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Hulihee Palace Tours and Tickets

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Though this stately two-story lava rock and stucco home in downtown Kailua-Kona is no castle, it did serve as a vacation home for royalty in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Built by Hawaii’s second governor John Adams Kuakini in 1838, the six-room estate was handed down to Princess Ruth Keelikolani after his death, and she opened its doors to many visiting members of the Hawaiian royal family including King Kalākaua and Queen Kapiolani. The palace today is run as a museum of Hawaiian artifacts downstairs—including kapa (bark) cloth, King Kamehameha’s own giant spears, royal busts—and a showcase of royal life with original Victorian furniture and details—koa wood furniture, original bed frames and quilts—upstairs. Docent-led tours give a brief overview of Hawaiian and palace history including the rapid adoption of European tastes evident in the home’s décor.

Set on prime ocean-front real estate in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona off Alii Drive, the palace is close to other historic attractions including the islands' oldest Christian church (1820) across the street and the final residence of Island-uniting King Kamehameha I visible from the palace’s top floor lanai (porch). A small gift shop on the property outside the palace sells Hawaiian cultural books and souvenirs, and one Sunday a month, traditional music and hula performances take place on the palace lawn.

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Mon–Sat 9am–4pm
75 - 5718 Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, 96740
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Kona Walking Food Tour

Kona Walking Food Tour

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You already know about the coffee—now it’s time to dive into Kona’s full culinary scene. The city is a true foodie paradise, from mixing craft cocktails to plating some of the world’s freshest seafood. Follow your guide for a little bit of Hawaiian history, too, adding depth to your deliciously whirlwind 7-stop tour.
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  • 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

Intimate Kona History and Culture Tour from Kona South

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Get a deeper experience of Kona than offered by most tours on this guided tour that focuses on the ancient capital's rich history and culture. Journey through the area while your guide shares tales from Hawaiian folklore and provides insight into religious practices and royal influences. See such landmarks as the Puuhonua O Honaunau archaeological complex, which includes temple platforms and royal fishponds, as well as Heiau temples and significant burial grounds that reveal the way the ancient Hawaiians lived.
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  • 8 hours
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The Kona Adventurer Scavenger Hunt

The Kona Adventurer Scavenger Hunt

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Enjoy a fun, family-friendly, and completely unique way to explore downtown Kona with this scavenger hunt. Connect with your virtual host via WhatsApp and follow along with the interactive game in real-time as you explore the volcanic landscapes on foot. Choose team Turtle or Eagle, depending on the kind of challenge you want, and get set for two hours of exploring as you hunt for clues and carry out creative challenges
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  • 2 hours
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Big Island Hawaii Self-Guided Driving Tour

Big Island Hawaii Self-Guided Driving Tour

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Discover the highlights of Hawaii’s Big Island with this GPS-programmed self-drive tour. Simply download the app onto your phone, use your code to unlock lifetime access, then set out on a thrilling 2-hour road trip around the south and west coast. Travel at your own pace and take as long as you like at each stop, including Punalu'u black sand beach, Mauna Loa volcano, and Kailua-Kona.
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  • 2 hours
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All Hawaii Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

All Hawaii Self-Guided Driving Tours Bundle

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Ready for a trip through paradise? This bundle includes tours of Hawaii’s most beautiful islands: O’ahu, Kauai, and Maui. Experience Honolulu’s rich culture, explore jungles so lush they appeared in Jurassic Park, and catch some sun on the best beaches in the world. Plus, dig into the fascinating history behind the Kingdom of Hawaii! Each island is packed with waterfalls, incredible vistas, and unforgettable hiking trails, and this bundle will make sure you get the most out of your Pacific vacation! Within 30 min, we'll send you two things: a unique password and the app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you arrive, go to the designated starting location to start the tour. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity! This isn't an entrance ticket. Check pandemic rules and opening hours before your visit.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Big Island (South): a Self-Drive In-App Audio Tour among Hawaiian Nature

Big Island (South): a Self-Drive In-App Audio Tour among Hawaiian Nature

This self-drive audio tour is perfect for independent travelers who want to explore the island on their own in no rush, without a group and schedule. You will have a detailed full-day route showing you the best sights the southern part of the Big Island has to offer. Get to know a legend about Pele, the goddess of fire and a creator of the Hawaiian islands. Explore awe-inspiring routes inside the Volcanoes National Park. Admire exceptional views on the volcanoes, lava tubes, craters & more. Drive and hike through iconic and memorable landscapes. Taste the finest quality of the locally harvested Kona coffee. The mobile app helps you explore the Big Island (South) with a private audio tour (included). All you need is a mobile phone. Download tours in advance to listen without WiFi. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace. The app is available on the App Store and Google Play and works offline.
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  • 7 hours
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Hulihee Palace hours of operation: Mon–Sat 9am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.