Duration

  • 13 Days

Price

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$7,895
Single
$10,795
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Hawaiian Cruise

Your ports of call, Honolulu (Oahu), Kahului (Maui), Hilo and Kona (Big Island) and Nawiliwili (Kauai), are towering green mountains that pop out of the impossibly blue Pacific and make us all feel small and happy. This is the land of lava and coffee and aloha! It’s a peaceful place where smiling, tattooed Kama’aina (locals) strum ukuleles and dance in grass hula skirts around bonfires. Halfway across the world, these pretty islands provide the perfect escape. Walk along beaches where surf legends cut their teeth. Shop ‘til you drop or sip frosty beverages in coconuts while bronzing your cares away poolside.

BONUS: $75/cabin shipboard credit!

 

You fly out from Honolulu to Los Angeles for a guided city tour followed by a coastal drive to San Diego for two days of sightseeing. With over 60 beaches, and a reputation as America’s most laid back city, San Diego feels like a cozy collection of Californian villages. Don’t miss Balboa Park’s cultural hot spots! Then it’s back to Los Angeles to board your return flight home, the smell of sun, sand, and ocean air fresh on your mind.

Volcanoes National Park

Explore the highly restricted and preserved Kahuku unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on this unique island tour. Start with a visit to Bay View Farm, a working 24-acre Kona coffee plantation nestled on the slopes of Mauna Loa Volcano. Located just above beautiful Kealakekua Bay and known for the best Kona coffee since 1984. Here you’ll see coffee growing on the trees and learn about the coffee-making process. Sample 100% Kona Coffee at a gorgeous overlook with stunning views of Kealakekua Bay and the Captain Cook monument, standing on the only sliver of British land in the United States.

Enjoy a stop at the famous Painted Church, whose interior walls and ceilings are covered in hand-painted frescoes and murals dating back to 1899-1904. Visit picturesque Punalu’u Black Sand Beach. Lined with swaying coconut palm trees, this is one of the best black sand beaches on the island. Stroll along the beach and look for honu (Green Hawaiian Sea Turtles) feeding just offshore or sun-worshipping on the sand.

Volcanoes National Park

• 7 night cruise of the Hawaiian islands
• Guided tour of Waikiki
• Pearl Harbor
• Guided tour of Los Angeles
• Coastal drive and guided tour of San Diego

Return flight from Toronto, motorcoach transportation, 12 nights accommodation, 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners, 7-day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America (outside cabin, Category OA), $75 per cabin shipboard credit, shipboard meals and gratuities, all highlights listed, DeNureTours Tour Director, Connections Program and all taxes.

Prices are in Canadian dollars, are per person and include HST. Other cabin types may be available, ask for rates.

  • Honolulul, HI: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach (2 nights)
  • Cruise: Pride of America (7 nights)
  • Los Angeles, CA: Westin Hotel Los Angeles (1 night)
  • San Diago, CA: Hilton Garden Inn (2 nights)

Day1

Flight to Honolulu, Oahu

Fly from Toronto to Honolulu. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort with an easy smile, a lei, and a warm“Aloha!”

Stay: Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu
Nights: 2

Day2

Honolulu, Pearl Harbor

After breakfast at our gorgeous Hawaiian hotel, we’ll begin the day with a guided tour of Honolulu, the cosmopolitan capital of Hawaii on Oahu’s south shore.

Next we’ll make our way to Pearl Harbor, one of the most historic locations in the United States, halfway between Japan and the continental USA. Guests will have plenty of time to spend here as there’s lots to experience. Pearl Harbor gets its name from early Hawaiians who called this place “WaiMomi,” which means“water of pearl” because of the abundance of pearls once found in its waters. Today, Pearl Harbor remains an active military base, known for the surprise attack in WWII. We return in time for dinner at the hotel this evening.

Meals: B, D

Day3

Free Morning, Board Ship

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, embrace the relaxation of Waikiki Beach. Walk where authentic Hawaiian Hula is performed and Waikiki’s most crowd-pleasing restaurants and charming stores are located. This afternoon, board the completely refurbished, 2,186-passenger, Pride of America. From the moment you step into the Capitol Atrium, with its soaring Tiffany-glass dome and grand staircase, you’ll know this is a spectacular ship. Cruise America’s paradise in style, with more than 15 restaurants and 12 bars and lounges to enjoy over the next seven days.

