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Self Drive Tour - Culinary Delights of Nova Scotia
Self Drive Tour - Culinary Delights of Nova Scotia

Highlights: Halifax - Lunenburg - Annapolis Royal - Wolfville - Tatamagouche - Pictou - Baddeck - Cape Breton - Liscomb Mills

Tue 20 Sep 22 - Halifax
Arrive Halifax. Welcome to Nova Scotia's Provincial Capital. This attractive city is a bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and vibrant nightlife centered around the picturesque waterfront. Officially founded in 1749 the history dates back even further, to times of the Mi'kmaq natives, European fishermen, and the early Acadians, who came long before the British. Halifax offers a Taste of Old World charm spiced up with a New World attitude - please your palate of adventure. Amazing food, cool music, stunning architecture, and unique shops all promise to give you a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Why not enjoy a lovely meal at Stories at The Halliburton. Halifax's best-kept secret is popular with travellers and locals alike. Overnight

Wed 21 Sep 22 - Halifax
This morning enjoy a city tour of Halifax take in the sights of Halifax Historic Properties, Spring Garden Road, Province House, and much more. Later, why not visit Alexander Keith's Brewery as well as the excellent Maritime Museum - See the unique collection of the memorabilia collected after the tragic Titanic disaster. Also, be sure to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Pier 21 is a National Historic Site that was the gateway to Canada for one million immigrants between 1928 and 1971. It also served as the departure point for 500,000 Canadian Military Personnel during the second World War. This evening you should experience the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre entertaining Halifax for more than 22 years, The Grafton Street Dinner Theatre provides audiences with a unique dining experience. Music, comedy, and interactive characters set the mood as you dine on the Flavours of Nova Scotia. Overnight Halifax.

Thu 22 Sep 22 - Halifax/Lunenburg
Depart Halifax and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route. En-route visit Peggy's Cove, a picturesque fishing village surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens and home to Nova Scotia's most visited lighthouse. Continue on to Mahone Bay, a picture-postcard seaside town renowned for its beauty and churches. Further along the route, you will arrive in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has three UNESCO world heritage sites, Lunenburg is widely touted as one of the most beautiful towns not just in Nova Scotia, but in all of Canada. Located along a harbour and bordered by dramatic hills, the town is dotted with beguiling pastel-color buildings, most of which were constructed between the 18th and 19th centuries. These historic houses are characterised by the unique 'Lunenburg Bump', a five-sided dormer window built over the front door. The town's vibrant atmosphere adds to its draw, with its downtown area buzzing with offbeat boutiques, progressive galleries, and artisan shops. Overnight Lunenburg.

Fri 23 Sep 22 - Lunenburg/Annapolis Royal
Drive north along the Kejimkujik Scenic Drive via the Kejimkujic National Park and National Historic Site; a spectacular inland National Park with walking trails to suit all levels and some of the best canoeing in Atlantic Canada. Visit the excellent visitor centre, which houses replicas of the native tools found by archaeologists dating back to 4500 years ago. Continue on to Annapolis Royal, nestled in the Annapolis Valley. Sightseeing suggestions in the area include Fort Anne National Historic Site, Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, the O'Dell House Museum, Sinclair Inn National Historic Site, a delightful waterfront boardwalk, and much more. Continue on to Digby overlooking the broad Annapolis Basin and the ferry gateway to New Brunswick. The Annapolis Valley area is known as wine country, be sure to visit one of the many wineries in the area. This evening why not dine at Churchills Restaurant & Lounge at Digby Pines Resort Churchills offer a menu as creative and eclectic with a new twist on an old favourite, featuring local ingredients. Overnight Annapolis Royal.

Sat 24 Sep 22 - Annapolis Royal/Wolfville
Continue along the Evangeline Trail on to Wolfville. This charming university town is known as the cultural and intellectual centre of the valley and is home to many classic shops, boutiques, and fine dining. Take time to follow the self-guided Heritage Home Walking Tour and stroll past stately homes each depicting its own unique architecture. A tour of Grand Pre Winery is highly recommended you can enjoy the full experience; taste the wines and learn about grape growing, also visit the wine shop where you will also find local arts, crafts, and wine accessories. Or suggest taking the hop-on-hop-off Magic Winery Bus Tour of Wolfville. Overnight Wolfville.

Sun 25 Sep 22 - Wolfville
Today explore Wolfville - highlights include Randall House Historical Museum, the Old Burying Ground (which dates back to the 1760s), the Robie Tufts Nature Centre, and Prescott House Museum. Further afield you could visit Blomidon Provincial Park located at Cape Blomidon on the shores of the Minas Basin known for its hiking and spectacular views over the world's highest tides. Or why not discover Grand-Pré National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, tells the plight of the early Acadians. Overnight Wolfville.

