Half-Day Small-Group Tour of Annapolis Valley

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This Tour is NOT just a Wine Tour but also History and Nature Tour. One hour from Halifax is Wolfville and Grand Pre National Historic Site the first stop on Tour. Explore the natural beauty of the Annapolis Valley & Nova Scotia’s Wine Country. You will visit Fox Hill Cheese as well as three Award winning Vineyards including Luckett's, Lightfoot and Wolfville and Planter's Ridge where you can try Nova Scotia's finest wine Tidal Bay. You will also see stunning Views & Vistas of the Bay of Fundy from Blomidon Look-off. We also will visit Halls Harbour to SEA the Highest Tides in the World and a great spot for a lunch. Lobster Maybe!..Bring your Eagle Eye as we pass Sheffield Mills a large Bald Eagle Nesting area and then your tour will continue traveling into the heart of the Annapolis Valley through a 400-year-old village of Wolfville. Your Clean, Safe and Comfortable Tour Vehicle will be a Ford Transit 350 XLT Medium Roof 14 Passenger Van with 4 Guests Minimum to 10 Guests Maximum.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Halifax Titanic Historical Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Grand Pre National Historic Site

Grand-Pré is a powerful monument that unites the Acadian people. Visitors to the site will uncover the tale of Le Grand Dérangement: a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians across the globe through its quiet but powerful renaissance. The site commemorates the Grand Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement from 1682 to 1755 and the Deportation of the Acadians, which began in 1755 and continued until 1762. For many Acadians throughout the world, the site remains the heart of their ancestral homeland and the symbol of the ties that unite them to this day..**There is a fee to visit Museum but no fee to see Church and he legendary statue of Evangeline (heroine of the Longfellow poem) and the Memorial Church**

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

From the View Park, on Old Post Road, you gaze over the 1,300-hectares of farm-fields, marshes and dykelands that comprise the Landscape of Grand-Pré. Discover the deep human story within this land. A vast panorama gives life to the efforts of industrious Acadians, who, in the 1680s, overcame geographic challenges and the world’s highest tides to foster thriving settlements. Their ingenious system of dykes remained a technological zenith for hundreds of years—expanded and maintained by English, Scottish and Dutch settlers until the mid-20th century—and combined with a tumultuous regional history, led to the area’s designation as Canada’s 16th UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also rich in Mi’kmaw tradition, dramatic Cape Blomidon—which frames the dykelands—is said to harbour the spirit of the mythical watchman Kluscap, another facet of this culturally and naturally diverse landscape.

Duration: 10 minutes

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Blomidon Look-Off is on top of the North Mountain in the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley region. It is a small roadside stop with a beautiful panoramic view of the Annapolis Valley and the Minas Basin. On a clear day, you can see five counties and maybe a few Bald Eagles from the look-off.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hall's Harbour

Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound is a working lobster pound in the quaint seaside village of Hall's Harbour in the Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley region...Great spot to enjoy some Fresh Nova Scotia Seafood.. Hall's Harbour is an authentic fishing village dating back to 1779, when Captain Hall and his privateers used this natural harbour as a base. Take a walk along the harbourfront boardwalk and explore the Lobster Pound’s buildings which date back to the 1820s; interpretive panels provide you with a history of the buildings and area. Enjoy the excellent views of the world famous Bay of Fundy tides along the way! There is waterfront restaurant for a delectable seaside meal of lobster! Additional meal options are available...**Meal Not Included** .

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Fox Hill Cheese House

Fox Hill Cheese House is a cheese-processing facility located in Port Williams in the Annapolis Valley crafting over 20 varieties of specialty cheeses, natural yogurt and gelato, and non-homogenized whole milk in bottles from our own herd of Holstein and Jersey cows.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Planters Ridge

Planters Ridge is housed in a renovated 156-year-old timber frame barn that combines historical features with modern flourishes. Our artisanal winery has invested in state-of-the-art equipment, producing highly acclaimed wines, worthy of the Planters Ridge label. With a focus on blends, we have developed a reputation for crafting aromatic whites and well-balanced, silky-smooth reds. In addition to our wines, we are producing innovative specialty products including meads, crafted with locally sourced honey as well as a premium cider blended with dark, local rum.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By:

Pretty good chance to see a Bald Eagle on this Tour as Sheffield Mills is a Bald Eagle Nesting Area.

Pass By:

Acadia University is a public, predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada with some graduate programs at the master's level and one at the doctoral level.

Stop At: Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards is located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley’s most privileged wine-growing sub-region, on the edge of the UNESCO site of Grand Pré and bordering the town of Wolfville, where currently they nurture over 35 acres of vines. With close proximity to the Minas Basin, cool breezes and excellent temperature moderation help create wines with great distinction. The Lightfoot family are eighth-generation farmers who began transitioning this ancient Acadian land towards organic and biodynamic viticulture eight years ago. Passionate “winegrowers”, believe great wines are grown in the vineyard. Their focus is on classic Burgundian-inspired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Rieslings, and other German-style white wines, as well as traditional method prestige cuvée sparkling wines.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Luckett Vineyards

Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides, and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Crisp maritime breezes, legendary ocean tides, and brilliant sunshine meet to create an outstanding terroir on a hillside overlooking the magnificent Gaspereau Valley. Located in the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, we are open daily for wine tastings, with tours at 11 am and 3 pm. Enjoy stunning views of the Minas Basin and Cape Blomidon **Wine sampling if you wish is not included**

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Wolfville

The Wolfville area has a long and storied history, with nearby Grand-Pré being a historically significant site marking the Deportation of Acadians from Nova Scotia. Wolfville is also at the epicentre of Nova Scotia's burgeoning wine scene, with eight wineries located within 10 km of the town's centre. Home to Devour! The Food Film Fest, the world's largest food film fest, Wolfville boasts several charming and quaint restaurants and cafés, each dedicated to creating fresh, seasonal dishes from local produce and seafood. Wolfville is also Home to Acadia University

Duration: 30 minutes
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