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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
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
No
Dress
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.
Restrictions
This tour is not handicap accessible.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 165 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsVERY INFORMATIVEOctober 27, 2018

Reviewer: Bruce and Marcia Anderson
The guide was very informative and bus driver very good. They bantered making the trip that much more enjoyable. We had a good feel for the history and saw some good color despite the fog and mist.

4 StarsHalifax and Peggy’s CoveOctober 22, 2018

Reviewer: Ken
We had a very good tour. Guide was very informative and interesting. The city tour provided an overall view of Halifax and history. The drive to Peggy’s Cove was scenic. The only reason I don’t give it 5 stars is because we could have used about another 30 minutes in Peggy’s Cove, just not enough time to really explore the area.

4 StarsPeggy's CoveOctober 17, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Mclerran
This was a good tour.Got to see all around Halifax and then the drive out to Penny's Cove where we had about an hour to take pictures and get a bite to eat. It was crowded with a lot of buses but the lighthouse and area was a beautiful spot.The guide was knowledgeable and helpful.

5 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy’s coveOctober 05, 2018

Reviewer: Mary Branscombe
The guide was knowledgeable. The drive was beautiful and Peggy’s cove was scenic. We really enjoyed the tour.

4 StarsPEGGY'S COVEOctober 05, 2018

Reviewer: BILL
LONG WAY TO PEGGY'S COVE BUT INTERESTING GUIDE WAS GOOD

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