Juanita & Carrol Private Tour

A spectacular day of wild nature and African Nova Scotian culture in one!

Highlights

LOCATION: PEGGY’S COVE, BLUE MOUNTAIN, HALIFAX, CHERRY BROOK

DATES: THURSDAY,  JULY 18th, 2024

DURATION: 8-9 HOURS

LOCAL HOST & DRIVER: GEORDIE MOTT

ACTIVITIES: WALKING, HIKING, SIGHT-SEEING, MUSEUMS

PHYSICAL RATING: MODERATE

PICK UP LOCATION: DOWNTOWN HALIFAX

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 2 ADULTS

TRANSPORT: 2010 MERCEDES SPRINTER

COST: $1120 CAD + HST

About this Tour

Hi Juanita & Carrol, 

Combine the breathtaking natural beauty and rich cultural heritage of Halifax on an exclusive full-day private tour tailored just for you.

Our day begins with a scenic drive to the iconic Peggy’s Cove, where you’ll marvel at the rugged coastline and learn travel photo tips to capture the world-famous lighthouse that has watched over the North Atlantic for over a century. We’ll walk through the fishing village and dive into the regional lobster industry while learning about some of the characters and artists who have called this Cove home.

From Peggy’s Cove, we’ll head inland to embark on an invigorating hike through the pristine trails of Blue Mountain – Birch Cove Lakes. This is a natural haven nestled within the city’s vibrant landscape just minutes from downtown Halifax. The area encompasses a mosaic of extensive forests, bogs and wetlands, rocky barrens and hills, sparkling rivers and three pristine headwater lakes.

 

 

Your journey continues into the heart of Halifax for a quick lunch break before winding into the north end of the city’s peninsula to absorb a cultural narrative with a visit to the Africville Seaview Museum. Here, you’ll delve into the poignant history of Africville in the city’s northern waterfront, a once-thriving African Nova Scotian community, through powerful exhibits and personal stories at this National Historic Site of Canada.

The tour culminates across the harbour with a stop at the Black Cultural Centre of NS in Cherry Brook. The BCCNS highlights the rich legacy and contributions of Black Nova Scotians not only in Halifax but across the province. Through engaging displays and insightful commentary, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the region’s cultural diversity and resilience.

Your custom tour promises an unforgettable blend of natural splendour and profound historical insights, offering a unique perspective on Halifax’s multifaceted heritage.

 


 

Itinerary

  • 07:00 – Pick up from downtown Halifax
  • 08:00 – Arrive at Peggy’s Cove before the crowds
  • 08:15 – Explore the lighthouse and fishing village
  • 10:00 – Depart for Blue Mountain Wilderness Area
  • 10:45 – Arrive at Blue Mountain Trailhead
  • 11:15 – Arrive at Blue Mountain look-off
  • 11:45 – Depart for downtown Halifax
  • 12:15 – Arrive in Hydrostone neighbourhood for lunch
  • 13:30 – Arrive at Afrciville Seaview Museum
  • 14:30 – Depart for Black Cultural Centre of NS
  • 15:00 – Arrive at BCCNS
  • 16:00 – Depart BCCNS
  • 16:30 – Arrive at accommodation

 

9-10 hours – 160 km round trip

 

 


 

Highlights

  • Private full-day tour of local natural and cultural highlights
  • All times and activities are flexible to your needs
  • Experienced host who is a local professional photographer
  • Pick up & drop off with licensed transport from downtown
  • Travel in our spacious 12-passenger Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • All museum and historic site entry fees
  • We like to start early to avoid the busy daytime crowds
  • Discover favourite local hikes that are off-the-beaten-path
  • Learn about the unique characters who call this coast home
  • Learn about the vibrant African NS communities of Halifax
  • Get easy-to-use travel photo tips for your smartphones
  • Complimentary beverages (bottled water, pop, juice, etc)
  • Custom gift pack from Picture Perfect Tours

 

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities

 


 

 

Get To Know Geordie

Geordie Mott is the owner and tour director for Picture Perfect Tours and has led hundreds of tours to Peggy’s Cove since 2015. Whether it’s for smaller teams, large bus groups or even virtual tours, he always finds it exciting to showcase what makes the lighthouse, village and area around Peggy’s Cove so captivating.

 

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