Most visitors to Hawaii want to see what are often called the “bookends of World War II in the Pacific.” It begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor and the bombing of the USS Arizona, and ends with the signing of the surrender documents on the USS Missouri.
This tour includes a visit to both the USS Arizona Memorial and the Battleship Missouri. Transportation, guide, entrance fees, and tickets are all included.
The incredible film at the WWII Valor in the Pacific Visitor Center sets the scene, vividly depicting the attack on December 7, 1941. Then, board a shuttle boat to the USS Arizona Memorial, where you can look below at the sunken battleship and the oil still seeping out after all these years.
At the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center you’ll have free time to explore the exhibits, museums, and bookstore. You will also have time for a snack or meal before going to the nearby Battleship Missouri. Aboard the “Mighty Mo,” you’ll enjoy a guided tour of this massive ship and learn about her historical importance.
On your return to Waikiki, see the historic district of Honolulu while your guide shares the history of Hawaii, from the time of the monarchy and territory to statehood and the present day.
Drive through a residential neighborhood to Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. Enter this extinct volcanic crater with 38,000 markers paying tribute to the men and women of the United States Military who have sacrificed for us. Learn about what the Hawaiians call Puowaina, the “hill of sacrifice.”
You’ll return to your hotel after a day packed with memorable sites and interesting history. A great way to Remember Pearl Harbor.