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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley
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Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

By Halifax Titanic Historical Tours
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Ages 12-100, max of 10 per group
Duration: 6h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Parking Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Grand Pre National Historic Site fee (ranges from $7.90 to $20.03 depending on the season)
  • Guests driving to starting point Pier 22 can park for $10.00 CAD for All Day..Very Secure Parking
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Pré National Historic Site


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 1041 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
    Pier 22 Cruise Pavilion parking lot...White board on Vehicle with your last name
Pickup details
  • Hotel Guests can be picked up at any listed Downtown Hotel and Cruise & driving Guests can meet Pier 22 parking lot 1031-1041 Marginal Rd...Very secure parking for $10.00 CAD all day
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Port of Halifax, 1215 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 273936P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Tour Vehicle Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 15 Passenger Van
      • Tour is Four Guests Minimum to Ten Guests Maximum
      • Seating is the First Confirmed has the First Choice of Seats in Vehicle
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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      How much is Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley?
      Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley price starts from C$177.59. Discover and book Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley on Tripadvisor
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      • You'll start at
        1041 Marginal Rd
        Or, you can also get picked up
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      • 1
        Grand Pre National Historic Site
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 2
        Old Post Road
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 3
        Blomidon Look-Off
        Stop: 15 minutes
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      • 4
        Hall's Harbour
        Stop: 60 minutes
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      • 5
        Fox Hill Cheese House
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 6
        Planters Ridge
        Stop: 30 minutes
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        Pass by
        Sheffield Mills
        Acadia University
      • 7
        Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 8
        Luckett Vineyards
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • 9
        Wolfville
        Stop: 30 minutes
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Halifax Titanic Historical Tours
        743
        Canada
        Joined in May 2012
      • Quest54586547676
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        Terrific Halifax Tour
        We spent a wonderful day with Paul. He lead us on a thoughtful tour to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion sites. We explored Halifax and learned what a beautiful city it is and how they are maintaining their historic buildings and appearance. He adds to his narrative with history moments that he runs on a Samsung screen display. He is excellent with communication and was easy to meet.
        Written November 8, 2023
      • celestec574
        0 contributions
        Great tour of the highlights of Halifax
        What an amazing tour and experience! Paul is thoughtful, considerate, and knowledgeable. He LOVES his city and its history and conveys it so that you leave loving his city as much as he. As he took us around he explained what we were seeing. Enough time to explore at our stops. And we stayed away from the crowds. Worth ever penny! Book early as he offers small group tours.
        Written November 2, 2023
      • lisaoH699CG
        0 contributions
        Paul McNeil Tour.
        Paul gave us a fabulous and informative tour, we learned so many facts about Halifax, Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg. From the Titanic to the a detailed account of the Halifax explosion.
        Written October 30, 2023
      • Coastal28355948592
        0 contributions
        October Girls Trip
        We chose to take a tour with Paul and we were happy we did. He was knowledgeable and shared information about our destinations. It was a great day.
        Written October 30, 2023
      • 631betsyc
        0 contributions
        Breathtaking views!
        What an amazing day! Peggy’s Cove is beautiful!! Luneberg is a quaint little town - loved walking around and going in and out if the shops! Mahone Bay was beautiful!! The day was interesting and informative! Our tour guide Paul was the very best!! I highly recommend this trip and Paul as your tour guide!!
        Written October 30, 2023
      • wannabehappynow
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        One of the best!
        We heard about Paul O’Neil from fellow cruisers as we were sailing to Canada with a stop in Halifax. Paul gave us an amazing tour, he is very passionate and knowledgeable about the area and we were not disappointed. Paul supplemented his tour with great videos as we were driving to the next location. Before our ship arrived to the port, Paul texted us of his vans location and it was easy to find him. I highly recommend this tour, this is one of the best.
        Written October 30, 2023
      • dawncH9548VL
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        Great way to see Halifax!
        We did the tour of Historical Halifax today, and it was great. Paul was incredibly knowledgeable and provided a wealth of information. It was great to go to some lesser known locations, and the video provided in the van was a terrific addition. Paul's communication for setting up the tour was very fast, and we appreciated that there was ample room on the van. There was a nice mix of driving and walking around. He also was made it very efficient to stop and have lunch/dinner by having us pre-order. I would highly recommend this tour when you are in Halifax.
