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Atlantic Maritimes Tour

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12 Nights

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Escorted

Let our guides show you the rugged beauty of the maritimes as you hop from province to province on this 12 night tour.

Starting at

$4,479*

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This Experience Includes

Expert travel advice to help you get the most out of your vacation

12 nights' accommodation at select hotels

12 day escorted service ground transportation

Airport transfers for you and your fellow travelers

Baggage handling of one suitcase per person

Select meals throughout the duration of your vacation

Admission to select museums & historic sites

Overview

This escorted tour embodies everything you’ve ever imagined about the Maritime provinces: fresh air tinged with sea salt, stretches of sandy beaches and rocky coastline, posh but modest cities, giant lighthouses, and so much more.

Indulge in a huge array of seafood dishes, from shrimp to lobster and perfectly fried scallops. You’ll visit tiny fishing villages, and chat with the locals over tea. You’ll discover that the Maritimes are one of the final frontiers of the world, where nature and rural living is still favoured over modern technology.

Daily Itinerary

Tuesday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean.  Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Wednesday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Moncton, NB

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick.  En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will 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 you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat*.  Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night. (Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Thursday – DAY 3 – Moncton to Saint John, NB

Experience a true natural wonder this morning at 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.  Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast.  Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow.  Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.  (Breakfast, Lunch)

Friday – DAY 4 – St. Andrews by-the-Sea Touring

Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate.   After a Whale Watching Boat Tour, the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Saturday – DAY 5 – Saint John to Digby, NS

Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and 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.  Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa* overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Sunday – DAY 6 – Digby to Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s.  Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline.  Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for a two-night stay. (Breakfast)

Monday – DAY 7 – South Shore Touring

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world.   Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her 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.  (Breakfast)

Tuesday – DAY 8 – Halifax to Charlottetown, PE

Learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island.  Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (Continental Breakfast)

Wednesday – DAY 9 – Prince Edward Island Touring

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island.  Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Thursday – DAY 10 – Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway.  Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Friday – DAY 11 – Cabot Trail Touring

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour. (Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)

Saturday – DAY 12 – Baddeck to Halifax

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France.  Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides.  Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.  (Breakfast)

Sunday – DAY 13 – Depart Halifax

We hope you had a wonderful time exploring the beautiful Maritime provinces. (Continental Breakfast)

 

*2022 prices are per person based on two sharing [CDN] and subject to availability at time of booking. This price does not include: Federal and/or Provincial taxes. Trip Cancellation and Car Rental Insurance are extra.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Halifax
Day 2 – Halifax to Moncton
Day 3 – Moncton to Saint John
Day 4 – St. Andrews by-the-Sea Touring
Day 5 – Saint John to Digby
Day 6 – Annapolis Valley to Halifax
Day 7 – South Shore Touring
Day 8 – Halifax to Charlottetown
Day 9 – Prince Edward Island Touring
Day 10 – Charlottetown to Baddeck
Day 11 – Cabot Trail Touring
Day 12 – Baddeck to Halifax
Day 13 – Depart for Home

 

Departure Dates

May 31; June 21; July 12; August 2, 9; September 6, 13, 27; October 11, 2022

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