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  1. It is a bit expensive and cheesy but a lot of fun. You get to see the view from the top of Citadel Hill, ride in the harbour and go on some main streets in town.

  2. Here is some information from a post I made yesterday on Trip Advisor:


    It is easy to walk around the main parts of Halifax on your own. Almost everything of interest is along the waterfront, up Spring Garden Road to the Public Gardens or on Citadel Hill.


    Here are some links:


    This one seems very expensive: https://www.toursbylocals.com/Halifax-Historic-Private-Guide


    Official Halifax information: https://discoverhalifaxns.com/ and https://discoverhalifaxns.com/plan/visitor-guide/


    This is free but self guided: https://discoverhalifaxns.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Leisure-Walking-Map-2019.pdf


    You can make your own tour using this: https://www.gpsmycity.com/gps-tour-guides/halifax-552.html There is information in the site about each place.


    This self guided tour may work for you and you can add or subtract places of interest; https://mywanderingvoyage.com/2017/08/20/explore-halifax-walking-tour/


    These people may be able to do a walking tour: https://www.toursbylocals.com/Halifax-Tours?gclid=CjwKCAjwoMSWBhAdEiwAVJ2ndhouQATgmz5dS4fsdEX4cUGDB3_-1CKWEcEMU_dQlqUKCK7hfr2hyxoCrHAQAvD_BwE


    Also check out Toms Port Guides


    You need less than an hour to get to Peggy's Cove and if you get there before the tour busses you can have a pleasant short stay for a few minutes. Then follow the coastal roads to Mahone Bay. Just before you get there there is a wonderful view of the bay with three churches. Mahone Bay itself has shops and restaurants but I would push on to Lunenburg for lunch and a quick look around. Take the main road (103 back to Halifax.) Coastal Route  Highway Return  As you can see taking the coastal route and including Peggy's Cove and Mahone Bay may not be easily done in the time you have.


    There are some boat tours out of Halifax Harbour but it is not a good place for whale watching.


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  3. If you want an active trip then look at GAdventures and their ship Expedition. We took this in 2019 starting in Bergen and ending in Longyearbyen. All excursions were included and most days there was a choice. Some were very strenuous but there were always alternatives. This included the Flam railway and trips into several fjords. We had a bus tour of the Lofotens while the ship sailed. 


    The ship is small (130 passengers.) The food is decent and the ambiance is wonderful. We also took this shop to Antarctica.  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BRKwN8VuTzvSHn-wcnnxdGnSdzlnhCNuorbQle9q4IM/edit?usp=sharing


  4. If you rent a car in Halifax you can see a couple other lighthouses besides the one at Peggy's Cove.


    Check out the ones at Sambro Harbour Chebucto Head

    This article includes a map.


    Here are some more though some are too far away.


    Nova Scotia Lighthouse drone project


    For Sydney check out the lighthouse at Louisbourg and perhaps others on the map in the first link.


    Here is more information about these two ports including car rental information: Halifax      Sydney

  5. What excursion is this? A ship's excursion?


    Check out these sites for more information for Halifax:


    Halifax cruise information




    The two companies above operate from the other side of Halifax Harbour. You could possibly take a taxi there or take the Woodside ferry and a taxi. Contact the companies for more information.


    There are some boat tours available at Peggy's Cove but they may not include fishing. Here is a general list for the whole of Nova Scotia: https://www.novascotia.com/see-do/tours#Region=0&Community=0&Filters=BoatsToursCharters&View=Grid&Page=1&IncludeArea=1

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