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

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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. 


  • $4.99 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.

Customer Reviews

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Katharina Baendl | August 2021
Highly recommend this app. We bought it for Maui and for Oahu, both worked fine. Sometimes the narration is a tad too long and will skip to the next point. Otherwise everything works fine, and the itinerary is awesome with lots to do, to see and to let out if you don't feel like it. Will prefer over a tour bus at any time.

Shaka Guide

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Joe Sheridan | August 2021
Very fun tours. Used them in Maui and tried it again in Oahu. Definitely the best tour apps to use. Love everything about it

Shaka Guide

Responded | August 2021

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memebee2003 | August 2021
Amazing tour! The guide was so informative and funny! We never worried about being lost and his directions were so detailed with plenty of notice. Loved being able to stop where we wanted then get back in the car and pick up where we left off! Highly recommend this app!!!
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