Halifax, Gateway to Atlantic Canada, has flourished as a prominent port situated on the world's second largest natural harbour. Rather than feeling relegated to 'second-fiddle' status, this dichotomy is celebrated by residents who take pride in their slower pace and warm hospitality. Explore all this city has to offer with a hop-on-hop-off city tour. You can go at your own pace and see highlights like, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, historic properties / Duke Street, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Province House, authentic british double decker bus with Halifax Clock Tower in background, Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery, Pier 20 / Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Enjoy the picturesque Peggys Cove on your 1/2 day tour. Best known for its iconic lighthouse, and synonymous with Maritime Canada. On the next day, travel with your kilted guide to Luneburg and Mahone Bay, to explore the area rich in the history of fishing, boating and pirate exploits.
With private airport pick up, shared tours to see all of the sights in the area, and time at leisure to choose from any number of activities which entice you, this is a value tour not to be passed over. Travel with confidence knowing you have 24/7 support from your Kensington Tours team.
You will be provided with a pre-departure package which will include all necessary information that you will need for your trip including materials such as vouchers, maps, train tickets (if relevant) etc.
Meet your driver for a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.
Enjoy seeing the highlights of the city of Halifax at your own pace on board a hop-on hop-off coach. Board the authentic British Double Decker at any one of 15 designated pick up locations around the city and "hop-on" or "hop-off" as many times as you would like during that day. Highlights that you will see and can explore at leisure on the tour include: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, historic properties, Duke Street, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Province House, authentic british double decker bus with Halifax Clock Tower in background, Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brewery, Pier 21, Cruise Ship Pavillion, Pier 20, Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Park, Golden Gates, Our Lady of Sorrows Cemetery, Halifax Public Gardens, Museum of Natural History, Spring Garden Road Shopping District, Halifax Citadel National Historic Park and Grand Parade and St. Paul's Church.
Just minutes from the waterfront and World Trade and Convention Centre, the Residence Inn Halifax Downtown offers ideal accommodation within walking distance to great restaurants, entertainment and the historic area. The rooms are generally very spacious and facilities include an indoor pool, spa tub, and complimentary fitness center, which has treadmills, free weights, elliptical trainers, and stair machines.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Enjoy an afternoon shared 3 hr tour to Peggy's Cove - a "must-see" when visiting Nova Scotia and well worth the jaunt. Spend the afternoon taking in the spectacular scenery of this picture-postcard fishing village perched on the Atlantic Ocean. Famous for its iconic lighthouse and the crashing surf on the glacier rock formations – be sure to bring your camera. You’ll love the scenic drive past quaint seaside communities of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover. Relax comfortably in a luxury motor coach, and let the friendly, kilted guide keep you entertained with tall tales, historic gossip and local folklore. You'll know you've arrived at Peggy's Cove when you spot the white and red lighthouse sitting proudly against a backdrop of ocean as far as the eye can see. Get out and explore the rocks, visit the gift shops and wander through this photographer's paradise. You can even mail a postcard from inside the lighthouse – unique in North America.
Join a kilted guide in "New Scotland" for an enchanting shared, half day tour of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Explore the South Shore filled with history of fishing, boat building, the pirates of 'Oak Island' and the rum running along this craggy coastline. Lunenburg is home to Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet, Lunenburg Academy, extraordinary architecture, supreme shops and more. From Lunenburg, continue with a drive through Mahone Bay, famous for its churches along the shore and its picturesque beauty. There will be plenty of time for exploring these remarkable seaside towns before you are brought back to Halifax at the end of the day.
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