Affordable Tours and Excursions 

In 2000 two transportation professionals , one with experience in Automotive repair and Autobody and the other with experience in Automotive sales and both full time professional drivers seen the need to close the gap in the need for day tours with our annual 238,000 cruise ship passengers the Port of Halifax receives.With extended hobbyist and educational experience with the local history Nova Scotia Van Tours was born.

We found that big bus style touring did not meet the needs of these passengers but rather small , private and personal groups able to stop at a whim with in reason for photo opportunities or other landmarks and locations that may not be highlighted or covered with the larger bus tours.We take pride in being able to provide the most tour in the time restraints given by those clientele that are bound by dock times for their cruise ship and being able to comfortably offer the most information in that time.

Originally offering personalized private touring to Peggy's Cove , Lunenburg & Mahone Bay and Grand Pre & Hall's Harbor, Nova Scotia Van Tours has successfully serviced 2,750 touring groups.Many of these satisfied groups have made positive reviews on multiple platforms such as Trip Advisor , Google Plus , Yelp and more.

In 2016 the season and year seen many changes to Nova Scotia Van Tours with increased professional organization and business support.Expanding our area of operations for our touring services to P.E.I. and the port of Sydney, Cape Breton , Nova Scotia. 2016 also seen the merger with our parent company of Blue Diamond Tours , securing a long lasting cooperation with both organizations.For additional company history for Blue Diamond Tours please visit here.

   

Nova Scotia Van Tours offers services to those whom require day touring services and Blue Diamond Tours offering a multi-day touring vacation or holiday experience with options to tour all maritime provinces.

Nova Scotia Van Tours and Blue Diamond Tours services thirty five plus travel agents and organizations and individual groups , received recommendations from local Hotel and accommodation providers and the provincial Travel Bureau alike.

We will continue to offer the best touring services for cost , proffessionalism and knowledge. We offer not only extended experience within the travel and tourism business but just under a half of century of dedicated transportation experience. If you are a cruise ship passenger looking to experience what Nova Scotia has to offer within your limited time the ship is in port , A family tracking your roots in the maritimes or plan your next vacation package adventure or an Organization or Company looking to show its employee's the area and its history let us be your guide in a province thats yours to discover.

 

Our Fleet

Our current fleet is comprised of late model Honda Odyssey EX-L luxury minivans or Chrysler Town and Country or Grand Caravan mini vans. All vans are climate controlled and are air conditioned. All vehicles are maintained above and beyond to manufacture recommendation and other service milestones. 90% of our fleet are equipped with luxurious leather interiors and appointments. 

You'll always be able to hear us with our vehicles being equipped with tethered or wireless headsets that sound directly to the cabin in the vehicle, so you and yours will never miss any narration or historical facts.

Lastly all of our fleet is duly licences and meet all criteria for Federal and provincial transport laws and are licensed by the appropriate Taxi and Limousine municipal commissions.Our vehicles are always clean and comfortable.

 

 

How we price ? 

The price for any of our private tours is calculated at an hourly rate. That price includes all taxes but not gratuities or meals. For example our basic tour is a 5 hour excursion featuring Halifax and Peggy’s Cove. We calculate on that base hourly rate for five hours.
 
This hourly rate is not per person. The rate is a total cost per hour for your tour guide and vehicle no matter how many in your group up to the capacity of the vehicle.
  
Our vans hold up to 6 passengers and your tour of 5 hours would be more cost effective split among more passengers rather then less. We charge for the time of the van and driver/guide not per passenger

At Nova Scotia van tours we also offer group tours . Group tours can be accommodated by use of multiple mini vans at additional cost. A group tour of 12 for example would require two vans and would be double the cost of one van.  

 

Please contact us for a quote via our "Contact Us" page and use the form to send us your inquiry and we will quickly respond.
 


Our company also does longer tours not only taking in all the sites above but adding in so much more. The beauty of this province called Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick . These longer tours include most meals lodging and entrance fees to scheduled attractions. As the destinations can be so varied, the prices are done on individual tours designed around you.