Atlantic Canada's Coastal Wonders


  • 8 days

  • Canada

  • Steady pace

Tour : 8820

From

£1,131 pp

Tour only

Based on 13th Sep 2019

From

£1,980 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

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Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful holiday featuring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This tour begins and ends in Halifax, overnights also in Charlottetown and Baddeck, and includes scenic drives, beautiful national parks, and quaint fishing villages.

Highlights of this Atlantic Canada tour include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town where you’ll visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the world’s highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides up to 52 feet have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy, picturesque beaches.

On Cape Breton Island, have your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

In addition to stunning scenery, this Atlantic Canada tour also includes visits to an Acadian maple shop to learn about the history and production of pure Nova Scotia maple syrup; the Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse, a National Historic site; and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.

With gorgeous scenery and picturesque villages, this value-minded tour through Atlantic Canada will delight all of your senses!

Highlights

Peggy's Cove Sightseeing

Lunenburg Guided tour of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Halifax Sightseeing

Hopewell Rocks Guided sightseeing

Charlottetown Sightseeing with Local Guide; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; visit Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse

Cape Breton Highlands National Park Sightseeing along the Cabot Trail

Baddeck Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Musem

Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts

Halifax

Day
1

Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes region. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Halifax. Excursion to Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg

Day
2

This morning, visit one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada—beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see.

Enjoy a visit to the ACADIAN MAPLE shop and learn about the history and production methods of making pure Nova Scotia maple syrup. Afterward, journey to the fishing village of Lunenburg, and visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience Atlantic Canada’s seafaring heritage on your guided tour of the museum. Don’t miss the magnificent aquarium filled with local species.

Afterward, free time to explore the quaint Main Street before returning to Halifax. Complete your day with a sightseeing tour of Halifax’s charming downtown, the waterfront, and Public Gardens.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax - Hopewell Rocks - Charlottetown.

Day
3

This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and enjoy a guided visit to learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charlottetown

Day
4

Today, you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. A guided tour of the island includes a visit to North Rustico’s celebrated wharf, dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Delightful Cavendish, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK’S picturesque beaches, along with a visit to the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES FARMHOUSE, a National Historic Site. This evening, consider an optional outing and enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.

Charlottetown - Baddeck

Day
5

Take a ferry from Wood Island to the mainland of Nova Scotia. Journey east along the Sunrise Trail via Antigonish and the Canso Strait to Cape Breton Island and Bras d’Or Lake. Arrive in Baddeck, the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell, for a 2-night stay.

Baddeck. Excursion to Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Day
6

A highlight today is the Cabot Trail, explored by John Cabot in 1497. You will enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK via one of the most spectacular scenic highways on the continent, with the surrounding landscape strikingly reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Baddeck - Halifax

Day
7

Today begins with a visit to the fascinating ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. See exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor. Afterward, leave the island and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital.

Halifax

Day
8

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the Halifax harbour further or board the Ocean train to Montréal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Post tour

+4 days Ocean Train to Montreal

Total meals included:

  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Via Rail, Ocean Train to Montréal

Day
1

This afternoon, board VIA Rail’s Ocean train. Travel while sleeping in comfort and awaken in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in a private Sleeper Plus car.

Meals included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Montreal

Days
2-3

Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. During your stay, enjoy a hop-on/hop-off TROLLEY TOUR of the city. With your leisure time, you may want to discover the excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and charming boutiques and galleries. Visit Notre Dame Basilica, stroll the historic streets of Old Montréal, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Montreal

Day
4

The trip ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

Tour only

From

£1,131 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage

Tour with flights

From

£1,980 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes

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