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Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

9 Days from $5,263 per person

Style: Luxury | Pace: Leisurely

Hawaii’s traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature. Experience the magic of this tropical island and meet its gentle people, as you celebrate local traditions and discover lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and palm-fringed beaches.

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Overview

Hawaii’s traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature. Experience the magic of this tropical island and meet its gentle people, as you celebrate local traditions and discover lush rainforests, majestic waterfalls and palm-fringed beaches.

  1. You will be greeted with a smile and a traditional flower lei before being transferred to your elegant oceanfront resort. Your room will offer fantastic views of Waikiki Beach and the ocean from your balcony. At 6:00 pm, join your Traveling Concierge and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner with wine. The Azure restaurant, adjacent to the famous Mai Tai Bar, is known for its daily fresh seafood brought together by Chef Shaymus Alwin.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort (Ocean View rooms).
  2. Take an exclusive, local historian-guided tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Next, explore downtown Honolulu viewing the Hawaii State Capitol, Washington Place, and the King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. A picturesque journey along the East Oahu shoreline provides views of Hanauma Bay and its crystal clear waters, the Halona Blowhole, and the slopes of Diamond Head. As the sun sets over the Pacific, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with drinks and entertainment from storytellers, musicians and dancers of the Aha'aina Luau.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort (Ocean View Rooms).
  3. Begin the day at historic Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona, honoring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. Queue-jump with our advanced reserved tickets. Later, enjoy a scenic drive into the volcanic crater known as Punchbowl, home to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine is at the award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki, best known for his eclectic blend of Californian-French-Japanese traditions and fresh ingredients from the islands.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort (Ocean View Rooms).
  4. In the morning fly to the Big Island to discover Kailua-Kona, once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Spend time exploring Kona, home of the world-famous Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Enjoy a seaside lunch in Kona at Huggo's, the locals’ favorite. Next, discover the history of coffee at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and learn the story of the 1900s local coffee farmers. Travel toward your hotel, along lava fields, created by the volcanoes seen in the distance. The evening is at leisure.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel:Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (Deluxe Ocean View Rooms).
  5. The day is yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps try your hand at a round of golf, lounge on the beach, read by the pool, or take a helicopter flight above rainforests and an active volcano.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Mauna Lani Bay Hotel (Deluxe Ocean View Rooms).
  6. Continue to discover the beauty of the volcanic landscape en route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk where lava once flowed in the Thurston Lava Tube and view the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as the active volcano, Kilauea. Visit the Jaggar Museum featuring exhibits of Pelehonuamea, the Hawaiian Deity of Volcanoes, before lunch at the Kilauea Lodge. Fly from Hilo to Maui, your home for the next three days.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms).
  7. Maui offers many activities which are included, so the choice is yours. Perhaps have a day of snorkeling off the coral reefs, take a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or travel the Road to Hana. Your Traveling Concierge is available to make all the arrangements. The evening is yours to enjoy at the resort.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms).
  8. The day is at leisure for you to indulge in the pleasures of your resort. Maybe make it a spa day or soak up the warm tropical sunshine on the beach. With so many options available at the resort, your Traveling Concierge will assist in planning the perfect day for you. In the evening, join your fellow travelers at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant for a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, featuring Maui's Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms).
  9. Say 'a hui hou' as your nine-day tour concludes with a private transfer to Kahului Airport.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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Start Date Return Date Price Discount Availability Price
3 Feb 19 11 Feb 19 checkmark $5,825$5,263pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote
7 Apr 19 15 Apr 19 checkmark $5,950$5,376pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote
15 Sep 19 23 Sep 19 checkmark $5,950$5,376pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote
6 Oct 19 14 Oct 19 $5,825$5,263pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote
20 Oct 19 28 Oct 19 $5,825$5,263pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote
10 Nov 19 18 Nov 19 $6,125$5,533pp Early PaymentPay by Jan 31 Request Quote

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 $2,425.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Traveling Concierge and Driver $103 per person.

Prices include economy air and air-related charges on flights between the islands of Oahu and Hawaii, Hawaii and Maui, and Maui and Kauai. Your first checked piece of luggage is included in your trip price.

Private Door to Door: Private door-to-door transfer service is available for guests traveling in a party of three or fewer on vacations to Europe, US, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and India. Private door-to-door transfers are not available on vacations to Australia and New Zealand. Private door-to-door transfers are limited from/to one address within a 50 miles radius of an international airport within the USA and include the gratuity for the driver with 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag per person permitted. No additional stops and/or drop-offs are permitted. All private door-to-door transfers are subject to availability and must be confirmed at time of booking. If private door-to-door transfers cannot be provided, a credit will be applied to the booking.

AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations. Plus receive a free travel gift!  Call Toll Free: 1-866-847-3858 for details.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Included Dining

8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners with Wine all with tea or coffee.

Signature Experiences

Oahu:

  • With a local historian, enjoy an exclusive private tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States.
  • With our advanced reserved tickets, spend time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.

Hawaii:

  • Tour a coffee farm with a grower and taste the delicious Kona blend.
  • Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano.
  • Visit the Jaggar Museum to explore the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes.
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

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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 24 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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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Intra-Air Included

    Prices include economy airfare for any intra-trip flights required by this itinerary. For trip specific terms and conditions, please refer to the Dates & Prices tab.

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