Saint John (New Brunswick) City Tour Excursion Reviews

You will be pleasantly engaged as you absorb Saint John's vibrant history and beautiful Victorian-style during this city tour. There's a unique storybook quality and bohemian flair, with lots of street musicians, funky galleries, independent record stores and so much more!
Took the local bus tour to the reversing rapids with a tour of the city and the city market.
Took the local bus tour to the reversing rapids with a tour of the city and the city market.
Took the local bus tour to the reversing rapids with a tour of the city and the city market. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was the short tour about an hour long and though it gave you a general over view I think we ...
It was the short tour about an hour long and though it gave you a general over view I think we would have been better off getting the Hop On Hop Off bus.
It was the short tour about an hour long and though it gave you a general over view I think we would have been better off getting the Hop On Hop Off bus. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
HIGHLIGHTS OF ST.
HIGHLIGHTS OF ST. JOHN - The first stop on the bus was a view of the reversing rapids that was dominated by a HUGE Paper Factory belching white effluence into the air. The second stop was a cross between a craft fair and a supermarket. ... Read More
HIGHLIGHTS OF ST. JOHN - The first stop on the bus was a view of the reversing rapids that was dominated by a HUGE Paper Factory belching white effluence into the air. The second stop was a cross between a craft fair and a supermarket. The third stop was closed! All the while, feedback from the guide's microphone and condensation on the bus windows due to the weather. Neither driver nor guide knew what to do about these conditions, despite their experience. If I wanted to see factories and shopping centers I could have stayed in New Jersey. Even if it had been a clear, sunny warm day - St. John was a massive let-down. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
To be honest, not really much to see in this town.
To be honest, not really much to see in this town. The tour stopped by a couple of places, including reversing rapids. It was hard to follow her explanation of what we were seeing. We stopped at the city market, which was ok. Then we ... Read More
To be honest, not really much to see in this town. The tour stopped by a couple of places, including reversing rapids. It was hard to follow her explanation of what we were seeing. We stopped at the city market, which was ok. Then we drove around looking a homes with her telling us about the fire. Uninspiring. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Hop on Hop off bus worth time to see and earn about this City.
Hop on Hop off bus worth time to see and earn about this City.
Hop on Hop off bus worth time to see and earn about this City. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the St.
We did the St. John Highlights Tour, NB01A. We boarded our coach and went to the main market in the center of the city (very interesting but very crowded), Reversing Falls (tidal influences on river), and the Carleton Tower, an historic ... Read More
We did the St. John Highlights Tour, NB01A. We boarded our coach and went to the main market in the center of the city (very interesting but very crowded), Reversing Falls (tidal influences on river), and the Carleton Tower, an historic blockhouse from St. John’s past and also modified for coastal defence during WWII. It was an interesting albeit short tour. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Guide was informative, not enough time at stops to really enjoy, especially the city market.
Guide was informative, not enough time at stops to really enjoy, especially the city market.
Guide was informative, not enough time at stops to really enjoy, especially the city market. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a ship-booked excursion : the City Tour with Bay of Fundy .
We took a ship-booked excursion : the City Tour with Bay of Fundy . We rode on a huge excursion bus with lots of other passengers. The guide gave some information, we stopped to see the river near the paper mill/factory. Took a few ... Read More
We took a ship-booked excursion : the City Tour with Bay of Fundy . We rode on a huge excursion bus with lots of other passengers. The guide gave some information, we stopped to see the river near the paper mill/factory. Took a few pictures here then had to get on the bus to go to the shopping market. The view of the water didn't impress me any more than it did the first time I'd seen it years ago. Would have rather gone to the coast and seen the rocks that can be viewed when the water goes out. When we got to the shopping market my traveling companions decided they wanted to leave the tour and continue shopping and seeing other sites on our own, so we told the tour guide we wouldn't be returning to the bus/excursion, tipped him and the driver, and took off on our own. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great ride through the beautiful city on a trolley.
Great ride through the beautiful city on a trolley. Informed tour guide.
Great ride through the beautiful city on a trolley. Informed tour guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Did the "Best of St John" tour, enjoyed the tour but not much else to do near the port.
Did the "Best of St John" tour, enjoyed the tour but not much else to do near the port.
Did the "Best of St John" tour, enjoyed the tour but not much else to do near the port. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This is a nice way to get out to the reversing rapids if you feel you need to get out there.