        Written October 24, 2023
      • christinehY1264DM
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        Great experience
        Paul was an excellent guide, most of the group was forced to cancel but he followed through with our tour. His professional demeanor and knowledge was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Halifax Titanic Historical Tours to others. The Hopkins North Carolina
        Written October 23, 2023
      • Stevegotl1
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        Best tour ever..... Our at least in the top ten..
        Best tour ever...... Our tour guide Paul, also the owner, was fantastic. He knows so much about the area that you will definitely learn something new. He takes you to some off the beaten path sites and tells you about all the history of the area. Definitely I would recommend this tour.
        Written October 17, 2023
      • ChrisMcNeil
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        A Well-Crafted and Thoroughly Enjoyable Exposition of Halifax
        Viator/Tripadvisor included Halifax Titanic Historical Tours among recommended things to do while in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I had two days to explore the city and signed up for the tour. It was time very well spent. Our local guide, Paul, confirmed the reservation with an email that explained how, where, and when to meet him. He arrived a few minutes early and was waiting when I met him at the Hotel Halifax, where I was staying. After picking up a couple from Ontario we got started on what would be about a six-hour tour. First thing, and most important to me - Paul was a careful, courteous driver. He knew the roads in Halifax very well, having offered this tour for more than 10 years. The vehicle, a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 15 Passenger Van was spacious, comfortable, and had a great field of vision for all of us, no matter which side of the vehicle we were on. He watched the crosswalks, yielding the right of way to pedestrians, and sharing the road with care. Next, it was easy to understand what Paul was saying (he used a headset microphone). He supplemented his comments with very cool clips from a Canadian Broadcast System historical series, offering graphic supplements to his narrative. With the research and preparation that he built into the tour, we could get a preview of sites we were to visit through these clips. He also saw to it that we had timely restroom breaks and the opportunity to visit local crafts shops, and provided a lunch break where he thoughtfully called in our orders a few minutes ahead of time, so that our food was ready upon our arrival (near the ferry on the Dartmouth side of the river). The locations he chose were clearly selected with care. Foremost were sites directly relating to two historic events - the sinking of the Titanic (and the role Halifax played in recovery and rescue efforts), and the conflagration on December 6, 1917, when the SS Mont Blanc and SS Imo collided, with the Mont-Blanc carrying 2,925 metric tons of explosives destined for the French war effort. Paul demonstrated a profound understanding of the scale of both tragedies, and brought us to the locations memorializing these events. These included cemeteries honoring the passengers lost from the Titanic's sinking and memorials to those lives lost from the Mont-Blanc explosion. There was more to the tour, of course. We were able to walk through the beautiful Halifax Public Gardens. We learned of the extraordinary efforts that went into "the Big Lift," where workers raised the height of the Macdonald Bridge spanning Halifax Harbor connecting Halifax with Dartmouth, NS. Paul explained the role of what now is known as the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, diving into the history of Halifax's settlers. He brought us up to witness the noontime firing of the Citadel's cannon and the changing of the Highlanders Guard. We saw Dalhousie University and the University of King's College, learned about the role Halifax plays in global maritime trade and transportation. And we met some of the craftspeople at Fisherman's Cove in the Eastern Passage. Throughout the tour, Paul was affable, interesting, and very considerate both as a driver and a tour guide. While I've toured Halifax in the past, and appreciate the interest in seeing the lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, I found the time on the Halifax Titanic Historical Tours was really much better spent. I would add that Halifax is host to hundreds of cruise tours each year; and each of those cruises bring hundreds of visitors to the city. Having a guide like Paul McNeil is, in my view, vastly superior to tours where the numbers are high and logistics are not nearly as nimble and adjustable as Paul's tour was for us today.
        Written October 16, 2023
      • W3146ADchristineh
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        Historical tour of Halifax
        I would highly recommend this tour if you want to learn about and see more of the city of Halifax Nova Scotia, our guide Paul was extremely knowledgeable. The tour takes you all around Halifax and with a visit to Dartmouth and Fisherman's Cove. Paul's photos and videos on a large screen provide more information and background on the places we passed or visited. A great tour thank you Paul.
        Written October 15, 2023
      • Freedom27299457272
        0 contributions
        FANTASTIC Tour
        Our tour guide, Paul McNeil, was absolutely amazing and gave us an informative tour in a small group (only 7 people), which made it so much better than other tours we took on the same trip where there were up to 100 people on a bus. His commentary and the videos and photos he showed in the van as we went to the various stops on the tour added to our knowledge and enjoyment. Having gone on other tours where the guides disseminated information that was not accurate, and as a contributing writer of historical articles myself, I did my own research on returning home and was amazed that everything Paul told us was spot on. We visited the Halifax Gardens, both Titanic cemeteries, had lunch at a spot frequented by locals, visited a fishing village not on the typical tourist radar, and made a stop at the Halifax Disaster Memorial as well as time to see the cannon go off at noon. Best tour we had on our cruise and highly recommended.
