Best of Halifax and Peggy's Cove

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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Most days at Peggy's Cove can be cool, so dress appropriately for cool ocean breezes.
This tour is not handicap accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 139 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellentApril 09, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Leomo
This was the exact tour as from the Holland America ship. Our excursion was less expensive and directions to and from ship for meeting were exact. Highly recommend.

5 StarsCanada tourNovember 08, 2017

Reviewer: John Guard
Great your Person doing the your was very knowledgeable Would recommend tour

4 StarsDo not want to miss this excursionNovember 07, 2017

Reviewer: Mark Pomeroy
Typically we like to do our own thing on vacation but decided to take this tour given the amount of time we had and are very pleased we did. The bus tour part is informative and hits all the typical spots but in my mind it was mainly just a way to get to Peggy's Cove. Peggy's Cove is very small in area with only a small local population but it is huge in interesting things to do and see. Started on the rocks (being very careful to avoid the dark slippery ones as our guide warned us about) we hit the lighthouse for some one of a kind photo shots. Next we hit the Sou'Wester restaurant for some of the world's best seafood chowder and of course those lobster rolls. After getting our fill we wandered around the town looking at the brightly colored houses before finishing our day in the gift shop. All in all one of my favorite trips of all time.

5 StarsA beautiful little fishing townNovember 04, 2017

Reviewer: Kevin
The bus tour of Halifax was interesting, but the free time in Peggy's Cove was stunningly beautiful! A perfect photograph every way you turn!

5 StarsVery knowledgeable tour guideNovember 03, 2017

Reviewer: Martin Riefner
and very funny also. She made the tour a lot of fun while giving us lots of information and history. Really a great tour!!!

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