Mon 26 Sep 22 - Wolfville/Tatamagouche
Depart Wolfville and continue along the Glooscap Trail on to Truro, located in the centre of the province and known as the hub of Nova Scotia. Truro location at the very tip of the Bay of Fundy makes it an excellent viewing area for the Tidal Bore an amazing natural phenomenon. From Truro continue on along the Sunrise Trail to Tatamagouche, a vibrant community where the meeting of old and new is in harmony and old Victorian homes and businesses mix with modern homes and facilities. En route, visit Sugar Moon Farm in Earltown. Visit the maple syrup farm and log restaurant. Enjoy a locally inspired maple brunch all day. Free tours and
tastings are available in the working sugar camp. Overnight Tatamagouche.

Tue 27 Sep 22 - Tatamagouche
Use Tatamagouche as a base to explore the Northumberland Shore. Places to visit include Jost Vinyard, the Fraser Cultural Centre, Sunrise Trail Museum, Cumberland County Museum, Balmoral Grist Mill, and the Sutherland Stream Mill. For the more adventurous Tatamagouche is the watersports capital of Nova Scotia. Enthusiasts will enjoy swimming, boating, sailing, kayaking, and windsurfing on Tatamagouche Bay. Continue back to Tatamagouche to enjoy a unique dining experience in the dining car at the Train Station Inn. This carefully restored dining car offers the charm and nostalgia of years gone by. Overnight Tatamagouche.

Wed 28 Sep 22 - Tatamagouche/Pictou
Depart Tatamagouche and continue along the Sunrise Trail to the town of Pictou - known as the birthplace of New Scotland, It was here that the province's first Scottish Highlanders landed on the ship Hector in 1773. Pictou boasts an award-winning waterfront development that includes the Hector Heritage Quay, where a full-scale replica of the Hector has been built using traditional ship-building techniques. While here maybe call in at Mrs. Macgregors Tea Room and Restaurant, which is conveniently located just steps away from the Ship Hector Replica and Pictou's waterfront. Overnight Pictou.

Thu 29 Sep 22 - Pictou/Baddeck
This morning you can tour Pictou after that depart to Pictou and continue to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway breathtaking highland reach into the sky, with rugged, rocky cliffs plunging to the sea, and along with every twist and turn you will discover culinary adventures wrapped in the rich Scottish Heritage. Continue on to visit Baddeck which is situated on Bras d'Or Lake. This scenic village overlooks the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake and the most notable resident historically was Alexander Graham Bell - you can visit the National Historic Site named after him. This evening why not dine at Bell Buoy Restaurant and Supper House overlooking the beautiful Bras d'Or Lake. Overnight Baddeck.

Fri 30 Sep 22 - Baddeck
Today, visit Glenora Distillery located on the Ceilidh Trail. Cradled in the picturesque hills of The Mabou Highlands, the unsurpassed view is the perfect setting for gourmet cuisine. Continue along the famous Cabot Trail clockwise - one of the most spectacular drives in all of Canada. Follow the route along to the French Acadian community of Cheticamp which has distinct Acadian Flavours noticeable in the architecture, people, language, and music. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The park has 26 hiking trails ranging from 20-minute short walks to challenging hikes through stunning mountains and coastal landscapes. At Ingonish, The Keltic Lodge continues its long-standing reputation for superb dining and offers a full view of the Atlantic Ocean with its fine dining experience at the Purple Thistle Dining Room. Continue onto Baddeck. Overnight Baddeck.

Sat 01 Oct 22 - Baddeck
Depart Baddeck visiting Glace Bay - home of the fascinating Miners Museum and Marconi National Historic Site and the beginning of the Marconi Trail. Continue along the trail to the Fortress of  Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest historical reconstruction in North America and the town of Louisbourg. Hear the cannons and muskets fire, watch the changing of the guard and meet the villagers at this meticulously preserved and recreated French fortification of over 250 years ago. Depart Louisbourg and drive back to Baddeck where you can enjoy one of the local restaurants. Overnight Baddeck.

Sun 02 Oct 22 - Baddeck/Liscomb Mills
Depart Baddeck and continue onto Canso Causeway. From here you will drive along the Eastern Shore and follow the Marine Drive Route where you will find nature, history, and culture, as well as rugged coasts, tranquil bays and beaches, unspoiled forest fauna, and crystal clear lakes and streams. Be sure to visit the communities en route such as Guysborough - an inviting neighborhood with distinctive architecture overlooking Chedabucto Bay before arriving at Liscomb Mills. Overnight Liscomb Mills.

Mon 03 Oct 22 - Liscomb Mills/Halifax
Take a leisurely drive back to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, ready for your onward journey. En-route visit Musquodoboit Harbour & Valley a haven for nature lovers, and Martinique Beach the longest beach in the province.

Superior: The Halliburton*, Mariner King Inn*, Queen Anne Inn*, Victorias Historic Inn*, Train Station Inn, Pictou Lodge Resort, Lynwood Inn*, Liscombe Lodge* *Indicates Breakfast Included.

Offer Includes

  • Return flights from London Gatwick
  • Airport taxes
  • 13 nights accommodation as per the Itinerary
  • Halifax City Tour
  • All Applicable Taxes

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary