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Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
USS Arizona Memorial
Luau Fire Dancers
Maui Ocean Center
Lahaina Banyan Tree
featuring Oahu, The Big Island, & Maui
Departs: March 11th, 2020 Tour Dates & Pricing
A tropical retreat showcasing the best of three distinct Hawaiian Islands with fabulous oceanside resort hotels that will take your breath away. Enjoy the perfect balance of scheduled activities and leisure time to find our own adventures with three nights on Oahu, two nights on The Big Island, and three nights on Maui. Major highlights include a Honolulu city tour, visiting the USS Arizona Memorial & Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor, a guided tour of Volcanoes National Park, and an authentic luau with Polynesian performances and cuisine. All inter-island flights are included!
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Hosted By: Shelby Fenster
10/11 This Morning Anchor
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Day 1 : Fly to Honolulu
The moment we step off the plane we will feel the aloha spirit that draws so many travelers to this lush island paradise.
Enjoy a traditional flower lei greeting.
Then, we check-in to the beautiful Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for three nights. Each room features a private balcony.
Day 2 : Pearl Harbor
Start the day with a delicious breakfast at the Kuhio Beach Grill.
Tour the Honolulu area beginning with the most moving site on Oahu, Pearl Harbor National Memorial. At the visitor center, we view the galleries and exhibits that recall December 7, 1941, the day that catapulted the U.S. into World War II. A documentary film precedes our Navy launch out to the USS Arizona Memorial to observe the sunken battleship.
E Komo Mai (welcome) new friends over a Mai Tai during an included lunch at Gordon Biersch Brewery. Situated on the Honolulu Harbor waterfront we can enjoy views of passing ships while we dine.
The afternoon brings 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’ll then visit the Punchbowl, an extinct volcano and home of the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
Day 3 : Oahu
Today is your opportunity to explore everything Oahu has to offer. Relax on the golden sands of Waikiki Beach, explore Diamond Head crater, mingle with the fish at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, lose yourself in Honolulu’s downtown ambiance, or spend the day immersed in culture at the Polynesian Culture Center.
Enjoy dinner at the hotel's Kuhio Beach Grill at your leisure.
Day 4 : Volcanoes National Park
This morning we fly to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Enjoy lunch at the Kilauea Lodge located just outside Volcanoes National Park.
Visit Volcanoes National Park, stopping along the way at dramatic overlooks and visitor centers. The unique landscape of the park features volcanic craters, dried lava flows and steam vents.
We enjoy the next two nights at the lovely Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa, perched on black lava rocks at the base of the famous Kona coffee region overlooking the Pacific.
Day 5 : The Big Island
Breakfast is included this morning at our hotel. Explore on your own today. Perhaps tour a coffee plantation, visit Mokuaikaua Church, the oldest Christian Church in Hawaii, shop and dine in Historic Kailua-Kona Village, or simply relax on your private balcony at the hotel.
Day 6 : Maui
This morning we fly to Maui, nicknamed the Valley Isle for the valleys carved into its mountains.
Lunch at the Maui Ocean Center offers stunning views of Ma’alaea Bay Harbor. After lunch, there's time to browse the center's unique collection of marine life and their 3D Humpbacks of Hawaii experience.
Next, we drive to Lahaina, an old whaling port dotted with historical landmarks, shops, and galleries. The town is especially known for its gigantic Banyan tree whose branches reach out over an acre.
Later, we arrive at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa for three nights to enjoy 40 oceanfront acres of lavish swimming pools, tropical plants, shopping, and multiple dining options. We have easy access to long beach strolls from here and a private balcony off your room.
Day 7 : The Valley Isle
Begin with a delicious breakfast buffet at our hotel's Swan Court.
Our hotel is situated on lovely Ka’anapali Beach, three miles of gorgeous sand often cited as one of the world’s best beaches. We have the day to relax at the hotel, play on a championship golf course, go on a snorkeling expedition or travel the winding Road to Hana.
Day 8 : Traditional Luau
Relax and enjoy a day of leisure or wake up early to watch sunrise from the summit of Haleakala, House of the Sun. A pleasant stroll from the hotel leads to Whalers Village, an inviting area of shops, dining and live entertainment.
Tonight, say farewell Hawaiian style at the 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
Gather for a Holiday Vacations farewell lunch.
Explore the Maui Tropical Plantation on a narrated tram tour learning about the island’s iconic fruits and plants including pineapple, coconut, and more.
Later, we board our flight to the mainland.
Day 10 : Arrive Home
A Hui Hou (until we meet again).
March 11th, 2020 - March 20th, 2020
Category - Occupancy
Price (Per Person)
Final Payment Date: 01/26/2020
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Shelby anchors 10/11 This Morning weekdays from 5-7 a.m. and 10/11 News at Noon weekdays from 12-12:30 p.m. Before coming to Lincoln in June 2015, Shelby worked as morning and midday anchor at Gray Television’s NBC station in Hastings.
Shelby is a graduate of Syracuse University in New York with degrees in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in Psychology from the College of Arts and Sciences.
While she’s adopted the Big Red during her time in Nebraska, she’s a lifelong fan of another red team, the St. Louis Cardinals. You can also find her cheering on the St. Louis Blues and Syracuse Orange.
Shelby married her husband, Simon, in October. She is an animal lover and loves working with local shelters. Shelby is the proud “fur mom” to Watson, a Jack Russel Terrier mix, and Henry, a Boston Terrier and Pug mix.
Join Shelby and other 10/11 viewers on this beautiful trip of a lifetime.