Victory in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and the Battle of Iwo Jima

Featuring Expert Historians James Scott and Jonathan Parshall
March 22 - April 1, 2024

About the Tour

Journey from Pearl Harbor—where it all started for the Americans—to the islands of Saipan, Guam, Iwo Jima, and Tinian, where the Enola Gay departed to drop the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. With exclusive access to the most intriguing battle sites, rich historical context from our expert guides, seldom-seen archival materials from the Museum’s digital collections, and hand-selected oral histories found nowhere else, this tour promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Program Pricing

Price per person based on Double Occupancy

$18,999 $17,999*


Price per person based on Single Occupancy

$24,499 $23,499*


*$329 per person taxes and fees are additional.

Victory in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and the Battle of Iwo Jima

Tour Itinerary & Map

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Honolulu

Transfer from HNL airport / Welcome Reception and Dinner on the Diamond Lawn of the five-star Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel

Accommodations: Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel (R, D)


Day 2

Pearl Harbor

Tour the USS Missouri and Pacific Aviation Museum / USS Arizona Memorial / USS Bowfin / Evening at leisure in Waikiki

Accommodations: Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel (B, L)


Day 3

Journey to Saipan

Morning at leisure / Fly to Saipan and cross the International Date Line

Accommodations: The Kensington Hotel Saipan (B, D)


Day 4

Explore Saipan

Saipan Landing Beaches / Purple Heart Ridge / Suicide Cliffs / Last Command Post / American Memorial Park

Accommodations: The Kensington Hotel Saipan (B, L, D)


Day 5

Tinian and the Atomic Bomb

Fly to Tinian on a private charter / Tour of North Field and Atomic Bomb Pits / White Beach / Suicide Cliffs / Aerial tour of Tinian on return flight to Saipan

Accommodations: The Kensington Hotel Saipan (B, L, D)


Day 6

Journey to Guam

Optional Morning Tour on Saipan or Morning at Leisure / Flight to Guam / Evening at leisure

Accommodations: Dusit Thani Resort (B, L)


Day 7

Guam

Morning Iwo Jima Symposium with Museum’s historians and featured guests / Afternoon at leisure to prepare for journey to Iwo Jima.

Accommodations: Dusit Thani Resort (B)


Day 8

Iwo Jima

Early morning flight to Iwo Jima on private charter / “Reunion of Honor” ceremony / Optional hike to top of Mount Suribachi* and landing beaches / Evening return flight to Guam 

Accommodations: Dusit Thani Resort (B, L, D)
 

*Those wishing to reach the peak of Mount Suribachi will hike approximately 9 miles to reach the summit and return to the airfield.


Day 9

Battle of Guam

Asan Bay Overlook / Agat Beach / War in the Pacific National Park Museum / South Pacific Peace Park / Farewell Reception and Dinner.

Accommodations: Dusit Thani Resort (B, R, D)


Day 10

Depart to the US

Transfer to the Guam International Airport for independently scheduled flights home.

(B)


Add Victory in the Pacific: World War II in the Philippines 7-day Optional Pre-Tour Extension or The Battle for Peleliu 3-Night Optional Post-Tour Extension and experience a more comprehensive Pacific Theater of Operations tour at an unbeatable value.

Program Inclusions
  • Travel with featured historians Jonathan Parshall and James Scott, with daily commentary and exclusive lecture series
  • Two nights’ accommodations at the historic, five-star Westin Moana Surfrider Hotel on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu
  • Three nights’ accommodations at the five-star Kensington Hotel Saipan
  • Four nights’ accommodations at the five-star Dusit Thani Guam Hotel
  • Roundtrip flight credit of up to $1,700 from select US airports to Honolulu, Honolulu to Guam, and Guam (via Honolulu) to your regional airport
  • Roundtrip privately chartered air between Guam and Iwo Jima, Guam and Saipan, and Saipan and Tinian
  • 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 2 Receptions, and 6 Dinners
  • Beer, wine, coffee, water, tea, and soft drinks at all included meals and receptions
  • Personal listening devices on all included touring
  • Entrance fees to all sites, museums, and attractions included in the itinerary
  • Video oral history presentations from the Museum’s Collection
  • Private, air-conditioned motor coach transportation, including bottled water on excursions
  • All airport transportation throughout program itinerary, including arrival transfer (Honolulu) and departure transfer (Guam) when arriving and departing on scheduled program dates
  • Gratuities to local guides, drivers, porters, and service staff on included meals
  • Expert Museum Historian-led battlefield tours
  • Informative map book, including battlefield maps and archival images to be used throughout your journey
  • Keepsake travel gifts to use on your journey

Destination Map

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Download the official World War II in the Philippines brochure for a full listing of inclusions, accommodations, and other useful information.
Note: Brochure is a sample which details itinerary, featured historians,and accommodations, but may not contain accurate tour dates

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Victory in the Pacific: Pearl Harbor, Saipan, Tinian, Guam and the Battle of Iwo Jima

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