Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley
This Tour is NOT just a Wine Tour but also History and Nature Tour. One hour from Halifax is Wolfville and Grand Pre National Historic Site the first stop on Tour.
Explore the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley & Nova Scotia’s Wine Country. You will visit Fox Hill Cheese as well as three Award winning Vineyards including Luckett's, Lightfoot and Wolfville and Planter's Ridge where you can try Nova Scotia's finest wine Tidal Bay. You will also see stunning Views & Vistas of the Bay of Fundy from Blomidon Look-off Provincial Park. We also will visit Halls Harbour to SEA the Highest Tides in the World and a great spot for lunch.
Bring your Eagle Eye as we pass Sheffield Mills a large Bald Eagle Nesting area and then your tour will continue traveling into the heart of the Annapolis Valley through a 400-year-old village of Wolfville.
Then with your heart filled with wild and wonderful memories sit back and enjoy a relaxing scenic ride back to your waiting cruise vessel or hotel
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
What's excluded :
- Parking Fees
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Grand Pre National Historic Site fee (ranges from $7.90 to $20.03 depending on the season)
- Lunch (sharables cost from $5.00 to $26.00) (soups and salads from $8.00 to $14.00)
- Guests driving to starting point Pier 22 can park for $10.00 CAD for All Day..Very Secure Parking
- Entry/Admission - Grand Pre National Historic Site
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Grand Pre National Historic Site, 2205 Grand Pre Rd, Grand Pre, Nova Scotia B0P 1M0 Canada
Grand-Pré is a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people. Visitors to the site will uncover the tale of Le Grand Dérangement: a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians across the globe through its quiet but powerful renaissance. The site commemorates the Grand Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. For many Acadians throughout the world, the site remains the heart of their ancestral homeland and the symbol of the ties that unite them to this day..**There is a fee to visit Museum but no fee to see Church and he legendary statue of Evangeline (heroine of the Longfellow poem) and the Memorial Church**
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Old Post Road, Old Post Rd, Wolfville, NS B0P, Canada
From the View Park, on Old Post Road, you gaze over the 1,300-hectares of farm-fields, marshes and dykelands that comprise the Landscape of Grand-Pré. Discover the deep human story within this land.
A vast panorama gives life to the efforts of industrious Acadians, who, in the 1680s, overcame geographic challenges and the world’s highest tides to foster thriving settlements. Their ingenious system of dykes remained a technological zenith for hundreds of years—expanded and maintained by English, Scottish and Dutch settlers until the mid-20th century—and combined with a tumultuous regional history, led to the area’s designation as Canada’s 16th UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Also rich in Mi’kmaw tradition, dramatic Cape Blomidon—which frames the dykelands—is said to harbour the spirit of the mythical watchman Kluscap, another facet of this culturally and naturally diverse landscape.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Annapolis Basin Look Off Provincial Park, 260 Shore Road, Digby, Nova Scotia Canada
Blomidon Look-Off is on top of the North Mountain in the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley region. It is a small roadside stop with a beautiful panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley. On a clear day, you can see five counties from the look-off.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Hall's Harbour, Hall's Harbour, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound is a working lobster pound in the quaint seaside village of Hall's Harbour in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region.
Hall's Harbour is an authentic fishing village dating back to 1779, when Captain Hall and his privateers used this natural harbour as a base. Take a walk along the harbourfront boardwalk and explore the Lobster Pound’s buildings which date back to the 1820s; interpretive panels provide you with a history of the buildings and area. Enjoy the excellent views of the world famous Bay of Fundy tides along the way! There is waterfront restaurant for a delectable seaside meal of lobster! Additional meal options are available...**Meal Not Included** .
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Sheffield Mills, NS B0P 1H0, Canada
Pretty good chance to see a Bald Eagle on this Tour as Sheffield Mills is a Bald Eagle Nesting Area.
Stop At: Fox Hill Cheese House, 1678 Church St, Port Williams, Nova Scotia B0P 1T0 Canada
Fox Hill Cheese House is a cheese-processing facility located in Port Williams in the Annapolis Valley crafting over 20 varieties of specialty cheeses, natural yogurt and gelato, and non-homogenized whole milk in bottles from our own herd of Holstein and Jersey cows.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Planters Ridge, 1441 Church St, Port Williams, Nova Scotia B0P 1T0 Canada
Planters Ridge is housed in a renovated 156-year-old timber frame barn that combines historical features with modern flourishes. Our artisanal winery has invested in state-of-the-art equipment, producing highly acclaimed wines, worthy of the Planters Ridge label. With a focus on blends, we have developed a reputation for crafting aromatic whites and well-balanced, silky-smooth reds. In addition to our wines, we are producing innovative specialty products including meads, crafted with locally sourced honey as well as a premium cider blended with dark, local rum.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Wolfville, Wolfville, Southwest Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
The Wolfville area has a long and storied history, with nearby Grand-Pré being a historically significant site marking the Deportation of Acadians from Nova Scotia.
Wolfville is also at the epicentre of Nova Scotia's burgeoning wine scene, with eight wineries located within 10 km of the town's centre.
Home to Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world's largest food film fest, Wolfville boasts several charming and quaint restaurants and cafés, each dedicated to creating fresh, seasonal dishes from local produce and seafood. Wolfville is also Home to Acadia University
Duration: 30 minutes
Pass By: Acadia University, 15 University Ave, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6, Canada
Acadia University is a public, predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with some graduate programs at the master's level and one at the doctoral level.
Stop At: Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards, 11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2S3 Canada
Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley’s most privileged wine-growing sub-region, on the edge of the UNESCO site of Grand Pré and bordering the town of Wolfville, where currently they nurture over 35 acres of vines.
With close proximity to the Minas Basin, cool breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction. The Lightfoot family are eighth-generation farmers who began transitioning this ancient Acadian land towards organic and biodynamic viticulture eight years ago. Passionate “winegrowers”, they believe great wines are grown in the vineyard. Their focus is on classic Burgundian-inspired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Rieslings and other German-styled white wines, as well as traditional method prestige cuvée sparkling wines.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Luckett Vineyards, 1293 Grand Pre Rd, Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R3 Canada
Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley.
Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Located in the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, we are open daily for wine tastings, with tours at 11 am and 3 pm. Enjoy stunning views of the Minas Basin and Blomidon while enjoying an al fresco lunch (served daily from 11 am to 4 pm)..**Wine sampling and Lunch if you wish are not included**
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :1031 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel Guests can be picked up at any Downtown Hotel and Cruise Guests will meet Pier 22 parking lot we will have a sign-on Vehicle your surname anddriving Guests will meet Pier 22 parking lot 1031 Marginal Rd Ports
- Port of Halifax, 1215 Marginal Rd, Halifax, NS B3H 4P8, Canada
Departure Time :Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/12/2020 - 11/6/2020
1/1/2021 - 11/6/2021
Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM Monday - Sunday: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infants must sit on laps
- Seating is the First Confirmed has the First Choice of Seats in Vehicle
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Personal Face coverings/Masks are encouraged...If you don't own one we will supply disposable Mask also hand sanitizer in every row of Vehicle plus in Vehicle we will have Lysol wipes, Kleenex, and latex gloves (if requested)
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.