Sightseeing by Tour Bus

By Hawaii.com Team

Arizona Memorial, Oahu. Photo: Dawn Easterday.

Guided land tours are a tradition on Oahu. Sure, it’s possible to see the island’s top destinations on your own. But with tour companies you’ll ride in comfort, reach your destination with ease, and leave with a wealth of insider information only available from long experienced companies.

Most tour companies conducts tours to Polynesian Cultural Center, Dole Plantation, Pacific Aviation Museum, Diamond Head, Pearl Harbor and many points between.

The Pearl Harbor tour includes stops at historic downtown Honolulu sites, as well as the Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri, which was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies. The Arizona Memorial tour includes a short ride on a Navy launch for a trip across Pearl Harbor to the Arizona Memorial. The Memorial is a sobering sight. Here the remains of the sunken battleship USS Arizona come into view, a chilling reminder of the loss of life, vessels and aircraft suffered by the U.S. Pacific Fleet in the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the event that finally triggered U.S. involvement in World War II.

Another tour takes you to one of Oahu’s newest attractions, the Pacific Aviation Museum. You’ll see an historic film of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor with details of the battle scene, original footage and still photographs. This tour reveals scenes of Hawaii as it awakened to war on December 7, 1941.

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