Day 1 Arrive in Halifax.
Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.
Day 2 Halifax. Excursion to Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg.
This morning, visit PEGGY’S COVE, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a [LF] traditional Nova Scotia breakfast, where you can choose local specialties like fish cakes and fish hash. Make sure to have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. Returning to Halifax, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. 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. (B)
Day 3 Halifax–Moncton.
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 [LF] 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 Pennyslvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening. (B,L)
Day 4 Moncton–Hopewell Rocks–Charlottetown.
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. 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. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and cross onto Price Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant. (B,D)
Day 5 Charlottetown.
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 [LF] CEILIDH—a folk music and storytelling 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. (B,L)
Day 6 Charlottetown–Ceilidh Trail–Baddeck.
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 boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, travel along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive. Upon arrival in Baddeck, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spend his last years on Cape Breton. (B,D)
Day 7 Baddeck. Excursion to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
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. At the Acadian village of Cheticamp, enjoy a [LF] demonstration on how the famous hand-hooked rugs are made, along with a traditional Acadian lunch. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck. (B,L)
Day 8 Baddeck–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Halifax.
Cross over the Canso Causeway and travel along the scenic Marine drive south along the Atlantic shoreline. Stop at the FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM in Jeddore Oyster Pond. The museum showcases a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation. (B,D)
Day 9 Halifax.
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)
PEGGY’S COVE Orientation tour with a [LF] traditional Nova Scotian breakfast
HALIFAX Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner
SUGAR MOON FARM [LF] Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour
HOPEWELL ROCKS Sightseeing
CHARLOTTETOWN Sightseeing; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; [LF] traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves; [LF] lobster supper at a local restaurant
BADDECK Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum
CHETICAMP [LF] Rug hook demonstration and traditional Acadian lunch
CABOT TRAIL Sightseeing; visit Cheticamp and Cape Breton Highlands
JEDDORE OYSTER POND Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum
All This Included
Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. Begin your trip with a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village, before heading to Lunenburg, a picturesque town on the coast and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also see the sights in Halifax before moving on to Moncton, New Brunswick. A definite highlight of this vacation will be your visit to Hopewell Rocks, home to the wildest tides in the world that can reach as high as 52 feet! Then, taking the 8-mile long Confederation Bridge, enjoy views of the Northumberland Strait, and arrive at Prince Edward Island, welcomed over a lobster dinner. The provincial capital of Charlottetown on this island envelops you with coastal beauty. Prince Edward Island, setting for the popular Anne of Green Gables novel, paints a picture you’ll never forget. Discover the Ceilidh Trail, where the first Scottish Highlanders made their mark, and then on to Cape Breton, which bears a surprising resemblance to Scotland’s landscape and seacoast. Keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and take in the Acadian culture and pride carried on the fresh island breeze. On your way back to Halifax, enjoy the scenic drive, stopping at Jeddore Oyster Pond to learn about the fisherman’s culture here—an incredible vacation!
Breakfast (B) daily, 3 lunches (L), 3 three-course dinners (D) including a lobster dinner in Charlottetown and a farewell dinner in Halifax
Inside visits and special features are shown in the description, including admission charges when applicable
Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Convenient Globus travel bag and travel documents
Accommodations on this Tour
HALIFAX: Westin Nova Scotian (SF)
MONCTON: Delta Beausejour (F)
CHARLOTTETOWN: Delta Prince Edward (SF)
BADDECK: Silver Dart Lodge (MF)
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra Nights per person in Halifax:
in single room $205; in twin room $121; in triple room $98
Any applicable Goods and Service Tax (GST) and/or Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) for Canada are additional. Taxes will be calculated and listed at the time of booking, prior to payment being collected.
July 3 Departure - Be a part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo is one of the world’s premier cultural and entertainment events. This fast-paced show features music, dance, acrobatics, drama, and comedy. TICKETS to the Tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax.
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