Open Top Private Tours
Open Top Private Tours
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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 villages, taste our amazing wines or simply relax on our spectacular beaches. Our guides are well versed and will share stories along the way. We are proud to offer you several tour options to suit your pleasure in all seasons. Whether you are in town for business or pleasure you should experience the beauty of Nova Scotia in one of our Open Top Jeeps !
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Fearless12980270239
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Karl was THE BEST!!! Very attentive…knowledgeable on the area and history..fantastic sense of humour….went out of his way to show us sights off the beaten path. Karl took the time to get to know each and every one in our group of 5 classy old birds.
We saw more in 2 days then what we could have hoped for…If we ever come back to Halifax…..Karl is the first person we will call….
Thanks again for a wonderful 2 days.
Patti….Nancy….Barb….Cheryl……Judy
Written September 24, 2023
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uomark
Phoenix, AZ11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We booked this tour as soon as we saw our cruise itinerary.
Karl Dias was great and easy to work with.
We saw Oak Island, Peggy's cove, the Titanic graveyard ...
Karl was entertaining, helpful, and knowledgeable.
It was the best activity on our 9 day cruise.
Written August 20, 2019
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Wronkolada
Atlanta61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Booked a private tour with Karl and Jim of Open Top Tours. We had a group of 8 and used a Jeep and SUV. The advantages of a private tour is going to see places a cruise ship tour would never stop. These guys were knowledgeable and great to be with. Can’t say enough about them and the tour
Written June 22, 2019
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Janine Hart
Laaber, Germany644 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Thank you to Karl!! Truly enjoyed our time along the coast and bays! We went to Fairlawn cemetery, Terence Bay, Peggy’s cove and places in between. Remarkable landscape and I am not a fan of the 24+ passenger buses. Loved the one on one attention, and he was gracious to allow a few requests for my husband and me.
Written May 25, 2019
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Mackenzie
Agoura Hills61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
On a blustery day, October 18, 2018, Jim picked us up and our tour began. First we were introduced to the city of Halifax, parks and neighborhoods, downtown, harbor walk, university, historical points of interest, including a wee bit of history of where the term "loose lips sink ships" came from - Halifax. After, we were driven out to Prospect, a wonderful and off-the-beat fishing village, followed by an excellent lunch at Shaw's Landing (not a tour bus stop) en route to Peggy's Cove. All - wonderful. The blustery part comes from the fact that in one day we enjoyed sun, wind, hail - more sun - more hail - a bit of snow - then sun again. Clouds and weather truly blow through. Jim gave us the full experience! Thank you very much! We highly recommend anyone wishing to see more to consider this company an option. Well worth it!
Written November 14, 2018
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rjklawfirm
Houston, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We echo the 5 star reviews of Open Top Tours for 2018. Karl provided 2 of us with a memorable, unique, Halifax experience. Karl, himself, was respectful, engaging, a lively conversationalist and historian, and just all-around fun to be with.
Written October 24, 2018
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FrequentFlier819676
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
One of our port of calls on our cruise ship was Halifax. After researching excursions available in Halifax, we decided on Open Top Tours. Karl was easy to find once we disembarked from the ship. He was right where he said he would be, holding a sign. We did a 5 hour tour with Karl and it was fantastic! All excursions are costly but if you are able to spend a little bit to get a good tour of the city, don't hesitate to book a tour with Open Top Tour.
Written October 24, 2018
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3dogmombbj
Dunedin, FL35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
My group of 4 toured in the Buick with Jim. He gave us great suggestions on what time to visit Peggy's Cove to miss the crowds of the 6 cruise ships in port that day. We also visited other small fishing villages and went to a great restaurant for lunch. The lobster grilled cheese was everything!
Written October 23, 2018
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Iteach38
los angeles, california62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had a great tour with Karl in our last port of a 14 day cruise. Karl met us at the port and our day began. The weather was cold for us being from California so Karl took us up close to many sites so we wouldn’t have to leave the Jeep. He stopped at places so we could take pictures of the fall colors. Lunch was great. We enjoyed Peggy’s Cove. Karl was very knowledgeable. We had a great day! Would highly recommend this tour. Thanks Karl, Joan
Written October 23, 2018
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Barbara M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This was a wonderful tour in Halifax. We were in a 6 passenger car even though there were only 2 of us. Our tour guide Jim was great and so knowledgeable....we covered some of downtown Halifax, stopped at aWonderful restaurant for lunch and the highlight was Peggy’s Cove. We also visited the cemetery of victims of the Titanic, and walked through the public gardens. Jim will cater to wherever you want to go and know absolutely everything! It was a wonderful day and i highly recommend this tour if you are in Halifax for a day.
Written October 22, 2018
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