        Written October 13, 2023
      • nikkim524
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        Good if you don't have your own transport.
        This bus trip was in a comfortable vehicle and there were entertaining stories told along the way. If you don't have your own transport it's a great way to see something outside of Halifax city, but I would venture to say that, for the cost, you'd be better off hiring a rental car for the whole day as you would see more and fill in a whole day, not just half. But again, if you're not a confident driver it's a good option.
        Written October 13, 2023
      • G6729DKmichellea
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        Titanic Tour to remember
        Great Tour, A LOT OF INFORMATION! I wish I had time to get a few questions in but I know he had a lot to share. I wish we had a few places where we could have stopped for a bit more shopping options. The lunch place we went to was okay, although there was a little marker with a lot of little vendors there. The shooting of the cannon was wonderful until the other bus driver stood in front of our picture-taking options. The respect that Paul has for the Titanic graves is so impressive and I LOVED it. He explained little facts and details that were very special and informative. I would highly suggest his tours. He takes pictures for you at beautiful areas and shows you how to get the most our of your excursion. Thank you for a wonderful time and for being an excellent guide.
        Written October 11, 2023
      • brianbF2304LY
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        Wonderful tour of the South Shore of Nova Scotia
        We recently did the Half day tour of Nova Scotia's south shore with Paul McNeil. It was outstanding! Paul has a lot of knowledge about the areas, and kept the tour very interesting. He was punctual and professional. Highly recommend this tour with Paul, so enjoyable!
        Written October 10, 2023
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      Lynn54bc
      Whistler, Canada28 contributions
      Aug 2021
      My husband and I booked 2 tours with Paul and we enjoyed both of them very much. The first tour was the Half day South Shore tour. We saw much of the area around Lunenburg, Mahone Bay and Chester. Every stop offered picture perfect scenery!

      Our second tour with Paul was of the Annapolis Valley. We visited the Grand Pre historic site and also 3 wineries. Again, the scenery was spectacular. Paul is very knowledgeable and shares historic facts while taking you from place to place. It's a win-win because you learn while having fun. His vehicle is very comfortable & clean too. Thank you Paul for two great day trips. Travelling with you allowed us to see much more of beautiful Nova Scotia.
      Written September 26, 2021
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      Thank you Lynn54bc for taking the time to review your Tours of the Nova Scotia's Beautiful South Shore and the Amazing Annapolis Valley...Ecstatic to hear you had memorable Tours of this extraordinary Province...Merci Beaucoup for your VERY kind words!!
      Written September 28, 2021
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      Tami R
      Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
      Aug 2021
      We had a terrific tour with Paul to the Annapolis Valley. He's very professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun. His tour bus is spotless and completely set up for CoVid guidelines. We learned a lot, lunched on lobster, sampled local wine and cheese and know that when we return we'll be booking another one of his tours!
      Written September 22, 2021
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      Thank you Tami R for taking the time to review your Tour... "Great time touring the Annapolis Valley!"...Elated to hear you had a memorable Tour of the Amazing Annapolis Valley...Hope to see you again in the future...Merci Beaucoup for your kind words!!
      Written September 24, 2021
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      cfomac
      Boca Raton, FL25 contributions
      What an absolutely great day we had with Paul from Halifax titanic Tours. Paul picked us up from our cruise ship and returned us back to the port (on time of course). We visited three wineries and stopping g to see the tide washed out and boats sitting on the dirt (there had been water there on our way out). Had the chance to see multiple bald eagles. Great day, great tour. Highly recommend
      Written August 28, 2022
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      Thank you cfomac for taking the time to review your Tour and posting your Photos...Annapolis Valley is all about Mother Nature's Beautiful Photo Op's with a little Wine a little Seafood and a little Sun...Makes my job easy!!...Happy to hear you you had a Great day...Merci Beaucoup for your kind words!!
      Written August 28, 2022
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      BC_traveler
      1 contribution
      Aug 2022 • Solo
      Paul was friendly and knowledgeable guide, and the van was comfortable to spend the day touring around. It’s clear that a lot of thought has gone into selecting the various stops and photo ops to give the best experience in this beautiful area in a short day trip. A great mix of scenery, history, and wineries.
