloha Spirit as you don a flower lei from your Travel Director to mark your arrival in Honolulu. This evening, join your Travel Director at a Welcome Dinner overlooking Waikiki Beach to kick-start your epic Hawaii tour. 

Woman Hula Dancing in Honolulu, Hawaii
Accommodation The Twin Fin Waikiki
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

Enjoy the Coastal Views of Oahu

Diamond Head, where surfers and amazing views come together to signal your arrival in paradise. Start after a photo stop at the dramatic Halona Blowhole, follow the scenic coast of Oahu before heading to the North Shore, famous amongst surfers for its huge waves. Then return to Waikiki along Oahu’s windward coast or unlock more of the island with an Optional Experience. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center to get up close to local villages and watch artisans from six Pacific cultures demonstrate dancing with fire, making clothing from plants, jewelry making and preserving history without a written language. Or, add on to your experience with a meal as you’re entertained by Hā: Breath of Life, full of captivating songs and dances.  

Surfer in Oahu, Hawaii
Accommodation The Twin Fin Waikiki
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Oahu Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii
Oahu Full Island Sightseeing

Live Aloha sightseeing around Oahu. Start with a photo stop at the dramatic Halona Blowhole followed by a quick peek at the world of pineapples at ...

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Polynesian Cultural Center Admission (Islands of Polynesia)

Hawaiian traditions come to life at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Visit local villages and watch talented performers and artisans from six Pacifi...

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Optional Experiences Visit the spectacular 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu, USA
Polynesian Cultural Center Admission & Show (Gateway Buffet)

Hawaiian traditions come to life at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Visit local villages and watch talented performers and artisans from six Pacifi...

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Day 3

Explore Honolulu

With a full day free, unlock the heritage of the real Hawaii, experiencing first-hand the history, culture and hospitality of the warm Polynesian locals. Relax with beach time in Waikiki or look for surf legend Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue – the father of international surfing. Tonight, it’s colorful drinks, ocean breezes and tropical flavors all round as you join your fellow travelers for a dinner featuring local fare. 

Cocktail at Kaanapali Beach, Hawaii
Accommodation The Twin Fin Waikiki
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Uncover Hawaii's History

There’s no better place to learn about history on your Hawaii tour than visiting where events occurred. Today, pay homage to the thousands of brave soldiers who lost their lives in the surprise military strike at Pearl Harbor visiting Pearl Harbor National Memorial and the USS Arizona Memorial. Continue through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, and to downtown Honolulu to connect with the spiritual epicenter of Hawaii. On your walking tour, see Iolani Palace, the former home of Hawaii’s last-reigning monarchs and the only royal palace in the United States, as well as the King Kamehameha I Statue and the State Capitol Building. Kick back in your hotel overlooking Waikiki Beach or get out and explore the shore. 

State Capitol Building in Honolulu, Hawaii
Accommodation The Twin Fin Waikiki
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Pearl Harbor National Memorial, Oahu, USA
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

Unlock the significance of a historic event visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Pay homage and reflect upon those who lost their li...

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Iconic Experience Drive Through National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii
Drive Through National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Explore the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, on a scenic drive. This burial in a national cemetery is for me...

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Iconic Experience View the historically lolanai Palace in Honolulu, Hawaii
See Iolani Palace

The history of Hawaii springs to life viewing the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Even from ou...

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Day 5

See the Volcanic Beauty of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

The Big Island of Hawaii brings new sights, landscapes and wildlife. Arrive in the town of Hilo and enjoy lunch on your own, perhaps seeking out the classic loco moco meal. Then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to learn about the geology of the Islands. Continue along the coast to Punalu’u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and Hawaiian green sea turtles. The Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa welcome you with their multi-level fantasy pool with a 200-foot water slide, manta-ray viewing and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean.  

Volcano National Park Hawaii Island
Accommodation Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience Thurston Lava Tube in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park brings new sights as you unlock the geology of the Islands. This UNESCO listed park and designated International Bio...

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Visit Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park

Unlock the beauty of the must-see Punalu’u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and green sea turtles. Stroll along the black sand beach made of f...

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Outrigger Kona Resort

Perched above the lava cliffs of Keauhou Bay on 22 acres of Kona coastline is the Outrigger Kona Resort. You’re in for a treat here on Keauhou Bay ...

