JOIN US FOR THE TURNING POINT IN THE PACIFIC AS MHT COMMEMORATES THE EPIC BATTLE OF MIDWAY AND ALL THE PEARL HARBOR & HONOLULU WWII SITES!
“The Decisive Naval Battle of the Pacific War – Midway” is the subject that MHT Commemorates with a Symposium plus “A Day That Will Live in Infamy” still resonates today as MHT heads back for the 76th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. MHT continues our WWII in the Pacific Tours with our trip to Honolulu this winter. Don’t miss it!
TOUR LEADER: John Powell, Director of Operations, MHT
Military Historical Tours (MHT) is proud to partner with the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor (PAM) to offer another in our series of historical tours to the great battlefields of the world.
Midway Island—a battle remembered as the turning point for American fortunes following six months of staggering reverses after Pearl Harbor. From the devastating defeat at the hands of the combined US Naval Forces, Japan never again experienced a major victory against America. Join us as we travel to Hawaii to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of this early battle of World War II in the Pacific.
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor HAWAII partners with Military Historical Tours (MHT) to offer another in our series of historic anniversary tours to the battlefields of the world. This very special 75th Anniversary of World War II Tour starts in Honolulu with attendance at the 2017 Midway Educational Symposium. Following island commemorations and tours, we will attend the Official Anniversary Ceremonies at Pearl Harbor on 7 December. We will be joined by an official delegation representing the United States Navy, with a memorial service at the “Punch Bowl”.
MHT’s experienced staff of Battlefield Tour Leaders and Historians will combine to make your trip the most enjoyable, entertaining, and educational experience possible. Call MHT toll free at 800-722-9501 (EST M-F 10AM-6PM) or e-mail them at mhtours@ miltours.com.
Main Tour Cost (Air not included) $ 2,795
(based on two persons sharing double room)
Single Room Supplement $ 895
- Main Tour Price Includes:
- Deluxe Hotel accommodations — The Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort
- Air conditioned motor coach
- Pacific Aviation Museum Gala, a $275 value
- Tours featuring military historical sites in Honolulu and commemorations.
- Entrance fees for indicated sites
- Meals as indicated in itinerary
Airfare Not Included: Discount airfare from the continental U.S. to Hawaii is available through MHT’s travel partners. Please call the office to obtain the discounted rates from your departure city.
**Post Tour (optional) remain on Oahu or explore outer islands (call office for details).
One discount per participant per tour.
Day One, Saturday – 2 December
Arrive Honolulu via your individual flight arrangements. Upon arrival at our hotel, you will be met by MHT staff that will assist with check in. This evening, we gather for a Welcome Reception (no host) and Briefing. This evening, dinner is on your own. Hotel: Outrigger Reef, Waikiki Beach
Day Two, Sunday – 3 December
After breakfast, proceed to Ford Island, located in Naval Station Pearl Harbor to participate in the Midway Education Seminar hosted at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. We will start the morning by exploring the museum, this will be the site of the symposium with a guest speaker and panel discussion by historians and experts on the Battle of Midway. We will have lunch in the period themed Lani Akea Cafe. After lunch, the symposium will with a no host “happy hour” at the museum before we depart Ford Island and return to the hotel. Meals: B/L/-
Day Three, Monday – 4 December
Following breakfast, we tour the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific “The Punchbowl” where the casualties of WWII have been laid to rest. Participants will be briefed on the Island hopping campaign and the United States’ Victory in the Pacific using the many large detailed maps available on site (as seen at right.) Before we depart we will have a ceremony in remembrance of those who lost their lives during the Pearl Harbor attack, the invasion of Guam and Wake Island all in December 1941 and in all the other battles during the Pacific War. Next we head for Pearl Harbor for a visit to the USS Arizona Memorial. Special Events: Participants will be given a tour of the U.S.S. Arizona by the National Park Service. The Arizona Memorial Museum Association will conduct a lecture on the state of the Arizona, the damage that was incurred and on going preservation research. Participants will then take a tour of the U.S.S. Bowfin and tour the new Submarine Museum where they will learn the contributions of submarines during WWII. Evening at Leisure with the optional “Movie on Waikiki Beach.” Meals: B/Lunch-L
Day Four, Tuesday – 5 December
After breakfast, participants will travel to Ford Island to tour the U.S.S. Missouri. We will get a behind the scenes tour of the Missouri that is not open to the general public. Participants will examine the role and accomplishments of the Mighty Mo during WWII. After lunch, we will spend the afternoon with a guided behind the scenes tour of the Pacific Aviation Museum that includes a visit to many of the historic buildings on Ford Island. Participants will be given a private walking tour and lecture on the role of Ford Island during the attack and you will be able to see the “Scars” of December 7th. On this walking tour, participants will be able to see the flight path of the Japanese attack as well as where key players were stationed, Hospital Point and will be able to see how narrow the entrance is to Pearl Harbor. Finally, we will then be given a private tour of the restoration hanger where the museum restores their WWII aircraft. The workmanship of “Rosie the Riveter” will be one of the topics of discussion as we discuss the war effort and its impact on weapons, home front and rationing of supplies. Evening at Leisure with the optional “Movie on Waikiki Beach.” Meals: B/L
Day Five, Wednesday – 6 December
Today we will have a early breakfast as we start the day at the Blackened Canteen Ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial. Afterwards we take the scenic drive to Marine Corps Base, Kaneohe Bay for a visit to the Pacific War Memorial and lunch on base. Next we will meet with Joint POW-MIA Accountability Command (J-Pac) for a briefing on the missing in action (MIA) recovery efforts of WWII, Korean and the Vietnam War missing in action. Return to the hotel with time to enjoy the beach or shopping on Kalakaua Avenue. Evening at Leisure. Meals: B/L
Day Six, Thursday – 7 December
After breakfast, we head to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for the National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Ceremony to participate in the 76th Anniversary Commemorations. We will have a stop for lunch and a driving tour of Ford Island on our way to the USS Oklahoma Memorial Ceremony. We return to the hotel in time for the Memorial Parade & Public Ceremony on Kalakaua Avenue near the resort. Evening at Leisure with the optional “Movie on Waikiki Beach.” Meals: B/L
Day Seven, Friday – 8 December
Day of leisure. After breakfast enjoy a fun filled day on Waikiki Beach or sightseeing in downtown Waikiki. We bid goodbye to new friends and proceed to the airport for your individual flights for home. You have the option of extending your stay in the “islands.” Meals: B
75th Anniversary of Battle of Midway & 76th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (2 - 8 Dec 2017)
- Product Code: 17-PAC-HI
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