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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Tours

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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Otherwise and colloquially known as Punchbowl Cemetery, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is a United States Armed Forces cemetery in Honolulu, Hawaii. Part of the National Register of Historic Places, the cemetery gathers millions of visitors every year, making it one of the most popular tourist attractions in all of Hawaii. It is dedicated to Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard members who lost their lives in their line of duty. 

The location of the cemetery wasn’t the fruit of coincidence; it is located on what Hawaiians called “Hill of Sacrifice,” which used to be an altar where they offered human sacrifices to pagan gods and where they installed a battery of two cannons used to salute prominent arrivals and signify noteworthy instances.

Since the site was established in 1949, approximately 53,000 World War I, World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans and their dependents have been interred in these grounds – including the sadly infamous USS Arizona victims during the Pearl Harbor attack. In addition to its vast burial grounds, the cemetery contains a number of small memorials, such as that of Honolulu, commemorating soldiers of 20th-century wars. The memorial is often regarded as the highlight of the cemetery’s visit, because of Lady Columbia’s statue erected at the top of the staircase in the Court of Honor; also known as Lady Liberty or Lady Justice, she is said to represent all grieving mothers. 

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The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is located at 2177 Puowaina Drive in central Honolulu and is open daily from 8am to 5:30pm between September 30 and March 1. It is open from 8am to 6:30pm between March 2 and September 29. On Memorial Day, the cemetery is open from 7am until 7pm.
Address: 2177 Puowaina Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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Pearl Harbor: Arizona Memorial, Honolulu City & Punchbowl Tour

Pearl Harbor: Arizona Memorial, Honolulu City & Punchbowl Tour

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See Honolulu’s top attractions on this tour which includes skip-the-line entrance to Pearl Harbor. Travel by air-conditioned coach as a guide narrates the history behind all of the important sites that you pass, such as the USS Arizona Memorial and the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery. Afterward, explore downtown Honolulu, making Be dropped off back at your Waikiki hotel after your tour has concluded.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$55.49
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$55.49
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USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from Waikiki

USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, and Pearl Harbor Tour from Waikiki

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Explore the sites of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu on this tour from Waikiki. You'll receive skip-the-line access for a guided tour of the USS Missouri and visit the USS Arizona Memorial and the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center to learn about the Japanese attacks in 1941. Plus, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Honolulu to see attractions such as the King Kamehameha Statue and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl Cemetery).
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.70
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$107.70
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Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial City Tour

Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial City Tour

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The Pearl Harbor National Memorial is one of O'ahu's top attractions and draws large crowds of visitors daily. Instead of waiting in the ticket line for hours, join this private tour that takes you directly there before continuing on to other Honolulu landmarks, including the Hawaii State Capitol and Iolani Palace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from Waikiki

Pearl Harbor: USS Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri Battleship Tour from Waikiki

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This Pearl Harbor tour departs from Waikiki and includes visits to both the USS Arizona Memorial and the USS Missouri battleship. Beforehand, you'll have the chance to learn about the Japanese attack at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, including its powerful documentary. The ride back to Waikiki takes you past Punchbowl (the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific) and the King Kamehameha statue.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.50
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$130.50

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

USS Arizona Memorial - Honolulu City - Aloha Pearl Harbor Tour - Oahu

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Around 8am on December 7th, 1941, Japanese Zero warplanes attacked Pearl Harbor and the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. The devastating surprise attack killed 2,403 and wounded over 1,000 others, marking the United States entrance into World War II. As Hawaii’s #1 visitor attraction, Pearl Harbor serves as a piece of living history to be appreciated by people from all over the world. Our goal is to host you for a seem-less, sentimental, and superior Pearl Harbor Experience. You will see the official video documentary only found at Pearl Harbor and experience a boat ride (taken on Navy Shuttles) out to see the Arizona Memorial and other areas in Pearl Harbor. After Pearl Harbor, you will venture to the Punchbowl National Cemetery & visit the statue of King Kamehameha the Great before returning to Waikiki. All guests will enjoy fresh Kona Coffee, Hot Donuts, Premium Transportation, and the best Tour Guides in Hawaii! Tickets are pre-arranged and come included.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00

Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

Pearl Harbor - Arizona Memorial & USS Missouri

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Visit the battleship USS Missouri and explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor with this entrance ticket. Relive the infamous morning of December 7, 1941 as you browse the exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items. Watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's crewmen.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.00
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$129.00
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Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport

