Our kilted tour guides live in and love Halifax, and all of Atlantic Canada. Whether they join your group for two hours, or two weeks, they will enhance your itinerary with their local perspective providing unique insight on our scenic wonders, coastal splendors, history and culture. Choose any of our many tours to compliment your schedule and add a unique experience to your travels. The tours in these tabs have been designed to show you the best that our province has to offer, the best culture and history, and even the best food and drink!
We love our tours, but if you would like to customize them to fit your needs better, we are always happy to try our best to adjust our tours to your preferences! Feel free to ask us about adding additional services, or specific sightseeing activities. Our Guides are knowledgeable about everything Nova Scotia and we would be happy to accommodate your wishes (within reason).
We provide kilted service for all tours starting and ending in Halifax. We can also provide Step on Guides across the Atlantic Provinces including New Brunswick, PEI, and Newfoundland!
Argyle Street, Halifax The Halifax Waterfront
Choose between 2 similar but different Halifax City Tours OR a combination of both!
Historical Halifax City Tour (Up to 4 Hours)
Citadel Hill with Downtown Halifax
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 district, 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. The tour can include a stroll through the Victorian Public Gardens and a visit to Citadel National Historic Site to learn about the origins of Halifax (either a drive by or a walking tour). 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!
Can Include: Transportation, Admission to Citadel Hill, Admission to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Halifax: The Titanic Connection (Up to 4 Hours)
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
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.
Can Include: Transportation, Admission to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Peggy's Cove Tour (4 hours) OR Halifax AND Peggy's Cove Tour (Up to 8 hours)
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse
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 well over 150 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.
Can Include: Transportation, Lunch in Peggy’s Cove, OR any of the previously mentioned Admissions *only with an up to 8-hour tour.
If you would like to see Peggy's Cove in a more active manner - Please ask us about our 5 hour Peggy's Cove Hike!
Nova Scotia Tides and the Annapolis Valley (8-10 hours)
Join your kilted guide and travel to lush farmland of Nova Scotia’s scenic Annapolis Valley where you can sample some of the best food and drink the region has to offer. You will first start your day with a Halifax City tour before heading west to the Valley. Along the way your guide will enchant you with tales of the first inhabitants of the area – the First Nations Peoples, and then the Acadians. Learn of the plights of both these people before German Settlers bought the lands. Your first stop will be in Historic Wolfville, a tiny town with a big personality. You can choose to visit one of the many wineries, the Tangled Garden, or maybe even walk the grounds of Acadia University. You may also choose to have lunch in Wolfville, which we can book for you, or you and your group can scatter to find interesting places to eat. Following Wolfville you will embark to Hall’s Harbour quaint fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. Before returning to Halifax, take in the panoramic view of the valley from Blomidon Look Off
Can Include: Transportation, Admission to Grand Pre-National Historic Site, a Lobster Pound Tour, a Tour/Tasting at a Winery, and a Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)
With 13 Valley Wineries to choose to visit, it is a Vinos paradise!
• Luckett Vineyards
• Benjamin Bridge Vineyards
• Grand Pre Vineyards
• Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
• L’Acadie Vineyards
• Avondale Sky Winery
• Blomidon Estate Winery
• Gaspereau Vineyards
• Mercator Vineyards
• Sainte-Famille Wines
• Planters Ridge Winery
• 1365 Church Street Vineyard & Winery
• Bent Ridge Winery
Luckett's Vineyards' Red Telephone Booth amongst the Vines
South Shore: Mahone Bay and Lunenburg
Mahone Bay: The Treasure of Nova Scotia's South Shore (Up to 5 hours)
The 3 Churches in Mahone Bay
Join your kilted guide for an outing to picture-perfect Mahone Bay on Nova Scotia’s charming South Shore. First travel the Lighthouse Route to Peggy’s Cove. After the Cove continue en route and 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.
Can Include: Transportation, a Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea)
South Shore Tour: Lunenburg and Mahone Bay (8-10 hours)
Old Lunenburg Town
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. Feel free to ask us if you can take a tour of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove before the South Shore!
Can Include: Transportation, a visit to Peggy’s Cove along the way, a Two-Course Lunch (entrée + dessert + coffee/tea), and Admission to the Lunenburg Fisheries Museum
Please Note: The Lunenburg tour requires easy to moderate levels of activity. Guests should be able to walk unassisted and be able to do flights of stairs.
