Atlantic Maritimes Tour
12 Night Tour from £3,129 per Person Including Flights
Head out on a maritime adventure through Nova Scotia’s charming fishing villages, rugged coastal landscapes and historic towns. The views along the journey are sensational, as are the activities you’ll take part in, creating a fascinating and memorable tour. The highlights of this trip include visits to Cabot Trail and Oak Island, Bras d’Or Lake, Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island.
Fly to Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this cosmopolitan urban area. Meet with your Tour Director and fellow travellers at an evening welcome reception.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites
Halifax to Moncton
Today sees you explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you journey along the colourful coastline to the city of Moncton. Along the way you’ll visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After crossing into New Brunswick you’ll enjoy an unforgettable culinary experience as you cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay on a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and enjoy a delicious lobster supper. You’ll arrive in Moncton later on in the day.
Overnight: Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown (continental breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Moncton to Saint John
This morning you will visit Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy – a really inspiring natural wonder. These large flower pot-shaped formations are sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. You’ll travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast, then take a city tour including the Reversing Falls before checking into your hotel for the night.
Overnight: Hilton Saint John (breakfast, and lunch included)
St. Andrews-by-the-Sea/Saint John
Take a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews-by-the-sea today – a captivating and quaint destination. Go on a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting) then enjoy an afternoon at leisure where you can chat to the friendly locals, admire the architecture and explore the rich marine life before returning to Saint John.
Overnight: Hilton Saint John (breakfast and lunch included)
Saint John to Annapolis Valley
Spend some free time in Saint John this morning before departing via ferry to Nova Scotia. As you travel, be sure to keep a look out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby and be enchanted by this historic town.
Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa (breakfast and dinner included)
Annapolis Valley to Halifax
Today sees you depart for Halifax where you’ll have chance to learn about the French Acadians who established the first settlement here in the early 1600s. You’ll visit the Grand Pre National Historic Site where fact and fiction are combined to reveal the romance of the ‘Land of Evangeline’ and you’ll also take part in a local winery tour and tasting session before arriving in Halifax in the evening.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel (breakfast included)
Halifax to Oak Island
This morning you’ll head to the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove for breakfast then journey along the south shore of Nova Scotia to the World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. There will be a walking tour so you can fully experience the colonial settlements in the New World, as well as a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the famous seafaring heritage in the town. Afterwards, you’ll head to Mahone Bay where you can enjoy some free time before continuing on to Western Shore for your overnight stay and Oak Island – home of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure.
Overnight: Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island (breakfast and dinner included)
Oak Island to Charlottetown
Today you’ll arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge – the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Along the way you’ll learn about the fascinating Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum. In the evening, enjoy true maritime hospitality with a traditional hall-style lobster supper.
Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or Rodd Royalty Hotel (breakfast and dinner included)
Charlottetown/Prince Edward Island
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. In the afternoon, the tour takes you by red cliffs, white beaches, sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown you’ll head to the Green Gables Heritage Site which was the inspiration for the classic ‘Anne of Green Gables’ books. In the evening, enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts – there will be a substitution activity if required due to the theatre schedule.
Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or Rodd Royalty Hotel (breakfast included)
Charlottetown to Baddeck
After breakfast you’ll board a ferry to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. There will be a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck then arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake where you can check-in to your hotel for the evening.
Overnight: Inverary Resort (breakfast and dinner included)
Today you will journey along one of the most picturesque drives in North America – the Cabot Trail. Winding along the rugged splendour of the Cape Breton shore, leading you to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, the vistas available are unforgettable. Afterwards, you’ll travel to the coast for a whale-watching tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck.
Overnight: Inverary Resort (breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner included)
Baddeck to Halifax
Take a step back in time to early colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, where history comes alive in a reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744. Chat with costumed guides and explore the streets before proceeding along the shores of the Bras d’Or Lake to Halifax.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel (breakfast included)
End of Tour
There will be some free time in the morning to bid farewell to Canada, before your individual transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.
(continental breakfast included)
- Return flights
- 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 (11⁄2 hours)
- 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
- 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
- Land transportation by modern tour coach
- Experienced tour driver
- English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kit.
- First-class (or best available) accommodation
- Baggage handling (1 piece per person).
What's Not Included
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Meals not specified
Departure Dates & Prices
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|12 Night Standard Tour|
Prices correct as at 6pm on 26 Sep 2016. Please call for final price. Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing a room. Other durations available – call for quote. Daily Departures . Different hotels of a similar standard may be used on certain departures. Supplements may apply on dates within certain dates during peak travel periods. (JV)
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