Enchanting Islands Tour
Discover Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island.
This Escorted Itinerary Includes
Expert travel advice to help you get the most out of your vacation
7 nights' accommodation at select hotels, bed & breakfasts and country inns
7 day escorted ground transportation
Baggage handling of one suitcase per person
Select meals throughout the duration of your vacation
Admission to select museums & historic sites
Pass through fields of green, dine on succulent seafood, and travel the world famous Cabot Trail on this vacation of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island.
Also spend time in the Oak Island area to learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured to Nova Scotia for hundreds of years! Get ready for a truly memorable island adventure in the Atlantic Maritimes.
Sunday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean for a two-night stay. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
Monday – DAY 2 – 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 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check out from your hotel. (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 – South Shore Touring
Day 3 – Halifax to Charlottetown
Day 4 – Prince Edward Island Touring
Day 5 – Charlottetown to Baddeck
Day 6 – Cabot Trail Touring
Day 7 – Baddeck to Halifax
Day 8 – Depart for Home
2023 Departure Dates:
June 4, 25; July 16; August 6, 13; September 10, 24; October 1, 15, 2023