Best of Hawaii Premier

10 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

Soak up panoramic views of the deep blue waters or marvel at idyllic golden beaches on this Hawaiian adventure.

"Best holiday our family has ever had"


About this trip

Dramatic scenery is just one of the highlights on this Hawaiian trip, that takes in the best of vibrant Waikiki, exotic Kailua-Kona and the stunning Kaanapali Beach.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like... experiencing the dramatic landscapes of Oahu - from tropical forests to soaring cliff faces and inviting azure waves, on an in-depth exploration of the island's most stunning sights. And dining on fresh produce with our local friends, who share stories of a more natural way of life as you savour authentic dishes together.

Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: DHMP

9 Nights


14 Meals
  • 9 full breakfasts.

  • 2 lunches (including Be My Guest).

  • 3 dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

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Your Itinerary

1. Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – 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 shopping opportunities in Waikiki, or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception

2. Oahu Sightseeing and Free Time

Traverse the island of Oahu, passing through colourful villages, rainforests and pineapple plantations. See panoramic views of the deep blue waters from rugged cliffs like those at Pali Lookout, site of the historic Battle of Nuuanu in 1795 that united the island of Oahu under King Kamehameha I's rule. Marvel at idyllic golden beaches and look out on the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal), known for its huge waves during the winter. Back in Waikiki, your evening is free; enjoy a sunset swim in the gentle waves or perhaps explore the shopping and dining opportunities in Waikiki.

Full Breakfast

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 or perhaps partake in one of the many optional activities offered - a submarine tour, a guided sightseeing excursion of the island's East Coast or stare in awe at the bright pinks and corals of a tropical sunset on an evening dinner cruise. Tonight, join your travel companions for dinner at a local restaurant.

Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Experience a memorable evening aboard the sleek and state-of-the-art vessel, the Navatek I. It's the only dinner cruise that in addition to sailing along Waikiki Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world, goes beyond Diamond Head where few people see the hidden shores of the Kahala Coastline -- home to Hawaii's rich and famous. The Prime Rib Buffet is the favorite of guests preferring a fun, informal atmosphere. Guests dine in the Sunset Room, located on the main deck of the Navatek and are treated to a Hawaiian and contemporary revue of music, song, and dance. Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$112.00

Magic Of Polynesia Dinner + Show (with Transportation)

In the heart of Waikiki you’ll discover the Magic of Polynesia. As you enter this uniquely Polynesian world, you’ll find surprises, humor, and plenty of island spirit. Merlin Award-Winning Illusionist, John Hirokawa, will amaze you with incomparable illusions, levitations, and even some dazzling pyrotechnics sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. In addition, a troupe of entertainers will bring you a taste of Polynesia through song and dance. Transportation and Dinner included. Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

Adult Price: US$120.00

East Oahu Shoreline Excursion

Take in Oahu’s stunningly rugged East Coast up to the windswept cliffs of the Pali. Strike out for the famous outline of Diamond Head, where you explore the lower slopes of Hawaii’s most recognized landmark. Seabirds soar above the island’s windswept east coastline as you stop to view the crystal clear waters of Hanauma Bay, sheltered in the remains of an ancient volcanic crater. See ancient lava fields descending into the sea, Halona Blowhole, and its beach – site of a famous Hollywood kiss. Your tour guide will show you all the best this beautiful corner of the island has to offer and personalize the experience with stories and history along the way. Duration: Approximately 4 hours.

Adult Price: US$70.00

Polynesian Cultural Center Admission + Show Package

The spectacular 42-acre Polynesian Cultural Center brings to life the traditions, history, and hospitality of the islands of the South Pacific. Visit authentic villages and watch natives from seven Pacific cultures demonstrate the arts of dancing with fire, making clothing from plants, jewelry making, and preserving history without a written language. Approx. tour length: 10-12 hours.

