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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
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 202 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExcellentSeptember 29, 2019

Reviewer: Charlotte Blakeney
We had a blast! This was. By far, the best excursion we did on our cruise. Add to that. The weather was FAB! The next day Hurricane Dorian struck this ares! Thank you!!

5 StarsAwesome September 26, 2019

Reviewer: Joe Stefano
This excursion was amazing! The guide was so informative and they got us to Peggy's Cove before the onslaught of other busses and overall everything was top notch . Never a problem with Shore Excursion Group

5 StarsPeggy's Cove TourSeptember 25, 2019

Reviewer: Debra Van Brunt
It was fantastic. The driver and tour leader were both fantastic. Dreama was the driver. Unfortunately, I can't remember the tour leaders name ( a woman). So informative and friendly. And the tour was super easy to find when we got off the ship.

5 StarsBest of HalifaxSeptember 23, 2019

Reviewer: Mary Jane and Bill Mataxas
We enjoyed this tour. The guide was a local man gave a very professional and interesting tour.

4 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy's CoveSeptember 19, 2019

Reviewer: Diane Stowell
It was a beautiful drive to Peggy's Cove and we were given sufficient time to explore the area. We needed to do some shopping (didn't get our luggage) and the bus driver was nice to drop us off at a store on the way back to the ship.

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