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Alternative Routes

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“cider tasting”(2 reviews)
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By offering a flexible and fun approach to passenger travel, Alternative Routes takes the hospitality the Maritimes are known for and applies it to transportation, giving travellers a way to explore even the most out of the way places in Nova Scotia...more
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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1V9, Canada
+1 902-880-4918
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sam is a wonder! An entrepreneur with an adventurous soul makes for an amazing tour guide. She had facts and info at the ready and told stories along the way. It was a fabulous day out and about in Nova Scotia.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was just what I was looking for—a flexible, relaxed atmosphere, plenty of time to see what I wanted to, and an intelligent, funny, and gracious host. She couldn’t have been more accommodating. I highly recommend Sam (and her dog Lulu) for your next...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sam was wonderful...flexible, intelligent, humorous. I learned so much on this tour. She really adapts to her clients' needs. She offers a unique way of both touring the countryside and getting to your next destination.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't drive but I also don't like being on a tour bus. Sam provided the perfect solution-a way to get to all the spots I wanted in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I happened to be the only passenger, which was a real bonus...More

Thank lambheather
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I used services of Alternative Routes while on our trip to Nova Scotia in August 2018. We are from Massachusetts and got to Halifax by air. After exploring Halifax by foot and seeing many interesting things and places, we needed to see...More

Thank Alla S
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

A unique service which provides vistors a shuttle to travel between Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and Wolfville. We did the round trip with the awesome Sam and her off sider Lola. Although this is not a guided tour we had the opportunity to stop for...More

Thank 211chez
Reviewed 4 September 2018

It's not easy getting around the Martimes without a car, but Alternative Routes fills the gap. Sam provides an excellent service and does so with unending enthusiasm and fun, as well as lots of interesting facts and titbits. I did the full day trip starting...More

Thank Nic C
Reviewed 2 September 2018

My husband and I booked with Alternative Routes for our Nova Scotia trip this August, as we decided that a car rental for just a couple days didn't make financial sense. I researched unique pooled transportation options in NS and came across Alternative Routes! We...More

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Alternative Routes (AR) was great. Sam was really friendly, the lift on the van was a convenient means to travel as backpackers and an opportunity to enjoy good conversations with various kinds of people. Sam did not also give us lifts. She explained as much...More

Thank YeareeK
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Alternative Routes is the best way to experience Nova Scotia. You get to visit all sorts of places in the area around Halifax (Lunenburg, Peggy’s Cove, Wolfville...) in a single day. Sam is a great guide - funny, knowledgeable, and filled with colourful stories. The...More

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26 August 2018|
Response from Shutterbug0308 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if Sam does 4 hour trips. The round trip to Peggy's Cove, Lunenburg and Wolfville back to Halifax is approx. 6 hours.
13 June 2018|
Response from johnamattox | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I took the tour in early June 2018, and her van seemed to fit 4 passengers comfortably. There were 3 of us on the tour that day, and it was great! I highly recommend it! Hope this info helps! - John M.
Ellie W
12 July 2017|
Response from sambrick4 | Property representative |
Unfortunately, Ellie, we don't got anywhere near Barrington Passage yet.