Downtown Honolulu Self-Guided Walking Audio Tour

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Relive the last days of the Hawaiian monarchy with this self-guided walking tour through Downtown Honolulu, featuring must-see landmarks like Iolani Palace and Aliʻiolani Hale.


  • Delve into Hawaii's royal history at the majestic Iolani Palace
  • Get to know Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawaii’s last monarch
  • Witness awe-inspiring architecture like Aliʻiolani Hale
  • Learn who overthrew the Hawaiian monarchy, how, and why
  • Tour at your own pace and on your own schedule


Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Once downloaded, your tour begins outside the Aloha Tower Marketplace, where many cruise ships dock. From there, you’ll head through Hawaii Pacific University toward downtown Honolulu. Along the way, you’ll get acquainted with the Kingdom of Hawaii and the threats it faced from without and within. Unearth a world of backroom bargains and scheming traitors as you make your way to Aliʻiolani Hale, one of the city’s most breathtaking landmarks. Next, pay your respects to King Kamehameha, the great unifier, before heading to Kawaiahaʻo Church to see a different side of Hawaiian history. Stroll past the awe-inspiring Honolulu City Hall next, then stop by the thought-provoking Sky Gate sculpture. Continuing on, you’ll hear all about the Honolulu Rifles and the Bayonet Constitution, when the Hawaiian monarchy really started losing ground. Next, you’ll get the story of Queen Liliʻuokalani, Hawaii’s first sovereign queen, last monarch, and fiercest champion. As you explore downtown, you’ll relive the events which led to the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy. Then pay a visit to Iolani Palace and find out what happened after the queen was deposed. At last, you’ll reach a statue of the queen just outside the Hawaii State Capitol. Your tour concludes here.


Easy-to-use app: download the Action Tour Guide App onto your phone Unique password: access your tour on the Action Tour Guide App Engaging storytelling: Uncover unique tales and thrilling history for a memorable journey! Perfect narrator: nothing can beat listening to a great voice. Proven with tons of rave reviews! Learn more: dive deeper into any story you enjoyed with extra stories. Comprehensive route and stops: See it all, miss nothing, leave no stone unturned! Offline maps: no signal, no problem! Works perfectly without cellular or wifi. Hands-free: audio stories play on their own based on your location. Easy to use! Go at your own pace: Start anytime, pause anywhere, enjoy breaks for snacks and photos freely! New, extra validity — now, it’s yours for an entire year! Use multiple times over multiple trips! All-day support line: Call, chat, or email for help.

Important Information

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app tour with a map, audio stories, and images.
  • Access the tour on the Action Tour Guide app (separate from the Get Your Guide app).
  • Use the unique password received after booking to download & preview your specific tours before you arrive.
  • Start at the Starting Point. Follow the tour route. All audio stories play automatically based on your location.
  • Flexible schedule: Use it on any day and at any time or over multiple days. No need to rebook if your travel plans change.
  • It has new, extra validity—now yours for an entire year! Use it multiple times over multiple trips!
  • Walking tour: Use one tour per couple and share headphones.
  • Get support by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day.

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