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Charlottetown: Prince Edward Island Small-Group Tour

1. Charlottetown: Prince Edward Island Small-Group Tour

Discover the best of Prince Edward Island on a small-group tour departing from Charlottetown. Experience the island's natural beauty which was the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famous novel, Anne of Green Gables. Enjoy a scenic drive through the province to visit viewpoints, see the home of Anne of Green Gables, and enjoy the gardens at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Co. Enjoy the top attractions and visitor experiences in Charlottetown while avoiding long lines and wait times with a fully guided and narrated tour with attraction admission fees included. Receive hotel pickup and drop-off in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Meet your guide at your accommodation in downtown Charlottetown and embark on a narrated drive of this beautiful city. Pass by many interesting places such as St. Dunstan's Basilica, the historical Province House, the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Victoria Park, and more. Listen to your guide's notable narration, highlighting important tips and facts about the surrounding area. Discover two separate viewpoints: Dalvay by the Sea Outlook and Cavendish Cliffs Outlooks, with signature views of rugged, red sandstone cliffs. Cavendish Cliffs is famously connected to the story of Anne of Green Gables. Visit her home at the Anne of Green Gables Heritage Site and take some free time to relive Anne's youthful escapades. To finish the tour, head to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Co, a riverside eatery offering refined regional fare and house jams in an airy setting. See, hear, taste, and smell Canada's finest preserves before returning back to your hotel.

Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

2. Halifax: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 Admission

Book in advance and enjoy flexible admission for the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Plan your visit around the weather and your travel schedule with a ticket allowing you to visit within 7 days either side of your booked date. The museum is located on Halifax's waterfront in the national historic site of Pier 21.. Step into the past and experience what it was like to immigrate to Canada. Join a passionate guide for a tour in English or French of the Pier 21 Story Exhibition. Your admission includes access to all exhibitions. Follow the evolution of immigration to Canada in the Canadian Immigration Story Exhibition. Dive into first-hand accounts of newcomers to Canada’s culture, economy, and way of life - from the past to the present. Watch an original 20-minute documentary 'In Canada' for compelling stories of journey and belonging. One of the museum's expert researchers can help you uncover your family's journey at the Scotiabank Family History Centre. You can also shop Canadian treasures at the museum's one-of-a-kind gift shop.

Halifax: City Segway Tour

3. Halifax: City Segway Tour

Climb aboard a Segway and make seeing Halifax’s sights a breeze as you glide effortlessly up the city’s many hills. There are two tour lengths to choose from to suit your sightseeing plans and schedule. Both tours include training, stops for pictures, and time to enjoy the visited sites. Check-in at the kiosk on the Halifax Waterfront, sign the waiver and be kitted out with the safety equipment. Prepare for your Segway adventure with 30-minutes of comprehensive training including ample practice time. Then, follow your expert guide along the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk before heading into the city to see the sights. Benefit from the local insights of your guides and enjoy stops for photo opportunities. Your tour duration depends on your selected option. The most popular is the 3-hour City Tour that takes you into the heart of Halifax to see some of the highlights of downtown. The 2-hour City Spin Tour is a shortened version of the 3-hour tour and will take you along the Halifax Waterfront up to Argyle Street and Citadel Hill. Get to know where things are and how the city is laid out so that you can explore further on your own.

Halifax: Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour

4. Halifax: Discover the Halifax Explosion Audio Walking Tour

Find out how the Halifax explosion had a profound effect on Halifax with this audio tour that can be accessed on your smartphone. Listen to the story of how the Halifax explosion devastated the community of Richmond. Be moved as you hear how the city came together to give aid and rebuild. Step back in time to that fateful day with each stop on your tour. Pay your respects at the memorials erected to honor the victims on St. Joseph's Square, the Memorial Bell Tower, Richmond Staircase, and the Veith House Community Centre. Visit Fort Needham Park and hear some of Halifax's war history. Discover the drama behind the collision of the SS Mont Blanc and the SS Imo. Pass by other places of note like the old Richmond School and the Halifax Relief Commission Building. Let your audio guide tell you the tale of the Halifax explosion and more. Go to as many sights and attractions as you want and take the tour at your own pace. End your tour at the Hydrostone District and Market.

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I was on a cruise with my family and the excursions we wanted were fully booked. We lucked out though, because I found Get Your Guide and this tour was so much better. We were a group of 4 so we ended up with a private tour of Prince Edward Island. The tour covered all the areas we knew about and added in a few unknown to us. We learned about the island on the way to each stop and were given time to go through at our own pace. Would recommend this tour as well as our guide David.

Very easy to follow the guide. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff everywhere. Very good archives. Library helped me find relatives, took the time to do it. Overall great experience. I was an immigrant who came through those doors

The guide was humorous, knowledgeable and explained a lot about PEI. And He was kind and gave us enough time to look around. It was a solo trip, but I was not bored at all, and this trip will be unforgettable.

Fascinating history. Stories our guide shared were interesting and heart warming. A woman in our group immigrated from Italy in 1960. It was a moving experience for her and an honour for us to meet her.

I had a great day spent visiting Prince Edward Island, learning about its rich culture and history. Thank you Joe for such a great experience and all your great knowledge.