Maritimes Adventure


  • 13 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

Tour : CT

Save £160 on 2019 dates

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£2,337 pp

Tour only

Based on 20th Jul 2019

From

£3,263 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Rockland.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the June 23, 2018 departure.

Highlights

Bar Harbor Lobster bake; Acadia National Park sightseeing

Saint John–Digby Scenic ferry ride

Digby Private demonstration by local fisherman

Lunenburg Visit Fisheries Museum

Peggy’s Cove Sightseeing

Halifax Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Citadel Hill

Jeddore Oyster Pond Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum

Baddeck Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Cabot Trail with picnic lunch and Cape Breton Highlands National Park sightseeing

Prince Edward Island Charlottetown sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Green Gables farmhouse

Fundy National Park Visit Hopewell Rocks with a Local Guide

Saint John Orientation tour

Rockland Farewell dinner

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Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Boston

Day
1

Welcome to “Bean Town.” At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Boston - Portland - Bar Harbor

Day
2

From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a traditional LOBSTER BAKE featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park - St. Andrews by the Sea

Day
3

Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to lovely St. Andrews by-the-Sea. Tonight, stay at the Algonquin Resort, which overlooks historic Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, choose from the many fine speciality restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Andrews by the Sea – Saint John – Digby

Day
4

This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style château. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Digby – Lunenburg – Peggy's Cove – Halifax

Day
5

Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most-photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax

Day
6

Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbour area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax – Jeddore Oyster Pond – Baddeck

Day
7

Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Baddeck. Cabot Trail

Day
8

Today, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late 15th century, while savouring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a PICNIC LUNCH while admiring the scenery and tasting some of Nova Scotia’s local wines. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Baddeck - Caribou – Charlottetown

Day
9

This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM with exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Afterwards, head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, you are in Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colourful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charlottetown

Day
10

Enjoy your morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also, visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charlottetown – Fundy National Park – Saint John

Day
11

Travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival in Saint John, enjoy a city orientation tour including the Reversing Rapids.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St John - Rockland

Day
12

Journey along sheltered coves and quiet fishing villages along the Maine coastline on the way to Rockland. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner featuring lobster and other local specialties. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rockland - Boston

Day
13

Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal cities. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Then, the coach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: 10-24 September 2019 (if Mother Nature permits).

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN BOSTON

Day
1

Welcome to “Bean Town.” At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

BOSTON–PORTLAND–BAR HARBOR

Day
2

From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a traditional LOBSTER BAKE featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BAR HARBOR–ACADIA NATIONAL PARK–FREDERICTON

Day
3

Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to the capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Tonight, explore this culturally rich community by dining in the Historic Garrison District or strolling the St. John River along the Riverfront Trail and across the Railway Bridge.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FREDERICTON–SAINT JOHN–DIGBY

Day
4

This morning, return to the coast to Saint John and board a FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally-renowned cuisine in this Norman-style chateau. Before dinner, take part in a private DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

DIGBY–LUNENBURG–PEGGY’S COVE–HALIFAX

Day
5

Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HALIFAX

Day
6

Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbor area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HALIFAX–JEDDORE OYSTER POND–BADDECK

Day
7

Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BADDECK. CABOT TRAIL

Day
8

Today, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late 15th century, while savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a PICNIC LUNCH while admiring the scenery. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck for a tasting of delicious Nova Scotian wines.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BADDECK–CARIBOU–CHARLOTTETOWN

Day
9

This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM with exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Afterwards, head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, explore Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colorful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CHARLOTTETOWN

Day
10

Enjoy your morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also, visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CHARLOTTETOWN–FUNDY NATIONAL PARK–ST. ANDREWS BY-THE-SEA

Day
11

Today, travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge returning to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, giant formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise and fall more than 50 feet each day, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Tonight, stay at the historic Algonquin Resort, overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, you may choose to visit the resort’s manicured gardens or the rooftop patio.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ST. ANDREWS BY-THE-SEA–ROCKLAND

Day
12

This morning, enjoy a tour of St. Andrews, one of New Brunswick’s oldest and most distinctive settlements. Then journey through old-growth forest and across sheltered coves to quiet fishing villages along the way to Rockland. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ROCKLAND–BOSTON

Day
13

Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal towns. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm. Then, the motorcoach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 8-22 (if Mother Nature permits).

What's included

Tour only

From

£2,337 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

£3,263 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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