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Hawaii Monarchs Tour at Bishop Museum in Honolulu, HI

Bishop MuseumHotel Pick UpHonolulu, HI 96817
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Featured at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu, the Hawai’i Monarchs Tour offers a unique experience for guests of all ages to learn about founders and warriors who ruled the island more than 2,000 years ago. Guests can enjoy meeting the Ali’i (royal class), exploring many different exhibits and discovering how Polynesian navigators used the stars to find their way across land and sea.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Honolulu Travel Experts
  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.
  • Participants must be able to climb and descend stairs.
  • Hotel pickup is available from select Waikīkī hotels.
  • Lunch at The Bishop Museum Café (Highway Inn) is included.


from Hawai`i Monarchs Tour
Travel back in time to gain a better understanding and appreciation of a race of way finders and warriors who first arrived on these majestic shores over 2,000 years ago.

From completion of the `Iolani Palace in 1882 to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, be captivated with stories about the Royal residents and how they lived, as you are led through the first-floor staterooms and second-floor private quarters.

Travel back further at the Bishop Museum and explore everything from the evolution of the Hawaiian Islands to the ancestral voyage to these islands and how Polynesian navigators used the stars to find their way!

Tie it all together in Hawaiian Hall and meet the Ali`i (royal class). Through over 3,900 exhibits hear their stories, experience their trials and triumphs and embrace the true spirit of these islands.

Arrive: `Iolani Palace 9:30 am
Depart: `Iolani Palace 11:00 am
Arrive: Bishop Museum 11:20 am
Depart: Bishop Museum 2:00 pm

Lunch at Bishop Museum Café (Highway Inn):
Kalua Pig Plate - Kalua Pig, 1 scoop rice, and 1 scoop macaroni or toss salad and bottled water
Pineapple Shoyu Chicken - 2 pieces of pineapple shoyu chicken, 1 scoop rice, 1 scoop macaroni or toss salad, and bottled water
Veggie Wrap - portabella mushroom, zucchini, eggplant, red bell peppers, jicama, lettuce, cucumbers and house-made cole slaw and bottled water.
*Soft drinks available for purchase

Note: Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bishop Museum does not have an ATM on property.

Days of Operation:
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays

Pick-up Locations:
8:00 am - Ala Moana Hotel
8:05 am - Hilton Hawaiian Village
8:10 am - Hale Koa Hotel
8:15 am - Sheraton Waikiki
8:20 am - Seaside Avenue
8:25 am - Hyatt Regency Waikiki
8:30 am - Pacific Beach Hotel
8:35 am - Waikiki Beach Marriott

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Melbourne, Australia
"Hawaiian history "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2017 NEW
A long way on the bus from Waikiki. Very informative displays with extra insights from our guide, a complimentary service. A lot to see, l suggest 3 hours would've been good. Great story of a white American, Bishop, finding love with a native Hawaiian in the 19th century. It appears he & his wife were very generous to Hawaii's indigenous population.
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Bobi F
Antipolo City, Philippines
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2017 NEW
Booked directly but Roberts Hawaii handled the tranportation pick up. Iolani Palace Monarch tour part of the package with lunch included. Worth the time and money spent. Driver guide Koko knowlegable and personable. Unfortunately the lava show in the Bishop Museum was not working due to some furnace problem.
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dallas, tx
"Change of pace with beautiful exhibits"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2017 NEW
Pretty steep adult entry fee (over $20 plus paying for parking). Cost aside - many interesting Hawaiian displays and historical artifacts. Good if it rains or if you need a break from the heat. Took several nice photos of displays suspended from ceiling.
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Dennis C
Honolulu, Hawaii
"Nice collection of Hawaiian artifact"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2017 NEW
This is a nice place to check out some of the Hawaiian artifacts and learn a little more about Hawaiian history. It's a great place to bring kids.
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
"Not to be missed!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 12, 2017 NEW
Great displays and details on Hawaiian history and culture. Lots of colourful and interesting galleries and a very moving account of the colonialisation of Hawaii, and Hawaiian spiritual and cultural values. Really enjoyed the visit, it gave great background picture to our trip to Hawaii. Thank you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hawai`i Monarchs Tour

How long is each stop on the tour?
Guests will arrive at `Iolani Palace at 9:30 am and depart for Bishop Museum at 11:00 am. Arrival at Bishop Museum is at approximately 11:20 am, and departure is 2:00 pm.

Is hotel transportation provided?
Yes. Transportation to and from major Waikiki hotels is available. The pick-up schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00 am - Ala Moana Hotel (Mahukona Street curbside)
  • 8:05 am - Ilikai Flagpole (directly in front of Ilikai Hotel)
  • 8:10 am - Hale Koa Hotel (Port Cochere)
  • 8:15 am - Sheraton Waikiki (Aloha Landing)
  • 8:20 am - Seaside Avenue (In front of RossDress for Less)
  • 8:25 am - Hyatt Regency (Koa Avenue entrance)
  • 8:30 am - Pacific Beach Hotel (Aloha Center Cafe) 
  • 8:35 am - Waikiki Beach Marriott (Paoakalani Ave)
  • 9:00 am - Pier (cruise ships)

Are meals provided?
Lunch is provided at the Bishop Museum Café.

When are tours available?
Tours operate every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.

What should I wear?
It is recommended that guests wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.

What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.