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Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour

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Address: | Halifax Seaport, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P8, Canada
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+1 902-423-6242
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Hop on Hop off by Double Decker Halifax - All Day Pass

• See Top Halifax...

Hop on Hop off by Double Decker Halifax - All Day Pass

• See Top Halifax Highlights

• Visit the Titanic Cemetery

• Freedom & Flexibility

• Tour Guide on site at Titanic stop providing full commentary

 

Board your brightly painted, vintage Double Decker bus as Hop-On Hop-Off Halifax showcases the very best this diverse and cosmopolitan city has to offer. See a historic and revitalized downtown core, to the stunning waterfront landscapes, and hear legendary stories of both the Titanic sinking and the 100-year-old Halifax Explosion.

 

With your all day pass, climb aboard and enjoy the freedom and flexibility to see the city sights on your own schedule while enjoying the comfort and convenience of the double decker bus service. While on board, you will hear about the many marvels of Halifax with the help of the on-board tour guide who will provide narration covering a plethora of topics.

Hop off at the famous TITANIC Cemetery. As you peruse the tranquil setting enjoy speaking to the on-site Gray Line tour guide who will inform, enlighten and engage you with stories behind the headstones and of those passengers who are laid to rest in Halifax.

Hop-On Hop-Off by Double Decker Halifax is easy and fun to use. The 90-minute round trip route begins at the cruise terminal where you board the bus and enjoy the ride until you reach a part of the city you would like to see in more detail. Hop off and explore at your leisure before re-boarding and continuing on with the tour.

A brochure provides a detailed map to help you plan your day with ease and accuracy.

 

This program is available to both the public and cruise ship guests. This service only operates on cruise ship dates. Public - purchase tickets at the Gray Line sightseeing kiosk on the Halifax waterfront. Cruise guests - purchase at your shore excursion desk onboard. Admissions into sites and attractions are not included.

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Ideal for cruise visit

If you are visiting with a cruise ship this is the ideal way to enjoy Halifax. Starts at Quayside, ends at Quayside.Takes you to all the worthwhile and interesting parts. The... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Guilford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather than a recording about the city, there was a docent aboard, who maintained a running commentary about the history and sites. We have enjoyed/employed hop on hop off tours in many other cities. The tour through Halifax by far was the best. In addition to the presentation, the docent was willing and able to answer any questions passengers had.

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

WOW! Thank you kindly for your glowing review, we so appreciate the time you took to share your views. This season we are super excited to add in a new stop at the Titanic Cemetery! Please come back and visit us again! More 

Ilford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We booked the Pink Bus tour through our cruise ship. The tour features a live commentary from a guide and if you get on and off all day you get different snippets of information from the different guides. Great way to get around the city whilst learning a lot about it

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. We look forward to serving you again in the near future! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are visiting with a cruise ship this is the ideal way to enjoy Halifax. Starts at Quayside, ends at Quayside.Takes you to all the worthwhile and interesting parts. The guides we had were humorous and knowledgeable about their city. Hop on Hop off at will. Good value.

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

We always appreciate the positive feedback left by the most important people in our world: Our Guests! Thank you kindly for taking the time to provide your comments. More 

Brentwood, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Be aware that these buses can be other colors (purple, blue, etc), but the important factor is that they be double deckers. Apparently these are the only ones in the city thus the color is insignificant, but is not described on the ship ticket or sticker. Purchased advanced online tickets through the cruise. Terrible organization outside the port terminal. Wasted... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. We take the comments of our guests very seriously, as our goal is to always improve on meeting and exceeding visitors expectations. More 

Edgewood, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We were in a cruise ship and in the city for just the day. The ship had arranged an included tour with this company. It worked out really well. Our guide was Helen and the driver, Redge. Helen gave us a lot of wonderful information as we went through the city and imparted only what a local would know. Redge... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments regarding your recent experience on Big Pink Sightseeing Hop on Hop off. We appreciate your feedback, and as you can see by the many recent Trip Advisor guest comments, we are maintaining our high standards and exceptional customer service. More 

Bangor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took the Big Pink Bus when our cruise on the QM2 stopped in Halifax for a day. We were collected outside the terminal and stayed on tghe bus for the round trip of about one and one half hours. The Driver and tour guide, I think, were local volunteers and did it to support Halifax and the Charity which... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review! We greatly appreciate your recognition of our donation towards research and the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We are very happy you enjoyed your tour and hope to see you again in the near future! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This tour was well run with knowledgeable guides. For a portion of the tour we were the only ones on the tour. Neil did a great job giving it a personal touch. Buses were a bit unnerving climbing the hills

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our tour, your comments are very much valued. We are very proud to be the owners and operators of the largest personally owned fleet of antique Double Deckers in NA. Although vintage vehicles, they are well maintained and up to NA standards... and very fun to experience in our... More 

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a ship to Halifax and although there were other ships in port we thought the hop on would be the best option to see the highlights. We waited in line to board and chatted with the friendliest guy wearing a kilt who told me he was 88 years old and the oldest employee of the company. We waited... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with us, and that our staff have gone above and beyond in terms of service. We are very proud to provide the very best to our customers. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Montreal
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126 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We waited over an hour and half, not kidding, for the first tour of the day. We were told that it would arrive between 10 and 10:30. Finally we went to get a refund at 11:30 am, after having wasted our whole morning. Upon arriving at the main shop to get the refund we were told the bus had not... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience on our tour. Unfortunately, your experience was not perfect, we strive each and every day to provide the very best in customer service and quality product to our guests. More 

Beavercreek, Ohio
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The tour conveniently starts right in front of the cruise terminal. If you don't get off, the full loop takes about 90 min. The buses are British Double Deckers, so even the top floor is enclosed... Good for keeping out cold and rain, but does make it harder to see and get good photos compared to open air buses. Stops... More 

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Ambassatours G, Guest Relations Manager at Halifax Big Pink Hop On Hop Off Tour, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire Big Pink Hop on Hop off staff, thank you so much for the wonderful review! More 

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