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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
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 170 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWorthwhileApril 09, 2019

Reviewer: Karen Shaw
Cannot describe how cold and windy it was at Peggy's Cove but would not have missed it!

5 StarsPeggy's Cove is amazing!November 16, 2018

Reviewer: Shan
Halifax is a beautiful city. During the tour, the tour guide told us the history and interesting stories of the city which I had never heard before. Peggy's Cove is the place must to go: it's very special and spectacular. The shopping market at the end of the trip was helpful. Because of the tight schedule of the shore excursion in previous days, we finally had enough time to buy gifts for our family and friends.

4 StarsHalifax and the CoveNovember 06, 2018

Reviewer: Donna L Thurman
This was a good bus tour in Halifax and Peggy's Cove. Had good weather compared to other days on trip. Guide gave us a lot of the history and Peggy's Cove and the lighthouse looked like the post cards. Would ecommend this tour.

5 StarsA Great Afternoon Tour!November 04, 2018

Reviewer: M Gribble
Many thanks to Brian and Tim for an entertaining and most imformative tour of Halifax and Peggy's Cove. The tour was far better than the one organized by the cruiseline, and had been booked by our wonderful travel agent. There were only six of us in a minivan, so we were able to find places the big buses couldn't reach. Definitely a must for all those folks visiting Halifax. A great tour company!

5 StarsMade the best of a rainy day!October 31, 2018

Reviewer: Ginny Gauerke
Our driver/guide was awesome! He even sang for us. Very rainy, but the colors were still amazing . Peggy's Cove never disappoints! A bit of a hike to meet the bus, hard for some seniors. Signage could have been better in the bus area. Just ask questions until you get the info you need. People are there to help.

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