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

Highlights

  • Downtown Cafes & Diners

  • Parking & Transportation

  • Historic Monuments & Museums

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HISTORIC DOWNTOWN HONOLULU TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

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. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

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

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

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

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 share the tour across multiple devices?

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

Customer Reviews

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maikaʻi loa (excellent)!

Hamptons Critic | June 2020
Loved having this very timely narration, GPS, and great Oahu information at a very fair app price. Wish I had this for other road trips that I’ve gone on.

So helpful and interesting!

Daddy_48 | June 2020
A VP at work learned I was going to Hawaii and highly recommend Shaka Guide. I read Hawaii travel reviews, but I didn’t have the confidence that I had a thorough plan so I gave it a shot. This is the best app I’ve ever used. It took me a little getting used to at first, but after the initial orientation, it was so simple and helpful. I downloaded 2 tours and that gave me 4 days of fun! The guides cover major stops with bonus gems, plus included a lot of background and history of the island. There were stops and recommendations that I hadn’t seen on travel sites that made the trip special. This app will save you hours of planning and put you on your way to a fun-packed vacation. I can’t recommend Shaka Guide enough.

Super helpful!

carolombia93 | June 2020
This was the perfect outline for our trip. We skipped the stops we weren’t interested in but for the most part, this tour pretty much covered all our items on our list. Good parking tips and suggestions for each stop.
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