Halifax City Tour Excursion Reviews

From the beautiful public gardens to the eighteenth century Fort George on Citadel Hill, there is a lot to appreciate in the historic city of Halifax.
Great overview of the city
Great overview of the city
Great overview of the city Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We visited the maritime museum, walked the boardwalk and went to the public gardens.
We visited the maritime museum, walked the boardwalk and went to the public gardens. The gardens are a must see. The only issue was a very long wait for the bus when leaving the first stop.
We visited the maritime museum, walked the boardwalk and went to the public gardens. The gardens are a must see. The only issue was a very long wait for the bus when leaving the first stop. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good overview of the city.
Good overview of the city. Buses transmission wasnt working correctly, they had to call in to base to get an OK to continue hop on hop off tour
Good overview of the city. Buses transmission wasnt working correctly, they had to call in to base to get an OK to continue hop on hop off tour Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
It poured all morning and we were not allowed to use our vouchers to board the Hop On/Hop Off bus ...
It poured all morning and we were not allowed to use our vouchers to board the Hop On/Hop Off bus at the port. Had to walk for 20 minutes in the rain to the Maritime Museum Kiosk (Stop #3) to exchange our voucher for a sticker. We got ... Read More
It poured all morning and we were not allowed to use our vouchers to board the Hop On/Hop Off bus at the port. Had to walk for 20 minutes in the rain to the Maritime Museum Kiosk (Stop #3) to exchange our voucher for a sticker. We got off at Fairview Cemetery and after the 20 minute tour (very informative and best stop on the tour) had to wait for over an hour for a bus. Then when we got back to the port stop (Stop #1) they made us get off and expected us to wait at the end of the line to complete our tour. So soaking wet and not happy we looked in a few shops and decided to cut our losses and head back to the ship. But found an empty bus waiting at Stop #1 and decided to finish the tour. Visited the Maritime Museum (well worth a visit), and by then the rain had lessened and we walked back to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not much in this town center.
Not much in this town center. Visited a very dull park and then the Citadel. Nice photography with the guards dressed in full tartan regalia but the fortress was not so brilliant . The views were not worth climbing the fortress walls for!
Not much in this town center. Visited a very dull park and then the Citadel. Nice photography with the guards dressed in full tartan regalia but the fortress was not so brilliant . The views were not worth climbing the fortress walls for! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
All Things Canadian, organized by RCCL gave us a great overview of the Halifax area.
All Things Canadian, organized by RCCL gave us a great overview of the Halifax area. It was 7 hours long, but allowed for a stop for lunch. Nicely organized and always easy when organized by the cruise company.
All Things Canadian, organized by RCCL gave us a great overview of the Halifax area. It was 7 hours long, but allowed for a stop for lunch. Nicely organized and always easy when organized by the cruise company. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
HOHO bus is $70 Canadian.
HOHO bus is $70 Canadian. Includes admin to citadel and maritime museum,so you save $10. Woohoo! Both very well done. The lore about the WWI munitions ship explosion was interesting. Nothing like looking at artifacts from the Titanic ... Read More
HOHO bus is $70 Canadian. Includes admin to citadel and maritime museum,so you save $10. Woohoo! Both very well done. The lore about the WWI munitions ship explosion was interesting. Nothing like looking at artifacts from the Titanic and then getting back on a boat. Overcast & chilly in AM turned to Beautiful weather at noon. Harbor walkway is very nice. Stayner's was good for lunch. Try the Donair tacos. Donair is a spit roasted, thin sliced, spicy beef. Think gyro. This is apparently a Canadian thing like poutine. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We did the Essential Halifax Tour, HX68A.
We did the Essential Halifax Tour, HX68A. This tour is operated by Grey Line tours and initially it was a bit confusing finding just what coach to be on. Eventually we got our stickers for this tour which is hop on-hop off, using modified ... Read More
We did the Essential Halifax Tour, HX68A. This tour is operated by Grey Line tours and initially it was a bit confusing finding just what coach to be on. Eventually we got our stickers for this tour which is hop on-hop off, using modified English double decker buses. Our first stop was the Maritime Museum which houses an enormous amount of naval and maritime artifacts, as well as exhibits and salvage from the Titanic, from Halifax’s long history of seafaring and trade in the Canadian Maritimes and eastern seaboard of the United States. Our next stop was the public park in the centre of the city. It has beautiful gardens and displays and a small cafeteria. Our third stop was the Halifax Citadel, an historical fort from centuries past. We managed to tour the large army museum and other parts of the fort, however, as I was not feeling very well by this time, we cut short the rest of the tour locations. The locations on this tour can probably be obtained from the RCI or Grey Line web sites. Highly recommended. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the included tour which was a ride on the hop-on/hop-off bus.
