Travel in style on the Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour – Luxury Edition, a fully narrated tour of the most popular sites at Pearl Harbor. Known as the “bookends of World War II in the Pacific,” you will be taken to the spot where the USS Arizona was attacked, thrusting the America into WWII. You will also tour the USS Missouri, where Japan signed the treaty that ended the war.
An air conditioned luxury mini coach will pick you up at your hotel. Enjoy a breakfast bar and chilled bottled water as your professional guide prepares you for your day at Pearl Harbor. When you arrive, bypass the long ticket lines and browse through the World War II Valor in the Pacific Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The galleries are full of historic photos, replicas, and interactive exhibits. In the Pearl Harbor Memorial Theater, you will be shown a 23 minute documentary of the Japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor which includes actual footage captured on the “date which will live in infamy.”
A Navy vessel will transport you to the pristine USS Arizona Memorial, constructed directly above the mid-section of the sunken ship. As your peer over the edge of the memorial, see the “Black Tears of the Arizona”, the oil slowly seeping up from the USS Arizona Battleship, dissipating at the water’s surface. You will have ample time to see the 3 rooms of the memorial and we encourage you to take a private moment in front of the Remembrance Wall to honor the 1177 crew members, including 23 sets of brothers, who died on December 7, 1941.
The USS Missouri, aptly nicknamed the “Mighty Mo,” won 11 battle stars for service in World War II, the Korean War and the Persian Gulf War before taking up permanent residency at Pearl Harbor in 1998. As you traverse the 5 decks, you will hear captivating stories of life aboard the last battleship ever built by the United States. Overlooking the massive guns turrets, you’ll have a spectacular view of the Arizona Memorial. While on the Surrender Deck, imagine the USS Missouri docked in Tokyo Bay as General Douglas MacArthur and the Japanese delegates signed the treaty that ended WWII.
As you re-board the mini-coach, rehydrate with bottled water service, recline your seat, and relax in air conditioning as you are chauffeured to the Punchbowl National Cemetery, a military cemetery built in the crater of an extinct volcano. A statue of the Lady Columbia watches over the 13,000 military personnel who died in WWII, including the ones that perished during the Pearl Harbor attack.
Take advantage of the 360 panoramic viewing windows in the mini-coach as your tour guide continues to call attention to Honolulu landmarks such as the Hawaii State Capitol Building, Kawaiaha’o Church, and ‘Iolani Palace.
Before heading back to Waikiki, the tour will stop at the King Kamehameha Statue. King Kamehameha I was a great warrior who united the Hawaiian Islands into one kingdom in 1810 and the towering 18 foot tall bronze statue was commissioned in his honor.
The Remember Pearl Harbor – Arizona Memorial & Battleship Missouri Tour – Luxury Edition even includes lunch. With first class round-trip transportation, live narration by a professional tour guide, and admission fees to the most popular sites at Pearl Harbor included, all the logistics have been pre-arranged on your behalf. Seating is limited on the mini coach, so early bookings are recommended.