Tours & Packages

In Nova Scotia we’re fortunate to have an abundance of culinary adventures, from one end of the province to the other. Winter, spring, summer, or fall – there is always a way to celebrate and enjoy local food and drink. Culinary tours, packages, and experiences allow you to taste your way around the province while creating memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s blind tastings, overnight getaways, or a private wine tour, there’s something for every adventure-seeker to enjoy.

Get ready to eat, drink, and explore Nova Scotia like never before!

Grand BankerEscape To Lunenburg

Presented by: Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Shipwright Brewing Company, Brigantine Inn
Dates: Until May 31, 2021
Cost: $225.00

Indulge in the flavours and charm of Old Town Lunenburg, UNESCO World Heritage Site with an Escape to Lunenburg. Take in views of the coast and colourful buildings from your contemporary guestroom at Brigantine Inn before savouring delicious local seafood and craft beer – all on-site! Escape to Lunenburg Package Includes one-night accommodation for two at the Brigantine Inn (including wireless internet, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, and a ring-side seat to Lunenburg’s working harbour), $100 dining certificate for the Grand Banker Bar & Grill, serving up a unique twist on classic Lunenburg flavours, and a craft brewery tour and tasting for two at Shipwright Brewing Company: sample our latest beers and get to know the #LunenburgCrafted process!

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Savour Lunenburg

Presented by: Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Shipwright Brewing Company
Dates: Until June 30, 2021
Cost: $130.00

Experience our open-concept brewery & taproom at Shipwright Brewing Company for a guided tour and tasting of our small batch craft beers. Then, savour delicious Lunenburg flavours with a twist at Grand Banker Restaurant, all in one location overlooking the historic and picturesque Lunenburg waterfront! THe Savour Lunenburg package includes a tour and tasting at Shipwright Brewing Company and a Shipwright glass to take home, as well as a $100 dining certificate for the Grand Banker Bar & Grill OR access to our exclusive “Savour Lunenburg” four-course menu: Serving up a unique twist on classic Lunenburg flavours. Order off our extensive regular menu with your $100 dining certificate or ask for exclusive access to our “Savour Lunenburg” 4-course menu, with your choice of a tasting adventure paired to perfection by our sommelier Adam Bower; with Nova Scotia wines or Nova Scotia Craft beers; including our own Shipwright brews!

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A photo of a flight of four different ciders, paired with a small snackboard with breads, cheese, oysters and more. The photo is a part of the Pommelier experience at Chain Yard Urban Cidery.

Hand Picked: Pommelier Paired Tasting

Presented by: Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours, Chain Yard Urban Cidery, Unchained  Kitchen
Dates:  April 24, May 15, June 5, and June 26 at 3 p.m.
Cost: $49.00

Taste Halifax Food & Beer Tours in partnership with Chain Yard Urban Cidery & Unchained Kitchen bring you Hand Picked: Pommelier Paired Tasting! Immerse yourself in the world of cider at award-winning Chain Yard Urban Cidery on this Pommelier-led tasting. Join the second designated Pommelier in Canada (and first in Atlantic Canada) for a one of a kind tasting experience, including cider 101, tasting concepts like aroma, flavour, residual sweetness, and structure and what foods to pair best with your favourite ciders. Savour five unique ciders thoughtfully paired with flavours from Unchained Kitchen for insights on tasting and cider pairing methods.

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A photo of three people standing around a barrel in a distillery - one man (the head distiller) has drawn liquour from the barrel and is pouring it into the glass of a woman in a white sweater. There is a man standing beside her, holding a glass and looking at the liquor being poured.

Compass Distillers: Tour & Tasting with a Distiller

Presented by: Compass Distillers
Dates: April 28 at 6 p.m., May 26 at 6 p.m., May 29 at 1 p.m. and June 30 at 6 p.m.
Cost: $17.00

Join a distiller at Compass Distillers for an exclusive look at our spirit crafting process! Wrap up your tour with a custom craft spirit flight to taste how we transform local ingredients into award-winning spirits.

Package highlights include going behind-the-scenes with a distiller for an inside scoop on Compass Distillers grain to glass process; learning how our craft spirits are produced, from milling and mashing to fermenting and distillation and savouring a custom tasting flight of four award-winning Compass spirits.

