Halifax is a really beautiful city with lots to do. We did not do an excursion and instead stopped at the tourist information desk at the cruise ship terminal. The very friendly staff gave us great advice and mapped out a walking tour for the day with a great recommendation for a Thai restaurant for lunch (Talay Thai Restaurant is great). We walked around the harbor and water front. Walked up to the Citadel and through the Public Garden and had a great time! We can't wait to back to Halifax.