Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

11 day Luxury Tour - from £6639 £6005

With flights from £7012

Experience the magic of Hawaii as you celebrate local traditions, discover historical sites, explore lush rainforests and relax on palm-fringed beaches.

Highlights:

  • Take a private tour of Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on US soil
  • Explore Waimea Canyon, ‘the Grand Canyon of the Pacific’
  • Witness artistry coffee making, from farm-to-cup
  • Absorb the spectacular views of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Enjoy fine dining and luxury accommodation
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Oahu

On arrival in Hawaii, you will be greeted with a smile and a traditional flower lei before being transferred to your elegant Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach. You’ll be met by the doorman and whisked up to the airy eighth-floor lobby to check in. You will be swept away amid the ocean breeze to spaces that frame the surrounding natural beauty and experiences that draw inspiration from local traditions. You will then be escorted to your upscale studio. Enjoy the breathtaking views of Waikiki and the Pacific Ocean. The rest of the day is yours to relax or start exploring Waikiki on your own.

In the evening, meet with your travel companions for a welcome drink, followed by your welcome dinner which is served at the acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy’s Waikiki. Chef Roy Yamaguchi is a Japanese-American celebrity chef, restaurateur and founder of a collection of high-end restaurants. He is one of the founding members of the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement.

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Oahu

Head for historic Pearl Harbor National Monument this morning. Take the short boat ride which brings you to World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, home of the USS Arizona Memorial. Next, head for the Punchbowl, the crater that is home to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: The Ritz Carlton Residences Waikiki Beach

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Hawaii Island

Experience Oahu Your Way with a choice of a private, guided visit of Iolani Palace, the only official royal palace in the United States, or a private guided visit of the Hawaiian Hall at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum with a Hawaiian Culture Educator. Later this afternoon, fly to the Big Island of Hawaii. On arrival in Kona, stop at the historic Kailua Village, St. Benedict’s Painted Church and Pu’uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park. Next, witness the artistry of coffee making from farm to cup at a Kona Coffee Farm. See how coffee is hand-picked and learn the artful milling and roasting followed by a curated coffee sampling. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Hawaii Island

This morning and afternoon are yours to do as you please. Your Traveling Concierge will be happy to help you plan your day. Perhaps browse Laurance Rockefeller’s priceless collection of Pacific Rim, Asia and Oceania art, strewn through the resort. Stroll along the resort’s beach, the only white sand beach on the Kona Coast; and don’t miss the Manta Ray Lookout. This evening, you have the choice of a traditional Hawaiian luau at your hotel, or dinner at one of the acclaimed local restaurants.

Hotel: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 5 - Hawaii Island

An early start this morning takes you across the island through historic Parker Ranch, one of the largest ranches in the country. Then travel along Hamakua Coast for one of the most scenic coastal drives on the planet. Lunch will be served at the Kilauea Lodge and restaurant, before you start exploring Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world’s most active volcanoes, this is both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve. Drive along Crater Rim Drive and walk through the otherworldly Nahaku – Thurston Lava Tube. Afterwards, stop to view magical Rainbow Falls before an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6 - Maui

Fly to Kahului on the island of Maui. A tropical paradise known as The Valley Isle, it has been consistently voted ‘Best Island in the World’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller and Travel + Leisure. Hawaii’s second largest island offers visitors a remarkably beautiful and welcoming environment to enjoy a wide variety of beach, ocean and island adventures. Stop at Iao Needle State Park to view the historically signifcant 1,200-foot (370 metre) Iao Needle, surrounded by towering emerald peaks. Arrive in Lahaina, where there is time for you to explore at your own pace. Once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early nineteenth century, Lahaina was also a historic whaling village during the whaling boom of the mid-1800s. Today, Lahaina is on the National Register of Historic Places and its main street is ranked one of the ‘Top Ten Greatest Streets’ by the American Planning Association. The rest of your day is free to wander the island or relax at your incredible resort.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Maui

Today you’ll head for Upcountry Maui and the community of Makawao, famous for its Hawaiian cowboys, or paniolo. Visit the Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center, where you’ll have time to explore the gallery exhibits. Indulge in a Highlight Lunch at Bev Gannon’s famous Hali’imaile General Store. Experience Maui Your Way this afternoon. Select a a private guided tour through the working Maui Gold Pineapple Plantation, a guided visit to Hali’imaile Distilling Company which produces handcrafted, locally made, authentic Hawaiian brand spirits, or a unique and immersive look into the exciting world of the honeybee and their hives with an experienced beekeeper.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 8 - Maui

Today is yours to do as you please. Relax and enjoy the resort’s luxurious facilities or pursue your own interests. Your Travelling Concierge is on hand to help you plan your day. In the evening, toast to your journey over dinner with wine at Kō Restaurant.

Hotel: Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 9 - Kauai

Meet Aletha Kaohi, a direct descendent of King Kamuali`I and granddaughter to Kekuakepeiliahikaowakaikalani, a high priestess and a traditional healer. Enjoy Sunday brunch at Gaylord’s Restaurant at the Kilohana Estate, a historic sugar plantation. Learn the history of the estate from Aletha. After lunch, head for Waimea Canyon with Aletha as your guide. Drive through Kauai’s famous Tree Tunnel and learn about the culture, history and traditions of the island of Kauai. There will be several stops along Waimea Canyon Drive, including Waimea Canyon Lookout, and Waipio Falls. Your day ends as you check in at your beachfront resort, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. The rest of the day is yours to relax in your Ocean View room or explore the resort.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 10 - Kauai

The day is free for you to explore and take in the local sights. Perhaps take a helicopter flight over hidden waterfalls, pristine blue waters and Mana Waiapuna. In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine and wine, served amongst the open-air thatched huts, waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons of Tidepools Restaurant at your celebration dinner.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 11 – Depart Kauai

After breakfast overlooking the Pacific, say ‘A hui hou’ to the islands and your newfound friends as you transfer back to the airport for your journey home. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.

Meals: Breakfast

11 day Luxury Tour - from £6639 £6005

With flights from £7012

OPTIONS

  • Add extra nights in Oahu from £328
  • Add extra nights in Maui from £293
  • Stopover in Los Angeles from £113
  • Choose to fly Economy, Premium, Business or First Class

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All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown. Please call Freedom Destinations to confirm departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply. Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1 April 2021 onwards.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Enjoy first class luxury touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Your luxury tour includes:

  • Superb sightseeing, walks and activities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach travel
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Expert Travel Director
  • Dedicated Wellbeing Director
  • Airport transfers and extra night options
  • Door to door UK transfers

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2020-10-09

2020-11-27

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