Travel Best Bets Package Includes
- Roundtrip Airfare to Halifax
- 5 nights at Delta Halifax or similar
- Halifax City Tour
- Peggy’s Cove Day Trip
- Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna: $1399 + $241 tax
Calgary, Edmonton: $1299 + $241 tax
Other dates available, please inquire about rates!
Halifax City Tour
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.
Peggy’s Cove Day Trip
Experience one of Nova Scotia’s most picturesque places on this half-day trip to Peggy’s Cove from Halifax, with convenient, comfortable round-trip transport included. Receive an informative overview of this popular area from your friendly onboard guide, and then take a self-guided tour to explore the small fishing village at your own pace. Don’t miss the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse, one of the world’s most iconic lighthouses!
Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip
On this day trip from Halifax, venture through Nova Scotia and visit the historical towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Enjoy a guided walking tour and learn about the history of fishing and boat building in Lunenburg — a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town that’s home to Nova Scotia’s largest fishing fleet — and then visit churches, shops and galleries and soak in beautiful coastal views in Mahone Bay.
Your day trip through Nova Scotia begins with coach pickup from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. After a 1.5-hour drive southwest, you’ll arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
Your kilted guide will lead you on an informative walking tour to introduce you to the city’s highlights and interesting history. Learn about British colonial settlement in North America as you take in sights of unique architecture and design. Home to Lunenburg Academy, Nova Scotia’s largest fishing fleet, Lunenburg is famous for its fishing culture and boat building. Your guide will entertain you with stories about bootlegging along the craggy coastline decades ago.
From Lunenburg, continue driving north along Mahone Bay, whose town of the same name is famous for its shoreline churches and picturesque beauty. Enjoy time to explore this remarkable seaside town and stroll past artisan galleries, century-old buildings, eclectic specialty shops, romantic restaurants, museums and inns, all exuding a unique charm blended with a modern-day feel.
For lunch, you may bring your own food or dine at a local restaurant. After your tour, relax on the drive back to Halifax.
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