Walking and standing in museums for about 1-2 hours. Driving approx. 15 miles, about 1 hour throughout the day.
At the hotel, we’ll have a buffet breakfast with coffee, tea, juices and water included.
We’ll begin by traveling to Pearl Harbor and exploring two World War II museums independently. Then, we’ll view a National Park Service documentary film commemorating the events of Dec. 7th, 1941. Weather and harbor conditions permitting, we’ll ride a Navy launch from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center across the harbor to the USS Arizona Memorial. The memorial floats above the sunken Battleship USS Arizona and honors the 1,177 the crew of sailors and marines that were killed on board during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, as well as all the other servicemen and women, and civilians who were injured and killed that day.
At Pearl Harbor in the outdoor pavilion, we’ll have sandwiches with water included; soft drinks available for purchase.
Our next stop will be the Bishop Museum, Hawaii's State Museum. A docent will lead a visit over three floors through this commemoration of Hawaii’s natural and cultural history in the newly renovated Hawaiian Hall. We’ll view precious feathered capes, war clubs and other artifacts carved out of stone, bone, and wood. Afterwards, enjoy some time for independent exploration in the Science Hall and Nature Garden.
During the Polynesian Luau at a nearby hotel, we’ll have plated meals with coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.
At the luau, enjoy a performance of Polynesian music, songs, and dances. We’ll then return to the hotel for the remainder of the evening at leisure.