The Best Of Hawaii

11 night tour - starting in Honolulu, Hawaii - ending in Maui, Hawaii

2016 Early Booking Offer - Book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us! making this an 12 night tour.

A Tauck World Discovery Tour.

Celebrating 90 years in the travel touring business, Tauck offer the ultimate in luxury touring. Throughout the years, ingenuity and innovation, plus a focus on customer servce and authentic experiences, have grown Tauck into one of the world's leading travel touring companies. On your tour you can expect an itinerary carefully designed to create an unforgetable experience, ensuring the finest hotels, luxury motorcoaches and highly experienced tour directors.

Tauck’s four-island Hawaii vacation package incorporates natural and historical sights, exclusive cultural experiences, and free days to pursue your own passions on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island of Hawaii. Stay in ocean-view rooms at some of Hawaii's finest oceanfront resorts; have a hands-on gourmet cooking experience at a renowned restaurant on Maui; experience one of the most poignant chapters of World War II history at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor; take a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island; hear a "talk-story" from a beach boy; take an outrigger ride along Waikiki Beach; attend a traditional luau on Maui; and attend a private evening highlighted by cocktails and dinner at Iolani Palace in Honolulu.

2016 Guaranteed departure dates:
March 08th & 30th
May 02nd & 24th
June 26th
July 07th, 18th* & 29th
August 20th
September 11th & 22nd*
October 03rd
November 05th* & 16th
* Small Group Departures – Select small group departures averaging just 24 guests.
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Day 1: Arrive Honolulu, Oahu

Tauck's Hawaii vacation package begins at The Royal Hawaiian. 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 with stunning views of the beach and ocean in the hotel's acclaimed Azure restaurant, overlooking Waikiki Beach.

Lodging: The Royal Hawaiian


Day 2: A special day at Pearl Harbor, Honolulu sightseeing and a night at the palace

Visit the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, a tribute to the military personnel who lost their lives in the December 7, 1941 attack, called the "Day of Infamy." Further Honolulu sightseeing includes a drive through Punchbowl Memorial Cemetery and historic Honolulu, where you'll have views of Washington Place, the sumptuous state capitol building and other sites. Tonight, your Tauck Hawaii vacation package begins with an exclusive evening – a private reception and dinner with entertainment at Iolani Palace. Built in 1882, this National Historic Landmark reigns as the only official state residence of royalty in the United States.

Lodging: The Royal Hawaiian

Breakfast , Dinner

Day 3: Oahu sightseeing, a chat with a "beach boy" and an outrigger canoe trip

Circle the windward side of Oahu this morning for a tour of its southeastern beaches, bays and birds, including the beach featured in the film From Here To Eternity. Back on Waikiki Beach, meet a "beach boy" who will "talk-story" for you about the water skills required for this coveted job, then take a ride in Waikiki's celebrated surf aboard a traditional outrigger canoe. This is bound to be a highlight of Tauck's Hawaii vacation package!

Lodging: The Royal Hawaiian


Day 4: Fly to lush Kauai and a beachfront resort

Fly to the Garden Isle of Kauai, whose lush landscapes featuring orchids, hibiscus and plumeria are often used as a setting for Hollywood films depicting tropical paradise. Stop at thundering Opaekaa Falls, then have lunch amidst scenic views of Hanalei Bay in Princeville before seeing a parade of natural island wonders. Pass through the Tunnel of Trees – formed by walls of eucalyptus trees towering above the roadway – and see Spouting Horn, a fascinating volcanic blowhole, en route to your beachfront resort.

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Breakfast, Lunch,

Day 5: Ecological discoveries and leisure time on Kauai

Start your day on an optional 45-55-minute helicopter flightseeing adventure* over the rainforests and mountains of the lush "Garden Isle" (available for an additional charge of $269 per person; ask at booking for details). The day is yours to enjoy as you wish – you may want to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, spot the island's abundant marine life from monk seals to green sea turtles, or simply enjoy all your resort has to offer. Your Hawaii vacation package continues with an informative interpretive lecture on the ecology of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Dine à la carte at your hotel tonight.

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: 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, then past sugar cane fields to the historic port of Lahaina, an old whaling center and former island capital. Following some time on your own to explore Lahaina as you please, it's off to the The Fairmont Kea Lanai, your beachfront resort home for the next three nights, set on the Wailea Coast. The remainder of the day is free; dine at your resort at your leisure tonight, à la carte.