This is a nice way to get out to the reversing rapids if you feel you need to get out there. And a great way to find out things about the city and see there locations if you do want to walk around and see where you can get back to. The ... Read More
This is a nice way to get out to the reversing rapids if you feel you need to get out there. And a great way to find out things about the city and see there locations if you do want to walk around and see where you can get back to. The local city transportation office offers a city tour and it is handicap accessible. But I did call the city ahead of time to make sure they had a bus on the route the day we were in town was accessible and they made sure a bus was that day. Driver was knowledgeable to made it interesting. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the Fundy Fun Race through NCL.
We did the Fundy Fun Race through NCL. Kind of a Scavenger Hunt through the city. Fun and we saw a good amount of local sites. Lots of walking though, not meant for people with limited mobility.
We did the Fundy Fun Race through NCL. Kind of a Scavenger Hunt through the city. Fun and we saw a good amount of local sites. Lots of walking though, not meant for people with limited mobility. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
St.
St. John looks as if it were once a very pretty city that has fallen on hard times. If not for the Bay of Fundy, I would seriously question why Royal Caribbean even stops at this port.
St. John looks as if it were once a very pretty city that has fallen on hard times. If not for the Bay of Fundy, I would seriously question why Royal Caribbean even stops at this port. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The train was slow and hot and the guide was not very good.
The train was slow and hot and the guide was not very good. There was really not much to see.
The train was slow and hot and the guide was not very good. There was really not much to see. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Were driven in an open (sides = roll down plastics) uncomfortable tramway bus, guide average, had ...
Were driven in an open (sides = roll down plastics) uncomfortable tramway bus, guide average, had difficulty understanding due to the noise. reversing rapids not so interesting. I would recommend booking an other excursion.
Were driven in an open (sides = roll down plastics) uncomfortable tramway bus, guide average, had difficulty understanding due to the noise. reversing rapids not so interesting. I would recommend booking an other excursion. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The tour was too long for the time in port and things were hurried as time was running short.
The tour was too long for the time in port and things were hurried as time was running short. We just seemed to go around in circles passing the same things over and over. The sights we saw were good.
The tour was too long for the time in port and things were hurried as time was running short. We just seemed to go around in circles passing the same things over and over. The sights we saw were good. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Did the City of St.
Did the City of St. John City Bus Tour. It is worth the money. If you want to watch the low tide at Fundy, check out the high/low tide time before you book.
Did the City of St. John City Bus Tour. It is worth the money. If you want to watch the low tide at Fundy, check out the high/low tide time before you book. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Made several nice stops.
Made several nice stops. Best tour by far
Made several nice stops. Best tour by far Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
For $20 we got a two hour tour of the city including 2 stops.
For $20 we got a two hour tour of the city including 2 stops.
For $20 we got a two hour tour of the city including 2 stops. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good tour and good price
Good tour and good price
Good tour and good price Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
St John’s is a small place and there is not a lot to see.
St John’s is a small place and there is not a lot to see. We took a short city tour, which did take us out to the, the famous Reversing Rapids on the St. John’s river where the tides of the Bay of Fundy actually force the waters at the ... Read More
St John’s is a small place and there is not a lot to see. We took a short city tour, which did take us out to the, the famous Reversing Rapids on the St. John’s river where the tides of the Bay of Fundy actually force the waters at the mouth of the St. John River to reverse its flow. We walked around the old part of the city and really did better on our own. In retrospect, we would have avoided the shore excursion and done the Hop On Hop Off bus on our own. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Very informative 3 hour tour.
Very informative 3 hour tour. Saw some gorgeous old houses from the bus, each one different from the other. Reversing rapids are fascinating.
Very informative 3 hour tour. Saw some gorgeous old houses from the bus, each one different from the other. Reversing rapids are fascinating. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Yet again, my original selection for a shore excursion, Countryside and Covered Bridges, was ...
Yet again, my original selection for a shore excursion, Countryside and Covered Bridges, was cancelled, much to my disappointment. This time by the tour company due to operational issues. No other explanation was provided. I booked the ... Read More
Yet again, my original selection for a shore excursion, Countryside and Covered Bridges, was cancelled, much to my disappointment. This time by the tour company due to operational issues. No other explanation was provided. I booked the Saint John walking tour instead. Saint John is a very unassuming and pleasant city to visit. The tour hit the highlights of the city: downtown, residential areas, Kings Square, and the Loyalist Burial Ground before ending at the City Market. There were brief stops at Saint David and Saint Andrew Church of Canada and Trinity Church, both which have unique features and gorgeous stained-glass windows. The tour showed off lots of interesting architecture and iron work. Our guide was friendly and informative. The only weak point was the 1:30 PM starting time. I would have preferred an earlier start with time for lunch and browsing. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line