Atlantic Canada's Coastal Wonders


  • 8 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Steady pace

tour : 8820

Overview

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Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation 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

PEGGYS COVE
Sightseeing
LUNENBURGVisit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
HALIFAXSightseeing with Local Guide
HOPEWELL ROCKS
Guided visit
CHARLOTTETOWNSightseeing with Local Guide; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; visit the National Historic Site - Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse
BADDECKVisit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
Sightseeing along the Cabot Trail

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2020 Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 7 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. 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.

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 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.

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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

CHARLOTTETOWN–BADDECK

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

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.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

BADDECK–HALIFAX

Day
7

Today, leave the island and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital.

Meals included:

  • Continental Breakfast

HALIFAX

Day
8

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Single share option available

Single share option is available on this tour: share a twin room with another traveller of the same gender to get a great deal on a holiday. No one else up for it? You'll enjoy a room to yourself at no extra cost!

Single share option available

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