For visitors who want to see a lot of Halifax in a short amount of time or who have limited mobility, a sightseeing tour is a great way to experience the city.
As you’d expect, the tours range in price, duration, quality and the number of sights visited. Here are a few options to consider:
See Halifax from an authentic London Double Decker bus. Choose the 1.5 hour morning tour that stops at Citadel Hill, Historic Properties, Province House, St. Paul’s Church, Victorian Public Gardens, and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, or opt for the full 3 hour tour that also stops at the Titanic burial site and other locations. Tours are available daily from June to October and range from $37.38 to $52.33 per adult.
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Harbour Hopper tours take passengers on an hour long land and sea tour of Halifax in amphibious vehicles. With stops at St. Paul’s Church, Citadel Hill, Public Gardens, Government House, City Hall, Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Harbour, the tours are a unique way to see the city. Tours run May through October and cost $25.99 for adults. They also offer pub crawl tours and charters for larger groups.
Blue Diamond offers customized tours in Halifax and around Nova Scotia to places like Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, the Bay of Fundy, and the Annapolis Valley. If you have more time but don’t want to rent a car, their tours can show you more of the province with a knowledgeable guide.
Halifax Taxi Tours offer affordable, private, customized tours of Halifax and the surrounding area. The four hour Historic Halifax and Peggy’s Cove tour costs $180 and stops at Halifax Harbour, the Titanic burial site, Point Pleasant Park, Citadel Hill, the Public Gardens, and more.
Tour by Taxi is another private tour company that offers individual tours of Halifax and Nova Scotia. Prices range depending on the length of the tour and the destination. Visit the beautiful wineries of the Annapolis Valley, explore Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg, or combine a trip to Digby Neck and Briar Island with a whale watching excursion.
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