Halifax Explorer

Tour Description



Price per Adult

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  • Narrated tour passing Citadel Hill, Titanic cemetery, City Gardens, Pier 21, Halifax Farmers Market, and Point Pleasant Park.
  • Tour to Peggy’s Cove
  • Explore Halls Harbour
  • Winery tour and lunch
  • Grand Pre National Historical Site
  • Guided walking tour in Lunenburg
  • Halifax's Old Burying Ground
  • Entry into the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Access to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • Scenic cruise of Halifax Harbour on a historic, three-masted schooner

Top Sites

  • Townsite: Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Halls Harbour, Grand Pré, Lunenburg
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Annapolis Valley
  • Natural areas surrounding Halifax


  • Lord Nelson Hotel

Postcard Views

Suggested Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Halifax

    Welcome to Halifax! You have just entered the East coast lifestyle, immersing yourself in the charm of spectacular coastal landscapes, the warmth of welcoming communities, and the vibrancy of a rich cultural scene. Get ready to dive into breathtaking ocean views, indulge in fresh seafood delicacies, and experience the genuine hospitality of the Maritimes. Once you check into your hotel, spend the rest of your day exploring the city’s historic waterfront area, meandering through local shops and soaking up the maritime atmosphere. As evening descends, treat yourself to a memorable dinner at one of the city’s many seafood restaurants, savoring the delectable flavors while embracing the captivating ambiance of Halifax’s coastal charm.
    If you’re staying in downtown Halifax, you’re in luck! Many of the sites mentioned in this itinerary are within walking distance. Depending on your mobility needs, you might not need to rent a vehicle. Enjoy the convenience and save on transportation costs by exploring the city on foot.

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    Enhance your arrival experience in Halifax by adding a special touch to your accommodation. Consider requesting a personalized gift basket filled with a variety of delightful goodies to be placed in your room upon arrival. This thoughtful gesture will add a touch of warmth and make your stay even more memorable.
  • Day 2: Halifax Highlights Tour

    Embark on a 4-hour Halifax Highlights Tour that takes you to the scenic Peggy’s Cove, where you can see the iconic lighthouse and explore the charming fishing village. Visit historic Citadel Hill to learn about its military history and witness re-enactment interpreters. Enjoy a narrated driving tour of downtown Halifax, passing by notable attractions like the Titanic cemetery, City Gardens, Pier 21, Halifax Farmers Market, and Point Pleasant Park. This Halifax Highlights Tour offers a comprehensive glimpse into the city’s captivating history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture, leaving you wanting to revisit these locations again on your trip to experience even more.
    Visit The 5 Fishermen Restaurant, a culinary gem housed in a historic building with a fascinating past. Originally constructed as a schoolhouse in 1817, the restaurant exudes an ambiance that seamlessly blends history with exceptional dining experiences. Some say it’s even haunted!

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    For a unique and immersive experience, don’t miss the chance to visit Alexander Keith’s Brewery in downtown Halifax. Step into history as you learn about the legacy of Alexander Keith, his brewing techniques, and the fascinating story behind one of North America’s oldest working breweries. Join a brewery tour and get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process. Marvel at the ironstone walls and witness firsthand how small batch and limited edition beers inspired by local Nova Scotian culture are crafted.
  • Day 3: Bay of Fundy and Grand Pre Tour

    Good morning! Today, you’ll embark on a captivating tour to Halls Harbour, a timeless fishing village in Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy. Marvel at the awe-inspiring tides of the Bay of Fundy, renowned for being the highest in the world, while you explore this picturesque coastal gem. Enjoy the charm of rural life and spend time discovering the rich history of the area and it’s people. The tour continues to Grand Pre in the beautiful Annapolis Valley, the ancestral home of the Acadian people, Canada’s first European French settlers. Visit one of the region’s most beloved wineries to have the opportunity to sample exquisite local wines and indulge in a delightful lunch in the breathtaking landscape. Then, explore the Grand Pre National Historical Site to learn about the Acadian culture, their tragic history, and their forced deportation in 1755. As the tour concludes, you’ll begin your return trip to Halifax, where you can enjoy a relaxing evening in the vibrant city.
    When exploring the Bay of Fundy, be sure to check the tide schedule and prepare accordingly. The incredible tidal fluctuations offer unique opportunities to explore the ocean floor during low tide and witness the majestic power of the water during high tide.