Stay: Pride of America, Norwegian Cruise Line
Nights: 7
Meals: B, D

Day4 - 5

Kahului, Maui

Welcome to Maui, known as the “ValleyIsle.” Maui is dotted with quaint towns and artist communities that have been around for generations. From the scenic slopes of fertile Upcountry Maui, to beaches that have repeatedly been voted among the best in the world, a visit to the Valley Isle recharges the senses. Kahului, like much of modern Hawaii is closely tied to the sugar industry. Prior to middle of the 1800’s, Central Maui was largely uninhabited. In 1880’s Kahului became the headquarters for Maui’s first railroad, built to haul sugar from the fields to the refinery and harbour.

Meals: B x 2, L x 2, D x 2

Day6

Hilo, Big Island

The dramatic size and scope of the largest Hawaiian Island create a microcosm of environments and activities. You’ll find everything from extravagant resorts and incredible golf courses to modest local towns and sacred Hawaiian historical sites. With so much to see, it’s best to experience the island in small pieces. The Hilo region is blessed with dramatic waterfalls, fertile rainforests and blooming gardens. Hilo is a vibrant town, home to great museums, art galleries, unique shops, and perennial favourites like the Hilo Farmers Market.

Meals: B, L, D

Day7

Kona, Big Island

Nestled at the bottom of Hualalai Volcano, this area is a bustling seaside town where balmy weather conditions and crystalline waters make it optimal for almost any ocean adventure. Kailua-Kona was once home to Hawaii’s greatest kings and today this city center is the perfect spot for those who seek area attractions that resonate with rich tradition and history. Spend the day strolling through this small town and enjoy its art galleries, charming restaurants, and contemporary boutiques.

Meals: B, L, D

Day8 - 9

Nawiliwili, Kauai

Kauai is Hawaii’s oldest and northernmost island. Draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs that have been aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air. Nawiliwili Harbour is named after the Wiliwili trees, which once lined this picturesque harbour. The lovely port of Kauai is your gateway to what many believe to be Hawaii’s most beautiful island. On“TheGarden Island,” nature is truly the star, from the dramatic mountains of Kokee to the cool rainforests of Haena, revealing views beyond your imagination.

Meals: B x 2, L x 2, D x 2

Day10

Disembark Ship, Fly to Los Angeles, CA

After breakfast onboard, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Los Angeles. On arrival, you will be met by a coach and driver and taken to your hotel for the evening.
Stay: Westin Hotel Los Angeles Airport, Los Angeles
Nights: 1
Meals: B

Day11

Los Angeles, Coastal Drive to San Diego, CA

Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal, and Warner Brothers call Hollywood home. On Hollywood Boulevard, the Walk of Fame honours thousands of luminaries, and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes. Enjoy the sights of this city with a local guide.

Travel south along the Pacific Coast on the San Diego freeway and enjoy 70 miles of sun-drenched coast, inviting ocean views and a year-round daily forecast of 70°F. You’ll understand why this southernmost stretch of the state is all about outdoor fun. San Diego is known for its beaches, parks and warm climate.

Stay: Hilton Garden Inn, San Diego
Nights: 2
Meals: B

Day12

San Diego, Free Time

After breakfast at your hotel enjoy a guided tour of San Diego. The afternoon is yours to explore at your leisure. You can visit Balboa Park, the site of the renowned San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. Visit the deep harbor which is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public. As if all that sunshine isn’t enough, here’s a waterfront city brushed by perfect breezes.

Meals: B, D

Day13

Return Flight Home

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel this morning before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for your return flight home.

Meals: B

Packing

  • Sunscreen is an essential product to have, regardless of the climate. Since UV exposure is unavoidable, a hat and sunglasses are also suggested for your protection, even in the winter.
  • Mosquito repellent can prove useful in wooded areas or in the evenings in some regions.
  • Comfort is important when on vacation. Bring comfortable walking shoes. And loose, casual clothing is suggested to keep you cozy.
  • Pack extra batteries and memory cards for your camera.
  • Always pack an extra jacket or sweater in case of inclement weather or cooler evenings. DeNureTours recommends you dress in layers, so you can add or remove layers if the temperature rises or drops.
  • Use every corner, nook and cranny of your suitcase when packing. Rolled sweaters and bulky clothing occupy less space, but clothing that wrinkles easily should be laid flat. Roll socks or underclothing and pack them into shoes, and slip smaller items into side pockets.
  • Use sample-sized toiletry items and always transport containers of creams and liquids in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Keep an extra set of keys for your luggage.
  • Always prepare for the possibility of rain. An umbrella, or rain jacket will easily fit in your luggage, and could prove to be the most useful article you pack. When travelling as a couple, bring two so neither person gets half wet.
  • Pack your bathing suit.
  • Pack a good book, or a deck of cards to keep you busy during free time.
  • Leave items of monetary or sentimental value at home. Costume and faux jewelry always travels well.
  • If you require corrective lenses, pack an extra pair of glasses or contacts.
  • If you wear dentures, and have a second set, pack them just in case. You’d be surprised how often these important items end up where they shouldn’t.
  •  Not all hotel rooms are equipped with alarm clocks. While most hotels offer wake-up calls, a small travel alarm clock might prove useful.
  • Couples travelling together may find it wise to split their belongings between two suitcases. If one suitcase should go missing, neither person is left without a change of clothes.

