Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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Halifax: City Highlights Van Tour with Citadel Hill Visit

1. Halifax: City Highlights Van Tour with Citadel Hill Visit

Explore Halifax — the City of Trees — with a local guide on a van tour with a skip-the-security-line entry ticket to the historic Citadel Hill. Learn about the city’s rich history and local culture from your guide who will tell you stories as you drive past iconic attractions. Be greeted at your downtown Halifax hotel and begin your fully guided tour in the comfort and style of a van. Head to your first stop, Citadel Hill — one of Canada’s most visited national historic sites and a major attraction in the city’s downtown core. There, hop out of your van to walk through the grounds. Learn about the military history of the hill and see the Highlander reenactment interpreters dressed in traditional uniforms from the 1800s. Next, enjoy a fully narrated drive, passing multiple points of interest such as Point Pleasant Park, Halifax Port, national historic site Pier 21, and the Halifax Seaport Market — the oldest, continuously operating farmers market in North America. Continue to see the bustling Halifax Waterfront, an iconic brewery — Alexander Keith’s, as well as the lush City Gardens. See Fairview Lawn Cemetery, which is best known as the final resting place for over 100 victims of the sinking of the Titanic. Listen to your guide's ongoing highlights and tips about the surrounding area along your drive before being dropped back off at your hotel downtown.

Halifax: Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour

2. Halifax: Churches, Gardens, & Graveyards Smartphone Tour

Explore Halifax's landmarks on a self-guided walking tour. Listen to hands-free audio narration and interact with what you see with an attraction-based trivia game. Have the freedom to explore the city at your own pace with a convenient tour that be paused and resumed. Walk through the city's first graveyard at Camp Hill. Delve into stories behind the Holy Cross Cemetery, and the Old Burying Grounds. Admire the impressive architecture of the Cathedral Church of All Saints, and St. Paul's Church. Immerse yourself in history at the the Halifax Armoury and the City Hall. Venture to Victoria Park to find out what makes it Victorian. Go to the heart of the city to see the Halifax Public Gardens and Canada's oldest urban park, the Halifax Common. Dive into tales of the many people that made Halifax what it is today. Take away the stress of looking at a map with the GPS function that will direct you to places like the Museum of Natural History. Hear automatic commentary play as you approach places like the Old Town clock.

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What people are saying about Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

our tour specialist Leanne started our trip at the Pier area from its south to northern part of the pier, she said that the Canadian Naval Fleet are stationed in Halifax. After a few turns in the downtown area we proceed to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to visit the 150 victims from the sinking of Titanic in April 15, 1912. Leanne also told us the unfortunate Halifax Explosion in 1917 , just 5 years later after the Titanic sinking, involving 2 ships that were Collided, the Mont Blanc who were full of explosives and Immo. The last part of the tour is the visit at the Halifax Citadel National Historical Site. We fully thanks our tour specialist Leanna for her rich knowledged about the history of some events that happened in Halifax. Me and my Christine would highly recommend your tour company.

After a little trouble figuring out how to work the app, I found this to be good value for the money, with interesting facts but not an excessive amount of detail.

Very informative ... showed and discussed topics that added to our personal visits to other attractions. Highly recommended !