Historic Halifax

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Historic Halifax

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Overview



Halifax is a lovely city with a beautiful harbor, steeped in history.

Beginning with a pickup at the cruise ship pier, your private driver/guide will introduce you to the capital of Nova Scotia. With interesting architecture (make sure you check out the Halifax Central Library) and lovely parks, this city is a delight.

Sites include the Hydrostone District, which was the government's efforts to rebuild the north end of Halifax after the famous, devastating Halifax Explosion, which occurred in 1917. Your guide will tell you all about this tragic event which altered the course of Halifax's history and forever forged a bond with the people of Boston.

Haligonians are proud of their Victorian garden, recognized as a National Historical Site in 1984. One of the best preserved Victorian gardens in North America, it is filled with flowers, walking paths, a lagoon, a band shell and intricate wrought iron gates.

The Citadel, located high on a hill overlooking the city is now a great spot to get a view of the city. That same hill provided the perfect location for defending the city from attack. Take a step back in time as you climb the hill and explore the role the Citadel played in Halifax's military past.

Fisherman's Cove, Dartmouth (known as the City of Lakes), 2 of the city's famous churches and a visit to the harbor round out this comprehensive tour.

- Please note: All tour times are local port times.
- Please be aware that some ships do not adjust to local time when in port. Halifax is on Atlantic time, so the local time may be +1 hour from ship time. Please double check with your cruise line. Best reference is your daily newsletter delivered to your cabin for port time information or your ships guest relations desk.
- The exact route and itinerary will vary according to the weather and traffic.
- This tour includes short walks on unpaved trails, with occasional uneven ground and the possibility of small wet spots. Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- 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.

The cancellation policy on this tour is outside the normal ShoreTrips terms of service. The tour is non refundable 14 days prior to the tour date. Further, if your ship does not make port, this tour will be non-refundable. Please take out travel insurance to cover this rare occurrence. This tour will NOT be refundable in cases in which conditions make it impossible for the ship to dock and disembark passengers in a timely manner.
- Groups of 4 or less will have a driver/guide (same person). Larger groups will have a driver and a guide.
- Gratuity is included in the price of this program.
- Entrance fees are not included.

Days offered: 7 days a week

Departures:
  • 08:00 AM, duration: 4 hours
  • 10:00 AM, duration: 4 hours
  • 12:00 PM, duration: 4 hours


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