Pearl Harbor and Historic Honolulu City Tour Departing Waikiki, Oahu
About Your Tour
Book your Pearl Harbor Oahu tour with us today and save on your bookings. Oahu’s past comes to life as you experience two distinct yet equally important periods in Hawaii’s history with our knowledgeable and friendly guide. We start at Pearl Harbor where you will come face to face with the dramatic and tragic events of December 7, 1941 when the Japanese forces launched a surprise attack on Oahu. The USS Arizona took a direct hit, sank within minutes, and 1,177 seamen went down with their ship. Watch these historic events unfold during the 23-minute documentary complete with original archival footage of that fateful morning. Think about these lost heroes as you cross the harbor in a Navy vessel en-route to the USS Arizona Memorial which is suspended over the sunken battleship. Step aboard the iconic white Memorial and take in the quiet and reverential environment. You are now standing over the Arizona hull, the final resting place for those brave seamen. In the Shrine Room, their names and ranks are inscribed in marble. Look into the water and note the oil drops – “The Black Tears of the Arizona” – that still rise to the surface from the battleship hull after nearly eight decades.
Back at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, the museum houses the Road to War and Attack galleries with photos, memorabilia, and artifacts along with an excellent bookstore featuring WWII memorabilia, books, and souvenirs.
After Pearl Harbor, our tour continues to Historic Downtown Honolulu where famous buildings recall Hawaii’s time as a royal kingdom. Our expert guide will point out famous architectural landmarks like Iolani Palace (built by Hawaii’s last reigning king), Kawaiahao Church, and the statue of King Kamehameha the Great who united the Hawaiian Islands under his rule in 1810.