Luxurious Hawaiian Escape

Luxurious Hawaiian Escape with Kauai (Summer 2019)

Duration: 12 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 Maui.

    Take a private transfer to Kahului Airport and depart for the lush garden isle of Kauai where upon arrival, you will be transferred through the eucalyptus ‘Tree Tunnel' en route to the beaches of Poipu. The evening is free to settle in and enjoy the resort's amenities.

  10. Day 10 - Relaxed Start

    Waimea Canyon and Local Island Life

    In the morning, travel to the immense Waimea Canyon and marvel at its vibrant colours, resplendent in the changing island light. You will be accompanied by Aletha Kaohi, a local to Kauai and speaker of the Kauai Presence. Aletha will share what it is to be part of the Kauai community. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure among the sparkling waters and scented puakenikeni of your resort.

  11. Day 11 - Relaxed Start

    Kauai at Leisure.

    The day is free for you to explore and take in the local sights. Perhaps take a helicopter flight over hidden waterfalls, pristine blue waters and Mana Waiapuna.
    In the evening, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine and wine, served amongst the open-air thatched huts, waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons of Tidepools Restaurant at your Farewell Celebration Dinner.

  12. Day 12

    A Hui Hou Hawaii.

    After breakfast overlooking the Pacific, you will be transferred to Lihue 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.
  • Kauai: Aletha Kaohi a local to Kauai, will share with you some of the secrets of the Kauai community and accompanies you on an exploration of Waimea Canyon.

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.
  • Kauai: Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine at your end-of-tour Farewell Celebration Dinner in the unique setting of Tidepools.*
  • Dining Summary: 8 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 6 Dinners with wine (DW). *ON KAUAI: 3 Breakfasts (B) and 1 Dinner 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.
  • Kauai: Witness the colours and lush mountains that give Kauai the name 'Garden Isle' at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa from your Ocean View Room.*

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.

  • 06 October, 2018

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    Trip: Everything was top of the line and the Hotel/Resorts were beautiful with impeccable service!

    Service: Our Traveling Concierge, Julie Bass, was exceptional and was a true expert and highly organized. She made the trip fun! Scenery and accommodations were out of this world.

  • 06 October, 2018

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    Trip: Most of the trip was great but some details could have been handled better.

    Service: Better pre-planning of available excursions. Improve pre trip communication.

  • 04 October, 2018

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    Trip: Lots of fun plenty of delicious fo

    Service: Our guide was very thorough and ver informative

  • 11 May, 2018

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    Trip: In general, we enjoyed the balance of excursions and free time except in Maui because there was so much more to have been seen. The Road to Hana was a choice which took a full day (and was discouraged ) but we could have used the bus to have seen more of the island locally. There was too much free time on Kauai as well. I’m sure we were given the time so that we could experience the resort however for the age group that Luxury Gold attracts, a little pool time goes a long way.

    Service: Luxury Gold holidays always go beyond the expectation. The hotels are amazing and the restaurant experiences are such a treat. In a short period of time we experienced far more than we ever could have if we had been travelling by our selves. We had the lovely choice of doing things as a couple or being with others of the group. Lovely balance.

  • 10 May, 2018

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    Trip: My husband and I thought that the night flight to Maui was too late in the day. We would have preferred to get there earlier. Also would have really preferred to have a 3 night stay in Maui and only 2 nights in Kauai. This could be accomplished by rearranging the order of the islands. Also have more entrée choices for included dinners. The Canoe Restaurant was excellent as was Roy's. Group dinner at Humu's and Tidepools was very bland and not even3 stars.

    Service: Tour guide (Julie Bass) was very clear and personable.

  • 01 May, 2018

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    Trip: The excursions were fantastic. Enough to see the sights but still have some downtime.

    Service: The tour director was amazing. The daily outings and optional experiences were fantastic. The resorts on Oahu and Maui were spectacular. Insight took care of everything. It was an amazing vacation.

  • 29 April, 2018

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    Trip: Well organized and well done. Accommodations were fantastic. Learned a lot about Hawaiian history and culture on the four islands we visited. I would recommend this for anyone visiting the islands for the first time.

    Service: Julie was on top of everything throughout the tour ensuring we were enjoying the tour and addressing any issues or concerns that surfaced. Her knowledge of history and culture of Hawaii was helpful and evident throughout the tour. The hotels we stayed at were excellent. Each resort we stayed at was better than the previous one.

  • 08 March, 2018

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    Trip: The itinerary looked good in the brochure, but we felt we would prefer to have seen more of each of the islands, and have less "free time" which was basically spent at each resort, as it was expensive and awkward to arrange any transportation away from the resorts (except in Waikiki).

    Service: Resorts we stayed at were definitely luxurious. Coordination of travel arrangements was good (flights between 4 islands), but arrangements for some of the group meals weren't as good as expected.

  • 14 December, 2017

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    Trip: All hotels, tours, experiences and service was exceptional with great attention to detail.

    Service: Excellent and yes I would travel with insight again and also recommend such trips to others.

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