      Written August 20, 2022
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      Thanks, BC_traveler for taking the time to review your Tour....Glad to hear you had a great day!!!...Merci Beaucoup for your kind words
      Written August 21, 2022
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      Sarah M
      Quispamsis, Canada10 contributions
      3 ladies and a tour guide! Paul was excellent and could not have been more accommodating and flexible. We saw and did way more than we planned and he let us lead the itinerary. He had extras in the van for us like water,wide selection of music, historical videos or movies for the ride home. Super new and comfortable vehicle. Easy in and out. Great recommendations! Thanks Paul
      Written September 14, 2020
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      Thank you Sarah M for taking the time to review your Tour of the Annapolis Valley..."Grand Day"...Delighted to hear you had a Memorable day exploring the Beauty and Nature that is the Annapolis Valley...Merci Beaucoup for your kind words
      Written October 3, 2020
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      Tia G
      31 contributions
      Jul 2022 • Solo
      This tour was amazing! Well timed and engaging throughout. Hotel pickup was included. I would definatly book another tour next time I'm in Halifax. It was beautiful, informative and fun and the small group style is great for getting to know your fellow travelers. The whole area is gorgeous and Halls Harbor is an absolute gem!
      Thank you again to Paul and his truly memorable tour!
      Written August 6, 2022
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      Thank you Tia G for your kind words...Elated to hear you had a Wonderful Birthday exploring this Beauty Province
      Written August 7, 2022
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      Jane S
      Penticton, Canada98 contributions
      Aug 2022
      The way to see from Halifax to the Annapolis Valley, take a tour in a fancy van that seats eight comfortably. Paul, our guide was very professional and knowledgeable about the area. He knew the restaurants and sites to take us to and how to avoid the crowds. I would highly recommend this tour.
      Written September 5, 2022
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      Thank you Jane S for taking the time to review your Tour of the Amazing Annapolis Valley…Happy to hear you had a Memorable Tour… Merci beaucoup for your kind words…
      Written September 10, 2022
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      Caroline J
      Croydon, UK62 contributions
      Aug 2022 • Solo
      Enjoyed the whole trip. The historical aspects, the scenery, fundy bay and the 3 excellent vineyard visit and wine tastings My favourite vineyard was the first one.

      The only slight disappointment was the place we had lunch. Fabulous building but our food took a really long time to arrive and so it was a bit of a rush to actually eat it - as the rest of the group were done.

      The small group was great fun and helped make it a great day.

      I would use this service again. Paul was very knowledgeable and very informative.
      Written August 28, 2022
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      Thanks Caroline J for taking the time to review your Tour of the Amazing Annapolis Valley...Elated to hear you were enjoyed the whole day...I blame the food issue on the Fog...If had been able to take North Mountain to Blomidon look off for the Amazing View that the Fog played havoc then we would have had Seafood at Halls Harbour Lobster Pound...We got there to early so Church Brewing was Second choice...Love the fact you got Squiffy or as us Canucks would say "A Buzz On".....Merci for your kind words and thanks for the new word "Squiffy"...In a sentence...I had a few Wobbly Pops and got Squiffy...
      Written August 31, 2022
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      kandjrice
      Franklin, TN5 contributions
      Jul 2023 • Couples
      This trip was wonderful! Paul (our driver and guide) was especially knowledgeable and pleasant. We saw amazing countryside and visited several historical sites, plus the vineyard stops were so beautiful. I would highly recommend this trip.
      Written July 8, 2023
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      Thank you kandjrice for taking the time to review your Tour of the Amazing Annapolis Valley...Happy to hear you wonderful day SEAing the Wonders of Mother Nature's Amazing Vista's, Vineyard's & Tides...Merci Beaucoup for your kind words
      Written July 8, 2023
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      Polisgirl
      Polis, Cyprus681 contributions
      May 2022
      This trip was the second one we took with Paul. It was really enjoyable and a great balance between sightseeing, nature spotting and visiting the wineries. We also had a great lunch spot. As with the South Shore Tour, Paul was very knowledgeable about the area and the history. A very enjoyable day. Thanks again Paul! This is a great way to see the areas surrounding Halifax without hiring and car and much more enjoyable and stress free.
      Written May 15, 2022
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      Thanks again Polisgirl...I had a blast hanging out with my New Scottish Friends and exploring New Scotland together... Merci Beaucoup again for kind words!!
      Written May 17, 2022
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      Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley provided by Halifax Titanic Historical Tours