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Hosted By: Mel Busler
WWNY Sports Anchor
Indulge in a tropical retreat showcasing the best of three distinct Hawaiian Islands with the perfect balance of planned attractions and time at leisure to explore as you wish. Stay in luxurious resort hotels featuring lavish amenities, private lanais, and stunning views during our three nights on Oahu, two nights on Kauai, and three nights on Maui. Highlights include a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor, a Honolulu city tour, Waimea Canyon, the Maui Ocean Center, a Maui Tropical Plantation tram tour, and a traditional luau and Polynesian show. Plus, all inter-island flights are included!
February 24th, 2024 - March 4th, 2024
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 12/26/2023
Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
We fly to Oahu and land in the lush paradise of Honolulu, where the Aloha spirit is ever-present. After a traditional flower lei greeting, we check in to our luxurious resort hotel for a three-night stay, ideally located by the beautiful white sands of Waikiki Beach.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
After an included breakfast, we embark on a tour of Honolulu including the most moving site on Oahu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial. View the galleries and exhibits that recall December 7, 1941, the day that catapulted the U.S. into World War II. We watch a documentary film and take a Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial to observe the sunken battleship. This afternoon, e komo mai (welcome) new friends over refreshing beverages during a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch in Honolulu. Our city tour continues, bringing us past the volcanic- shaped Hawaiian State Capitol building and Iolani Palace, the only palace in the U.S. once inhabited by a reigning monarch. We also visit the Punchbowl, an extinct volcano and home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Day 3 : Oahu
Today is yours to experience all Oahu has to offer. Enjoy tranquility and feel the warm island breeze while relaxing on Waikiki Beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, explore Diamond Head crater, mingle with the animals at Honolulu Zoo, or lose yourself in Honolulu’s downtown ambiance. This evening, savor a delicious included dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 : Waimea Canyon
This morning we fly to Kauai, known as the Garden Isle for its lush, tropical landscapes. After lunch, we sample rich, aromatic coffee at Kauai Coffee Company Visitor Center, the country’s largest grower. Later, we gaze upon “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon, a vast gorge in striking colors of red rock and emerald green vegetation. This evening, we check in to our upscale Kauai accommodations.
Day 5 : Kauai
Following an included breakfast, today is yours to explore the second wettest place on Earth, Kauai. This island is known for its lush rainforest, breathtaking scenery, and balmy breeze. You may enjoy touring a botanical garden, flightseeing by helicopter, or relaxing by the pool at our resort hotel. After a day of individual adventures, we gather as a group for dinner this evening.
Day 6 : Maui
We fly to Maui today, nicknamed the Valley Isle for the valleys carved into its mountains. We enjoy lunch together at the Maui Ocean Center, then get an up-close view of the marine life that calls Hawaii home. Meet some of the most notable visitors to these waters during the 3D Humpbacks of Hawaii experience. Next, we drive to Lahaina, a charming old whaling port dotted with historical landmarks, shops, and galleries. The town is especially known for its gigantic Banyan tree with branches spanning an entire city block! Later, we arrive at our hotel located on Ka'anapali Beach.
Day 7 : The Valley Isle
Enjoy the hotel’s included breakfast before venturing out to explore Maui as you wish. Take the day to relax at the hotel, play a round on a championship golf course, go on a snorkeling expedition, travel the winding Road to Hana, or soak up breathtaking views on a sunset dinner cruise.
Day 8 : Traditional Luau
Sleep in and indulge in a leisurely morning or wake up early to watch the sunrise from the summit of Haleakala, “House of the Sun.” Take advantage of more free time on this beautiful island. Explore nearby shops, dining, and live entertainment in Whalers Village, just a short stroll from our hotel. Tonight, say farewell Hawaii-style with Drums of the Pacific luau and Polynesian show. Enjoy tropical drinks and the exotic flavors of native Hawaiian cuisine. Our evening ends with music and dances of the South Pacific!
Day 9 : Aloha Hawaii
Our last day in tropical paradise is yours to spend as you please. We travel to the Maui Tropical Plantation for a narrated tram tour, learning about the island’s iconic vegetation, and gather for a delicious Farewell Meal to celebrate our Hawaiian adventure. Later, we board our overnight flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Arrive Home
A hui hou (until we meet again).
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Sports Anchor Mel Busler has been covering sports since 1984. He considers his job to also be part of his hobby. A lifelong resident of Watertown, Mel feels fortunate to be able to do what he enjoys in his hometown.
Mel and his wife, Rose, have two sons. He and his family especially enjoy the change of seasons in northern New York.
The Buslers have hosted numerous tours with Holiday Vacations since 1999! Join them and WWNY-TV viewers on this wonderful adventure.
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.