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Day 6

Unwind and Play in Kona

Get ready to embrace your outdoor adventurer on an invigorating day on your Hawaii tour exploring the Big Island on your own or with an Optional Experience. Take in Kohala’s beauty and history on a fun, off-road adventure and relaxed trail walk to a hidden waterfall and scenic overlook of Pololu Valley. You’ll love trekking across bridges and past bright green taro terraces. Finish the adventure cooling off in a waterfall. Or, discover what’s beneath these gorgeous waters with a snorkeling trip in the pristine Puʻuhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Monument) featuring lava tubes and sea caves or on a Night Manta Experience viewing the incredible feeding frenzy in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. 

Tiki Carvings in Keauhou Bay, Hawaii
Accommodation Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences
Premium Morning Snorkel

Discover the hidden treasures underwater by snorkeling the pristine Puʻuhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Mo...

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Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Take a Kohala Waterfalls Adventure and see stunning beauty with lunch, USA
Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Get ready for Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history on an off-road adventure and trail walk. Experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, foot b...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Snorkel with manta rays at night in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, Hawaii, USA
Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Don’t miss a bucket list experience joining a snorkeling adventure in the warm waters of the Pacific at night with manta rays. This is the only pla...

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Day 7

Experience the Sights, Flavors and Wildlife of Hawaii

Unlock the secrets of marine life learning about the mobula alfredi manta rays, the second largest in the world, that come to the Kona shores to feed each day. Next up, enjoy a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at the Hawaii Ocean Science and Technology Park, a unique outdoor demonstration site for emerging renewable energy, aquaculture and other ocean-based sustainable technologies, visit Kona Sea Salt to uncover the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture. You’ll not only get to see the salt production, but also taste different salts to explore the flavor profiles. Continue your discovery at the unique Kona Joe coffee plantation, learning how some of the world's best coffee is grown and roasted. This evening, lose yourself in the moment as you embrace the tradition of the Hawaiian Luau over dinner of local flavors and tropical cocktails. 

Coffee Beans in Honolulu, Hawaii
Accommodation Outrigger Kona Resort & Spa
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Be My Guest Visit a deep Ocean Salt farm, Kona, Hawaii
Hawaiian Salt Farm Visit

Unlock the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture visiting a deep Ocean Salt farm. Watch the salt production process and taste different salts to e...

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Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Take snorkel excursion in the Big Island, Hawaii, USA
Learn About Hawaiian Manta Rays

Discover the world of the giant manta rays (mobula alfredi) that come to the Kona shores at the Manta Ray Learning Center at the <name of resort...

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Iconic Experience Visit The Kona Joe Coffee Farm in Kona, Hawaii
Hawaiian Coffee Farm

Visit a coffee plantation and learn about this exclusive beverage and the work it takes to produce, all while tasting the coffee and taking in some...

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Iconic Experience Enjoy the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner in Maui, Hawaii
Enjoy a Traditional Luau

Lose yourself in the moment as your embrace the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner featuring local flavors and tropical cockt...

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Day 8

Upcountry Maui

Maui. An island where dormant volcanos, black sand beaches and whale watching lure explorers just like you. Start your discovery with a Be My Guest experience at O’o Farms, a local sustainable farm in the high country of Maui. Have a delicious and healthy farm-to-fork experience helping to gather fresh produce for your al fresco lunch. Then journey to our resort on stunning Kaanapali beach. As the sun sets over the Pacific, take a gentle stroll to nearby Whalers Village, or enjoy a relaxing beach stroll.

Makena Beach, Maui , Hawaii
Accommodation Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Be My Guest Visit O'o Farm on Kula, Hawaii, USA
Lunch at a Maui Farm

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the ways of regenerative farming than at the place where it happens – right here along the slopes of H...

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Be My Guest

Day 9

A Traditional Maui Day

Unlock the natural beauty of paradise, charting your own course through Maui’s landscapes. This evening, enjoy a dinner featuring local flavors. You’ll love making the most of your stay at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa cooling off in their half-acre pool or Maui's only oceanfront full- service spa and salon, rooftop stargazing or oceanfront golf. 

Food, Picnic in Kauai, Hawaii
Accommodation Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Off to Kauai

After a leisurely morning on the Valley Isle, jet off to Kauai where you’ll spend the next three nights admiring the natural surroundings. Kauai, at over six million years old, is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and boasts the only navigable rivers in the state of Hawaii. It is also the northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, which is the most isolated inhabited land mass. Start this next leg of your journey relaxing in your hotel’s infinity-edge pool, kicking back with a Mai Tai in their oceanfront bar or dining at their onsite Moa Moa Hawaiian Fish House. 

