Step-On Guide Service in Nova Scotia

Step-On Guide Service in Nova Scotia

Tours of Nova Scotia

We take great pride in sharing the breathtaking beauty of Nova Scotia and providing your Tour Group with many memorable Maritimes experiences. From the comfort of your motorcoach, visit historic, cultural, and interesting highlights during your receptive tour of Halifax, Peggy’s Cove, or Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

We offer single and multi-day tours designed to inform, educate, and entertain your group. Our Step-On guides offer a wealth of those little extras that make a visit special. We can also customize a tour package to suit your needs, and we can help you discover some of our Island’s best kept secrets along the way. Target Tours takes great pride in ensuring that each visiting motorcoach is treated with the utmost care from the initial planning, all the way to the fond farewells at the end of the tour.

To inquire about a Nova Scotia tour please contact us at steponguide@targettours.ca or ask for Katie by calling 1-902-739-3501.

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Here are only a few of our Nova Scotia tours:

Tours

Halifax City Tour (3 hours)

Discover Nova Scotia’s vibrant capital city.  Halifax is the business, educational, and cultural center of the Canadian Maritimes.  The Halifax waterfront has been a significant port city for many years.  During your relaxing 2 ½ – 3-hour tour you will learn about the cities rich history.  This tour highlights numerous museums, churches, and institutions of higher learning, as well as parks, monuments and historic buildings.

During your tour, you will have a photo opportunity at the Halifax Citadel, learn about the Halifax Explosion and, if time allows, a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens and the Fairview Lawn cemetery will be arranged. A stop at Pier 21 to trace your roots is also an option. This tour can be combined with a Peggy’s Cove Tour.


Peggy’s Cove Tour (3 hours)

Begin your day with a pleasant drive along the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Coast.  This coastal drive will take you past picturesque coastal villages to the rugged fishing community of Peggy’s Cove.

With its breathtaking location on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf, it’s easy to see why this charming little village is perhaps Canada’s most photographed. This tour can be combined with a Halifax City Tour.


The Cabot Trail Tour (8-9 hours)

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Hailed as one of the most spectacular drives in the world this is a “Do Not Miss” if you are visiting the area. See the jaw-dropping ocean and mountain views with plenty of photography opportunities.  We will stop periodically for rests and pictures. Depending on the request for the tour, you can incorporate a meal along the trail and experience some traditional Cape Breton hospitality.  This trail can be done in 5 hours or in 5 days, with lots to see along this magnificent drive.


Cape Breton Historical Day Tour (7 hours)

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During your tour, we will stop at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum where you can view this man’s spectacular achievements as well as historical artifacts. We will then take in a portion of the Cabot Trail with photo opportunities from the stunning views.  Depending on the interests of the group your tour may incorporate more history on the area or more sections of the Cabot Trail. A stop at the only Gaelic College in North America is a popular inclusion. This school teaches the Highland arts like bagpipe playing, Gaelic singing, Highland dancing, and how to weave family Tartan. Why not finish off the day with a traditional Ceilidh and delicious Cape Breton fare?


Bras D’or  Lakes Tour (7-8 hours)

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From Sydney we will depart to circle the Bras D’or Lake, an inland sea. During the trip around the lake we will drive through Eskasoni First Nations, the largest first nation in Eastern Canada and learn some of their history. We will continue on to Highland Village where you will be able to explore a recreation of an early settlement. After this, we travel on our scenic drive to Baddeck. Here we can visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum or walk around the Historic Village to do some shopping. Before returning to Sydney, you can also include a stop at the Gaelic College in St. Anne’s. An excellent historical overview of the area and opportunity to capture some of the natural beauty that Cape Breton has to offer.


Specialty Tours

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Louisbourg National Historic Site ( 4-6 hours)

Travel back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The year is 1744 and the Fortress is trading salt cod with France and much of Europe, an endeavor that was very prosperous. See this meticulously reconstructed 18th-century town and speak with one of the re-enactors to learn what life was like back then. Built from the original blueprints of the Fortress all recreations have been carefully researched and produced, even the utensils for eating are accurate.  This site features daily demonstrations of music, dancing, cooking, military drills and more and your local guide will make sure that you catch the highlights!  For a fun filled day of activities consider adding the Miners Museum of Cape Breton to the day. You can tour an underground mine led by a retired mine guide and learn about what it was like for one of the “Men of the Deep” back in the day.


 Gaelic History & Culture (4-6 hours)

One of the most interesting aspects of Cape Breton is its preservation of Gaelic history. Visit the Cape Breton Gaelic College where they teach Gaelic as well as many of the culture’s traditions. We can also make a stop at the Highland Village Museum where you can learn a Gaelic phrase and take part in a traditional Ceilidh. Another optional stop would be the Celtic Music Centre. This is a great addition if a meal must be included as they feature Alain Bosse “The Kilted Chef” and live traditional music.


French History (4-6 hours)

Learn how the Acadians lived in Chéticamp, Cape Breton. Visit Les Trois Pignons to tour the museum and learn about the French history of the area. We will also visit Le Centre de la Mi-careme which showcases one of the oldest Acadian traditions: crafted masks and their history in the culture.


Experiential Add-Ons

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Cape Breton

  • Gaelic activities at the Gaelic College
  •  Visit Les Trois Pignons

Peggy’s Cove

  • Horse and buggy rides
  • Lobster dinners
  • Beach stops
  • Haskap Berry Farm tours
  • Acadian Maple

These are only some of our touring options. For more information on other options please contact us.