It’s a journey you’ll remember all your life. This tour takes you to two of Halifax’s most popular sites – Peggy’s Cove and the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, the final resting place of 121 passengers of the Titanic. Your tour begins with breathtaking wooded coastal views along the Lighthouse Route as you make our way to the historic community of Peggy’s Cove. Hear how glaciers and constant pounding from ocean waves have shaped the world-renowned village’s granite shores. See the lighthouse that has been an inspiration for generations of writers, photographers and painters, and the famous deGarthe Monument, which artisan William deGarthe carved in the coarse stone.
Take time to explore the shops and galleries around this working fishing community before returning along St. Margaret’s Bay to the Fairview Lawn Cemetery. Your kilted guide will walk the grounds with you, bringing the tale of the great ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage to life. Discover the true identities of the unknown child and J. Dawson, both recovered from the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Their stories are part of a legacy that continues to fascinate visitors over 100 years later.
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Note: Walking is at your discretion on flat, paved surfaces, rock and gravel areas, beaten pathways, grassy areas and some steps and inclines. The Fairview Lawn Cemetery is not wheelchair accessible.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.