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Halifax, the maritime capital of Nova Scotia, is the ideal starting point for many day trips around Canada’s second-smallest province. Here are our top picks for memorable day trips from Halifax, from which idyllic villages, wineries, and scenic ocean views are all just an easy jaunt away.

Peggy’s Cove — 27 miles (43 km) away
Situated on an inlet about 50 minutes from downtown Halifax is Peggy’s Cove, a quaint fishing village with an active lobster fleet. With its rustic houses, picturesque pier, and boulder-strewn coastline, Peggy’s Cove is undeniably charming. Its ace card is its red and white lighthouse, which stands atop a wave-battered boulder outcrop. Erected in 1915, this photogenic lighthouse has become a poster child for Canada’s Maritime Provinces, appearing prominently on tourist literature for the region. You can drive here or visit as part of a tour.

Mahone Bay — 54 miles (87 km) away
Farther south along the coast sits historic Mahone Bay, a former shipbuilding town. Photograph its trio of churches—St. James’ Anglican, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, and Trinity United—and take a boat ride out into the bay, which is scattered with more than 100 islands. 

Lunenburg — 62 miles (100 km) away
South of Mahone Bay is brightly-painted Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll the colorful waterfront or take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic streets. Being just an 85-minute drive from Halifax, Lunenburg is a convenient place to get a feel for small-town life in the Maritimes.

Annapolis Valley — about 100 miles (162 km) away
Spreading along the Bay of Fundy, the Annapolis Valley is one of Canada’s most fertile regions, with much of the land here used to grow edible and drinkable produce. Orchards carpet the landscape, as do wineries. If you want to taste the local wines, opt for a guided wine tour that includes transportation. The proximity to the Bay of Fundy, known for its scallops and lobster, means fresh shellfish abounds, making the area a particularly good choose for foodies. 
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Nova Scotia Day Tour - Visit Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the Annapolis Valley.

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Nova Scotia Day Tour - Visit Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the Annapolis Valley.

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The best part of this tour is the down-home hospitality Sam tries to deliver with every ride. There is no real set schedule, so we have a bit more flexibility in how we do things. Sam will help you from the time you first write to the time she hugs you goodbye at the last stop and beyond if you're traveling to anywhere else that she is familiar with. Get to know other travelers and share once in a lifetime experiences along the way.
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  • 8 hours 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$135.22
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US$135.22

Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove - Private Safe Tour

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Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove - Private Safe Tour

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Halifax is an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Nova Scotia, but organizing transportation and sightseeing independently takes time and effort. On this tour, spin through the Canadian countryside in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. With admission fees plus pickup and drop-off at your downtown Halifax hotel included, hit top attractions including the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.
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  • 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$84.53
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Peggy's Cove Morning Light Photo Tour

Available from Dec 11

Peggy's Cove Morning Light Photo Tour

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3 GREAT REASONS WHY: - We have the famous lighthouse all to ourselves - Perfect for any iPhone or camera - You'll create stunning images no matter your skill level Go early in the morning to discover Peggy's Cove with your guide - a local, professional photographer. We pick up you from your hotel in downtown Halifax. Over morning coffees on our drive out we share the rich history of Nova Scotia and how Peggy's Cove came to be. Once we arrive, we have Peggy's Cove all to ourselves. With just your smartphone or camera you'll learn new tips, tricks and tech to use for a lifetime of travel photography. Throughout the morning we give you the time to wander as we explore the lighthouse, the 200-year-old fishing village, hike along the coast, and teach you the secrets to creating a memorable image - no matter your skill level. As the crowds arrive later in the day we will have already wrapped up and headed back to downtown after an unforgettable morning - with the pictures to prove it!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104.69
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Halifax Photo Tour

Available from Feb 25

Halifax Photo Tour

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3 GREAT REASONS WHY: Focus on history & architecture of Halifax Exclusive access to unique locations Perfect for any iPhone or camera Discover & capture Halifax with our local photographers as we showcase our favourite photo spots & secret vantage points to help you make the most of your travel images from our old port city. Our Halifax tour explores the city's history through architecture with an emphasis on visual gems that inspire a photographer's imagination. With our spacious Mercedes van, we can drive to hidden secrets away from the usual tourist spots to spend more time exploring the unique sites we visit. A few of the spots we may showcase include; the Dartmouth waterfront, St. George's Round Church, our new Central Library, Africville Seaview Museum, Halifax Explosion Memorial, the art deco jewel of the Bank of NS, & more. We share hidden vantage points on a tour of our old port city that is flexible so we can showcase special events & festivals that make Halifax unique!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Wine and Lunch Escape

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Wine and Lunch Escape

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Enjoy a scenic drive to the Annapolis Valley to experience 3 award winning wineries. Sip your way through Nova Scotia wine country and learn about our cool climate wines. Stop one includes a tour/tasting at the first winery. At the second winery enjoy a guided tasting and lunch with wine at Luckett Vineyards, overlooking the beautiful Minas Basin fed by the Bay of Fundy (Luckett Vineyards is only available during May-December). Finally, visit a third winery after lunch for a final guided tasting before heading back to Halifax.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.55
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Fundy Tides Tour

