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.
Departures: 08:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - 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.