Sit back, relax and leave the details and driving to us… That’s the message at the heart of coach and bus tours in Nova Scotia. Bus tours are a great way to explore, letting you easily visit parts of the province you might have missed on your own.
Cabot Trail Bus Tours
As the most famous and photographed highway in Nova Scotia, the Cabot Trail has become a must-drive experience for many visitors. For those without a car, the best way to see it for yourself is to book a Cabot Trail bus tour with a local company, such as Blackwood Tours or Bannockburn Tours. The Cabot Trail has been described as nature’s longest roller coaster and a coach tour will take you up and down tree-lined peaks and valleys, past magnificent views of the ocean, giving you a chance to spot some of the area’s natural inhabitants, such as moose, lynx, bald eagles, and owls.
Halifax Bus Tours
Halifax bus tours cater to a wide range of interests. Ambassatours Gray Line has grown to become the province’s largest motor coach company and offers a range of experiences, including bird watching, antiquing and heritage tours. You’ll often see their distinctive double-decker buses lined up waiting for cruise ships and rolling along the streets of Halifax as part of their hop on/hop off tours.
Blue Diamond Tours, TayMac Tours and Hop on/Hop off Double Decker Tours are popular tour providers for cruise ship passengers looking to be part of a smaller group but they also offer personalized tours that take visitors on day trips around Halifax and multi-day trips throughout the province.
Annapolis Valley Bus Tours
You’ll find equally impressive views throughout the Annapolis Valley. Not only is the valley the bread basket of Nova Scotia, it’s also home to a number of wineries that have become known for their award-winning wines. Go North Tours specializes in passenger van tours of Nova Scotia’s wine country, including day trips that will take you out into the vineyards, guide you through the wine-making process and, most importantly, give you the opportunity to sample the best vintages of the province’s leading wineries.
The Annapolis Valley is also the cultural home of the Acadians – Nova Scotia’s original French settlers. Their influence can still be found throughout the region, from the Grand-Pré National Historic Site of Canada to the former Acadian capital at Port Royal. Novacadie Tours specializes in cultural tourism focused on the Acadians and their historic allies the Mi’kmaq. Their bilingual tours will take you through the complete history of Acadie, from its first settlers to its history as a European colony.
For international visitors traveling to Nova Scotia, A-Z Tours International, Canadvac Travel Services and Molega Tours specialize in individual vacation planning services and in developing customized itineraries.
For a complete list of Coach & Bus Tour companies available, please search under ‘Full Service’ and ‘Excursion & Day Tour’ tour operators.