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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Tours and Tickets

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Overlooking Downtown Halifax, this strategically set hilltop fortification has presided over the capital of Nova Scotia since 1856, with earlier versions of the fort having stood here since 1749. Today, the former British citadel remembers the military history of Halifax, with exhibits focusing on life within the 19th-century fort.

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5425 Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia
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Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove

Best of Halifax Tour with Peggy's Cove

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Halifax is an ideal base from which to discover the delights of Nova Scotia, but organizing transportation and sightseeing independently takes time and effort. On this tour, spin through the Canadian countryside in comfort by air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. With admission fees plus pickup and drop-off at your downtown Halifax hotel included, hit top attractions including the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.40
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$102.40

Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

Halifax Harbour Hopper Tour

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On this Harbour Hopper tour, you'll travel on both land and water aboard a nifty, renovated amphibious Vietnam War vehicle. The unconventional method of transportation gives you an overview of some of Halifax's key landmarks: First, drive by St Paul’s Cathedral, Citadel Hill and Halifax Public Gardens, then splash into Halifax Harbour for panoramic views of the waterfront.
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  • 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.24
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Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

Half-Day Historical Tour of Halifax

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Halifax is a city that is rich in history. Rather than wandering around alone, ensure you get the most out of your visit to Halifax by joining a small-group tour and exploring the city in the company of a guide who can fill you in on all the fascinating details, from the legacy of the Titanic to that of the Halifax Explosion.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$123.03
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Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you explore the Halifax Boardwalk & Seaport! On this 2.5 km tour, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork & statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include the Halifax Farmers Market, CSS Acadia, Halifax Cabling Wharf, Dockyard Clock & more! Don't just see the boardwalk, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.55
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Halifax Segway City Spin
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Halifax Segway City Spin

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Explore Halifax with ease and efficiency on a short segway tour of the city’s top destinations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and stories about popular landmarks in the city center, including the Halifax Citadel, Argyle Street, and the Waterfront Boardwalk. Departure times are offered at various times throughout the day for your convenience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Halifax Segway City Tour

Halifax Segway City Tour

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See the historic sights of Halifax in a futuristic way… on a Segway. After getting comfortable on the machines, join your guide and small group for a fun morning or afternoon. Roll along the Waterfront, the Public Gardens, the Citadel National Historic Site, Argyle Street and more. You’ve never seen Halifax like this before.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

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Save time and money by combining two tours in one day trip. First of all, you'll explore this historic port city of Halifax and its notable sites, such as Pier 21 and St. Paul's Church, then it's on to the charming rural community of Peggy's Cove and its picture-perfect lighthouse.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.41
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Halifax Now & Then

Halifax Now & Then

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A superbly presented tour of Halifax that puts the history and sites of the city into perspective within the context of the natural, cultural and political history of Nova Scotia from 1749. This tour highlights the link between Halifax to the Bay of Fundy, Lunenburg and other areas. See the site of the Halifax Explosion and the sites related to Halifax's connection with the Titanic, including the final resting place of 121 Titanic victims. HIGHLIGHTS: Citadel Hill, Argyle St., Grand Parade, Province House, Lieutenant Governor's House, Old Burying Ground, St Mary's Basilica, Georgian to Victoria architecture of "Olde" Halifax north and south, Spring Garden Road & Public Gardens, Halifax explosion site & memorial, Hydrostone National Historic District, Titanic burial sites & graves
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.24
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Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Discover the Halifax Explosion with a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Join tour guide Jeff on your smartphone as you discover one of the greatest tragedies in Canadian history. You'll not only see historical sites & landmarks, but hear the stories of survival & perseverance that surfaced during the 1917 Halifax Explosion. During the tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventures of Billy Wells, the ensuing tsunami & much more! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers selected is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$6.74
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Halifax Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Halifax Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

On this 5 km tour, as well as the churches, gardens and graveyards, you'll explore the many tourist attractions, historical buildings, artwork and statues that make up this must-see section of the city. Highlights include Victoria Park, the Old Burying Ground, St. Mary's Basilica, the Halifax Citadel, the Old Town Clock and more! Don't just see Halifax, hear what it has to say! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. It’s yours! Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Halifax by Foot

Historic Halifax by Foot

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The Historic Halifax by Foot tour provides visitors an opportunity to sample the history, architecture and hospitality the city has to offer. Your local guide will lead you on a comfortable paced tour through the downtown area, with multiple stops at various locations for photos and conversation. With a small group size, guests will be able to enjoy a more personal tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Small-Group Tour of Halifax with Pick Up

Small-Group Tour of Halifax with Pick Up

Explore Halifax - the City of Trees, with our fun and friendly local guides who will take you to witness the best views and learn about the city’s rich history and friendly locals. There is no better way to experience the city than with us. Enjoy the top attractions and visitor experiences while avoiding long lines and wait times, with our fully guided and narrated tours with all attraction admission fees included along with a complimentary hotel pick up and drop off in the comfort of one of our air-conditioned vehicles
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.59
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Private Tour in Halifax by a Luxury Vehicle with Informative Guide

Private Tour in Halifax by a Luxury Vehicle with Informative Guide

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This tour is unique because it is a private tour in a late model luxury vehicle. It provides a good balance of history, along with scenic coastal driving and exploring.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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4- Hour Private Tour of Halifax Including Peggy's Cove

4- Hour Private Tour of Halifax Including Peggy's Cove

Experience the Best of Halifax on this exclusive & private 4-hour small-group tour where you will discover the beauty and history of the coastal city of Halifax and nearby Peggy’s Cove on this small-group tour. You’ll have a chance to visit the famous Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and picturesque Peggy’s Cove fishing village before heading back to Halifax to explore Citadel Hill and enjoy a narrated driving tour of the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Eat Halifax Food Tour

Eat Halifax Food Tour

Experience Halifax's exploding food scene as we drive you from South to North to eat and drink true local flavors. This tour includes 5 stops to taste everything from exceptional seafood and award winning Nova Scotia wine to the famous Halifax "donair" and everything in between. Along the way, we'll take you around the iconic Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and through the Hydrostone Neighborhood.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.19
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Halifax City Guided Tour

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Halifax City Guided Tour

This tour will bring you in comfort on one of our tour buses around the downtown, historic core of Halifax, one of the oldest cities in North America. Your tour guide will tell you many interesting stories and facts about the history of the city while you are seeing it from onboard the coach. The three primary highlights of the tour are the stops that you will make. These occur at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Halifax Public Gardens, and the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Your guide will lead you through your entire tour and will ensure that you are seeing the most interesting and historic parts of our city!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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