NovaScotia Tour

A group of 40 people, most of whom had never seen each other before, took a fantastic tour of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island with Tauck. Not only did they have a great time but they came back as friends. Rob White was an incredible tour director who was amazingly creative and hard working. Graham was a talented driver who did much more than drive. This is a brief summary of that trip.

Day 1: Nova Scotia travel began in Halifax.
The tour started at 6:00 PM at the Delta Barrington Hotel. The week of exciting P.E.I. and Nova Scotia travel kicked off in Halifax with a welcome reception at Pier 21, Gateway to Canada, which features exhibits chronicling 20th-century Canadian immigration and a poignant multi-media production, Oceans of Hope. The exhibits were closed and a catered dinner, exclusively for us, was held right at Pier 21. A snapshot of the exhibits at Pier 21 is shown below. (A link to the Pier 21 web site is contained in this paragraph. Experienced web surfers will recognize such links in this web site because they are underlined.)



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Day 2: 18th-century Lunenburg and pretty Peggy's Cove.
Nova Scotia travel continued with an excursion from Halifax along the rugged Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Lunenburg. Established in the 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. We had a choice of sightseeing today: some saw the village's 18th- and 19th-century wooden houses on a walking tour, while others visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to gain some insights into the Maritimes' seafaring heritage. There was a Seafood Festival in progress during our visit and most of us chose to eat there. The food was prepared by local groups. Shortly after the walking tour ended rains came but fortunately we were under cover. After lunch, the rain stopped and we went through Mahone Bay and visited Peggy's Cove, another picturesque fishing town, before returning to Halifax for an evening at leisure.

Lunenburg Academy Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg Academy. Peggy's Cove.

Rob & Margaret

at Peggy's Cove
Rob & Margaret at the Seafood Festival. Sal, Corrine, Toni & Dom at Peggy's Cove.

Day 3: Historic Halifax and an exclusive evening at the Citadel.
Rob and Graham gave us a bus tour of Halifax and then "turned us loose" to explore Nova Scotia's provincial capital and the largest city in the Martimes as we pleased. The evening was spent at a Tauck Exclusive a private tour and dinner at the Halifax's historic Citadel, offering spectacular views of the city and its celebrated harbor. One gentleman in authentic Scottish attire, complete with kilt, explained the history of the Citadel and a second gentleman, also authentically attired in piper's dress, serenaded us on the bagpipes and led us into the main hall for dining.

Citadel Piper Citadel Dinner
Piper and Friend lead us to dinner. Dinner in the Citadel.

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