Join us as we uncover the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes. From the rugged Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, fun and adventure awaits. Marvel at the incredible views at Nova Scotia's Peggy's Cove. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks and savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast. In Prince Edward Island, visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. Immerse yourself in the region's Gaelic heritage. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his museum. Travel along the striking Lighthouse Route. Board a fishing boat at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and learn to shuck scallops. Don't miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of this amazing region.
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- 11 Days
|Day 1||Halifax||Halifax, Nova Scotia - Western Shore - Tour Begins: Welcome to Canada's Maritimes region - an area of rugged and pristine beauty. Waterfront accommodations await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate's treasure still waiting to be found.|
|Day 2||Western Shore||Western Shore - Lunenberg - Western Shore: This morning meet your fellow guests over breakfast with your Tour Manager. Then, experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each piece. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a walking tour and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Then it's on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how to prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat for an up-close experience. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront.|
|Day 3||Western Shore||Western Shore - Saint John, New Brunswick: This morning, board a ferry bound for Saint John. Later, get a taste of local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market* as it comes alive with the aroma of fresh food. You may shop for Maritimes crafts and witness local artists at work. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore your seaside environs.|
|Day 4||Saint John||Saint John: Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marveling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. Make stops along the way that not only reveal breathtaking views but also the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed), fiddleheads, and traditional fiddle music. Gaze out your window at St. Martin's famous covered bridges on your way to Saint John. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.|
|Day 5||Saint John||Saint John - Prince Edward Island: Today, travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline on your way to savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast where an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. This afternoon, visit the amazing Hopewell Rocks. A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny island when the tide is high.** Leave New Brunswick behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, the 'Land Cradled on the Waves,' where you'll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.|
|Day 6||Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island: Come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park's picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will meet a farmer who teaches you the art of potato farming, the island's leading industry. Then, the choice is yours! Will you choose to learn about and indulge in award-winning cheeses or is some handmade ice cream made the old fashion way on the menu? Next we return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city. Discover seaside Charlottetown with a tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures. Enjoy dinner along the waterfront in Charlottetown.|
|Day 7||Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island - Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia - Baddeck: Today, board a ferry bound for Cairbou, Nova Scotia. Arriving at Cape Breton Island, continue your journey along the Canso Causeway. Set out on a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada's only inland sea. After dinner this evening we've arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting).|
|Day 8||Baddeck||Cabot Trail: Set off to explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter's Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more beauty awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil's Harbour. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America's first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a 'milling frolic'â?¦practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm.|
|Day 9||Baddeck||Baddeck - Halifax: This morning explore the amazing variety of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. En route to Halifax, pay a visit to the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi'kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends-see artifacts including intricate quill and bead work, and learn some words from the Mi'kmaq language. Return to Halifax with your evening at leisure.|
|Day 10||Halifax||Halifax - Peggy's Cove - Halifax: Today, visit one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada - beautiful Peggy's Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. Later, explore Halifax's charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and the famous Citadel. Complete your day along the waterfront at a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip.|
|Day 11||Halifax||Halifax - Tour Ends: Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories.|
- Westin Nova Scotian Halifax, Canada
- Rodd Charlottetown Charlottetown, Canada
- Inverary Inn Resort Baddeck, Canada
- Rodd Brudenell River Resort Cardigan, Canada
- Delta Brunswick Saint John, Canada
- Atlantica Oak Island Resort & Marina Western Shore, Canada
- * NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.