Remembering R.M.S. Titanic And Visit To Peggy's Cove

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Remembering R.M.S. Titanic And Visit To Peggy's Cove

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Immerse yourself in the history of the Titanic and the sinking that overshadowed it!

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic, and while the tragedy occurred far from Halifax, the city has become forever linked with the disaster, as this was the base for retrieval efforts. Halifax is the largest single resting place in the world for those who perished aboard the Titanic.

We’ll explore the many Titanic connections in the historic streets of Halifax, including the former location of the White Star line office, the death wharf where the retrieval ships set sail, the stately churches where the funerals and memorial services were held, the millionaire mansion of Halifax native George Wright, and the former funeral home (now a pub!) for first class passengers such as John Jacob Astor and Isidor Straus--two of the wealthiest men in the world-- who were denied permission to enter a lifeboat.

We’ll visit Fairview Lawn cemetery to pay our respects at the gravesites that have drawn visitors from around the world, you’ll learn who the unknown child really is, see the grave of James Dawson (who some say inspired the character of Jack Dawson in James Cameron’s Titanic), and hear the moving story of Alma Paulson and her four children. We’ll relate the little-known story about the “unsinkable” Molly Brown’s 1920 visit to the cemetery, and inspirational tales of the heroic actions of crew, orchestra members, and passengers from every walk of life.

Leaving Halifax, you'll enjoy a 45-minute drive along the scenic coastal route to Peggy's Cove. You'll stop at one of Canada's most visited places, Peggy's Point Lighthouse, which is perched on the edge of the ocean. The quaint, active fishing village attracts thousands of tourists each year.

- 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 in this program. Your guide cannot enter the Maritime Museum - there are guides at the museum who handle all visitors.

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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