Tour #2 – Highlights of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove Tour
This is the most popular Tour in Nova Scotia. Our tour usually takes 5-6 hours depending on the length of time spent at various stops. Your driver/tour guide will show you all the Highlights of Halifax, stopping when and where our guests prefer for pictures, while telling you about Halifax and it’s History.
Your stops can include Immigration Museum at Pier 21, Historic Victorian and Georgian Homes in the South End Of Halifax, Point Pleasant Park, and a stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens. From there you can visit Halifax’s Citadel Hill, Fleming Park, War of 1812, Halifax Explosion, and Titanic Burial Site.
We then travel towards Peggy’s Cove, stopping at Acadian Maple Products, for some samples of maple candy, cookies, and brittle. You can also taste samples of various grades of maple syrup, and maple wine. They also male a maple vodka, but no samples are available.
Browse the gift shop helpful friendly staff will answer all your questions and learn how maple sugar is made.
Clean washrooms are in the back of the gift shop, for your use as well. Before we leave, if you would like to reserve a table for lunch at a diner or restaurant, your driver/tourguide would be happy to make the arrangements.
From Acadian Maple Products we proceed towards Peggy’s Cove, we will take you out Indian Point Road to see some beautiful Vistas of St Margaret’s Bay and if we are fortunate, see some local wildlife.
Afterwards we travel along St Margaret’s Bay, towards Indian Harbor, passing the Peggy’s Cove Museum on the way. We can stop at The Finer Diner, or once in Indian Harbor the Rhubarb Restaurant, or The Finer Diner in Hacketts Cove for lunch if your hungry.
Then on to Peggy’s Cove!
( Guests that bring their Passports with them can have them stamped with the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse at The Sou’Wester Gift Shop in Peggy’s Cove )
The Village of Peggy’s Cove was founded in 1811 when the Province issued a land grant of more than 800 acres to six families of German decent. The settlers relied on fishing as the mainstay of their economy and farmed where the land was fertile enough, using the surrounding lands to pasture cattle. By the early 1900’s the population peaked at 300 people, but with the collapse of the fishing industry the population today is 62 people, mostly fisherman and their families.
This small, quaint fishing village is a picture perfect stop for tourists. The Cove itself is still busy with local fisherman hard at work getting ready for fishing, bringing in their catch, or repairing their fishing gear, lobster traps, and boats. Although busy they are friendly and enjoy answering questions or simply passing the time chatting with visitors. There is plenty to see with several gift shops, photo hut, and the DeGarth rock sculpture and art gallery.
Peggy’s Cove has a classic red-and-white lighthouse with an automated light still maintained by the Canadian Government. The lighthouse is situated on an extensive granite out crop at Peggy’s. Point, immediately south of the village and it’s cove.Visitors can explore the granite out crop around the lighthouse, but they need to use cation near the water. Despite the warning signs posted about wet slippery rocks and unpredictable surf, visitors have slipped on the dark wet rocks or have been swept off the rocks by waves, sometimes drowning. Please be careful on the rocks.
On our way back to Halifax we will travel through the Village of West Dover, Communities of Bayside, Shad Bay, Prospect Bay, White’s Lake and Hatchet Lake. Once back in Halifax, if time allows, we will see some more of the Highlights of Halifax on the way to your Cruise Ship.
Halifax Highlights and Peggy’s Cove Tour is a minimum of 5 hours. Tour pricing does not include meals, museum or Park entrance fees. Please allow extra time if you wish to stop for a meal.
Halifax + Peggy’s Cove Tour Price
$60 Per hour per vehicle (6 Passenger Van) – Best Value!
$65 Per hour per vehicle (3 Passenger Sedan)
$85 Per hour per vehicle (7 Passenger SUV)
$105 Per hour per vehicle (8 Passenger Stretch Limo)
Included: Peggy’s Cove, Halifax City Tour, Plus Lobster (Minimum 5 hrs)
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HALIFAX TOUR GUYS – Booking Form
Your Needs: Customers should dress for the weather. Please make sure to tell us if you need any of the following items before booking your tour. Baby Seats, Step-ups, Walker, Portable Wheel Chair (must supply own walker or wheel chair).
Last Minute Changes: All tours will begin at 8 am unless prior arrangements have been made with the office. All tours can be changed with the driver upon arrival. All group tours or multi-vehicle tours must contact office. Cell phone must be kept on when ship arrives in port in case of early or late arrivals.
Questions: If you have any questions before or after making your booking, please contact us – email@example.com or phone 1-902-406-6314
*Disclaimer: The purpose of the credit card information is to hold the tour you have ordered for you. If you cancel your tour without 72 hours notice prior to your ship docking in the Port of Halifax, or do not show up for your tour within two hours after people are first allowed off your ship, your credit card will be charged a fee of $150.00 per vehicle ordered. This charge is to pay for the drivers time, associated office and credit card fees. If you wish to pay cash, Canadian dollars are preferred. If you are paying in American dollars, at current rates, a ten percent (10%) exchange rate will be given.