Military Halifax City Tour (Shore Excursion)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

196809


Categories

City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
One collapsible wheelchair can be stowed. Must be able to transfer from the chair to and from the vehicle.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational)

An insider's look at Canada's most military city


For 250 years, Halifax has played a central role in the defence of Canada. With more service members per capita than any other Canadian city, Halifax's military character is obvious. We will explore Halifax's military history in depth by visiting museums, historic sites and fortifications. Our exact route and itinerary will vary, but points of interest will typically include:

- Maj-Gen Robert Ross grave and Sebastopol Monument
- St. Paul's Anglican Church
- Army Museum at Halifax Citadel
- Naval Museum at Admiralty House
- Shearwater Aviation Museum in Dartmouth
- Deadman's Island (War of 1812)
- York Redoubt fortifications

Itinerary

- Old Burying Ground
- St. Paul's Anglican Church
- Halifax Citadel
- Army Museum at Halifax Citadel
- Naval Museum at Admiralty House
- Shearwater Aviation Museum in Dartmouth (optional)
- York Redoubt fortifications
- Deadman's Island park

Additional sites and attractions may be visited, time permitting.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting location is flexible. If arriving by cruise ship, exit the terminal and cross the roadway where the tour buses are lined up. I will be waiting in the parking lot with a yellow "Coastline Custom Tours" sign. If you don't see me, look for a black minivan with the same sign in the front window.

Remember that all times quoted are Halifax local (Atlantic) time -- one hour earlier than Eastern time. If you are a group on a cruise ship, please try to meet up on board your vessel and disembark together.

End location: You will be returned to the meeting location. An alternate drop-off point can also be arranged as per your request.

Duration: 5 hours

The start time can be changed according to the clients' wishes.

Transportation

My 2015 Town & Country minivan accommodates up to six passengers.

What’s Included

Transportation, commentary, bottled water, and the flexibility to alter the itinerary to suit your needs and preferences. Lunch is not included, but there is time in the itinerary if you wish to stop.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

40 CAD - You are responsible for any purchases of a personal nature. Some venues charge an admission fee (Maritime Museum, HMCS Sackville and Halifax Citadel)

What’s Extra

Lunch
Maritime Museum (adult: $9.55 CAD), HMCS Sackville (adult: $5.00 CAD) and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site (adult, off season 15 Sept-1 June: $7.80 CAD) admission fees.

Restrictions

I offer minivan transportation for up to six persons. Please note that I cannot accommodate larger groups.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had the pleasure of having Jay as our exclusive tour guide for three days during our visit to Halifax, NS. Halifax's proud Military History and its major role in the early settlements in the Canadian Atlantic Coast are highly educational. Our experience with Jay was intellectually fun and our knowledge gained will remain with us always. Jay is an enthusiastic guide and we will highly recommend him to our friends and colleagues. The Hall's
Lillian Hall

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