Arizona / City Tour B — Roberts Hawaii
Half-day tour historic sights of USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, and drive through Punchbowl and Downtown Honolulu.
Duration: 5 hours
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The excursion begins with a Pearl Harbor tour, where we relive the events that unfolded on that fateful Sunday morning in 1941, when U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor came under attack by Japan – catapulting the United States into World War II.
A visit by boat to the USS Arizona Memorial then offers an appropriate setting to reflect on the extensive battle that took place, leading to the loss of life of 1,177 of the ship’s crewmen.
The journey then moves onward to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, where many of those who fought for their country are buried. Finally, you’ll visit Honolulu’s most noteworthy historical landmarks, including Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church, the Hawaii State Capitol, and Honolulu City Hall.
(* denotes stops made)
- Pearl Harbor Visitor Center* – Welcome to the Pearl Harbor tour, your gateway to American wartime history. Here you can visit monuments and museums, see exhibit galleries and displays, and learn from Pearl Harbor survivors.
- “Road to War” and “Attack” Exhibit Galleries – These galleries located at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center display personal memorabilia, dramatic photographs, artifacts of the battle, and so much more.
- USS Arizona Memorial* – The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of many of the ship’s 1,177 crewmen who lost their lives on Dec. 7, 1941. Accessible only by boat, it is a place of contemplation, inspiration, and reflection. Please note: The USS Arizona Memorial is NOW OPEN as of September 1, 2019. Learn more
- National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl – This beautifully maintained cemetery at Punchbowl is a memorial to honor the men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces and those who gave up their lives in the line of duty. This is also the final resting place of Ellison Onizuka, the first astronaut from Hawaii, who was in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
- Hawaii State Capitol Grounds – Includes the Father Damien Statue – a tribute to the Roman Catholic priest who died after 16 years of serving leprosy patients – the Eternal Flame, the Korean Vietnam War Memorial, and the Liberty Bell.
- Iolani Palace – This majestic structure was the official residence of Hawaii’s last reigning monarch and is the only royal palace in the United States. It features American Florentine architecture seen nowhere else in the world.
- King Kamehameha Statue – One of Hawaii’s prominent chiefs who united the Hawaiian Islands.
- Honolulu City Hall – Known as Honolulu Hale, the city hall is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is the site of the chambers of the Mayor of the City & County of Honolulu and the Honolulu City Council.
- Kawaiahao Church – One of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaii, this church is often described as the Westminster Abbey of the Pacific. It was constructed from slabs of coral rock hand-chiseled by Hawaiian divers almost 200 years ago.
Please be advised in the event of a Government Shutdown the National Parks currently will have limited access available to the public.
- Moderate walking – please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately
- You may wish to bring a light jacket in case it rains.
- Due to security requirements at the USS Arizona Memorial, bags and purses are not allowed. Bags cannot be stored on the tour bus.
- Cameras are permitted but not camera bags. Strollers are not allowed in the movie theater, on the Navy shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, or on the USS Arizona Memorial.
- Locations/routes and times may be modified or restricted due to national park and state park advisories.
- No bikini tops or bare backs allowed. Men must have shirts on.
- Bags not allowed in visitor center.
- Only camera or video camera allowed; not the case.
- If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the comment section at the time of booking.
- If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be specified in the comments section when booking online or by directly calling Roberts Hawaii. Due to limited availability, we require ADA vehicle reservations to be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to the date and time of service.
- We make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of disabled travelers.