Halifax Tour Guys
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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All Tours of Halifax and Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia are customized to your Particular Interests and Time constraints whether Shore Excursion, Convention Tour or a longer stay. Part, full and multi day tours available. All Guides are Vetted. They are Local, Knowledgeable and Experienced. Vehicles are clean, well maintained and smoke free. We provide baby and toddler seats, step ups for ease of getting in and out of our larger vehicles. Recommended as a Travel Destination by National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Conde Nast, CNN, Huffington Post. Come See for yourself what they are all writing about! Experience first hand a taste of our Maritime Hospitality and visit some of the highlights of our beautiful province.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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smz42
Olney, MD82 contributions
Oct. 2022
We were going on a cruise that had a stop in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I never take the ship's large-group shore excursions, instead opting for a small-group tour with a highly rated local guide or tour company. My research led me to Halifax Tour Guys, which was very highly rated on Trip Advisor.

I emailed them and Lem Smith, the owner, answered right away. I also spoke to Lem on the phone several times. He was very responsive to my numerous inquiries, made many helpful suggestions, and was willing to customize our tour to fit our available time off the ship and include sites that would interest us the most.

Lem has several guides working for him, but we were lucky to have Lem as our guide for the day. He was as knowledgeable about the history of the area as a college professor. On our drive from the ship, he conveyed the detailed history of the island from the early settlers, control of the area by the British and French through the years, and the economic changes that have occurred over the years.

We took the tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenberg, a town founded in 1753. Lem took us to some locations where we could get some photos with unique perspectives of the town and then drove us through the town pointing out many historic buildings and sharing some stories about many of the buildings and their earlier inhabitants.

Lem took us to a local restaurant on the waterfront near Mahone Bay (up the coast from Lunenberg) where we had a delicious lunch.

We continued to drive through several pretty coastal towns on our way back to Halifax. When we arrived in Halifax, Lem gave a tour of the city, including the Citadel and the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where some of the Titanic victims are buried.

I highly recommend Halifax Tour Guys for a top-notch tour experience. You won't be disappointed.
Written November 12, 2022
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Clive B
15 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Lunenburg is a beautiful coastal town and you could spend more hours there than your day tour schedule will allow. The return back to Halifax along the coastal road is just outstanding. Just a stop here and there to take in the views, the obligatory photos, have lunch. Fabulous. The 7 hour tour goes quickly but a collection of memories stored for ever
Thank you Lem for a safe drive, your knowledge of the area and your historical knowledge.
Written October 13, 2022
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Lori L
Middle Village, NY15 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
Just returned from a cruise to Halifax on board the Norwegian Breakaway. Al was right there waiting as we disembarked and he was easy to spot with the pink sign. We toured around the city of Halifax, visited the Citadel in time for the cannon blast, Titanic cemetery, Peggy’s Cove, and saw many other interesting sites along the way. Al is so friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed his stories along the way. Do yourself a favor and book this tour. It was so much better than a crowded tour bus off the ship that offers little time at each stop. Thanks Al!! We will remember you.
Written September 4, 2022
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Kelly W
5 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
The best tour guide ever, Lem was so knowledgeable and friendly. Booked a private tour for 12hours to see as much possible and Lems history of the different areas made it amazing. Took us places we didnt even think of along with all we did want. We were all amazed with our tour and can't recommend them enough. Thanks again Lem
Written June 20, 2022
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Paula V
Columbia, United States39 contributions
Jun. 2022
Doug our tour guide was very knowledgeable. He took us to the cemetery where some of the passengers from the Titanic are buried. He spoke about some of the passengers that were on the Titanic. He took us to Peggy's Cove and we walked around a beautiful fishing village with lots of interesting shops. Doug took us to a local restaurant where we had lunch. I had a lobster roll and it was fantastic. My husband and I wish we could have had longer in Halifax. He dropped us back to our ship at Pier 21. We looked around the Pier (which is also a museum). We found out information on our ancestors that had arrived in Canada. It was extremely interesting.
Written June 12, 2022
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Bridget C
Massapequa, NY19 contributions
Jun. 2022
We had a private tour with Terry Jesty while visiting Halifax and what a fun, interesting day we had. Terry was so nice and knowledgeable and was easy to spot with his pink sign as we exited our cruise ship. We visited the Public Gardens, Citadel, the Titantic cemetery and Peggy’s Cove along with many other stops along the way. It was a perfect day in Halifax!
Written June 4, 2022
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Jessie S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Solo
Lem was an amazing. From the minute he came to pick me up he gave a detailed history of how Nova Scotia came to be settled. This was a private tour and different you would get from going on a big bus tours. This company likes to point out and promote and support the small local businesses in the area. Even just drive itself between stops is food for the soul. I wouldn’t hesitate to book with this company when coming back to Halifax. If you want to see something different this tour is definitely an amazing choice.

Also, important to point out that this tour company will do airport pickup and drop offs as well.
Written May 23, 2022
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Janice B
Millis, MA9 contributions
Oct. 2019
We arrived in Halifax on October 25, 2019 aboard the Serenade of the Seas - as promised, our driver/guide, Lem was waiting onshore. I'm an amature genealogist of Acadian heritage and was so looking forward to this tour. It did not disappoint! The commentary was excellent -- I learned so much. We made all the stops advertised on this 6+ hour tour, and several unplanned ones based on my personal interest. Lem even brought us to the "birthplace of hockey" after I mentioned that my grandsons are hockey players. Maybe a little pricey, but...you get what you pay for...so worth it.
Written October 31, 2019
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Claire P
Halifax, Canada17 contributions
Jul. 2019
I highly recommend Lem as your Tour Guide. he is a very kind man with lots of local knowledge!

You would learn alot from him which makes a tour interesting.

I know you would not be disappointed and he is very reasonably priced!
Written October 30, 2019
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Sarahjean02
21 contributions
Oct. 2019
Al was so nice, funny and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and Al's commentary. We will definitely be back to visit Halifax.
Written October 29, 2019
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