Offered select date – April 28 at 6 p.m., May 26 at 6 p.m., May 29 at 1 p.m. and June 30 at 6 p.m.

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Saltbox Flight Beer

Mahone Bay Room With A Brew

Presented by: Saltbox Brewing Company and The Kitch’Inn
Dates: Available daily
Cost: $175.00

Escape to seaside Mahone Bay and tap into distinctive and delicious craft beer from Saltbox Brewing Company. This package includes modern, luxury accommodations at the Kitch’inn, craft beer to kick off and wrap-up your evening, and breakfast so tasty… you might just stay forever!

Package includes overnight accommodation at the Kitch’inn Bed & Breakfast and sample tasting flights for two at nearby Saltbox Brewing Company’s cozy taproom. After your tasting, bring back four of your favourite Saltbox craft beers to enjoy later! The next morning, savour a mouth-watering and conversation worthy breakfast for two featuring local ingredients, fresh baked goods, and carefully selected organic coffee beans from Quest Coffee.

Tickets: To book the Room with a Brew package, please reach out at office@kitchinn.com and provide your name, preferred arrival and departure dates, and contact information.


A photo of the Craft Beer 101 experience at Boxing Rock Brewery. In the photo, a woman wearing a Boxing Rock shirt is standing in front of a table of three guests (two men, one female) and holding a sheet, while talking to them about beer.

Boxing Rock Beer & Food: Craft Beer 101

Presented by: Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Dates: Available every Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $30.00

Welcome to your new favourite class! Explore style characteristics, the brewing process, and the best flavours to pair with your favourites during this exclusive, guided food and beer paired introduction to the world of craft beer. This experience includes Legendary Learnings with an expert, a tasting of six unique Boxing Rock beers paired with a charcuterie board, an in-depth sensory exploration of malts, and hops. You’ll be sure to impress your friends with your craft-beer knowledge after this exclusive taproom experience! The experience lasts one hour; minimum group bookings of four people and a maximum booking of ten people per group.

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Photo of Boxing Rock Brewing Company's Beer and Food Sensory Experience. Photo shows a flight of five different Boxing Rock beer (with a hand picking one beer up), surrounded by plates of bread, baguette, dips, vegetables and more.

Boxing Rock Beer & Food: Sensory Analysis & Blind Tasting

Presented by: Boxing Rock Brewing Company
Dates: Available every Saturday & Sunday
Cost: $30.00

Heighten your craft beer senses at Boxing Rock with this unique sensory analysis and blind tasting! Led by a Boxing Rock Craft Beer Guide, get delicious insights on smelling, tasting, and experiencing craft beer. This experience includes Legendary Learnings with an expert, guided blind-beer tasting, a tasting of six unique Boxing Rock beers paired with a charcuterie board and a sensory exploration of malts and hops. You’re sure to impress your friends with your craft beer knowledge after this exclusive taproom experience! The experience lasts one hour; minimum group bookings of four people and a maximum booking of ten people per group.

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Culinary Packages

Grape Escapes: Private Wine Tours

Presented By: Grape Escapes Nova Scotia Wine Tours
Dates:  Contact Grape Escapes for available private tours.
Cost: Starting at $122

Planning a corporate party, staff function, teambuilding event, etc.? Choose one of Grape Escape’s private tours for groups of 8 – 40+ people, departing from a location of your choice in the Halifax region, Annapolis Valley or South Shore. All tours include round transportation from one location (you choose location), a fun and professional wine tour guide, tour/tasting fees at wineries/breweries, food and server gratuities (when applicable). Please note that our offerings may be limited during the COVID 19 pandemic and we are frequently modifying our private tours. Contact Grape Escapes for more information!

 

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A photo of a group of four people at Steinhart Distillery looking at owner/distiller Thomas Steinhart as he shows off one of their stills.
Steinhart Distillery: GINstitute by the Sea

Presented By: Steinhart Distillery
Dates: Available year-round, every weekend
Cost: $600.00 to $900.00

GINstitute by the Sea is available on weekends all year long! Steinhart Distillery welcomes you for this unique experience where you will learn from Thomas Steinhart, the Master Ginmaker himself. Go behind-the-scenes to craft your very own spirits. With ocean views as your backdrop, forage for ingredients, and select from an array of spices and citrus to create your unique flavours with the distiller. The experience includes a two-night stay in an ocean view chalet, a private guided tour, a signature Steinhart cocktail, a German schnitzel and so much more!

