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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

Operated by: Insight Vacations

12 Days from $4,750 per person
JUN - SEP 2024
Canada Nova Scotia Baddeck Lighthouse Landscape

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Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove, Baddeck, Cabot Trail, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Shediac, Moncton, Digby ...more Halifax, Lunenburg, Peggys Cove, Baddeck, Cabot Trail, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Shediac, Moncton, Digby
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  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. Relax at your downtown hotel next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax
  2. Day 2 Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax Relaxed Start

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax
  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, at Le Bistro by Liz, a local favorite.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Marriott Harbourfront, Halifax
  4. Day 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck

    In the evening, on our way to Cape Brenton Island, stop at a local craft distillery and learn about the family production techniques that trace back 300 years. Enjoy a tour and a tasting of four samples as well as a small cocktail. 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.

    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, a world-famous scenic highway, which runs along coastal borders on both sides of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, as well as crosses highlands that offer remarkable views.

    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. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
  7. Day 7 Prince Edward Island Sightseeing Relaxed Start

    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." Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you 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. Be among the select first to gain an insight into ceremony and teachings that have traditionally only been available to community members.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
  8. Day 8 Flavours of Charlottetown Relaxed Start

    Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. 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. Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch at the Historic Georgetown Inn featuring delicious Island blue mussels and lunch made with local products. A visit to a maritime province wouldn't be complete without a lighthouse tour - after lunch, head out to the first lighthouse on Prince Edward Island and end your day with a tasting at Rossignol Winery, the first winery on Prince Edward Island specializing in table and fruit wines.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown
  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 shores of the bay where you'll meet your Local Expert, ultimately making your arrival in the fun hub city of Moncton.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    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. With it's final portion completed in 2020, the Fundy Trail Parkway provides a coastal access network from Alma to St Martin complete with hiking trails, beaches, scenic lookouts and an Interpretive Centre. Afterwards, head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy, known for its incredible tides.

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

    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. Considering the economic impact the scallop industry has in Digby, there is no better place to learn firsthand from a local expert and no better place to enjoy a fresh, sea-to-table scallop dinner.

    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.

    meals Breakfast
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Choice Highlights

  • Choose between three carefully selected activities
  • 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.

Authentic Dining

  • Halifax: Relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner at 18:00.
  • Halifax: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with live music at Le Bistro by Liz, where old French charm meets lively coziness in the heart of Halifax.
  • 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: 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: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 11 Breakfast (B), 1 Dinner (D), and 3 Lunch (L)

Top Rated Highlights

  • 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.
  • Lunenburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. End your Lunenburg walking city tour at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you'll hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region.
  • Peggy's Cove: Journey to scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret's Bay and the site of Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, an iconic Canadian image.
  • 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.
  • Cape Breton Island: 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 Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • 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.
  • Prince Edward Island National Park: Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island National Park 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."
  • Prince Edward Island: Head on a lighthouse tour and enjoy a wine tasting.
  • Shediac: Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while learning about local lobstering.
  • Hopewell Cape: Travel on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, before checking into our hotel in Moncton. The Bay of Fundy is one of 7 wonders of North America. The highest tides on earth, the rarest whales in the world, semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils. Twice each day, 160 billion tons of seawater flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy - more than the combined flow of the world's freshwater rivers. Hopewell Rocks, also called "Flowerpots Rocks", are rock formations caused by tidal erosion and stand 40-70 feet tall. You'll have an opportunity to walk down to the water and learn more about these Flowerpots Rocks with your Local Expert. They are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
  • New Brunswick: Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, which nestles you between the greens of the forest and the blues of the coast, with stunning views in every direction.
  • Digby: Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to in hopes of spotting rare species of whale while learning about these majestic sea mammals.

Insight Choice

  • 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.

Insight Experiences

  • Prince Edward Island: Experience a culturally authentic smudging ceremony, honor song, dance and Seven Sacred teaching introduction that will enlighten and enchant.
  • Charlottetown: Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. You will be met by a a great storytelling fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry. Enjoy a delicious lunch of Island Blue Mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll though the village to the historic Georgetown Inn. Built in 1840 as a private residence, you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown foods.
  • 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.

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