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3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Although it was cold and rainy, we still took the opportunty to get off the ship and walk around the town. It seemed like everyone from the ship was in the terminal building shopping, so we walked down the harbour walk to the maritime ... Read More
Although it was cold and rainy, we still took the opportunty to get off the ship and walk around the town. It seemed like everyone from the ship was in the terminal building shopping, so we walked down the harbour walk to the maritime museum and saw the Titanic and the Halifax explosion exhibits. It was very reasonable priced and the staff directed us to a local pub for lunch (The Triangle), which was excellent. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
The options were great here, but I chose to walk to the Maritime Museum. For anyone with an interest in martiime history of the area, this museum is a must-see. I also had the benefit of finding a small gallery run by a Arts/crafts ... Read More
The options were great here, but I chose to walk to the Maritime Museum. For anyone with an interest in martiime history of the area, this museum is a must-see. I also had the benefit of finding a small gallery run by a Arts/crafts society of Halifax...very small but with exceptional pieces. Also got a close up view of some of the architecture in the port area and a very moving tribute to the immigrants who arrived in Halifax. The ship docked at the building that was once the "ellis isalnd" of Halifax and is now an important immigration resouce museum and archive. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Just walked around town. Went to the Maritime Museum. Had sushi. Good day but really a city unless you get out of town...but it was wet and windy
Just walked around town. Went to the Maritime Museum. Had sushi. Good day but really a city unless you get out of town...but it was wet and windy Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Since we have been to Halifax numerous times, we took a taxi to the Maritime Museum where they have a fascinating Titanic exhibition.
Since we have been to Halifax numerous times, we took a taxi to the Maritime Museum where they have a fascinating Titanic exhibition. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Truly enjoyed Halifax! Just got off ship and walked around, had a great time,,,been to Halifax many times before and this last time was just as wonderful as the previous visits.
Truly enjoyed Halifax! Just got off ship and walked around, had a great time,,,been to Halifax many times before and this last time was just as wonderful as the previous visits. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Rented a car from Thrifty..went to Peggy Cove. Got there before crowds. Then to maritime museum for titanic info, then to cemetery where some of the Titanic victims are buried then to Tim Hortons for a doughnut
Rented a car from Thrifty..went to Peggy Cove. Got there before crowds. Then to maritime museum for titanic info, then to cemetery where some of the Titanic victims are buried then to Tim Hortons for a doughnut Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Halifax, Canada – Great pier facility, less than a half-mile from the main downtown area. We didn't book an excursion but chose to wander around on our own. We walked the length of the boardwalk (which has great views). Tons of ... Read More
Halifax, Canada – Great pier facility, less than a half-mile from the main downtown area. We didn't book an excursion but chose to wander around on our own. We walked the length of the boardwalk (which has great views). Tons of interesting shop and restaurants there. Then walked up the hill to the Citadel, which we really enjoyed. There is an entry fee (about $5 US) but then everything is free inside. You can join a guided tour inside or explore on your own. As we walked back down, we wandered up and down the side streets (it's really nice) and found an outdoor food court on the boardwalk. I had fish and chips (about $15 US) and wife had a lobster roll (same price). Both were super good. We then wandered over to a local rum distillery (Halifax Distilling Company) that advertised tours. They weren't doing tours on the day we were there as a group had booked the whole restaurant for a private affair, but we did do a sampling at the bar and even bought a couple of bottles to take home as they don't currently distribute outside of Nova Scotia. Cool day! We absolutely loved Halifax as I think we just scratched the surface and hope to make it back again one day. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
Most attractions are within walking distance and some of them, such as the immigrants' museum and the farmers' market are right next to the ship berth. It was easy to pack a day with multiple museums and heritage sites.
Most attractions are within walking distance and some of them, such as the immigrants' museum and the farmers' market are right next to the ship berth. It was easy to pack a day with multiple museums and heritage sites. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We didn't do a whole lot here, but the waterfront walk was nice, and the public gardens. Oh, and we visited the awesome central library.
We didn't do a whole lot here, but the waterfront walk was nice, and the public gardens. Oh, and we visited the awesome central library. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We spent a really nice day touring with Andy Smith, the owner and operator of Tattle Tours. We had prearranged this tour at the same time as the rest of our tours, about 14 months ahead of the cruise. When Andy isn't a tour guide, he ... Read More
We spent a really nice day touring with Andy Smith, the owner and operator of Tattle Tours. We had prearranged this tour at the same time as the rest of our tours, about 14 months ahead of the cruise. When Andy isn't a tour guide, he is an actor so he can be very interesting to listen to. Andy does a variety of tours including walking tours of downtown Halifax and the tour we took, a drive to Peggy's Cove, Luneberg and Mahone Bay. Peggy's Cove is a postcard in the flesh with an amazing fishing village and lighthouse. Luneberg is a larger fishing village that is the home of the Bluenose (the ship you can see on the Canadian dime). Mahone Bay is a very nice town that just happens to be on the way back to Halifax. We had a very enjoyable day. We saw some great sights, had lunch at an outstanding restaurant in Luneberg named The Grand Banker. Had my first lobster roll there and some great beer. If you are in Luneberg, I highly recommend it. And I would highly recommend seeing these towns. One thing I can't recommend is Andy's Tattle Tours for this driving tour. Andy is a great tour guide, just not a great driver. While driving with Andy he gets too distracted doing the tour. We felt very unsafe quite a few times while driving. I noticed (being in the front seat) that he ran three stop signs that only by sheer luck we didn't get hit broadside. I truly believe that Andy should stick to the in-town walking tours he does where he can devote his entire time to being the guide and not the driver. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2018
We took a tour of the city by a really small tour group (Segway Nova Scotia). They operate out of a converted shipping container on the board walk. They were incredibly helpful, friendly and professional. They quickly taught us how to ... Read More
We took a tour of the city by a really small tour group (Segway Nova Scotia). They operate out of a converted shipping container on the board walk. They were incredibly helpful, friendly and professional. They quickly taught us how to navigate a Segway safely and then we were off on the city tour. This was awesome and our guide was great at telling us about things along the way. Each person wears a headset so we had no trouble hearing our guide even with the wind and city noises. Read Less
Sail Date: October 2018
Tour guide was knowledgeable and shared knowledge well. We learned the importance of Halifax during WWII; and for the rescue efforts after the Titanic sunk.
Tour guide was knowledgeable and shared knowledge well. We learned the importance of Halifax during WWII; and for the rescue efforts after the Titanic sunk. Read Less

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