Guided tour

Halifax: City Highlights Van Tour with Citadel Hill Visit

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada

Halifax: City Highlights Van Tour with Citadel Hill Visit

Activity provider: See Sight Tours Canada
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From US$ 50.45 per person

Discover Halifax on a van tour with an entry ticket to Citadel Hill. Learn about Canadian history and enjoy a narrated drive passing iconic sites like the Seaport Market, Fairview Cemetery, and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the line through express security check
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait at the specified time and location agreed upon booking.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Smell the fresh grass on the lawns of the famed Citadel Hill
  • Sit back and relax on a fully narrated drive in a minivan
  • Visit the Citadel National Historic Site with your local guide
  • See North America's oldest operating farmers market
  • Look at the resting place of over 100 victims of the Titanic
Full description

Explore Halifax — the City of Trees — with a local guide on a van tour with a skip-the-security-line entry ticket to the historic Citadel Hill. Learn about the city’s rich history and local culture from your guide who will tell you stories as you drive past iconic attractions.

Be greeted at your downtown Halifax hotel and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style of a van. Head to your first stop, Citadel Hill — one of Canada’s most visited national historic sites and a major attraction in the city’s downtown core.

There, hop out of your van to walk through the grounds. Learn about the military history of the hill and see the Highlander reenactment interpreters dressed in traditional uniforms from the 1800s. Next, enjoy a fully narrated drive, passing multiple points of interest such as Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Port, national historic site Pier 21, and the Halifax Seaport Market — the oldest, continuously operating farmers market in North America.

Continue to see the bustling Halifax Waterfront, an iconic brewery — Alexander Keith’s, as well as the lush City Gardens. See Fairview Lawn Cemetery, which is best known as the final resting place for over 100 victims of the sinking of the Titanic.

Listen to your guide's ongoing highlights and tips about the surrounding area along your drive before being dropped back off at your hotel downtown.

Includes
  • Tour guide
  • Van tour
  • Narration
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation in air-conditioned van
  • All attraction entry tickets
  • Citadel National Historic Site guided tour
  • Citadel National Historic Site entry ticket
  • Tips (Optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • During winter months, adverse weather may result in the cancellation of the Citadel Hill portion of this tour
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is only for hotels in downtown Halifax
Customer reviews

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our tour specialist Leanne started our trip at the Pier area from its south to northern part of the pier, she said that the Canadian Naval Fleet are stationed in Halifax. After a few turns in the downtown area we proceed to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to visit the 150 victims from the sinking of Titanic in April 15, 1912. Leanne also told us the unfortunate Halifax Explosion in 1917 , just 5 years later after the Titanic sinking, involving 2 ships that were Collided, the Mont Blanc who were full of explosives and Immo. The last part of the tour is the visit at the Halifax Citadel National Historical Site. We fully thanks our tour specialist Leanna for her rich knowledged about the history of some events that happened in Halifax. Me and my Christine would highly recommend your tour company.

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May 27, 2022

I highly recommend this tour to any visitors to Halifax. For me, The Citadel was the highlight of the tour. The Titanic gravesite was also very interesting. Mac, our tour guide, was very personable and extremely knowledgeable. This tour was well worth the time and money.

June 19, 2022

Very informative ... showed and discussed topics that added to our personal visits to other attractions. Highly recommended !

May 10, 2022

Product ID: 415684