Luxurious Hawaiian Escape - Luxury Gold

Luxurious Hawaiian Escape (Summer 2018)

Duration: 9 days Visiting: Hawaii

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Hawaii’s traditional greeting, Aloha, signifies love and compassion for others and nature. Experience the magic of this tropical island and meet its gentle people, as you celebrate local traditions and discover lush jungles, majestic waterfalls and palm-fringed beaches. Along the way, visit iconic sites, such as the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, savour fusion cuisine and stay in luxurious sea-facing hotels.

  1. Day 1

    Aloha Honolulu and Waikiki.

    You will be greeted with a smile and a traditional flower lei before being transferred to your elegant oceanfront resort. Your room will offer fantastic views of Waikiki Beach and the ocean from your balcony. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests for a Welcome Dinner with wine. The Azure restaurant, adjacent to the famous Mai Tai Bar, is known for its daily fresh seafood brought together by Chef Shaymus Alwin.

  2. Day 2 - Relaxed Start

    Oahu Island Sightseeing.

    Take an exclusive, local historian-guided tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States. Next, explore downtown Honolulu viewing the Hawaii State Capitol, Washington Place, and the King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. A picturesque journey along the East Oahu shoreline provides views of Hanauma Bay and its crystal clear waters, the Halona Blowhole, and the slopes of Diamond Head. As the sun sets over the Pacific, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with drinks and entertainment from storytellers, musicians and dancers of the Aha'aina Luau.

  3. Day 3 - Relaxed Start

    Pearl Harbor and Leisure Time.

    Begin the day at historic Pearl Harbor, home to the USS Arizona, honouring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. Queue-jump with Luxury Gold's advanced reserved tickets. Later, enjoy a scenic drive into the volcanic crater known as Punchbowl, home to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine is at the award-winning Chef Roy Yamaguchi's acclaimed Hawaiian fusion restaurant, Roy's Waikiki, best known for his eclectic blend of Californian-French-Japanese traditions and fresh ingredients from the islands.

  4. Day 4

    The Big Island of Hawaii.

    In the morning fly to the Big Island to discover Kailua-Kona, once the capital of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Spend time exploring Kona, home of the world-famous Ironman World Championship Triathlon. Enjoy a seaside lunch in Kona at Huggo's, the locals’ favourite. Next, discover the history of coffee at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and learn the story of the 1900s local coffee farmers. Travel toward your hotel, along lava fields, created by the volcanoes seen in the distance. The evening is at leisure.

  5. Day 5 - Relaxed Start

    Leisure Time on Hawaii.

    The day is yours to spend as you wish. Perhaps try your hand at a round of golf, lounge on the beach, read by the pool, or take a helicopter flight above rainforests and an active volcano?

  6. Day 6

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hilo to Maui.

    Continue to discover the beauty of the volcanic landscape en route to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Walk where lava once flowed in the Thurston Lava Tube and view the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa, as well as the active volcano, Kilauea. Visit the Jaggar Museum featuring exhibits of Pelehonuamea, the Hawaiian Deity of Volcanoes, before lunch at the Kilauea Lodge. Fly from Hilo to Maui, your home for the next three days.

  7. Day 7 - Relaxed Start

    Your Choice Maui Activities

    Maui offers many activities which are included, so the choice is yours. Perhaps have a day of snorkelling off the coral reefs, take a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or travel the Road to Hana? Your Travelling Concierge is available to make all the arrangements. The evening is yours to enjoy at the resort.

  8. Day 8 - Relaxed Start

    Maui At Leisure.

    The day is at leisure for you to indulge in the pleasures of your resort. Maybe make it a spa day or soak up the warm tropical sunshine on the beach? With so many options available at the resort, your Travelling Concierge will assist in planning the perfect day for you. In the evening, join your fellow travellers at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant for a Farewell Celebration Dinner with wine, featuring Maui's Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro.

  9. Day 9

    Depart Hawaii.

    Say 'a hui hou' as your nine-day tour concludes with a private transfer to Kahului Airport.

