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Halifax Shore Excursion: Peggy's Cove with the best of Halifax

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    Come and see one of Canada's most visited places!

    Your half day ashore starts with a popular excursion through Halifax, it is the biggest city east of Montreal and the capital of Nova Scotia. Halifax was founded in 1749 to protect British interests in North America.  The area is steeped in maritime history and some of the great highlights you will see include the Grand Parade Square and the central square of the original town. Canada's oldest Anglican Church St. Paul's church, is located in the square.

    From here we visit West Dover, a small fishing community with a population of just 275 people offering a fascinating and remarkable setting. Then we head along the beautiful coastal road to Peggy's Cove. As soon as you arrive you will be enchanted by the lighthouse located on the edge of the ocean and the quaint fishing village, Peggy's Cove attracts thousands of visitors each year. Nestled on the rocky shoreline of St. Margaret's Bay, the area offers stunning, world-renowned scenery.

    During your tour here we get to view the Devonian Granite Rock Formations , these influenced they way the landscape around Peggy's Cove was created. Boulders that seem to grow out of the fields of moss and shrubs are a gigantic 350- to 415-million-year-old.  They were scattered by retreating glaciers about 10,000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. 

    Whilst we head back to Halifax, we enjoy a photo stop at the Halifax Citadel. This hilltop area allows guests a stunning panoramic view of the city and harbour, creating a great finish to your half day shore excursion.
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    Halifax Cruise port
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    real nice excursion to peggys cove lighthouse. the scenery is beautiful and walking the rocks is great. nice little stores and restaurants. just a real nice day exploring the area.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank richard t
    Reviewed May 9, 2019

    We booked a 4 hour tour "Best of Halifax and Peggy's cove:" through CruisesOnly. What a shi-ty tour. We drove down a tree lined highway for 1 1/2 hours ... nithuing ti see or photograph, while our 'tour guide' spoke minutiae about past unimportant families...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank mikebham01
    Reviewed September 29, 2018

    I have never visited a lighthouse before. I have only driven by them in Massachusetts. Peggy's Cove is a quaint fishing village filled with great scenery, the lighthouse and lobster rolls! It's a charming place to walk and practice your photographer's skills, hold hands with...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank denimwings
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