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Things to Do in Halifax

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Halifax and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Halifax activities? We have 17 tour ideas.


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Beer & Brewery Tours

Small Group Local Libations Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 127.37


This is a fun day tour that encompasses all local libations from award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, flavorful spirits and liqueurs as well as delicious cider. You'll visit Gaspereau Vineyards, Wayfarers' Ales on the Wharf, Barreling Tide Distiller, and Annapolis Cider Company - all while being surrounded by the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley. Tour includes lunch at a pub overlooking... Read More

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City Tours

Halifax City Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.76


Soak up the sights, history and maritime legacy of Halifax on this 2.5-hour coach tour. Pass by Province House, the Halifax Public Gardens, St Paul's Church and the Old Town Clock. Snap shots of the hilltop Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and learn about the fort's role in the British Empire. You'll also visit Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where 121 victims of the 'Titanic' tragedy are buried. Throughout the tour, enjoy live... Read More

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Day Cruises

Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 55 minutes
Priced From: USD 33.97


Get a snapshot of Halifax's classic sights in an unconventional way — on a 1-hour Harbour Hopper tour. You'll travel on both land and water aboard a renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. Drive by St Paul's Cathedral, Citadel Hill and the Victorian beauty of Halifax Public Gardens, and then splash into Halifax Harbour for great views of the waterfront. Your knowledgeable driver and marine pilot livens up the... Read More

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Day Trips

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 80.55


On this day trip from Halifax, venture through Nova Scotia and visit the historical towns of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Enjoy a guided walking tour and learn about the history of fishing and boat building in Lunenburg -- a UNESCO World Heritage-listed port town that's home to Nova Scotia's largest fishing fleet -- and then visit churches, shops and galleries and soak in beautiful coastal views in Mahone Bay.

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Dinner Cruises

Halifax Dinner Cruise

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 72.77


Cast off into Halifax Harbour on this dinner cruise aboard a Mississippi-style sternwheeler. Glimpse top attractions along the Northwest Arm of the harbor, including the lovely wooded landscapes of Point Pleasant Park and the Dingle, while you dine on a gourmet buffet prepared with fresh produce and the catch of the day. Admire Halifax's waterfront while listening to light but engaging commentary on the points of interest.... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Peggy’s Cove Day Trip from Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 45.76


Experience one of Nova Scotia's most picturesque places on this half-day trip to Peggy's Cove from Halifax, with convenient, comfortable round-trip transport included. Receive an informative overview of this popular area from your friendly onboard guide, and then take a self-guided tour to explore the small fishing village at your own pace. Don't miss the Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, one of the world's most iconic... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Peggy’s Cove and Halifax Tour with Lobster Roll Lunch

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 111.44


Visit the famous fishing village and lighthouse of Peggy's Cove, enjoy a tasty lobster roll lunch overlooking a pretty inlet, and learn about the history in and around Halifax that other tours just can't offer!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Small-Group Morning Kayak Tour and Breakfast in Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 72.44


Jump-start your day with a 4-hour kayaking adventure in Halifax! Enjoy an invigorating morning paddle, followed by a delicious rooftop breakfast at Seaport Market, which overlooks the Halifax harbourfront and Georges Island.

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Multi-day Tours

7-day Puffin Tour from Halifax to Moncton

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 1034.05


Breathe in the fresh Atlantic air, listen to the waves crash on the rugged coastline and feel the sand between your toes – you must be in the Maritimes! You'll be sure to see plenty of seabirds such as herons, gannets and kingfishers and the (less adorable but very majestic) bald eagle. If that isn't enough seabirds/life for you then take a whale watching cruise to see humpbacks, minke and more, plus adorable seals! New... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

10-Day Newfoundland and Maritime Tour from Halifax to Moncton

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 10 days
Priced From: USD 1591.27


Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and New Brunswick are provinces with stunning scenery, captivating coastlines, treasured traditions and wonderful wildlife that will take your breath away! On this 10-day tour, hike to the summit of the incredible Gros Morne Mountain, explore the beaches and trails of... Read More

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Overnight Tours

5-Day Prince Edward Island Trip from Halifax Including Green Gables Heritage Place

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 966.25


The red cliffs, white beaches and lush green fields of Prince Edward Island await! Departing from Halifax, admire the alluring coastal scenery of Canada's smallest province as you tour Charlottetown, the island's capital city, with your guide. Over the course of five days, learn about indigenous... Read More

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Overnight Tours

Nova Scotia South Shore Overnight Getaway

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 438.56


From Halifax, visit Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site noted as one of the best-preserved colonial settlements of the New World. During your overnight stay overlooking Oak Island, learn about its fascinating legends – known for more than 200 years as the 'Money Pit,' it's the site of supposed buried treasures! This 2-day trip lets you experience the culture, history and beautiful... Read More

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Tours around Halifax

Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 10:00)
Priced From: USD 88.13


Join a kilted guide in "New Scotland" for an enchanting tour of Lunenburg and Mahone Bay. Explore the South Shore filled with history of fishing boat building the pirates of Oak Island and the rum running along this craggy coastline.

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Tours around Halifax

Peggys Cove Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (starts at 13:00)
Priced From: USD 50.77


Explore this artist and explorers paradise on the rugged Atlantic shoreline standing on solid rock above the crashing surf. The lighthouse in this picture postcard village is the most photographed lighthouse in the world.

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Tours around Halifax

Halifax Highlights Tour

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 31.87


Join a history and anecdote filled ride through the streets of Halifax that will introduce you to one of North Americas most unique and captivating cities. See why travellers have been falling in love with Halifax with its enduring maritime legacy for 265 years. With its rich maritime history it comes as no surprise that a number of museums and attractions celebrate its seafaring past and present.

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Tours in Halifax

Tragedy and Triumph - The Halifax Explosion and Titanic Connection

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 31.87


Hear stories of how ordinary people rose above their fears and mustered extraordinary courage and strength in the face of danger. Your local guide will regale you with tales of the deadly Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the RMS Titanic in a way that will stir the storms of emotions... Read More

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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Small-Group Annapolis Valley Wine and Food Tour from Halifax

Halifax, Canada
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 127.37


While in Halifax, take a day trip to Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia's premier wine and food destination whose beautiful scenery will delight you. Visit three wineries for vineyard tours and wine tastings before enjoying a gourmet lunch. Then, head to Tangled Garden to sample unique jams, mustards... Read More

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