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Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour

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From jagged green mountains to sparkling ocean and pristine beaches, there are plenty of stunning sites on this full-day circle island tour of Oahu. Visit the North Shore, the Dole Plantation, Byodo-In Temple, Diamond Head, the Halona Blowhole, Hanauma Bay, Nu'uanu Pali and more as you travel with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about the history of Hawaii and its amazing natural wonders for a memorable experience of beautiful Oahu.
  • Make the most of your time in Oahu—see many major attractions in a day
  • Guided commentary introduces you to the island’s history and culture
  • Stops include Dole Plantation and Waimea Bay
  • Numerous scenic vistas provide ample photo ops
  • All-inclusive transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off
What to Expect
Begin your day with pickup from your Waikiki hotel. In a deluxe air-conditioned coach, head to your first attraction of Halona Blowhole, stopping long enough to snap a photo from two panoramic vista points along the way. Continue through the foothills of the Ko'olau Mountains to Byodo-In Temple, passing yet another vista point en route. Look around this ornate replica of a Japanese Buddhist temple, including a 9-foot-tall (3-meter-tall) statue of Buddha. Take in views of Mokoli’i Island, Kahana Bay, and the beaches of Oahu North Shore on your way to Sunset Beach and Waimea Bay, a world-famous surf spot. Then, head inland to the Dole Plantation. Take a quick stop to view tropical gardens, browse the gift shop, and sample pineapple products (own expense). This tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pickups from 8:00am - 8:50am.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
8h 30m
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entry/Admission - Byodo-In Temple
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Nu'uanu Pali Overlook-closed for repairs
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The first half of the tour was excellent, great scenery and experiences but the visits to Kualoa Ranch and Dole Plantation were disappointing - much too commercial. The tour was well worth the outlay but could be improved. Our tour guide was exceptional combining her family
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This is a great way to spend a day seeing Oahu from the comfort of a coach. Whilst it's a full day tour, we were able to stop at the many points of interest to grab photos and stretch the legs. The buffet lunch at Kualoa Ranch was fun; not necessarily a culinary masterpiece
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This is a nice trip for first timers in Oahu. Leo C. our driver was very entertaining and made the tour bearable. Bearable because this was a whole day affair. The stops were very limited in time. I understood why we needed to be quick for each stop because of time
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This tour is a great way to see some of the main sights of the Island in a day. Our tour guide was terrific. Very passionate about her home and provided lots of information. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommended
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My first time visiting the Island of Oahu and it way Great. Looking forward to returning soon. The Circle Island Day Tour was very enjoyable and educational tour guide "Art" was very knowledgeable. So many highlights on this tour i will not try to name them but all and all
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Maui to Oahu: Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial, USS Missouri Tour
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Lisbon, Portugal
Nice tour to Pearl Harbor
Good tour of half day to Pearl Harbor (Arizona Memorial) and museums of Visitor centre. Also Punchbowl cemetery
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Road to Hana
My wife and I took the Polynesian Adventures tour of the road to Hana on 1/15/20. We had a wonderful time. The
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Warwick, Rhode Island
Fun day
This tour was a good time for both my 8 year old and 15 year old Grandkids. The variety of activities kept both
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Jeanie V
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Good Trip and Value
We enjoyed this excursion and was happy that we didn't try to do this on our own. It was nice to have someone take
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Started better than it finished
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Woongarrah, Australia
A great way to spend a day!
This is a great way to spend a day seeing Oahu from the comfort of a coach. Whilst it's a full day tour, we were
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The attraction is 5 star; there has to be a more efficient way to do the tour experience
The problem with the large shuttle bus tour is the multiple stops. That means you might be getting loaded onto a
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Richard S
going to a spot where they pick you up is one thing, unless you rent a car, if you are going by yourself it okay,
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Awesome trip and very informative
Our trip today to the USS Missouri and USS Arizona was amazing. Our guide was very informative and assisted us in
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We were added to a different tour than the one which we paid for months earlier with no notice. We flew to the
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Torrance, California
Oahu trip
This is a nice trip for first timers in Oahu. Leo C. our driver was very entertaining and made the tour bearable.
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