Visit Honolulu's the significant World War II sites that shaped the outcome of the war on this moving full-day tour. Observe a somber moment at the USS Arizona Memorial, tour the USS Missouri, and pay tribute to America's fallen servicemen at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Enjoy a convenient pickup from your hotel and travel by bus to Pearl Harbor. At the visitor center, spend time browsing the exhibits and displays before taking a short boat ride out to the USS Arizona Memorial. Built directly over the still-sunken hull of the downed battleship, this structure is a moving tribute to the more than 1,000 soldiers who lost their lives during the attack that brought the United States into WWII.
Next, visit the USS Missouri, fondly known as “Mighty Mo.” This battleship served in 3 different wars, and it marks the place that WWII ended. Stand in the exact spot where Japanese officials signed the treaty to end the war as your guide fills you in on the ship's fascinating history. While on the ship, break for lunch at Sliders Grill Lunch Wagon, leaving you plenty of free time to explore.
After your journey through Honolulu's military history, head to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl to honor those who bravely serve our country. Then round out the day with a drive to discover Honolulu's historic sites, including the 18-foot (5.4-m) tall statue of King Kamehamea, the Hawaii State Capitol, and majestic Iolani Palace.