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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

10 Day Canada Tour of New Brunswick

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10 Days
1 Country

Canada

13 Cities

Halifax, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Wood Islands, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island National Park, Shediac, Hopewell Cape, Saint John, Digby, Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove

16 Meals

1 Welcome Reception, 9 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 3 Lunchs

Comfortable

Mainly 2 and 3 night stays in each location. Comfortable travel days with numerous stops. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 48-52
Tour brand Trafalgar

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Feast on fresh Atlantic lobster, hear local stories of the sea, and join in the foot-stomping Celtic culture 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 and explore the legends & traditions of the Mi'kmaq.

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Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Hello Halifax

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.

Peggy's Cove Fishing Village in Halifax, Canada
Accommodation Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Included Meals Welcome Reception

Day 2

Discover The Maritime History Of Halifax

Join your Local Specialist for morning Halifax sightseeing followed by a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War convoys, the days of sail to the age of steam, the Titanic to the Halifax explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea. Then, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the Citadel National Historic Site, built in the mid-18th century to defend the town from various enemies. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Boardwalk and beach in Halifax, Canada
Accommodation Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience
Halifax Sightseeing Tour

Join your Local Specialist this morning for Halifax sightseeing. Discover the history, people and places that have made Halifax one of North America's most unique and captivating destinations.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Museum of the Atlantic

Enjoy a docent-led visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic located in the heart of Halifax's historic waterfront. From small craft boatbuildin...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Citadel National Historic Site Guided Visit

Experience part of Canada's history on a guided tour of this 19th-century Citadel. Understand why this strategic hilltop location with a sweeping v...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 3

Hear The Legends Of Nova Scotia

Join in on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and explore the legends and traditions of the Mi’kmaq people during a visit to the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center. Traverse the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island and arrive in the village of Baddeck. Later, get ready for a foot-stomping Ceilidh celebration this evening as you encounter first-hand the Celtic heritage of the region as you Dive Into Culture with an evening of traditional music and songs.

National Historic Site in Baddeck, Canada
Accommodation Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Dive Into Culture Listen to Celtic music with Cape Breton Entertainment at Inverary Resort, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Celebrate Celtic Heritage

Dive Into Culture with a foot-stomping Ceilidh evening celebrating the Celtic heritage

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Visit the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre in Baddeck, Canada
Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Center

Explore the legends & traditions of the Mi'kmaq people during a visit to this morning. Mi'kmaq music, and a beautiful open foyer with skylights...

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MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Day 4

Traverse The Cabot Trail

Today, enjoy the dramatic coastal views and highland scenery offering an endless source of artistic inspiration as you wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Unspoiled natural beauty and sweeping coastal vistas provide a mesmerizing backdrop for our drive along the Cabot Trail. We keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as we travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Return to Baddeck later for some time at leisure.

Bald Eagle in Baddeck, Canada
Accommodation Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience
Explore the Cabot Trail

Enjoy the dramatic coastal views and highland scenery offering an endless source of artistic inspiration as you wind along the Cabot Trail through ...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences The Baddeck Lighthouse on the Bras d'Or Lake of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bras d’Or Lake Cruise

Unlock the beauty of Cape Breton on a scenic boat tour on a double deck cruiser. With everything taken care of, step aboard your comfortable vessel...

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Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 5

Tease Your Taste Buds On Prince Edward Island

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. Our Stays With Stories was built in 1931 and reflects such luxurious features as barrel-vaulted ceilings and a grand lobby. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner at the PEI Preserve Company.

Spinnakers Landing in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Accommodation Rodd Charlottetown
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Pay tribute to one of the world's most famous inventors at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Get a rare glimpse into the extraordin...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Trafalgar Difference Stay at The Rodd Charlottetown Hotel in Charlottetown, Canada
Rodd Charlottetown

From the marble floors of the grand lobby to its barrel-vaulted ceilings, the Rodd Charlottetown exudes historic elegance. Admire the thoughtful de...

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Trafalgar Difference

Day 6

Uncover The History Of Prince Edward Island

Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of Prince Edward Island, starting with Prince Edward Island National Park and a visit to the literary landmark of Green Gables. Step back in time to a simpler life when you Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest experience lunch overlooking the beauty of Brackley Bay. You’ll learn about the property’s history from the current proprietor of the island’s oldest running tourist accommodation, run by the same family for four generations.

