Pacific Aviation Museum, Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor: Jump the line and get a front row seat on history on this fantastic combination tour taking in the Pacific Aviation Museum, Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor. Begin at legendary Pearl Harbor, where the surprise Japanese military strike in 1941 led to the United States entering World War II, before travelling to the Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific located in the crater of an extinct volcano. You'll also get an opportunity to visit the Pacific Aviation Museum, packed with information about the history of flight in this area of the world, as well as stopping off in historic downtown Honolulu.
Start by boarding the USS Arizona Memorial, the floating memorial accessible only by boat moored above the sunken battleship. Look down through the crystal clear tropical waters at the shipwreck below, a National Historic Landmark that commemorates the American entrance into World War II. View the film of the attack, and browse through the historic artefacts on display before crossing Pearl Harbor to Ford Island, home to the Pacific Aviation Museum which displays a collection of historic aircraft.
Then it's on to the Punchbowl National Cemetery, the permanent burial site for the many thousands of World War II servicemen killed in the Pacific, and a destination for millions of visitors every year. Finally, head for downtown Honolulu to discover other aspects of Hawaii's history, from ancient Polynesian ocean culture and the huge whaling industry, to the coming of the luxury ocean liners of the 1920s and 1930s, among the many beautiful old buildings of the capital.
Meeting/ pick-up point: Hotel collection from Kahala and Waikiki hotels only. Please confirm pick-up time and location in advance.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: 6.30am.