Go North Tours began in 2009 and 12 seasons later, is considered a leader in offering the highest quality of tours.  Laila North, owner and tour guide, has worked in the travel industry for 16 years starting as a tour guide in Churchill, Manitoba taking visitors to see the polar bears. Prior to that, she had been working in the wine industry for 4 years. Since coming to Nova Scotia, she started the first wine tour company of the province (click on the Uncork Nova Scotia icon at the top of this page to view the wine tours) and loves to take visitors to off-the-beaten path places to showcase the history of Nova Scotia and to the pretty village of Peggy’s Cove. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor!

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PUBLIC TOUR

PEGGY’S COVE TOUR WITH LOBSTER ROLL LUNCH

This tour offers a wide variety of stops that will amaze you and will take you to places off the beaten path! Drive past scenic bays, through small fishing villages and learn about Nova Scotia’s rich history.

The first stop is the SS Atlantic Heritage Park. The SS Atlantic was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. At the SS Atlantic Heritage Park, visit the interpretative centre (open mid-May -October 31) to see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay.

Then it’s onto Peggy’s Cove where you’ll be able to have time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the famous lighthouse. Nearby is the Swiss Air Memorial where you’ll learn about this tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of 229 people.

Included in the tour is a tasty lunch at The Finer Diner, overlooking beautiful Hackett’s Cove. Savour one of their delicious Lobster Rolls and learn about our blossoming wine industry while you enjoy a glass of wine with your lunch (optional). Other menu items are available including land, vegetarian and vegan options.

After lunch we’ll head back to the city to visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to see the Titanic Gravesite and hear the heroic and sad stories of some of these victims. We’ll also talk about the devastating Halifax Explosion of 1917 which killed thousands, injured thousands more and destroyed a whole section of the city. We’ll meander back to downtown Halifax and the port pointing out more points of interest along the way.

Max travelers: 8

What’s included:

Lunch

Live commentary

Hotel/port pick-up

Hotel/port drop off

Transport by air-conditioned van

Alcoholic Beverages

Light Snacks

Tour duration: 930am-330pm

Tour Availability: Sundays and Wednesdays in 2021 until October 31st.

Tour picks up from all major downtown Halifax hotels and the cruise port. (Please note that if you are arriving by ship, you must be docked by 830am to take this tour.)

Price: $100/person plus 15% tax

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PRIVATE GROUP TOURS

Peggy’s Cove without Lunch (5 hours)

This is a relaxing 5 hour tour to Peggy’s Cove that also allows you to customize your experience in Halifax so you can see what interests you!

The quaint fishing village of Peggy’s Cove is home to 39 residents who host almost half a million visitors a year that come to capture a glimpse into the Maritime culture. Enjoy the scenery as you pass by scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way to the community. Once at Peggy’s Cove, you’ll have time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse or get a Lobster Roll from the take-away vendors.

Choose 2 of the following to complete your memorable Peggy’s Cove experience:

SS Atlantic Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre – Discover this hidden gem off the beaten path. Many do not realize that the sinking of the SS Atlantic in April 1873, that claimed the lives of 562 people, was the worst single-vessel marine disaster to occur prior to the Titanic. Visit the interpretive centre to learn about the sinking and see artifacts from the ship and then walk out to the memorial and enjoy the peacefulness and picturesque scenery of the bay.

Swiss Air Flight 111 Memorial – A thoughtful memorial to the 229 victims of the Flight 111 plane that crashed into the Atlantic off the coast of Peggy’s Cove in 1998.

Titanic Gravesite – Fairview Cemetery is home to 111 victims of the Titanic including J. Dawson. Learn some interesting stories of these tragic victims.

The Public Gardens – This is 18 acres of beautifully maintained Victorian era public gardens formally established in 1867, the year of Canadian Confederation. The gardens were designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1984.

Tour duration: 5 hours with start time at 930am

Tour departs from downtown Halifax hotels or the cruise port.

AVAILABLE MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS in 2021 until October 31.

Price: 
$400 plus 15% TAX
Minimum 2 people up to a maximum of 8 people (LIGHT SNACKS ARE PROVIDED)

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Peggy’s Cove with Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tasting (5 hours)

This is the perfect way to get the most out of a short time in Halifax.

Enjoy the scenery as you pass by scenic fishing villages and gorgeous shorelines along the way to Peggy’s Cove. Once at there, you’ll have plenty of time to browse the various gift shops and capture the waves as they crash on the rocks in front of the world’s most photographed lighthouse.

Then, classic Nova Scotia flavours await you at Rhubarb Restaurant, just minutes away from Peggy’s Cove. Your guide will lead you through a tasting of award-winning Nova Scotia wines, showcasing our unique cool-climate grapes. Then savour a delicious Nova Scotia lunch full of local ingredients paired with a glass of your favourite Nova Scotia wine. Local craft beer and cider is also available. The Lobster Roll is a must! Other non-seafood and vegetarian/vegan dishes are available.

Tour duration: 930am-230pm

Tour departs from downtown Halifax hotels or the cruise port.

AVAILABLE SUNDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS ONLY in 2021 until October 31.

Price: 
$140/person plus 15% tax (minimum 4 people up to a maximum 8 people)

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