Colourful Shops in Charlottetown, Canada
Accommodation Rodd Charlottetown
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Be My Guest Have a seafood lunch at Brackley Bay, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Lunch on Prince Edward Island

Join a member of the Shaw family for lunch at the oldest tourist accommodations on Prince Edward Island, run by the family for four generations.

Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Iconic Experience
Prince Edward Island Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of Prince Edward Island and its natural beauty and charm, including a National Park adorned with sand du...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Green Gables Heritage Place

See why Prince Edward Island inspired the beloved children's classic Anne of Green Gables. Visit Green Gables Heritage place and blend the real lif...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 7

Get Your Lobster Fix At Shediac Bay

We travel 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. Get a closer look at Acadian culture while diving into the lobster industry, learning about old fishing techniques that helped shape the way of life of the region. Then, enjoy a delicious 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 (tide permitting). Our overnight stop is in the port city of Saint John.

Food, Lobsters in Shediac Bay, Canada
Accommodation Hilton Saint John
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Dive Into Culture Learn fishing techniques with lunch on board a boat to Shediac Bay, Canada
Shediac Bay Lobster Cruise and Lunch

Head to the waters of Shediac Bay, where we'll celebrate all things lobster with our Local Specialist. Get a closer look at Acadian culture while d...

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Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience
Confederation Bridge

Travel to mainland New Brunswick over the engineering marvel Confederation Bridge. It is the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered waters an...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Hopewell Rocks Guided Visit

Journey south to the Bay of Fundy in search of the world's highest tides. Join another Local Specialist and visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 8

Uncover the History of Nova Scotia

We leave the cliffs and coves of Saint John behind this morning to board a ferry to cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby. Stopping at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, a UNESCO Heritage Site, we delve into the history of the Le Grand Dérangement, a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians. Later, we’ll Dive Into Culture with a tour and tasting at the Bent Ridge Winery.

Vinyard in LaHave River Valley, Canada
Accommodation Oak Island Resort, Lunenberg
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit Petite Riviere Vineyards in Nova Scotia, Canada
Bent Ridge Winery

Visit Bent Ridge Winery, a charming boutique winery nestled in the picturesque countryside. Taste a delightful selection of handcrafted wines that ...

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Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada
Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Enjoy a visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll delve into the history of the Le Grand Dérangement, ...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 9

See The Fishing Heritage Of Lunenburg

Join a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Delve into the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then see real Tall Ships. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening. 

Harbour in Lunenburg, Canada
Accommodation Oak Island Resort, Lunenberg
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
Iconic Experience
Lunenburg Walking Tour

Join a Local specialist and explore Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World heritage site brimming with local history, folklore and 18th century and Victorian architecture.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Delve into the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The museum has floating vessels, an extens...

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Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 10

Enjoy The Ocean Breeze At Peggy's Cove

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 at approximately 12:00 pm, where you'll head to the Stanfield International Airport or consider extending your stay in Halifax.

Lighthouse at Peggy's Cove, Halifax, Canada
Included Meals Breakfast

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Iconic Experience
Halifax Sightseeing Tour

Join your Local Specialist this morning for Halifax sightseeing. Discover the history, people and places that have made Halifax one of North America's most unique and captivating destinations.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Museum of the Atlantic

Enjoy a docent-led visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic located in the heart of Halifax's historic waterfront. From small craft boatbuildin...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Citadel National Historic Site Guided Visit

Experience part of Canada's history on a guided tour of this 19th-century Citadel. Understand why this strategic hilltop location with a sweeping v...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Celebrate Celtic Heritage

Dive Into Culture with a foot-stomping Ceilidh evening celebrating the Celtic heritage

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Center

Explore the legends & traditions of the Mi'kmaq people during a visit to this morning. Mi'kmaq music, and a beautiful open foyer with skylights...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Explore the Cabot Trail

Enjoy the dramatic coastal views and highland scenery offering an endless source of artistic inspiration as you wind along the Cabot Trail through ...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Pay tribute to one of the world's most famous inventors at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Get a rare glimpse into the extraordin...

See More
Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Rodd Charlottetown

From the marble floors of the grand lobby to its barrel-vaulted ceilings, the Rodd Charlottetown exudes historic elegance. Admire the thoughtful de...

