Best of Halifax and Peggy's Cove
It's The Best of Halifax and Peggy's Cove!
The tour begins with a highlight tour of Halifax, 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.
Our tour guides were very well informed and quite funny! Peggy's Cove is beautiful! We very much enjoyed this excursion!
Reviewer: Janice Sklar
This was an excellent tour and we really enjoyed it. We took some offered by the ship, but this one was our favorite. Very memorable!
The area we toured was very beautiful. Unfortunately our tour guide talked 100% of the time on the bus. Very knowledgeable but a bit dry. She tried to mix in some corny humor, which may have been funny, but fell flat due to poor delivery. I would not take this tour again.
The tour guide was so informative. She is awesome. We can draw a big picture with lots of details after the tour for Halifax. It would be very perfect if the tour can leave a bit of time for us to try the famous Lobster rolls in Peggy's Cover. Would recommend to friends for sure.
Reviewer: Michael Hannan
On two previous cruises into Halifax, I didn't take the classic 4-hour tour to Peggy's Cove. This time I made it. Most enjoyable. Excellent guide and driver. And great value at $65. per person. Will highly recommend.