Visit the charming south shore of Nova Scotia
Experience Nova Scotia’s legendary South Shore, renowned for its quaint villages, rugged coastal beauty, and stories of rum running, privateers and mysteries like that of Oak Island. The first stop of the day will be in the town of Mahone Bay. From Mahone Bay we continue on to Lunenburg. Founded in 1753, Lunenburg is an excellent example of British colonial settlement in North America and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is also the home of the Bluenose II fishing schooner that is featured on Canada's 10 cent coin. This tour will also include a Halifax highlights tour so you can become familiar with the city itself.
Don’t forget, this tour can be customized to your liking. Just let us know when you book the tour and we would be happy to work with you to create the perfect itinerary!
Tour duration: 6 Hours
Your Driver-Guide will provide you with a highlight tour of Halifax, passing through the commercial downtown area and through the residential districts before heading out to the South Shore.
Experience Nova Scotia’s legendary south shore, renowned for its quaint villages and rugged coastal beauty. The first stop of the day will be in the town of Mahone Bay. Famous for the three churches at the head of the bay, this community is one of the most photographed villages in Nova Scotia. A stop will be made at Amos Pewter where staff will take you on a tour to show you how molten pewter is cast into sculptures, candle holders, jewelry, and other beautiful items.
From Mahone Bay we continue on to Lunenburg. Founded in 1753, Lunenburg is an excellent example of British colonial settlement in North America. Many buildings and homes date back to 1760 and the Old Town of Lunenburg still follows the original street plan of 1753. In 1995 the United Nations bestowed a major honor by declaring Lunenburg’s Old Town as UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Driver-Guide will take you on a walking tour of the town (weather and mobility permitting, an alternative drive tour will be performed in these circumstances) before your return to Halifax.
Private 6 passenger van
Professionally Certified Driver-Guide
Locally baked muffins
A photo stop and free time in Mahone Bay
A visit to Amos Pewter
A photo stop and walking tour (weather and mobility permitting) of Lunenburg
Cost: $540 + tax*: $621 CAD total for group (1 – 6 passengers)
Deposit of only $54 required to secure booking.
Full payment required 14 days prior to the tour.
*Our provincial and federal tax is a combined Harmonized Sales Tax that is 15%. Learn more about this tax HERE.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a lunch stop during this tour?
There is no scheduled lunch stop during your tour; however, we do provide a muffin as a snack during the tour. There are some stops during the tour where a light snack can be purchased. If you would like to arrange for a sit down lunch we suggest adding an additional hour. You can do so at booking by choosing to add it during the online booking process or contacting us to book. Our office staff can provide suggestions and sample menus in advance of your tour as well as reservations to arrange this.
Are there costs for admissions at certain locations?
This tour does not require any additional admission fees to be paid.
While our private touring vans seat 6, it can become very snug should all participants be adults. Please consider this prior to making your booking to ensure the most comfortable and enjoyable tour possible. For adults, we often suggest no more than 5 passengers, with 4 being the ideal group size.
Terms and Conditions
- We require 7 days cancellation notice prior to your tour departing. You will be refunded the full amount less a 10% administration cost if canceled prior to 7 days before departure. Cancellation less than 7 days, including “no shows” will not be refundable.
- Exceptions are provided for cruise ship passengers when their cruise ship cancels its visit to the Port of Halifax. In this circumstance, they will receive a full refund.
- The Port of Halifax (Cruise Ship Passengers)
- Any hotel or B&B in the Halifax city region.
Please note that we are able to arrange pick up outside the Halifax city region; however, there could be an additional charge and an adjustment to the itinerary may be necessary. To find out more contact us HERE.