See More
Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Lunch on Prince Edward Island

Join a member of the Shaw family for lunch at the oldest tourist accommodations on Prince Edward Island, run by the family for four generations.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Prince Edward Island Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of Prince Edward Island and its natural beauty and charm, including a National Park adorned with sand du...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Green Gables Heritage Place

See why Prince Edward Island inspired the beloved children's classic Anne of Green Gables. Visit Green Gables Heritage place and blend the real lif...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Shediac Bay Lobster Cruise and Lunch

Head to the waters of Shediac Bay, where we'll celebrate all things lobster with our Local Specialist. Get a closer look at Acadian culture while d...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Confederation Bridge

Travel to mainland New Brunswick over the engineering marvel Confederation Bridge. It is the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered waters an...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Hopewell Rocks Guided Visit

Journey south to the Bay of Fundy in search of the world's highest tides. Join another Local Specialist and visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Bent Ridge Winery

Visit Bent Ridge Winery, a charming boutique winery nestled in the picturesque countryside. Taste a delightful selection of handcrafted wines that ...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Grand-Pré National Historic Site

Enjoy a visit to Grand-Pré National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you'll delve into the history of the Le Grand Dérangement, ...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Lunenburg Walking Tour

Join a Local specialist and explore Old Town Lunenburg, a UNESCO World heritage site brimming with local history, folklore and 18th century and Victorian architecture.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Delve into the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The museum has floating vessels, an extens...

See More
Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
All transport and transfers shown
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.

What to expect

Cruise on Shediac Bay (weather dependent) 
See Confederation Bridge

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Bras d’Or Lake Cruise

Unlock the beauty of Cape Breton on a scenic boat tour on a double deck cruiser. With everything taken care of, step aboard your comfortable vessel...

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Additional Cost Applies

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Canada

  • Official Languages across Canada: English the official language of Canada.
  • Currency used in Canada: The currency of Canada is the Canadian Dollar (C$).
  • Capital Cities:: The capital of Canada is Ottowa.
  • Time Zone(s) in USA & Canada: Several time zones are used across different regions of Canada to establish standard time: Eastern Standard Time (EST), Central Standard Time (CST), Mountain Standard Time (MST), Pacific Standard Time (PST), Atlantic Standard Time (AST), and Newfoundland Standard Time (NST). It's important to note that some regions within each time zone may observe daylight saving time, which would result in a one-hour shift during the daylight saving time period.

USA & Canada passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip
  • Visa Requirement: A visa is not required to enter Canada.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

The weather and climate in Canada vary significantly due to its vast size and diverse geography. In general, Canada experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, fall, and winter. The country's northern regions have a subarctic and arctic climate characterized by extremely cold winters and short, cool summers. The central and eastern regions have a temperate climate with warm summers and cold winters, while the western coastal areas have a milder maritime climate with mild winters and cool summers. Canada also has various microclimates due to its mountain ranges, such as the Rockies, which can bring significant variations in weather patterns. The Canadian Rockies encompass a large area that includes national parks such as Banff, Jasper, Yoho, and Kootenay.

The weather in the Canadian Rockies can vary widely depending on the time of year and the specific location within the region. Typically, weather in the Rockies looks like this over the seasons:

  • Spring (March to May) is a transitional period, with temperatures gradually warming up. Snow can still be present in higher elevations during early spring. Weather can be unpredictable, with a mix of sunny days, rain, and occasional snow showers.
  • In Summer (June to August), the peak tourist season, expect milder weather and longer daylight hours. Daytime temperatures are generally pleasant, ranging from mild to warm. Be prepared for cooler temperatures in the evenings, especially at higher elevations.
  • Fall (September to October), is also a popular time for visitors due to the stunning fall foliage and fewer crowds. Daytime temperatures start to cool down, and nights can get quite chilly. September can still offer pleasant hiking weather, but by October, snow can start to fall in higher elevations.
  • Winter (November to February) brings colder temperatures, snow, and a popular skiing and snowboarding season. Daytime temperatures can range from chilly to very cold, especially at higher elevations. Winter activities like skiing, snowshoeing, and ice skating are popular. Be prepared for road closures and limited access to certain areas due to heavy snowfall.

Keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly in mountainous regions, so it's essential to be prepared for a range of temperatures and conditions regardless of the time of year. If you're planning a trip to the Canadian Rockies, it's a good idea to check the weather forecast and pack layers to stay comfortable and adaptable to changing weather conditions.