Mountains and Sea in Kauai, Hawaii
Accommodation Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Included Meals Breakfast

Day 11

Immerse Yourself in Kauai's Unique Landscape

There’s no better place to learn about Kauai’s land than Grove Farm, a beautifully preserved one-hundred-acre homestead in the center of Lihue. Enjoy a private, guided tour of the original plantation main house, as well as other resident and plantation workers’ housing camp dating back to the 1870's. Continue all the way up to Waimea Canyon State Park. The result of thousands of years of erosion, the canyon walls offer a canvas of brilliant shades of red, brown, green, blue, gray and purple, with shadows and light producing a never-ending show. Cap off your day driving through the island's famous Tunnel of Trees with a stop at Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. Cap off your day with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience at Allerton & McBryde Botanical Gardens for a tour highlighting rare native Hawaiian ferns and plants. 

View of Waimea Canyon in Hawaii
Accommodation Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Included Meals Breakfast
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Allerton and McBryde Botanical Garden Tour, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Allerton and McBryde Botanical Garden Tour

Explore natural beauty at one of one of the world's top botanical research organizations on a guided tour of Allerton and McBryde Gardens. Step thr...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Dive Into Culture Visit Grove Farm, a Sugar cane farm on Kauai, Hawaii
Grove Farm

Get ready to visit a beautifully preserved one-hundred-acre homestead in the center of Lihue. On a private, guided tour, visit original buildings i...

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Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Enjoy a visit to Waimea Canyon State Park in Waimea Hawaii
Visit Waimea Canyon

A display of changing colors and lights awaits at Waimea Canyon State Park, one of the Hawaiian Islands most awe-inspiring sites. Dubbed the “Grand...

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Iconic Experience Discover Spouting Horn blowhole in Koloa, Hawaii
See Spouting Horn

Discover Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. Be amazed at how the Poʻipū surf channels into a natural lava tube an...

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Day 12

Unwind and Explore Kauai

Kauai’s natural treasures are yours to explore during this full free day. Feel like you’ve stepped onto the big screen on an Optional Experience Kauai Movie Tour adventure. Your backstage pass will take you to many famous sites on Kauai where Hollywood Blockbusters and TV shows were filmed while viewing clips of those notable films. On your final night on Kauai on your Hawaii tour, toast to the incredible sights of the islands with your fellow travelers over a Farewell Dinner. 

View of Manawaiopuna Falls in Hawaii
Accommodation Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Experiences Take the Kauai Movie Tour adventure and visit many famous film sites on Kauai, with lunch at Tahiti Nui, USA
Kauai Movie Tour Adventure

Attention, movie buffs! Explore many famous sites on Kauai where Hollywood Blockbusters and TV shows were filmed. Visit Tahiti Nui, where “The Desc...

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Day 13

Aloha Kauai

For now it’s a fond a hui hou... until we meet again. Make your own way to Lihue Airport or extend your stay on Kauai.

Tiki Torches, Hawaii
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences
Kauai Transfer

One Way Shared Ride Transfer to Airport.

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Oahu Full Island Sightseeing

Live Aloha sightseeing around Oahu. Start with a photo stop at the dramatic Halona Blowhole followed by a quick peek at the world of pineapples at ...

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Iconic Experience
Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial

Unlock the significance of a historic event visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial. Pay homage and reflect upon those who lost their li...

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Iconic Experience
Drive Through National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

Explore the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, located in Punchbowl Crater, on a scenic drive. This burial in a national cemetery is for me...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Iolani Palace

The history of Hawaii springs to life viewing the historically significant Iolanai Palace, the only royal palace in the United States. Even from ou...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park brings new sights as you unlock the geology of the Islands. This UNESCO listed park and designated International Bio...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Punalu'u Black Sand Beach Park

Unlock the beauty of the must-see Punalu’u Beach Park, famous for its black sand and green sea turtles. Stroll along the black sand beach made of f...

See More
Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Outrigger Kona Resort

Perched above the lava cliffs of Keauhou Bay on 22 acres of Kona coastline is the Outrigger Kona Resort. You’re in for a treat here on Keauhou Bay ...

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Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Hawaiian Salt Farm Visit

Unlock the importance of salt in Hawaiian culture visiting a deep Ocean Salt farm. Watch the salt production process and taste different salts to e...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Learn About Hawaiian Manta Rays

Discover the world of the giant manta rays (mobula alfredi) that come to the Kona shores at the Manta Ray Learning Center at the <name of resort...

