A terrific docent tour highlighting not only the palace itself but the lives of the royals who lived there. Well worth the price of admission. Hey, get off the beach and go see this unique and special place.
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We had a very informative and pleasant guide, I wish I remembered her name. It was great to hear the history and info on the day to day lives of the Hawaiian Royalty. It was wonderful to see the restoration of the rooms with decor...More
We enjoyed our tour of the Iolani Palace, we did the self guided audio tour. They limit the number of guests entering and you have to book your tour to pick a specific time, we really appreciated this as it was still crowded. The grounds...More
Tour of the Iolani Palace with a docent was well run, and gave a fine overview of the Hawaiian royals and the period of history from Kamehameha I to Liliuokalani to annexation and Statehood. The Palace is an American treasure.
Iolani palace is a must see for those wishing to get the flavor and history of the Islands beyond the resorts and what you might see at any number of Luau's. That being said I admit I am guilty of not seeing this place until...More
I really enjoyed my tour - this is an interesting look into Victorian expansionship and how Americans and the British viewed people “not like them”. The friends of the palace have done a great job restoring the palace and demonstrating how an isolated kingdom could...More
We have visited O`ahu before but this was the first visit to the Iolani Palace. The audio system was comfortable and easy to use. It took you room by room and you could choose to learn a little or learn alot. On the upper floor...More
The palace was beautiful and learning about the history of the Hawaiian Monarchs was outstanding. I enjoyed the electronic description devices. The cost of the tour was very resonible.
The palace has been lovingly restored to its former grandeur. The incredible staircase is worth the price of admission. With over 40 years experience, our docent shared some very personal and interesting stories, including how some of the furnishings found their way "home" after being...More
Several parts to this--film, worth seeing, basement exhibit before or after palace, poor audio tour of palace. Small elevator to the second floor. We were in conflict with a tour group. Audio if you do not follow the pattern is difficult, and we were side-tracked...More