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“Perfect way to see the city and learn about it!”

Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour
Ranked #20 of 48 Tours in Halifax
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Hop on Hop off by Double Decker Halifax - All Day Pass • See Top Halifax Highlights • Visit the Titanic Cemetery • Freedom & Flexibility • Tour Guide on site at Titanic stop providing full commentary Board your brightly painted, vintage Double Decker bus as Hop-On Hop-Off Halifax showcases the very best this diverse and cosmopolitan city has to offer. See a historic and revitalized downtown core, to the stunning waterfront landscapes, and hear legendary stories of both the Titanic sinking and the 100-year-old Halifax Explosion. With your all day pass, climb aboard and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to see the city sights on your own schedule while enjoying the comfort and convenience of the double decker bus service. While on board, you will hear about the many marvels of Halifax with the help of the on-board tour guide who will provide narration covering a plethora of topics. Hop off at the famous TITANIC Cemetery. As you peruse the tranquil setting enjoy speaking to the on-site Gray Line tour guide who will inform, enlighten and engage you with stories behind the headstones and of those passengers who are laid to rest in Halifax. Hop-On Hop-Off by Double Decker Halifax is easy and fun to use. The 90-minute round trip route begins at the cruise terminal where you board the bus and enjoy the ride until you reach a part of the city you would like to see in more detail. Hop off and explore at your leisure before re-boarding and continuing on with the tour. A brochure provides a detailed map to help you plan your day with ease and accuracy. This program is available to both the public and cruise ship guests. This service only operates on cruise ship dates. Public - purchase tickets at the Gray Line sightseeing kiosk on the Halifax waterfront. Cruise guests - purchase at your shore excursion desk onboard. Admissions into sites and attractions are not included.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have done hop on hop offs in other cities. It's such a great way to get around and learn about a city! I highly recommend this one. They have double decker buses so plenty of space, I never had to wait for more than one bus at any stop. The tour guides were informative as well.

6  Thank rhopper276
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had been on the big pink buses in Saint John and found the talks interesting and reasonably priced. We assumed this would be the same in Halifax, but this was not the case. The bus was very expensive and the town not that interesting, you would do just as well walking and discovering what little there is to see by yourself

1  Thank Maureen K
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

In Copenhagen we had a terrible time with the hop on, hop off bus. The sound systems did not work, there were long waits for the buses and the cost was not worth it. In Halifax we had a two day ticket which took us through the city for a reasonable price. The guides were great and we could stop anywhere we wanted for a wonderful visit. My wife and I loved this tour bus system.

1  Thank traveldoc2011
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

For 45 Canadian Dollars plus tax, this is incredibly expensive. There are three old Lonodn routemaster buses going around the centre of Halifax on different routes. The idea is that you can travel on each route. But the problem when we went was that the buses were not running on itme and so there was an incredible amount of hanging around at the dockside where the routes interchange. We were unable to tke the route to the citadel. (There was appanently a problem with roadworks which meant that no other interchange could be effected.) The tour information generally lacked humour and was uninspiring. The centre of Halifax could covered quicker and more pleasantly by walkiing. What a waste of time and money! This is our abiding memory of Halifax hanging around waiting for buses to turn up! Now Yorkshire Halifax UK, there's a friendly place, worth a visit!!

10  Thank GGWJones
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Extremely disappointed. With everyone getting off the cruise ship at the same time, there was over an hour wait just to get on a bus for any of the three routes. No seating was available while waiting. We took the route up to the Citadel. Although we were told that pickups were scheduled every half hour, we waited almost an hour for the bus to pick us up. In order to change routes, you have to finish the loop and then wait again for the other bus. It wasted too much valuable port time. We have taken hop on-hop off tours before in other cities with pick ups every 10-15 minutes, and with more buses running..This is not worth the money if you're limited on time.

9  Thank Judi A
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