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Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Hawaiian Coffee Farm

Visit a coffee plantation and learn about this exclusive beverage and the work it takes to produce, all while tasting the coffee and taking in some...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Enjoy a Traditional Luau

Lose yourself in the moment as your embrace the lively tradition of the Hawaiian Luau and enjoy a dinner featuring local flavors and tropical cockt...

See More
Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Lunch at a Maui Farm

There’s no better way to immerse yourself in the ways of regenerative farming than at the place where it happens – right here along the slopes of H...

See More
Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Allerton and McBryde Botanical Garden Tour

Explore natural beauty at one of one of the world's top botanical research organizations on a guided tour of Allerton and McBryde Gardens. Step thr...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Grove Farm

Get ready to visit a beautifully preserved one-hundred-acre homestead in the center of Lihue. On a private, guided tour, visit original buildings i...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Waimea Canyon

A display of changing colors and lights awaits at Waimea Canyon State Park, one of the Hawaiian Islands most awe-inspiring sites. Dubbed the “Grand...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
See Spouting Horn

Discover Spouting Horn blowhole, one of the most photographed spots on Kauai. Be amazed at how the Poʻipū surf channels into a natural lava tube an...

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Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
All transport and transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
Flights from Honolulu-Kona, Hilo-Kahului and Kahului-Lihue
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Explore a local coffee plantation on Big Island of Hawaii, the wonders of Manta Rays in Keauhou Beach and Grove Farm Sugar Plantation with a Local Specialist
Visit Honolulu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial, USS Arizona Memorial, Hawaii Ocean Science Park, Waimea Canyon, Punalu'u Beach, Kailua-Kona
See the North Shore of Oahu, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Kauai's magical Tunnel of Trees
View the Halona Blowhole, Iolani Palace, Spouting Horn

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Polynesian Cultural Center Admission (Islands of Polynesia)

Hawaiian traditions come to life at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Visit local villages and watch talented performers and artisans from six Pacifi...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Polynesian Cultural Center Admission & Show (Gateway Buffet)

Hawaiian traditions come to life at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Visit local villages and watch talented performers and artisans from six Pacifi...

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Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Premium Morning Snorkel

Discover the hidden treasures underwater by snorkeling the pristine Puʻuhonua O Honaunau (The Place of Refuge) and Kealakekua Bay (Captain Cooks Mo...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Get ready for Kohala’s stunning beauty and rich history on an off-road adventure and trail walk. Experience dramatic views of Pololu Valley, foot b...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Manta Ray Snorkel Adventure

Don’t miss a bucket list experience joining a snorkeling adventure in the warm waters of the Pacific at night with manta rays. This is the only pla...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kauai Movie Tour Adventure

Attention, movie buffs! Explore many famous sites on Kauai where Hollywood Blockbusters and TV shows were filmed. Visit Tahiti Nui, where “The Desc...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Kauai Transfer

One Way Shared Ride Transfer to Airport.

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Additional Cost Applies

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Official Languages across Hawaii: Hawaii has two official languages: English and Hawaiian. English is the primary language of communication in Hawaii. It's used in government, education, business, and everyday interactions. Hawaiian is an indigenous Polynesian language native to Hawaii. It has a rich cultural and historical significance. Efforts have been made to revitalize and preserve the Hawaiian language, which was once endangered. Many schools now offer Hawaiian language programs.
  • Currency used in Hawaii The currency of Hawaii is the American Dollar ($).
  • Capital City:: The capital of Hawaii is Honolulu.
  • Time Zone(s) in Hawaii: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST) during standard time and Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time (HADT).

 

USA passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter USA states for US citizens.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Hawaii has a tropical climate with generally warm and pleasant temperatures year-round. The average temperature in coastal areas ranges from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (24-30 degrees Celsius). It is characterized by two main seasons: a dry season, from April to October, with lower rainfall and higher temperatures, and a wet season, from November to March, with more frequent rain and slightly cooler temperatures. The trade winds provide refreshing breezes and help moderate the climate. Due to its diverse topography, weather conditions can vary significantly between different islands and regions on the same island.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable hiking shoes: Suitable for walking and light hikes. You should also consider bringing sandals or flip-flops for lounging or beach days. 
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm and humid weather, but also consider bringing a light jacket or layers for cooler evenings. Pack quick-drying shirts, shorts, and pants for warm and humid conditions. Long-sleeved shirts and pants offer protection against sun, bugs, and cooler evenings.
  • Layers: To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing.
  • Rain jacket or poncho: Be prepared for sudden rain showers, especially during the rainy season.
  • Swimsuits: For beach and water activities.