Lodging: The Fairmont Kea Lani

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Gourmet cooking on Maui

Spend the early morning hours indulging at the resort before discovering the secrets of island cuisine. Maui chefs take delight in the abundance of locally raised beef, tropical fruits and vegetables grown in fertile volcanic soil, and fresh fish – often preparing them with a fusion of Asian, Californian and Hawaiian flavors. You’re invited for a look behind the kitchens attracting Maui foodies during a hands-on gourmet cooking experience with chefs during lunch at a well-known local restaurant. The remainder of the day is free to spend as you please on this island known for wildlife-rich waters and perfumed gardens... a favorite stop on any Hawaii vacation package.

Lodging: The Fairmont Kea Lani

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Visit Mount Haleakala and attend an evening luau

Tauck's Hawaii vacation package highlights include a journey to the 10,023-foot-high rim of Mount Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The crater is more than seven miles across, and hosts two endangered species, the nene (Hawaiian wild goose), and the silversword, a specially adapted plant. After enjoying extraordinary views from the mountaintop, learn about island agriculture as you descend through Maui's upcountry farmland and return to your oceanfront resort. This evening, experience a feast of authentic Hawaiian culture at a luau featuring traditional food, music, and dance, complete with tiki torches and swaying palm trees.

Lodging: The Fairmont Kea Lani

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: 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. In 1866, when Mark Twain saw the sizzling lava of Kilauea, he wrote, “Here was room for the imagination to work!” At Volcanoes National Park, you’ll drive across the Kilauea Caldera (crater), where views vary from desert to lush tropical rainforest to alpine tundra. UNESCO named the park an International Biosphere Reserve because of its outstanding scenic and scientific values. The park protects a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitat for native Hawaiian plants and animals; it is also rich in cultural and historic sites. Your day ends at your resort on the Kohala Coast in the area once known as Kalahuipua’a, the birthplace of King Kamehameha I, who unified the Hawaiian Islands in the early 19th century. The area is crisscrossed by early Hawaiian footpaths, royal fishponds and lava formations.

Lodging: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Big Island day as you please and a catamaran sail

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, available at an additional cost of $495 per person (ask at booking for details). Or you can indulge in other optional activities offered by your resort (some at additional cost). Join us for a catamaran sail along the Kohala Coast as the sun sets on another perfect day on Tauck's Hawaii vacation package.

Lodging: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii


Day 11: Hawaiian coffee and the town of Kailua-Kona

To get the day started just right, our first visit is to a Kona coffee farm. Kona coffee is prized the world over; learn the secrets of cultivating the bean, from the coffee tree to the freshly brewed coffee cup (tasting included!). Enjoy free time in the harborside town of Kailua-Kona – once home to Hawaiian royalty – and explore the Kona Coast as you wish. This evening, Tauck's fantastic four-island Hawaii vacation package concludes at a farewell cocktail reception and dinner.

Lodging: The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12: Say "Mahalo" to Hawaii or extend your stay

Tour Ends: Hawaii's Big Island. Your 12-day Hawaii vacation package ends on the Big Island. Fly home anytime; a transfer is included from The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii to Kailua-Kona International Airport. Allow a minimum of two hours for departure flight check-in at the airport.


Your Tauck Tour Highlights

Private evening with cocktails and dinner at Iolani Palace in Honolulu
Stay in ocean-view rooms at stunning beachfront island resorts all 11 nights
Meet a real-life Waikiki “beach boy” and hear the story of life on the water, then have fun in the sun and surf on a Hawaiian outrigger canoe ride
A visit to the USS Arizona Memorial, built over the remains of the fallen WWII battleship in Pearl Harbor
An informative presentation on the unique ecology of Pacific islands
Hawaiian feasts for the senses in Maui – a hands-on gourmet cooking experience and an evening of dance, song and exotic flavors at a traditional Hawaiian luau
Tour a coffee farm on the Big Island complete with Kona coffee tasting
A private catamaran sail at sunset and a historical tour of sacred sites on the Big Island of Hawaii
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure as noted
21 meals (11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners); service charges, admission fees, taxes and porterage

Your Hotels....

Nights 1 - 3 : The Royal Hawaiian - Waikiki, Oahu - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Ocean-View Rooms. A beloved Hawaiian landmark, the legendary “Pink Palace of the Pacific” has welcomed guests to Waikiki for over 75 years. Set right on famed Waikiki Beach, this elegant Grande Dame provides a gracious introduction to traditional Hawaii with its the prime beachfront location and its charming old-world ambiance. Guest rooms offer all the amenities that today’s travelers expect, including cable TV with movie channels. The hotel offers a wide range of water sports and beach activities to enhance your leisure hours, with facilities including a private beach, inviting swimming pool, well-equipped Fitness Center and the Abhasa Waikiki Spa. Dining at the Azure restaurant is a memorable experience, as is indulging in lovely ocean views at the Mai Tai Bar.

