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Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

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9 Days from $4,992 per person

The gentle spirit of Aloha, combined with sensual tropical beauty, makes Hawaii one of the most magical places on earth. Recline on white-sandy beaches with the warm Pacific gently lapping at your feet. Celebrate local customs and traditions. Discover lush jungle hillsides, effervescent with cascading waterfalls and delve into a creative culinary scene, as hot as any Kilauea lava flow.

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  1. You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort, celebrating its 90th anniversary. Your room offers fantastic views of Waikiki Beach and the ocean from your balcony. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with a light Dinner. The Azure restaurant, adjacent to the famous Mai Tai bar, is known for its daily fresh seafood brought together by Chef Shaymus Alwin.
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    hotel:Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (Oceanview rooms)(3 nights).
  2. After breakfast, take an exclusive guided tour of the Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Next, explore downtown Honolulu viewing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. Later, enjoy a scenic drive into the volcanic crater known as Punchbowl, home to the National Cemetery of the Pacific. A picturesque journey along the East Oahu shoreline gives views of Hanauma Bay and its crystal clear waters, the Halona Blowhole and the slopes of Diamond Head before returning to the hotel for the afternoon. As the sun sets over the Pacific enjoy dinner and entertainment from storytellers, musicians and dancers of the Aha'aina Luau.
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  3. Begin the day at historic Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona, honouring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. Enjoy queue-jump with advanced reserved tickets. The afternoon is at leisure to perhaps be pampered at the spa, try your skills at surfing or visit the newly renovated International Market Place. This evening dine at award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki, best known for his eclectic blend of California-French-Japanese traditions with fresh ingredients from the islands.
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    hotel:Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
  4. In the morning fly to the Big Island. Make your way to Kailua-Kona, once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Spend time exploring Kona, now home of the world-famous Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Next, discover the history of coffee at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and learn the story of the 1900's coffee pioneers. Travel along lava fields created by the volcanoes seen in the distance towards Kauna'oa Bay and to your hotel set on a white sand, crescent-shaped beach. Built by conservationist L. Rockefeller, the Mauna Kea was the most expensive hotel ever built at the time. The evening is at leisure, perhaps explore the hotel's extensive art collection boasting 1,600 pieces from the Pacific Rim, Polynesia and Asia.
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    hotel:Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel (Ocean View Rooms) (2 nights).
  5. The morning is yours to spend as you wish. Try your hand at a round of golf, lounge on the beach, read by the pool or take a helicopter flight above rainforests and active volcanoes. Latet, travel to Hulihe'e Palace, former summer home of Hawaiian royalty, for a private after-hours visit. Meet ‘Sunshine Chip', member of the Daughters of Hawaii – a group dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian Royalty Heritage. Dinner this evening is at Huggo's On the Rocks in Kona, a lively local restaurant.
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  6. Continue to discover the beauty of the volcanic landscape, travelling through small villages en-route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk where lava once flowed in the Thurston Lava Tube, view the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, and active volcano Kilauea from the caldera's rim. Visit the Jaggar Museum featuring exhibits of Pelehonuamea, The Hawaiian Diety of Volcanoes, before lunch at the Kilauea Lodge. Fly from Hilo to Maui, your home for the next 3 days.
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    hotel:Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Oceanview rooms) (3 nights).
  7. Maui offers many activities, which are included so the choice is yours. Perhaps a day of snorkelling off coral reefs, exploring under the waves with a submarine trip, taking a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or travelling the Road to Hana. Your Travelling Concierge will make all the arrangements. The evening is yours to enjoy at the resort.
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    hotel:Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.
  8. Another day awaits to succumb to the pleasures of your resort. Relax and make it a spa day or soak up the warm tropical sunshine on the beach. Many options are available at the resort and your Travelling Concierge will assist in planning the perfect day. This evening, join your fellow travellers at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant for a Celebration Dinner featuring Maui's Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro, famed for his inspired Polynesian and Hawaiian fare.
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  9. Say “A hui hou” as your 9-day tour concludes with a private transfer to Kahului Airport. Alternatively, guests opting for the 12-day tour depart for the lush garden isle of Kauai.
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Meal Summary

1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 8 Full Breakfasts (FB), 2 Lunches (L), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD), 2 Dinners (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD)

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • Oahu: Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific.
  • Oahu: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki.
  • Maui: Experience waterfront dining at Huggo's On the Rocks.
  • Maui: Enjoy a Celebration Dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant, where Maui's Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro, creates his famed fare.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Oahu: With a local historian, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and the only official royal residence in the US.
  • Oahu: With Insight's advanced reserved tickets, you'll spend poignant time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives in 1941.
  • Hawaii: Tour a coffee farm with a grower and taste the delicious Kona blend.
  • Hawaii: Meet ‘Sunshine Chip', member of a group dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian Royalty Heritage.
  • Hawaii: Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest volcano.

Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum to explore the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes.

Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Big Island

Big Island Spectacular Astar (Approx 2 hours) with Transportation.

Adult Price: $468.00 | Child Price: $468.00

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total duration approximately 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Big Island

Big Island Spectacular Astar (Approx 2 hours) with Transportation

Adult Price: $699.00 | Child Price: $699.00

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total duration of tour 2 hours. (Minimum 2 Guests)

Kauai

Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour (55 minutes)

Adult Price: $263.00 | Child Price: $263.00

Your journey begins with a flight to spectacular Hanapepe Valley, then continues on to Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Next it's up the Olokele Canyon before moving on to eye-popping Waimea Canyon, the famed "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" where you'll explore many hidden waterfalls. Then, the sculptural masterpiece of the Na Pali Coast gives way to the Bali Hai Cliffs, and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort area. Weather permitting, we'll visit Mt Waialeale, the heart of the ancient volcano. This is the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450-500 inches annually! Total duration approximatley 55 minutes. (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.

Kauai

Kauai ECO Adventure Helicopter Tour (55 minutes)

Adult Price: $393.00 | Child Price: $393.00

Your journey begins with a flight to spectacular Hanapepe Valley, then continues on to Mana Waiapuna, commonly referred to as "Jurassic Park Falls." Next it's up the Olokele Canyon before moving on to eye-popping Waimea Canyon, the famed "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" where you'll explore many hidden waterfalls. Then, the sculptural masterpiece of the Na Pali Coast gives way to the Bali Hai Cliffs, and the pristine blue waters of Hanalei Bay and the Princeville Resort area. Weather permitting, we'll visit Mt Waialeale, the heart of the ancient volcano. This is the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450-500 inches annually! Total duration approximatley 55 minutes. (Minimum 2 Guests) Subject to weather conditions.

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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: from $2,395.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $96 per person.

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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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