Cape Breton Island: Cabot Trail
North Eastern Nova Scotia's Mountainous Peaks along the Scenic Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Island is at the North Eastern end of Nova Scotia. It’s Cabot Trail is a roadway encircling the island, passing forests and rugged coastline. The drive skirts the Cape Breton Highlands National Park; you can choose to walk the especially picturesque “Skyline Trail” footpath that overlooks the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. The Gulf is known for having migratory whales, so even from land you may be able to spot these majestic ocean dwelling creatures. Cape Breton has a gorgeous mountainous landscape with dramatic peaks and cliffsides into the ocean. Your travels may take you up and over the French Mountain and onto the MacKenzie Mountain, allowing you to view the rugged Appalachian Mountain range of the north of Nova Scotia. You can stop at the Keltic Lodge for lunch and views of Cape Smokey – a ski resort hidden amongst the Highlands. Or take a walk on Ingonish Beach and breathe in the sea salt air amongst the backdrop of dramatic scenery. You have many options to stop and tour the many towns along the Cabot Trail including Pleasant Bay and Cheticamp (an old Acadian town). If you have any questions your local guide will be happy to answer them, and some may be answered from the many placards along the trail that describe the views you are seeing! Overall, you will witness scenery like no other in Canada, enjoy the local cultures and history, and have many opportunities to take as many pictures as you can!
Recommended Inclusion: Admission to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Can Include: a 2-course Lunch, and/or Transportation
Old Charlottetown and Cavendish, Beaches and Anne
Anne of Green Gables Heritage Site
You will start your day with a Charlottetown City Tour which will include information about St. Dustan’s Basilica, Province House, Grafton Street and much more before you depart for North Rustico. Upon arrival at the Rustico Village, you will be given time for a short break with a lobster trap demo. After which your group will be driven through the gorgeous PEI National Park. You will enjoy views of dramatic sweeping sealine, golden sand, lighthouses, and greenery. Ask your guide for a picturesque photo stop along the way! Your next stop will be at the Green Gables Heritage Site – the setting of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous novel “Anne of Green Gables”. Immerse yourself in the history of Anne and enjoy her garden’s and farm house atop luscious and tall green grass. Once you say goodbye to Anne your guide will take you back through Charlottetown to finish the city tour which may include Governor General House and Beaconsfield as we drive through Victoria Park.
Can Include: Admission to the PEI National Park, Green Gables Heritage Site, Transportation, and/or a 2-course Lunch
Government House in Charlottetown
Saint John: Canada's First City and The Bay of Fundy
Discover nearly 400 hundred years of history in Canada’s oldest incorporated city of Saint John with a local tour guide. Your group will experience a delightful blend of the past and present as you travel past prominent landmarks and historic buildings such as the Imperial Theatre and the Loyalist House. Learn of many fascinating personalities and events that have shaped Saint John. Also consider a drive out to St. Martin’s on the Bay of Fundy where your guide will know the perfect spot to capture a photo of a landscape including two covered and a lighthouse. Ask us about adding admission to the Reversing Falls Skywalk where the mighty Bay of Fundy causes the Saint John River to reverse direction and flow upstream twice daily. We can also arrange guide service in St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, Fredericton, and Moncton.
Can Include: Transportation
Downtown Saint John
Hartland, Longest Covered Bridge
Newfoundland & Labrador
St. John's and the New Found Land of the Canadian Coast
The Colorful Houses of St. John's
Boasting a stunning location on the Atlantic Ocean, St. John’s on the Avalon Peninsula is best toured with a local guide who will offer a truly unique perspective to the history and culture of this seaside gem. Ask us about adding on admission to Cabot Tower at Signal Hill National Historic Site where Marconi's historic, first-ever, transatlantic wireless message was received in 1901; the panoramic view is breathtaking. Also ask us about including admission to nearby Cape Spear National Historic Site, the easternmost point in North America. We can also arrange guide service in Corner Brook, Gros Morne, and Gander.
Can Include: Transportation, a 2 Course Meal, Admission to Signal Hill
Dramatic Cliffs along Skerwink Trail