Oahu

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR

Description

Did you know that Oahu is home to the only royal residence in the United States? From the unification of the islands to the overthrow of the monarchy, Hawaii has a distinct history. This tour takes you in depth to learn about the people and history behind these iconic places. Learn all about it on Shaka Guide’s Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Learn about Hawaii's royal history
•⁠ Combine with official Iolani Palace tour (sold separately)
•⁠ Try some local eats

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: Around 9:00 a.m. (before it gets too hot)
Tour Starting Point(s): King Kamehameha Statue

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1-2 Hour Walking Tour 16 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

This tour takes you around Downtown Honolulu, a unique historic neighborhood. The tour starts at the King Kamehameha Statue and ends at Iolani Palace.


Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour! 


  • Ali’iolani Hale 
  • Kawaiahao Church 
  • King Lunalilo’s Tomb 
  • Honolulu Hale 
  • State Library 
  • Iolani Palace 

Combine our walking tour with the official Iolani Palace audio tour! You’ll learn so much about Hawaii’s history and the only royal residence in the United States.

For help planning your day check out our Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour suggested itinerary, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

What should I pack and budget?

  • Headphones
  • Water
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun glasses and/or Hat
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $2.99 per person: Shaka Guide’s Historic Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour
  • $15.00 – $25.00 per person: Lunch
  • $20.00/adult and $6.00/child: Iolani Palace Self-Led Audio Tour

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction. 

Can I share the tour across multiple devices?

No, everyone participating in the tour must make a purchase and download the tour separately. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 1-888-250-2261.

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Great app great directions

Carol30152 | April 2021
This is the way to go if this is your first visit to any island!!!!

Ten Stars

BC19607 | April 2021
Having only one day with a car we chose the N. Shore Circle the Island Tour. From the moment we left our hotel in Waikiki this Self drive tour was a much better experience than we have ever had with any personal tour guide. We we’re guided every step of the way and it entertained us with stories and just the perfect music in between and pointed out every point of interest along with restaurant recommendations, restroom facilities and great stories and history throughout the drive. I highly recommend shocker self driving tours. It made our day perfect. As we were driving on H1 back to Waikiki there was a huge rainbow stretching all the way across the sky and the tour had somewhere over the rainbow playing. The perfect end to a perfect day end to a perfect day.

Luis Hernandez | April 2021
I purchased this app a while back, and paid the one time fee, but now shows that I never bought anything even though they charge me for it

Shaka Guide

Responded | April 2021
Aloha Luis, I am sorry for the trouble. Please email us and we are happy to check your purchase history and help resolve this. Did you switch devices? Are you using the same Google Play account and Log in method? Email us and we can help resolve this. aloha@shakaguide.com
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