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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

Operated by: Insight Vacations

12 Days from $3,410 per person
Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Countries Visited

Canada

Locations Visited

Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, Digby
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Halifax.

    Arrive in Halifax. A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you’ve arrived in your quintessential maritime destination. You’ll be picked up from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel. You can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.(Dinner with Wine)

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax.
  2. Day 2 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove.

    Get your cameras ready for a day of culture and nautical scenes, as you journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Here you’ll experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America, before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour and visit to the brightly painted Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Hear interesting tales of the sea and the fishing industry's impact on the region before stopping off in picturesque Peggy’s Cove. Situated on the rocky cliffs of St Margaret’s Bay, this famous fishing village offers scenic photo opportunities. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax.
  3. Day 3 Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax.

    Delve into Halifax’s nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax. Once here you’ll visit Fairview cemetery, where over one hundred of the Titanic's victims were laid to rest, before heading to the Public Gardens and the iconic harbour front. Stop at the impressive Halifax Citadel, a Victorian-era fortress, before enjoying a free afternoon. Whether you fancy looking into the city’s art scene or its culinary offerings, just make sure you save enough room for a Highlight Dinner of local seafood at the superb restaurant, The Five Fishermen, in one of Halifax's historic buildings.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  4. Day 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck.

    Journey to the town of Truro where you’ll visit the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center to learn about Mi'kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends. The Mi'kmaq are the indigenous people of Mi'kma'ki, Nova Scotia, and their presence is an essential part of the region's past. Learn a few words of the Mi'kmaq language and view intricate artefacts, before continuing on to Cape Breton Island. Home to Gaelic traditions, this beautiful island is packed with Celtic music, pubs and influence. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel. This features tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Inverary Resort, Baddeck.
  5. Day 5 The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail.

    Head back to school as you immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagles, as you travel past Breton Highlands National Park. Continue your day with an evening of traditional music and song at the Celtic Evening of Smiles, where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.(Breakfast / Lunch)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Inverary Resort, Baddeck.
  6. Day 6 Baddeck and Charlottetown.

    In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, where you can trace the roots of the modern smartphone to the man himself. Led by a guide, you’ll uncover Alexander Graham and Mabel Bell’s story through artefacts and photographs from their time together. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you’ll stay the next three nights.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown.
  7. Day 7 Charlottetown Sightseeing.

    Have your cameras at the ready for a day of sightseeing. Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you’ll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, 'Anne of Green Gables.' Return to Charlottetown, where the rest of the day is at leisure, so whether you fancy heading to one of the city’s independent coffee shops or a walk along the harbour, the choice is yours.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Leisure Time in Charlottetown.

    Today is your day to explore or relax and appreciate the delightful city that is Charlottetown. Your Travel Director will be able to advise you on places to eat, where to go and sights to see. From exploring Point Prim Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island's oldest lighthouse, to Victoria Park, one of Charlottetown's most beautiful open spaces, make the most of your last day here.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 The Tides of Hopewell Rocks.

    Journey to New Brunswick where you will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay onboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while feasting on a Highlight Lunch with wine. Options include lobster, chicken or veggie entrée. Travel on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay before arriving in the pretty port city of Saint John, where you'll be surrounded by rugged cliff tops, coves and natural beauty.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Hilton Saint John.
  10. Day 10 Loyalist Saint John to Digby.

    Explore Saint John's vibrant past on a morning tour through the charming streets and along the beautiful waterfront, with your Travel Director. Board a ferry bound for Saint John's sister community of Digby, a harbour town in southwestern Nova Scotia. Once here, you’ll head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, a top address with beautiful views overlooking the Bay of Fundy.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa.
  11. Day 11 Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal.

    Begin your day by embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy, where you’ll learn about these majestic creatures and potentially spot one. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal, the former capital of Acadia and Nova Scotia. Take a stroll with a costumed interpreter, who will guide you through the centuries of one of Canada’s oldest thoroughfares and along the boardwalk, bordering the historic Annapolis River. Discover a cultural mosaic of history in this former capital of Acadia and Nova Scotia, before returning to your spa resort in Digby. In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa.
  12. Day 12 Farewell Halifax.

    It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and The Westin Nova Scotian for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available)
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times
  • If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Authentic Dining

  • Halifax: Enjoy a special Highlight Dinner of local seafood at one of the city's best local restaurants, The Restaurant at Five Fishermen.
  • Shediac Bay: Enjoy a fisherman's lobster feast and Highlight Lunch, as you cruise the waters of the bay, taking in the scenery and warm Acadian hospitality.
  • Digby: Meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner par excellence, featuring Digby's famous scallops.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) 1 Lunch with wine (LW), 1 Dinner (D) 4 Dinners with wine (DW).

Insight Experiences

  • Lunenburg: Join a Local Expert for an exploration of this eclectic port city and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Halifax: At the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, your Local Expert will enthral you with tales of key historical events, including the Halifax Explosion and the ill-fated Titanic.
  • Truro: Discover Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legend through the spoken word and song when you interact with a member of the First Nations Community.
  • Baddeck: Go behind-the-scenes with a Local Expert to unravel the stories behind one of history’s most influential members at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
  • Shediac Bay: Join a lobster fisherman aboard his boat before a fresh lobster lunch is served.
  • Annapolis Royal: With your Local Expert, a costumed interpreter, visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal.
  • Digby: Meet a former scallop fisherman who will tell you about life fishing one of the region’s key delicacies, before sitting down to a Farm-to-Table Celebration Dinner.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Halifax: The Westin Nova Scotian offers luxury and Four Diamond service in the heart of Halifax.
  • Baddeck: Waterfront resort facilities meet Cape Breton's warm hospitality at The Inverary Resort.
  • Charlottetown: The Delta Prince Edward is Charlottetown’s only waterfront hotel, just steps away from charming shops and restaurants.
  • Saint John: The Hilton Saint John offers a prime location on the harbourfront of New Brunswick's largest city.
  • Digby: Overlooking the Bay of Fundy, Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is the perfect location for exciting activities, or the utmost in relaxation.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Halifax: Discover its highlights on a morning sightseeing tour; Visit the picturesque village of Peggy’s Cove.
  • Baddeck: Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt making demonstration at The Gaelic College.
  • Cape Breton: Attend an evening of traditional local music and song at the Celtic Evening of Smiles.
  • Prince Edward Island: Cross one of the longest bridges in the world, the 9-mile-long Confederation Bridge.
  • Cavendish: Explore the National Park and visit the Green Gables farm house that inspired the beloved children's classic, 'Anne of Green Gables'.
  • Bay of Fundy: Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to potentially spot rare species of whale and learn about these majestic sea mammals.

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.

Stratford

Mussel and Lobster Shore Boil

Adult Price: $115.00 | Child Price: $115.00

"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.  You'll 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."

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