Adult Price: US$100.00

Atlantis Waikiki Submarine Standard Tour

Climb aboard one of our Atlantis 48-passenger submarines. Being in a submarine and descending to 100 feet underwater is an adventure in itself. You will also get to see real marine life up close. The Atlantis Waikiki dive site is home to many Hawaiian species of fish, coral, and turtles. Known for its quality and safety, Atlantis is an eye-opening experience that takes you beyond the classroom as you learn about coral, reef life and submersibles while visiting our sunken shipwrecks, airplane and other artificial reefs. Atlantis has a spacious air-conditioned interior, large view ports and comfortable seating. Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Adult Price: US$124.00

4. Pearl Harbor and 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. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific located in Punchbowl Crater, return to downtown Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, the iconic King Kamehameha I statue, and the state capitol building. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own.

Full Breakfast

5. Oahu – Kona – Keauhou Bay (2 nights)

Set off for the Big Island of Hawaii today via a short flight. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Visit a local coffee plantation where a Local Specialist gives you a tour and acquaints you with one of the Big Island's most famous crops. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures.

Full Breakfast

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: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life; descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants; experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over Big Island; or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. Visit the hotel's Manta Ray Learning Center for an exciting presentation on these majestic sea animals with a Local Specialist. This evening, perhaps join an optional experience and visit to a historic working cattle ranch for dinner and entertainment.

Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Evening At Kahua Ranch Sunset Dinner

Please join us for an exciting and fun-filled evening under the stars in the Waimea countryside at this spectacular working ranch. Inviting pastures with views of the western coastline and rolling Kohala Mountains await you. History comes alive as we share stories of the introduction of cattle in 1793 and the emergence of the paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy). A wonderful evening under the stars you will not forget. Available on Wednesday only. Duration: Approximately 6.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$137.00

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total Duration: Approximately 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 guests)

Adult Price: US$466.00

Big Island Spectacular Astar Helicopter Tour with Transportation; Over 249 Lbs

Discover both the Big Island's beauty and its volcanic fury. Tour the most geologically active environment on earth-the famous Kilauea volcano, which has been continuously erupting since 1983. View lava flows and black sand beaches. Experience all the awesome spectacle of Madame Pele's lava and volcanic badlands, then explore the lush rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The towering sea cliffs open into the dramatically deep and meandering valleys of the Kohala Mountains. Beautiful waterfalls cascade thousands of feet into the rainforest below and remnants of ancient Hawaiian settlements are still visible. Total duration: Approximately 2 hours. (Minimum: 2 guests)

Adult Price: US$698.00

Deluxe Morning Luncheon Cruise and Snorkeling

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this award winning snorkel cruise to historic Kealakekua Bay. This cruise departs from Keauhou Bay and includes 2-1/2 hours of snorkeling at pristine Kealakekua Bay, snorkel gear, instruction, and two 15’ water slides. Guests are served a tropical continental breakfast of bagels and cream cheese, muffins, egg frittatas, croissants, fresh island fruit, 100% Kona coffee grown on our estate farm, herbal tea, and juice. Lunch includes BBQ cheeseburgers, garden burgers (for vegetarians), hot dogs, complete condiments, pasta salad, fresh pineapple, chips, cookies, soft drinks, and tropical fruit juice. A no-host bar is open during the last hour of the cruise. Duration: Approximately 4.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$148.00

7. Keauhou Bay – Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Hilo – Maui (3 nights)

Bid farewell to Kona as you make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest volcano and its most active. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beach the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Once inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube followed by a visit to an interpretive museum. Enjoy a savoury lunch at The Rim restaurant, offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening.

Full Breakfast

8. Maui Sightseeing

This morning, set off for another of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes: Haleakala, which means "house of the sun". The volcano itself is the world's largest dormant volcano and the National Park is home to the island's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) above sea level. Travel into the countryside next 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 Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. After lunch, visit the lush emerald peaks of Iao Valley State Park. Join your travelling companions this evening for a luau and Regional Meal Farewell Dinner featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

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Be My Guest Dining
Farewell Dinner

9. Maui Free Time

Enjoy a full day free in paradise. Spend some time on the long white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea or embark on a whale watching or submarine tour.

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Optional Experiences

Heavenly Hana Tour

Take the journey of a lifetime to East Maui. There are more than 600 curves on the road to Hana. You’ll weave through the surrounding forest and cross a total of 59 bridges while making your way along the eastern coast of the island. There are usually stops at Keanae Valley Lookout and Waianapanapa State Park that provide grand views of the ocean and surrounding hills. Once you finally reach the town of Hana you’ll have some time to take in all the charm of this sleepy, rural village. Duration: Approximately 11 hours.

