The Monarch's Tour
The Iolani Palace and Bishop Museum Combo Tour.
Round trip transportation to and from Waikiki, a docent led tour through Iolani Palace, local-style lunch at Bishop Museum, with time to enjoy Hawaiian hall, the Planetarium and our live lava demonstration!
Travel back in time to gain a better understanding and appreciation of a race of way finders and warriors who first arrived on these majestic shores over 2,000 years ago.
From completion of the ‘Iolani Palace in 1882 to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, be captivated with stories about the Royal residents and how they lived, as you are led through the first floor state rooms and second floor private quarters.
Travel back further at the Bishop Museum and explore everything from the evolution of the Hawaiian Islands, to the ancestral migrations to these islands and how Polynesian navigators used the stars to find their way!
Tie it all together in Hawaiian Hall and meet the Ali‘i (royal class). Through over 3,900 exhibits hear their stories, experience their trials and triumphs and embrace the true spirit of these islands.
Arrive: ‘Iolani Palace: 9:20 a.m. (9:30 a.m. tour)
Bus will pull in on Palace grounds and drop guests right at entrance for start of tour where docent will greet them
Total tour time at ‘Iolani Palace: 1 hour
Depart: ‘Iolani Palace 11:00 a.m.
Arrive: Bishop Museum 11:20 a.m. met by docent who will welcome and lead group to café
Depart Bishop Museum: 2:00 p.m.
Return: to Waikiki by 2:45 p.m.
Total tour time: 6 and ½ hours
*Things to remember: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bishop Museum does not have an ATM on property.
Lunch at Bishop Museum Café (Highway Inn):
Lunch options: (order taken at time of reservations)
· Kalua Pig Plate (Kalua pork, one scoop of rice and tossed salad (beverages available for purchase)
· Pineapple Shoyu Chicken Plate (Two pieces of pineapple shoyu chicken, one scoop of rice and tossed salad (beverages available for purchase)
· Veggie wrap (portabella mushrooms, zucchini, eggplant, red bell peppers, jicama, lettuce, cucumbers and house-made cole slaw)
· beverages available for purchase
Bishop Museum time: until 1:45 p.m. (2 hours and 45 minutes)
Guided Tours and Shows
12:00 p.m. – The Hot Spot Rock: Lava demo for Kids!
Learn about Hawai’i’s volcanoes and watch rock and cinder melt in this exciting live lava demonstration! See real lava! Great for children ages 2-10 years.
25 min – Science Adventure Center Hot Spot Theater
12:30 p.m.- The Sky Tonight Planetarium Show
Explore the current evening sky in Hawai‘i under the guidance of a planetarium presenter. You’ll get a star map (yours to take home!) to help find tonight’s constellations and planets.
30 min – J. Watumull Planetarium – No Late Seating
1:00 p.m. – Nā Mea Makamae a Kahiko, Treasures of the Past
Learn about the culture and history of Hawai’i and the Pacific on this guided gallery tour through historic Hawaiian Hall.
25 min- On the steps of Hawaiian Hall
Days of Operation: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
2017 Retail Cost:
Youths (4-12) $103.67
Lap Child (0-3) Free
*lap child does not occupy a seat on vehicle and does not receive own lunch
All taxes and fees are included
CALL US AT (800) 292-5496
FOR THE LOWEST RATE
All rescheduling must be made prior to 24 hours from the tour date & time.
Rescheduling is not allowed once inside the 24 hours from the tour date & time.
Fill this form out and send it - No Obligation - Nothing to lose but SAVE$$BIG!
We will send you a tentative reservation for your review