The Best of Hawaii 2025

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Small Group Tour
Special tropical Tauck touches await on our classic four-island tour across Hawaii – including ocean-view rooms at luxury beachfront resorts for 11 nights,private evening with an after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace on the island of Oahu, a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island, an ecology lecture on Kauai, and an ea...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level


    • Tauck's classic four-island journey across Hawaii incorporates natural and historical sights
    • exclusive cultural experiences
    • and free days to pursue your own passions on Oahu
    • the Big Island of Hawaii
    • Kauai and Maui.Stay in ocean-view rooms at some of Hawaii's finest oceanfront resorts; visit the USS Missouri Memorial in Pearl Harbor; enjoy a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island; enjoy a pre-opening hours visit to Iolani Palace; learn about Hawaii's iconic botanical world and key product
    • coffee; attend a traditional luau on Maui; explore scenic Kauai by helicopter; and attend a private evening highlighted by cocktails and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace in Honolulu.

What's this trip about?

    Special tropical Tauck touches await on our classic four-island tour across Hawaii – including ocean-view rooms at luxury beachfront resorts for 11 nights,private evening with an after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace on the island of Oahu, a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island, an ecology lecture on Kauai, and an early-opening visit to iconic Iolani Palace.


Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start City Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
End CityMaui

Travel Themes

  • Cultural


  • North America
  • United States


  • Maui


  • Culture

Trip includes

    • Private evening with an after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace on the island of Oahu,the secluded mountain-home and summer retreat of Queen Emma of Hawaii and her family Pre-opening visit tomagnificent Iolani Palace, the opulent official residence of Hawaii's former monarchy Helicopter flightseeing on Kauai Hawaiian feasts for the senses in Maui – an evening of dance, song and exotic flavors at a traditional Hawaiian luau Stay in ocean-view rooms at stunning beachfront island resorts all 11 nights A visit to the USSMissouriBattleship Memorial in Pearl Harbor


Travel Map

Day 1 Arrive Honolulu, Oahu – and a welcome to Hawaii night at a palace

Tour begins: 4:30 PM, The Royal Hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort.

A transfer is included from Honolulu International Airport to your extraordinary resort, The Royal Hawaiian – affectionately known as the "Pink Palace of the Pacific" – set on the white sand shores of Waikiki Beach. Stay in ocean-view accommodations, and enjoy dinner wit...
Day 2 Pre-opening visit to Iolani Palace & an afternoon on Waikiki

Begin the day with an exclusive pre-opening hours visit to magnificent Iolani Palace, the opulent official residence of Hawaii's former monarchy. Built in 1882, this National Historic Landmark reigns as the only official state resid...

Day 3 Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and choices in Waikiki

The day begins with a visit to Honolulu and the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial in Pearl Harbor; the surrender of the Japanese on her deck brought the Second World War to an end. Further Honolulu sightseeing includes a drive throug...

Day 4 Fly to the Big Island and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Fly to the youngest of the islands, the Big Island of Hawaii, home to Mauna Loa and Kilauea, two of the world's most active and accessible volcanoes; the gentleness of their eruptions allows visits to the edges of their active vents...

Day 5 Big Island relaxation... or adventure

Spend the day doing whatever interests you most on the Big Island of Hawaii. You can set off on an optional two-hour helicopter excursion for a thrilling view of Kilauea's fiery lava vents and the Big Island's coastal rainforests, a...

Day 6 Hawaiian coffee, gardens & more on the Kona coast

Begin your day with a visit to the Painted Church overlooking Kealakekua Bay; built in 1899, this historic Roman Catholic church features extensive hand-painted scenes throughout its interior. To get the day started just right, head...

Day 7 Fly to Kauai for a plantation lunch and a beachfront resort

Fly to the Garden Isle of Kauai, where the landscape is lush with orchids, hibiscus and plumeria. Travel to Kilohana Plantation, where you'll have lunch; translated from Hawaiian, the name Kilohana means "not to be surpassed" – and ...

Day 8 Helicopter flightseeing and time to enjoy Kauai as you please

First up this morning – an amazing experience that truly immerses you in all that Kauai is about – a 45-55-minute helicopter flightseeing adventure* over the rainforests and mountains of the lush "Garden Isle" – an amazing helicopte...

Day 9 Fly to Maui and explore the "Valley Isle"

Fly to Maui, named for an ancient god. Travel through the mist-shrouded Iao Valley to see the famed Iao Needle. A visit to the Maui Ocean Center introduces you to Hawaii's unique undersea ecosystem, millions of years old, populated ...

Day 10 Maui at your leisure

The entire day is free to explore as you please on this island known for fabulous beaches, wildlife-rich waters and perfumed gardens. Your resort, Fairmont Kea Lani Maui, is just steps from scenic Polo Beach on the Wailea coast – an...

Day 11 Mount Haleakala and a farewell private luau

Join us for a trip to the 10,023-foot-high rim of Mount Haleakala (meaning "house of the sun"), the world's largest dormant volcano (it's been two centuries since its last eruption) and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The crater is more...

Day 12 Journey Home

Tour ends: Maui.
Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from The Fairmont Kea Lani to Maui's Kahului Airport. Allow a minimum of two hours for departure flight check-in at the airport.


PORTOFCALL : Maui, Hawaii, USA

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It's easy to see the world's sights. To stand in long lines, push through the crowds, and generally have the same standard-issue vacation as everyone else. But that's not good enough for us, and it's not good enough for you. We believe that travel should be easy. It should be fun. It should be worth your time and the price you paid. It should re-energize and transform. And above all else, it should be beyond the ordinary. Because how you see the world matters.

In 1882, Herman Tauck arrived in New York City from Germany in search of the American dream. His determination and values were passed on to his son, Arthur Tauck, who would realize that dream. With ingenuity and an innovative spirit, Arthur started Tauck Motor Tours, a travel company that would give birth to a new industry. The first tour, through the back roads of New England, was created by this 27-year-old in 1925. It embodied the same successful formula used by Tauck today: do the right thing. Craft a life-enriching travel experience; provide it at a single all-inclusive price; ensure there is great value for money; and rely on recommendations of satisfied customers to build a following and grow the business.

Two elements that did change over the next 90+ years – and three generations of Taucks – were the scope of destinations served and the variety of modes of travel used. Today Tauck delivers life-enriching travel experiences to every corner of the globe, incorporating small cruise ships, premium riverboats, trains, helicopters and more. What started as a New England motor coach tour company has truly evolved into an extraordinary global travel company. The fourth generation of Taucks is now involved in the company. While remarkable in any business, this seamless continuity across generations speaks to shared vision and values.

Throughout its history, the concept of “family” at Tauck has gone far beyond those sharing the surname to include hundreds of valued employees, and hundreds of thousands of loyal guests. The story of Tauck is the story of a unique American family company celebrating a passion for travel – a story that will continue to inspire generations to come.



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