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The Hawaiian Islands

As the 50th state in the union, these idyllic pearls of the Pacific will never lose their allure. The Hawaiian Islands truly are a tropical island dream destination. Go island-hopping for the best of all that Hawaii has to offer – we feature the most diverse range of hotels and resorts with the flexibility to tailor-make an itinerary unique to you.

 

Say Aloha to Oahu

The gateway island of Oahu is best known for Waikiki Beach but there’s so much more. Delve in to the history of Pearl Harbour, surf the North Shore, go hiking inland, enjoy the great shopping, cosmopolitan restaurant scene and fun nightlife – all from the comfort of your luxury resort.

 

Romantic Maui

Once the playground of Hawaiian Royalty, Maui is all about romance and tranquillity with 42 miles of dreamy secluded beaches and spectacular oceanfront hotels. It’s more low-key than Oahu and its breathtaking natural beauty is on your doorstep. Go whale-watching, play a round of golf on one of 14 courses or head to the Haleakala National Park and the natural pools of Oheo Gulch.

 

The Garden Isle of Kauai

Tropical rainforest, scenic rivers, emerald green mountains and cascading waterfalls make for an altogether different experience on lush Kauai. Also known as the Island of Discovery, it’s relaxed, outdoorsy and inviting. Explore Waimea Canyon and Kilauea Lighthouse before flopping on the white sand beaches or beside your resort’s pool.

 

The Big Island

This romantic island, known as The Big Island, offers an intoxicating mix of adventure, natural wonders and amazing black sand beaches. It’s home to the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (a World Heritage Site) and you’ll even see snow-capped mountains and volcanic deserts – on the same island. Visit the gardens and nurseries in the flower-growing district of Puna – they are packed with scented tropical blooms.

 

Idyllic Lanai Island

Lanai is the smallest and most tranquil of the Hawaiian islands, perfect for a romantic escape. It even has its own ‘Sweetheart Rock’, known locally as Puu Pehe. There’s some excellent snorkelling and Shipwreck Beach, offers the perfect beachcomber’s spot.

 

Island hopping

Let us create a dream multi-centre holiday for you in Hawaii. With each island offering a unique experience, and frequent inter-island flights, it’s easy to get the most from your trip by combining two or more islands. Equally popular is the chance to add on a stay in Hawaii with the west coast of the USA – San Francisco or Los Angeles for example.

 

Our Top Tips

1. It means a very early start, but drive to the top of the Haleakala Volcano on the island of Maui and watch the sunrise – simply spellbinding.

2. Drive the Road to Hana, along the east shore of Maui. It’s one of the Pacific’s most scenic routes; stop to enjoy the waterfalls and other beauty spots en route.

3. Everyone does it, but it really is worth a visit to Pearl Harbour and the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial.

4. On the Big Island of Hawaii, take a helicopter excursion and fly over the lava flow region of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

5. Take a drive over to Hanalei Bay on the north shore of Kauai. It's where South Pacific was filmed.

6. Hawaii’s whale-watching season is from December to April so take some time out on the water.

7. The Na Pali coast on the north-west side of Kauai boasts rugged 3000 ft high cliffs covered in lush green vegetation. You can only see it by helicopter or on a boat excursion. Prepare to be amazed.

8. Oahu's north shore is home to two of the best surfing spots in the world - Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay. The waters tend to be calm during the summer months, however, the winter weather systems create waves up to 30 ft high so it's a great place to watch the daring surfers.

9. If you're staying at the Hyatt Regency Maui, make sure you take the Tour of the Stars. You'll view the stars through Hawaii's only recreational telescope, located on the roof of the hotel. Book in advance as seating is limited and you won’t want to miss it.

10. Take a snorkelling tour by catamaran from Maui to Molokini Crater. You can depart from Lahaina; however it can get pretty choppy so we recommend you leave from Maalaea Bay for a shorter and calmer crossing.

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: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
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: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
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: Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa
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.

2014 Prices

From £5149 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season.
Other prices available on request.

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