Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Nova Scotia's South Shore

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The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery, the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for it’s, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Bluenose II. Then Mahone Bay and Chester where there is a photo op on around every corner. We also can stop at Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site in Bayswater then onto Canada’s most beloved lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove perched upon granite worn smooth by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Your Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle will be a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum. The vehicle is equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and a large mounted tablet to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

There is so much more to explore on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, add these must-do adventures to your vacation plans!

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Duration: 6 hours
Starts: Halifax, Canada
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours



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The South Shore of Nova Scotia is known for its picturesque coastal scenery, the world-famous Old Town Lunenburg, known for it’s, unique architecture, and colorful waterfront also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Bluenose II. Then Mahone Bay and Chester where there is a photo op on around every corner. We also can stop at Swiss Air 111 Memorial Site in Bayswater then onto Canada’s most beloved lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove perched upon granite worn smooth by the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Your Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle will be a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum. The vehicle is equipped with a microphone to the speaker system and a large mounted tablet to show Guests Videos and Photos to enhance your Tour experience so you have a Memorable, Unique Tour of Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

There is so much more to explore on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, add these must-do adventures to your vacation plans!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Lunenburg is a port town on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. Founded in 1753, the town was one of the first British attempts to settle Protestants in Nova Scotia in an effort to displace the French colonial Roman Catholic Acadians and indigenous Mi’kmaq. Old Town Lunenburg is one of only two urban communities in North America designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Considered to be the best surviving planned British colonial town in North America, you can still see the tall ships moored off the port and hear the smith’s hammer, while guided tours tell tales of lives lost on the ocean.
Lunenburg’s harbour-side streets are lined with unique shops and award-winning restaurants that blend with the well-preserved and colourfully painted historic homes, much of it like a living museum from the 18th century.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bluenose Lodge, 10 Falkland St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada

The Bluenose Lodge is a Victorian Inn. Situated at the entrance of “Old Town”, Lunenburg. This tastefully restored Victorian Historic Inn. The Inn was originally built in 1863 as a single family dwelling for prominent sea merchant/builders by the name of Morash & Eisnor. In 1946, the home was converted to a Lodge.

Stop At: Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance, 97-101 Kaulbach St, Lunenburg, NS B0J 2C0, Canada

The Lunenburg Academy was designed by H.H. Mott, a well known New Brunswick architect, in 1893. The building was completed in 1895 and opened for class on November 7, 1895. It was constructed as part of Nova Scotia’s shift from one-room schoolhouses to public Academies. The Lunenburg Academy was registered as both a Provincial Heritage Property and a National Historic Site in 1983. The building is now the only intact 19th century Academy building surviving in Nova Scotia. It operated continuously as an educational building from 1895 until March of 2012.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St. John’s Anglican Church, 81 Cumberland Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada

St. John’s Anglican Church was the first church established in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is the second Church of England built in Nova Scotia, and is the second oldest remaining Protestant church in present-day Canada. Early on 1 November 2001, St. John’s church suffered significant damage by fire. It was restored and re-dedicated June 12, 2005.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada

Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to explore wharf-side vessels and their extraordinary aquarium, and the famous Bluenose II, a replica of the original world-famous racing schooner on the back of the Canadian dime.(Varied Dates Bluenose II is in Port)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Mahone Bay, Mahone Bay, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Mahone Bay is a town along the South Shore of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg County. A long standing picturesque tourism destination, the town has recently enjoyed a growing reputation as a haven for entrepreneurs and business startups. Mahone Bay boasts a simple yet extraordinary way of life. Experience it all from history to unique shops, artisans to culinary experiences, along the colourful and quaint streets. Recently named as one of Canada’s top ten most beautiful towns by culturetrip.com, Mahone Bay is a must-see town famous for its picture perfect Trinity Churches photo-op.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: St. James’ Anglican Church, 65 Edgewater Road, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0 Canada

The Trinity Church’s are three prominent churches: St James’ Anglican; St John’s Evangelical Lutheran; and Trinity United. It has become an iconic image of Nova Scotia, frequently photographed and featured on postcards and calendars.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Chester, Chester, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

Chester is a quint little village. The nearby waters of Mahone Bay and its numerous islands are well known for yachting and have made the Chester Yacht Club into a cruising destination. During the War of 1812, the American privateer Young Teazer was trapped off the shores of Chester. To avoid capture, a crew member scuttled the ship, killing most of the crew. Chester is the considered the Wealthiest Community in Nova Scotia

Stop At: Bayswater, Bayswater, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia

On September 2, 1998 Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean southwest of Halifax Stanfield International Airport at the entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay. All 229 people on board perished. The crash site was 8 km / 5 mi from the shore, not far from the small fishing village of Bayswater and was a site of the recovery operation following the crash. A monument in memory of the people who lost their lives can be found at the Swissair Memorial Site in Bayswater along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Peggy’s Cove, Peggy’s Cove, Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses, but no beacon is as photographed as the one in the vibrant fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.
Built in 1915, Peggy’s Point Lighthouse still keeps watch over surging ocean waves and working lobster boats. Amble over giant rocks worn smooth by the sea and share in the view. The rocky coastline and ocean water around Peggy’s Cove is dangerous. Rogue waves (unpredictable, rough waves) commonly splash up over the rocks, even on calm, sunny days. Stay off the wet, dark rocks and do not swim.
The safest way to enjoy the view is to make sure you are walking on dry, white rocks.

Duration: 30 minutes



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