Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE HALIFAX

Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax. Immerse yourself in the city's rich maritime history or take some time to relax. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2

HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING

Start the day with a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. After, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of this sparkling port city. Travel to the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest before a visit to the Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harbourfront. End at the massive Halifax Citadel. The rest of the day is free to pursue your own interests until the evening when you visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada, located in a massive ironstone and granite building for a Cultural Insight. Animators in period costume and character bring 1863 Halifax to life as they lead you through Alexander Keith's beautifully detailed brew house and taproom, followed by a Regional Meal of traditional Maritimes pub fare and the best brews.

Day 3

HALIFAX - BADDECK

Head to Truro and visit the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre and Mi'kmaq Museum celebrating the area's heritage and legends. Learn about the rich history of the Mi'kmaq people as a native Glooscap guides you through their trials, tribulations and triumphs. Drive over the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island, an island which has retained a unique blend of Acadian and Gaelic culture and traditions. Arrive in the quaint village of Baddeck. This evening, enjoy a dinner followed by entertainment.

Day 4

CAPE BRETON AND THE CABOT TRAIL

Visit The Gaelic College, a Cultural Insight, and learn how it is helping to promote Gaelic culture and traditions in Nova Scotia. Afterward, get a taste of true natural beauty as you travel along breathtaking Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, one of the world's most scenic drives. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as you travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. On the way back to Baddeck, enjoy a light lunch with scenic views.

Day 5

BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN

Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the famous inventor chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before crossing the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and arriving in picturesque Charlottetown. The evening is free for you to explore.

Day 6

CHARLOTTETOWN SIGHTSEEING

Join a Local Specialist today for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. In Cavendish, visit Green Gables House, the famous site that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's beloved children's classic, Anne of Green Gables. This evening, enjoy a unique Be My Guest experience as you are hosted by the owners of the PEI Preserve Company for a delicious meal featuring local cuisine and genuine Prince Edward Island hospitality.

Day 7

CHARLOTTETOWN

Savour a full day to appreciate the charms of Charlottetown on your own.

Day 8

CHARLOTTETOWN - SHEDIAC BAY - HOPEWELL ROCKS - SAINT JOHN

Cross back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge, an 8-mile (12 kilometre) long engineering wonder. Once in New Brunswick, head onto the waters of Shediac Bay where you meet your Local Specialist, an expert on all things lobstering. Enjoy a delicious Regional Meal lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). Get out your Guinness Book of World Records as you join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tides. Arrive in Saint John this evening.

Day 9

SAINT JOHN - DIGBY - LUNENBURG

Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding a ferry for the crossing of the Bay of Fundy and arrive in Digby. Later, head for the southern coast of Nova Scotia and arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 10

LUNENBURG SIGHTSEEING

This morning, join a Local Specialist for an in-depth visit of Lunenburg, the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity for centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some that date back to the 18th century. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you have time to browse through the interactive exhibits, aquarium and explore the decks and passageways of real ships. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own before a Farewell Dinner this evening at your hotel.

Day 11

LUNENBURG - PEGGY'S COVE - DEPART HALIFAX

This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay, delighting painters and photographers alike. Depart for Halifax and the Stanfield International Airport where your trip comes to an end or choose to extend your stay in Halifax.

Prices, Dates, Hotels & Conditions

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DEPARTURES 2018 PRICE FROM
JUNE 2, 9, 23 2472
JULY 7, 28 2472
AUG 4, 11, 25 2422
SEP 1, 22 2449

YOUR ESCORTED MOTORCOACH TOUR INCLUDES
- Services of a professional Tour Manager throughout
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach with onboard restroom facilities
- Hotel accommodations as specified or similar
- Sightseeing as specified
- Hotel taxes; service charges; and baggage (one suitcase per person)

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS
- City tour in Halifax, Charlottetown and Lunenburg
- Cruise on Shediac Bay
- Scenic drive along The Cabot Trail
- Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Citadel, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Prince Edward Island, Green Gables House, Hopewell Rocks, Peggy's Cove

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
- 10 full breakfasts
- 4 dinners
- 2 lunches

TRAVEL HIGHLIGHTS
- Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
- Authentic Accommodation: Stay at the legendary Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, the most historic hotel in Halifax, and at the Rodd Charlottetown, an historic icon built in 1931
- Cultural Insights: Journey back to 19th century beer brewing tradition at Alexander Keith's brew house and tap room to enjoy a traditional maritime pub dinner and the best Canadian brews. Discover how The Gaelic College in Nova Scotia is helping to promote Gaelic culture in Nova Scotia
- Hidden Treasures: Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
- Be My Guest: Meet the owners of the PEI Preserve Company as they host a delicious meal of local cuisine for you, complete with local hospitality
- Local Specialists: For sightseeing in Halifax, Charlottetown, Shediac Bay, Hopewell Rocks and Lunenburg

NIGHT CITY HOTEL ACCOMMODATION
1-2 Halifax The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites Authentic Accommodation
3-4 Baddeck Silver Dart Lodge
5-6-7 Charlottetown Rodd Charlottetown Authentic Accommodation
8 Saint John Delta Saint John
9-10 Lunenburg Atlantica and Marina Oak Island

PRE & POST HOTELS
PRE: Halifax, The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites
POST: Halifax, The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites

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