Outdoor Gear & Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. Bring "Reef-Safe" sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.
  • Lightweight, quick-drying towel: Useful for beach visits and other water activities.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Binoculars: Enhance your wildlife viewing experiences. Helpful for bird watching and wildlife spotting.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.
  • Small travel hair dryer

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Water shoes: For water-based activities or beach walks.
  • Hiking gear: If your tour involves more intense hiking or trekking, consider bringing sturdier boots and tear-away, convertible clothing items.
  • Hat with neck protection: Extra sun protection for your neck and ears.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour within the USA, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. Since you are traveling within the USA, you won't need to worry about voltage and plug type differences. Just pack your electronic devices as you would for any domestic trip, and you'll be all set to enjoy your guided tour in the United States!

  • Voltage and Plug Type: As an American traveler, you won't need a voltage converter or plug adapter for your electronic devices within the country.
  • Compatibility: Since you are traveling within the USA, your electronic devices, such as smartphones, laptops, and camera chargers, should be compatible with the standard voltage and plug type used in the country. You can use your regular chargers and power cords without any issues.
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in the USA provide electrical outlets compatible with American plugs. You won't need to worry about adaptors or converters within the country.
  • Airports and Public Places: Airports, train stations, and other public places in the USA will have outlets that match the American standard, so you can quickly charge your devices while on the go.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Hair dryers are standard accessories in hotels. Since you don't have to worry about converting the voltage, you can bring a travel dryer or pack one from home. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but can't find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in Hawaii. However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on most tours that operate in the United States. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, February 6, 2023
Service
Fairly well, few hiccups but all were resolved in quick fashion.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your honest review. There are always a few hiccups when travelling but we are happy to hear that they did not affect your ability to enjoy your trip.
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Vacation
Few extra excursions offered by GET that are not offered by Trafalgar - disappointing...GET needs to update their information. Appreciated extra day in Kauai with late night flight; however, flight was postponed for 17 hours and thus connecting flight was rescheduled to small plain and uncomfortable seating. Also did not know that 6 1/2 hour flights to from PHX-HI did not have any meal served...only one small snack. Other than flight experience, the actual vacation time in HI was awesome!
Kathleen Guntzviller
Review date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Service
We are repeat clients of GET. They are experienced, prompt and efficient at what they do. Questions are answered in a timely fashion. Customer service is excellent.
Vacation
We have done numerous Insight and Trafalgar tours along with others. This was not our favorite. Three different tours were combined, so there were always people coming and going. The optional experiences sometimes required securing your own transportation, not what I’m used to. There was only one optional choice on Kauai and not enough time to book our own which we did on Oahu. Perhaps this was due to Labor Day weekend, but if that was the case, we should have been forewarned. Also, the hotel on Kauai did not have ocean access. We were told we could bike to a snorkeling beach—not going to happen at our age! There was also a LOT of downtime, some due to air travel, some due to scheduling around hotel check-in times, etc. The tour director was organized and efficient, but needs to grow into the role. At times, he read from a script. We were also not provided needed information for Pearl Harbor, such as what our tickets included and how to make the best use of our allotted time. Other simple things such as the hotel amenities were also omitted. It also appeared that he did not welcome questions. Time management was unequal. The group would have liked to spend more time at the pineapple plantation and less time at the Pacific Cultural Center for those not choosing that as an optional experience. Rushed at one location, a waste of time at another. This trip, the most expensive and the longest option, needs work.
Robert Tompkins
Review date: Saturday, July 2, 2022
Service
When I went on last trip, I asked for handicap room. The hotel knew nothing about it. When we got to Hawaii airport there was no transportation set up to get to the hotel . No one knew nothing about it. A few more things were not as I requested thru GET. Not ever planning on using GET again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We apologize for any information that may have been missed in the booking process. We do not show that a request for an ADA room was ever listed in your reservation. The hotel transportation is included as a group transfer and the instructions to meet the group were listed in your travel documents. Again we are sorry for any parts of this information that were unclear or not explained to you. We do hope that despite the rocky start, you did enjoy the beautiful Hawaiian Islands
