Historic Kona

special offer banner Historic Kona Tour (Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, Painted Church)
Price: $90.00   Sale Price: $75.00   Save: $15.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Cultural
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to walk over gravel as well as paved surfaces to visit sites listed. Smoking is not permitted in the State Park. This tour may be ADA accessible upon request, accommodating electric wheelchairs and scooters, with limited access at some stops. ADA accessibility is dependent upon the availability of ADA accessible vehicles on the day of your tour. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at the time of booking. In order to bring your electric wheelchair or scooter, please ensure the combined weight of the guest and electric wheelchair or scooter does not exceed 500 pounds. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. The width of the wheelchairs or scooters cannot exceed 29 inches.

Historic Kona

This unique and memorable Historic Kona excursion takes you back in time with a tour of Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park, a sanctuary of Hawaii's past, where traditional Hawaiian lifestyle is preserved. This ancient Hawaiian village of refuge for "kapu," or lawbreakers, features ancient temples and wooden images that depict stories from the past. Today, the park continues to serve as a sanctuary for those seeking a peaceful destination, and a haven for many species of wildlife that have made the park their home.

From the park, take a scenic drive to magnificent Kealakekua Bay, with its spectacular view from the hillside over the bay, home to an underwater preserve, and the place where a monument to the infamous Captain Cook stands. This is the very spot where he sailed in to discover Hawaii, was received as the god Lono, and then proved to be a mortal and slain.

Another stop on the tour is the "Painted Church," overlooking Kealakekua Bay. The church, painted by Belgian priests arriving in the late 19th century, is often referred to as the "Jewel of South Kona," serving as both a historical site as well as an active parish.

Your Kona historical tour will also take you to the Kona Coffee Factory, where you will have plenty of time for sampling! Don't miss this delightful tour of Kona!

4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  37 ReviewsReview This Tour
Historic Kona
December 10, 2019
Very interesting history.
Reviewer: Cindy Hausman
5 Stars
Great Value, Service & SuperTour Personnel
November 24, 2019
In the past we’ve booked our shore excursion thru our cruise line, Celebrity. Since discovering Shore Excursions Group, we’ll never book thru Celebrity Tours again. Less expensive with much greater value. Shore Excursions never compromised on anything. We’ll only use Shore Excursions Group again & always.
Reviewer: William Cira
5 Stars
November 09, 2019
We purchased Shore Excursion Group tours for all of our NCL Hawaiian Island Cruise. They all met or surpassed our expectations.
Reviewer: Georgia
5 Stars
September 25, 2019
Great value. The driver was entertaining. Closer access to Captain Cook’s landing with accurate I formation would have been appreciated
Reviewer: Kathleen M Brockliss
4 Stars
Historic Kona
July 31, 2019
Enjoyable, relaxing, informative
Reviewer: Jeff Taylor
4 Stars
May 31, 2019
Reviewer: ISA GARCIA
5 Stars