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It's not just a city for the young – Halifax's longevity ensures something of appeal for everyone. Stroll the historic waterfront, check out a museum or two, catch some live music and enjoy the best of what Eastern Canada has to offer – you'll find Haligonians to be more than happy to share their fabulous little city with visitors from around the world.


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$44.90 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Board a comfortable coach at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in the afternoon and relax on your scenic journey southwest to Peggy’s Cove, a small rural community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay located less than an hour away from Halifax. Along the way, your friendly, knowledgeable guide will offer an interesting and informative overview of this area. When you arrive, you’ll understand why this postcard-worthy fishing village is an artist’s paradise. This independent tour gives you the flexibility to create your own schedule and explore at your own pace, so the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. Soak up the quaint charm of the fishing village, settled by Germans in 1811, as you walk along the seawall and enjoy views of the rugged Atlantic coast. In the village, browse shops, wander down tucked-away side streets, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine restaurants or cafes (own expense).If you’re feeling adventurous, there are several activities to choose from: hiking, kayaking, fishing, golfing, whale watching (seasonal), bird watching and more (activities at own expense). Don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the most recognizable lighthouses in the world! Walk along Lighthouse Trail and capture photos of the classic red and white lighthouse, situated on an extensive granite outcrop. This lighthouse is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.After your Peggy’s Cove day trip, relax on the drive back to Halifax.

$109.34 Tours & Sightseeing

Peggy's Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

This tour offers a wide variety of stops that will delight and amaze you and takes you to places off the beaten path! Enjoy great conversation in our tour van along the way to the first stop, the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, a place that is skipped over by other tour companies. Many do not realize that the sinking of this vessel in April 1873 was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. You will have time to visit the interpretation centre to learn about the sinking and see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay. Then it's onto Peggy's Cove, passing scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way. Once at Peggy's Cove, you'll be able to have time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world's most photographed lighthouse. Just a short drive away from Peggy's Cove, is the Swiss Air Memorial, a beautifully designed memorial for the 229 victims of the Swiss Air Flight 111 in 1998. Big tour companies can't stop here because of the small parking lot so you'll be able to enjoy this stop free from the crowds. Included in the tour is a tasty lunch at The Finer Diner, overlooking beautiful Hackett’s Cove.Savour one of their delicious Lobster Rolls (other sandwiches are available if you're not a lobster lover) before heading back to Halifax. Once back in the city, you'll visit the Titanic Gravesite to learn about the disaster and the stories behind those lost in the sinking. Then you'll see another great sight that the larger tour buses cannot access - the Hydrostone neighbourhood! This area was built after the Halifax Explosion of 1917 and you'll learn just how disastrous this was to the city. It's another part of history that is overlooked by many! The tour concludes with drop off at your accommodations.

$71.39 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Halifax Harbour Sightseeing Gourmet Buffet Dinner Cruise

When the sun goes down, Halifax’s waterfront and Northwest Arm provide the perfect setting for your dinner cruise. At the ferry terminal, step aboard the Harbour Queen I, an elegant Mississippi-style sternwheeler, for your 2-hour journey along Halifax Harbour.Take to your private table and indulge in a gourmet dinner buffet prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients, like Atlantic mussels and salmon. (See below for a sample menu.)Enjoy light commentary from your crew on the main attractions along the way. At the southern tip of the Halifax peninsula, hear about Point Pleasant Park, a historical 190-acre (77-hectare) wooded area, and find out how much Halifax pays the British government to lease this land. Admire stately homes situating along the waterfront, not easily visible from land. If you look below, you might spot a porpoise or seal riding the waters with you. The Harbour Queen I turns around near the Dingle, formally known as Sir Sandford Fleming Park. Catch sight of Dingle Tower on top of a grassy knoll and learn about the park’s history. When you’ve had your fill of dinner, purchase a cocktail from the fully equipped bar and head out with your family or friends to the open-air upper deck. Feel the sea breeze, listen to the music playing in the background and watch ships sail by.Sample buffet dinner menu (subject to change):First courses Garden greens house salad Creamy potato and vegetable salad Seafood chowder Atlantic mussels steamed in white wine, served with garlic butter Main courses Chicken breast wrapped in bacon glazed with barbeque sauce Poached Atlantic salmon filet served with dill hollandaise sauce Side dishes/accompaniments Oven-roasted potatoes Rice pilaf Fresh vegetable of the day Desserts Deep-dish baked apple crisp topped with whipped cream Drinks Coffee and tea Additional drinks available at the fully equipped bar (own expense)

$30.46 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise

Once you board the Tall Ship Silva, our crew will brief you on the safety rules and procedures before we set sail in the beautiful Halifax Harbour. Relax and enjoy our fully stocked bar as our Captains and crew get us out on the water. You will cruise down to the bridge and up past George's Island while the Crew tells stories and the history behind both the Tall Ship Silva and the Halifax Harbour which is the reason Nova Scotia's capital city is located where it is. Nova Scotia has a rich sailing history, and your crew will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with you. Some prefer to sit back and enjoy the sights and views on a beautiful day, while others choose to assist the crew in raising and lowering our sails. Our large and comfortable vessel has more than enough space for everyone to enjoy the experience they are looking for. The Tall Ship Silva is a perfect way to experience Halifax the way it is best known for: the water with salt in the air. The views of the city from the water make for perfect photo opportunities for you to remember your trip, and your crew will be more than happy to assist in taking pictures. You do not want to visit Halifax without getting out to enjoy the water with the friendly and knowledgeable crew on the Tall Ship Silva!

$80.83 Cultural & Theme Tours

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay- Bus Tour

The tour begins and ends in front of the Ambassatours Gray Line booth directly in front of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3. Boarding begins at 9:45am for a 10:00am departure. Your tour is fully narrated by your Driver/Guide. Enjoy some history of Halifax on the drive out to your first stop in Lunenburg. Once off the bus, you have the option of joining the walking tour led by a local guide, or going to explore Lunenburg's Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. There will be some free time after either option, and if you choose the walking tour, you can still access the museum free of charge with any remaining time. There are some local shops available. The bus will then head to Mahone Bay, where you will see beautiful views and a narrated commentary on the town. There is free time to explore the shops and cafe's before the bus departs back for Halifax.

$482.77 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Nova Scotia South Shore Getaway

Day 1: Halifax, NS to Western Shore, NSDiscover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners.  Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.  After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in Western Shore (the area home to legendary Oak Island) for the night and learn of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D) Day 2: Western Shore, NS to Halifax, NSBid farewell to Nova Scotia’s south shore; our tour ends at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. (B)