Additionally, Canada is known for its heavy snowfall in many regions during winter, particularly in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10" and weighing no more than 50 lb

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

Packing for a guided tour will vary depending on the duration of the trip, the time of year, and the activities planned. Here is a general packing list to help you get started:

Clothing:

  • Comfortable walking shoes: Comfortable walking shoes. Canada offers a vast range of terrains. To make the most of your trip, it is vital to pack shoes that can cater to all your activities. We suggest shoes you can wear for light hikes or long walks. 
  • Lightweight, breathable clothing: Pack clothes suitable for the season. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and a few long-sleeved options for cooler evenings for the summer months, and long-sleeved and heavier layers for early Spring, Fall, and Winter.
  • Layers: From the snowy peaks of the Rockies to the coastal regions, you’ll encounter a myriad of climates. To ensure you're ready for any situation, it's wise to pack adaptable, layered clothing. We advise you to bring a light jacket or sweater and a scarf for layering, especially in Spring or Fall. 
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: It's always a good idea to pack a compact rain jacket or umbrella.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.

Miscellaneous:

  • A travel-friendly daypack or bag to carry your essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).
  • Small travel hair dryer

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Laundry facilities are often available, or you can have your clothes laundered at hotels during your trip. It's also a good idea to pack a small bag or backpack to bring on the coach for day trips and excursions, leaving your larger luggage at the hotel.

Electricity

As an American traveler going on a guided tour of Canada, there are a few essential things to know about electricity and adaptors to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience. 

  • Voltage and Plug Type: Canada operates on a standard voltage of 120V and a frequency of 60Hz, which is similar to the electricity standards in the United States. This means that most American electronic devices, including laptops, smartphones, and camera chargers, will work in Canada without the need for a voltage converter.
  • Compatibility: In Canada, you'll likely only need a plug adapter to fit your American devices into Canadian outlets. A voltage converter is usually unnecessary because of similar voltage standards. While the voltage is the same as in the United States, the plug types in Canada might be different depending on the region. In most of Canada, Type A and Type B plugs are used. Type A plugs have two flat parallel pins, and Type B plugs have two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin (like the standard US plugs).
  • Hotels and Accommodations: Most hotels and accommodations in Canada provide outlets compatible with American plugs. However, it's still a good idea to carry a plug adapter for convenience.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

Most hotels in Canada, especially those in urban and tourist areas, provide hair dryers as a standard amenity in guest rooms or available upon request. Hair dryers are generally found in the bathroom or within the bedroom area. 

If you prefer to use your own hair dryer, it's essential to consider voltage compatibility. As Canada uses a standard voltage of 120V, similar to the United States, if your hair dryer is designed to work with 120V (as most American devices are), you should be able to use it without any issues. Make sure you have the appropriate plug adapter to fit your hair dryer's plug into the Canadian outlets.

If your hair dryer is not compatible with 120V or the local voltage, you might need a voltage converter to prevent damage or overheating. Alternatively, you could consider using the hair dryer provided by the hotel to avoid any voltage-related concerns.

You can check out your hotels' websites for specific details about the amenities they offer, including hair dryers, to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free stay in Canada.

Air Conditioning

Air conditioning is commonly available in most hotels, restaurants, and public spaces in Canada, especially in major cities and tourist areas.

However, it's important to note that not all accommodations or historic buildings may have air conditioning, particularly in more traditional or rural settings. 

Traveling by coach

Our modern air-conditioned coaches have been selected with your comfort in mind. Your Travel Director will familiarize you with all the onboard features, including a washroom fitted for your convenience and comfort. Regular stops are made to stretch your legs, take refreshments, fill up your water bottles, and use the facilities.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are not included or available on tours that operate in the United States and Canada. Guests will be provided local transfer options after booking so they can make their travel arrangements from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Learn more about Airport Transfers here.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. However, it's essential to prioritize your health and safety while exploring new territories. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history and current health status.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.  

Stay Hydrated: Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid strenuous activities during the hottest part of the day, and rest in air-conditioned or shaded areas.

Respect Local Customs: Respect local customs and dress codes, especially in conservative areas. Dress modestly, particularly when visiting religious sites.

In order to ensure a healthy and enjoyable trip, we strongly suggest that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medications and carry them in their original packaging, along with a copy of your prescription. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity of $1.00-$2.00 USD per person/half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/day is listed in your travel documents.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

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Herbert Rudd
Review date: Thursday, September 22, 2022
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He did an excellent job
Response from Grand European Travel:
It's so great to hear you enjoyed your Canadian Maritimes tour. Thank you for letting us help you plan and book this vacation. We hope you came back with lifelong memories. We truly appreciate your business and your review. Thank you for taking the time to write. Take care!
Monday, September 26, 2022
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I really enjoyed the whole trip
Trusted Customer
Review date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Service
Randy was immensely helpful answering my questions.
Vacation
A wonderful trip through a beautiful area.
Linda Pestrak
Review 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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