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Per Person $46 USD
Children (age 5-12) $36 USD
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Put on your best walking shoes. There's lots to explore in this beautiful coastal city.

With your knowledgeable, local guide leading the way, you will hear details of Halifax’s historic past and see many highlights as you make your way through the streets on foot. Learn about the tragedies and triumphs that have shaped the character of Haligonians over the centuries and learn why this vibrant city is said to be one of the best places to live in Canada.

Your tour begins at the Cruise Pavilion, once Canada’s entry point for new immigrants. From there you'll make your way up through tree-lined streets to Spring Garden Road. Stop to admire the unique architecture of the Halifax Public Library as you walk toward the Halifax Public Gardens, one of the finest Victorian gardens in all of North America.

The next stop is Citadel Hill, the perfect vantage point for a panoramic view of the city and its harbor and a great location for a photo as well!

What goes up must come down and as you descend the hills you climbed a while ago, the tour heads to the heart of Downtown Halifax. Youll pass by the Georgian-style City Hall and Province House, Canada's oldest house of government and stop to see the oldest building in Halifax, St. Paul’s Anglican Church. This lovely white wooden church was constructed in 1750 and is still home to a thriving congregation today.

The tour concludes at the beautiful Halifax Harbor. From here you will have the option of following the boardwalk back to your ship or browsing the shops and food vendors located at this lovely spot.

Treat yourself to something delicious at the Harbor Boardwalk...you've earned it!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Citadel Hill National Historic Site
  • Grand Parade Square, including City Hall, Province House and St. Paul's Anglican Church
  • Halifax Waterfront

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:45 AM (2.5 hrs) Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Wear comfortable walking shoes.
Please note: Tour time is local port time.
• 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.


• You should be in moderately good condition to participate in this tour. It requires walking up hills, some rather steep.
• This tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.
•There is a minimum of 3 people needed to operate this tour.
• This tour can accommodate up to 20 people.