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The Hawaiian Islands | Oahu

Aloha and welcome to the island of Oahu, where dreams are real and just waiting for you to experience them.
Oahu has a unique rhythm, filling the air with sweet fragrances, exotic flowers, music and language; exhilarating one moment, tranquil the next. From sparkling beaches and dazzling nightlife to lush rainforests and secluded valleys. Adventure, history, romance, discovery. Oahu awaits you. Ready to inspire and rejuvenate you.

The perfect day on Oahu. Pack a cooler with drinks and a picnic, and make sure you have your swimsuit, towels and sunscreen with you. Its time to explore this beautiful island.

Head east from Waikiki through Kapi'olani Park. Follow the road that goes around the front of Diamond Head. As well as being Hawaii's most recognizable landmark, it has a couple of scenic overlooks where you can watch the surfers along the South Shore. Travel on through Kahala and Hawaii Kai to the rugged east coast of the island.

Enjoy some fantastic snorkelling at Hanauma Bay before you continue on past the Blow Hole and Sandy Beach to Makapu'u, a perfect place to stop and enjoy sights of the real Hawaii. Mark Twain said that Hawaii is 'the most beautiful fleet of islands. The mountains plunge from the sky into the sea and on a clear day the palette of colour is breathtaking. If you are an accomplished body surfer, you will definitely enjoy the challenge of Makapu'u Bay.

Continue towards the North Shore and Hale'iwa, a little town on Oahu's North Shore that's filled with galleries, antique shops and great restaurants. The road hugs the coastline most of the way. There are parks, picnic stops, scenic overlooks and waterfalls for miles. This may be the most scenic drive on the island. Where the mountains touch the sea is always a special place.

If you're looking for golf, there's a fantastic course at Turtle Bay Resort, but you may want to save that for another day. A little further is Sunset Beach - if the surf is up here, it's awe-inspiring.

It's time to head back to Waikiki, and what better way to end your perfect day on Oahu than taking a romantic walk along Waikiki Beach to watch the moon rise over Diamond Head.

Waikiki has so many fabulous restaurants, offering a vast array of cuisine that no matter what your taste, you are sure to find something to suit your mood and palate. If you still have some energy left after such a busy day, there's certainly plenty of nightlife in this cosmopolitan resort.

The Best of Hawaii


16 Days/15 Nights

Begins in Honolulu and ends in Kona, with stopovers in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Departures 

Year round

Your Tauck Itinerary includes:

• Round trip scheduled flights
• Accommodation for 15 nights as specified
• 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 7 dinners
• Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation (days 4-14)
• Services of a Tauck Tour Director (days 3-13)

DAY 1 ARRIVE SAN FRANCISCO

Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to San Francisco. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Fairmont, located on prestigious Nob Hill. 
Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco

DAY 2 SAN FRANCISCO 

Today is yours to explore this fabulously enchanting city. There are a myriad of attractions to enjoy, but be sure to visit the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz and Union Sqaure.
Hotel: Fairmont San Francisco

DAY 3 OAHU

Depart San Francisco on your chosen flight to Hawaii. Upon arrival, transfer to The Royal Hawaiian, your base for the next three nights. This evening enjoy a sumptuous dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Dinner included

DAY 4 OAHU

This morning starts with a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Next you’ll journey into downtown Honolulu for more sightseeing. Tonight, attend a private welcome reception and dinner at historic Iolani Palace.
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 5 OAHU

Today’s tour takes you from the south of Oahu to the scenic windward side, where you’ll visit Halona Blow Hole. Back in Waikiki, a local  will give a short talk before taking an outrigger canoe ride
Hotel: The Royal Hawaiian
Breakfast included

DAY 6 KAUAI

Leaving Oahu, you’ll fly to Kauai and enjoy a marvellous lunch overlooking Hanalei Bay. After lunch, your journey includes stops at 40ft Opaekaa Falls and Spouting Horn and you’ll pass through the Tunnel of Trees. 
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 7 KAUAI 

The Grand Hyatt Kauai is a luxurious resort so you may choose to spend your morning relaxing by the pool. Alternatively, you have the option of soaring above the island on a helicopter adventure. This afternoon, enjoy an interpretive talk on the unique ecology of the Pacific Ocean Islands.
Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 8 MAUI

Your short flight today takes you to the ‘Valley Island’ of Maui. Sweeping towards the old whaling town of Lahaina, you’ll have the opportunity to see Iao Needle and see the islands sugar cane fields.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 9 MAUI

Today’s highlight is a visit to an award-winning restaurant for an interactive cooking experience, where you’ll discover the secrets of authentic island cuisine. The rest of your day is at leisure. Perhaps spend some time at the beach or head off to explore more of the island.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and lunch included

DAY 10 MAUI

This morning travel through lunar landscapes to the summit of Mount Haleakala, known as Maui’s House of the Sun. This is a sacred site revered for its spiritual energy and formidable crater. This evening indulge in a feast of Hawaiian food whilst enjoying a traditional ‘luau’.
Hotel: The Fairmont Kea Lani
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 11 BIG ISLAND

Today you fly to your final Hawaiian island, the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a geologic wonder of craters and lava tubes, before enjoying a sumptous lunch.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

DAY 12 BIG ISLAND

Today is at your own pace, so you are free to do as much or as little as you wish! You can play a round of golf, be pampered at the spa, scuba dive the crystal waters or take the optional helicopter flight for a birds’ eye view of the island. This evening you are treated to a sunset catamaran cruise along the Kohala Coast.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast included

DAY 13 BIG ISLAND

Hawaiian traditions come to life during a tour of the Kona Coffee Living History Farm. Your visit here brings the story of Hawaii's coffee pioneers to life. Then it's on to the Painted Church before visiting the charming seaside village of Kailua-Kona.This is the last evening with your tour group, so you'll enjoy a farewell cocktail reception and dinner.
Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid
Breakfast and dinner included

DAY 14 LOS ANGELES

Perhaps spend your last morning by the pool before making your way to the airport for your flight back to the mainland. On arrival, transfer independently to the Mr. C Beverly Hills, located in the wonderful Beverly Hills area of the city.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills
Breakfast included

DAY 15 LOS ANGELES

Today is yours to discover why The City of Angels is such a popular destination. From your base in Beverly Hills, Hollywood’s famous sites including Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Sunset Drive and the Kodak Centre, are all within easy reach. No visit to Los Angeles would be complete without taking a walk along Rodeo Drive or seeing the famous Hollywood sign.
Hotel: Mr. C Beverly Hills

DAY 16 JOURNEY HOME

Time for some last minute sightseeing and shopping before returning to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Prices

From £5449 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

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