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Spend eight days among the sandy beaches, fresh salt air, stunning mountains and fishing villages of Canada’s Maritime provinces. Your guide will take you to some of the area’s most beautiful places and intriguing historic sites as you journey through Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Alongside your fellow travellers, join your tour director and begin an incredible journey in Halifax; with such a warm sense of hospitality, it’s not hard to feel comfortable here, as you ready yourself for the bounty of breath-taking vistas and maritime culture that awaits.

Throughout your journey, you’ll get to explore some of the Maritime provinces’ many gems and discover their unique cultures, rooted in European history. You’ll see the serene and charming seaside towns of Peggy’s Cove and Lunenburg, discover the salt marshes, sand dunes, cliffs and beaches of Prince Edward Island National Park, and gaze in awe as whales breach the water on a whale watching tour. Get a sense of the area’s past and how it became what it is today as you visit stunning historic sites, including the Green Gables Heritage Place and the immersive Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. After all this adventure, you’ll want to refuel with some incredible seafood, fresh from the surrounding sea, including a traditional hall-style lobster dinner: a true Maritime experience.

Duration

8 Days

Best Time to Go

May to October

Options

Private basis

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel along the world-famous Cabot Trail and take in its stunning vistas
  • Watch whales frolicking in their natural habitat on a whale-watching boat tour
  • Visit Peggy’s Cove and see its iconic lighthouse
  • Enjoy a traditional hall-style lobster supper

Start your Journey

Day 1

Arrive in Halifax

On arrival into Halifax Stanfield International Airport, make your own way to your downtown hotel for the first of two nights. Enjoy a welcome reception on your first night, where you’ll get to meet your fellow travellers and your tour director.

  • Suggested Accommodation Cambridge Suites Hotel
Day 2

Halifax

This morning, you’ll head to nearby Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. You’ll then hop back on the coach and continue along Nova Scotia’s South Shore until you reach Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore this carefully preserved settlement on a walking tour, before visiting the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. You’ll then journey back to Halifax for some rest and relaxation.

  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Cambridge Suites Hotel
Day 3

Halifax - Charlottetown

You’ll say goodbye to Halifax this morning and see more of this beautiful province as you travel to the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum. You’ll then cross the impressive Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, and find yourself on Prince Edward Island. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a traditional lobster supper before checking into your hotel for the night.

  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Rodd Charlottetown or The Holman Grand or Delta Prince Edward or Rodd Royalty
Day 4

Charlottetown / Prince Edward Island

Spend the morning exploring Charlottetown at your leisure or get to know the city on a complimentary walking tour. As the afternoon begins, you’ll climb aboard the coach once again and see more of the island; you’ll see red cliffs, stunning white beaches, sand dunes and open fields, before ending up in beautiful Prince Edward Island National Park. You’ll then journey on to the Green Gables Heritage Place, the site that inspired author Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables books. This evening, Charlottetown calls us back and, dependent on the theatre’s schedule, you’ll get to enjoy a theatre performance at the Confederation Centre of the Arts. 

  • Meals Breakfast
  • Suggested Accommodation Rodd Charlottetown or The Holman Grand or Delta Prince Edward or Rodd Royalty
Day 5

Charlottetown - Baddeck

This morning, you’ll board a ferry and head back to Nova Scotia via the Northumberland Strait, before driving to Cape Breton Island. Explore the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, then head to your hotel for the night, near the Bras d’Or Lake. 

  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Inverary Resort
Day 6

Baddeck / Cabot Trail

Today, you’ll get to take on one of the most beautiful drives in North America: the Cabot Trail. Take in the breath-taking scenery of Cape Breton’s northern shore and the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, stopping at stunning look-out spots to gaze out over wondrous vistas of rugged coastline. There will then be the opportunity to see majestic whales in their natural habitat as you join a whale-watching boat tour before heading back to Baddeck for the night.

  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Inverary Resort
Day 7

Baddeck to Halifax

A visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits us today. The visit will shine a light on the region’s history as you explore this reconstruction of a major settlement of circa 1744 New France, walking the streets and talking to the guides, who’ll be able to offer even more insight into what life was once like here. You’ll then step back into present day and continue along the shore of Bras d’Or Lake on the way back to the mainland. You’ll spend the last evening together with your group in Halifax, where it all began just a week ago. 

  • Meals Breakfast and Dinner
  • Suggested Accommodation Cambridge Suites Hotel
Day 8

Depart from Halifax

This morning, bid your group farewell before catching a flight home from the Halifax International Airport.

Includes

  • International flights and airfare taxes
  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 7 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Board basis:Breakfast plus 1 lunch, 4 dinners (including 1 lobster dinner)
  • Transportation by modern motorcoach with an experienced tour driver
  • Local guides for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Taxes, including Provincial Taxes and Federal HS

Excludes

  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, such as beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
  • Gratuities for drivers, tour directors, local guides and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)

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