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12 Day Hawaii, Maui, Oahu and Kauai

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 jungles, majestic waterfalls and palm-fringed beaches.

Along the way, visit iconic sites, such as the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States.

Experience Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to see Thurston Lava Tube and the volcanoes of  Mauna Loa and Kilauea.

You will tour Hawaii’s coffee farm to taste the Kona Blend and visit the Jaggar Museum to view the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes and all throughout your stay you can savour fusion cuisine and stay in luxurious sea-facing hotels.

 

 

 




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Tour Highlights

  • Oahu: With a local historian, enjoy an exclusive private tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States
  • Oahu: With Insight's 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
  • Hawaii: Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano
  • Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum to explore the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Aloha Honolulu and Waikiki

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 18:00, join your Travelling 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.

Hotel:   Mailani Tower, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - Oahu Island Sightseeing

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.

Hotel:   Mailani Tower, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 3 - Pearl Harbor and Leisure Time

Begin the day at historic Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona, honouring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. Queue-jump with Luxury Gold’s 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.

Hotel:   Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki (Ocean-view rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 - The Big Island of Hawaii

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’ favourite.

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.

Hotel:   Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Makaiwa Bay (Deluxe Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 - Leisure Time on Hawaii

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 rain-forests and an active volcano?

Hotel:   Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Makaiwa Bay (Deluxe Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 6 - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo to Maui

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.

Hotel:   Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine

Day 7 - Maui Activities

Maui offers many activities which are included, so the choice is yours. Perhaps have a day of snorkelling off the coral reefs, take a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or travel the Road to Hana?

Your Travelling Concierge is available to make all the arrangements. The evening is yours to enjoy at the resort.

Hotel:   Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 - Maui at Leisure

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 Travelling Concierge will assist in planning the perfect day for you.

In the evening, join your fellow travellers at Humuhumunukunukuapua’a Restaurant for a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, featuring Maui’s Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro.

Hotel:   Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9 - Depart Maui or on to Kauai, The Garden Isle

Say “A hui hou” as your 9-day trip concludes with a private transfer to Kahului Airport.

Alternatively, for guests opting for the 12-day trip, depart for the lush garden isle of Kauai where upon arrival, you will be transferred through the eucalyptus ‘Tree Tunnel’ en route to the beaches of Poipu.

The evening is free to settle in and enjoy the resort’s amenities.

Hotel:   Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 10 - Waimea Canyon and Local Island Life

In the morning, travel to the immense Waimea Canyon and marvel at its vibrant colours, resplendent in the changing island light. You will be accompanied by Aletha Kaohi, a local to Kauai and speaker of the Kauai Presence. Aletha will share what it is to be part of the Kauai community.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure among the sparkling waters and scented puakenikeni of your resort.

Hotel:   Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa (Ocean View Rooms).

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast

Day 11 - Kauai at Leisure

The day is free for you to explore and take in the local sights. Perhaps take a helicopter flight over hidden waterfalls, pristine blue waters and Mana Waiapuna.

In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine and wine, served amongst the open-air thatched huts, waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons of Tidepools Restaurant at your Farewell Celebration Dinner.

Hotel:   Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa (Ocean View Rooms)

Meals:   Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 12 - A Hui Hou Hawaii

After breakfast overlooking the Pacific, you will be transferred to Lihue Airport.

Meals:   Full Breakfast

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Important Information

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on a luxury air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, on-board restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency.
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Departure Information

  • Departs Sunday and returns on Thursday throughout the year.


FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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