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Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Tours and Activities

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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
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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 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.25
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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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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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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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Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

Peggy’s Cove & Halifax

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Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove. Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII. From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse. Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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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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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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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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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 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 5km tour you'll see the Memorial Bell Tower, Hydrostone District & various memorials, learn about the miracle of Ashpan Annie, the adventure 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 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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$4.97
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Churches, Gardens & Graveyards: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

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
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Halifax Citadel National Historic Site can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site costs USD 4.97. Guided Halifax Citadel National Historic Site tours start around USD 4.97 per person.
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