Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

12 night tour - Starting in Honolulu, Hawaii - Kauai, Hawaii.

A Gold Escorted Tour with Insight Vacations.

Insight Vacations Gold Escorted journeys offer the ultimate in luxury touring with each itinerary carefully crafted to ensure the finest hotels, epicurean delights and absolute comfort. Enjoy VIP return private UK airport transfers, luxury hotels, Island hopper flights between each island, business class legroom and complimentary WiFi and water onboard luxury motorcoaches.

Aloha. Hawaii's all-embracing greeting of choice can also be an expression love. But for the islanders, Aloha means much more than that; it's a way of living, a compassion for others and respect for nature. This gentle spirit of Aloha, combined with sensual tropical beauty makes Hawaii one of the most magical places on earth. Recline on white-sandy beaches with the warm Pacific gently lapping at your feet. Celebrate local customs and traditions. Discover lush jungle hillsides, effervescent with cascading waterfalls and delve into a creative culinary scene, as hot as any Kilauea lava flow.

13-Day Tour: Relax and slip into island time with this leisurely paced itinerary including three nights each on the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii and two nights on Kauai.

This tour is also available without the Kauai making it a 9 night tour, for more information please click here.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
May 22nd
September 18th
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Day 1: Aloha Honolulu and Waikiki

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Aloha and welcome to Hawaii. You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort. Settle into island time and relax with a swim or stroll on the beach. At 6.00pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel: Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Welcome Reception and Dinner

Day 2: Island Sightseeing

The day begins with an exclusive guided tour of Iolani Palace that takes you inside the only official royal residence in the United States. Next, explore downtown Honolulu, seeing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. Thereafter, enjoy a scenic drive through the National Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl. Drive along the picturesque East Oahu shoreline, featuring a stop at Hanauma Bay, one of the best snorkeling locations with its wide assortment of ocean fauna. Later, as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy a relaxing evening.

Hotel: Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Full Breakfast

Day 3: Pearl Harbor and Leisure Time

After a restful night's sleep, begin the day at Pearl Harbor with Insight's advanced reserved tickets. You'll spend poignant time at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, honouring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. The afternoon is at leisure to be pampered at the spa, sip cocktails or read a book by the pool. The choice is yours and the options are endless. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki. 

Hotel: Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 4: Maui, the Magic Isle

After a delectable breakfast, enjoy island views as you soar high above the Pacific to Maui. Stop at Iao Valley State Park, a lush stream-cut valley, home to Maui's most iconic landmark – the 1200-foot (366 metres) Iao Needle. Admire its natural beauty and learn about its historical significance. Next, explore the quaint whaling town of Lahaina followed by a Highlight Lunch with a refreshingly new and unique dining experience served at a beachside restaurant, renowned for growing its own farm fresh produce and contemporary Pacific cuisine. Your luxurious home for the next three nights is the Grand Wailea Resort, Maui's premier resort destination with 40 acres of lush, tropical beachfront gardens.  

Hotel: Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Full Breakfast, Highlight Lunch

Day 5: Maui Sightseeing

In the morning, set off for Haleakalā National Park, home to one of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes and Maui's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres). Haleakalā means 'house of the sun' in Hawaiian, named after the demigod Maui who was believed to have lassoed the sun as he stood high atop the volcano. Afterwards, it's off to the Maui Ocean Center where you meet a conservation naturalist. See sharks and some of the island's other vibrant aquatic wildlife as you pass through the many exciting and interactive exhibits the Ocean Center has to offer.

Hotel: Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Full Breakfast

Day 6: Maui At Leisure

Another day awaits to succumb to the pleasures of your resort. Simply relax, soak in the warm tropical sunshine and enjoy the beach. In the evening, celebrate Hawaii's culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian Luau and Highlight Dinner. Sip tropical cocktails, sample traditional poi and roasted pig and enjoy the lilting songs and hula dances.

