North America: USA/Alaska/Hawaii
Hawaii beckons with its sensual tropical beauty
The warm Pacific laps gently at your toes as you recline on white-sand beaches, lush jungle hillsides reveal cascading waterfalls and the scent of plumeria envelops you. Hawaii beckons with its sensual tropical beauty — and enchants you with its gentle spirit of Aloha.
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Last tour date: 22 March 2014 in current 2013/2014 brochure
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Premium Experiences & Dining: Learn about the history of surfing and “talk story” with one of the famous Waikiki beach boys. Enjoy a private guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and only official royal residence in the US. Take a moment to reflect at the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives on December 7, 1941. Join a local expert guide for a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (locally known as Punchbowl). Live, laugh, and learn! Make your stay on Maui a memorable one with the choice one of three crafts or activities. A feast for the senses! Follow the Maui back roads to explore the island’s unique boutique farms and taste their wares. Join a local naturalist for an enlightening talk about the geology of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest volcano.
Your Exclusive Collection of Included Highlights
•Oahu: Learn about the history of surfing and “talk story” with one of Waikiki’s famous beach boys. Honour those who gave their lives during the attack on Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial. Learn about Hawaii’s former royalty on a guided tour of the Iolani Palace and explore downtown Honolulu. Join a private tour with a local expert of Punchbowl Cemetery.
•Maui: Choose from three included pastimes at your resort. Tour Alii Kula Lavender and sip lavender tea accompanied by lavender scones. Taste award-winning goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Stroll the shops and galleries in Lahaina. Be enlightened about the formation of the Hawaiian Archipelago with an expert naturalist.
•Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, walk through a lava tube and circle Kilauea. Visit the Kona Coffee Living History Farm and take a guided walk through the coffee farm. Visit a cacao farm with your tour of the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory. Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau (place of refuge) National Historical Park. See Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church in historic Kailua. Learn about ranching in Hawaii at historic Anna Ranch. Learn how to make the Hawaiian cocktails at a mixology class! Enjoy your “Fun N Sun Activity Pass” – a US$75 value per person.
Your Luxury Gold Hotels
•Experience the ultimate in pampering and the soothing sounds of waves lapping on the sand. Treat yourself to Gold luxury, Hawaiianstyle with Banyan Oceanview rooms at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa. Stay in Oceanview Studio Villas at the elegant Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas on Maui. Lap up pure Big Island indulgence with Partial Oceanview Rooms at The Fairmont Orchid
Your Delicious Dining Experiences
•At 6.00 pm on Day 1 join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception including drinks and a light informal meal. (WR)
•9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD) 1 Highlight Lunch, (HL) 1 lunch (L), 1 three-course table d’hôte dinner (D)
Your Inclusive Gold Services
•Escorted by a professional Tour Director
•Headsets for all guided visits and walking tours
•Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coaches with extra legroom and onboard restroom
•Insight Hotels include all service charges, taxes and porterage
•Insight Traveller Welcome pack
•Economy inter-island airfares on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to Kahului, Kahului to Hilo
•Airport arrival and departure transfers on Day 1 and Day 10
Day 1 to Day 3 - ALOHA HONOLULU, WAIKIKI AND PEARL HARBOR
Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort. Settle into island time and relax with a swim or stroll on the beach. Gather early evening with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, drinks and Hawaiian pupu appetizers. After a restful night’s sleep, meet one of the famous Waikiki beach boys to “talk story” about all things sand, sea and surf. If you feel adventurous, paddling out and standing up on your big board is optional. The rest of the day is at leisure to sip cocktails or read a book by the pool. The next day begins with a visit to Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to honour the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack at the USS Arizona Memorial. Explore downtown Honolulu, seeing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale, before a private guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty. At Punchbowl National Cemetery, meet a local guide and explore this famous site. Later as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy elegant ocean-side dining and classic modern cuisine at the award-winning Beachhouse at the Moana restaurant.
Hotel: Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort and Spa
Meals: Welcome Reception / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner
Day 4 to Day 6 - MAUI, THE MAGIC ISLE
Soar high above the Pacific and enjoy the island views as you fly to Maui. Your home for the next three nights is the luxurious beachfront Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. While here, you have the choice of three included pastimes: learn how to play the ukulele, dance the hula or visit the world-class spa? Take to the back roads the following day to explore some of the Island’s boutique farms. Sip lavender tea and sample lavender-baked scones on a tour of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. Try the award-winning goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Top off your cornucopia of tasting with a refreshingly new and unique dining experience served at a beach side restaurant, renowned for its contemporary Pacific cuisine. After your highlight lunch, there’s time to stroll the shops and galleries in Lahaina and the remainder of the day is at leisure. Another care-free day awaits you in the morning. You could opt to greet the sunrise from atop a volcano, embark on a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or just relax at your luxurious resort. Later, meet a naturalist for a discussion about the ever-changing geology and formation of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Tonight, celebrate Hawaii’s culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Sip tropical cocktails, sample traditional poi and roasted pig and enjoy the lilting songs and hula dances.
Hotel: The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas
Meals: Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Lunch / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner
Day 7 to Day 9 - ON TO THE BIG ISLAND
Fly to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Wind your way through rolling volcanic hills and lush foliage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano. Visit the Jaggar Museum, look down on the Kilauea Caldera and walk through the Thurston Lava tube. three nights. This evening dinner is served at your hotel. In the morning you are treated to American estate grown chocolate at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory then pure Kona Coffee on a guided walk through a coffee farm. Then step back in time at Puuhonua o Honaunau (place of refuge) National Historical Park. Explore the historic town of Kailua, viewing Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. On the way back to the resort, learn about early Hawaiian ranch life at historic Anna Ranch. Visit the restored ranch house and, if possible, meet the on-site blacksmith, master saddle maker and leather crafter. Your penultimate day on Hawaii is entirely yours to spend as you please. Enjoy the resort’s extensive activities with your included Fun N Sun Activity Pass but be sure to leave some time to visit the colony of green sea turtles that bask on the shores each afternoon. Later, learn how to make the perfect Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada at a mixology class! If you’re returning home tomorrow, bid farewell to your friends and experience fine dining just steps from the shore with a four-course Highlight Dinner and wine at the award-winning Brown’s Beach House Restaurant.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Meals: Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner
Day 10 - DEPART HAWAII
Your 10-day tour concludes with a transfer to Kona International Airport at Keahole.
Meals: Full Breakfast