Experience the Maritimes of Eastern Canada and discover the Scottish, Acadian and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Visit the world famous Peggy’s cove lighthouse and get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages. See the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick’s shores of the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Search for whales, experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities.
• International Flights departing from London in economy class
• 12 nights standard accommodation
• 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
• Transportation by modern tour coach
• Welcome reception
• Joggins Fossil Cliffs
• Lobster dinner cruise on Shediac Bay
• Hopewell Rocks
• Fundy National Park
• Saint John sightseeing tour
• St. Andrews by-the-Sea day trip
• Whale watching tour in St. Andrews by-the-Sea (weather permitting)
• Ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
• Peggy's Cove
• Annapolis Valley
• Winery tour and tasting
• Lunenburg walking tour including Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
• Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi'kmaq Museum
• Confederation Bridge
• Walking tour of Charlottetown
• P.E.I. National Park
• Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
• Confederation Centre of the Arts Performance
• Ferry crossing from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia
• Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
• Cape Breton Highlands National Park
• Whale watching tour in Cape Breton (weather permitting)
• Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
• Experienced Tour driver
• English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
• Baggage handling
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Day 1 Fly from London to Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel to meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.
Day 2 Halifax to Moncton
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Overnight in Moncton. Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 3 Moncton to Saint John
Morning visit to Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Saint John. Breakfast, lunch included.
Day 4 St. Andrews-By-The-Sea to Saint John
Today we enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before returning to Saint John. Overnight in Saint John. Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 5 Saint John to Annapolis Valley
Morning at leisure before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy, arriving into Digby, the scallop capital of the world. Overnight in Annapolis Valley. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 6 Annapolis Valley to Halifax
Depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight in Halifax. Breakfast included.
Day 7 Halifax to Oak Island
Discover Peggy’s Cove and enjoy breakfast before continuing along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Later, visit Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Continue on to Oak Island and overnight. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 8 Oak Island to Charlottetown
Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, we learn about Mi'kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Charlottetown. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 9 Charlottetown to Prince Edward Island
Enjoy a free morning before our afternoon tour of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. Overnight in Charlottetown. Breakfast included.
Day 10 Charlottetown to Baddeck
After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. Breakfast and dinner included.
Day 11 The Cabot Trail
Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. Breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner included.
Day 12 Baddeck to Halifax
We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax. Overnight in Halifax. Breakfast included.
Day 13 Fly from Halifax to London
Enjoy some last minute shopping before transferring independently to Halifax International Airport for your return flight. Continental breakfast included.
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