NOVA SCOTIA & PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 8 Days from $2,175 Can Per Person
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Highlights: Halifax, Jeddore Oyster Pond, Sherbrooke, Baddeck, Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Moncton, Bay of Fundy, Wine Tasting
DAY 1 ARRIVE HALIFAX (2 NIGHTS)
Welcome to Halifax, home to the first British town in Canada! Get settled in at your hotel and then head out on your own this afternoon to see Halifax. Take a stroll along the waterfront or indulge in some high end shopping before meeting at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.
Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)
Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites (F)
DAY 2 HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Founded in 1749 by the British as a bulwark against French settlement, Nova Scotia's capital has grown up to be a thriving, multicultural city. On a city tour, learn about Nova Scotia's intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel Historic Site, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. This afternoon, soak up the salt air and traditional maritime atmosphere as you travel southwest to St. Margaret's Bay and the lovely little fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
DAY 3 HALIFAX - SHERBROOKE VILLAGE - BADDECK (2 NIGHTS)
Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman's Life Museum, a restored house once home to Ervin and Ethelda Myer and their 13 daughters. Smell the fresh salty air, see the lovely garden and imagine the joys and struggles of a typical fisherman's family in the early 1900s. In the winters, fishermen sometimes worked in the forests, and Sherbrooke Village is a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Stroll along the River Walk, chat with the blacksmith and visit the town's post office. Then cross the Canso Causeway, an engineering wonder built with some 10 million tons of rock, to explore gorgeous Cape Breton Island. End your travels for the day in the pretty little town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d'Or Lake.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Dinner)
Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge (MF)
DAY 4 CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION
Begin the day with a visit to Cape Breton where Alexander Graham Bell chose to build his Canadian estate, saying "I have travelled the globe... for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals them all." Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where Bell's estate-Beinn Bhreagh-can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex. Get a taste of that natural beauty on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Pass by sparkling blue bays and emerald-clad hillsides and quaint Margaree Harbour. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
DAY 5 BADDECK - WOOD ISLANDS FERRY - CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS)
Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the "Birthplace of New Scotland," lovely Pictou, which got its nickname from the waves of Scottish emigres who settled here. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island-the home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. Then skirt the coast before travelling inland to picturesque Charlottetown.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Be My Guest)
Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F)
DAY 6 PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
Join a Local Guide today for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin with a visit to the fishing village of North Rustico with its pretty red-and-white lighthouse, built back in 1876. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Then explore a 40 kilometre (25 mile) stretch of some of Canada's most spectacular coastline set aside in Prince Edward Island National Park. Relish the sparkling waters, the striking red sandstone cliffs, the chattering shorebirds and the rolling sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass. Later, pay a visit to the quaint township of Cavendish and discover the gabled house that provided inspiration for the classic children's story about a little orphan girl. Return to Charlottetown this evening for some time on your own.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
DAY 7 CHARLOTTETOWN - SHEDIAC BAY - MONCTON
Return across the Northumberland Strait, this time via the Confederation Bridge-the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered water. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering; then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch onboard the boat (weather permitting). Return to land for a Wine Tasting, enjoying the famed fruit wines, before ending your day's journey in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. This evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast/Highlight Lunch/Farewell Dinner)
Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F)
DAY 8 MONCTON - HOPEWELL ROCKS - DEPART HALIFAX
Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tide. Your Local Guide explains everything you need to know about these magnificently eroded rocks that tower above the churning sea. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers in Moncton where you will take a complimentary transfer to Halifax International Airport or to the hotel in Halifax for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m.
Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)
Halifax Discover the city's famous landmarks; visit the Citadel National Historic Site.
Jeddore Oyster Pond Learn about early coastal life at the Fisherman's Life Museum.
Sherbrooke Explore historic Sherbrooke Village, a restored 19th century living museum.
Baddeck Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
Cape Breton Enjoy the sights of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Cabot Trail Travel one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Prince Edward Island Tour the island; visit Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables, the literary home of "Anne of Green Gables."
Moncton Visit a local winery and taste local fruit wines.
Bay of Fundy Visit the Hopewell Rocks.
Wine Tasting Enjoy the famed fruit wines in Moncton.
Be My Guest - Enjoy a dinner of authentic local cuisine and learn how fruit preserves are made at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company.
Hidden Treasure - Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
Local Guide - For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy.
7 full breakfasts.
Highlight Lunch Lobster Cruise with wine in Shediac Bay
4 evening meals:
Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Halifax
1 three-course dinner
Be My Guest dinner with wine on Prince Edward Island
Farewell Dinner with wine in Moncton
First class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities
All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and onboard restroom
The services of one of our professional Travel Directors throughout your journey
7 nights First Class accommodation
Airport Transfers are provided on Day 1 and Day 8
Complimentary keepsake photo and My Journey book
Audio Headsets For all guided visits and included sightseeing
Departure Dates: June - September
Prices From approx $2,175 Can
per person based on double occupancy
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