Whether you are looking for pre/post sightseeing tours, companion/spousal programs, or excursions to complement your delegates’ overal experience in Halifax, we will wow your group and ensure a memorable visit to Nova Scotia for all.

We have presented some of our more popular tour options below, all of which can be tailored to suit the specific needs and interests of your group.  We also like to think outside of the box and would be delighted to work with you to produce a unique tour or excursion designed specifically for your group.  And remember, no group is too big, or too small.  Whether you have 1 person, 100 people, or 1000 people, we will do our very best to exceed your expectations within your budget.

Historical Halifax City Tour (3 hours)
Join your kilted guide for an informative and fun-filled ride through the streets of Halifax which will immerse you in the history and culture of our city. Learn about Halifax's war years and of the exploits and heroism of the citizens who lived through the devastating Halifax Explosion. See the Historic Properties, the Spring Garden Road area, Old Town Clock, St. Paul's Church, Grand Parade, the busy port, the state of the art Halifax Central Library, and much more.  Highlights will include a stroll through the Victorian Public Gardens and a visit to Citadel National Historic Site to learn about the origins of Halifax. From tales of disaster and triumph to remarkable stories of everyday life, discover the people and places that have made Halifax one of the most unique and captivating cities in North America!

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Admission to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax: The Titanic Connection (2.5 hours)
Join your kilted guide to learn about Halifax’s connection to the disaster of the sinking of RMS Titanic and the romance, mystery and fascination that still abound about one of the most significant anniversaries in marine history.  By fate and circumstance, Halifax has connections to the Titanic that no other place in North America has; because of her Titanic assets, Halifax is the second most important Titanic city in the world and yours to discover today on your tour.  Hear stories of two Halifax natives who traveled on Titanic, and learn about “Unsinkable Molly Brown’s” post-Titanic visit.  Visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery where 121 victims of the disaster are buried, see many Titanic sites including the recovery locations, the morgues, churches where services were held and much more. Also visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic which houses an excellent permanent exhibit on the disaster, featuring the world’s largest collection of wooden artifacts, including a post from the famous Grand Staircase, and the only intact Titanic deck chair in the world.

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Admission to Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Peggy’s Cove Tour (4 hours)
Join your kilted guide who will introduce you to the delights of Halifax as you travel from the commercial downtown area, through the residential districts before leaving town via the Northwest Arm.  Travel along the Lighthouse Route on to Peggy’s Cove, which has been an artists’ and explorers’ paradise for over 200 years. This village is located on the rugged Atlantic shoreline, standing on solid rock above the crashing surf. The coastline is famous for pirates, shipwrecks, rum-running and sunsets. Choose between a walking tour of the cove with your guide or free time to explore on your own.  Either way, you will see the weatherworn fishing shacks, colourful buoys and lobster traps still used by local fishermen, and awe-inspiring rock formations that have been carved out by the glaciers of the last Ice Age.  You will also view the famous sculpture created by local resident William deGarthe – a beautiful granite carving which depicts the life and people of the area.  Your visit to the cove is complemented by lunch overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

Peggy’s Cove Hike (5 hours)
There is no shortage of history and eerie tales about this rugged exposed cove. Over the years the people here have had their share of ups and downs, including the tragedy of Swiss Air 111. Join us as we venture through a landscape transformed some 12,000 years ago by glaciers. Hiking through the coastal barrens, we will learn about the unique vegetation in this area and the wildlife that calls this stark landscape home. Keep your camera handy as you never know when you may spot a whale or seals playing just off the coast.

Includes:
Trained Wilderness Guide
Transportation
Picnic Lunch

Mahone Bay: the Treasure of Nova Scotia’s South Shore (5 hours)
Join your kilted guide for an outing to picture-perfect Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s charming South Shore. En route, learn of the legends and superstitions of Oak Island, one of 360 small islands on the Bay and home of the longest running search for buried treasure. The island has been the site of many unsuccessful excavations over the past 200 years by treasure hunters looking for Captain Kidd’s loot, Marie Antoinette’s jewels and much, much more. Upon arrival in Mahone Bay, see the colours of Main Street with an assortment of artisan's galleries, eclectic specialty shops, museums and inns. The quaint charm and century-old architecture is sure to captivate as you enjoy free time to shop for your own treasures. Also see the trinity of 19th century-built churches which has long represented an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Before returning to Halifax, enjoy a delicious two course lunch in nearby Western Shore where your meal will be complemented by breathtaking views of the Mahone Bay and Oak Island.

