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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

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10 Days from $3,203 per person
JUN - SEP 2023
Lighthouse, rocks, and tide pool in Nova Scotia, Canada

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Halifax, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Wood Islands, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island National Park, Shediac, Hopewell Cape, Saint John, Digby, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove ...more Halifax, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Wood Islands, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island National Park, Shediac, Hopewell Cape, Saint John, Digby, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove
  1. 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.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Hampton Inn
  2. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Hampton Inn
  3. Day 3 Hear The Legends Of Nova Scotia Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter

    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 Centre. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Silver Dart Lodge
  4. 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 mesmerising 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Silver Dart Lodge
  5. Day 5 Tease Your Taste Buds On Prince Edward Island Stays With Stories

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
    hotel Rodd Charlottetown
  6. Day 6 Uncover The History Of Prince Edward Island Connect with Locals

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Rodd Charlottetown
  7. Day 7 Get Your Lobster Fix At Shediac Bay Dive Into Culture Connect with Locals

    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.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Hilton Saint John
  8. Day 8 Uncover the History of Nova Scotia Dive Into Culture

    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 a winery in the LaHave River Valley, one of the earliest grape-growing territories in North America.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Oak Island Resort
  9. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
    hotel Oak Island Resort
  10. 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.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Whats Included

  • 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

Dining Summary

  • 1 Welcome Reception (WR)
  • 9 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Regional Dinner (RD)
  • 1 Be My Guest (BMG)
  • 1 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Farewell Dinner (FD)

Be My Guest

  • Charlottetown: Connect with Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at the oldest tourist accommodations on Prince Edward Island, run by the Shaw family for four generations.

Dive Into Culture

  • Baddeck: Dive Into Culture with a foot-stomping Ceilidh evening celebrating the Celtic heritage
  • Shediac: 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 fishery, 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).
  • Western Shore: Petite Riviere Vineyards is a destination winery in the LaHave River Valley Wine Region on the south shore of Nova Scotia. Its winery location is idyllic, serene and located within 5-miles of three of the province's most beautiful beaches. The setting is picturesque; French designed winery with large terrace overlooking the vineyards. You would think you were in Provence! The winery relies on the unique terroir of one of the oldest grape growing regions in North America.

Iconic Experience

  • Saint John: 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, a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians. The National Historic Site commemorates the Grand-Pré area as a centre of Acadian settlement.

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

  • Halifax: 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 and wonderful pieces of art on display. From there, the visit will continue with a 6-screen multimedia presentation that provides an overview of Mi'kmaq history in their nature themed theatre.

Must-see Highlights

  • : Cruise on Shediac Bay (weather dependent)
  • : See Confederation Bridge

Whats Included

  • : 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

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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.

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

Lighthouses and wine of the Canadian Maritimes

Take in awesome views of the Prince Edward Island coast with this 4-hour trip from Charlottetown. You’ll explore Point Prim Lighthouse and the Keeper’s Cottage, take in the history of the different rooms at the Wood Island Lighthouse, then conclude your journey with a visit to the award-winning Rossignol Estates Winery. At this charming location, you can try a variety of local fruit wines and see how they are produced. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: $40

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Service
Randy was immensely helpful answering my questions.
Vacation
A wonderful trip through a beautiful area.
Linda Pestrak
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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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.
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Excellent value. Nearly everything was covered. Spent very little additional money.
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