TAPESTRY | Hawaiian Islands

8 DAY SMALL GROUP TOUR FEATURING POLYNESIAN QUILTS & CULTURE
March 16 - 23, 2023

Tour Begins in Honolulu and Ends in Hilo, Hawaii

$3,595 Per Person Double Occupancy
+$1,200 Additional
for Single Accommodations
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This Trip Includes

7 NIGHTS
Hotel accommodations, including baggage handling

9 MEALS
American breakfast (B) daily, 2 dinners (D)

SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

PROFESSIONAL TOUR MANAGER
Full time throughout the trip

INTER ISLAND AIRFARE & TRANSFERS
Inter-island airfare only, group departure transfer to Hilo International Airport (ITO)

Tour Highlights

  • Kick-off Welcome Reception
  • Hawaiian Aloha Welcome and Lei
  • Honolulu Panoramic City Tour
  • Iolani Palace
  • Dole Pineapple Plantation Tour
  • Kamehameha the Great Statue
  • Polynesian Cultural Center
  • Polynesian Cultural Performance with Dinner
  • Honolulu Leisure Time
  • Mauna Kea Art Collection Tour
  • Hamakua Macadamia Nut Factory
  • Hawaiian Quilt Collection Shop
  • Waikoloa Village
  • Quilt Passions and Needlework Shop
  • Kona Hawaiian Quilt Museum and Gallery
  • Vanillerie Factory
  • Kilauea Kreations II Quilt Shop
  • Volcano National Park
  • Halema’uma’u Crater
  • Customary Farewell Dinner
  • Nine Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Hand Selected Hotels

HONOLULU:
Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki

KONA:
Marriott Beach Resort Waikoloa

HILO:
Grand Naniloa DoubleTree Hilo

Embrace the spirit of “Aloha” on a tropical 8-day tour of the Hawaiian Islands from the glistening beaches of Honolulu to the lush forests of Hilo.

Day 1

Arrive Honolulu – Tour Begins

Upon arrival at the Island of Oahu, you are greeted in the traditional Polynesian way—with a warm Aloha and a lei of fresh flowers. After settling into your Honolulu hotel, meet fellow travel companions and your Tour Manager at this evening’s cocktail Welcome Reception.

Day 2

Honolulu

After breakfast, depart for Oahu’s famous North Shore on a city tour offering beautiful panoramic views of this Polynesian paradise. Visit the must-see historic sites, including Chinatown, the Hawaii State Capitol, and stunning views at various lookouts along the way.  Later, our guided tour of the Iolani Palace reveals the famous statue of Kamehameha the Great. Tonight, your evening at leisure allows time to swim or laze on the beach taking in the colors of a Hawaiian sunset. B

Day 3

Honolulu

This morning, indulge in the tropical flavor of Hawaii at the island’s famous Dole Pineapple Plantation. Learn how James Drummond Dole founded his world-famous empire where Dole Plantation stands today. Our guided tram-tour travels through the stunning scenery of the island’s famous North Shore while teaching us the story of pineapple in Hawaii. Next, visit the Polynesian Cultural Center to experience authentic island arts, crafts, history and music.  Savor a delicious island dinner, then settle in for a spectacular Polynesian show that includes over 100 performers. B, D

Day 4

Honolulu – Kona

Enjoy a morning at leisure for independent exploration of the sights and sounds of Honolulu.  Later, our mid-afternoon flight to Kona, on the big Island of Hawaii, leaves ample time to indulge in our beachside resort’s amenities. The remainder of the day is yours to soak up the sun and enjoy the Kona’s glittering coastline. B

Day 5

Kona – Waikoloa

Immerse yourself in the culture of the Pacific Rim on a guided tour of the Mauna Kea Art Collection. Our guide brings to life this priceless 1,600-piece collection, including quilts, through stories of the art, architecture, and ties to the famous Rockefeller family. Next, search for the perfect nut at the Hamakua Macadamia Nut Company. Enjoy samples and shopping of these 100% local farmer-grown macadamia nuts. Later, wrap yourself in Hawaiian style with beautiful hand-quilted purses, bags, wall hangings, blankets and much more at the Hawaiian Quilt Collection shop tucked in the boutiques of Waikoloa Village. B

Day 6

Kona – Hilo

Shop for luscious batik prints and vibrant tropical-patterned quilting cottons at Quilt Passions and Needlework Shop. After, visit the Kona Hawaiian Quilt Museum and Gallery, and learn about Hawaiian quilting while admiring the exhibition of vintage and contemporary Hawaiian and island-themed quilts. Next, visit a small vanilla farm for an unexpected journey to taste, tour, and treasure the farm’s hand-grown vanilla. Later, arrive at our hotel in Hilo, our home for two nights. B

Day 7

Hilo

After breakfast in the tropical paradise of Hilo, journey to Kilauea Kreations II where their bountiful collection of high-quality Hawaiian-themed quilting cottons are paired alongside quilting kits, notions, books and more, all waiting to be discovered by you. Next door at Lava Rock Café, their fusion variety of Hawaiian-style and Pacific cuisine is a temping option for lunch on your own. This afternoon, journey into Volcano National Park to explore the Crater Rim Drive steam vents and breathtaking scenic overlooks of Halema’uma’u Crater. Later, arrive at our waterside resort where there’s time to enjoy the tropical waters before celebrating your journey at our customary farewell dinner. B, D

Day 8

Hilo

Enjoy one last Hawaiian sunrise while exchanging addresses with new friends before our transfer to the airport to begin the journey home. B

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