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Shangri La

Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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Doris Duke's home, built in 1930, is an architecturally significant home which includes a collection of Islamic artwork.
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Tours arranged through Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814
+1 808-532-3853
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have to plan ahead by reserving space on bus at Honolulu Museum of Art. I went with my mom who was handicapped so I was allowed to drive separately and got a private tour. Very personal.

1  Thank carolyns1222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though this tour is not well advertised (probably for the best, since tour groups are, by necessity, small), it is well worth finding. Tour groups depart from the Art Museum across town a few times per day. Our tour guide was very informative and...More

1  Thank longtimetravelpro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The home of Doris Duke done in the Islamic style. Simply beautiful right on the ocean near Diamond Head. Grounds are gorgeous. This is a guided tour. Departure is from the Honolulu. Plan to spend about 2 hours on the grounds plus travel by small...More

Thank patriciatQ8312YZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So hard to believe that people had homes of this opulence. The spot, overlooking Black Point and Diamond Head. is gorgeous in an of itself. The home is breathtaking. The art is beautiful, just not my cup of tea.

Thank Sue Ann H
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We took the 9 am tour with our two teenage daughters. This is an incredibly special place. Our 16 year old, on her 3rd trip to Hawaii, said it was the best thing she's done on 3 islands! The house is stunning. Our docent Valerie...More

Thank PearlieGirl
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We booked a 10:30 a.m. tour online. We started at the Honolulu Art Museum, after which a van took us to the site. Normally you're not allowed to take pictures, but for some reason our particular group was made part of an "experiment" where we...More

1  Thank CITravelfan
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This has to be the best tourist attraction in Hawaii. So much history. Beautiful architecture. Amazing art. Great museum but the mosaics around the walls are a must. Then the view to the ocean really captures the beauty of Shangrila

2  Thank lasassa2016
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

For years I have wanted to visit Shangri La to behold the vast impressive collection of Islamic art and design. Shangri La did not, nor could it ever disappoint. It is breathtaking, and the design of the home, the placement of windows, the movement of...More

1  Thank nicarafiki
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I wasn't sure what to expect, so was pleasantly surprised. The house itself is absolutely beautiful, Our tour guide was very informative and I would highly recommend this to anyone. The meeting point (Museum of Art) can be tricky to get to by public transport,...More

1  Thank Jo B
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Wish I had taken this tour years ago. Plan on spending at least 4 hours...getting to museum, tour, getting back to museum and then your hotel. But well worth 1/2 a day. Fabulous art, beautiful scenery and interesting background stories. A MUST see.

1  Thank pres2n
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Chad G
10 June 2017|
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Response from freedom06 | Reviewed this property |
Although locals do swim in front of there, access is not from the Shangrila property and ticket holders are brought to the location by bus and given a tour of the house and garden.
1 October 2016|
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Response from TreasuryBill | Reviewed this property |
I won't knock the previous comments but if you're only in Oahu for a few days, you MUST book the Shangri La tour in advance and the tours are not available every day, or even every month (as I found out when I visited in... More
Diana P
17 April 2016|
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Response from Mochiman | Reviewed this property |
The tour itself is about 1.5 hours at Shangri La. The bus ride provided from the museum 20 minutes. Precaution...bus leaves on time. All worth your time...The museum entrance fee is included and the restaurant in the... More