Hawaii

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR

DurationDuration 1-2 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 1
tour Narration Points 16
$4.99

Description

Did you know that Oahu is home to the only royal residence in the United States? From the unification of the islands to the overthrow of the monarchy, Hawaii has a distinct history. This tour takes you in depth to learn about the people and history behind these iconic places. Learn all about it on Shaka Guide’s Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Learn about Hawaii's royal history
•⁠ Combine with official Iolani Palace tour (sold separately)
•⁠ Try some local eats

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 9:00 a.m. (before it gets too hot)
Tour Starting Point(s): King Kamehameha Statue

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Preview Audio

Start of Tour - Statue & Hale
Kawaiahao Church - Part 1
Kawaiahao Church - Part 2
COAT OF ARMS

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquitte
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit.

No costs!

...Unless you want to do an Iolani Palace tour, which will cost $25 for an adult, $20 for teens and $10 for children. Click here to reserve if you're interested!

This tour only takes about an hour without stops - plan for two hours, giving you time to check out each stop.

  • Important: Headphones
  • Sneakers/comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun glasses and/or Hat
  • Camera

Tour FAQs

This tour takes you around Downtown Honolulu, a unique historic neighborhood. The tour starts at the King Kamehameha Statue and ends at Iolani Palace.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Ali’iolani Hale 
  • Kawaiahao Church 
  • King Lunalilo’s Tomb 
  • Honolulu Hale 
  • State Library 
  • Iolani Palace 

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience.

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

  • Sneakers/comfortable shoes
  • Headphones
  • Water
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun glasses and/or Hat
  • Camera
  • $4.99 per person: Shaka Guide’s Historic Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour
  • $15.00 - $25.00 per person: Lunch
  • $20.00/adult and $6.00/child: Iolani Palace Self-Led Audio Tour

No, everyone participating in the tour must make a purchase and download the tour separately. 


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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