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From Halifax: Peggy’s Cove Small-Group Tour with Transfers

1. From Halifax: Peggy’s Cove Small-Group Tour with Transfers

Explore the beautiful Peggy’s Cove, with an experienced, fun, and friendly local guide. Enjoy pickup from your downtown Halifax Peninsula hotel with express access to the iconic Peggy’s Cove. Explore the most photographed lighthouse in Canada, with a small and intimate group tour. Enjoy hotel pickup in the Downtown Halifax Peninsula and begin your fully guided tour towards Peggy's Cove. Ride in comfort and style with a high-end sprinter van, and small groups of less than 6 people. As you drive to this picturesque fishing village, learn fun local facts and tips from your guide and admire the stunning tree-lined landscape. Upon arrival in Peggy's Cove, grab the opportunity to take a picture with Peggy's Point Lighthouse. Take your free time to explore this quaint fishing village, which offers unique, small shops and stunning views of the ocean and surrounding nature. Sit on a sightseeing bench and ponder this turbulent coastal point, before heading back to Halifax.

From Halifax: Small Group Lunenberg Express Tour

2. From Halifax: Small Group Lunenberg Express Tour

Allow See Sight Tours to bring you on adventure from Halifax to Lunenburg. There is no better way to take a trip from Halifax to Lunenburg than on the Lunenburg Express From Halifax! One of our friendly guides will pick you up from your downtown Halifax hotel before setting off on your drive to Lunenburg. Relax as your driver gets you to your destination efficiently in the comfort and style of a Mercedes Metris van. Once you arrive, you will be blown away by all that Lunenburg has to offer. Marvel at the original colonial buildings from the 18th and 19th Centuries that greet you with their stunning colorful façades. If the option is selected, you will first stop by Salt and Shaker Deli where you will have the opportunity to enjoy a delicious lobster roll lunch. You will then have plenty of free time to explore the charming port town’s distinctive waterfront, incredible restaurants, distilleries, breweries, artisans, museums, galleries, and unique shops. Once you are finished with your exciting Lunenburg experience, your driver will get you back to your hotel in no time at all so that you can relax and reminisce on your fun trip.

Halifax: Small-Group Tour with Citadel and Peggy's Cove

3. Halifax: Small-Group Tour with Citadel and Peggy's Cove

Your adventurous day begins with a scenic drive to Peggy’s Cove. Located about an hour’s drive away from Halifax, Peggy’s Cove is a picturesque fishing village with plenty to see and do. While driving up to Peggy’s Cove, your guide will point out notable sights, landmarks, and scenic views. Upon arrival to the cove you will be given plenty of free time in which you can explore the area around the historical lighthouse, stroll along the ocean looking for tidal pools, head into the village to watch the fishermen come and go, or go shopping in one of the small boutiques and shops. After exploring Peggy’s Cove, you will head back to downtown Halifax where you will stop at Citadel Hill where a historical guide will be waiting to take you on an amazing tour. Throughout the tour, you will explore prison cells and alleyways which date back to 1745.  The day ends on a high note with a driving tour of downtown Halifax. The driving tour will take you by the city’s most well-known buildings and landmarks, such as the Titanic Cemetery, the City Gardens, Pier 21, and the Halifax Farmers Market. At the end of the driving tour, you will be dropped off at a location of your choosing.

Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

4. Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

Book in advance and enjoy flexible admission for the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Plan your visit around the weather and your travel schedule with a ticket allowing you to visit within 7 days either side of your booked date. The museum is located on Halifax's waterfront in the national historic site of Pier 21.. Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada. Join a passionate guide for a tour in English or French of the Pier 21 Story Exhibition. Your admission includes access to all exhibitions. Follow the evolution of immigration to Canada in the Canadian Immigration Story Exhibition. Dive into first-hand accounts of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy, and way of life - from the past to the present. Watch an original 20-minute documentary 'In Canada' for compelling stories of journey and belonging. One of the museum's expert researchers can help you uncover your family's journey at the Scotiabank Family History Centre. You can also shop Canadian treasures at the museum's one-of-a-kind gift shop.

Halifax: Small Group Tour with Peggy's Cove Sunset Express

5. Halifax: Small Group Tour with Peggy's Cove Sunset Express

Discover Halifax at night with a local guide who will take you to witness the best views of the sunset at the famous Peggy's Cove. Take in beautiful, bustling downtown Halifax lit up at night and see key attractions on a guided tour that includes pickup, drop-off, and transportation. After hotel pickup, enjoy a scenic drive to Peggy's Cove just in time to watch the dazzling sunset. Marvel at the view as you watch the sky change color with the famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse (also known as Peggy's Point Lighthouse) overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as your backdrop. Once the sun has set, be driven back towards the bustling downtown core. Listen to your guide's narration as you pass points of interest, such as Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Port, and Pier 21. Then, take in Halifax Seaport Market, the oldest continuously operating farmers' market in North America. Next, see the bustling Halifax Waterfront, Alexander Keith's iconic brewery, Dalhousie and Saint Mary's universities, and the beautiful City Gardens. Take in Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place for over 100 victims of the sinking of the Titanic. Finally, return to your hotel.