Highlights

 

VIP EXPERIENCES

  • Oahu: With a local historian, enjoy an exclusive private tour of Iolani Palace, the only official royal residence in the United States.
  • Oahu: With Insight's advanced reserved tickets, spend time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor.
  • Hawaii: Tour a coffee farm with a grower and taste the delicious Kona blend.
  • Hawaii: Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano.

TOP RATED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum to explore the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • Oahu: Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner, as the sun sets over the Pacific, complete with entertainment from storytellers, musicians and dancers.
  • Oahu: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s acclaimed fusion restaurant, Roy’s Waikiki.
  • Maui: Enjoy a Farewell Celebration Dinner at Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Restaurant, where Maui's Chef of the Year, Michael Lofaro, creates his famed fare.
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (BB), 2 Lunches (L) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee. *ON KAUAI: 3 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 1 Dinner with Wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.

LUXURY HOTELS

  • Oahu: Relax in Luxury Gold style with you Ocean View Room at the Mailani Tower at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
  • Hawaii: Lap up pure Big Island indulgence with your Ocean View Room at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, an Autograph Collection Hotel.
  • Maui: Immerse yourself in idyllic luxury in your Ocean View Room at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Relax in comfort on Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Included complimentary, private transfers are available on start and end dates, and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

Accommodation

 

Mailani Tower at The Royal Hawaiian a Luxury Collection Resort Honolulu

Honolulu (Oahu) (Scenic) - USA

The Mailani Tower is nestled into one of the finest resorts of the world: The Royal Hawaiian hotel. The Mailani Tower gracefully bridges the sumptuous splendor of the property’s original allure with the conveniences and comforts expected by modern travelers, offering luxurious amenities and personalized services. Complimentary and exclusively available to Mailani Tower guests, is the Mailani Lounge, where an elevated breakfast experience, a variety of delightful evening refreshments and mixology demonstrations on hand may be enjoyed. Each sumptuous guest room provides an intimate lanai for a private vantage point of the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows Big Island

Big Island (Scenic) - USA

Grand Wailea a Waldorf Astoria Resort Wailea

Wailea (Scenic) - USA

Grand Wailea --- a Waldorf Astoria Resort -- is the ultimate luxury Maui resort and the perfect destination getaway to Maui. Nestled on forty acres of lush tropical gardens, with sweeping views from Wailea Beach, nothing beats the luxury beachfront accommodations, designed for pure relaxation. The spacious Ocean-view Rooms feature feather duvets and pillows and a private ocean-view lanai from which to enjoy the brilliant Maui sunsets. The resort counts no less than nine food and beverage outlets and one of the top 10 spas in the United States.

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.5 out of 5 based on
493 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 23 April, 2018

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    Trip: Hotels were fabulous. Tour director awesome

    Service: Awesome trip. Julie was great and hotels were amazing! Can’t wait to book another insight gold trip next year to Croatia!

  • 23 April, 2018

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    Trip: The visit to the coffee farm was a waste of time. The bathroom (an outhouse) was not appropriate -- especially since we stopped AFTER lunch and had no warning of the bathroom facility.

    Service: I enjoyed the trip. This is my first experience with taking flights within a tour (flying to the Big Island and then to Maui). Hotels were fabulous. Food was excellent. My spouse and I were not disappointed.

  • 26 March, 2018

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    Trip: All of the highlight excursions on each island visited was addressed.

    Service: Everything was completely spelled out.

  • 03 October, 2017

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    Trip: Very well done. Would take another vacation with the company

    Service: Did well everything. Very enjoyable trip

  • 02 October, 2017

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    Trip: We made no major purchases, just small souvenirs that we could carry in our carry-on on the plane. We did manage to find small, suitable remembrances of our trip.

    Service: We cannot say enough great things about our tour director, Julie Bass. She took care of everything. She is what made the trip so wonderful. Of course, we loved touring the 3 islands we were privileged to visit, we had such great traveling companions, and we had terrific food everywhere we went. The only complaint we can come up with is that there was TOO much food. We are not huge eaters, but the food was so good that we had to attempt to eat it all! It was a great trip with great people and wonderful memories. We would certainly travel with Luxury Gold again.

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