Historic Honolulu Tours
The long history of the Hawaiian Islands dates back to approximately 800AD, stretching from the earliest arrivals of ocean voyagers to the islands to the present day as the 50th state to be admitted to the United States of America. Through the years, the islands have undergone a drastic change, with much to be celebrated and also much tragedy that has been brought upon the islands, and the native Hawaiians. With such a diverse lineage, a Historic Honolulu Tour is a must for your trip.
Sites like Pearl Harbor bring to life just some of the tragedy that has occurred in the islands, and a visit here is often followed by a tour through downtown Honolulu, where the most significant part of Hawaiian history took place. Though there is so much beauty in the downtown area, the events changed the islands forever, and understanding this history may change your outlook on Hawaii.
Hawaii as we know it today is one of 50 states, the capital city of Honolulu housing the state and local government, and providing visitors with a tropical getaway in the United States. But it was not long ago that Hawaii was its own kingdom, ruled by a proud lineage of king and queens, who are all still greatly respected today. From King Kamehameha the Great to Queen Liliuokalani, their influence remains all over Hawaii today, with many celebrations held in their honors. As you tour downtown Honolulu, you’ll discover even more influence, and their importance, which is passed down through generations.
The overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii by the United States forever changed the islands, becoming a territory of the United States, and eventually a state, while taking hostage the government buildings that are found throughout downtown. The Iolani Palace and Ali’iolani Hale are just two of the incredible buildings found in the area, and are so important to the islands.
Take time to learn all about the history of Hawaii, and your perception of the islands will certainly change, but in a good way. You may still think of the stunning beaches and great activities, but the beautiful history of the islands, though tragic and unfortunate, is as important as anything in Hawaii. Remembering the larger than life figures of our past, and educating on the events that have occurred will continue to play a vital part of Hawaii, and be one of the most surprising parts of your trip.
Due to the high volume of visitors traveling to Hawaii year round, our Hawaii tours and activities sell out quickly. In many cases, tours sell out weeks or months in advance. To ensure your spots on tour, we recommend reserving your tours today. Call our office or book online to take advantage of our low price guarantee today.