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.
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.