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PRIVATE: THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY AND THE BAY OF FUNDY

Private tour for up to 2 people (Not a per person price) $565 USD
Private tour for up to 4 people (Not a per person price) $619 USD
Private tour for up to 6 people (Not a per person price) $646 USD
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PRIVATE: THE ANNAPOLIS VALLEY AND THE BAY OF FUNDY

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Your day, your time, your guide! A flexible itinerary allows you to choose the activities you find most appealing, making for an unforgettable day!

Your day begins with a pickup at the cruise pier in a comfortable, roomy vehicle with space for up to 6 guests. You'll receive a short tour of the interesting city of Halifax, learning about its history and culture before beginning the drive to the beautiful Annapolis Valley. En route, discuss your wishes for the day with your guide.

The Annapolis Valley is perfectly suited to agriculture with gentle slopes, rich clay soils, and an ideal Maritime climate. In recent years, grape production has taken off and the area has earned a reputation as a producer of fine, award-winning wines. Just say the word and your guide will deliver you to one, two or even three of the area's best wineries to tour or sample their finest varietals.

If cider is more to your liking, you might choose to visit a local cider company. Using apples from a nearby orchard, this company produces both traditional and creative ciders for your tasting pleasure.

And of course, beer tasting is an option as well. You can trust your guide to steer you to the best beer in the Valley.

Perhaps you'd like to learn what goes into turning simple milk into delicious cheese. We'll visit a 6th generation family farm that ensures the highest quality by using only milk produced by its own herd of cows to make cheese, gelato and yogurt.

We suggest a stop at The Look Off for fantastic views of farmer's fields, orchards, vineyards and tidal mud flats. Located up the North Mountain, this vantage point will give you a true appreciation for the beauty of the Annapolis Valley.

We'll visit the Fundy shore, home to some of the highest tides in the world. This phenomenon of nature provides the unique opportunity to walk on the ocean floor at low tide. Explore the Minas Basin, where semi-precious minerals and fossils are often found. As the day progresses, you will actually be able to see the cycle of the tides, from low to high.

When hunger calls, your guide will recommend a terrific place for lunch, based on your culinary preferences.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from the cruise ship pier
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • History of Halifax
  • Tour of the Annapolis Valley
  • Customized itinerary based on your interests
  • Options available on this tour
  • Visit up to 3 wineries
  • Cider tasting
  • Visit a cheese factory
  • Beer tastings
  • Scenic lookouts
  • Walk on the ocean floor (depending on tides)
  • Lunch stop (at your expense)

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 8:00 AM (6 hrs) Choose a departure time which will allow you to get back on your ship 1.5 hours prior to sailing.
  • 9:00 AM (6 hrs) Choose a departure time which will allow you to get back on your ship 1.5 hours prior to sailing.
  • 10:00 AM (6 hrs) Choose a departure time which will allow you to get back on your ship 1.5 hours prior to sailing.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required 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 ship's guest relations desk.
• This tour operates rain or shine. Please monitor the weather forecast and dress accordingly. Wear comfortable shoes. Umbrellas are provided.
• Sun block, cell phone chargers, free WiFi, towels, blankets, and binoculars are provided.
• Vehicle has leather seats, A/C, heated front and middle seats, sunroof, USB ports and vent controls for middle and rear passengers.
• Don't forget your camera.
• All taxes are included in the cost of the tour.
• Bottled water included.

Restrictions

• This tour vehicle can accommodate up to 6 passengers, 1 in the front, 3 in the middle and 2 in the back seat. Please be aware the seating is based on average sized adults who are comfortable with 3 in the middle or climbing into the back seat. If you have questions about the seating, please contact ShoreTrips.
• Due to the customized itinerary, the cost of wine tastings, lunch, and other purchases are not included in the price of this tour.
• The itinerary is based on your interests, weather, tides and time constraints.