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Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour
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Safety measures
icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Oahu's most popular spots all in one day on this tour, including transportation to and from your hotel. Travel comfortably around the island in an air-conditioned coach or minivan as you pass by Diamond Head and North Shore Surfing Beaches. Make stops at the Dole Plantation, Kualoa Ranch, Byodo-In Temple, and a variety of lookout points.
  • Full-day tour of Oahu's iconic landmarks
  • Pass by Diamond Head, La`ie Hawaii Mormon Temple, and North Shore Surfing Beaches
  • Enjoy views from Halona Blowhole Lookout and Nu`uanu Pali Lookout
  • Visit Byodo-In Temple, which commemorates the first Japanese immigrants to Hawaii
  • See pineapples from all over the world at the Dole Plantation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for select hotels
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Local taxes
Driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Transport by air-conditioned coach or by air-conditioned minivan
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
7:40 am The Kahala Hotel and Resort - Port Cochere (min 2 guests)
7:55 am Aston Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa - Pick on Paokalani Ave Next to Trolley sign
8:00 am Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Pick Up on Koa Avenue Entrance
8:10 am Seaside Avenue - Pick Up In front of Dress Ross for Less
8:15 am Hotel LaCroix - Pick up on Curb Side Olohana St.
8:25 am Aqua Palms - Curbside in front IHOP
8:30 am Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra - Pick-up on Mahukona St. Curb Side

Begin your day with pickup from your hotel, and hop aboard the air-conditioned coach or minivan for your Hawaiian island adventure.

Your guide will provide information about the area and its history, as well as random fun facts, as you ride. Pass top attractions including Diamond Head, North Shore Surfing Beaches, and the lush tropical gardens surrounding the La`ie Hawaii Mormon Temple.

Make stops along the way at Halona Blowhole Lookout and Nu`uanu Pali Lookout for scenic views, and head to the town of Waimānalo and the Byodo-In Temple.

Continue to Kualoa Ranch and spend some time exploring the Dole Plantation, where you can pick up a Dole soft-serve ice cream (own expense).

After your tour around the island comes to an end, enjoy a ride back your hotel, and get dropped off just in time for a late evening dinner.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Diamond Head State Monument
A 200,000-year-old defining volcanic structure formed the Honolulu Volcanic Series. It’s a worldwide symbol of the Hawaiian Islands
Pass By:  
Kahala Beach
A large concentration of some of the most expensive real estate and beachfront properties in Hawaii. Many celebrities and business moguls vacation homes in this area.
Stop At:  
Halona Blowhole
“Blow Hole” Lookout* – This volcanic lava tube propels water into the sky like a whale’s blowhole
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Waimanalo Beach
Waimanalo Townis known for its local flavor and numerous plant nurseries and agricultural lots that extend back toward the Koolau Mountains.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Nu’uanu Pali
The bewitchingly scenic lookout was also the site of the Battle of Nu`uanu, one of the bloodiest conflicts in Hawaiian history. It was here that Kamehameha I conquered the island of Oahu on his quest to unite the Hawaiian Islands.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Byodo-In Temple
This picturesque Buddhist temple tucked in the Valley of the Temples is a half-sized replica of the 900-year-old temple in Japan. It has been featured in the TV series Hawaii Five-O, Magnum P.I., Lost and the 2001 movie Pearl Harbor.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Chinaman's Hat
The basalt islet in Kaneohe Bay is shaped curiously like a hat. According to Hawaiian mythology, the island is formed from the remains of a Dragon’s tail that were chopped off and tossed to the ocean.
Stop At:  
Kualoa Ranch
Enjoy the Legends and Legacy at Kualoa Ranch Private Nature Reserve owned by eight generation descendants of Fr. Gerritt P. Judd. On 4,000 acres, it is one of the most sacred places on the island with their goal to protect and enhance the natural beauty of the lands.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Laie Hawaii Temple
The first temple built by the Latter Day Saints Church outside the continental United States, this beautiful complex features breathtaking lush tropical gardens of Hawaiian foliage and flowers, cascading water features and more.
Pass By:  
North Shore
Welcome to the surfing mecca of the world! Watch out for the massive waves that have attracted so many surfers to its shores. These beaches are also a popular area for filming.
Stop At:  
Dole Plantation
Visit Hawaii’s “Pineapple Experience,” see pineapples from all over the world and try the delicious Dole Whip ice cream.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Moderate walking involved. Advise guest to wear comfortable shoes and dress comfortably
  • Guests may want to bring light jacket in case there is rain at Kualoa Ranch
  • Dole Plantation’s maze, train and garden tour are not included in the tour
  • Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesdays
  • Dole Plantation is closed on Christmas Day
  • Kualoa Ranch closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
  • Routes and time may be modified or restricted due to circumstances beyond of the control of Roberts Hawaii
  • ADA ACCESSIBLE:
  • Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service. Roberts will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of the disabled traveler.
  • For electric wheelchairs or scooters: The combined weight of the wheelchair and guest cannot exceed 500 lbs, the maximum width of the wheelchair cannot exceed 29 inches.
  • Kualoa Ranch Legends and Legacy Tram tour is ADA accessible.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: Pali Lookout is currently not accessible to the public.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Kualoa Tram ride is not included on this tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Roberts Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour.

