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Best of Hawaii First Class 2014

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White sandy beaches of Oahu in Hawaii, USA
A Hula Girl at sunset in Hawaii, USA
Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, USA
Waikiki Beach at night in Honolulu, USA
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Hawaiian Time
  • Description: Wake to the sound of the sea on this guided trip as you melt into the Hawaiian lifestyle by soaking up panoramic views of the deep blue waters, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and journey through pineapple plantations in Oahu. Experience the fascinating war history at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu and explore Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the home to the world's largest volcano. Visit Kona and savour paradise in Maui to end the tour.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE OAHU, HONOLULU – WAIKIKI (4 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Hawaii! In the traditional Aloha spirit, you'll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific; explore the International Market Place; or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa (POV)

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    OAHU SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Traverse the island today on a grand tour of Oahu. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs, marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the famous break at the North Shore (seasonal). On your journey through this tropical splendour, pass verdant pineapple plantations, swaying palm trees and lushly forested hills.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    HONOLULU FREE TIME

    Enjoy a full day today to explore on your own. Spend some time lazing in the sun on Waikiki Beach; spot sea turtles, colourful coral and dazzling tropical fish while snorkelling at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU SIGHTSEEING

    Begin your day with a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, a moving tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the 1941 attack that launched the U.S. into World War II. Return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue and the current state capitol building. The rest of the afternoon is yours. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

  • Day 5

    OAHU – HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK – KONA (2 NIGHTS)

    Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Travel from Hilo to the exquisite western coast, passing through forest preserves before arriving at Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to both Mauna Loa, the world's largest volcano, and Kilauea, its most active. Hawaii's landscape changes constantly as Kilauea, erupting almost continuously since 1983, spews lava flowing down to the sea. Enjoy spectacular views of the caldera and crater and learn about the geology of the islands at the Jaggar Museum. Then take a short walk to get inside an ancient cave-like lava tube. After an included lunch, reach the golden Kona coast and your stunning oceanfront resort.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: Royal Kona Resort (OV)

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  • Day 6

    KONA FREE TIME

    Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: tour a native Hawaiian temple; don a snorkel and mask to see Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life; look for green sea turtles at Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park; descend into the depths on a submarine; or just relax and enjoy your oceanfront resort. This evening, as the sky grows red in the west, why not take an optional cruise to relish one of Kona's magnificent sunsets?


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    KONA – MAUI (3 NIGHTS)

    Fly to Maui, the Magic Isle, home to endless white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and luxuriant tropical foliage. Enjoy a Unique Insight during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui and learn how the family-run operation turned their backyard organic and urban alfalfa farm into the largest compost-grown operation in the state. Travel along country roads to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a special Be My Guest lunch featuring the finest local ingredients. Check into your beachfront resort and relax for the evening. Formerly a royal retreat, spectacular Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Royal Lahaina Resort (OV)

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  • Day 8 to Day 9

    MAUI FREE TIME

    Savour two full days in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's wonderlands. The possibilities are endless. Spend some time walking along the long white-sand beaches or relaxing by the pool. Take an afternoon to explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafes. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Rise early and ascend to the summit of Mount Haleakala to see the sunrise. Or make the scenic journey to the remote town of Hana on Maui's rugged eastern coast. Maybe get a bird's-eye view of Maui on a helicopter flightseeing excursion. During your stay, meet with a Local Expert and learn about the exotic flora and fauna of the islands. On one evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific. Relish the scene as the rising moon transforms the seas into liquid silver, and marvel as the stars begin to brighten the great night sky.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner / Full Breakfast)

  • Day 10

    DEPART MAUI

    A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your complimentary transfer to the airport hotel or extend your stay in Maui.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Learn about sustainable farming and join your local host for lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert Meet a local naturalist on Maui for a discussion on the Hawaiian archipelago.
  • Unique Insight Discover the story of how a local family pioneered a sustainable farming movement during a visit to Kahanu Aina Organic Sprouts in Maui.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • OahuDiscover the island's many natural wonders; explore Honolulu's main highlights including Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and downtown.
  • Hawaii Volcanoes National ParkLearn how the Hawaiian Islands were created; stop at the active Kilauea Volcano; visit the Thomas A. Jaggar Museum and walk through an actual lava tube.
  • KonaSee the colourful marine life and enjoy the natural beauty.
  • MauiVisit a local farm and learn about sustainable farming; experience Hawaiian culture and tradition at an authentic Hawaiian luau.

Dining

  • 9 full breakfasts
  • 2 lunches:
    • Lunch on Hawaii
    • Be My Guest lunch with wine in Maui
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Honolulu
    • 1 three-course dinner
    • Highlight Dinner with wine in Waikiki
    • Farewell Dinner with open bar on Maui

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation
  • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Kona-Kahului including all airport transfers
  • Aloha Welcome with flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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