Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton


  • 9 days

  • Canada

  • Active pace

Tour : CH

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From

£1,756 pp

Tour only

Based on 29th Sep 2020

From

£2,527 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Heathrow

Overview

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Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus. 

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait. 

Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove. 

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

Highlights

PEGGY’S COVE Orientation tour with a traditional Nova Scotian breakfast

LUNENBURG Orientation tour

HALIFAX Orientation tour; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner

SUGAR MOON FARM Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour

HOPEWELL ROCKS Sightseeing

CONFEDERATION BRIDGE Visit Cape Jourimain Nature Centre; cross Canada’s modern engineering feat

CHARLOTTETOWN Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves

BADDECK Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum

CABOT TRAIL Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands

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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:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

ARRIVE IN HALIFAX

Day
1

Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG

Day
2

This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a brief orientation tour, enjoy free time. Explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON

Day
3

This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

MONCTON–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN

Day
4

This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and 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. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind. Cross onto Prince Edward Island and continue to Charlottetown. Tonight, enjoy a LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CHARLOTTETOWN

Day
5

A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

CHARLOTTETOWN–PICTOU–BADDECK

Day
6

This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first ship of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK

Day
7

This morning, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

BADDECK–HALIFAX

Day
8

Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon arrival, visit the CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

HALIFAX

Day
9

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Enjoy the spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 17-29 (if Mother Nature permits)

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 Extension

Total meals included:

  • 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

HALIFAX–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:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

MONTRÉAL.

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

MONTRÉAL.

Day
4

The trip ends today 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

£1,756 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

£2,527 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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