East Coast Islands

Trips & Tours // Canada Atlantic // 13 Days

Culture/History, Guaranteed Departures, National Parks


It features the highlights of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the West Coast of Newfoundland.

Take our Enchanting Islands and Newfoundland's Viking Trail itineraries, and combine them to make this fantastic 13 day tour! It features the highlights of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the West Coast of Newfoundland.

TAP Rating: TAP Superior


Highlights include:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Atlantic Canada Tour Director
  • Meet & Greet
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum Of the Atlantic
  • Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
  • Confederation Bridge Of 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
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • World Famous Cabot Trail
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic SIte
  • Ferry from Nova Scotia to Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • L'Anse aux Meadows - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Gros Morne National Park
  • Tablelands - UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
  • Screech In Ceremony
  • 12 night's accommodation
  • 26 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 Western Shore, 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 - Western Shore, 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 Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederations Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule) Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B)

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. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style Lobster Dinner. Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B, D)

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 – Port aux Basques, NL
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. At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* corssing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic Ferry - Port-aux-Basques, NL (B, D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port-aux-Basques.

DAY 8 - Port-aux-Basques – Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of the ancient cultures. The Port Au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundlands' northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. Sea Echo or similar - Port au Choix, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 9 - Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. Northern Light or similar - L’Anse au Clair, NL (B,D)

DAY 10 - L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. Haven or similar – St. Anthony, NL (B,D)

DAY 11- St. Anthony – Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay.  Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,D)

*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

DAY 12 - Gros Morne Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle in an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be a unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. Shallow Bay Motel or similar - Cow Head, NL (B, BL, D)

Option: For the selected departures listed below, passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour of Bonne Bay and visit to Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please notes that there is a 45 minute (3 km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking. 
2018
: June 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26 

DAY 13 - Cow Head - Deer Lake Airport (Home) 
Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Departure Date: Tour Status: Price Per Person (U.S. Dollars):
D
S
T
July 22, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,697$4,373$3,411
July 29, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,697$4,373$3,411
August 12, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,697$4,373$3,411
August 19, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,697$4,373$3,411
August 26, 2018 Available Guaranteed$3,697$4,373$3,411

Arrival Instructions

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


Departure Instructions

Depart from Deer Lake, NL after 2:00 PM via Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF)


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 transportation
Fully escorted by local Tour Director
26 meals, including a lobster dinner
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

Two English/German Bilingual Departures: June 10 and August 26, 2018 

Price Per Person:
Plus 15% Tax
Quad rates also available 

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 Western Shore, 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 - Western Shore, 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 Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederations Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule) Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B)

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. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style Lobster Dinner. Rodd Charlottetown or similar - Charlottetown, PEI (B, D)

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 – Port aux Basques, NL
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. At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* corssing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. Marine Atlantic Ferry - Port-aux-Basques, NL (B, D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port-aux-Basques.

DAY 8 - Port-aux-Basques – Port au Choix
Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park – to be enjoyed later on during your tour – to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of the ancient cultures. The Port Au Choix Peninsula juts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundlands' northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years. Sea Echo or similar - Port au Choix, NL (B,L,D)

DAY 9 - Port au Choix – L’Anse au Clair
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. Northern Light or similar - L’Anse au Clair, NL (B,D)

DAY 10 - L’Anse au Clair – St. Anthony
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. Haven or similar – St. Anthony, NL (B,D)

DAY 11- St. Anthony – Cow Head
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting)* before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay.  Shallow Bay or similar – Cow Head, NL (B,D)

*June and early July are the best time to see Titanic-size icebergs!

DAY 12 - Gros Morne Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour on Bonne Bay; be on the look-out for the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord. Also visit Tablelands; this mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle in an awe-inspiring sight. Today will be a unforgettable experience; some say the scenery that Gros Morne offers is unequaled in Eastern Canada. Shallow Bay Motel or similar - Cow Head, NL (B, BL, D)

Option: For the selected departures listed below, passengers may request on booking to take a scenic boat tour on Western Brook Pond and visit Broom Point Fishing Premises in lieu of the scenic boat tour of Bonne Bay and visit to Tablelands. While some may consider the boat tour on Western Brook Pond to be a superior outing, please notes that there is a 45 minute (3 km/ 2 miles) from the parking lot to the dock and a 45 minute walk back. This option must be requested on booking. 
2018
: June 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26 

DAY 13 - Cow Head - Deer Lake Airport (Home) 
Have your camera at the ready as you catch your final glimpse of Gros Morne National Park. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Pricing & Availability

Inclusions

Motorcoach transportation
Fully escorted by local Tour Director
26 meals, including a lobster dinner
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

Two English/German Bilingual Departures: June 10 and August 26, 2018 

Price Per Person:
Plus 15% Tax
Quad rates also available 



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