Top 20 Experiences in nova scotia
Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove
Experience all there is to see and do in Halifax by taking part in the Best of Halifax Tour. Led by a local guide, visit most of the area’s top attractions. Check out the view from Peggy's Cove and take the immersive tour through the famous Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. An extensive downtown drive will highlight more of what Halifax has to offer. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included. The Ultimate Halifax Tour includes: • Beautiful scenic drive up to Peggy’s Cove • Free time to explore Peggy’s Cove • An informative tour of Citadel Hill – the tour is guided by a living historical guide • An experienced guide throughout the entire tour to answer questions and point out interesting landmarks • Tour group is limited to seven people which makes the experience more intimate • Complimentary shuttle pick up and drop off from anywhere in downtown Halifax *Please note that adverse winter weather may result in cancellation of the Citadel and/or Peggy's Cove portion of this tour
Wine and Lunch Escape
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.
Nova Scotia Day Tour - Visit Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg, and the Annapolis Valley.
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.
Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore
The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery, the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for it's, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Bluenose II. Next up Mahone Bay for a photo of the Trinity Church's then coastline from Queensland onto Canada’s most beloved lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove perched upon granite worn smooth by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Your Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle will be a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 15 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum. The vehicle is equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and a large tablet to view Videos and Photos to augment your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore. There is so much more to explore on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, add these must-do adventures to your vacation plans!
Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax
This Tour is about Halifax's Remarkable History including all the Titanic and Halifax Explosion Sites and the Stories and Miracles of these Two Historic Tragedies. See ALL that Historic Halifax, Dartmouth and Fisherman's Cove has to offer in a Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 15 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum. Vehicle is equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and a large tablet to view Guests Videos and Photos to augment your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Historic Halifax, Dartmouth and Fisherman's Cove.
Peggy’s Cove & Halifax
Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove. Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII. From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse. Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
Peggy's Cove Express Tour from Halifax
Explore the beautiful Peggy’s Cove, with our fun and friendly local guides who will take you from your downtown Halifax Peninsula hotel to the iconic Peggy’s Cove. There is no better way to experience the city than with See Sight Tours - Halifax’s best small group tours (max. 6 guests). Enjoy the most photographed lighthouse in Canada and its beautiful surrounding area on our fully guided and narrated Peggy’s Cove Express, including complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in the comfort and style of one of our vans.
Sunset Wine and Cheese Yacht Sailing
Our 45' luxury sailing yacht is one of a kind on the Halifax waterfront. Our hands-on crew love to invite our guests to be involved in sailing - take the helm, hoist the sails, or sit back and enjoy the beautiful sights and wines Nova Scotia has to offer.
Private Tour in Halifax by a Luxury Vehicle with Informative Guide
This tour is unique because it is a private tour in a late model luxury vehicle. It provides a good balance of history, along with scenic coastal driving and exploring.
Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour
Get a snapshot of Halifax’s classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You'll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views of the waterfront. Your knowledgeable driver and marine pilot livens up the ride with engaging tales and naval history, and offers pointers on where to head next during your stay in the seaside city.
Peggy’s Cove/Mahone Bay & Lunenburg
Join us as we explore the heritage of the Lighthouse Route and learn the stories behind Peggy’s Cove, Chester, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, when and why they were settled, the history of the fishery and the natural history of the Atlantic Coast.... Discover the connections between coastline, geology, landscapes, climate and natural resources that have sustained these communities for some 250 years -- the ship building and fishing: the gold rushes of the 1800s: the aquaculture and Christmas tree farming of today. Learn about the “who-what-when-why-and-where” of settlements by foreign Protestants, the economic contrasts between the in-shore fishery of Peggy’s Cove and the off-shore fishery of Lunenburg, the local architecture, the triumphs and tragedies of wooden ships and iron men. Explore at your own pace or join our complimentary walking tour of Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg`s UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Best of Cape Breton
Your tour begins with pick up from your hotel in downtown Sydney, Nova Scotia your adventure starts with a narrated drive to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. Here you will receive a guided tour of the fortress which operates as a living history museum. This site is significant for its role in the Anglo-French struggle for what is modern-day Canada. After your Louisbourg visit, you will head back towards Sydney for a narrated, in-depth drive through the city. Here you will pass by multiple points of interest, including: the Cossit House Museum, the Jost Heritage House and St. Patrick’s Church. Following your driving tour of Sydney, your tour will continue into the Cape Breton Highlands as you head to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum in Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Here you will have free time to explore the exhibits which feature artifacts that were donated from the Bell family’s personal estate.
