Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

Luxurious Hawaiian Escape (Summer 2019)

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 rain forests, majestic waterfalls and palm-fringed beaches.

  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. 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. Discover the history of coffee at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm, and learn the story of the 1900s local coffee farmers. The evening is at leisure so ask your Travelling Concierge for some tips or enjoy the spa facilities at your hotel. These include a Vichy shower, natural lava saunas, a meditation pavilion and a fragrance garden.

  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.

    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

    Your Choice Maui Activities.

    Explore Maui Your Way, 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.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Oahu: Spend time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, which commemorates the sailors and Marines who perished during the December 1941 surprise attack.
  • Hawaii: Visit the Jaggar Museum to explore the exhibits of Pelehonuamea, Goddess of Volcanoes.

EXCEPTIONAL DINING

  • 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 (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 6 Dinners with wine (DW).

LUXURY HOTELS

  • Oahu: Relax in Luxury Gold style within your oceanview Room at the Mailani Tower at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
  • Hawaii: Lap up pure Big Island indulgence with your Beachfront Wing Room at Mauna Kea Beach 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.
  • Enjoy the comfort of 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.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • 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 Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Included airport transfers on Day 1, 9 and 12. Economy inter-island airfares on Hawaiian Airlines from Honolulu to Kona, Kona to Kahului, Kahului to Lihue.

Accommodation

 

Mailani Tower, The Royal hawaiian, A Luxury Collection Resort

Waikiki, Oahu (Resort) - USA

Relax in Luxury Gold style within your oceanview Room at the Mailani Tower at the Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast (Beachfront Wing Rooms).

Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Kohala Coast (Beachfront Wing Rooms).

Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Wailea, Maui (Resort) - USA

Immerse yourself in idyllic luxury in your Ocean View Room at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Guest Reviews & Experiences

Our guests rate us 4.4 out of 5 based on
1026 independent user reviews received during the past year.

  • 01 October, 2018

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    Trip: Other Hawaiian destinations were available which might have been more appealing to us than some that were visited.

    Service: Tour concierge, Julie Bass, was wonderful. Every minute detail was taken care of.

  • 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.

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