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Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes region. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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. 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. Free time to explore the quaint Main Street before returning to Halifax. Complete your day with a guided sightseeing tour of Halifax’s charming downtown, the waterfront, and Public Gardens.
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 each day. 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.
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.
This morning, 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. Upon arrival in Baddeck, visit the fascinating ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. See exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor.
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.
Today, leave the island and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital.
VIA Rail’s Ocean Train links Halifax and Montréal. Travel hundreds of miles while sleeping in comfort and wake up in a different region of Canada! Ride across New Brunswick to Québec’s largest city, Montréal. Accommodation on the train is in private double bedrooms.
Morning arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next two nights. Enjoy free time in one of Canada’s premier cities, a splendid combination of shopping, and historic districts with historic architecture. Discover excellent restaurants, lively nightspots, and countless festivals. Don’t forget to visit the Notre Dame Basilica and Olympic Park, or try your luck at the Casino de Montréal. (B day 9)
Your vacation ends this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chocolate Lake Hotel offers a perfect Lakeside setting with a newly renovated on site restaurant and bar, Lakeside Bar & Grill, with outdoor patio and breathtaking views of Chocolate Lake.
Situated on 11 acres of gardens, green spaces and shoreline, enjoy a relaxing stroll around our peaceful and beautiful setting. Central location with waterfront access to the Bras d'Or Lakes and the start and end of the world famous Cabot trail. Rooms feature complimentary high speed internet, plush duvets, hair dryer, iron/board, satellite TV, and single serve pod coffee maker.
Best Western® Ville Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites Montreal hotel provides quality, comfort, convenience along with an outstanding customer service, right beside the world famous Mount Royal park, McGill University, Peel subway station, central train station, the Bell Centre, major museums, art galleries, theatres, underground shopping and a few short steps from Ste-Catherine and Crescent Streets, famous for their boutiques and nightlife. Rooms are newly renovated and include free high speed internet, fridge, eco-friendly organic toiletries, in room coffee maker, cable TV, iron/board.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
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We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.