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Atlantic Maritime Provinces Escorted tour

12 nights

Magnificent coastlines, Maritime wonders, and East Coast energy!

Experience Atlantic Canada's Maritime Provinces with their unique way of life, and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of countryside and city. Learn all about the Scottish, Acadian and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Get a glimpse of Nova Scotia's picturesque fishing villages, and see the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick's shores of the Bay of Fundy. Experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras d'Or Lake and Cabot Trail.

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Day 1

Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your hotel ideally located in the downtown core of thisvi...

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Day 2

Halifax to Moncton

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colou...

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Day 3

Moncton to Saint John

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as you visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the...

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Day 4

Saint John

Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal tow...

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Day 5

Saint John to Digby

Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before you ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-o...

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Day 6

Annapolis Valley to Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first...

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Day 7

Halifax to Oak Island

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will en...

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Day 8

Oak Island to Charlottetown

Once only accessible by ferry, today you will arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederatio...

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Day 9

Charlottetown

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of...

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Day 10

Charlottetown to Baddeck

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island - the...

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Day 11

Cabot Trail

Today you will experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cab...

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Day 12

Baddeck to Halifax

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you today. Words cannot do justice to th...

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Day 13

Halifax

Time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Halifax International Airport...

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Day 1

Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your hotel ideally located in the downtown core of this
vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers this
evening at a Welcome Reception. (You may wish to extend your stay here in Halifax).

1 night in Halifax.

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Day 2

Halifax to Moncton

Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you 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.

1 night in Moncton.

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Day 3

Moncton to Saint John

Experience a true natural wonder this morning as you 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, before checking into your hotel for a two-night stay.

2 nights in Saint John.

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Day 4

Saint John

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 at your own pace.

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Day 5

Saint John to Digby

Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before you ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy. 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.
1 night in Digby.

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Day 6

Annapolis Valley to Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening.

1 night in Halifax

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Day 7

Halifax to Oak Island

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you 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. You will then head 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.

1 night in Oak Island.

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Day 8

Oak Island to Charlottetown

Once only accessible by ferry, today you will 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.

2 nights in Charlottetown

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Day 9

Charlottetown

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.)

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Day 10

Charlottetown to 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 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 the Bras d’Or Lake.

2 nights in Baddeck

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Day 11

Cabot Trail

Today you will 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).

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Day 12

Baddeck to Halifax

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you 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.

1 night in Halifax

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Day 13

Halifax

Time for last-minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your return flight.

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C Smith

A wonderful trip from start to finish. Wherever we went was great. We combined holidays and had 22 days and they were all exactly what you said they would be. Great fun.

 

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