Atlantic Maritimes Adventure

Experience the Maritimes with its own way of life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of countryside and city
Learn all about the Scottish, Acadian, and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages, and see the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick’s shores of the Bay of Fundy. Experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages, and fascinating cities. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras d’Or Lake, St. Andrews by the Sea, Oak Island, and Cabot Trail
13 Days from $6639/person CAD
Guided
Island Hopping
Off The Beaten Path
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Primary Location

The Maritimes, Canada

Departures

2023 Departures: May 30, June 13, 20, July 4, 11, 25, August 1, 8, 22, September 5, 12, 19, 26 & October 10

Included:

  • 12-night accommodation in first-class hotels
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach with driver
  • Welcome reception
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Fundy National Park
  • Saint John sightseeing tour
  • St. Andrews by-the-Sea day trip
  • Whale-watching tour in St. Andrews by the Sea (weather permitting)
  • Ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Annapolis Valley
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Lunenburg walking tour including Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Millbrook Cultural Centre
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Walking tour of Charlottetown
  • P.E.I. National Park
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts performance
  • Ferry crossing from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia (1½ hours)
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Whale-watching tour in Cape Breton (weather permitting)
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal GST and/or HST

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Laundry, optional excursions, and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Meet and Greet airport transfer service
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Bed configuration can vary and may consist of two double beds, one double, queen or king bed
  • Due to the daily distances that must be traveled on these programs, children under the age of 14 do not generally enjoy motorcoach tours. For the enjoyment of all passengers, reservations are not accepted for children under the age of 10
  • Smoking is not permitted on touring or sightseeing motor coaches in Canada. Smoking may also be restricted in certain hotels and restaurants
  • Gratuities have been included for accommodation, porterage, and specified meals and functions. In restaurants, bars, taxis, and hair salons, a gratuity of approximately 15% of the bill (before tax) are customary. In the case of tour directors and bus drivers, tips are a
  • reflection of your level of satisfaction with the services provided. The amount is left to your discretion
  • We regret that we cannot devote the level of special attention to a guest with a particular disability may require. Persons needing assistance with personal needs must be accompanied by an able companion. Wheelchair room cannot be guaranteed

Optional Extras:

  • Optional activities may be offered by the tour director. Prices will be competitive with locally available sightseeing tours. Passengers must pay the tour director directly. Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) are accepted
  • Pre and post accommodation

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HALIFAX

Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.

Accommodation at the Cambridge Suites, Halifax, or similar

DAY 2: HALIFAX TO MONCTON

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton later in the day. Overnight in Moncton. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown, Moncton, or similar

DAY 3: MONCTON TO SAINT JOHN

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot-shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Saint John. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hilton Saint John or Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John, or similar

DAY 4: ST. ANDREWS-BY-THE-SEA / SAINT JOHN

Today we enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before we return to Saint John. Overnight in Saint John. Meals: B, L

Accommodation at the Hilton Saint John, Delta Hotels by Marriott, Saint John, or similar

DAY 5: SAINT JOHN TO ANNAPOLIS VALLEY

Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the lookout for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Overnight in Annapolis Valley. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa, Annapolis Valley, or similar

DAY 6: ANNAPOLIS VALLEY TO HALIFAX

Today we depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600s. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Overnight in Halifax. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Cambridge Suites, Halifax, or similar

DAY 7: HALIFAX

A day of local touring awaits! Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Overnight in Halifax. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Cambridge Suites, Halifax, or similar

DAY 8: HALIFAX TO CHARLOTTETOWN

En route to the bridge crossing to Prince Edward Island, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Once only accessible by ferry, we cross over to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Charlottetown. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Rodd Charlottetown or Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, or similar

DAY 9: CHARLOTTETOWN / PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit the Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.) Overnight in Charlottetown. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Rodd Charlottetown or Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, or similar

DAY 10: CHARLOTTETOWN TO BADDECK

After breakfast, we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at Bras d’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Inverary Resort, Baddeck, or similar

DAY 11: BADDECK / CABOT TRAIL

Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale-watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck. Meals: B, L, D

Accommodation at the Inverary Resort, Baddeck, or similar

DAY 12: BADDECK TO HALIFAX

We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit, we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Overnight in Halifax. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Cambridge Suites, Halifax, or similar

DAY 13: HALIFAX DEPARTURE

A time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your return flight. Meals: B


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