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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Operated by: Trafalgar

11 Days from $2,950 per person
Nova Scotia
  1. Day 1 Arrive Halifax (2 Nights)

    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 travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception at your landmark Stay with a Story overlooking the famous Public Gardens.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites
  2. Day 2 Halifax Sightseeing

    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 harbourfront, 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
  3. Day 3 Halifax – Baddeck (2 Nights)

    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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Silver Dart Lodge
  4. Day 4 Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail

    Unspoiled natural beauty and sweeping coastal vistas provide a mesmerising 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Lunch
  5. Day 5 Baddeck – Wood Islands Ferry – Charlottetown (3 Nights)

    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.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Rodd Charlottetown
  6. Day 6 Charlottetown Sightseeing

    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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  7. Day 7 Charlottetown

    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 harbour views.

    meals Full Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John

    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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
    hotel Delta Saint John
  9. Day 9 Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg (2 Nights)

    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 colourful façade.

    meals Full Breakfast
    hotel Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre
  10. Day 10 Lunenburg Sightseeing

    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 colourfully 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.

    meals Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  11. Day 11 Lunenburg – Peggy's Cove – Depart Halifax

    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.

    meals Full Breakfast
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Dining Highlights

  • 10 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners
  • 2 lunches

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tour in Halifax, Charlottetown, Lunenburg
  • Cruise on Shediac Bay
  • Scenic Drive along The Cabot Trail
  • 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

Dates & Prices
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Optional Add-Ons

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.

Cape Breton

Sailing Cruise On Bras D'or Lake

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
Adult Price: $30

Charlottetown

Confederation Center Of The Arts Musical

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).
Adult Price: $60

Mussel and Lobster Shore Boil

Join fisherman Jim Conohan as he harvests fresh mussels from the river and explains how PEI has become the largest producer of mussels in North America. Help him clean them and then he'll cook them along with a 1 1/4 pound lobster. Add in potato salad and a roll and you have a traditional Island lobster supper in a beautiful setting. Water, coffee or tea will be available for you. If the tide is low you'll also do some clam digging and beachcomb for other shellfish like oysters, rock crab and periwinkles to add to the feast.
Adult Price: $115

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Service
Randy was immensely helpful answering my questions.
Vacation
A wonderful trip through a beautiful area.
Linda Pestrak
Travel date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Service
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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