Day 1 Arrive in Halifax Nova Scotia
Arrive in the historic coastal city of Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and the opportunity to meet your fellow travellers.
Overnight: The Marriott Harbourfront Halifax or similar (Welcome reception with wine included)
Day 2 Halifax sightseeing
Enjoy a relaxed start to the day before visiting the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Listen to stories of the key historical events of the city, including the Halifax Explosion and the Titanic. Next join a local expert for an exploration of this cosmopolitan, eclectic city. Travel to the local cemetery where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest, then visit the beautiful Halifax Public Gardens and bustling harbour-front. Your city tour ends after your choice of visits to the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire, the Maud Lewis Gallery, or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight: The Marriott Harbourfront Halifax or similar (Breakfast included)
Day 3 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy’s Cove
Today you’ll journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg where you will see the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Hear tales of the sea and its influence on this regions people and economy. Then return to Halifax including a stop in picturesque Peggy’s Cove, situated on the rocky cliffs of St Margaret’s Bay. Enjoy a highlight dinner at Le Bistro by Liz with live music.
Overnight: The Marriott Harbourfront Halifax or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 4 Halifax, Cape Breton Island and Baddeck
Today take the scenic journey to stunning Cape Breton Island today, you'll stop by a local craft distillery and discover their production techniques going back 300 years! Experience a tour and tasting of samples as well as a cocktail. This evening experience Cape Breton-style home cooking at your hotel, later on enjoy a Celtic Evening at a Ceilidh with traditional music and song.
Overnight: Inverary Resort Baddeck or similar (Breakfast with dinner and wine included)
Day 5 The Cabot Trail
Today enjoy a unique experience at the Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic language and Celtic arts & culture. Learn about fabric milling and kilt making. You will then take the break-taking Cabot Trail – one of the world’s most renowned scenic drives, carved into the edge of highlands that cascade down into the sea. Keep your eyes open for moose and bald eagle as you journey through the cliffs and canyons of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, and search for whales in the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Overnight: Inverary Resort Baddeck or similar (Breakfast with lunch included)
Day 6 Baddeck, the Wood Islands Ferry and Charlottetown
This morning, experience a visit at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Behind the scenes you will dive deep into the private life of one of the most influential figures in history. The travel through the scenic Nova Scotian countryside, viewing little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and arrive in quaint Charlottetown.
Overnight: Delta Prince Edward or similar (Breakfast included)
Day 7 Prince Edward Island & Charlottetown Sightseeing
Today take a guided tour of Prince Edward Island with a local expert. Begin in Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes, waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit the Green Gables House in Cavendish. This fabled house provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s beloved children’s classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown where you will be met by a local knowledge keeper at the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation and learn about the Seven Sacred Teachings and how it guides the Mi'kmaq people.
Overnight: Delta Prince Edward or similar (Breakfast included)
Day 8 Charlottetown
Enjoy a relaxed start before heading to the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown. Enjoy a highlight lunch before visiting the historic Georgetown Inn where you’ll be met by a fisherman who will teach you all about the lobster and mussel industry. For lunch, dine at the Historic Georgetown Inn with its delicious mussels and local ingredients. After lunch, take a tour of Prince Edward Island's first lightouse and end the day with a winery tour and tasting at Rossignol Winery.
Overnight: Delta Prince Edward or similar (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 9 The Tides of Hopewell Rocks
Drive across the modern Confederation Bridge to Shediac, where an unforgettable culinary experience awaits. You will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay on-board a lobster boat (weather permitting). Feast on a lobster lunch whilst learning all about these fascinating sea creatures. Head to the Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks, home to the world’s highest and wildest tides to meet your local guide before making your way to Moncton. Depending on the time you visit, Hopewell Rocks can either be stories high or virtually swallowed by the sea
Overnight: Crown Plaza Moncton or similar (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 10 Moncton to Digby
This morning, travel along the famous Fundy Trail Parkway, with its panoramic coastal views. Then board a ferry heading for the opposite side of the Bay of Fundy and Saint John's sister community of Digby, Nova Scotia. Digby is famous for its fishing fleet and the delicious scallops harvested from its waters.
Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa or similar (Breakfast included)
Day 11 Digby and Annapolis Royal
An awe-inspiring start to your day with a whale watching excursion on the Bay of Fundy. Spot rare species of whales like the Humpback, Finback and Right Whales, plus dolphins, porpoises and seabirds. In the afternoon, enjoy a short journey to the small town of Annapolis Royal, rich with Acadian Culture. This historic community nestled in the Annapolis Valley, originally inhabited by a strong Mi'kmaq community, started in 1605 as a home to some of North America's earliest European settlers. Return to your spa resort and in the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for your Celebration Dinner to commemorate your Canadian Maritimes adventure and learn about the scallop industry along with culinary demonstration.
Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)
Day 12 Halifax and home
After breakfast, return to Halifax. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and the Halifax tour hotel for guests wishing to extend their stay. Arrival at the airport is around midday.