Wonders of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton

  • 10 Days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Active pace

Embrace the subtle beauty of Nova Scotia and striking coastlines of New Brunswick on this East Coast adventure. See Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and Lunenburg’s colonial settlement; wander the weathered sculptures at Hopewell Rocks.

Your journey starts here

Highlights

VIP private home pick-up service
Flights
Transfers
Services of a tour director
Accommodation
Selected meals
Porterage
All airport taxes
  • Overview

  • Day 1

  • Day 2

  • Day 3

  • Day 4

  • Day 5

  • Day 6

  • Day 7

  • Day 8

  • Day 9

  • Day 10

of 10 days

Your detailed itinerary

Tour departing on 5th July 2018

Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

Overview

Embrace the subtle beauty of Nova Scotia and striking coastlines of New Brunswick on this East Coast adventure. See Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and Lunenburg’s colonial settlement; wander the weathered sculptures at Hopewell Rocks.

At a glance

  • Halifax Stroll the downtown boardwalk and the harborfront.
  • Peggy's Cove Explore the idyllic fishing village and lighthouse – Peggy’s Point.
  • Lunenburg See the best surviving example of a British colonial settlement in North America.
  • Hopewell Rocks Walk around the giant rock formations, sculptured by the world's highest tides (tide permitting).
  • Baddeck Trace the achievements of the great inventor at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
  • Cabot Trail Scenic roadway that takes in the impressive rocky shoreline vistas.

Extensions

  • 3 nights in Montreal - 1 night Ocean Train Halifax to Montreal & 2 nights hotel stay in Montreal

Please call our Travel Specialists to book this holiday with an extension

Day 1

UK - Halifax

Fly to Halifax where on arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 2

Halifax - Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg - Halifax

In the morning visit Peggy’s Cove, an idyllic fishing village and home to one of Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouses – Peggy’s Point. Sample tasty Nova Scotia breakfast delicacies like the local fish cakes and then travel to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be free time to explore its Old Town – the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America – and the Fisheries Museum. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Halifax - Moncton

Explore the public gardens and harbour area on an orientation tour of Halifax. Head to Sugar Moon Farm to enjoy a Maritime sugar camp lunch, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. This evening arrive in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. The evening is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Moncton - Hopewell Rocks - Charlottetown

Today, travel to the giant rock formations of Hopewell Rocks, sculptured and weathered by the highest and wildest tides in the world, and topped with trees. Many of the formations have names inspired by their appearance. Visit Cape Jourimain to learn more about the region's wildlife; and then drive across the 8 miles-long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 5

Charlottetown

A guided tour of this lively seaside town which includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour, to explore the beaches and sand dunes of the Prince Edward Island National Park; along with a visit to Green Gables farmhouse. Later lunch will be at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, where you’ll be treated to a traditional folk music Ceilidh. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the island.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Charlottetown - Ceilidh Trail - Baddeck

Take a ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the 'Birthplace of New Scotland'. It was here the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Continue along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive; visit Glenora Distillery for a tour and a tasting of North America's first distillery of single malt whisky. Later arrive in Baddeck for two nights.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Baddeck - Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Baddeck

Enjoy a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell museum, whose exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Afterwards, travel the scenic Cabot Trail, then proceed along the coast, to experience the magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St Lawrence. Enter Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a landscape that resembles Scottish coastal regions. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 8

Baddeck - Jeddore Oyster Pond - Halifax.

Cross over the Canso Causeway, stopping off at the Fisherman's Life Museum in Jeddore Oyster Pond, which showcases a typical Nova Scotia fisherman's house from the early 1900s. Later arrive in Halifax, where you will join your tour director for a farewell dinner.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Halifax - UK

Transfer to the airport for your return to the UK or extend your stay in Montreal travelling overnight on VIA Rail.

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Home landing in the UK

Meals included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

  • Halifax: Westin Nova Scotian
  • Moncton: Delta Beausejour
  • Charlottetown: Delta Prince Edward
  • Baddeck: Silver Dart Lodge

Notes

Hopewell Rocks: Visit to the rocks is accessible if the timing of the tides permit

Accommodation as stated or similar

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

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