EXCURSIONS - Best of the Hawaiian Islands 2017

Best of the Hawaiian Islands (EW)

10 Day Tour from Honolulu to Maui

2017 Tour Details

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!
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

HONOLULU
Traditional lei greeting; guided sightseeing; visit Pearl Harbor and USS Arizona Memorial & Museum
KONA
Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Punalu’u Bake Shop, and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Kona Coffee Living History Farm; luau and Polynesian show.
MAUI
Visit `Iao Valley, Lahaina, and Haleakala National Park; farewell dinner.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 three-course dinners including a luau with Polynesian revue on Kona and a special farewell dinner on Maui

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

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.

Breakfast Breakfast
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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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 Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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Day 5 Kona

This morning, visit the Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite 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.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7 Kona–Maui

A morning flight takes you to the “Valley Island” of Maui. Visit LAHAINA, then continue on to Ka`anapali, your home for the next three nights. The balance of the day is at leisure.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

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!

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 10 Maui

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. Transfer to Kahului Airport to connect with your homebound flight.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

PATRICIA VAN EVERY

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I've always been a traveler, and have traveled around the world looking for adventure. I came to the Hawaiian Islands in the early `90s and knew immediately that this was home. Most people think Hawaii is all about beaches and surfing, but that's only one side. The islands have a rich history that started even before Pearl Harbor. People are transformed when they embrace Hawaii- I love to see that.

Tour Director - PATRICIA VAN EVERY

 Accommodations

Honolulu
Kona
Ka'anapali, Maui

Honolulu

Sheraton Waikiki

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Waikiki 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI United States

2255 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI United States

The Sheraton Waikiki is the gateway to a fun-filled vacation or romantic getaway. Located on Waikiki Beach, the Sheraton offers modern comfort with famous Hawaiian hospitality. Guests can enjoy the breathtaking views of the ocean from the beach, or adventure into the blue on a surfboard. The restaurants on site cater to quick bites between swimming or sleek and stylish dining fit for a special occasion. All guests are welcome to enjoy nightly poolside entertainment, the fitness center, specialty shopping, and much more located on the grounds. The rooms at the Sheraton are comfortably decorated and have modern amenities to make guests feel at home. Enjoy a slice of paradise while staying at the Sheraton Waikiki hotel.

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Spa Services
  • Shoe Shine
  • Concierge desk
  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Pay Movies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Voicemail
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Desk

Kona

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay 78-128 Ehukai St, Kailua, Kona, HI United States

78-128 Ehukai St
Kailua, Kona, HI United States

Located in tropical Kona, the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa is a full-service resort convenient to shopping, activities, nightlife, and entertainment. Guestrooms include coffee makers, irons/ironing boards, hairdryers, cable TV, and Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Shoe Shine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning

Room Amenities

  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Desk
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Ka'anapali, Maui

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Superior First-Class

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa 2605 Kaanapali Parkway, Lahaina, Maui, HI United States

2605 Kaanapali Parkway
Lahaina, Maui, HI United States

The Sheraton Maui Resort reflects a truly Hawaiian ambiance. Its 510 rooms are nestled at historic Black Rock, the island's premier snorkeling location. The Sheraton Maui Resort features a 142-yard freshwater swimming lagoon, three night-lit tennis courts, a salon, day spa, and beachfront catamaran sails. Rooms feature private balcony, air-conditioning, wide-screen plasma TV with movie channels, coffee maker, in-room safe, refrigerator, Internet access, iron/ ironing board, and hairdryer.

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Shoe Shine
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Climate Control
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Voicemail

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Honolulu
Kona
Ka'anapali, Maui

Honolulu

Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise and Show

Oahu Sunset Dinner Cruise and Show

Enjoy an evening cruise and dinner show as you discover the unparalleled vistas of Waikiki and beyond Diamond Head to view the beautiful Kahala Gold Coast.

Price Range: $$$

Oahu Island Sightseeing

Oahu Island Sightseeing

This sightseeing tour offers visitors to Oahu the perfect opportunity to discover the islands highlights in a short amount of time.

Price Range: $$$

Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural Center

Explore the rich heritage of the Pacific Islands at the Polynesian Cultural Center, a location that for over 50 years has helped to preserve and portray the cultures, art and crafts of the people of Polynesia. Depending on level of interest, visitors can explore the various authentic villages, take part in activities or games and enjoy a variety of dinners and shows.

Price Range: $$$$

Kona

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

Mauna Kea Summit & Stars

Journey from sea level to the nearly 14,000 foot / 4267 meter summit of Maunakea reveals the wonders and world-class clarity of the Hawaiian night sky.

Price Range: $$$$

Big Island Helicopter Flights

Big Island Helicopter Flights

Choose from two stunning helicopter tours over the Big Island and a choice of two different types of helicopter aircraft.

Price Range: $$$$

Snorkeling

Snorkeling

If you think a land or aerial tour of Hawaii provides spectacular scenery, try taking in the views just below the ocean's surface.

Price Range: $$$

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Kohala Waterfalls Adventure

Immerse yourself in stunning private waterfalls, tranquil streams, scenic coastlines and rugged valleys on this North Kohala adventure.

Price Range: $$$$

Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure

Kohala Zip & Dip Adventure

Double the adventure with the new Kohala Zip & Dip

Price Range: $$$$

Kaanapali,Maui

Sunset Sail

Sunset Sail

Experience the thrill of trade wind sailing between Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Price Range: $$

Maui Snorkeling

Maui Snorkeling

Choose from two of the best snorkeling tours in Maui.

Price Range: $$$

Road to Hana Tour with Picnic Lunch

Road to Hana Tour with Picnic Lunch

Discover Hana, the jewel of the Valley Isle, on this breathtaking adventure.

Price Range: $$$$

Ka'anapali Zip Line

Ka'anapali Zip Line

Soar high above Lahaina with awe-inspiring ocean and off-shore island views.

Price Range: $$$$

 Know Before You Go

These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.



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