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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 116 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsNova Scotia September 01, 2017

Reviewer: Linda Moon
Had been to Halifax before. The guide was so informative and we really enjoyed the excursion.

4 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy's CoveAugust 21, 2017

Reviewer: Mimi Tcheng
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She told many jokes along the way but most just kind of sat there and had no reaction. :-). Probably because of older crowd. Peggy's Cove was pretty.

5 StarsWonderful Trip!August 21, 2017

Reviewer: Jacqueline H Krause
The tour guide was interesting, very gracious to those of us who received email giving us the wrong meeting place. Some had booked through another company and had the wrong time but right excursion. We turned back to the port again to pick them up. The trip was interesting, lots of extra information given, small group of 14 , well cared for. Thank you!

5 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy's CoveAugust 12, 2017

Reviewer: Joni Plourd
The tour bus/van had 14 passengers and the guide- Carol and driver. Carol was an excellent tour guide who knew Halifax. We toured Halifax, which had a rich history, Went to West Dover, and then finally to Peggy's Cove with a lighthouse and quaint fishing village. Absolutely breathtaking views with cliffs and lobster traps and artisan shops. Stopped briefly at the Halifax Citadel and learned it's history. A very thorough tour and worth the money!

4 StarsGreat experienceAugust 11, 2017

Reviewer: Dr. Stephen White
Halifax and Peggy's Cove was well worth the tour. It will not be a waste of your time.

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