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Best of Halifax and Peggy's Cove

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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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
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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 176 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsGreat ExcursionJune 14, 2019

Reviewer: Robert Carpenter
Our excellent guide gave a good history of the explosion and the story of Halifax. The Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove was a classic and it was fun to see the lobster boats off shore. Good chowder at the cafe at the Cove.

5 StarsNice Tour, Comfortable BusJune 12, 2019

Reviewer: Fred Cascio
Good tour and nice bus and great tour guide. Should have had a few more stops than we did. Maybe stop in the Citadel for some photos.

3 Starsit's okJune 03, 2019

Reviewer: Jane Ligon
Halifax has interesting history - had very good tour guide&driver. Peggy's cove was very windy and I bet in the summer it's almost too thick with tourists to enjoy. Guide knew one of the local 'characters' - we slowed down approaching his home - he came out & waved - very interesting paint job on his home. . .

5 StarsIt is the best of HalifaxJune 01, 2019

Reviewer: Pati
Great tour very informative. Adequate time at stops. Loved Peggy’s Cove!

5 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy's CoveMay 30, 2019

Reviewer: Andreanne La Rivière
Peggy's Cove - The most beautiful place I have ever seen. Although it was a windy day, I was overcome with the beauty of the place. I could not stop taking photos even though I don't need photos to remember this spectacular spot. Also enjoyed the tour of the city itself. The guide was well informed and conveyed this to the bus passengers. Great explanation of the Halifax explosion.

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