Hotel: Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 7: On to the Big Island

In the morning, fly to Hilo on the Big Island. Wind your way through rolling volcanic hills and lush foliage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world's largest volcano. Visit the Jaggar Museum, look down on the Kilauea Caldera and walk through the Thurston Lava Tube. Later in the afternoon, enjoy lunch at the Kilauea Lodge. Back in Hilo, visit the Farmer's Market with a Local Expert who will familiarise you with the many colours, tastes and flavours that surround you. Head a short drive west to Wailuku River State Park where you'll see one of Hawaii's most majestic natural wonders: the waterfall. The 80 foot (24 metre) drop of Rainbow Falls is named after the colourful hues formed by the surrounding mist. Then it's on to your enchanting seaside resort.

Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Full Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Historic Hawaii

In the morning, you will sample pure Kona Coffee on a guided walk through a coffee farm with a Local Expert. Then step back in time at Puuhonua o Honaunau (place of refuge) National Historical Park. Explore the historic town of Kailua with some free time. Later, learn how to make the perfect Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada at a mixology class before a typical Paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy) Barbeque with wine is prepared on the beach.   

Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

Day 9: Hawaii at Leisure

Your day in Hawaii is entirely yours to spend as you wish. Enjoy the resort's very extensive activities with your included Fun N Sun Activity Pass and maybe catch a glimpse of green sea turtles basking on the shores or perhaps choose to take flight on one of the exciting locally offered helicopter excursions. If you're returning home tomorrow, bid farewell to your friends at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.

Hotel: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 10: Depart Hawaii for Kauai, the Garden Isle

Your 10-day tour concludes with a transfer to Kona International Airport at Keahole. Alternatively, guests opting for the 13-day tour depart for the lush garden isle of Kauai. Next, drive through the eucalyptus ‘Tunnel of Trees' en route to the beaches of Poipu. Your luxurious resort is nestled in one of the prettiest bays in the islands. Sleep, dine and relax in style as you tune in with the rhythmic wash of the waves. Enjoy a convivial dinner at the hotel in the evening.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Kauai

Full Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Exploring Kauai and the Grand Canyon of the Pacific

In the morning, explore immense Waimea Canyon and marvel at its vibrant colours resplendent in the changing island light. On the way, stop in historic Hanapepe, Kauai's little biggest town. This versatile town has functioned as a fertile area where foods like banana, sugar cane and taro are grown and also as a hub for salt harvesting and trading. Your next stop is at the West Kauai Visitors Center for a unique cultural experience. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure among the sparkling waters and scented puakenikeni of your resort.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, Kauai

Full Breakfast

Day 12: Kauai Free Day

This day is free for you to explore and take in the local sights. Perhaps get a bird's-eye view of Kauai's lush greenery on an optional helicopter excursion. Later, join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine and wine served amid the open-air thatched huts, waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons of Tidepools Restaurant at a Celebration Dinner.

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa

Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner

Day 13: A Hui Hou Hawaii or extend your stay

After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the Pacific, there is a transfer to Lihue Airport. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. transfer home.

Full Breakfast

Your Insight Vacations Tour Highlights


Oahu: With a local historian, enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and the only official royal residence in the US.
Oahu: With Insight's advanced reserved tickets, you'll spend poignant time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives in 1941.
Maui: Visit Haleakalā National Park and witness the majestic vastness of one of the Hawaiian islands' most famous volcanoes.
Maui: Join a Conservation Caturalist on a private guided tour of the Maui Ocean Center, the nations largest tropical reef aquarium.
Hawaii: Visit Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest volcano.
Hawaii: Visit Hilo with a Local Expert for an up-close and personal history of the town and the Hilo Farmers Market.
Hawaii: Tour a coffee farm with a Local Expert and taste delicious Kona blend.
Hawaii: Learn how to make the perfect tropical cocktail at a mixology class.
Hawaii: Your Fun N Sun Activity Pass gives you unlimited access to all beach rental equipment at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
Kauai: Explore Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.*


Oahu: Explore downtown Honolulu.
Maui: See the shops and galleries in Lahaina.
Hawaii: Learn how to make Hawaiian cocktails at a mixology class.
*Kauai: View the beautiful Opaekaa Falls and Spouting Horn blowhole and drive under the famous ‘Tunnel of Trees.' Join a local artisan for an exclusive lesson on making an authentic Hawaiian lei.


