Canadian Maritimes: Enchanting Islands

Trips & Tours // Canada Atlantic // 8 Days

Culture/History, National Parks


Get ready for a truly memorable island adventure in the Atlantic Maritimes. Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more.

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!

 

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Airport Transfers
  • Welcome Reception
  • 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
  • Whale Watching Boat Tours
  • 7 night’s accommodation including 2 two-night stays
  • 12 meals including a lobster dinner


DAY 1 - Arrive Halifax, NS
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 at a Meet and Greet. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS

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

DAY 2 - Halifax 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. Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island or similar - Oak Island, NS (B, D)

DAY 3 - Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PEI
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. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B, D)

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, drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. 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). Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B)

DAY 5 - Charlottetown – 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. Inverary Resort or similar - Baddeck, NS (B, D)

DAY 6 - 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. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). Inverary Resort or similar - Baddeck, NS (B, BL, D)

DAY 7 - Baddeck – Halifax
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. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS (B)

DAY 8 - Depart Halifax
Depart Halifax today on your flight home. (CB)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
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June 4, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
June 18, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
June 25, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
July 9, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
July 23, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
August 6, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
August 20, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
September 10, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
September 24, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963
October 8, 2017 Available Guaranteed$2,088$2,732$1,963

Arrival Instructions

Arrive to Halifax, NS by 6:00 PM via Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)


Departure Instructions

Depart from Halifax, NS after anytime via Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)


Payment Policy

Deposit: $ 200.00 per person due at time of booking - final payment due 45 days prior to departure


Cancellation Policy

Up until 45 days prior to departure: deposit will be retained; 45 - 31 days prior: 50% of tour price will be retained; 30 days prior and onward: no refund.

Motorcoach or van transportation
Local Tour Director or Driver-Guide
12 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 6 Breakfasts, 1 Boxed Lunch, 4 Dinners (including lobster dinner)
Airport Transfers
All admissions for items listed in itinerary
Gratuities on included meals and for local guides (except Tour Director and Driver)
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person

Price Per Person:
Plus HST/GST of 6% for Non-Residents of Canada or 15% for Canadian Residents

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrive Halifax, NS
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 at a Meet and Greet. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS

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

DAY 2 - Halifax 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. Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island or similar - Oak Island, NS (B, D)

DAY 3 - Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PEI
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. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B, D)

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, drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. 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). Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B)

DAY 5 - Charlottetown – 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. Inverary Resort or similar - Baddeck, NS (B, D)

DAY 6 - 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. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). Inverary Resort or similar - Baddeck, NS (B, BL, D)

DAY 7 - Baddeck – Halifax
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. Cambridge Suites or similar – Halifax, NS (B)

DAY 8 - Depart Halifax
Depart Halifax today on your flight home. (CB)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Motorcoach or van transportation
Local Tour Director or Driver-Guide
12 meals: 1 Continental Breakfast, 6 Breakfasts, 1 Boxed Lunch, 4 Dinners (including lobster dinner)
Airport Transfers
All admissions for items listed in itinerary
Gratuities on included meals and for local guides (except Tour Director and Driver)
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person

Price Per Person:
Plus HST/GST of 6% for Non-Residents of Canada or 15% for Canadian Residents



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