Pearl Harbor Historical-City Tour

If it's your first time in Honolulu, don't miss this excursion. First stop: Pearl Harbor, site of the attack that sparked the U.S. entry into World War II. Then it's on to Honolulu, where your tour guide will give you the scoop on all the major landmarks.
  • Adult gate price $38.00
  • Child gate price $24.00
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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City are among Hawaii’s most popular attractions, proving that there is so much more to the islands than pristine beaches, world-class surfing, and stunning wildlife (although aren’t those reason enough for a visit?) The Pearl Harbor & Honolulu City Tour is a great opportunity to get in touch with the history of the area while also learning about the tragic conflict that devastated the island of Oahu and changed the course of history forever through its impact on the events of World War II. This comprehensive tour is one of Oahu’s most popular sightseeing experiences and should not be missed. The tour lasts between seven and eight hours, departing in the morning and returning in the early afternoon, so plan to spend the entire day with your tour guide, and perhaps opt to use the remainder of your afternoon reflecting upon the day’s sights, and lounging on the beach in Waikiki, where the tour ends.

The Pearl Harbor Tour is fully narrated, and is a great option for first-time visitors to Honolulu to get oriented to the city and get a taste of many of the attractions you can explore later in more depth. Here’s a look at the tour highlights:

  • Pearl Harbor: You’ll tour the renovated Pearl Harbor Memorial Museum and Visitor Center, which is the hub for all four Pearl Harbor historic sites; WWII “Valor in the Pacific” National Monument (also known as the USS Arizona Memorial); USS Bowfin Submarine Museum (one of a very few in-tact WWII submarines left in the United States); the USS Missouri Memorial; and the Pacific Aviation Museum
  • Punchbowl Crater: Part of an extinct volcano, and now home to the National Cemetery or the Pacific
  • State Capitol: A unique structure, surrounded by a reflecting pool that symbolizes the Pacific Ocean, and featuring two legislative chambers that are cone-shaped to symbolize volcanoes formed in the Pacific Islands
  • Washington Place: Former home of Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century, as well as home to Hawaii’s governors
  • King Kamehameha Statue: A beautiful structure depicting the legendary founder of Hawaii
  • Iolani Palace: The only royal palace on American soil
  • Kawaiahao Church: Where services are still held in the native Hawaiian language
  • Chinatown: One of the oldest Chinatowns in the United States, and your last stop before returning to Waikiki in the early afternoon

Your tour guide will point out the history and intricacies of Oahu along this well-plotted route, ensuring your tour is both informative, entertaining, and showcases the beautiful scenery of the island. Your trip to the Pearl Harbor memorials will leave you with a somber understanding of the importance of December 7th, 1941 in the developments of World War II, and the impact that day had on millions of people worldwide. This is a first-rate tour and should be a “must” on any travelers’ itinerary when visiting the beautiful state of Hawaii.

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Pleasant Surprise
By Lauren P from Redwood City CA on
Pros:
Arizona Memorial Included
Cons:
Only Stop Was Arizona Mem
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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This was truly a BUS tour as the only stop was the Arizona Memorial, but was pleased that our price included the tour of the Memorial. We had tried to get tickets for just the Memorial, but could not on our own, so was pleased this was included. But there were no other stops throughout the whole tour -- just driving.

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Pearl Harbor Historical-City Tour Details

Phone: (808) 971-4323

Address
Check in at the Magic of Polynesia Box office, 2300 Kalakaua Avenue
Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Lobby Level
Honolulu, HI 96815
Hours
Departs daily at 6:30 am and returns between approximately 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.
Reservations required.
Closings
May be closed on major U.S holidays.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
Check in at the Magic of Polynesia Box office, 2300 Kalakaua Avenue
Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Lobby Level
Honolulu, HI 96815
Public Transportation

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Reservation Required

All passengers MUST make reservations in advance by calling 808-923-4340 and mentioning your Go Select Pass. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Please check in no later than 6:50am at 307 Lewers Street, Suite 307 for entry and transportation.

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