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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 147 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsWorthwhile!July 09, 2018

Reviewer: Paula McMahon
Bus trip through parts of Halifax was moderately interesting. Trip to Peggy's Cove, small fishing village, was quite interesting. I would have liked a little more time there.

5 StarsNature we loveJuly 09, 2018

Reviewer: Rosa Werner
This is an excellent tour as it gives you a glimpse for Halifax. The great trip to Peggy's Cove was wonderful especially for the ocean view. We had a perfect picture day with a blue sky and have free time to wonder around. We recommend the tour as we go with well trained person explaining all kinds of details.

5 StarsPeggy's CoveJuly 02, 2018

Reviewer: Gavonne Stahr
Was a wonderful place and had a fantastic time. Well worth it.

5 StarsBest of Halifax and Peggy’s CoveJuly 02, 2018

Reviewer: MSellers
The guide was knowledgeable and laid back. The bus was small so much nicer than large bus! Had a nice tour of Halifax before heading out of town then to Peggy’s Cove with explanation about the cove. Time to wonder then went back to the city from another way so able to see a bit more landscape.

5 StarsPerry's CoveJune 11, 2018

Reviewer: Al Skrocki
The small bus was comfortable and just the right size for our group of 12. The driver and guide were very knowledgeable and friendly. The morning at Peggy's Cove was cool, windy and foggy but still very enjoyable. Would recommend this tour.

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