Halifax City Tour

activities / Sightseeing tours

Review score

4.5/5

Halifax City Tour information and booking

from
$46
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (approx. 10 minutes from the cruise port)
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Available daily at 9am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Soak up the sights, history and maritime legacy of Halifax on this 2.5-hour coach tour. Pass by Province House, the Halifax Public Gardens, St Paul’s Church and the Old Town Clock. Snap shots of the hilltop Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and learn about the fort’s role in the British Empire. You'll also visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the 'Titanic' tragedy are buried. Throughout the tour, enjoy live narration from a kilted guide.

Meet your kilted guide at Halifax's Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where you'll board an air-conditioned coach for a 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. This city is steeped in fascinating maritime history, and your guide will regale you with tales of pirates, privateers and more.History buffs and fans of the film Titanic alike will find interest at Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the tragic shipwreck are buried, and a marker for ‘J Dawson’ stands. Learn about those who died during the Halifax Explosion of 1917, who also rest here. Make a photo stop at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, perched on a hill in the center of the city. This fort is a symbol of Halifax’s role as one of the British Empire’s major naval stations, and spans a grassy park in the shape of an eight-point star.Enjoy the oasis of the Halifax Public Gardens, modeled after a Victorian-era garden, dotted with linden and elm trees, as well as exotic and semitropical flowers. Admire wrought-iron gates, a bandstand and fountains.Swing by the national historic site of Province House, a Palladian-style, three-story sandstone building built in 1819 as the seat of government for Nova Scotia. Learn the story behind the construction of the Old Town Clock, and drive by St Paul’s Church, the city’s oldest building dating back to 1749. Other sights include the Spring Garden Road area, City Hall and Grand Parade.Along the waterfront, admire the Victorian-Italianate façades of the Historic Properties, warehouses dating back to the late 1700s. Your tour concludes back at the maritime museum.Please note: This tour is seasonal and only operates from June through October.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Live narration

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off