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Private Halifax And Peggy's Cove

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Take advantage of experiencing two places in one when you choose this private tour option while in Halifax. Discover the historic harbor city of Halifax plus journey to the bucket-list village of Peggy's Cove, one of Nova Scotia's most photographed locations.

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.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $180.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic
Tour Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A 5 to 10 minute walk or a complimentary shuttle is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing casual, comfortable seasonal clothing and comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
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.