The gateway to Eastern Canada, Halifax is Nova Scotia’s ultimate maritime city. Students will fall in love as they travel to this fascinating, historic city, which is overflowing with activity and entertainment. Alongside nature and culture, it is to the rhythm of the tides that you will discover the heart and soul of this seductive capital.
Departure to Halifax by coach and check-in to your hotel upon arrival. Dinner and free evening.
Start your journey with a guided tour of the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, located on a sprawling hill overlooking the city. Learn about the history behind this citadel, one of a series of forts that protected Halifax Harbor between 1749 and 1906. After lunch, head to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic to explore the awe-inspiring collection of historical objects, some from the Titanic, and the many exhibits on important events that affected the capital. Then, enjoy free time at Fisherman’s Cove, a quaint fishing village over 200 years old. You will be seduced by its promenade by the sea, its architecture and its many art shops. After dinner at the restaurant, conclude your day with a stroll along the Halifax waterfront and discover the historic port city. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
In the morning, the Bedford Institute of Oceanography awaits you for a guided tour of their modern research facility. Learn about species at risk, corals, sharks, geoscience, the Arctic and the Titanic, plus the chance to handle lobsters, crabs, oysters, sea urchins and more. Then head to the Halifax Seaport Farmer’s Market for lunch and explore the many stalls of local produce and souvenirs in the oldest farmer’s market still in operation in North America. In the afternoon, fuel students’ curiosity with a tour of the Discovery Center, an interactive science center designed to make science accessible and fun for all age groups. Then, it’s at the Canadian Museum of Immigration that you will learn more about immigration to Canada, including the experiences of immigrants as well as the role of immigration and the contribution of immigrants to the country. End the day with a unique experience with a three-course dinner show at the Grafton Street Dinner Theater. Take part in the show in a light and interactive musical! Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Head to Lunenburg and discover one of only two urban communities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in North America. In Old Town Lunenburg, 70% of its original colonial buildings are preserved. Stroll among the colorful houses and admire the many sailboats docked at the port, including, perhaps, the famous Bluenose II? The replica of the sailboat found on the 10 ¢ coins. Then end your Nova Scotia school trip with a stop at Peggys Cove, where another unique landscape awaits. Venture onto the rocky outcrop on which the most photographed lighthouse of Nova Scotia’s 160 lighthouses sits, and enjoy unparalleled views to the sound of crashing waves. Meals included: breakfast and dinner.
Departure by coach to your original destination. Meal included: Breakfast.
- Transportation by Deluxe Motorcoach
- Professional guide services for the entire tour
- All activities, visits, meals and gratuities at restaurants mentioned on the itinerary
- 24/7 emergency telephone service
What’s not included
- Meals that are not mentioned on the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities for the guide and driver (possible to include it in your package)
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities
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