Highlights of Halifax City and nearby coastal areas
NEW FOR 2018. Many first-time and returning visitors want to take in historic Halifax as well as Nova Scotia's famous coastal scenery. This itinerary includes popular urban points of interest (the Citadel, Public Gardens, St. Paul's church) as well as the coastal fishing villages of Herring Cove and Sambro.
We will also visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery (where Titanic victims are buried), Fort Needham Halifax Explosion memorial, and the Hydrostone District built after the 1917 disaster.
We then leave the Halifax peninsula, taking the scenic coastal road to Sambro. On the way we will see quaint coastal villages, elaborate 19th-century fortifications, and landmark lighthouses.
Opportunities exist for short walks of light to moderate difficulty; these are entirely optional according to your preference. City and Coastal components may be customized as well.
NOTE: Peggy's Cove is NOT included in this itinerary -- see the Secret 'Seanic' Route to Peggy's Cove tour.
- Halifax Citadel/Public Gardens
- Naval Base/Shipyard
- Halifax Explosion Memorial/Hydrostone District
- Fairview Lawn Cemetery (Titanic graves)
- York Redoubt
- Herring Cove
- Ketch Harbour
- Chebucto Head (lighthouse)
- Sambro (lighthouse) NOTE: on an island; viewing from a distance only.
- Sambro village (historic plaque)
OPTIONAL COMPONENTS (additional time required):
- Bedford Basin loop; returning via harbour bridge (30-45 mins)
- museum visit (minimum one hour): choice of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic; Africville Museum; Army Museum (Citadel); Museum of Natural History; Shearwater Aviation Museum (WWI/II; Cold War)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If arriving by cruise ship: Port regulations require that private tour operators meet travelers outside the cruise terminal building. Look for a yellow sign stating "COASTLINE CUSTOM TOURS" and your surname.
End location: You will be returned to meeting location.
Duration: 5 hours
2015 Chrysler Town & Country minivan, model S. Six passenger capacity; at full capacity, one passenger will not have a window seat.
Transportation and interpretation. Complimentary bottled water will be provided.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 CAD - Shopping opportunities are limited on this itinerary but can be included upon request. A lunch stop can also be added (not included in tour price).
Museum entrance fees, food, souvenirs, etc. are not included in the tour price.
I offer minivan transportation for up to six persons. Please note that I cannot accommodate larger groups.