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Vacation
The travel agent lied. I didn't get what I asked for.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Service
They were very responsive to our telephone calls and emails. When our flight out was cancelled at the last minute due to a snowstorm, they made the necessary adjustments promptly.
Vacation
It was a fairly priced trip. My only suggestion would be to use another resort on Kona. I did not like the Sheraton at all except for the pool. The food was mediocre and the hallway smelled moldy. I have a severe allergy to mold so I was concerned that I might get ill. It did affect me a little but I did not get really sick. Beautiful location though. The other hotels were quite nice and more upscale, I think.
Lawrence Huzi
Review date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Service
Itinerary 1) More information needs to be added a) optional excursions need more information b) daily activities presented in brochure for better planning of guests Travel Director 1) Tom Pugliese is very knowledgeable of the area 2) Tom added nice touches of snacks in the afternoon three or four times during our tour 3) Pointed out quality restaurants of interest on his and other travelers past experiences 4) Stopped at convenience stores when needed to stock up on essentials for comfort when the hotels were in isolated areas 5) Orchestrated the flights, tours, and other transportation quite well 5) Made sure restitution was given when cockroaches were found in two rooms we were in (one room we were assigned to and then moved to another room in a different building at the Kauai Beach Resort) 6) Excessive chatter on bus when touring a) Reiterating same points of interest over and over b) Very uncomfortable feeling when excessively using an Asian couple when he making several points on Asian influence and culture on the islands c) Excessive chatter of his personal life, home, landscaping, second wife, new wife, laundry done by neighbor………who cares…..HAWAII should be the theme!!!!! d) Only quiet times were on four occasions, when he was on a his phone and three movies that were shown. e) Submarine tour in Honolulu – first tour Tom passed the responsibility of tickets and getting back to the bus on to one of the guests e) No real explanations of the excursions at the initial meeting, just passed a black binder around to decipher and on the bus for those who missed the inital passing – Disorganized!!!!! Sight Seeing 1) Farm to Table tour and lunch was a HIDDEN GEM! a) Presentation and quality of the food was superior b) Tour of the facility was excellent 2) Attention needed for touring on Maui and Kauai Dining 1) Welcome reception a) No wow factor – just another “Happy Hour” no wow factor b) No desserts – brownies – when I asked a staff member he said “popular item, no more” - Oh WELL!!!! 2) Tom did try to compensate the roach incident by buying lunch Accommodations 1) Outrigger and Hyatt were excellent choices 2) Sheraton was just average – no wow factor 3) Kauai Beach Resort – very POOR a) found two roaches in bathroom one in tub and one on bath matt b) moved to another room – opened the cabinet to refrigerator and one jumped on door that was the last night of our stay and left a WONDERFUL IMPRESSION!!!!!! “Roach Motel” 4) Best breakfast was at Outrigger 5) Worst breakfast was at the Sheraton Coach / Driver 1) Rosario on Kauai a) excessive chatter about personal information on wife, divorce, settlement of divorce 2) Chatter and commentary between Tom and Rosario was that of a POOR QUALITY morning Talk radio show!!!!!!!!!! But no dial to turn it off!!! 3) Bus windows needed attention – they should be SPOTLESS!!! a) asked a bus driver about the window quality answer was “do they need clean”? – now really – we are taking pictures on this tour Optional Experiences 1) Maui needs more tour options 2) Kauai is in desperate need of more optional tours
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for detailed and valuable feedback. We will pass this on tour our Quality Control team for immediate review. We do apologize for the short comings you mention and hope that you were able to come home with some happy memories.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Vacation
My HONEST thoughts were all summarized in the first portion of this survey.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Service
This was a great vacation and our tour director was fantastic
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you! We are so happy you enjoyed beautiful Hawaii!
Monday, March 4, 2019
Vacation
It was very good being able to spend time on 4 islands. The itinerary was good
Alan Ver Schure
Review date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Service
We actually traveled with Trafalgar, though we booked through GET. We had a great tour director in Michael. The stays on each of the 4 islands were very nice. Great accommodations and nice tours of the islands. We loved being able to do several inter-island flights with little-to-no hassles. The tour company handled our bags for us whenever we were departing or arriving.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so excited you enjoyed your Hawaii Island Adventure. It sounds like you had a great time exploring the islands. Thank you so much for your feedback. All the best!
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Vacation
The trip was well worth the price.
Trusted Customer
Review date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Service
Accommodations very good overall. Organized, details well taken care of. This is our fourth trip with GET. Have recommended them to others
Vacation
See previous comments ,please
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