Kona Shore Excursion: Kona History And Culture Tour - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Kona Pier (Only Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean and Carnival ship passengers may book this shore excursion)
  • Return Details :
    2:30 pm to Kona Pier
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

While youre in port in Kona, get a taste of Big Island history and culture on this shore excursion. Learn about the history of Kona at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park an ancient Hawaiian place of refuge for law breakers. Visit Saint Benedicts Painted Church, where Belgian-born priest Father Velghe painted colorful biblical scenes on the walls of the church. Finish your day at Royal Kona Coffee and sample a delicious Kona cup of joe.

Highlights

  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

The Big Island isnt only breathtaking scenery and beaches it also has a history and culture just waiting to be explored on a shore excursion. On this historical and cultural tour of Kona, youll take a step back in time to Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, which translates to Place of Refuge at Honaunau. In ancient Hawaii, residents who broke Hawaiis system of kapu (law) would receive death as punishment. The only option for survival would be to escape to the nearest puuhonua, or place of refuge.

Today, you can experience the peace of Puuhonua o Honoaunau National Historical Park, where ancient temples and kii (carved wooden images) hint at stories from the past. Stroll around this palm-covered sanctuary and enjoy the view of Honaunau Bay.

Continue your historical journey to St. Benedicts Painted Church, where Belgian-born Father Velghes three-dimensional paintings depict heroes from the Bible. This artwork served as an important teaching tool in a time when many people couldnt read and write. Father Velghe painted this church in 1842, and this parish continues the work Father Velghe began more than a century ago.

Finish your shore excursion at the Royal Kona Coffee Visitor Center, where youll see how coffee cherries are processed into delicious Royal Kona coffee. Enjoy the view of Kealakekua Bay in the distance and savor a sample of Kona coffee.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return back to the ship in Kona Pier for this activity. If your ship is delayed and you are unable attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions

Air-conditioned vehicle

Professional guide

Port pickup and drop off

Exclusions

Souvenirs

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

This shore excursion can only be booked by Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America passengers, Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Sea passengers, and Carnival Spirit passengers

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