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“Beware of time!”
Review of Halifax Tour Guys

Halifax Tour Guys
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: All Tours are customized to your Particular Interests and Time constraints whether Shore Excursion, Convention Tour or a longer stay. Part, full and multi day tours available. All Guides are Vetted. They are Local, Knowledgeable and Experienced. Vehicles are clean, well maintained and smoke free. We provide baby and toddler seats, step ups for ease of getting in and out of our larger vehicles. Recommended as a Travel Destination by National Geographic, Lonely Planet, Fodors, Frommers, Conde Nast, CNN, Huffington Post. Come See for yourself what they are all writing about! Experience first hand a taste of our Maritime Hospitality and visit some of the highlights of our beautiful province.
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We did a coastal tour with Norm. It reminded us of the time my husband took a camel ride to the pyramids in Egypt. The Bedouin got them to the pyramids and told the group they needed to pay more to get back. In this case, six of us had planned on a six hr tour. I had our $120 ($60/person) in an envelope. We'll, Norm had us out longer than the anticipated 6 hours and each couple had to cough up an additional $30 at the end. We definitely did not like that structure. I guess it would have been better to estimate for eight hours and take money out of the envelope rather than be told you owe more at the end! That was the most disappointing aspect of our time in Halifax. My husband was not thrilled with "crawling" into the back seat of the Expedition. He said that's for the kids, not the grandparents! It was a real chore to climb out of the back seat at each stop.

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HalifaxTourGuys, General Manager at Halifax Tour Guys, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Dear Beware,
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments and concerns. You did indeed book a six hour coastline tour that included Peggy's Cove in a six passanger mini van. As this was a very busy day for us, we upgraded you to a six passanger Ford Expedition Max, the SUV available, a nice comfortable smooth riding vehicle, at no additional charge. Your group decided to do two things not included in that six hour coastline tour, the Titanic grave site and a stop for lunch which added almost two hours to this tour. Your group of six people was charged for 7.5 hours, which is fair when you include the extra stops. As for the camel ride you mentioned, the coastal roads we travel in this tour have a lot of curves and rather than having our guests motion sick, we train our drivers to take their time on those curves and over those roads.
Thank you Lem Smith Halifax Tour Guys

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Myself and five girlfriends used Halifax Tour Guys for an 8 hour tour on October 7, 2017. Our driver was Lem. Lem was very informative and he knew everything about everything, we learned such a lot about this part of the province. Nothing was too much trouble, if we wanted to stop and check out something he would stop and allowed us to take our time. I can say we really did get our money's worth and would highly recommend this company.

Thank renee_bee
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We had Ed for our guide and he was fantastic. We pre booked the Halifax/ Peggy's cove tour. We began at the Titantic site, and learned so much, the off to Acadian Maple, then to Peggy's Cove, plus more. It was a great way to see alot, stop for photos ad learn from a local. Thanks Ed. I would definetly recommend this company.

Thank Ssgeogirl
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Our tour started with gardens, which we chose because of the time of year to just drive around and spend more time elsewhere. The next stop was the Citadel. Because it was Canada's 150th anniversary there was no charge to go in. My husband love history. We found our way into the area that had trenches like what would have been in the war, of course. There was an volunteer dressed up in a war uniform that answered any questioned you had. It was very interesting. There were other people around dressed in different uniforms. We could have spent more time here if we were allowed. The next stop was the cemetery with the Titanic graves. These were the bodies that were taken out of the water. Our guide was very informative about this area. Then out to Peggy's Cove. Go to the second floor of the gift shop to get your passport stamped. We did stop at a Maple shop along the way. We bought the maple covered peanuts, Yum.

Thank macska
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

The tour and the tour guide were excellent. We had one minor issue in that we had booked a Kennebunkport followed by Peggy's cove light house combo tour. Unfortunately they canceled our reservation and switched it to a similar combo tour but it reverse order. This resulted in one of our party members missing the Kennebunkport tour as he had a previously schedule appointment with an old friend. In Halifax ours defense they tried to contact us but we were at sea on a cruise and unable to get the message. I wish they could have made the decision at least a week ahead so we could have known; but we made it work.

Thank Joe F
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HalifaxTourGuys, General Manager at Halifax Tour Guys, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Dear Joe,
Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to do this for us. Regarding your minor hiccup, Kennebunkport is in the State of Maine USA, and Peggy's Cove is in Nova Scotia Canada, about 45 minutes from Halifax. I am not sure who changed your Port schedule but Halifax Tour Guys would not be responsible for that kind of intenery change.
Lem Smith Halifax Tour Guys

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