Experience the Maritimes with its own way of life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of countryside and city. Learn all about the Scottish, Acadian and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages, and see the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick’s shores of the Bay of Fundy. Experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras d’Or Lake, St. Andrews by-the Sea ,Oak Island and Cabot Trail.

 

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation for 12 nights
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches (including 1 pic-nic lunch) and 5 dinners (including the Shediac Bay Lobster Dinner Cruise or lobster dinner in Moncton on Oct 13 departure only)
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach with experienced tour driver
  • Ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia (1½ hours)
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • Activities included: Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy National Park, Saint John sightseeing tour, St. Andrews by-the-Sea day trip, Whale watching tour in St. Andrews & Cape Breton (weather permitting), Peggy’s Cove, Annapolis Valley, Winery tour and tasting, Lunenburg walking tour including Museum of the Atlantic, Millbrook Cultural Centre, Confederation Bridge, Walking tour of Charlottetown, P.E.I. National Park, Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, Confederation Centre of the Arts performance, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Cape Breton Highlands National Historic Site and Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Federal GST Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST

 

Not included

Flights unless otherwise noted · Transfers unless otherwise noted · Meals unless otherwise noted · Gratuities · Beverages · Optional excursions

 

 

Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to special events, operation hours/days and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment.

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DAY 1 HALIFAX (TUESDAY)

Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travelers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.
Accommodation: Halifax for 1 night
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DAY 2 HALIFAX - MONCTON (WEDNESDAY)

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton later in the day. Overnight in Moncton. (B/L/D)
Accommodation: Moncton for 1 night

*Oct 13 departure will include a lobster dinner in Moncton, instead of the Shediac Bay Lobster Dinner Cruise.

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DAY 3 MONCTON - SAINT JOHN (THURSDAY)

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Saint John. (B/L)
Accommodation: Saint John for 2 night
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DAY 4 SAINT JOHN - ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA - SAINT JOHN (FRIDAY)

Today we enjoy a day trip to St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before we return to Saint John. Overnight in Saint John. (B/L)
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DAY 5 SAINT JOHN - ANNAPOLIS VALLEY (SATURDAY)

Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Overnight in Annapolis Valley. (B/D)
Accommodation: Annapolis Valley for 1 night
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DAY 6 ANNAPOLIS VALLEY – HALIFAX (SUNDAY)

Today we depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight in Halifax. (B)
Accommodation: Halifax for 2 nights
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DAY 7 HALIFAX (MONDAY)

A day of local touring awaits! Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Overnight in Halifax. (B)
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DAY 8 HALIFAX - CHARLOTTETOWN (TUESDAY)

En route to the bridge crossing to Prince Edward Island, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Once only accessible by ferry, we cross over to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge – the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Charlottetown. (B/D)
Accommodation: Charlottetown for 2 nights
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DAY 9 CHARLOTTETOWN - PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – CHARLOTTETOWN (WEDNESDAY)

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.) Overnight in Charlottetown. (B)
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DAY 10 CHARLOTTETOWN - BADDECK (THURSDAY)

After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras D’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. (B/D)
Accommodation: Baddeck for 2 nights
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DAY 11 BADDECK - CABOT TRAIL – BADDECK (FRIDAY)

Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. (B/L/D)
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DAY 12 BADDECK - HALIFAX (SATURDAY)

We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Overnight in Halifax. (B)
Accommodation: Halifax for 1 night
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DAY 13 HALIFAX (SUNDAY)

A time for last minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Continental breakfast included. (B)

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