Nights 4 - 5 : Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa - Koloa, Kauai - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Ocean-View Rooms. Evoking the ambiance of the days of grand plantations on Kauai with bamboo and wicker furnishings, this 1920s-style Art Deco resort is ideally located on the sunny side of the island. Breathtaking views of mountains, gardens and the sea enhance the lovely setting everywhere you look. Here saltwater swimming pools and lagoons mimic the nearby ocean but are always bathed in tranquility; a choice of restaurants celebrate the abundance of the land and sea; championship golf and tennis courts invite you to play and the Anara Spa weaves traditional Hawaiian healing customs into their array of pampering spa services.

Nights 6 - 8 : The Fairmont Kea Lani - Maui, Hawaii - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Ocean-View Rooms. The Fairmont Kea Lani is a distinctive luxury oceanfront resort that is situated on 22 acres of tropical landscape in Wailea, Maui, offering authentic Hawaiian cultural experiences and warm and personal service with aloha. You'll find your mana (energy) and achieve kaulike (internal balance) at the newly-opened 9,000 square-foot Willow Stream Spa. The new, 9,000 square-foot facility offers a full menu of authentic spa experiences to relieve, restore or provide results in a nurturing environment. Look for the Nalu (Wave) Suite, with a state-of-the art wave table that simulates the feeling of floating, the Wailele (Waterfall) Suite for Vichy Shower treatments, experience showers inspired by varieties of Maui rain, and the pālolo (mud). Other hotel amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and classes, boutiques, three swimming pools including an adults-only pool, two activity pools connected by a 140-foot water slide, various beach activities and nearby championship golf. Both fine dining and casual dining are found in the resort’s four restaurants, which include a gourmet bakery and deli as well as the award-winning signature restaurant, Kō. 

Nights 9 - 11 : The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii - Kohala Coast, Big Island - Tauck Guests enjoy complimentary Internet access in guest rooms!

Ocean-View Rooms. Nestled beachside on the sun-drenched Kohala Coast of the Big Island, The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii extends a warm e komo mai (welcome) to today’s sophisticated travelers. Comfortable guest rooms, each with its own private lanai, feature waffle-weave, tropical-weight bathrobes, exclusive Fairmont toiletries, coffee maker, minibar / refreshment center, cable TV, hairdryer and iron / ironing board. From the beautiful beach to the 10,000-square-foot swimming pool to the world-class tennis courts to the award-winning 36-hole golf course, there is no shortage of enjoyable activities from which to choose. The unique Spa Without Walls awaits with a wide range of rejuvenating treatments and services and the Fitness Center stands ready with an array of exercise equipment. Many guests enjoy admiring the views of the sea at the Hale Kai or the Luana Lounge. The discerning readers of Travel + Leisure consider The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii to be one of the 500 best hotels in the world.

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

Departure Dates

Single Twin/Double Triple Quad
2016: Small group departures*: 18th July & 22nd September £6859 £5110 £4733 Please call us
2016: Small group departures*: 05th November £6347 £4675 £4320 Please call us
2016: 29th July, 20th August & 16th November £5798 £4046 £3672 Please call us
2016: All other departures £6229 £4491 £4110 Please call us


2016 Early Booking Offer - Taucks most popular tours fill very quickly. Don't be dissappointed, book before the 28th February 2016 and enjoy a free pre or post nights stay on us!.

Special Solo Traveller Savings – save up to £130 off the single room price on select departure dates – Please call us for more details. 
Children - may qualify for a discount 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.
Optional Helicopter Flightseeing Adventures* available at additional charge:
Kauai – Rainforests & Mountains (45 - 55 minute adventure) – £170 per person Enjoy an amazing helicopter adventure into a world of lush tropical rainforests, jagged mountains, sea cliffs, beaches and craters. Music and narration combine as you soar into Waimea Canyon and view the Na Pali Cliffs.
Big Island of Hawaii – Volcanoes & Valleys (2-hour adventure) – £320 per person Witness the fiery lava vents of Kilauea, the island’s active volcano, and soar over the hidden tropical valleys of the Kohala Mountains and the beautiful rainforests of the Hamakua Coast. The island boasts 11 out of Earth’s 13 climate zones – this excursion is an adventure you don’t want to miss!
Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in the day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required. 
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When you are ready to go ahead with the booking, a non-refundable deposit of 10% will be due at time of booking or the full balance if you are due to travel within 8 weeks.