Adult Price: US$142.00

Premium Snorkel Sail

For those that love adventure and a great BBQ, this is definitely the trip for you and your family. The day starts with delicious Kona coffee, tropical juices and a continental breakfast. You will experience two premier snorkel destinations (seasonal) as our helpful crew takes care of all your needs. After dropping the anchor to snorkel, we fire up the grill and prepare a delicious BBQ meal for you right on the boat! We then open up the bar and enjoy an invigorating trade wind sail (seasonal) back to Ka’anapali. Total duration: 5 hours.

Adult Price: US$150.00

Premium Morning Snorkel Cruise (with Transportation)

Maui’s best snorkeling trip takes you to two exceptional sites, Molokini Crater and Turtle Town. It’s a journey to another world and one that you’ll never forget. Molokini is one of only three sheltered volcanic calderas in the world, with crystal clear water and a wealth of sea life. Afterwards, we’ll take you to meet the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles at Turtle Town, a mesmerizing coral reef teeming with turtles and other aquatic life. You’ll be able to interact safely with the turtles in their own spectacular habitat. It’s an opportunity few people experience and no one ever forgets. Includes breakfast and lunch. Duration: Approximately 7.5 hours.

Adult Price: US$148.00

West Maui Snorkel Sail

Our experienced captains know where to find the best snorkel spots on West Maui, and our informative and helpful crew will get you ready for an incredible underwater adventure. All of our high quality snorkel equipment, floatation devices and lessons are included. After snorkeling, feast on a build-your-own deli style lunch, complete with an open bar. Then just sit back and relax as we sail back to Ka’anapali (seasonal). Approx. duration: 5 hours.

Adult Price: US$128.00

Whalewatch Lahaina With One Way Transportation To Lahaina (Seasonal Dec-Mar)

Informative and fun, each two-hour classic whalewatch is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience! Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Adult Price: US$51.00

Whalewatch Lahaina With One Way Transportation To Lahaina (November Only)

Informative and fun, each two-hour classic whalewatch is led by a team of Pacific Whale Foundation's certified Marine Naturalists, who explain and interpret the social behavior of humpback whales. Listen to whale songs through underwater hydrophones, watch mothers and calves interact and see males compete for females. Every trip is different; you never know what you will experience! Duration: Approximately 3 hours.

Adult Price: US$40.00

10. Depart Maui

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

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  • Be My Guest
    Learn about sustainable farming and enjoy lunch with wine featuring the finest local ingredients.

  • Local Specialists
    with a presentation on manta rays and to get you acquainted with one of the Big Island's most famous crops: coffee.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Orientations of Honolulu and Kailua-Kona

    • Visit Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial, Pali Lookout, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Jaggar Museum and Thurston Lava Tube and a local farm on Maui

    • View the Kilauea and Haleakala Volcanoes

    • See pineapple plantations and the world-famous surf along the North Shore (seasonal)

What's Included


    • 9 full breakfasts.

    • 2 lunches
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 3 dinners.

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Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • 9 nights First Class accommodation

    • A Trafalgar Bonus – All inter-island flights: Honolulu-Hilo and Hilo-Kahului including all airport transfers

    • Aloha Welcome with flower lei on arrival at Honolulu International Airport on Day 1

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    Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2017 brochure.Intra-Air: Prices include economy inter-island airfares and all related charges as applicable as of 20 May, 2015 for Honolulu-Kona and Hilo-Kahului flights and are subject to change without notice. Hawaiian Airlines charges a baggage handling fee of USD$25 per first checked suitcase on each inter-island fight that is not covered in the prices and is the responsibility of the guest. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Room Choice: Oahu (Waikiki) Marriott Waikiki Beach (DOV) Hawaii (Keauhou Bay) Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa (OV) Maui (Kaanapali) Royal Lahaina Resort (DOV) Hotel Room Categories: CV: City View POV: Partial Ocean View OV: Ocean View DOV: Deluxe Ocean View MV: Mountain View
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