Highland Village, Baddeck, Bell Museum Tour
A trip around the interior of the famous Bras d"or lakes is a wonderful experience. The Bras d"or is a Unesco designated Biosphere. A Mecca for sailors and a true paddlers paradise. A stop at the Highland Village will bring you back in time when the first Scottish settlers befriended the Mi'kmaq people of Atlantic Canada. Onto Baddeck, the most picturesque village in all of Nova Scotia. While in Baddeck a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell Museum is a must for historians and enthusiasts. Views of the ocean and mountains await you on your drive back to the port, where you will see wildlife and in the fall, amazing colours. With a few more stops for pictures along the way, your heart may never leave Cape Breton Island !
Halifax Segway City Tour
See and learn about the beautiful and historic sites of Halifax during this guided 2.5-hour Segway tour. Your friendly guide will take you by some of Halifax's most popular landmarks, including the Halifax Waterfront, the Public Gardens, the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Argyle Street, and Grand Parade Square. Choose from available departure times daily when you book.
Bay of Fundy / Hall's Harbour
The Bay of Fundy's shape and prevailing ocean currents conspire to create the highest tides in the world. Experience what happens as 3,680 billion cubic feet of water pour in and out of the "funnel" not once but twice each day. Boats and even ocean-going ships can be stranded high and dry. Vast tidal flats are waiting to be explored. That's how Hall's Harbour began in 1779 - as a pirate base for local scalawag Samuel Hall, his native Mi'Kmaq girlfriend and a band of cutthroat Yankee privateers. They would prey on the Planters and Loyalists to the British Crown. Finally, remember that this is a real fishing village, one that takes its living from the sea - not one created to please tourists. The fishermen and other village folk are usually busy with their work, but you'll find that they will often take the time to pass time the with visitors to their community. Why not come and spend some time with us?
Cabot Trail Discovery Tour
The Cabot Trail Discovery Tour explores Nova Scotia’s most iconic road trip. From the rugged coastlines and majestic mountains to the charming small fishing villages, this tour provides breathtaking viewpoints, endless photo opportunities, and local culinary experiences. We follow the coastline as we climb and descend mountains and traverse the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Picturesque examples of typical Nova Scotian fishing villages dot the Cabot Trail’s winding roads. Hear the crash of the ocean against the craggy stone shorelines, feel the sand between your toes, and smell the salt air at the many coastal stops along the 300-kilometre journey.
Peggy's Cove Day Trip from Halifax
Enroute to this seaside village pass-by the Halifax Public Gardens, a quiet oasis amid a cosmopolitan city; see the Citadel National Historic Site, a fort perched high above the city; the Old Town Clock, a gift given to the city by Prince Edward the Duke of Kent in 1803; as well as other notable landmarks such as Province House, the naval dockyards and the famous Halifax waterfront boardwalk. As you travel along the winding coastal highway of the Lighthouse Route to the tiny fishing village of Peggy’s Cove, it is little wonder it has been an inspiration for artists and an irresistible lure for budding and seasoned adventurers for generation after generation. The colorful houses and fishing shacks perched atop the solid stone rocky outcrop that overlooks the restless waters of the Atlantic exhibit the wear and tear of the ocean and its punishing storms. Yet they endure, much like the small population of approximately 32 people who are year-round residents.”
Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley
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. Your Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle will be a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum.
Shared Cruise Excursion - "Mini" Cabot Trail
The Cabot Trail Discovery Tour explores Nova Scotia’s most iconic road trip. From the rugged coastlines and majestic mountains to the charming small fishing villages, this tour provides breathtaking viewpoints, & endless photo opportunities. Our tour takes you to places the cruise tours do not go and tailors the time of the tour to the time you have in port.
Tall Ship Silva Sailing Cruise
A cruise aboard The Tall Ship Silva is the perfect way to fully appreciate a beautiful day on the Halifax Harbour. Join us on our comfortable and thoroughly impressive vessel for this relaxing afternoon outing on the water. Your journey beings on the Halifax waterfront as you set off into the big harbour where you’ll have a unique perspective of some of Halifax’s most notable landmarks including Georges Island, the Halifax Waterfront, Historic Properties, and more. Our guides will share anecdotes of some of the city’s rich history including accounts of Halifax Explosion, lesser-known stories of Halifax shipwrecks, and historical facts about the Silva. Passengers will be invited to help the crew hoist the Silva’s sails, enjoy a beverage or two from the onboard Murphy’s Pub, and then simply sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful day out on the water.