Sightseeing in Hawaiʻi isn’t complete without a visit to the two symbolic “bookends” of the Pacific War. The 'USS Arizona' whose bombing was the catalyst that propelled the US into WWII, and the 'USS Missouri' on whose decks the Japanese formally surrendered ... More info ›
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Sightseeing in Hawaiʻi isn’t complete without a visit to the two symbolic “bookends” of the Pacific War. The 'USS Arizona' whose bombing was the catalyst that propelled the US into WWII, and the 'USS Missouri' on whose decks the Japanese formally surrendered. This tour has a guide whose knowledge of and appreciation for these historic sites makes this memorial tour an experience to remember.
Stops and drive-by sites on the Pearl Harbor Remembered tour may include the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, the 'USS Arizona' Memorial, Ford Island and the 'USS Missouri' Battleship, Historic Downtown Honolulu, and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
You are picked up at your hotel at 8:30am. As you head towards Honolulu’s infamous Pearl Harbor on this seven-hour tour, your guide provides significant island history and background on what you will see.
Exhibits and artifacts at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument set the scene, vividly depicting the events of December 1941. Next, you head by boat to the 'USS Arizona' Memorial, where visitors from around the world pause to reflect; looking down on the ruins of the sunken WWII battleship. Aboard the nearby 'USS Missouri', you learn about “Mighty Mo’s” wartime history and see a signed copy of the surrender document that ended the war. Don’t miss the 'USS Oklahoma' Memorial, a monument to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The guide takes you through downtown Honolulu and past historic buildings that were a part of Hawaii’s history as a monarchy, a territory, and ultimately as the 50th state.
A drive through Punchbowl Crater, home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, completes this tour. Here, 38,000 markers pay tribute to the men and women of the US Armed Forces who have sacrificed for their country. Throughout the day, your guide shares insightful details about the beautiful island’s place in history. Experience this memorial tour and you will find a new appreciation for Oʻahu and its extraordinary past.