Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Anchor Tours provides guided tours and cruise ship excursions to popular locations such as Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Oak Island, Mahone Bay, Annapolis Valley, and The Bay of Fundy. We specialize in small intimate group tours for a more unique and personal Nova Scotia experience. Learn about our heritage and enjoy what our maritime culture has to offer. On your journey, savour delicious fresh local seafood and specialty treats.
Anchor Tours will pick you up at your downtown Halifax hotel, cruise ship terminal, or agreed upon meeting point prior to starting the tour. Your tour begins as you depart Halifax at 9:00 AM and travel to the picturesque Town of Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Founded in 1753 by Halifax Governor, Edward Cornwallis, Lunenburg is one of the most accurate surviving examples of a British Colonial Era town. The “Old Town” of Lunenburg is well known for its rich history in ship building and involvement in the fishing industry.
Arriving in Lunenburg, you will spend approximately 2:30 hours there.
You can participate in a walking tour of Lunenburg hosted by Anchor Tours. Lasting approximately an hour, you will explore the streets of Lunenburg, seeing and learning about the many historical landmarks in the town. You will feel as though you are stepping back in time as you see beautifully restored homes and civic buildings that are meticulously kept and maintained.
The walking tour is optional and at no extra charge.
Afterwards, take some time on your own and walk Lunenburg’s working waterfront. See how the area’s traditional ship building and fisheries industries have survived to this day. If in port, perhaps you will have an opportunity to see the pride of Lunenburg, the world famous Bluenose II schooner. If you wish, you can even take some time to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
You then return to Halifax where you will spend the remainder of your tour exploring landmarks throughout this historic city.
Established by the British in 1749, Halifax was a direct response to the foundation of the French Fortress of Louisbourg, in what is now Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. While on tour, you will learn about Halifax’s fascinating and often volatile early history and the struggles it faced for its very survival.
Today, Halifax retains the charm and character of its historic past, while being a very vibrant, youthful, and modern city.
Your day tour finishes in Halifax and you will then return to Halifax to be dropped off at your hotel or cruise ship terminal by approximately 4:30 PM.
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Pick up guests.
9:00 AM: Tour begins.
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Halifax to Lunenburg
10:30 – 1:00 PM: Lunenburg (2:30 hour tour)
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Lunenburg to Halifax
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Halifax tour. (2:00 hour tour)
4:30 PM: End of tour. Drop off guests.