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Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson


April 27, 2021

Hours: Docent-Led Tours 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wednesday / 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Thursday;

Self-Led Audio Tours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Price: ranges by tour and age (see Tour Pricing Section below)

Iolani Palace, the official residence of Hawai‘i's monarchy, was built in 1882 by the last king, King Kalakaua. This National Historic Landmark in downtown Honolulu tells of a time when their Majesties walked its celebrated halls. The Palace complex contains beautiful memories of grand balls and hula performances, as well as painful ones of Queen Liliuokalani's overthrow and imprisonment. Today, you can enjoy one of the most spectacular living restorations in all of Polynesia and immerse yourself in Hawaii's royal heritage.


In preparation for welcoming guests back safely, Iolani Palace has made the following changes:

  • Tours must be booked in advance online. Members must make reservations by emailing All tours will be available on a first come, first served basis

  • Temperature checks for all guests prior to picking up tickets at Hale Koa (Barracks)

  • Facemasks will be required for the Palace and Hale Koa (Barracks)

  • Installed automated hand sanitizers placed at all entry points for guests’ convenience

  • Reduced tour group sizes and limiting the total number of guests within the Palace, Shop, and Basement Gallery

  • Placed social distancing markers and directional arrow throughout the Palace, Hale Koa (Barracks), and Basement Galleries to allow for proper flow and social distancing measures

  • Increased frequency of cleaning high-touch and high-traffic areas, including door handles, hand railings, chairs, and restrooms


Audio Tour

  • Nonresidents: $20

  • Residents and Military: $14.95

  • Children ages 5-12: $6

  • Children ages 4 and younger: Free

Docent-Led Tour

  • Nonresidents: $27

  • Residents and Military: $22.95

  • Children ages 5-12: $6

  • Children ages 4 and younger: Free

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Historic Downtown Honolulu Tour

Learn all about the people and history behind Hawaii's iconic places on Shaka Guide's Downtown Honolulu Walking Tour. Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour; learn about Hawaii's royal history, combine with official Iolani Palace tour (sold separately), and try some local eats. 

All Shaka Guide tours come with 24/7 customer support and a 100% money-back guarantee. Tours never expire.


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