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    Experience the best of Atlantic Canada’s live theatre scene at Neptune Theatre, where extraordinary performances come to life. Laugh, cry, and reflect as you witness top talent from across North America, including local artists, in a variety of new and classical plays, musicals, and live music shows. With a 60-year legacy of creating outstanding experiences, Neptune Theatre is sure to delight and inspire you.
  • Day 4: Lunenburg and Old Burying Ground

    Rise and shine! Today you’ll visit the charming town of Lunenburg on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a treasure trove of history and unique character. Explore on a guided walking tour to discover Lunenburg’s architecture, learn about the Bluenose II, and soak in the town’s fascinating stories. Alternatively, feel free to explore at your own pace, visiting the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, strolling the colorful waterfront, or browsing the shops, distilleries, and eateries. Once you return to Halifax and on your way back to your hotel, make a stop at the Old Burying Ground, founded in 1749. Marvel at the gravestone art from the 18th and early 19th centuries and pay tribute to notable residents and interesting stories. Take a moment to relax amidst the lush greenery, century-old trees, and benches before going out for a delightful dinner in the area.
    For a taste of history and local spirits, visit Ironworks Distillery in Lunenburg. Housed in a renovated marine blacksmith’s shop from 1893, this distillery offers a unique experience. Sample their handcrafted spirits, including rum, fruit liqueurs, gin, and vodka, made with locally grown produce. Transport yourself to a different time and relive the fascinating rum-running era while enjoying the authentic flavors of Nova Scotia.

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    After your walk through the Old Burying Ground, keep that eerie feeling going with a Ghost Walking Tour. Explore the downtown core as you hear chilling tales of ghosts, spirits, and supernatural encounters deeply rooted in Nova Scotia’s folklore. Delve into the city’s haunted history while gaining historical context for each hair-raising story. This tour offers a unique blend of ghostly tales and intriguing insights into Halifax’s past, making it an unforgettable and spine-tingling addition to your itinerary.
  • Day 5: Exploration and Halifax Harbour Cruise

    Discover the best of downtown Halifax on foot today. Begin your day at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, where you’ll learn about the stories of immigrants who arrived in Canada through this historic immigration hub. Learn about their experiences, contributions, and the diverse cultures that have shaped the nation. Continue your journey at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and delve into captivating exhibits showcasing the province’s seafaring traditions, famous shipwrecks, and legendary vessels. Learn about the intriguing tales of pirates, explorers, and the role of the sea in shaping Halifax’s history. In the evening, embark on a scenic cruise of Halifax Harbour on a historic, three-masted schooner. Sail from the waterfront and enjoy panoramic views of Georges Island, the Halifax Waterfront, and more. This leisurely cruise allows you to fully appreciate the beauty of the harbour and its iconic landmarks.
    Don’t miss the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic’s permanent exhibit on the RMS Titanic. As one of the closest major ports to the site of the Titanic’s tragic sinking in 1912, Halifax played a significant role in the aftermath of the disaster. The museum’s exhibit offers a unique perspective on the Titanic’s story, featuring artifacts, personal belongings, and compelling narratives of the passengers and crew.

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    Enhance your evening in Halifax with a touch of enchantment! Choose between two exciting options: immerse yourself in a world of neon colors and glowing obstacles with glow in the dark mini golf, or explore downtown Halifax’s major sites on an evening segway tour under the city’s mesmerizing lights.
  • Day 6: Farewell Halifax!

    Its time to pack up your belongings and check out of your accommodations by 12pm. Don’t forget to search your room for any left-over belongings; its a long way to return to pick up any forgotten items! If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check in for your flight and arrange for transportation to the airport. The airport is small and has limited amenities compared to others, so plan to charge your electronics and grab a snack before you depart.
    If you have time for brunch, check out the Bliss Caffeine Bar. With its airy atmosphere and delectable offerings, it’s the perfect spot to start your day with a satisfying brunch. Don’t miss the chance to savor their mouthwatering pastries while enjoying a cup of freshly brewed coffee.

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    Depending on your flight’s departure, you could include a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Africville, Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, Dartmouth, or participate in a food tour. Or, extend your Halifax tour to explore Cape Brenton or take a road trip to the nearby provinces of Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.

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Price Details

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy (assuming 2 adults in the room)

The inclusions are listed above.

Our prices include hotel taxes and GST!

What else you Might need

Below is a list of common things you might need to purchase for your tour at an extra cost. (not included)

  • Meals & Gratuity
  • Transportation / Flights
  • Parking Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cancellation Terms

We understand that plans can change. If you need to make an adjustment, you can do so without any change fees up to three days prior to the departure date (based on availability). This Halifax tour requires deposits and you can cancel your tour 7 days prior to the travel day to receive at least 75% back. No refund if within 7 days. See our full Terms & Conditions page for details.

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Something Not Perfect?

That’s ok. We can customize any part of this tour so that it suits you perfectly.


Leisure activities are the least physically demanding and are accessible to almost everyone. You should be able to stand and walk in short bursts. Examples: Sightseeing, nature walks, golfing, food tours. 


A step up from easy. For those looking to do something more exciting and get their heart rate elevated. Examples: Skiing, hiking, canoeing, skating. 


Difficult yet rewarding activities. You should be in great physical shape to participate in these activities. Examples: Rock climbing, heli-skiing, whitewater rafting, diving.