Atlantic Maritimes Tour

009917-W21

Experience the fresh salt air, unspoiled nature, rich history and warm hospitality of one of the world’s most popular destinations on our most comprehensive bus tour of the Canadian Maritimes. Combine this tour with our Newfoundland and Labrador’s Viking Trail Tour for an 18-day east-coast experience!

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Highlights
  • Bay of Fundy, home to the world's highest tides
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat and enjoy a delicious, lobster dinner
  • Peggy’s Cove, a picturesque fishing village and famous lighthouse and Lunenburg’s Grand Banks’ fishing fleet
  • Cabot Trail, Cape Breton and the fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
Details
Group Size: Maximum 35

2020 & 2021 Departures:
Tuesdays, June – early October (inquire for available dates)

2020 Prices:
From CA$3,994  – quad
From CA$4,004 – triple
From CA$4,311 – twin
From CA$5,500 – single

2021 Prices:
From CA$4,159  – quad
From CA$4,159 – triple
From CA$4,481 – twin
From CA$5,718 – single

Taxes: 15% HST

Prices are shown in CA$ per person based on two people sharing a twin room, three people in a triple, four people in a quad and one in a single.

Tour Code:
009917-W21

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your 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 travellers this evening at a Welcome Reception. Meals: none

Option: You may wish to add transfers from Halifax Airport to your downtown hotel, additional nights in Halifax or a city tour onto your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer. We can arrange for extra nights at the hotel as well as airport transfers.

This tour is a combination of shorter tours within Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. Combining tours provides a lot of flexibility of taking only a portion of the tour if the whole tour is too long. It does, however, necessitate some crossover days as tour participants are leaving and joining tours in progress and a possible change of tour director en-route.

The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Day 2: Halifax to Moncton, NB

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. (For October tours a lobster dinner at a local Moncton restaurant will be substituted). Check into our downtown hotel for the night. Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Moncton to Saint John

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit 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 tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into our Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay. Meals: B, L

Day 4: St. Andrews by-the-Sea

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 (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace. Meals: B, L

Day 5: Saint John to Digby, NS

We take the ferry back to Nova Scotia to 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. We overnight at a beautiful property overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy. Meals: B, D

Day 6: Digby to Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians of Grand Pre, who established their first settlement in the early 1600s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and fact and fiction blent and revel the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for a 2-night stay. Meals: B

Day 7: Nova Scotia's South Shore

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the world’s most photographed lighthouses. Travel Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleet 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. Meals: B

Day 8: Halifax 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 Culture and Heritage Centre. 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 (may be substituted depending on the theatre’s schedule). Meals: B

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, drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields along the North Shore of the island, 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. Enjoy true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster dinner. Meals: B, D

Day 10: 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. Meals: B, D

Day 11: 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 splendour 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 ready and at hand. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: 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. Meals: B

Day 13: Depart Halifax

Your tour concludes upon check out from the hotel. Extensions are possible if you would like to stay on longer in Halifax or add on a visit to Newfoundland and Labrador. Just ask. Meals: B

Included
  • 12 nights of accommodation (including four 2-night stays)
  • 21 Meals, including 2 lobster dinners - B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
  • Welcome Reception
  • Tour Director or Driver Guide
  • Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay
  • Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • World famous Cabot Trail
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • 2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
  • Fundy National Park
  • Saint John City Tour including Reversing Falls
  • St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip
  • Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
  • Grand Pre – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Halifax
  • Meals other than indicated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tours or transfers other than indicated
  • Airport transfers upon arrival/departure
  • Insurance
  • Applicable taxes
Tour Notes

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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