Pearl Harbor - WWII Ultimate Passport

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Passport to Pearl Harbor Tours includes Visitor center, admission to all activities such as, USS Arizona Memorial, Battleship Missouri Memorial, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, and Park, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Turn back time as we explore WWII history at Pearl Harbor and relive the infamous Sunday morning of December 7, 1941. A visit to the visitor center and the accompanying “Road to War” and “Attack” exhibit galleries that display pictures and recovered items from the events which transpired at Pearl Harbor and WWII. Then, watch a short film explaining the fateful day and its significance. Followed by a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, the final resting place of the ship's 1,177 crewmen. • The most visited attraction on Oahu Island • Enjoy 8 Hour tour from Honolulu • Visit some of Hawaii’s most popular & landmarks • Small group ensures personal attention • Guaranty Skip the line
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$169.00
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$169.00
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Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

Intimate USS Arizona Memorial and Historic Honolulu Tour

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 Visit Pearl Harbor World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument. Arrive at the USS Arizona Memorial by boat and see the final resting place for 1,177 servicemen who lost their lives on December 7th 1941. The tour includes a sightseeing trip to Downtown Honolulu to view historic sights like Iolani Palace, once home to Hawaii’s royalty, and the National Cemetery of the Pacific. Don’t worry about getting from place to place, and soak up the history on this tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.67
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$65.67

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

Pearl Harbor - USS Arizona - Honolulu City Tour

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Combine visits to downtown Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, and the USS Arizona during a half-day tour departing from Waikiki or Kahala. In a climate-controlled tour vehicle, travel between the area's disbursed landmarks, spending time listening to your guide's informative commentary at each. Round-trip transportation from Waikiki and Kahala hotels provided.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$54.00
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$54.00

Beyond the Call to Duty Tour

Beyond the Call to Duty Tour

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This all-inclusive Pearl Harbor tour includes much more than a tour of the Pearl Harbor grounds and museums. You also visit other main attractions such as the USS Arizona Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum, and King Kamehameha Statue, all while learning fascinating Honolulu history from your guide. Lunch and transportation are taken care of for a hassle-free tour.
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.89
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$208.89

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

Premium All-Inclusive Pearl Harbor Private Tour

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Millions of people from all over the world visit Pearl Harbor, where World War II began for the US on the day “which will live in infamy,” December 7, 1941. This premium tour allows you to experience all the famous Pearl Harbor historic sites in a single day. We make this possible by purchasing for you a “Passport to Pearl Harbor” package in advance that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial, the USS Missouri, the USS Bowfin submarine, and the Pacific Aviation Museum (so you don’t have to wait in line to purchase tickets individually). We also will provide you with exclusive private transportation to all attractions on Ford Island (so you don’t have to wait for the next available bus to take you there).
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.90
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$239.90
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Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

Best Of Pearl Harbor: The Complete Small Group Tour Experience

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Calling all WWII history fans! Pearl Harbor Tours’ most comprehensive day tour of the Park allows you to experience and explore! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great battleship. On the first day of the war, it suffered catastrophic damage, becoming a tomb for many. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$173.34
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$173.34

Call to Duty Tour Pearl Harbor

Call to Duty Tour Pearl Harbor

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The historical significance of Pearl Harbor resonates around the world, and this small spit of land in Hawaii has the crowds to match its reputation. Skip the lines and guarantee access to Pearl Harbor’s memorials, including the USS Missouri, by booking in advance. This tour includes informative guided commentary, transportation in a comfortable minibus, and more to ensure a seamless and educational trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$151.01
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$151.01

Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

Half Day Oahu Combo Adventure: Bike, Sail and Snorkel

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On this exciting Oahu combo tour, start the day with a downhill bike ride with epic views of the coastline, before boarding a comfortable catamaran for a two-hour snorkeling adventure.  On this Oahu biking and sailing tour, all the necessary equipment is provided along with professional guides, as is round trip transportation and a deli-style lunch.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
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$138.67

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

Your Private Mix Plate (Combination) Tours

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This private tour of Oahu lets you completely customize your sightseeing experience to include hiking, swimming, shopping, and more. From Pearl Harbor to off-the-beaten-track vista points to family favorites like Dole Plantation, let your guide know what you want to see, and then arrive with the comfort and efficiency of private transportation.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.00
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$449.00
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Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour

Deluxe Stars and Stripes Tour

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Combine visits to three of Oahu's important landmarks, each honoring significant events in American history: the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, the Battleship Missouri, and the USS Arizona Memorial. Skip-the-line access, lunch and a 35-minute guided tour of the Battleship Missouri are included. This 9.5-hour tour includes transportation in between the three sites, in addition to a tour of downtown Honolulu. 
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$127.00
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$127.00

