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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

11 Days from $2,606 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Comfortable

Enjoy the taste of the salty Atlantic, fresh lobster and the best Canadian brews as you explore wind-swept sea cliffs, centuries-old towns and the hearty way of life of the Nova Scotians along with Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

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Enjoy the taste of the salty Atlantic, fresh lobster and the best Canadian brews as you explore wind-swept sea cliffs, centuries-old towns and the hearty way of life of the Nova Scotians along with Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

  1. Learn the art of living the good life as you brace yourself for crisp sea breezes and hearty Nova Scotian hospitality in Halifax, your launch pad to an effortless discovery of Canada's Maritimes. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers this evening for a Welcome Reception at your landmark Stay with a Story overlooking the famous Public Gardens.

    meal(s):Welcome Reception
    hotel:The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites
  2. Immerse yourself in the port city's rich maritime heritage during a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Join your Local Specialist for an exploration of Halifax's sights, including the trendy waterfront, Halifax Citadel and the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before you Dive into Culture during a visit to one of Canada's oldest breweries. Take a step back in time to mid-19th century Halifax as you stroll through Alexander Keith's beautifully detailed brew house and taproom. Then it's time to indulge in a Regional Meal of traditional Maritimes pub fare and the best brews.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  3. Explore the legends and traditions of the Mi'kmaq people during a visit to the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre, where you'll meet a native Glooscap guide who will share this First Nation's trials, tribulations and triumphs. Traverse the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island and delve into the island's unique blend of Acadian and Gaelic culture. Arrive in the village of Baddeck, so beautiful that it inspired Alexander Graham Bell to choose it as his summer home, and enjoy dinner and entertainment this evening.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel:Silver Dart Lodge
  4. Unspoiled natural beauty and sweeping coastal vistas provide a mesmerizing backdrop for our drive along the Cabot Trail next. We keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as we travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Returning to Baddeck, we'll stop for a light lunch surrounding by pristine scenery.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Lunch
  5. This morning, we pay tribute to one of the world's most famous inventors at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. Pass pastoral landscapes and gabled farmhouses en route to Charlottetown where we enjoy a full evening at leisure, perhaps to discover the town's vibrant dining scene. Our Stay with a Story was built in 1931 and reflects such luxurious features as barrel-vaulted ceilings and a grand lobby.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Rodd Charlottetown
  6. Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of Prince Edward Island and visit the literary landmark of Green Gables. Connect with Locals during an evening with the owners of the PEI Preserve Company for a Be My Guest dinner.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  7. Embrace the freedom of a full day at leisure to appreciate the allure of Charlottetown on your terms. Enjoy a stroll around Victoria Park admiring the harbor views.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
  8. We return to New Brunswick, crossing the Northumberland Strait via the engineering feat that is Confederation Bridge. Head to the waters of Shediac Bay, where we'll celebrate all things lobster with our Local Specialist. Then, enjoy a delicious Regional Meal lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). We journey south to the Bay of Fundy in search of the world's highest tides. Join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks and enjoy a rare opportunity to walk on the ocean floor. Our overnight stop is in the port city of Saint John.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel:Delta Saint John
  9. A leisurely morning sees us leave the cliffs and coves of Saint John behind, as we board a ferry to cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby. Journeying along the southern coast of Nova Scotia, we arrive in the UNESCO-listed Lunenburg whose maritime heritage radiates from every colorful façade.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
    hotel:Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre
  10. Take a trip back to a time when European settlers chose this picturesque location to lay the foundations for a colonial outpost. Your Local Specialist will reveal insights into the city's heritage as you stroll past the colorfully clad 18th century homesteads that are characteristic of its Old Town. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and explore the decks and passageways of real Tall Ships. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before joining your companions for a Farewell Dinner this evening at your hotel.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air and share in the inspiration enjoyed by painters and photographers who visit Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay. We arrive back in Halifax and take our transfer to the Stanfield International Airport where our trip comes to an end or consider extending your stay in Halifax.

    meal(s):Full Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: $875 p.p.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $124 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

17 meals: 10 full breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners. 

Included Highlights

Dive into Culture

  • Journey back to 19th century beer brewing tradition at Alexander Keith's brew house and tap room to enjoy a traditional maritime pub dinner and the best Canadian brews

Connect with Locals

  • Meet the owners of the PEI Preserve Company who will host a delicious dinner with local flavors

Stays with Stories

  • Stay at the legendary Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, the most historic hotel in Halifax, and at the Rodd Charlottetown, an historic icon built in 1931

Local Specialist

  • For sightseeing in Halifax, Charlottetown, Shediac Bay, Hopewell Rocks and Lunenburg

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Halifax, Charlottetown, Lunenburg
  • Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Citadel, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Prince Edward Island, Green Gables House, Hopewell Rocks, Peggy's Cove
  • Cruise on Shediac Bay
  • Scenic drive along The Cabot Trail
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Reviews

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Trusted Customer
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Randy was immensely helpful answering my questions.
Vacation : A wonderful trip through a beautiful area.
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Linda Pestrak
Service:
Vacation:
Service rating : Heather Andrews was a perfect guide & Alex, the ultimate bus driver. High energy level & great organization. Perfect combo of travel, touring time, history & free time for exploring on own. The only negative was the Yellow Cab availability from the airport to our hotel. Even though I called 2 days ahead to make a reservation, they took an hour & a half to show up.
Vacation : Excellent value. Nearly everything was covered. Spent very little additional money.
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

BADDECK

Sailing Cruise On Bras D'or Lake

Adult Price: 29.00

Captain John has been feeding two pairs of bald eagles and their offspring for almost 15 years. The eagles build their nests near the shoreline and when they’re at home, watch them take flight at the Captain’s call. This is a spectacle you need to see to believe! You’ll be awestruck by these majestic birds as they circle the boat, see Alexander Graham Bell's summer mansion and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Relax and enjoy an entertaining and educational account of the area from the deck of this unique schooner. We invite you to join us for a sailing experience as special and unforgettable as Cape Breton's Bras d'Or Lakes. Approx. duration: 1 hour

CHARLOTTETOWN

Confederation Center Of The Arts Musical

Adult Price: 60.00

Enjoy a musical evening at the impressive Confederation Center of the Arts in the heart of Charlottetown. Featured show to be announced. Approx. tour length: 3 hours. (Minimum: 15 guests).

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