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One of the best tours we've done was the Halifax Historical Titanic Tour we did with Paul McNeill. 

Amazing tour with Paul.

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There is a lot to see within walking distance of the pier.  Boardwalk goes along the waterfront, with food stalls, boats, Maritime Museum and others along the way.  A historic cemetery, The Citadel, and other attractions can be reached on foot with steep uphills.

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13 hours ago, stacyh270 said:

We will be in Halifax next Monday.  We are renting a car and driving down the coast. We plan to visit Peggy's Cove, Oak Island, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg. 

 

How long are you in port? Not giving yourself much time to visit each spot.

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1 hour ago, declansdad said:

 

How long are you in port? Not giving yourself much time to visit each spot.


9-6.  It'll be tight but some places will be more of a drive-thru just to take in the scenery.  We will spend a little time at Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg, where we are planning to have lunch.

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Just now, stacyh270 said:


9-6.  It'll be tight but some places will be more of a drive-thru just to take in the scenery.  We will spend a little time at Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg, where we are planning to have lunch.

I wish I could edit the previous reply  😞  We may or may not go to Oak Island.  

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14 hours ago, declansdad said:

 

Couple of Kilometers, 20-25 minutes maybe. Last third would be all up hill.

 

Do they offer taxis at the port to take you there?

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12 hours ago, Sox Fan Cruiser said:

How far is Lunenburg?  Having grown up in Lunenburg, MA, it may be fun to go there but not sure it’s worth it. 

A little over an hour by highway. It’s about 15 minutes from Mahone Bay, so it’s easy to make a day of the two towns.

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On 6/22/2022 at 8:45 AM, stacyh270 said:

We will be in Halifax next Monday.  We are renting a car and driving down the coast. We plan to visit Peggy's Cove, Oak Island, Mahone Bay, and Lunenburg. 

Which rental agency did you used?  Were you happy with them?  How close to the pier was the pickup/drop off? We are overnight in October so thinking of renting a car. 

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On 7/2/2022 at 5:52 PM, gabelle said:

Which rental agency did you used?  Were you happy with them?  How close to the pier was the pickup/drop off? We are overnight in October so thinking of renting a car. 

We rented from Avis. It was about 4/10 of a mile walk from the pier each way but a fairly easy walk.  We were going to get an Uber on the way back but afternoon traffic was so bad, walking it was going to be faster so we did that. 

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Is there any whale watching or boat tours in Halifax in July.  Planning to bring my 2 grandsons on Liberty 4 night cruise next year.  Is it warm enough on the ship for them to enjoy the slides and pool? 

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6 hours ago, gaylemh said:

Is there any whale watching or boat tours in Halifax in July.  Planning to bring my 2 grandsons on Liberty 4 night cruise next year.  Is it warm enough on the ship for them to enjoy the slides and pool? 


Not sure about whale watching but July in Halifax should almost certainly be warm enough to do slides/pool.  

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On 6/21/2022 at 11:07 PM, Ashland said:

One of the best tours we've done was the Halifax Historical Titanic Tour we did with Paul McNeill. 

Amazing tour with Paul.

We booked Paul for our October visit.  Haven’t gone yet but he’s very responsive to any inquiries.  

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Here is some information from a post I made yesterday on Trip Advisor:

 

It is easy to walk around the main parts of Halifax on your own. Almost everything of interest is along the waterfront, up Spring Garden Road to the Public Gardens or on Citadel Hill.

 

Here are some links:

 

This one seems very expensive: https://www.toursbylocals.com/Halifax-Historic-Private-Guide

 

Official Halifax information: https://discoverhalifaxns.com/ and https://discoverhalifaxns.com/plan/visitor-guide/

 

This is free but self guided: https://discoverhalifaxns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Leisure-Walking-Map-2019.pdf

 

You can make your own tour using this: https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/halifax-552.html There is information in the site about each place.

 

This self guided tour may work for you and you can add or subtract places of interest; https://mywanderingvoyage.com/2017/08/20/explore-halifax-walking-tour/

 

These people may be able to do a walking tour: https://www.toursbylocals.com/Halifax-Tours?gclid=CjwKCAjwoMSWBhAdEiwAVJ2ndhouQATgmz5dS4fsdEX4cUGDB3_-1CKWEcEMU_dQlqUKCK7hfr2hyxoCrHAQAvD_BwE

 

Also check out Toms Port Guides

 

You need less than an hour to get to Peggy's Cove and if you get there before the tour busses you can have a pleasant short stay for a few minutes. Then follow the coastal roads to Mahone Bay. Just before you get there there is a wonderful view of the bay with three churches. Mahone Bay itself has shops and restaurants but I would push on to Lunenburg for lunch and a quick look around. Take the main road (103 back to Halifax.) Coastal Route  Highway Return  As you can see taking the coastal route and including Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay may not be easily done in the time you have.

 

There are some boat tours out of Halifax Harbour but it is not a good place for whale watching.

 

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On 7/15/2022 at 9:09 PM, disneyochem said:

We booked Paul for our October visit.  Haven’t gone yet but he’s very responsive to any inquiries.  

Paul is just amazing...You're in for a treat...enjoy !!!!

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