Cape Breton Island Tour
Experience the rich cultural heritage and the breathtaking scenery that Cape Breton Island has become famous for.
This Experience Includes
Expert travel advice to help you get the most out of your vacation
4 nights' accommodation at select hotels
4 day escorted service ground transportation
Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
Select meals throughout the duration of your vacation
Admission to select museums & historic sites
Cape Breton Island’s most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, “I have traveled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.”
Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive on this tour as you make your way around the island and the Cabot Trail. Take in the awesome view from atop the Skyline Trail, visit a fishing village, and keep your eyes peeled for wildlife like moose and coyotes.
Wednesday – 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 center on the Atlantic Ocean.
Thursday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Baddeck, NS
Depart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. 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. (Continental Breakfast, Dinner)
Friday – DAY 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – Depart Halifax
We hope you had a wonderful time exploring Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. (Continental Breakfast)
*2023 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.
Day 1 – Arrive in Halifax
Day 2 – Halifax to Baddeck
Day 3 – Cabot Trail Touring
Day 4 – Baddeck to Halifax
Day 5 – Depart for Home
2023 Departure Dates
June 7, 28; July 19; August 9, 16; September 13, 27; October 4, 18, 2023