- No.1 historic attraction in Hawaii
- Discover one of the most significant events in American history
Over 2 million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbour every year, making it the most popular historic attraction in Hawaii. In 1941 the United States entered World War II after a surprise attack on the Arizona that killed nearly 2000 servicemen. A waterborne memorial now straddles the sunken hull of the ship, and can only be reached by boat shuttle. On this unmissable Hawaii gift experience you’ll beat the ticket queues at an incredibly popular visitor attraction, and visit the memorial’s museums, also seeing a film which explains events and contains actual footage of the attack.
The tour also includes access to the USS Missouri, permanently moored near the Arizona, where the Japanese officially surrendered, marking the end of hostilities. You’ll be free to explore the ship including the deck where the ceremony took place. Returning to your Waikiki hotel, your small group will travel through downtown Honolulu to see important sights including the ‘Iolani Palace, the State Capitol building, and the famed golden statue of King Kamehameha. This gift experience in Hawaii is one of the must-dos when visiting the islands.