Oahu: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki.
Maui: Enjoy a beachside Hawaiian Lunch at O'o Restaurant.
Maui: Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner.
Hawaii: Indulge in a typical Paniolo Beach BBQ at a Highlight Dinner with wine.
Kauai: Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine at your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner in the unique Hawaiian setting of Tidepools.*
Hawaii: Bid farewell to your friends at a lively Celebration Dinner.
1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 3 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Lunch (L), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) On Kauai*; 3 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 three-course Dinner (D) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) *Exclusive to 13-day itinerary


Oahu: Relax in Luxury Gold style with oceanfront rooms at the Mailani Tower in the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
Maui: Immerse yourself in idyllic Hawaiian luxury, with lush Polynesian landscapes and perfect ocean sunsets from your Oceanview room at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on Maui.
Hawaii: Lap up pure Big Island indulgence with Oceanview Rooms at The Fairmont Orchid.
Kauai: Witness the colours and lush mountains that give Kauai the name 'Garden Isle' at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa from your Oceanview Room.*


Hawaii (Day 9): Big Island Helicopter Tour. Available locally from $466 USD per person. Kauai (Day 12): Kauai Helicopter Tour. Available locally from $248 USD per person


An expert Insight Tour Director, at the pinnacle of their career, will guide you on your journey. Serving as your 'travelling concierge', this skilled guide will act as consummate organiser and be your 'friend in a foreign land'.
Enjoy the unique comfort of Insight's luxury air-conditioned 40-seat coach, with extended leg room and an on-board restroom. It's Business Class comfort, complete with complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy during your luxury coaching tour.
A personal radio headset gives you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating insights and commentaries.
At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling with prompt delivery right to your door. Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi.
With Insight Flourishes, from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
Included airport transfers on Day 1, 10 and 13. Economy inter-island airfares on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to Kahului, Kahului to Hilo and Kona to Lihue*


Your holiday begins in true style from the moment we collect you from your front door for a relaxed journey to your choice of departure airport. Your wonderfully appointed executive car is reserved exclusively for your use, ensuring an uninterrupted, hassle-free journey to your departure airport.

Each and every Insight tour begins and ends with our unique and truly unrivalled private car door to door transfer service. You will be met at your front door by your driver who will assist with your bags before whisking you to your choice of departure airport in a private executive saloon car, all in plenty of time to make your way to your check-in desk. With Insight you really will experience an exclusive service, enjoying your journey in a standard of car that you would expect to associate with Insight standards. All of our cars are up-to-date models and maintained to the highest standards. We will arrange a convenient pick-up time from your home that suits you, not us or other passengers. Each car is equipped with the latest satellite navigation intelligence to ensure your continued peace of mind and a speedy journey.

At the end of your tour, on arrival at your chosen UK airport, you will be greeted by your waiting driver in the arrivals hall and escorted to your car for the smooth and comfortable journey directly back home.

Should you wish to make your own way to the airport, all you need do is advise us at the time of making your reservation and a discount will be offered.

Terms and conditions apply.

Tour Only Cost: All prices quoted below are per adult person, per tour in British Pounds (GBP)

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
22nd May 2016 £7190* £4782* £4244* Please call
18th September 2016 £7200* £4797* £4258* Please call
* 2016 Early Payment Discount - Insight's most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be disappointed, book early and pay your balance in full as below and save up to 10% Off the prices shown above - Ask us at time of booking.
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th January 2016 and SAVE 7.5%
Pay for your 2016 tour in full by 29th April 2016 and SAVE 5%
Repeat Client Discount - Have you travelled with Insight Vactions before, within the last 5 years ! - if so you qualify for a 5% discount - Ask us at time of booking.
Children aged 5-17 may qualify for a discount off up to 10% when sharing a room with 2 adults - Please call us for details. 
Not included in your tour cost:
Flights – we can package your tour with flights at very competitive airfares using our airline partners. Please call us to discuss the best airline for your itinerary.
Pre or post accommodation - If you want to extend your stay at the start or the end of your escorted tour or add another destination to your booking please call us and we will be happy to provide a quote.
Meals, other than those listed in the itinerary.
The customary gratuities for the Tour Director and local drivers are not included and are paid locally, if you prefer these can be pre-paid to us in advance for £93.00 per person.
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We will be happy to answer any questions, check the availability of your tour, offer a quote for flights and any pre or post nights you would like to add.

When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 20% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.