Your tour begins as you board Halifax's most popular travel vehicle - a USA military built LARC V locally known as the open-air Harbour Hopper. Enjoy the sights of Halifax while your informative tour guide takes you to four of Halifax's most popular venues. The Halifax Citadel Fortress prominently located in the center of the city overlooks the beautiful harbor. This is a 19th century fort complete with defensive ditch, earthen ramparts, musketry gallery, powder magazine, barracks and much more. You'll reboard the Hopper for a short trip to the Public Gardens, 16 acres of one of North America's oldest and finest Victorian gardens. There you'll have 30 minutes on your own to stroll to enjoy the gardens. Then head to Murphy's Restaurant to enjoy an authentic lunch, which includes a Murphy's signature lobster roll, accompanied with mixed field greens salad and blueberry vinaigrette, completed with Murphy's deep dish apple crisp served with coffee, tea or bottled water. After finishing your meal, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some of the local shops on the waterfront before a three-minute walk to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This museum boasts some of the maritime's richest history, with exhibits such as the age of steamships, the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, the Halifax Explosion and Nova Scotia's role in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. After completing the tour, you'll have the option to go back to the cruise ship pavilion in your Hopper or just simply take your time and make your way back on you own. Note: The Hopper is an open-air vehicle and it may get cold, so please dress according to the weather. The order of the stops may change to avoid congestion. If you require an alternative to the seafood lunch, you must advise your Shore Excursion Manager upon boarding your ship.
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I traveled with:Friends
Cruise Date Month:September
Cruise Date Year:2011
Favorite port:Skagway, Alaska
I want to go here next:Alaska
Date:October 6, 2011
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The name harbour hopper is the least descriptive of this tour. The fort was impressive as well as the museum, the tour guide Andrew, at the musuem showed us his favorite parts of the museum including the gay life at sea. His zeal for this information did not allow us time to learn more about the Titanic. The meal and service at Murphy's was poor, 8 of us seated at our table did not eat the salad with wild blue berry vinagrette dressing. Time on the water in this modern day duck was less than ten minutes. We did not harbour hop. Very disappointing. Avoid this one.