Tickets: Call Steinhart Distillery direct to book your GINstitute weekend: 1-902-863-5530. Learn More


Tattingstone Inn: Sip Into the Season

Presented By: Tattingstone Inn
Dates: Until April 30, 2021
Cost: $465.00

Sip into the season and experience the Annapolis Valley to the fullest. Begin your adventure with a guided tour in the Valley sampling wine, craft beer and spirits.  You’ll visit Nova Scotia’s first Estate Brewery, Sea Level Brewery for a tasting and farm tour, followed by a tour and tasting at one of Nova Scotia award-winning wineries, Planters Ridge Winery or Benjamin Bridge Winery. We’ll finish at an award-winning Distillery, Barrelling Tide for a tour and tasting of secret recipes guaranteed to rival those in their class.

Once you’ve checked into your room and you’re ready to venture into town, a delightful 3-course culinary experience at Troy Mediterranean Restaurant will await you.

Participating Taste Members: Sea Level Brewing, Planters Ridge Winery, Benjamin Bridge Winery, Barrelling Tide Distillery

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SEA’Scape Getaway Package

Presented by: White Point Beach Resort
Dates: Until December 31, 2021
Cost: From $532/couple for two nights

Escape for a 2 night SEA’Scape Getaway at Nova Scotia’s legendary year-round ocean-front beach resort – White Point! This package is as close to an ‘all-inclusive’ as you can get in Nova Scotia. Starting from $532/couple based on White Point Room, plus tax, this package includes two nights accommodation, all meals for two people during your stay from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your day of departure, invitation to enjoy all our recreation facilities and programs, complimentary property-wide Wi-Fi and complimentary endless ocean surf to lull you to sleep, thanks to the Atlantic Ocean kissing our shoreline.

Tickets: Call 1-800-565-5068 to book. Visit their website for more information.

 


A photo of a man and woman walking on the rocky beach in front of White Point Beach Resort. The main lodge is visible in the background, and the man is wearing a black coat while the lady is wearing a red coat and a scarf.

Family Beach Break

Presented by: White Point Beach Resort
Dates: Available Year-Round
Cost: From $653/family + HST

Enjoy your Beach Breaks at White Point – we’re a year-round beachside playground for the entire family! Take advantage of our indoor heated pool, games room, kids zone, children’s recreation programs, 1 km beach, boathouse (open May-Oct) bonfires and so much more! And don’t forget – kids 5 and under eat FREE!

Package includes two nights accommodation, a GR8 Family Fun gift bag (filled with various White Point goodies and a family pass to Queens County Museum), access to all the complimentary recreation facilities and events, and dinner on your arrival day, breakfast, lunch and dinner on your stay over days and breakfast on your departure day.

Participating Trail Stops: White Point Beach Resort

Tickets: Call 1-800-565-5068 (ext. 1) to book. Visit their website for more information.


A photo of a man and women standing in a dark barrel room, listening to a man in a soldier/highlanders costume. They are all laughing. The photo is part of the Citadel Society and Compass Distiller's Raise Your Spirits package.

Citadel Distilled: Raise Your Spirits

Presented by: Citadel Society/Compass Distillers
Dates: Friday & Saturday evenings at 6 p.m.
Cost: $75.00

With a kilted 78th Highlander as your guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site to discover the history of alcohol use in the British military. Savour three Halifax Citadel-aged spirits crafted by award-winning Compass Distillers and paired with delicious artisanal cheeses.

Experience highlights include exclusive access to Halifax Citadel National Historic Site; being guided by a kilted 78th Highlander; a behind-the-scenes look at Compass Distillers’ barreling room and a guided tasting of three unique spirits made exclusively for the Halifax Citadel Society by Compass Distillers – Noon Gun Gin, Fort George Genever and Daily Ration Rum.

