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This 2-day excursion introduces you to the beautiful scenery, culture and history of Nova Scotia's South Shore. From Halifax, visit Lunenburg, one of the best-preserved colonial settlements of the New World, as well as Peggy’s Cove and Mahone Bay. Learn about the fascinating legends of Oak Island, known for more than 200 years as the ‘Money Pit'; it's the site of supposed buried treasures! You'll overnight at a serene resort overlooking the island.


  • 2-day tour to Oak Island from Halifax
  • Experience the highlights of Nova Scotia’s South Shore
  • Enjoy breakfast in the rustic fishing village of Peggy’s Cove
  • Take a walking tour of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town famous for its shipping fleets
  • Stroll through the postcard-worthy town of Mahone Bay
  • Stay overnight at a hotel overlooking Oak Island and learn about its fascinating treasure-hunting history

What You Can Expect

2-Day Trip to Oak Island from Halifax

Peggy's Cove

Explore the fishing heritage and coastline of surrounding Halifax on this overnight tour.  Following pickup in Halifax, travel to Peggy's Cove, a rustic fishing village on St Margarets Bay. Eat breakfast and explore the area, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lunenburg and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Continue to Oak Island, where you will spend the night in a charming hotel. On Day 2, transfer back to Halifax, with drop-off at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. 

Please see Itinerary section for full details. 


Day 1: Halifax -- Oak Island (B, D)
You’ll be picked up in Halifax for a ride to Peggy’s Cove, a rustic, charming fishing village on St Margarets Bay home to famous Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy breakfast here before continuing along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town of Lunenburg, renowned for its fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners.
Take a guided walking tour here to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World. Learn about the town’s famous fishing heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (admission included) and have free time for lunch (own expense) before heading off to Mahone Bay.
In this postcard-worthy town, known for its history of wooden boat building, enjoy some free time to stroll around and chat with locals, who have been known to share superstitions, legends and fables about the town's bootlegging days.
After your time in Mahone Bay, continue south past Western Shore and across the bridge to Oak Island. Learn from your guide about the fascinating legends of this renowned island, noted as the location of the ‘Money Pit’ -- the site of supposed treasures. Treasure hunters have searched the island for centuries in hopes of finding artifacts said to be buried deep underground!
Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at a peaceful coastal resort offering serene views.
Overnight: Atlantica Hotel & Marina overlooking Oak Island

Day 2: Oak Island – Halifax (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, bid farewell to Nova Scotia’s South Shore as you make your way to Halifax. Your tour concludes at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport for your onward journey.

Customer Reviews

Robin B

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2014

Enjoyed the trip, saw some very interesting things and places which I did not know of. A little disappointed that we were not going onto Oak Island and I found that it was a little expensive.

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