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  • Location: Halifax, Canada
  • Duration:  6 hours
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
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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 your Halifax hotel.

Customer Reviews

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 2014

This tour was amazing!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Great informative tour. Our guide was great, friendly and fun. Lunenburg was fantastic and would go back in a heartbeat. The only negative is we didn't have enough time in either town to really explore. I suggest leaving at 9am instead of 10am and coming back at 5pm instead of 4pm. 2 more hours would have made all the difference.
If you want more time in Lunenburg, you can skip the guided walk and explore yourself but you will miss a lot of history being explained.
We only had 45 minutes in Mahone Bay, definitely not enough time. We managed to grab a bite but then had to leave. No exploring at all or shopping. :(

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Very nice tour with friendly guides

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