Tour #2 – 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
HALIFAX TOUR GUYS will pick you up at The Halifax Cruise Ship Terminal. At the address of any Hotel, Inn, Bed and Breakfast in Nova Scotia, or Bay Ferry Terminal in the Province. The Halifax International Airport, and any private residence or entry point in Nova Scotia.
Cruise Ship Tours: Guests will be picked up at your Cruise Ship pier. Do not get on any shuttles, or buses. Your driver/tour guide will be waiting at your pier, holding a PINK SIGN with your name on it. No tours will not begin before 8am local time, unless prior arrangements have been made with our office. Your hourly rate does not begin until the wheels of your tour vehicle are moving.
Tour Itinerary: Your driver/tour guide will discuss the tour itinerary with the guest in charge, to customize your tour for you. The person whose name appears on the pink sign is considered to be the person in charge of the booked tour.
Large Group and Multi Vehicle Tours: Please disembark your Cruise Ship together, and look for your driver/tour guides, holding a pink sign with the person in charge, name on it. The person in charge of the booked tour will assign seats in the vehicles, and discuss the tour itinerary, any changes in the tour, and stops on the tour, with the driver/tour guides.
Please Note: Guests need to be dressed for the weather as it can sometimes change from one area to the next. If you require any of the following items, please indicate on your booking form, Step-up, Baby and/or toddler seats, if you will be using a walker or wheel chair, and any other consideration or need that we should know about. Please make sure that we have a contact cell number for you and that we can reach you at that number, while in the Port of Halifax.
At the End of Your Tour: Please make sure to check your tour vehicle for any items you may have left behind, before departing vehicle. Please pay your driver/tour guide when your tour is over. Your driver/tour guide will gladly accept Canadian Cash, or will give an exchange rate of 10 percent (10%) on American Cash. We will also accept credit cards as well. If you enjoyed your tour with us, give us a review on Trip Advisor.
Pier 22 Pick up location change: Halifax Tour Guys have provided the maps below to show our guests where to meet your driver/tour guide at Pier 22.
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When you pass through the security turnstiles area in the promenade of Pier 22, YOU MUST CONTINUE WALKING STRAIGHT, GO DOWN THE RAMP, OUT THE FRONT ENTRANCE AND CROSS THE ROAD WHERE THE LARGE TOUR BUSES ARE TO THE PARKING LOT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT ROAD. We will be there holding pink signs with our customers name on them. If for some reason you cannot find us, please ask a security officer, Port of Halifax Official, or call us at the following numbers and tell us where you are. If you cannot find us, we will come find you. Hopefully you will not encounter any problems finding us.
Lem Smith General Manager
Halifax Tour Guys/Halifax Cruise Ship Shore Tours
Office Manager: 1-902-406-6314
General Manager: 1-902-802-4259
Operations Manager: 1-902-802-5466
Questions: If you have any questions before or after making your booking, please contact us – firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-902-406-6314
*Disclaimer: The purpose of the credit card information is to hold your booked tour with us. Once we receive your credit card information either with your booking form or by calling our office at 1-902-406-6314, we will email your Tour Confirmation within 48 hours to you. Your credit card will not be charged for your tour, and will only be charged for the following two reasons. If you fail to cancel your tour with us 72 hours before you Cruise Ship is scheduled to dock in Halifax, and/or fail to show up for your booked tour within two hours after your Cruise Ship has started to disembark passengers in the Port of Halifax. Your credit card will the be charged a fee of $150.00 per vehicle ordered. This charge is to cover your driver/tour guides time, associated office, and credit card fees.
Your driver/tour guide will gladly accept Canadian Cash, or will give an exchange rate of 10 percent (10%) on American Cash. We will also accept credit cards as well. Tour prices do not cover meals, entrance fees to museums, parks, attractions, buggy rides, wine tasting, winery tours or boat fees. Driver gratuities are also not in the price structure.