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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

9 Nights from €2,589 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Explore the picturesque vistas of Canada’s maritime towns and landscapes with this 11-day** Enchanting Maritimes escorted tour. Beginning in Halifax, you’ll explore the traditions, fascinating cultures and incredible scenery of a host of breath-taking destinations including Baddeck, the Cabot Trail, Shediac Bay, Peggy’s Cove, Charlottetown and Lunenburg. Accompanied by your tour guide and a range of local experts, you’ll have the opportunity to delve into the past and present of each of these locations, providing a wonderful introduction to Canada’s maritime history.

Highlights:

  • Explore the city of Halifax and learn more about its maritime heritage
  • Take a scenic cruise on Bras d’Or Lake
  • Journey along the beautiful Cabot Trail
  • Visit the Green Gables House in Cavendish that inspired the Anne of Green Gables book
  • Learn about lobstering in Shediac Bay
  • Take an in-depth tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg
  • Admire the scenic beauty of Peggy’s Cove

Travel inspiration: Nova Scotia offers practically everything when it comes to an unforgettable holiday destination. Head out to some of the best of the provinces towns and cities.

**Please note that in 2020 this tour becomes becomes  a 10 day tour.

Details

Day 1

Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check-in at the hotel. Explore the city’s rich maritime history before meeting with your tour guide and group at the hotel for a welcome reception.

Overnight: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites or similar

Day 2

Halifax

Begin today with a guided visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, immersing yourself in the fascinating maritime heritage of Nova Scotia. From here, join a local specialist for a tour of this port city were you’ll travel to a local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest, before touring the Halifax Public Gardens and harbour front. End your tour at the enormous Halifax Citadel where the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Overnight: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites or similar (Breakfast included)
 

Day 3

Halifax – Baddeck

Learn about the traditions of the Mi'Kmaq people with a visit to Millbrook Cultral and Heritage Centre.  This evening, enjoy a local tradition, a Celtic Evening of Smiles, which will include dinner and an entertaining musical theatrical production.


Overnight: Silver Dart Lodge or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4

Baddeck

Dramatic highland screnery and coastal views form your backdrop today - be sure to have your camera ready as you drive along the Gulf of S Lawrence in search fo whales. Keep your eyes our for the majestic bald eagles and moose as you wind along the spectacular Cabot Trail.  The rest of the day can be spent exploring at your own pace or utilising the hotel's facilities.

Overnight: Silver Dart Lodge or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 5

Baddeck – Wood Islands Ferry – Charlottetown

Make your way through the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia, from the sprawling countryside to the rocky headlands, to reach the harbour of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island and Charlottetown. In the evening, drive to one of Canada’s most charming villages where you’ll spent the evening learning the secrets of PEI Preserve Company’s delicious fruit preserves, sauces, honey and maple syrup. You’ll dine here for dinner, experience local cuisine and warm Prince Edward hospitality.

Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 6

Charlottetown

Today a local expert will lead your visit to the Prince Edward Island National Park where you will experience the scenic coastal beauty including pristine beaches, red sandstone cliffs, and lighthouses. You will visit the world renowned National Historic site of Green Gables, one of the most notable literary landmarks in Canada and the setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery. This evening you'll have free time to explore the historic Charlottetown waterfront at your leisure.

Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown or similar (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7

Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John

Cross back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge to arrive in New Brunswick and Shediac Bay. You’ll meet with a local specialist here who will teach you about lobstering; you’ll then enjoy a delicious local meal of fresh lobster served aboard the boat (weather permitting). From here, join another local expert who will take you on a tour of Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the highest tides in the world.

Overnight: Delta Saint John or similar (Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 8

Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg

Take a ferry this morning across the Bay of Fundy to Digby, where you’ll continue on to the beautiful Annapolis Valley, originally inhabited by a strong Mi’kmaq community that became home to some of North America’s earliest European settlers in 1605. Make your way to the south coast of Nova Scotia to reach Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping en route fro a wine tasting tour at a LaHave River Valley.

Overnight: Oak Island Resort or similar (Breakfast included)

Day 9

Lunenburg

In the morning, join a local specialist for an in-depth tour of Lunenburg where you’ll learn more about the area’s rich heritage and culture, including the architecture, some of which dates back to the 18th century. There will be a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and explore the decks of the Tall ships.

In the evening, join your group for a farewell dinner at the hote with your new found friends.

Overnight: Oak Island Resort or similar (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 10

Lunenburg – Peggy’s Cove – Halifax

Visit Peggy’s Cove this morning on St. Margaret’s Bay, an area that’s popular with painters and photographers, before leaving Halifax for the airport where your trip comes to an end.

(Breakfast included)

Airport arrival will be at 12 p.m, please be aware when booking your flights

 

  • International flights
  • Hotels as described above or similar
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 4 dinners included
  • City tour of Halifax, Charlottetown and Lunenburg; Visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Prince Edward Island, Green Gables House, Hopewell Rocks and Peggy’s Cove; Scenic drive along the Cabot Trail; Dinner at the PEI Preserve Company; Visit to a traditional brewery
  • Tour guide throughout, plus local guides

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