The Monarch's Tour: Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace & Planetarium (from Waikiki)

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Discover Hawaii's rich cultural heritage and embark on a royal voyage through history as you tour the iconic Bishop Museum and Iolani Palace.

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Travel back in time and gain an in-depth understanding of Hawaii's incredible history that stretches back over 2,000 years. Walk among a one-of-a-kind royal collection with a guided tour of Iolani Palace, the only royal residence in the United States, and see where the kings and queens of days long past once lived in the state rooms and private quarters. After a delicious local-style lunch, explore the almost 4,000 exhibits at the Bishop Museum and see how Polynesian navigators first landed in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as their rich past before and after the arrival of westerners.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 124.61
USD 124.61
Child (Age 4-12)
USD 103.67
USD 103.67
Infant (Age 0-3)
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*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 124.61
USD 124.61
Child (Age 4-12)
USD 103.67
USD 103.67
Infant (Age 0-3)
free
free
GE Tax 4.712% included
  • Duration (incl. transportation): 5.5 - 7 hour(s)
  • Available: Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up:
    • Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
      Round-trip from Waikiki free x per person
    • Round-trip from Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier 2) free x per person
      Round-trip from Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier 2) free x per person
  • Inclusion: Bottled water / Lunch / Iolani Palace Admission & Guided Tour / Bishop Museum Admission & Guided Tour
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
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  • 08:00-09:00 Pick-up from Waikiki Hotels & Cruise Ship Terminal (Pier 2)
  • 09:30 Iolani Palace Guided Tour (1 hr)
    danramarch_fickr Learn about the Hawaiian history and explore Palace! Highlights include the throne room, the crown jewels, and the famous blue room. The tour includes a 15 mins video, followed by a 50 mins guided tour.
  • 11:00 Depart Iolani Palace
  • 11:30 Lunch at Bishop Museum Café
  • 12:00 Bishop Museum of Natural and Cultural History (2 hrs)
    15132846atN00_fickr Learn about the culture and history of Hawaii! The tour includes visitation on the following exhibitions:
    - The Hot Spot Rock, a live lava demonstration show.
    - The Sky Tonight, Planetarium Show,
    - Na Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past
  • 14:00 Depart Bishop Museum
  • 14:30-15:00 Drop-off at Waikiki Hotels
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • All public areas of Iolani Palace are wheelchair accessible, however, the wheelchair lift is currently not working and the State of Hawaii will be replacing it.
    • Electric wheelchairs and motorized scooters are not permitted on this activity. Manual wheelchairs are allowed.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Walking shoes
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Sweatshirt / light jacket
Additional Note(s)
    • You have a choice of exploring Bishop Museum on a self-guided tour, or experience one of the many guided tours including The Hot Spot Rock: Lava Demo For Kids! (25 mins), Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past (25 mins) and Wayfinders - Waves, Winds, and Stars: Planetarium Show (45 mins).
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • The menu is subject to change without notice.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • Drinks and snacks are available for purchase.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 20.
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What is the lunch menu?
  • Lunch Menu: (choice of one)
    • Kalua Pig Plate: Kalua-style pulled pork, one scoop of rice and one scoop of macaroni or tossed salad

    • Pineapple Shoyu Chicken Plate: Two pieces of pineapple shoyu chicken, one scoop of rice and one scoop of macaroni or tossed salad

    • Veggie Wrap: Portabella mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, red bell peppers, jicama, lettuce, cucumbers and house-made coleslaw

    • Ham and Swiss Sandwich: Ham and Swiss cheese on a croissant served with lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard

    All lunch options include a chilled bottle of water.

What tours are available at the Bishop Museum?
  • Available Bishop Museum tours include:
    • The Hot Spot Rock: Lava Demo For Kids! (25 mins)
      Learn about Hawai'i volcanoes and see rock and cinder melt in this exciting and unique lava demonstration.Hear all about volcanoes and see real lava! Check-in at the Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater
    • Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko: Treasures of the Past (25 mins)
      Learn about the culture and history of Hawaiʻi and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through. Check-in at the steps of Hawaiian Hall
    • Wayfinders - Waves, Winds, and Stars: Planetarium Show (45 mins) This brand new fulldome program puts you on the deck of the voyaging canoe Hokule'a as you explore traditional Polynesian navigation and find your own way to Tahiti from Hawai'i. Check-in at the J. Watumull Planetarium.

    Please note that tour times and lengths are subject to change.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 124.61
USD 124.61

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Pick-up Available
Duration incl. transportation 5.5 - 7 hour(s)
Availability Wed, Fri, Sat
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Our driver picked us up on time as they usually do and we headed to the Iolani Palace for the first leg of our tour. Our Driver like all of the Veltra Tour drivers gave us useful information and told...more
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