Your Personal Tour
5 hour tour of the highlights of Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and the Titanic Graveyard.
First you will take in the highlights of Halifax including its historic sights, its history, discovering what made Halifax the city you see today. You will learn all about the things that have happened there including the role that the city has played in some of the most major tragedies, from the sinking of the Titanic to 9/11. You will hear how the people of this wonderful city came together in a times of need to help those that needed it the most.
And let’s not forget the Halifax Explosion, that happened on 6th December 1917, where approximately 2,000 people were killed and an estimated 9,000 were injured, it was the largest man-made explosion prior to the development of nuclear weapons (the Atomic Bomb).
Next your tour heads down to one of the most visited attractions in Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Cove, an area of outstanding natural beauty and when you get there it’s easy to see why. But before you do, you make a stop at The Peggy of the Cove Museum, a museum dedicated to telling the truth behind the story and the legend of Peggy of the Cove. Here you will discover some rather interesting facts about the life of a girl named Peggy, who back in 1800’s, was the sole survivor of a shipwreck that actually happened at Peggy’s Cove – it could be how the cove got its name. Local artisan, Ivan Fraser not only owns the Museum but is also the author of the story books of Peggy of the Cove.
Once at Peggy’s Cove you cannot help but marvel at the power and majesty of the waves as they crash against the rocks. Take a stroll up to the lighthouse and then down to the picturesque fishing village, as quaint and beautiful today as it has always been, and if you want to take home a few souvenirs of your trip, you will not be disappointed, the many little gift shops in the area have something to suit every taste and budget.
If all that sightseeing has made you hungry then arrangements can be made for lunch.
Our recommendations are:
Shaws Landing – here you can enjoy a truly scrumptious seafood dinner with views that are simply spectacular.
The Finer Diner – here Lobster Rolls and salads are a speciality, but with so many other dishes on the menu there is something to suit every taste.
The choice is yours, just keep in mind that the tour is based on 5 hours so if you need longer for lunch there may be an additional charge which we will advise you of during the tour.
As we make our way back towards Halifax, we make another quick stop, time permitting, this time to visit the Acadian Maple Store.
Your final stop is at the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, home of the Titanic burial site. Here you will be guided around the 121 graves of the various victims of the Titanic disaster finally laid to rest.
One gravestone of note, and probably the most visited one, was the inspiration for one of the characters in James Cameron’s film – Titanic – although a fictitious character in the film the actual grave of victim J.Dawson does exist and can be visited on your tour stop.
All tours end where you were first picked up or requested.
All reservations are booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
The Tour takes around 5 hours and is priced at $300 USD in cash ($60 USD for any additional hour). Should you wish to pay in Canaidan Dollars please advise your tour guide at the start of your tour.