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Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream

Share your memories with family and friends by capturing with your camera the most photographed places in Halifax and the surrounding area. This guided photography tour will give you insight into the Halifax and Peggy’s Cove areas. Stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens, snapping shots of the extensive flowerbeds, fountains, stone bridges, and an ornate bandstand. Continue on to Citadel Hill, a majestic fortress overlooking the Downtown area with magnificent harbor views. Take breathtaking coastal drive to the fishing community of Peggy’s Cove to capture images of waves crashing along the granite shores with the most famous lighthouse as a backdrop. The Titanic gravesites, the final resting place of 121 victims are laid out in the shape of a ship’s hull—a marvelous location for close-up photography.Notes:Bring your camera.
Average Customer Rating:
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3 out of 4(75%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream
Review 1 for Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Great tour

Date:July 21, 2013
smulkearns
Location:Virginia
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:July
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Although I agree with another reviewer that not being allowed to enter the Citadel was unfortunate, the rest of the tour more than made up for that one disappointment. And yes it was hurried, but seemed just the right pace to us, as it didn't last long enough to become tedious. The tour guide was exceptionally well-informed and had obviously done a lot of research on his own. The public gardens are spectacular and we thoroughly enjoyed Peggy's Cove (unlike some other reviewers, we had a full hours there.) And we were very impressed with the Titanic grave sites, not only the site itself, but with the guide's interest in and passion for their history. Well worth the time and money!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Disappointed

Date:October 5, 2012
sporty
Location:Bowie, MD
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:September
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
What a joke this tour was! Since I like to take pictures, I was really looking forward to this shore excursion. It began with the "historic properties". The bus dropped us off at a hotel and from there we walked to a restored area of shops. That's it. Citadel Hill was another joke. We were taken up to the Citadel, but not permitted to enter! We could take pictures of the harbor from there, but it seemed ludicrous to be there and not be able to tour the Citadel. Peggy's Cove was the visit I most waited for with great anticipation. We were allowed all of 1/2 hour at that beautiful spot. That's it. No time to eat anything or to shop for souvenirs. It was truly heartbreaking after spending so much money for this cruise and to be so rushed around.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+16points
16out of 16found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Okay tour

Date:September 29, 2012
jjsr
Location:Kansas City
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:September
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
This was probably the best excursion that we took through Holland America (4 tours in all). The bus actually stopped at most of the sites. One exception was the Citadel - we stopped at the entrance but couldn't go in because that wasn't part of the excursion-that should be thoroughly explained in the description of the excursion. Another complaint of was several people were late - which made the entire group late - which cut short the excursion. We only got about 30-40 minutes in Peggy's Cove which didn't give us much time to walk the town, sightsee or shop with the local people. It was hurry, hurry, hurry through the entire 5 hour trip. I feel like we missed a lot of things. Very disappointing.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+12points
12out of 12found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Halifax in Focus: A Shutterbug's Dream
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

As advertised

Date:July 19, 2012
Mick7
Location:NY
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:July
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Trip was great and our guide was very informative. Titanic gravesite talk was very moving. Peggy's Cove is beautiful.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+8points
8out of 8found this review helpful.