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  • Location:Halifax, Canada
  • Duration:6 hours

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax

On this day trip from Halifax, venture through Nova Scotia and visit the historical towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Enjoy a guided walking tour and learn about the history of fishing and boat building in Lunenburg -- a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town that's home to Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet -- and then visit churches, shops and galleries and soak in beautiful coastal views in Mahone Bay.


  • Day trip to Lunenburg and Mahone Bay from Halifax
  • Take a guided walking tour of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed fishing town
  • Admire Nova Scotia's beautiful coastal views
  • Enjoy free time to explore Mahone Bay's shoreline, churches, galleries and shops
  • Learn about these coastal towns from your knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax

Church in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Your day trip through Nova Scotia begins with coach pickup from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. After a 1.5-hour drive southwest, you'll arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town on Nova Scotia's South Shore.

Your kilted guide will lead you on an informative walking tour to introduce you to the city's highlights and interesting history. Learn about British colonial settlement in North America as you take in sights of unique architecture and design. Home to Lunenburg Academy, Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet, Lunenburg is famous for its fishing culture and boat building. Your guide will entertain you with stories about bootlegging along the craggy coastline decades ago.

From Lunenburg, continue driving north along Mahone Bay, whose town of the same name is famous for its shoreline churches and picturesque beauty. Enjoy time to explore this remarkable seaside town and stroll past artisan galleries, century-old buildings, eclectic specialty shops, romantic restaurants, museums and inns, all exuding a unique charm blended with a modern-day feel.

For lunch, you may bring your own food or dine at a local restaurant. After your tour, relax on the drive back to Halifax.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

There seemed to be a mix up, so our tour started late. We were picked up by a gentlemen who was supposed to have the day off. His name was Mark and he could not have been friendlier or more helpful. We had a wonderful and informative day and we would recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

After a short delay due to an admin error, the tour set out to Lunenburg. The driver David was very informative about Halifax and the surrounding area. He also provided lots of data about Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and the adjoining countryside. The Walking tour of Lunenburg was excellent and the lady leading the tour provided a great deal of information about the town and its history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Only downside was that we took the walking tour of Lunenburg and could not find a place to have lunch before having to return. Other than this, everything was great!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved the scenic towns. Tour guide in Lunenburg was very knowledgable. Bus driver was also an excellent tour guide. We enjoyed his commentary tremendously.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Highly recommended. I was trying to spend more time in Lunenburg but in the end only had one day and I think it was very well spent.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

I wish we would have a little more time in Lunenburg, but otherwise it was a good tour with many interesting sights.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

The walking tour was very good. Mahone Bay not so much

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Excellent day trip. We had a walking tour of Lunenburg with guide and additional time to walk around and have a bite to eat. Then we headed on to Mahone Bay where we had time to wander the streets. Perhaps a little more time here would have been nice. In all a great day!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining.

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