Private Halifax and Peggy's Cove

Private Halifax and Peggy's Cove
Excursion Highlights:
  • Explore enchanting Halifax and Peggy's Cove on a private, half-day tour, starting with the historic maritime hub of Halifax.
  • Visit the majestic hilltop fortress, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, a symbol of British control in North America.
  • . Follow the picturesque Lighthouse Route to the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, immersing in stories of past maritime tragedies.
  • . Experience Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia's most photographed location, famed for its dramatic lighthouse and quaint fishing village.
  • Book now to avoid missing out on this intimate, unforgettable journey through Nova Scotia's captivating history and stunning landscapes.
From $329.00/person to $1,111.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 3 or 5 guests maximum. Groups with more than 5 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 4 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 5 to 10 minute walk or a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing casual, comfortable seasonal clothing and comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
Restrictions Guests will need to be able to step in and out of transportation. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private Halifax and Peggy's Cove

Be met at the pier area by your personal, private driver/guide and set off for a half-day of discovery in beautiful Nova Scotia. Begin directly in Halifax, this Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. This major business center is also known for its maritime history where the hilltop Citadel dominates the city, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax's days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.

Begin your day with a sightseeing drive through Halifax that will include a drive up to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for a first-hand look at this majestic hilltop fortress. Built in 1828, the Citadel functioned as the British Imperial bastion of control in North America for more than 75 years. The crown jewel of the most advanced British military defense installations of its day, the Citadel continues to command an unparalleled vista of the beautiful harbor and city.

From the Citadel, continue your day as you wind through bustling downtown Halifax along the waterfront to the North End site of the Halifax Explosion. A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship, leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands.

From Halifax, follow the Lighthouse Route to the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, located near the site of the wreck of the SS Atlantic. Hear stories of how communities tried to save the passengers after the crew left them to fend for themselves. From the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, drive to one of Nova Scotia's most photographed locations, Peggy's Cove, approximately one-hour from Halifax.

This rustic and charming fishing village is situated on a narrow ocean inlet, highlighted by a dramatic lighthouse and huge granite boulders jutting into the crashing surf. You will immediately see why the area is one of Canada's most photographed sites and has inspired countless artists including renowned marine artist William deGarthe. Peggy's Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although this unique environment has been designated a preservation area, it is still an active fishing community. Visit the lighthouse and gift shops, or simply relax and take in this spectacular panoramic setting. If time permits lunch is available at a local restaurant of your choice at your discretion (lunch is on your own expense).

From Peggy's Cove, return to the city with more scenic and panoramic highlights along the way before returning to the pier area and your ship. This private tour will for sure conclude with you and your family or friends making memories that you will talk about for years to come, book your tour today as not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity!

Please Note: Admission to the SS Atlantic Heritage Site is included as well as gratuity. Transportation available for this private tour can accommodate groups of up to 3 or 5 guests maximum. Groups with more than 5 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.