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Halifax, Canada-port

Welcoming travelers to an innovative and historic cityscape, Nova Scotia’s Halifax offers excellent dining and friendly maritime smiles. Tour Halifax Citadel or take a stroll along the historic waterfront or through the delightful Public Gardens, the oldest Victorian gardens in Canada. Lobster and seafood are local specialties and always tempting to the taste-buds.. The Micmac Indians, called the area ‘Chebuctook’, meaning Great Long Harbor and the city’s ideal location on one of the largest natural harbors in the world made it a strategic asset for convoys in both world wars. Scenic Dartmouth lies on the opposite shore and can be visited by crossing on the oldest saltwater ferry in Canada.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Art & Architecture
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Canada: Celebrate 150 Years!
    Regent ChoiceMeal
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Full Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Car
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Minibus
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Executive Collection Half Day Van
    Seated TourRegent Choice
  • Famous Peggy's Cove Coastal Tour
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Halifax City & Harbor Duck Tour
    Seated Tour
  • Historic City Tour and Double Decker Bus
    Seated Tour
  • Historic Halifax & Rms Titanic
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Historic Walk and Brewery Tour
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Lobsters & Lighthouses
    Moderate Activity/WalkingMeal
  • Nature and Marine Watching Adventure
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Tall Ship Sailing Experience
    Seated Tour
  • The Best of Halifax
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent ChoiceMeal

Art & Architecture

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 1/2 hours

Tour Code: YHZ-002

Explore the artistic and architectural heritage of Halifax during a scenic orientation tour of this historic city.

Depart the pier with your guide for the drive through Halifax. Along the way, you will discover some of the splendid architecture and historic landmarks of this 266-year-old city. First, you will pass by St. Mary's Basilica. Its graceful spire rises 128 feet above the roof, and is the tallest polished granite spire in North America.

Next, you will see the renowned 19th-century Old Town Clock, a gift from Prince Edward, the former Duke of Kent. Perched high on Citadel Hill, the Old Town Clock still commands an impressive view of Halifax Harbor to this day. You will then see the star-shaped Halifax Citadel and King's College, Canada's oldest university, before traveling past the exclusive homes of the South End; one of the country's most elite residential areas.

Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, where you will have an opportunity to view the province's impressive collection of regional, national and international art. The fine Italianate façade of the building dates back to 1864, and you will learn about interesting historic information during your guided tour of the gallery.

Following your visit, you will re-board your coach for the return drive to the pier. Those guests who wish to spend more time at the Art Gallery may stay behind and arrange to make their own way back to the pier, at their own expense.

Please note: This tour includes some moderate walking, at times over uneven surfaces. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, can make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are suggested. Guests should be prepared for the possibility of rain. The order of the sights viewed or visited may vary.