Gold Escorted Journey with Platinum Travel and Insight Vacations
9/11 Nts From €3550 (Per Person)
Escorted Tours||Worldwide & Honeymoons
April 2015 to April 2016
Prices from €3550
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Oahu: With Insight's advanced reserved tickets, you'll spend poignant time at the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives in 1941.
Oahu: Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and the only official royal residence in the US.
Maui: A feast for the senses! Follow the back roads to explore the island's unique boutique farms and sample divine lavender tea with lavender-baked scones and also try award winning goats cheese.
Maui: Hone your hula skills, learn how to play the ukulele - soak up the Hawaiian culture with a private lesson!
Hawaii: Visit Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest volcano.
Hawaii: Step into authentic Hawaiian Ranching history at Anna Ranch.
Hawaii: Tour a coffee farm and taste delicious Kona blend.
Hawaii: Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
Hawaii: Your Fun N Sun Activity Pass gives you unlimited access to all beach rental equipment at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
Oahu: Explore downtown Honolulu.
Maui: See the shops and galleries in Lahaina.
Hawaii: See Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church in Kailu.
Learn how to make Hawaiian cocktails at a mixology class!
Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom
Maui: At a beachside restaurant, enjoy a delightful Highlight Lunch.
Maui: Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner.
Hawaii: Enjoy a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal (WD), 9 Full Breakfasts (FB), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD) 1 Highlight Lunch, (HL) 1 lunch (L) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) On Kauai*; 2 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) *Exclusive to 12-day itinerary
Experience the ultimate in pampering and the soothing sounds of waves lapping upon the shore. Treat yourself to Gold luxury, Hawaiian-style with Banyan Oceanview rooms at the Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort and Spa. Stay in Oceanview Studio Villas at the elegant Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort on Maui.Lap up pure Big Island indulgence with Partial Oceanview Rooms at The Fairmont Orchid and the Four-Diamond Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa*.
Your expert Insight Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches.
We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries
Insight Flourishes - from time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local tidbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region
We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel
Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
Luxury air-conditioned, 40-guest coach with extended legroom and onboard restroom
Day 1 Aloha Honolulu and Waikiki
Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort. Settle into island time and relax with a swim or stroll on the beach. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Day 2 Waikiki at Leisure
After a restful night's sleep, the day is at leisure to be pampered at the spa, sip cocktails or read a book by the pool. The choice is yours and the options are endless.
Day 3 Honolulu Sightseeing and Pearl Harbor
Today begins with an exclusive guided tour of Iolani Palace as it takes you inside the only official royal residence in the United States. Next explore downtown Honolulu, seeing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. With Insight's advanced reserved tickets, you'll spend poignant time at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, honouring the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack. Later as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy a relaxing evening.
Day 4 Maui, the Magic Isle
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or take advantage of some last minute shopping this morning. Then enjoy island views as you soar high above the Pacific to Maui. Your luxurious home for the next three nights is on legendary Kaanapali Beach.
Day 5 A Feast for the Senses
Take to the back roads to explore some of the island's boutique farms. Sip lavender tea and sample lavender-baked scones on a tour of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. Try the award-winning goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Top off your cornucopia of tasting with a refreshingly new and unique dining experience served at a beachside restaurant, renowned for its contemporary Pacific cuisine. After your highlight lunch, the remainder of your day is at leisure for shopping, relaxing or optional activities.
Full Breakfast, Highlight Lunch
Day 6 Dance the Hula in Maui
Another day awaits to succumb to the pleasures of your resort. Greet the sunrise from atop a volcano or just relax and enjoy the beach. Learn how to dance the hula and play the ukulele during a private lesson. Tonight, celebrate Hawaii's culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Sip tropical cocktails, sample traditional poi and roasted pig and enjoy the lilting songs and hula dances.
Full Breakfast, Highlight Dinner
Day 7 On to the Big Island
Fly to Hilo on the Big Island. Wind your way through rolling volcanic hills and lush foliage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world's largest volcano. Visit the Jaggar Museum, look down on the Kilauea Caldera and walk through the Thurston Lava Tube. After lunch, stop at historic Anna Ranch, beautifully set against the backdrop of Waimea's lush green hills. Enjoy this rare opportunity to take a guided tour of the restored ranch house with an emphasis on Hawaiian ranch life in the early 20th Century with demonstrations by their on-site blacksmith and Master saddle maker and leather crafter. Continue to your enchanting seaside resort for the next three nights.
Full Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Historic Hawaii
This morning, you will sample pure Kona Coffee on a guided walk through a coffee farm. Then step back in time at Puuhonua o Honaunau (place of refuge) National Historical Park. Explore the historic town of Kailua.
Day 9 Hawaii at Leisure
Your penultimate day in Hawaii is entirely yours to spend as you please. Enjoy the resort's very extensive activities with your included Fun N Sun Activity Pass and maybe catch a glimpse of green sea turtles basking on the shores. Later, learn how to make the perfect Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada at a mixology class! If you're returning home tomorrow, bid farewell to your friends at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
Full Breakfast, Celebration Dinner
Day 10 Depart Hawaii
Your 10-day tour concludes with a transfer to Kona International Airport at Keahole.
Insight Vacations have top class hand picked hotels in the best locations, in all their destinations.
The majority of Insight hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas
Please enquire now for full listing of accommodation included on this itinerary.
The accommodation on this tour, as with all Insight Vacations tours is of a very high standard, ranging from four star to de-luxe hotels in great locations. Accommodation where appropriate is within the National parks. You won't be disappointed !
If you would like to know more about what accommodation is included in this trip call now on 01 853 5000, email [email protected], send us a quick message or complete the enquiry form - we will be delighted to help you, its all part of the Platinum Service!
Platinum Travel are delighted to be working with Insight Vacations one of the world’s finest escorted touring company’s, who offer a vast range of tours throughout the USA.
There is no more inspirational way to explore and discover the jewels of North America. Insight can take you to the paradise of the Hawaiian Islands, through vibrant landscape of New England’s spectacular foliage, through the majesty of the National Parks, and to vibrant cities like New Orleans and New York.
Whichever legendary route you choose, simply relax and enjoy outstanding quality and unmatched comfort and service, knowing that Insight will take care of everything from start to end.
With our escorted tours, you can be assured there is so much included in the price
These high value included excursions and experiences often worth hundreds of euro on each tour, will ensure you experience the real magic of each destination.
There is free time at every stop to ensure you have the freedom to see the sights your way, in your own time.
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As a licensed and bonded Travel Agent we have access to negotiated contract and wholesale fares with airlines worldwide. Our Travel Concierge team members will help you with the best connections and airlines to suit your own personal requirements.
For many destinations a number of flights may be required and sometimes it will include arriving into one airport and leaving from another. We will ensure you have the best combination of flights to do this and make sure you cover the necessary MCT (minimum connecting time) so that you have the best opportunity of a smooth and easy journey.
Several airlines have introduced many ancillary charges such as seat assignments, checked bags, priority boarding etc. Platinum Travel will look after these for you and book you at the best available bundle package at the best price. Upgraded airline fares, lounge access & Fasttrack are also available and again Platinum Travel know how to avail of the best value for these extras.
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