This afternoon, you will sail through the Halifax Harbour and along the scenic Northwest Arm for a unique two-hour cruise and dining experience. Onboard the Mississippi-style paddle-wheeler, Harbour Queen, enjoy the sights and the five-course meal, created by Executive Chef and team, that best represents the beautiful city of Halifax. Consider adding a fresh local Atlantic lobster steamed and pre-cracked to your meal for a genuinely Maritime dining experience (add on at the time of booking).
Onboard guides will tell you a brief history about the Halifax Explosion and the origins of Point Pleasant Park while passing by notable landmarks including Dingle Tower, the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, Georges Island and many more!
Today, explore Halifax's abundant food scene as you travel from South to North to taste the authentic local flavours. During this tour, prepare to taste all the mouth-watering creations as you visit six local culinary hot spots for delicious seafood, award-winning wine, the famous local donair and many more! Along the way, you will also visit the iconic Citadel Hill, and through the historic Hydrostone Neighborhood.
Today pick up your two-day car rental and drive an hour to Wolfville, situated in the North-Western portion of Nova Scotia. This picture-perfect town has all the more delicate things that one looks out of life "“ hills, valleys, rivers and ocean. This afternoon, drop off your car at your hotel so you can enjoy a guided wine tasting tour to three unique wineries in the beautiful Annapolis. Learn about and enjoy the aromatic whites and cool climate reds. This tour is perfect for people looking to experience Nova Scotia Wine Country and also enjoy a cheese tasting at one winery.
Spend the evening at your leisure, but don't forget to explore some of the most distinctive craft cideries right on the main street of Wolfville. Meet the cider makers, observe the cider-making progress, all made from certified organic apples from the Annapolis Valley, and sample the delicious products!
This morning, say goodbye to Wolfville and driving onwards to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lunenburg. This is one of Nova Scotia's most historic and beautiful towns, as well as home of the famed fishing schooner Bluenose II. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town's famous seafaring heritage. Be sure to visit some fascinating local art galleries and craft shops around the town. There are many beautiful beaches in the area including Crescent & Rissers. If time allows, head out for a quick trip to Blue Rocks for some fantastic photo opportunities.
Drive onwards to the picturesque town of Peggy's Cove in time to join your one-hour sightseeing and marine life tour. Cruising past Peggy's Cove Lighthouse heading east, navigating between the rocky islands to the fishing village of West Dover, keep your eyes open for whales, seals, tuna, leatherback turtles and sunfish. Lobster, crab, flounder and pollock are common sighting's in their natural setting. This excursion will give you the perfect opportunity to capture one of Nova Scotia's most beautiful destinations, Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, from the water.
Before heading back to Halifax, you may choose to dine at the Sou'Wester Restaurant while enjoying the spectacular ocean views at Peggy's Cove. If you can't just get enough of the local seafood, this would be another perfect opportunity to enjoy local lobster or seafood chowder.
Today you will explore one of the oldest breweries in Canada, the famous Alexander Keith's that is situated on the waterfront of Halifax. On this tour, you will learn all about the history of the Alexander Keith's, along with the beer production process how it is today with some very entertaining guides. There is plenty of opportunity for beer sampling, with at least five regular beers on tap and seasonal brews. Enjoy the rest of your evening to explore the small city at your own pace.
Upon check out of your hotel, your package ends. However, you may choose to do last minute exploring before departing Halifax. You could take the time to walk along the Harbour Front, discover the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic or maybe the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.