Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore
The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery and seaside towns.
Home to the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for its narrow streets, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront and also UNESCO World Heritage Site and Home to Bluenose II, Mahone Bay and Chester there is a photo op on around every corner. We also can stop at Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site in Bayswater then onto Canada’s most beloved lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove perched upon granite worn smooth by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.
There is so much more to explore on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, add these must-do adventures to your vacation plans!
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Bottled water
- WiFi on board
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Family $21.00 (2 adults and their children ages 6 – 17) $21.00
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Adults (age 18+) $10.00
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Seniors (age 60+) $8.00
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Students (post secondary with card) $7.00
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Children (5 & under) Free
- Guests driving to starting point Pier 22 can park for $10.00 CAD for All Day..Very Secure Parking
- Entry/Admission - Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Lunenburg is a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 1753, the town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia in an effort to displace the French colonial Roman Catholic Acadians and indigenous Mi'kmaq. Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered to be the best surviving planned British colonial town in North America, you can still see the tall ships moored off the port and hear the smith’s hammer, while guided tours tell tales of lives lost on the ocean.
Lunenburg’s harbour-side streets are lined with unique shops and award-winning restaurants that blend with the well-preserved and colourfully painted historic homes, much of it like a living museum from the 18th century.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Bluenose Lodge, 10 Falkland St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
The Bluenose Lodge is a Victorian Inn. Situated at the entrance of "Old Town", Lunenburg. This tastefully restored Victorian Historic Inn. The Inn was originally built in 1863 as a single family dwelling for prominent sea merchant/builders by the name of Morash & Eisnor. In 1946, the home was converted to a Lodge.
Stop At: Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, 97-101 Kaulbach St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada
The Lunenburg Academy was designed by H.H. Mott, a well known New Brunswick architect, in 1893. The building was completed in 1895 and opened for class on November 7, 1895. It was constructed as part of Nova Scotia’s shift from one-room schoolhouses to public Academies. The Lunenburg Academy was registered as both a Provincial Heritage Property and a National Historic Site in 1983. The building is now the only intact 19th century Academy building surviving in Nova Scotia. It operated continuously as an educational building from 1895 until March of 2012.
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: St. John's Anglican Church, 81 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
St. John's Anglican Church was the first church established in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the second Church of England built in Nova Scotia, and is the second oldest remaining Protestant church in present-day Canada. Early on 1 November 2001, St. John's church suffered significant damage by fire. It was restored and re-dedicated June 12, 2005.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to explore wharf-side vessels and their extraordinary aquarium, and the famous Bluenose II, a replica of the original world-famous racing schooner on the back of the Canadian dime.(Varied Dates Bluenose II is in Port)
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mahone Bay, Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Mahone Bay is a town along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg County. A long standing picturesque tourism destination, the town has recently enjoyed a growing reputation as a haven for entrepreneurs and business startups. Mahone Bay boasts a simple yet extraordinary way of life. Experience it all from history to unique shops, artisans to culinary experiences, along the colourful and quaint streets. Recently named as one of Canada’s top ten most beautiful towns by culturetrip.com, Mahone Bay is a must-see town famous for its picture perfect Trinity Churches photo-op.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: St. James' Anglican Church, 65 Edgewater Road, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0 Canada
The Trinity Church's are three prominent churches: St James' Anglican; St John's Evangelical Lutheran; and Trinity United. It has become an iconic image of Nova Scotia, frequently photographed and featured on postcards and calendars.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Chester, Chester, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Chester is a quint little village. The nearby waters of Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made the Chester Yacht Club into a cruising destination. During the War of 1812, the American privateer Young Teazer was trapped off the shores of Chester. To avoid capture, a crew member scuttled the ship, killing most of the crew. Chester is the considered the Wealthiest Community in Nova Scotia
Stop At: Bayswater, Bayswater, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
On September 2, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax Stanfield International Airport at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay. All 229 people on board perished. The crash site was 8 km / 5 mi from the shore, not far from the small fishing village of Bayswater and was a site of the recovery operation following the crash. A monument in memory of the people who lost their lives can be found at the Swissair Memorial Site in Bayswater along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Peggy's Cove, Peggy's Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses, but no beacon is as photographed as the one in the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.
Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Amble over giant rocks worn smooth by the sea and share in the view. The rocky coastline and ocean water around Peggy’s Cove is dangerous. Rogue waves (unpredictable, rough waves) commonly splash up over the rocks, even on calm, sunny days. Stay off the wet, dark rocks and do not swim.
The safest way to enjoy the view is to make sure you are walking on dry, white rocks.
Duration: 30 minutes
Departure Point :Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Guests can be picked up at any Downtown Hotel and Cruise Guests will meet Pier 22 parking lot we will have a sign-on Vehicle your surname anddriving Guests will meet Pier 22 Parking Lot 1031 Marginal Rd Ports
- Port of Halifax, 1215 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/11/2020 - 11/7/2020
1/1/2021 - 11/8/2021
Monday - Sunday: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Seating is the First Confirmed has the First Choice of Seats in Vehicle
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Personal Face coverings/Masks are encouraged...If you don't own one we will supply disposable Mask also hand sanitizer in every row of Vehicle plus in Vehicle we will have Lysol wipes, Kleenex, and latex gloves (if requested)
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.