Best of Halifax and Peggy's Cove
Halifax to Peggy’s Cove Tour in Nova Scotia
It's The Best of Halifax to Peggy's Cove!
The tour begins with a highlight tour of Halifax, located in the coastal region, the largest city east of Montreal and the capital of Nova Scotia. Founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America, Halifax is steeped in maritime history. Among the highlights on this portion of the tour is the Grand Parade Square, the central square of the original town. St. Paul's church, situated in the square, is Canada's oldest Anglican Church.
Another highlight of the tour is West Dover. This small fishing community with a charming and quaint setting has a population of around 275. From there, the tour continues along the scenic coastal route to Peggy's Cove. One of Canada's most visited places, with its lighthouse perched on the edge of the ocean and quaint fishing village, Peggy's Cove attracts thousands of visitors each year. Nestled on the rocky shoreline of St. Margaret's Bay, the area offers spectacular, world-famous scenery.
You will see the Devonian Granite Rock Formations which influence much of the landscape around Peggy's Cove. These huge 350- to 415-million-year-old boulders were scattered by retreating glaciers about 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. Almost unreal, they appear to be growing out of the fields of moss and shrubs.
During the drive back to Halifax, a photo stop will be made at the Halifax Citadel. The hilltop location offers visitors a panoramic view of the harbor and the city.
Reviewer: Linda Kington
This was a beautiful city and Peggy's Cove was spectacular.
I usually don't book excursions but I did this tme and it worked out well. I was concerned because it was not through the ship but once on got on the bus (this excursion actually filled 2 buses) I found that it was full of people from the likes of booking through priceline or Costco. I will def pay more attention to these excusions in the future.
Reviewer: Linda Sundve
Really enjoyed Peggy's Cove and the drive to and from.
Reviewer: Sandra R. Goldman
The bus tour of Halifax was informative. We made a few stops but mainly drove thru the town. Peggy's Cove was nice but mainly just a lighthouse with souvenir and gift shops.
Reviewer: Sara Bond
Peggy's Cove is a must see, it's spectacular! Got to spend time in the fishing village with it's authentic New England atmosphere! Loved it!