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ATLANTIC MARITIMES
 
13 Days from $3,985 CAD  
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Experience the fresh salt air, unspoiled nature, rich history and warm hospitality of one of the world's most popular destinations on our most comprehensive bus tour of the Canadian Maritimes.

Day 1: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in to our accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet our Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening ata Meet and Greet Event.


Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax or a city tour to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia's capital city has much to offer.

Day 2: Halifax, NS to Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world's highest tides as we meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick's bilingual city of Moncton. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton and check into our downtown hotel for the night. (CB, L, D)

Day 3: Moncton, NB to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit 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, before checking into our harbourfront accommodations for a two-night stay. (B, L)

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea
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 (weather permitting), the afternoon is ours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at our own pace. (B, L)

Day 5: Saint John, NB to Annapolis Valley, NS
Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. 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. We overnight in the Annapolis Valley. (B, D)

Day 6: Annapolis Valley, NS to Halifax, NS
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600's. Visit Grand Pre World UNESCO Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. (B)

Day 7: Halifax, NS to Oak Island, NS
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy's Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Travel Nova Scotia's 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. We are then off to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town and chat with the welcoming locals who have been known to share superstitions, legends and fables that date back to the rum-running days. Arrive in Western Shore for the night and learn of legendary Oak Island - home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure. We overnight at a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)

Day 8: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE
Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, learn about Mi'kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi'kmaq Museum. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.)(B)

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, we drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables books. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before returning to our Charlottetown accommodations. (B, D)

Day 10: Charlottetown, PE 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 the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Arrive at our accommodations on the Bras d'Or Lake where we will spend two nights. (B, D)

Day 11: Cabot Trail Touring
We're off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. 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. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton's rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Our day is complimented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (B, Box L, D)

Day 12: Baddeck, NS to Halifax, NS
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits us today. 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. (B)

Day 13: Depart Halifax
Arrangements end on check out from the hotel. We hope that you have enjoyed your time with us and that we'll see you again soon! (CB)

Highlights:
Atlantic Canadian Tour Director
Modern Tourng Vehicle
Meet and Greet Event
Joggins Fossil Cliffs - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay
Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
Fundy National Park
Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls
St. Andrew's by-the-Sea Day Trip
Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
Grand Pre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting
Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi'kmaq Museum
Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
Prince Edward Island National Park
Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
World Famous Cabot Trail
Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
12 night's accommodation including 3 two-night stays
22 meals including 2 lobster dinners

Hotels used for the tour:
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown - Moncton, New Brunswick
Hilton Saint John - Saint John, New Brunswick
Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa - Digby, Nova Scotia
Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Western Shore, Nova Scotia
Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia



Departure Dates: 
May - October

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From approx $3,985 CAD plus tax per person based on double occupancy
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