We took the included tour which was a ride on the hop-on/hop-off bus. Our guide was very informative and it was a lovely experience. It was a great way to see the town. After the tour, we explored on our own. I wish we had more time in ... Read More
We took the included tour which was a ride on the hop-on/hop-off bus. Our guide was very informative and it was a lovely experience. It was a great way to see the town. After the tour, we explored on our own. I wish we had more time in Halifax. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
interesting tour...saw parts of Halifax we didn't see before.
interesting tour...saw parts of Halifax we didn't see before.
interesting tour...saw parts of Halifax we didn't see before. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Did Private tour.
Did Private tour. City driving and not that interesting except Titanic spots.
Did Private tour. City driving and not that interesting except Titanic spots. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
we did this after the Peggy cove tour and the guide on the hop on hop off told us we really only ...
we did this after the Peggy cove tour and the guide on the hop on hop off told us we really only had time to do the ride because the museums all closed between 3-4 and we later found out this was not true so we missed out on some of the ... Read More
we did this after the Peggy cove tour and the guide on the hop on hop off told us we really only had time to do the ride because the museums all closed between 3-4 and we later found out this was not true so we missed out on some of the things we wanted to do. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We like to pick up a local guide when we get in a port, so we outside and talked to a few cab ...
We like to pick up a local guide when we get in a port, so we outside and talked to a few cab drivers and settled with Adel. He took 5 of us for 4 hours for $200. We ended up going about an longer and paid him accordingly. He asked us ... Read More
We like to pick up a local guide when we get in a port, so we outside and talked to a few cab drivers and settled with Adel. He took 5 of us for 4 hours for $200. We ended up going about an longer and paid him accordingly. He asked us what we wanted to see and then made some other suggestions. He drove us to Peggy's Cove, took us to a great lobster lunch at a fisherman's warehouse, the Titantic cemetery, stopped when we asked to stop to see the fall foliage, etc. Adel was great! Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Took a private tour for several hours with Eric and loved the tour.
Took a private tour for several hours with Eric and loved the tour. Very informative and well thought out. Would definitely repeat.
Took a private tour for several hours with Eric and loved the tour. Very informative and well thought out. Would definitely repeat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Bruce did an excellent job of taking us to all the important sites in Halifax.
Bruce did an excellent job of taking us to all the important sites in Halifax. We got to see many different spots that a bus wouldn't fit. He explained the history and we got to see many historical sites. Great time by all.
Bruce did an excellent job of taking us to all the important sites in Halifax. We got to see many different spots that a bus wouldn't fit. He explained the history and we got to see many historical sites. Great time by all. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great experience.
Great experience. A number of very interesting stops. The Victorian Garden was A++ as was the citadel. Few people got off at either, and we thought they were two of the best.
Great experience. A number of very interesting stops. The Victorian Garden was A++ as was the citadel. Few people got off at either, and we thought they were two of the best. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
hop on hop off very easy tour
hop on hop off very easy tour
hop on hop off very easy tour Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This tour gives you the highlights of the city gardens and it also stops at the Titanic grave sites
This tour gives you the highlights of the city gardens and it also stops at the Titanic grave sites
This tour gives you the highlights of the city gardens and it also stops at the Titanic grave sites Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
city seemed a little bit boring, not much to see except the changing of the guards; some nice ...
city seemed a little bit boring, not much to see except the changing of the guards; some nice cafés and shops were missing
city seemed a little bit boring, not much to see except the changing of the guards; some nice cafés and shops were missing Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We did the duck tour.
We did the duck tour. The duck was crowded and the tour was very short. Would not do that tour again.
We did the duck tour. The duck was crowded and the tour was very short. Would not do that tour again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
As noted above.
As noted above. Booked eight person limo for our group. Driver narrated city tour, plenty of stops for photos, breaks. Also stopped at Cemetery where 120 victims of the Titanic are buried. Nice smaller city, wonderful tour.
As noted above. Booked eight person limo for our group. Driver narrated city tour, plenty of stops for photos, breaks. Also stopped at Cemetery where 120 victims of the Titanic are buried. Nice smaller city, wonderful tour. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Interesting tour which combined walking and riding bus with a good tour guide.
Interesting tour which combined walking and riding bus with a good tour guide. Visited the public gardens and the citadel. Too much free time
Interesting tour which combined walking and riding bus with a good tour guide. Visited the public gardens and the citadel. Too much free time Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Hop on and hop off tour.
Hop on and hop off tour. Gave excellent over view and history of Halifax. Then we retraced steps to where we anted to be and where we wanted to eat.
Hop on and hop off tour. Gave excellent over view and history of Halifax. Then we retraced steps to where we anted to be and where we wanted to eat. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Nice, but nothing special.
Nice, but nothing special.
Nice, but nothing special. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, but we didn't get to walk around much and we were taken to ...
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, but we didn't get to walk around much and we were taken to one restaurant to eat! We weren't given a choice of where to eat and we were not taken to the restaurant until 3:30 (we were way ... Read More
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, but we didn't get to walk around much and we were taken to one restaurant to eat! We weren't given a choice of where to eat and we were not taken to the restaurant until 3:30 (we were way past lunchtime at that point and people were very hungry). Also, the restaurant was pretty expensive ($18 for fish and chips). Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International