Private Halifax And Peggy's Cove
Private Halifax and Peggy's Cove
Be met at the pier area by your personal, private driver/guide and set off for a half-day of discovery in beautiful Nova Scotia. Begin directly in Halifax, this Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. This major business center is also known for its maritime history where the hilltop Citadel dominates the city, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Halifax's days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.
Begin your day with a sightseeing drive through Halifax that will include a drive up to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site for a first-hand look at this majestic hilltop fortress. Built in 1828, the Citadel functioned as the British Imperial bastion of control in North America for more than 75 years. The crown jewel of the most advanced British military defense installations of its day, the Citadel continues to command an unparalleled vista of the beautiful harbor and city.
From the Citadel, continue your day as you wind through bustling downtown Halifax along the waterfront to the North End site of the Halifax Explosion. A collision in 1917 between two ships in Halifax harbor, one a French munitions ship, leveled the North End of Halifax killing or injuring thousands.
From Halifax, follow the Lighthouse Route to the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, located near the site of the wreck of the SS Atlantic. Hear stories of how communities tried to save the passengers after the crew left them to fend for themselves. From the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, drive to one of Nova Scotia's most photographed locations, Peggy's Cove, approximately one-hour from Halifax.
This rustic and charming fishing village is situated on a narrow ocean inlet, highlighted by a dramatic lighthouse and huge granite boulders jutting into the crashing surf. You will immediately see why the area is one of Canada's most photographed sites and has inspired countless artists including renowned marine artist William deGarthe. Peggy's Cove is famed for its picturesque and typically East-Coast profile, with houses perched along a narrow inlet and on wave-washed boulders facing the Atlantic. Although this unique environment has been designated a preservation area, it is still an active fishing community. Visit the lighthouse and gift shops, or simply relax and take in this spectacular panoramic setting. If time permits lunch is available at a local restaurant of your choice at your discretion (lunch is on your own expense).
From Peggy's Cove, return to the city with more scenic and panoramic highlights along the way before returning to the pier area and your ship. This private tour will for sure conclude with you and your family or friends making memories that you will talk about for years to come, book your tour today as not to miss out on this wonderful opportunity!
Please Note: Admission to the SS Atlantic Heritage Site is included as well as gratuity. Transportation available for this private tour can accommodate groups of up to 3 or 5 guests maximum. Groups with more than 5 guests will need to book multiple vehicles. Please consider this information when booking.
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.
We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.
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Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.
Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.