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Restaurant Take-out and Snowshoe Rentals

Presented by: Sugar Moon Farm
Dates: Available Saturdays & Sundays

Sugar Moon is now open on Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for contactless shopping, restaurant take-out and snowshoe rentals!

Visit the link below to pre-order your take-out; we’ve put together a tasty menu featuring sandwiches, snacks and comfort foods that are meant to be enjoyed out-of-hand, or taken with you on your hike. Each item has a suggested pairing of both licensed and unlicensed drinks to-go. Snowshoe rentals available by the hour on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Old Orchard Inn & Spa: Culinary Country Dining Experience

Presented By: Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Dates:  Thursdays – Saturdays, until April 29, 2021
Cost: $299.00 + HST

This winter experience a Culinary Country 4-course dinner with wine pairing in their Acadian dining room featuring a true wood-burning fireplace. Chef Gillis from Old Orchard Inn has designed a savory meal that reflects many local ingredients. Their dining room manager has also selected some local wines to pair with each of your four delicious courses. This romantic culinary country package also includes overnight accommodation in a select queen or double bedded room with breakfast for two the next morning.

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A photo of two glasses of liquor in front of a lit fireplace. This photo represents the Hot Winter Spa Night Getaway at Old Orchard Inn.

Hot Winter Spa Night

Presented By: Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Dates: Until April 30, 2021
Cost: $299 + HST

Warm up this winter with a spa getaway, dinner and some specialty coffees through our one Night Spa Package! Your romantic spa getaway package features a $60 spa credit and two specialty hot liquor coffees. This special promotion also includes an $80 dinner voucher and breakfast for two. Take time to relax and enjoy the comforts of the Old Orchard Inn and get away to the beautiful Nova Scotia Annapolis Valley!

Package includes one night accommodation (queen or double bedded room), spa credit, two specialty coffees, intimate dinner for two in the Acadian Dining Room ($80 voucher) and breakfast for two.

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A photo of a wine and cheese board. There is one glass of white wine and one glass of red wine, surrounded by red grapes, green grapes and various kinds of cheese.

Tasting Room Experience

Presented By: Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Dates: Until April 30, 2021
Cost: $229 + HST

Sample the Valley’s local wineries and distilleries from one location this winter! Our Tasting Room Experience package offers a wide selection of local beverages to sample. You get to select from a list of local beverages to taste the creative talents of our local wineries, breweries and cideries paired with a cheese plate. Your host will provide in-depth information on each beverage to complete your tasting experience.

This foodie package also includes overnight accommodation and breakfast for two. Make a full night afterwards by reserving dinner reservations in the Acadian Dining Room with a true wood burning fireplace.

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A photo of two people, one man and one woman, lying on separate massage beds. They are both having their backs massaged and look very comfortable. This photo is for Old Orchard Inn & Spa's staycation package called Couples Spa Retreat.

Couples Spa Retreat

Presented By: Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Dates: Until April 30, 2021
Cost: $459 + HST

Enjoy a two night spa package to relax and unwind from 2020! This package features two $60 spa credits for a couples massage (or simply pamper yourself and take home some special spa products!) This also features an $80 dinner voucher and breakfast for two each morning. Take time to relax and enjoy the comforts of the Old Orchard Inn and spend a few days in the beautiful Annapolis Valley!

Package includes two nights accommodation (queen or double bedded room), spa credit ($120 in vouchers for product or services), intimate dinner for two in the Acadian Dining Room ($80 voucher) and breakfast for two each morning.

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A photo of four people standing in the vineyards at Luckett Vineyards during the winter. There is snow on the ground and there are three women and one man. Magical Winter Guided Adventure Package

Presented By: Old Orchard Inn & Spa
Dates: Until April 20, 2021
Cost: $345 + HST

Taste your own adventure this winter with the Old Orchard Inn & Spa as you star in your own guided tour on a VIP Excursion with Jeremy Novak from ‘Where It’s At Tours’. Jeremy will personally customize your tour to fit your lifestyle. Your excursion tour can accommodate 2-6 people, and runs for 4.5 hours. The tour covers various routes and location options, and departs at 12:30 p.m. daily.

Additionally, this package also includes a one night select accommodation at Old Orchard Inn & Spa, a bottle of Nova Scotia wine in your room upon arrival and a cozy breakfast for two.

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