One of the most comprehensive tours of Atlantic Canada, this tour doesn’t miss a thing – Nova Scotia’s South Shore, Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, New Brunswick and the Acadian Coast, PEI and the Red Beaches
Highlights: Halifax - South Shore - Saint John - St. Andrews by-the-Sea - Fredericton - Moncton - Summerside - Charlottetown - Sydney - Cabot Trail - Louisbourg
Travel between - 02 Sep 18
Other departures: Manchester -£3749, Birmingham -£3749, Bristol - £3749, Norwich - £3749, Newcastle - £3749, Edinburgh - £3749, Glasgow - £3749
Day 1: Arrive in Halifax
Depart your home city and fly to the beautiful harbour city of Halifax. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner with your group this evening.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Halifax
Day 2: Halifax, NS
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Meet your Tour Leader at a welcome breakfast. Take a city tour of the Victorian Public Gardens, Titanic Grave Sites, Historic Properties, Province House, Old Town Clock and more, then see Halifax from a different viewpoint on a nature and whale watching tour. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, near the wharf, rich maritime history and discover the stories, events and people that define Nova Scotia. Spend leisure time on Halifax’s harbour front, visit unique shops, walk along the promenade, eat at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Halifax (Breakfast)
Day 3: Halifax - South Shore, NS
Travel the rugged south shore of Nova Scotia, to world famous Peggy’s Cove. This graceful lighthouse sits high upon the smooth wave-worn granite of the coast. Visit Acadian Maple Products, a family owned and operated business, and largest producer and exporter of maple syrup in Nova Scotia. See picturesque Mahone Bay, with the line of 3 elegant churches gracing the sheltered harbour, then on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg, one of Nova Scotia’s most historic and beautiful towns and home of the Bluenose II. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn the history of commercial fishing in Atlantic Canada. Our overnight stay offers a spectacular seaside setting and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Overnight: Atlantica Oak Island Resort (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: South Shore - Saint John, NB
Travel to Annapolis Royal, on the Evangeline Trail, with over 150 heritage buildings including the oldest wooden house in Canada. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site and World UNESCO Heritage Site, learn about the great upheaval of the Acadians. Board the Digby ferry for a scenic crossing on the Bay of Fundy to Saint John.
Overnight: Hilton Saint John (Breakfast)
Day 5: Saint John - St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB
After a city tour of Saint John, including Reversing Falls, travel to the quaint village of St. Andrews by-the-Sea, with a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life. Visit 27 acre Kingsbrae Gardens with over 50,000 perennials in many themed gardens. Our stay tonight is the Algonquin Resort, one of Canada’s premium historic seaside resorts, overlooking the picturesque Passamaquoddy Bay.
Overnight: Algonquin Resort (Breakfast)
Day 6: St. Andrews by-the-Sea - Fredericton, NB
Tour the Fundy Discovery Aquarium showcasing creatures big and small found in the beautiful Bay of Fundy. See harbour seals through the windows of the underwater viewing area, watch some of the sea creatures in the gigantic touch pool. Continue to Fredericton and arrive at Kings Landing Historical Settlement, a lively, authentic village, depicting the one hundred year transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation.
Overnight: Delta Fredericton (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 7: Fredericton - Moncton, NB
Today enjoy an entertaining and informative city tour with a local guide, then travel to the Fundy National Park, and Hopewell Rocks to see the Flowerpots, peculiar formations that are forested islands at high tide and resemble flowerpots at low. Your hotel overlooks the famous Tidal Bore, a natural phenomenon that is the result of the record high tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Overnight: Rodd Hotel Moncton (Breakfast)
Day 8: Moncton - Summerside, PEI
Witness the coach coasting uphill with no power at Magnetic Hill, and the fishing village of Shediac to see the World’s Largest Lobster. Board the Ambassador Cruise Ship to learn about lobster and the fisheries and savor a freshly cooked lobster lunch on board. Cross over Confederation Bridge to the province of Prince Edward Island.
Overnight: Loyalist Country Inn (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 9: Day Trip to Charlottetown, PEI
Today you take a tour of Charlottetown, Province House National Historic Site and Prince Edward Island with stops at Anne of Green Gables, Cavendish National Park, and the fishing village of North Rustico. Sample some of the best preserves in the world at the Prince Edward Island Preserves Company.
Overnight: Loyalist Country Inn (Breakfast)
Day 10: Summerside - Sydney, NS
Travel the Confederation Bridge to the mainland, to Sydney, Cape Breton Island, for a three night stay. The hotel is located downtown, on the waterfront close to shops and restaurants. Get your picture taken with the world’s largest fiddle!
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Sydney (Breakfast)
Day 11: Day Trip to Cabot Trail, NS
Today experience the picturesque and renowned Cabot Trail and Margaree Valley. Tour Cape Breton Highlands National Park, stop at Lone Shieling, Pleasant Bay and Neil’s Harbour with spectacular seascapes, sweeping beaches, rare plants and abundant wildlife.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Sydney (Breakfast)
Day 12: Day Trip to Louisbourg, NS
Visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, stepping back in time to a bygone era when the French and English fought for control of the New World and Nova Scotia was the battleground. See Cape Breton’s Miners’ Museum paying tribute to the region's long and rich coal mining history and home to the famous choir of miners - The Men of the Deeps. Take an underground tour of the Ocean’s Deep Colliery beneath the Museum’s building.
Overnight: Cambridge Suites Sydney (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13: Depart Sydney
Your Maritime adventure has come to an end, make your own way to the airport for your return flight home.
Halifax - Cambridge Suites Halifax 3*
South Shore - Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Conference Centre 4*
Saint John - Hilton Saint John 4*
St. Andrews By-The-Sea - The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews By-The-Sea
- Flights from London Heathrow with WestJet Airlines
- Airport taxes
- 12 nights accommodation as per itinerary
- Professional Tour Leader
- Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
- Airport transfer in Halifax
- 18 meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners