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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

Operated by: Insight Vacations

12 Days from $4,350 per person
JUN - SEP 2022
Canada Nova Scotia Baddeck Lighthouse Landscape

Countries Visited

Canada ...more Canada

Locations Visited

Halifax, Lunenburg, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Moncton, Digby ...more Halifax, Lunenburg, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Moncton, 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, where 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/Marriott Harbourfront
  2. Day 2 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. This afternoon, enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Maud Lewis Gallery, or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel The Westin Nova Scotian/Marriott Harbourfront
  3. Day 3 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove

    Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. 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. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening, followed by a Highlight Dinner with live music in the heart of the city.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel The Westin Nova Scotian/Marriott Harbourfront
  4. Day 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck

    Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel, featuring tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy. Continue your night with traditional music and song at a Ceilidh, a Celtic Evening where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Inverary Resort
  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 bald eagles as you travel past Cape Breton Highlands National Park.(Breakfast)

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

    In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you'll spend the next three nights. This little city is a nautical dream, with its colourful fisherman’s cottages and picturesque harbour. The city is also known for hosting the famous Anne of Green Gables musical every year.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Delta Prince Edward
  7. Day 7 Prince Edward Island 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." Visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city.You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before introducing you to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how they guide the Miꞌkmaq people.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Delta Prince Edward
  8. Day 8 Insight Choice in Charlottetown

    Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island.Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce.Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry.Explore Prince Edward Island with Insight Choice. Choose between a lighthouse tour with a winery visit and tasting, or a bike rental to explore the city at your own rhythm.(Breakfast / Lunch)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Delta Prince Edward
  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, as well as the lobster industry. You’ll also indulge in a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch with wine before traveling on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, ultimately making your arrival in the fun hub city of Moncton.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel Crowne Plaza Moncton
  10. Day 10 Lively Moncton to Digby

    Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, which hugs the coast with stunning views in every direction. Board a ferry bound for Digby. Afterwards, head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy, known for its incredible tides.(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. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal where you'll take a stroll with a costumed interpreter and discover a cultural mosaic of history 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 Marriott Harbourfront Halifax for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

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: Relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at 18:00.
  • Charlottetown: Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce.
  • Shediac Bay: Enjoy a fisherman's lobster feast and Highlight Lunch, as you cruise the waters of the bay, taking in the charming 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 Breakfast (B), 4 Dinner with Wine (DW), 1 Lunch (L), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)

Insight Experience

  • Celtic Evening: Continue your night with traditional music and song at a Ceilidh Celtic Evening, where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.
  • Charlottetown: You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, followed by an introduction to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how its significance to the Miꞌkmaq people.
  • Charlottetown: Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry.
  • Hopewell Rocks: Located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks, also called "Flowerpots Rocks", are rock formations caused by tidal erosion and stand 40-70 feet tall.
  • Annapolis Royal: Visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal with help from your Local Expert, a lively costumed interpreter.

Top Rated Highlight

  • 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.
  • Halifax: Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site while exploring the history of the fortress and the soldiers who were stationed there.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Maud Lewis Gallery and see the artist's famous painted house, which was carefully restored and conserved by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Halifax: Choose a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which aims to inspire Canadians to explore the country's relationship with immigration and encourages a more open conversation on a national scale.
  • Lunenburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove.
  • Bras d'Or Lake: In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). Sail aboard the Amoeba, a 67ft staysail Schooner that has been gracing the Baddeck Harbour for 30 years. Enjoy an entertaining and educational tour of the Bras d'Or Lakes, where our crew will provide an authentic sailing experience.
  • Baddeck: 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.
  • Baddeck: Go behind the scenes with a Local Expert at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site to unravel the stories behind one of history's most influential members.
  • Cavendish: 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 you will visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city.
  • Prince Edward Island: Choose a guided lighthouse tour as you explore Prince Edward Island's history, followed by a tasting at a local winery producing fruit wines.
  • Prince Edward Island: Choose to go on a scenic bike ride while you explore the magic of Prince Edward Island at your own rhythm.
  • Shediac Bay Aboard: Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a private lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while learning about local lobstering.
  • Fundy Trail Parkway Scenic Drive: Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway and make a stop at Fundy National Park as you savour the stunning coastal views from every direction.
  • Fundy : Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to in hopes of spotting rare species of whale while learning about these majestic sea mammals.

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