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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

12 Days from $3,353 per person

Style: Premium | Pace: Comfortable

A mix of colorful harbors and sweeping coastlines, this nautical trip allows you to rejuvenate by the sea as you take in some of Canada’s iconic maritime history.

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Overview

A mix of colorful harbors and sweeping coastlines, this nautical trip allows you to rejuvenate by the sea as you take in some of Canada’s iconic maritime history.

  1. Arrive in Halifax, 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 travelers for a Welcome Dinner at 6:00.

    meal(s):Dinner with Wine
    hotel:The Westin Nova Scotian
  2. 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. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  3. 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. Stop at the impressive Halifax Citadel, a Victorian-era fortress, before enjoying a free afternoon. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner of local seafood at the superb restaurant, The Five Fishermen, in one of Halifax's historic buildings.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  4. Journey to the town of Truro where you'll visit the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center to learn about Mi'kmaq heritage from the indigenous people of Mi'kma'ki, Nova Scotia. Continue on to Cape Breton Island. 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, featuring tempting seafood favorites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Inverary Resort
  5. 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. Travel past Breton Highlands National Park. Conclude your day with an evening of traditional music and song at the Celtic Evening of Smiles.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch
  6. In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you'll spend the next three nights.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel:Delta Prince Edward
  7. 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.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Delta Prince Edward.
  8. Today is your day to explore or relax in delightful Charlottetown. From exploring Point Prim Lighthouse to Victoria Park, make the most of your last day here.

    meal(s):Breakfast
  9. 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. 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.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch with Wine
    hotel:Hilton Saint John
  10. Explore Saint John's vibrant past on a morning tour. Board a ferry bound for Saint John's sister community of Digby. Once here, you'll head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
  11. 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. 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.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
  12. It's time to wave goodbye 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 noon.

    meal(s):Breakfast
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.

Single Room Supplement: $1,225.

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $142 per person.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals

Meal Summary

11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners

Included Highlights

Signature Experiences

  • 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.
  • Digby: Meet Brad Hewey, a former scallop fisherman and Digby local who will tell you about life fishing one of the region’s key delicacies, before sitting down to a Farm-to-Table Celebration Dinner.
  • Shediac Bay: Join a lobster fisherman aboard his boat before a fresh lobster lunch is served.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Cavendish: Explore the National Park and visit the Green Gables farm house that inspired the beloved children's classic 'Anne of Green Gables.'
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  • We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity.  We recommend $4-5 per person/per day for your driver and $6-7 per person/per day for your Travel Director.  Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 dollars per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit.  A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.

  • Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions.  All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers.  In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group. 

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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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.

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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