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13 Day Atlantic Maritimes Day 1: Halifax Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban center on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your . .
Country: Canada
City: Halifax
Duration: 13 Day(s) - 12 Night(s)
Tour Category: Seasonal Events Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99
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13 Day Atlantic Maritimes

Day 1: Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban center on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

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 – Moncton

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colorful coastline to New Brunswick. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will 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 you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.

Day 3: Moncton – Saint John

Experience a true natural wonder this morning at 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 where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea Touring

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, the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.

Day 5: Saint John – Digby

Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and 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.

Day 6: Digby – Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening.

Day 7: Halifax – Western Shore

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.

After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area’s Western Shore for the night and learn of the world's longest-running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort*.

*September 11, departures may return to Halifax for the night after touring Peggy’s Cove and the South Shore.

Day 8: Western Shore – Charlottetown

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).

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, 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.

Day 10: Charlottetown – Baddeck

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*.

*September 18, departure may stay in Sydney on Cape Breton Island instead of Baddeck.

Day 11: 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.

Day 12: Baddeck – 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.

Option: You may wish to continue your Atlantic Canada vacation and join us today on our Circle Newfoundland & Labrador tour.

Day 13: Halifax

Arrangements end upon check out from the hotel.

Package Includes:

12 nights of accommodation, professional Tour Leader, transportation on deluxe motorcoach, ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia, 22 meals including 2 lobster dinners, sightseeing, and attractions as listed below.


Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay

Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy

Fundy National Park

Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls

St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip

Annapolis Valley including Winery Tour & Tasting

The landscape of Grand Pre – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Peggy’s Cove

Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island

Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place

Prince Edward Island National Park

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

Note: Arrival and departure flights can be booked for any time on arrival and departure day. Twin-share program is not available on this tour.

Pricing is per person (does not include applicable taxes)

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