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Fundy Tides Tour

As with all our excursions, nothing is fixed and Our tours can be custom-tailored to your interests and we welcome the opportunity to make your tour unique and personal; however, keep timing in mind and the fact that additional time spent at various attractions may affect getting to others.
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  • 5 hours
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US$575.00
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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This tour is about Halifax's Remarkable History including Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. Van and Full Size SUV are equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and the Van has a large tablet mounted to roof to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Historic Halifax
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.92
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Halifax, Titanic and Peggy's Cove Tour

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Halifax, Titanic and Peggy's Cove Tour

All of my tours are Private, Personal, Narrated Tours, you have the van and guide all to yourself. It is YOUR tour and we can customize the itinerary, as you wish. I will point out things along the way to consider, YOU DECIDE.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$290.82
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Halifax and Lunenburg Tour

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Halifax and Lunenburg Tour

As with all our excursions, nothing is fixed and Our tours can be custom-tailored to your interests and we welcome the opportunity to make your tour unique and personal; however, keep timing in mind and the fact that additional time spent at various attractions may affect getting to others.
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  • 5 hours
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US$575.00
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US$575.00
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Peggy's Cove and Historic Halifax Tour

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Peggy's Cove and Historic Halifax Tour

As with all our excursions, nothing is fixed and Our tours can be custom-tailored to your interests and we welcome the opportunity to make your tour unique and personal; however, keep timing in mind and the fact that additional time spent at various attractions may affect getting to others.
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  • 6 hours
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US$525.00
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore

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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore

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The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery and seaside towns. Home to the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for its narrow streets, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront and also UNESCO World Heritage Site and Home to Bluenose II, Mahone Bay and Chester there is a photo op on around every corner. We also can stop at Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site in Bayswater then onto Canada’s most beloved lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove perched upon granite worn smooth by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. There is so much more to explore on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, add these must-do adventures to your vacation plans!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103.92
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

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This Tour is NOT just a Wine Tour but also History and Nature Tour. One hour from Halifax is Wolfville and Grand Pre National Historic Site the first stop on Tour. Explore the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley & Nova Scotia’s Wine Country. You will visit Fox Hill Cheese as well as three Award winning Vineyards including Luckett's, Lightfoot and Wolfville and Planter's Ridge where you can try Nova Scotia's finest wine Tidal Bay. You will also see stunning Views & Vistas of the Bay of Fundy from Blomidon Look-off Provincial Park. We also will visit Halls Harbour to SEA the Highest Tides in the World and a great spot for lunch. Bring your Eagle Eye as we pass Sheffield Mills a large Bald Eagle Nesting area and then your tour will continue traveling into the heart of the Annapolis Valley through a 400-year-old village of Wolfville. Then with your heart filled with wild and wonderful memories sit back and enjoy a relaxing scenic ride back to your waiting cruise vessel or hotel
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$103.92
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US$103.92
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Halifax Private Half-Day Historical Tour

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Halifax Private Half-Day Historical Tour

All of my tours are Private, Narrated, Personal Tours, you have the van and guide all to yourself. It is YOUR tour and I can customize the itinerary, as you wish. (You Decide) I love to show our Historic Halifax which is an intimate city that retains the ease of a small town from the Harbor front to Victorian Public Gardens, it is large enough to have the trappings of a capital city, yet small enough that many of its sights can be easily seen.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$290.82
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Private Half-Day Peggy’s Cove and Halifax Historical Tour

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Private Half-Day Peggy’s Cove and Halifax Historical Tour

Our tour combine the most interesting historical places in Halifax and the beautiful Peggy’s Cove with its unique scenic view, Canada's most famous lighthouse and surrounding area. You will see Government House, St Mary’s Cathedral, The Citadel and Citadel Hill, Public Garden, Titanic's victim grave yard, Oland's House, St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada, Fort Needham Hill, Halifax Armory and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$68.00
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US$68.00

Afternoon Escape Wine Tour

Available from May 3

Afternoon Escape Wine Tour

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This tour visits 3 unique wineries in the beautiful Annapolis Valley and provides guests with a diverse Nova Scotia wine experience. Learn about and enjoy our aromatic whites, award winning sparkling and cool climate reds. This tour is perfect for people looking to experience Nova Scotia Wine Country for the afternoon. Guests will also enjoy a cheese tasting at one winery. Please note this tour does not include lunch nor is lunch available for purchase. Guests are recommended to eat before the tour. ​ Wineries Visited: We will visit 3 of the following options: Grand Pré, Benjamin Bridge, Planters, L'Acadie, Lightfoot & Wolfville. Itinerary changes daily. Tour Includes: all transportation, a fun and professional wine tour guide, tour and tasting fees at 3 wineries/cideries and a cheese tasting at one winery. ​
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.94
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