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

South Shore Tour: Lunenburg and Mahone Bay (7 hours)
Join your kilted guide and head to Nova Scotia’s delightful South Shore where you will first experience Lunenburg, one of the prettiest towns in Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Settled in the mid-1750’s by Germans and Swiss, the locals still retain one of the most interesting accents in North America. Now a bustling fishing port, Lunenburg was once considered to be the busiest shipbuilding town in the world, and was the birthplace of the world-famous racing schooner Bluenose. The town’s distinctive architecture and extraordinary scenic beauty is a colourful reminder of our maritime heritage. Upon arrival choose between joining your guide for a walking tour of the original town plat, or free time to explore at your leisure.  After a delicious two-course lunch, there are more picture-perfect sights to be seen in Mahone Bay, including the well-known scene of three waterfront churches.  The quaint charm and century-old architecture is sure to captivate as you enjoy free time to explore and shop.  Your day traveling the beautiful coastline of Nova Scotia’s south shore is sure to take your breath away. 

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

Nova Scotia Wine Enthusiast Tour (8 hours)
Join your kilted guide and spend a leisurely day sampling some of the acclaimed wines of Nova Scotia while taking in the scenic beauty of the lush Annapolis Valley. Your outing includes tours and tastings at three of the province's premiere wineries as you travel past rolling hills and pleasant pastoral settings in the heart of Nova Scotia’s farmland.  Also savour a two-course lunch accompanied by a glass of Nova Scotia wine Le Caveau, one of the top winery restaurants in the world. Begin the day a Nova Scotia wine enthusiast and end the day a Nova Scotia wine lover!

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Tours/Tastings at Three Wineries
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

Annapolis Valley Epicurean Adventure (8 hours)
Join your kilted guide and travel to lush farmland of Nova Scotia’s scenic Annapolis Valley to sample some of the best food and drink the region has to offer.  Your first stop is the Fox Hill Cheese House in Port Williams. A sixth-generation family farm nestled in the lush fields of the valley, Fox Hill uses the finest, freshest quality milk in their own processing facility.  Enjoy a presentation including the history of the farm, development of the business and product line, and description of the cheese making process while viewing the processing room and packing room through large glass windows.  Next, visit the Tangled Garden, local producers of unique jams, mustards and chutneys all made with the fine herbs and produce grown on site.  Enjoy some sumptuous tastings and purchase any treats that catch your eye before strolling through the garden, walking the wildflower labyrinth, and pausing by the pond to reflect.  Your tour concludes with a tour and tasting at one of Atlantic Canada’s top wineries.  Your day is complemented by a two- course lunch with local flare at a local restaurant.

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Visit to Fox Hill Cheese House
Visit to the Tangled Garden
Tour/Tasting at a Winery
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

Nova Scotia’s Tides, Wine & History (8 hours)
Travel through the heart of the farmland of Nova Scotia, past rolling hills and pleasant pastoral settings of the Annapolis Valley to visit the land of the Acadians. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site, where you will learn of ‘Evangeline’, Longfellow's tragic heroine, and the sad plight of the Acadians, the simple farm folk who were amongst the first settlers of Nova Scotia.  Continue to Halls Harbour, a quaint fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world, to enjoy a two- course lunch, tour the local lobster pound, and learn about the famous tides.  Before returning to Halifax, take in the panoramic view of the valley from Blomidon Look Off and visit one of the top wineries in Atlantic Canada for a tour and tasting.

Includes:
Kilted Tour Guide
Transportation
Admission to Grand Pre National Historic Site
Lobster Pound Tour
Tour/Tasting at a Winery
Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)

Also ask us about arranging:

  • Bagpipers
  • Local Golfing
  • Walking Tours
  • Harbour Hopper Land & Sea Tours
  • Alexander Keith’s Brewery Tours
  • Axe-Throwing
  • Sea-Kayaking and Tidal Bore Rafting Excursions
  • Harbour Cruises and Nature Watching Boat Tours
  • Dine-Around Dinners
  • Lobster Dinners
  • Dinner Cruises on Halifax Harbour

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