Halifax: City Segway Tour

6. Halifax: City Segway Tour

Climb aboard a Segway and make seeing Halifax’s sights a breeze as you glide effortlessly up the city’s many hills. There are two tour lengths to choose from to suit your sightseeing plans and schedule. Both tours include training, stops for pictures, and time to enjoy the visited sites. Check-in at the kiosk on the Halifax Waterfront, sign the waiver and be kitted out with the safety equipment. Prepare for your Segway adventure with 30-minutes of comprehensive training including ample practice time. Then, follow your expert guide along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk before heading into the city to see the sights. Benefit from the local insights of your guides and enjoy stops for photo opportunities. Your tour duration depends on your selected option. The most popular is the 3-hour City Tour that takes you into the heart of Halifax to see some of the highlights of downtown. The 2-hour City Spin Tour is a shortened version of the 3-hour tour and will take you along the Halifax Waterfront up to Argyle Street and Citadel Hill. Get to know where things are and how the city is laid out so that you can explore further on your own.

Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour

7. Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport: Smartphone Audio Tour

Discover the Port of Halifax with this smartphone tour. Find historical sites and artifacts from as early as the 1700’s on this 1.5 kilometer route. Be transported to when privateers grew rich off their daring escapades at sea on this informative tour. Follow the development of this area through the ages as this boisterous port of call grew into a vibrant, modern city. Start at Pier 21 where so many immigrants first stepped foot in Canada to begin new lives. Stroll past monuments, statues, and sculptures honoring those who helped make Halifax the city it is today. Walk along the one of the longest boardwalks in the world at your own pace. Save your data with an offline tour. Visit marine museums and walk on the deck of an Edwardian steamship the CSS Acadian. From late June to October the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship welcomes visitors on board. Finish at the Market Mall where you can do some shopping.

Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

8. Exlore Halifax with 3 Unique Smartphone Audio Walking Tours

Explore Halifax's landmarks on these self-guided walking tours. Listen to hands-free audio narration and have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. You do not have to complete all the tours in one day as the tours are yours to use any day or time you like. The tours also come with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. See your score as you go. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play! Discover the Port of Halifax with the Halifax Boardwalk and Seaport Smartphone Tour. See historical sites and artifacts from as early as the 1700’s. Be transported to when privateers grew rich off their daring escapades at sea. Follow the development of this area through the ages as this boisterous port of call grew into a vibrant, modern city. Start at Pier 21 where so many immigrants first stepped foot in Canada to begin new lives. Stroll past monuments, statues, and sculptures honoring those who helped make Halifax the city it is today. Walk along one of the longest boardwalks in the world at your own pace. Visit marine museums and walk on the deck of an Edwardian steamship the CSS Acadian. From late June to October the HMCS Sackville, Canada’s oldest warship, welcomes visitors on board. Finish at the Market Mall where you can do some shopping. The Halifax Churches, Gardens and Graveyards Tour will take you through the city's first graveyard at Camp Hill. Delve into stories behind the Holy Cross Cemetery and the Old Burying Grounds. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, and St. Paul's Church. Immerse yourself in history at the Halifax Armoury and the City Hall. Venture to Victoria Park to find out what makes it Victorian. Go to the heart of the city to see the Halifax Public Gardens and Canada's oldest urban park, the Halifax Common. Dive into tales of the many people that made Halifax what it is today at the Museum of Natural History and places like the Old Town clock. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 Tour tells of the profound effect on Halifax. Listen to the story of how the explosion devastated the community of Richmond. Be moved as you hear how the city came together to give aid and rebuild. Step back in time to that fateful day with each stop on your tour. Pay your respects at the memorials erected to honor the victims on St. Joseph's Square, the Memorial Bell Tower, Richmond Staircase, and the Veith House Community Centre. Visit Fort Needham Park and hear some of Halifax's war history. Discover the drama behind the collision of the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo. Pass by other places of note like the old Richmond School and the Halifax Relief Commission Building.

Halifax: Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour

9. Halifax: Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour

Explore Halifax's landmarks on a self-guided walking tour. Listen to hands-free audio narration and interact with what you see with an attraction-based trivia game. Have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace with a convenient tour that be paused and resumed. Walk through the city's first graveyard at Camp Hill. Delve into stories behind the Holy Cross Cemetery, and the Old Burying Grounds. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, and St. Paul's Church. Immerse yourself in history at the the Halifax Armoury and the City Hall. Venture to Victoria Park to find out what makes it Victorian. Go to the heart of the city to see the Halifax Public Gardens and Canada's oldest urban park, the Halifax Common. Dive into tales of the many people that made Halifax what it is today. Take away the stress of looking at a map with the GPS function that will direct you to places like the Museum of Natural History. Hear automatic commentary play as you approach places like the Old Town clock.

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4.7 / 5

based on 246 reviews

Thor is an excellent guide, excellent knowledge of area and history, very personable and met me the next day to return a hat and some sun glasses I left be hind. Can’t recommend enough!

Jack, our tour guide, was exceptional. He was patient, didn’t rush us, but fit in everything we wanted to do. He was very knowledgeable and had some great stories too.

THe guide was absolutely fantastic! total respect for him, he was full of information and fun facts.

Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a nice tour of Halifax and Peggy's Cove.

Limited information given for history for the area compared to small talk.