Medical

  • Remember to pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on and not in your suitcase in case of emergency or luggage misplacement. Medications should be packed in their original containers for security reasons.
  • Keep a listing of your recent medical history with you, including medications you currently take, prescription or otherwise, as well as allergies you suffer from, and any medical conditions you have. Carry the listing in your wallet, and leave a copy with your emergency contact person at home.

Documents

  • Identify your luggage with an identification tag as well as your DeNureTours luggage tags.
  • If you carry travellers’ cheques, record the numbers of the cheques and keep this list in a separate location. When travelling as a couple, put some cheques in your partner’s name so you both have access to funds.
  • Always carry your travel insurance policy with you, and read it carefully before you leave.
  • Always carry your passport, or other important identification on your person. Make a photocopy to keep in your suitcase.
  • Ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months after your return date. This is a requirement for entering certain countries.
  • Always check the spelling of your name on all documentation you receive. Often, your travel documents must match your passport or birth certificate. It is imperative that your legal name be listed correctly on your documents. Failure to comply may result in your being denied entry to a country, or boarding on an airplane or cruise ship. Name changes on documents may be subject to a change fee.
  • Use extra copies of your travel itinerary and hotel listing to distribute to friends or relatives, so you can be reached in case of emergency.
  • Keep a log of your purchases, including what you paid in foreign currency and the equivalent in Canadian dollars. This will assist you in filling out customs forms. Keep all receipts.

General Travel

  • Secure your home before you leave. Arrange for a friend or neighbour to pick up mail and check in periodically. Have someone cut your lawn (or shovel your driveway) and care for your property. Set automatic timers on the lights and television. Empty the refrigerator of perishables. Lower your thermostat to save on energy.
  • When flying, drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, and limit your intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • To avoid circulatory problems on a plane or coach, walk up the aisle every hour or so. Periodically, stretch your legs, arms, shoulders and neck.
  • Arrive early for flights. DeNureTours recommends to check-in 90 minutes prior to departure for domestic flights, or 2-3 hours prior for international flights.
  • An inflatable travel pillow can make you more comfortable on long coach rides or flights. The U-shaped pillow keeps your head from rolling during travel, reducing the risk of neck pain.
  • Avoid the use of perfume or scented sprays on the coach or an airplane. These are confined spaces, so be courteous to your fellow travellers who may be allergic or sensitive to scents.
  • Get as much rest as possible before you leave.
  • Try your best to be flexible. Unexpected things can happen. Your holiday will be more enjoyable if you are open-minded.

Gratuities

Tips to waiters, taxi drivers, step-on guides, tour directors and drivers are a tangible way for you to express your appreciation for jobs well done. This practice, though customary, is voluntary and is not included in tour prices. As a guide to the amounts to tip, the following amounts are suggested:

  • Taxi Drivers – Drivers should be tipped 10% of the taxi fare.
  • Waiters – For meals that are not included in the tour price, tip waiters between 15% and 20% of your bill, but never less than $1.
  • Tour Directors and Drivers – A gratuity of $4 per person per day is suggested.

The pace of a tour varies by itinerary, as each destination, its sightseeing and the activities are unique. Pacing is often subject to personal interpretation, but our trip pace indicator on each tour page may assist you in determining if a tour is suitable for you.

Day-by-day itinerary descriptions can be found on our website or requested from our office. Generally, the more activities included, distance travelled in a day, or number of hotel changes, will increase the pace of a tour.

Some of the most unique sightseeing is found in locations that can be a challenge for motorcoaches, especially in historic areas. For your comfort, we recommend packing walking shoes so you fully enjoy every aspect of your holiday.

Tours with the highest “On-the-go” ratings require a level of activity that is not suitable for those who use either walkers or wheelchairs. If a trip pace is not ideally suited for you, our reservations team will be happy to help you find your perfect vacation.

 

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