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For tourists who wish to explore the coastal city of Halifax in a unique way, I Heart Bikes is a must-visit site. This company offers cycle tours around the city lasting two to four hours, which help you discover the best attractions, restaurants and shops. Couples and small groups opting for private tours can enjoy the customized services of a knowledgeable tour guide. These guided tours are really meant for a tourist who wants a quick overview of the city. If you would like to take your own time exploring Halifax and linger at favorite tourist spots, then I Heart Bikes offers cycle rentals. However, the guided tour takes you to hidden gems that are hard to discover by yourself. This company also manages a shop selling bells, baskets and other bicycle accessories.
Discover where Oscar Wilde's spirit roams about, who cursed a local bridge, a local Titanic victim and even more trivia with Tattle Tours. The most popular tours offered are the Halifax Ghost Walk, day tours with intriguing stories and tours to Peggy's Cove. Your experienced tour guide Andy Smith, who is also a professional actor, will lead you into the land of mystery. This company offers reasonable rates, and round the year group tours with discounts.
If you seek the hidden gems of Halifax without spending a cent, Halifax Free Walking Tours is your answer. This company provides guided tours free of charge between the months of June and November. Most tours are in French or English but groups can make requests in advance to conduct tours in Arabic or Mandarin Chinese. Walk through streets full of historic landmarks, explore the harbor area and waterfront parks, and learn about the best eateries in the city. The tours start at a major city landmark: Halifax Town Clock at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Though the tours are free, donations are welcomed as this is the only source of profit for the tour operator.
The Harbor Hopper Tour happens aboard a Lark V, built during the Vietnam War years to navigate on land and water. Individuals and groups up to 41 can be accommodated for a 55-minute tour. On the tour you will see it all - gardens, famous old churches and the City Hall. Then it's into the water for a different perspective. You can get your tickets at Harbor Hopper's kiosk, located next to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
Segway Nova Scotia allows you to discover Halifax and its surrounding towns by the two-wheeled vehicle called Segway PT. Choose from Standard City Tours, Waterfront Tours and Beechville Lakeside Timberlea Tours. The first gives you a glimpse of the entire port city, the second lets you enjoy a panoramic view over the bay, while the third is for nature lovers. Segway Nova Scotia also offers a range of customized and theme tours, and winter tours that take you to top sports arenas in the city. The tour guides are knowledgeable and give tourists an amazing local overview and insider glimpse into the life at Halifax. If you wish to explore the city on your own, you can rent a Segway PT from this tour operator.