Day at Pearl Harbor: Beyond The Call to Duty

Day at Pearl Harbor: Beyond The Call to Duty

 Join us in discovering Oahu’s #1 most popular public attraction; be sure not to miss any of the historic sites, features and attractions. Explore a full day at the Pacific Historic Park that includes the USS Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, USS Battleship Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum. Then take a drive through Punchbowl and historic downtown Honolulu. This is the hassle free way of having guaranteed reserved movie and shuttle tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial.  Skip the lines to get tickets for the Bowfin Submarine, Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri Battleship.  Includes a Special Lunch at Pearl Harbor.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$208.89
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$208.89

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big Island

Best Of Pearl Harbor: Complete Experience From Maui, Kauai Or Big Island

This is a small group tour. Max 12 guests. Includes flights to and from Maui, Kauai or Big Island of Hawaii. This is the most comprehensive day tour of Pearl Harbor that allows you to experience and explore everything! It’s almost like turning back the clock to that very day. You’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial, the world-famous stark-white structure that straddles the great, sunken battleship, a tomb for over 1100. Also on this tour, you will get the opportunity to see the USS Battleship Missouri and the very spot where the Surrender Documents were signed to mark the end of WWII. Then we’re off to the Bowfin Submarine and the always amazing Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum. Planes of all ages, types, and sizes are here, as well as several bullet holes from the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. It was this single attack, on American soil, that rallied the people behind FDR and brought the US into WWII… where we would face America’s greatest challenge to date.
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  • 10 hours
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$534.83
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$534.83

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour

Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Combination Tour

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Discover Oahu’s top attractions on a 5-hour guided tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Led by a local guide, you’ll visit the USS Arizona Memorial and learn the history behind the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor. Then, head through downtown to see the King Kamehameha Statue, the State Capitol and the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on American soil. Transported by air-conditioned coach, you’ll experience the best of the island on this comprehensive adventure.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.10
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$62.10

Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus

Bike Tour of Mount Tantalus

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Towering up over the hills behind Honolulu, Mount Tantalus rewards those willing to make it to the top with some of the most fabulous views on the island. With this guided bicycle tour, you'll climb around 1500 feet to the summit of the hill, making your way through switchbacks and canopy-lined roads.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.20
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$112.20

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Your Private Pearl Harbor Tours

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of Pearl Harbor in Honolulu. With a guide leading you through a carefully curated itinerary, you'll be sure not to miss a thing on this tour that includes tickets to the USS Arizona Memorial (if booking for early morning pickup times). Other activities and entrance fees are to be purchased by guests separately.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$449.00
per group
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$449.00
per group
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Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

Oahu Shore Excursion: Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Tour

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While in port in Oahu, soak up the island’s rich history and culture on this tour of Pearl Harbor and downtown Honolulu. Begin your excursion downtown, where you’ll visit the King Kamehameha Statue, the Punchbowl National Cemetery, and the Iolani Palace, the only royal residence on American soil. Then take the navy launch to see the USS Arizona Memorial, a significant tribute to the many lives lost during the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your pier or the airport.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.75
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$77.75

Oahu Driving Tour Bundle: Get 6 Amazing Oahu Audio Tours

Oahu Driving Tour Bundle: Get 6 Amazing Oahu Audio Tours

Save money and combine the convenience of a tour with the flexibility of independent exploration. This GPS tour app takes you to O'ahu's best beaches and landscapes, as well as some off-the-beaten-path gems.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$24.99
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$24.99
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Half-Day Arizona Memorial and Bowfin Tour in Honolulu

Half-Day Arizona Memorial and Bowfin Tour in Honolulu

The Deluxe Tour includes the free USS Arizona Memorial program, the use of a smartphone that includes the USS Arizona Memorial narrated tour, and exclusive access, via your smartphone, to the National Park Service’s WWII archives and videos on the attack at Pearl Harbor at each of the narrated tour stops. This tour includes admission to the Pearl Harbor Virtual Reality Center, where you will experience “Walk the Deck of the USS Arizona Before the Attack," “Witness the Attack on Battleship Row,” and “Experience the USS Arizona Memorial" via virtual reality technology. All equipment is provided, with VR staff available to assist you. USS Bowfin (SS-287) is a fleet attack submarine that fought in the Pacific during WWII, and helped to make famous the term, “Silent Service.” Bowfin was launched on 7 December 1942, exactly one year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. She was nicknamed the Pearl Harbor Avenger, so it is fitting that her permanent home is at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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What are National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific hours of operation?
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National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific hours of operation: Varies. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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