The Scenic (Secret) Route To Peggy's Cove -- A Custom Tour

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The Scenic (Secret) Route To Peggy's Cove -- A Custom Tour

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Overview



This scenic tour includes a visit to Peggy’s Cove, as well as nearby coastal villages and vistas.

Peggy’s Cove is Nova Scotia’s most popular visitor attraction, but most who venture there are unaware of nearby coastal villages and vistas that are equally attractive, and rich in history. We’ll take you to Peggy’s Cove, of course, but by a route that few visitors ever experience.

This tour includes:
- Round trip transportation
- Scenic drive
- Terence Bay and Lighthouse
- Village of Prospect
- West Dover
- Polly's Cove
- The fishing village of Indian Harbor, home to Paddy's Head
- St. Margaret's Bay
- Peggy's Cove
- Lots of amazing photo opportunities!

We'll leave the port of Halifax and head out onto the Chebucto Peninsula, en route to Peggy’s Cove. Our exact route will vary depending on traffic and weather conditions, but we'll typically follow the itinerary listed below.

First, we'll head over to Terence Bay. There, we'll take a short, scenic walk to the Terence Bay Lighthouse, before visiting the interpretive site commemorating the 1873 sinking of the S.S. Atlantic.

Next, we'll drive to the village of Prospect, a handsome coastal community surrounded by the ocean and lying next to a spectacular segment of the coastal barrens. If time permits and conditions are suitable, we'll walk a short distance along the trail into the barrens.

From Prospect, we'll go to West Dover, where we’ll enjoy an intimate, private exploration of the spectacular Peggy’s Cove Preservation Area. You can partake in an optional 500 yard (metre) hike into the heart of the Preservation Area for superb views of Polly’s Cove.

We'll stop at the delightful fishing village of Indian Harbour, home of the Swiss Flight 111 Memorial and the beautiful peninsula of Paddy’s Head.

From there, we'll head to the picturesque, rugged eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay, and, of course, Peggy’s Cove, famous for its lighthouse, its village, its rock formations, and its folk art. While you explore, you’ll likely see others from your cruise ship, but don’t make them jealous by telling them what they missed.

We’ll return to the cruise ship pier via the picturesque eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay.

- Please note: All tour times are local port times.
- Please be aware that most Carnival Ships do not adjust to local time when in port. The actual time will be +1 from ship time. Please double-check with your cruise line.
- Our exact route and itinerary will vary according to the weather and traffic.
- In groups of 6, one traveler will not have a window seat.
- Water will be provided.
- Please notify us in advance if you'll want to stop in a restaurant for lunch during the tour (lunch costs are not included in the tour price), as this will effect planning for the day’s activities. Unless otherwise requested, the lunch venue will be away from Peggy’s Cove, where the restaurants are typically very crowded and touristy.
- We recommend that you wear comfortable walking shoes. The short walks from the vehicle are on unpaved trails, with occasional uneven ground and the possibility of small wet spots.
- Nova Scotia has a maritime climate, producing weather that is changeable, cool, and moist. Temperatures on this trip will rarely exceed 75 F (25 C), and may be much cooler in the autumn. It is usually breezy (or windy) along the coast.
- Dress in layers, and remove or add them during the trip as required.

- This is a private tour, so if you wish to alter the itinerary “on the fly” it will often be possible to do so. We will try to be as flexible as possible.
- The tour vehicle is not adapted for wheelchair use, but if a wheelchair user (collapsible wheelchair, no scooters) is able to transfer to and from a minivan seat, the tour itinerary can be modified accordingly. There are accessible washrooms and restaurants along the route. The guide has experience working with limited mobility clients. You must notify ShoreTrips at the time of booking if someone in your party is in a collapsible wheelchair.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 08:00 AM, duration: 5 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 09:00 AM, duration: 5 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 10:00 AM, duration: 5 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking
  • 11:00 AM, duration: 5 hours It's best to take the first tour possible. To adjust the start time, call ShoreTrips before booking


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