WWII From Beginning to End
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WWII From Beginning to End
Before you arrive for your Pearl Harbor Tour, your guide will provide a brief history of the surprise attack at the U.S. Naval Base. Arriving at the Arizona Memorial, your guide will turn you over to the National Park Rangers, who will show you a 23-minute historical film with authentic footage of the Pearl Harbor attack. From the theater you will be taken to the Arizona Memorial aboard a Navy shuttle. At the Arizona Memorial, visit the Shrine Room and reflect on the names of the 1,177 men resting aboard the sunken battleship below. And be sure to peer down at the actual battleship wreckage along with the "black tears of the Arizona," oil that still leaks from the vessel more than 70 years after its sinking.
Back at the Visitor's Center, you will meet up with your guide and take time to browse through the fascinating Museum exhibits and explore the gift shop where you can find Pearl Harbor books, memorabilia and souvenirs. From the grounds of the Visitor's Center, you can look across to Battleship Row and also see the USS Bowfin submarine, which is tied up, not far from the Visitor's Center. The USS Missouri, located on Pearl Harbor's Ford Island, is also easy to see from here, and is the next stop on your journey.
After a trip on the public shuttle, a guide from the "Mighty Mo" will take you on a 40-minute tour back through history to the deck of the USS Missouri, where the Japanese surrendered in Tokyo Bay and a peace treaty ending WWII was signed. See the dent caused by a Kamikaze plane as it nearly destroyed this famous warship.
After spending time at these two magnificent Pearl Harbor museums, you and your guide will tour downtown Honolulu. Learn and view notable attractions such as the Iolani Palace, King Kamehameha Statue, and Punchbowl National Cemetery of the Pacific.
Please Note: A photo ID for all guests 16 years of age or older is required to enter Pearl Harbor. Guests under 16 must have a copy of their birth certificate. We and our partners have no control over Pearl Harbor, the National Park or the Navy shuttle boats at the Arizona Memorial. Please be aware that long lines and delays occur frequently at the National Park, as the Arizona Memorial is operated on a first-come first-served basis each day. We are not able to offer any refunds if guests do not gain entry to the Arizona Memorial, movie, or other sights due to a large number of visitors on a given day or due to a weather shut down by the US Navy or other government agency. We thank you for your understanding. This is not a transfer tour. The tour does not drop off at the airport, and cannot accommodate luggage. During free time at Pearl Harbor, guests will be able to redeem a voucher for a light lunch. We recommend bringing additional funds to supplement your lunch. Your guide will give you more information on dining the day of the tour.
Reviewer: Susan Rolston
We had a terrific tour of Pearl Harbor and the Missouri! Picked up at the hotel on time and appreciated the attention to detail of our tour guide, not to mention her upbeat amusing commentary during drive times. She kept us on schedule which was another plus!
Reviewer: Theresa Bazzone
Outstanding guide and service. The monument to Arizona was overwhelming. The tour of the Missouri was a bonus to finish the story. Our guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about the area.
Reviewer: Gloria Mckenzie
This tour enabled us to learn so much history, empathy and respect for the people who went through these events. A tour which could be repeated to learn so much more-well done and also very sad-our respects to all involved.
Reviewer: Caroline Bottazzi
This tour encompassed everything that we were looking for in an historical journey from Pearl Harbor to the Missouri and beyond. Our guide was extremely informative and lively. The only drawback was that we would have liked more time at the Punchbowl. Would recommend this tour for anyone interested in our history.
Reviewer: Sharie Knights
This shore excusion was more than I expected. It was about u hrs long and the experience was moving/emotional and information. Being on the Missouri ship was the best part for me. We did find we did not have enough time at the museums to watch the videos. My husband and I both had family members in the war so it made us think about them and be thankful for what they and all the other men and women did for us.