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star-5
Great Tour of Oahu
Michael_S
, Jul 2021
Our tour guide was amazing we learned so much history about Hawaii in the short 8 hr tour we were on. Highly recommend this tour if it’s your 1st trip to Honolulu!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Michael, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience us. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Hawaii. Mahalo, George
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star-5
Worth seeing
Cynthia
, Jul 2021
Nice driver, guide, friendly. knowledgeable. Saw lots of places, good stops. Enjoyed it. We were very glad we took this excursion. Time flew by. We were happy..
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Cynthia, I happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide/driver. Your comments will be shared with your driver/guides and manager. Mahalo, George
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star-5
Great tour
Patricia_K
, Jul 2021
Tour guide was very informative. Enjoyed it from beginning to the end! Would do this again with family.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Patricia, Thank you for your awesome review. Mahalo, George
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star-5
Great way to see more rural areas of the island
JMS
, Jul 2021
Our guide, Felix, was great. Learned a lot about Hawaiian history and saw beautiful landscapes. More time at the Dole Plantation would have been good due to crowd there.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha JMS, Thank you for sharing your experience with Felix. Also, your comment on spending more time at Dole Plantation. Our marketing department is looking at extending the time at Dole. However, we need to shorten the time at another stop. We appreciate your time and comments. Mahalo, George
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star-4
Pleasant, informative, a tad long
Jane
, Jul 2021
The scenery was exquisite. And the coach very comfortable. The crowded conditions took away from the uniqueness of the stops however we still enjoyed them.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Jane, Thank you for sharing your experience. The Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour has a lot of wonderful scenic views of what Oahu has to offer. Mahalo for your review. George
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star-5
Great experience!
Jeanette_D
, Jul 2021
It was a great tour! Very informative and fun. The driver/tour guide was very kind and pleasant. Enjoyed it very much.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Jeanette, I'm happy that you found our Oahu Grand Circle Island Tour informative and fun. We appreciate your review. George
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star-5
Best tour ever
Lakeesha_M
, Jul 2021
I am so glad that we took this tour, our tour guide Mr Felix, was awesome, funny and knowledgeable about the island. I strongly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Lakeesha, Thank you for sharing your experience with our driver/guide Felix. Your review and recommendation is greatly appreciated. Felix enjoys sharing the beauty of Hawaii with all of our visitors and we appreciated you taking the time to send in your review. Mahalo, George
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star-5
Wonderful
Tarik_M
, Jul 2021
The tour guide/driver was awesome. Hawaii is beautiful. This is one of the best tours during my stay here.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Aloha Tarik, We love to show as much of Hawaii's beauty with our tour. Your review helps us evaluate our tours and drivers. Mahalo, George
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star-5
Great Hawaiian History Lesson
Veronica_H
, Jun 2021
This was a great way to spend the day and see Oahu. Our driver, Freddy was very nice and knew the history very well. Could use alittle more time at some stops, like the Dole Plantation, Byodo-In Temple but we still enjoyed the ride, the views and the commentary.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Aloha Veronica, I'm so glad you enjoyed your day with us and Freddy. Also, thank you for your comments regarding more time at certain stops. I'll forward it to our marketing team as they use all customers comments when reviewing our tours for improvements. Mahalo again, George
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star-3
More time needed
kathetaxes
, Jun 2021
Driver was great and full of information we just didn't have enough time at any stop to really enjoy what we were seeing.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Aloha Kathetaxes, Thank you for taking the time to send us your valued review. We try to allow enough time for everyone to enjoy what Hawaii has to offer. I'll be sure to forward your comments to our marketing team. Mahalo,
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