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Open Top Private Tours

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Great tour through Halifax & Peggy’s Cove

My husband and I had a fantastic time touring Halifax and Peggy’s Cove with Mel. He was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Open Top Tours is Top Notch

Karl was a wealth of local knowledge and gave us a great 6.5 hour tour of Halifax, Peggy's Cove... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
Cicero, New York
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“Open Top Tours” provides visitors a unique and intimate way to enjoy Nova Scotia in 4 X 4 Jeeps. We do have a 6 pax Buick Enclave and acessc to 9, 14, and larger vehicles. We would love to take you on a day tour and excursion to visit local fishing...more
1169 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 2P6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a fantastic time touring Halifax and Peggy’s Cove with Mel. He was very knowledgeable about the area and the history of the area. Mel had a great itinerary set so we hit all the places but was also willing to...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Karl was a wealth of local knowledge and gave us a great 6.5 hour tour of Halifax, Peggy's Cove, and Oak Islands areas yesterday. He took us to The Rope Loft in Chester for lunch...Great choice! Thanks Open Top Tours! Jim and Katie

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Great tour with our guide Mel. Nice to get away from the crowds of a large cruise ship tour and travel off the beaten path without such limited time constraints and strict itenerairy. Got to see Halifax at our own pace in a clean comfortable...More

Thank Marla C
Reviewed November 19, 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed spending the day with Karl in his Jeep! We wanted to visit the Lunenburg area and learn about the local area. Karl made sure we visited everywhere we wanted to see and answered all our questions. Great day in...More

Thank Wise333
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Mel Z was waiting on the pier when we arrived, with a very clean, comfortable jeep. We went to the Titanic burial ground, then headed out for sightseeing off the beaten path, no crowds, no lines it was Great ! Ate a delicious lunch at...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

A family group of four of us wanted to see the highlights of the Halifax area as well as take in as much of the fall color in the area as possible. We hired Open Top Private Tours based on the previous good reviews and...More

Thank DJfromDC
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour with Karl this week. Loved the Jeep. Karl made it easy for us to find him off of our NCL cruise ship. He then took great care of us all day especially my 80+ year old inlaws - helping them...More

Thank Sarahlee40
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We took a half day tour with Mel of Open Top Private Tours in July 2017. He was ready and waiting on the dock when we embarked from our cruise ship. Our first stop was the graveyard where Titanic passengers were buried. We then headed...More

Thank Stefanie D
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Booked last minute tour with Open Top off cruise ship. The jeep is new and comfortable. The guide is safe and knowledgeable. We were taken to the most beautiful sites Halifax has to offer for 5 hours. This may seem long but it flew by....More

Thank xxmenarcaxx
Reviewed September 27, 2017

We booked this tour while on a cruise ship to Halifax. We wanted something different and wanted to avoid the large crowds of tourists. Open Top Tours delivered and designed a tour to meet our specific requests, including some short nature hikes. Mel Z was...More

Thank Todd P
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July 3, 2018|
Response from MelZilkowsky | Property representative |
Hello Sorry for the delay in Answering your question ... we are actually all booked for that day with it being bust with 3 cruise ships in port. Currently the other private guides that I know are busy on the day in question... More
June 30, 2018|
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Response from Karl D | Property representative |
Good morning and thank you for your email. You can book me at 902 499-6674 I will pick you up from the cruise terminal. What day do you arrive? Thank you Karl
September 1, 2017|
Response from MelZilkowsky | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We would recommend the Annapolis Valley tour as you would see a lot of the trees lining the way to the valley and in the valley. Here you would also have chance to visit local wineries and/or... More