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Best of the Hawaiian Islands 2018

10 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN HONOLULU, HAWAII. 
Upon arrival to the island of Oahu, you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way—with a warm aloha and a LEI of fresh flowers. Transfer to your hotel in Waikiki. The remainder of your day is at leisure.

Day 2 HONOLULU. EXCURSION TO PEARL HARBOR. 
Start the day with a breakfast get-together with your Tour Director to review activities scheduled throughout your stay. Next, a tour of PEARL HARBOR’s famous Battleship Row. Listen to a narration of the dramatic air attack of December 7, 1941, and visit the USS Arizona and the impressive MEMORIAL dedicated to the 1,102 men still entombed. You will also have an opportunity to visit the MUSEUM, an excellent way to learn about Pearl Harbor Day, the Japanese strategy and military craft, and the individuals involved in the attack. Then, on to Punchbowl National Cemetery with its beautiful views of Honolulu. Other sights include Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, royal ‘Iolani Palace, and the statue of Kamehameha the Great. Tonight, enjoy an included dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 3 HONOLULU. 
Today is free to relax, swim, enjoy water sports, or laze on the beach. Take the optional excursion to the Polynesian Cultural Center for authentic island arts, crafts, history, music, a dinner buffet, and a spectacular Polynesian show with more than 100 performers. This evening, enjoy an optional sunset cruise with dinner, Hawaiian cocktails, and splendid views of the glittering Waikiki coastline and Diamond Head. (B)

Day 4 HONOLULU–HILO–HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK–KONA.

Board a morning flight to the “Big Island” of Hawaii. Upon arrival in Hilo on the east coast, drive to HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK and visit the JAGGAR MUSEUM, where you will learn about this active volcano. Here, see Kilauea Crater, rising 4,090 feet above a volcanic wonderland of steaming fire pits, lava tubes, and fern forests. Next, enjoy an included lunch followed by a stop at [LF] PUNALU’U BAKE SHOP to sample the famous Hawaiian sweetbread introduced to the area by Portuguese sugar workers in the 19th century. This traditional favorite is not to be missed! Continue on to Kona, your home for the next three nights. (B,L)

Day 5 KONA. 
This morning, visit the [LF] KONA COFFEE LIVING HISTORY FARM, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, where you have the opportunity to learn about the history of Kona’s coffee industry and the remarkable pioneers who established these farms. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a festive LUAU, where you have the opportunity to learn to hula, try some traditional Hawaiian specialties like poi, and see captivating performances by Polynesian musicians and dancers. (B,D)

Day 6 KONA. 
Today is free for independent activities. Find a special place to relax poolside and enjoy the warm tropical sun and balmy breezes, enjoy an optional snorkeling cruise to Kealakekua Bay, or join the optional helicopter flightseeing excursion. (B)

Day 7 KONA–MAUI. 
A morning flight takes you to the “Valley Island” of Maui. Drive to the lush `IAO VALLEY to see the `Iao Needle, a spectacular volcanic spire. Visit LAHAINA, then continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure. (B,D)

Day 8 MAUI. 
Activities abound and your Tour Director is on hand to help you plan your day. A full free day to swim and sunbathe at the beach or hotel pool. Another choice is the “Road to Hana,” one of the world’s most impressive drives, with 54 bridges and numerous waterfalls. From mid-December to mid-April, a humpback whale-watching cruise is available. (B)

Day 9 MAUI. EXCURSION TO HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. 
The morning is dedicated to HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater, known as the “House of the Sun.” In 1980, this native ecosystem of cinder cones and dense rainforest was designated an International Biosphere Reserve. There’s plenty of time in the afternoon to relax and enjoy your hotel’s facilities and beach. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale to a memorable Hawaiian vacation! (B,D)

Day 10 MAUI. 
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to Kahului Airport to connect with your homebound flight. (B)
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All This Included
Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking natural beauty, this Hawaii tour is sure to delight. Feel the sand in your feet, smell the fresh fragrance of the island flowers, smile as the tranquil ocean waves hit your calves, savor the sumptuous cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax as Globus shows you the best of the Hawaiian Islands—Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui.

Feel moved by the USS Arizona Memorial, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic attack on Pearl Harbor. Stroll through Maui’s quaint, historic town of Lahaina, with its many art galleries and shops. Stand in awe as you admire Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Did you know this prolific volcano produces 250,000-650,000 cubic yards of lava per day? Marvel also at Haleakala National Park, site of the huge volcanic Haleakala Crater. Just imagine the wonderful photos you’ll be able to capture and show friends and family back home.

To introduce you to Hawaii’s hidden gems, your Globus Hawaii tour includes behind-the-scenes Local Favorites [LF] , such as a visit to the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, a working coffee and macadamia nut farm, and a sample of Hawaiian sweetbread at a Punalu’u Bake Shop.

Stroll the beaches, take a nap by the pool, join in the optional activities, shop for souvenirs, and just relax on this truly memorable Hawaii vacation in paradise!
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a luau with Polynesian revue on Kona and a special farewell dinner on Maui
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • HONOLULU Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial & Museum
  • KONA Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, [LF] Punalu’u Bake Shop, and [LF] Kona Coffee Living History Farm; luau and Polynesian show.
  • MAUI Visit `Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park; farewell dinner.
Accommodations
Honolulu: Sheraton Waikiki
Kona: Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay 
Maui: Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra Nights per person in Honolulu (partial oceanview):
January-December (2018): in single room $321; in twin room $166; in triple room $159
January-March (2019): in single room $345; in twin room $178; in triple room $171

Extra Nights per person in Honolulu (oceanfront):
January-December (2018): in single room $415; in twin room $213; in triple room $190
January-March (2019): in single room $446; in twin room $229; in triple room $205

Extra Nights per person in Maui (partial oceanview):
January-December (2018): in single room $357; in twin room $197; in triple room $173
January-March (2019): in single room $381; in twin room $209; in triple room $181
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $284. Required intra-vacation air segments are: Honolulu/Hilo; Kona/Kahului. Air prices were effective on August 16, 2017, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.
  • Supplement to upgrade to oceanfront room in Honolulu: $170.
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.