Pearl Harbor Anniversary
Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Join us on our exclusive Pearl Harbor Anniversary Tour, which includes attending the official commemorative ceremony on December 7.
This WWII tour features several VIP excursions that visitors rarely have the opportunity to experience: visiting the Hickman Air Base with the official base historian; a private tour of an active duty ship; visiting the Schofield Barracks; and a private boat tour of Pearl Harbor and Ford Island. Along the way, you will also enjoy the beauty and hospitality of modern Hawaii, including a picnic on the beach.
The trip will be led by historian Erik Flint, a veteran of 30 years in uniform, who deployed twice to Iraq as a Combat Historian for the U.S. Special Operations Command History & Research Office and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, where he is a lead Command and General Staff Officer Course instructor. With Erik’s expertise and leadership, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of one of the most pivotal events of World War II, while also honoring the sacrifice and heroism of those who served and lost their lives in the attack.
- 82nd commemorative ceremony at Pearl Harbor: Annual ceremony hosted by the National Park Services at Pearl Harbor will commemorate the lives of those lost on December 7, 1941; includes a land tour of Pearl Harbor and a visit to the USS Bowfin
- Private boat tour of Pearl Harbor: includes a visit to the USS Arizona and USS Oklahoma
- Ford Island: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri
- Hickam Airforce Base: private tour of the barracks attacked on December 7, 1941, with the official base historian.
- Fort DeRussy Museum: a collection of military artifacts and exhibits that showcase the history of the United States Army in Hawaii
- Punchbowl: serene and beautiful memorial that honors the brave men and women who served in the US armed forces
- Schofield Barracks: site where the US Army's 24th and 25th Infantry Divisions were stationed during the attack on Pearl Harbor
DAY 1 Ceremony at USS Utah
Guests book their own flights to Honolulu (HNL); we recommend arrival by 1 p.m. Our first official activity will be to meet at the hotel at 3:45 p.m. where we will depart for an evening ceremony at the USS Utah. However, a meeting room will be set up at 2 p.m. with light snacks and refreshments for guests to gather as their hotel rooms become available. After the ceremony, we will enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel.
DAY 2 Commemorative Ceremony at Pearl Harbor
This morning, we will attend the 82nd commemorative ceremony at Pearl Harbor. It will be a solemn and unforgettable experience—a time to reflect on the sacrifice and heroism of those who served and lost their lives in the attack and to honor their memory.
After lunch, we will visit the Punchbowl National Cemetery, a serene and beautiful memorial that honors the brave men and women who served in the US armed forces. We finish the day at Fort DeRussy, a historic military site with a museum, beach, and recreational facilities.
DAY 3 USS Missouri, USS Arizona Memorial, Hickam Air Base
Today we start with a visit to Pearl Harbor's USS Missouri, the historic battleship where the Japanese formally surrendered to end World War II. At the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, visitors can learn about the events leading up to the attack and see historic aircraft up close. The Pearl Harbor tour includes a boat ride to the USS Arizona Memorial, where visitors pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack. Lastly, visiting the nearby Hickam Air Base offers a glimpse into the life of military personnel and their families stationed in Hawaii.
DAY 4 Hickam Air Base, Schofield Barracks
On our final full day, we start with a ship tour on Hickam Air Base, which provides visitors with a unique opportunity to explore various types of ships and submarines used by the U.S. Navy. A private tour of Hickam Air Base allows our guests to get an up-close look at various military aircraft and the inner workings of the base. Finally, a visit to Schofield Barracks, located on the island of Oahu, provides a glimpse into the history of the U.S. Army and its operations in the Pacific region.
We finish the day with a farewell dinner.
DAY 5 Flight Home
Safe travels home.