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Culinary Delights of Nova Scotia Explore Nova Scotia's Gastronomic Bounty

13 nights

If you are a foodie looking for a holiday combining good food, good wine and spectacular scenery, then this is the tour for you.

Enjoy the city of Halifax before moving on to explore Nova Scotia's Atlantic coastline including the ubiquitous Peggy's Cove lighthouse and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg as well as taking in Kejimkujik National Park and Cape Breton.

Numerous opportunities abound to savour the culinary delights of Nova Scotia's adventurous palate.

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Day 1

Halifax

Arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia's provincial capital, a vibrant city centred around the picturesq...

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Day 2

Halifax

Today you will take a city tour of Halifax, taking in such historic sites as the Citadel National...

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Day 3

Halifax to Lunenburg

Today, you will pick up your car and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route, visiting t...

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Day 4

Lunenburg to Digby

After some further exploration of the Lunenburg area, your journey today will take you north to t...

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Day 5

Digby to Wolfville

Your sightseeing in the Digby and Annapolis Valley area today should include the Fort Anne Nation...

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Day 6

Wolfville

Your exploration of the Wolfville area today could include the Robie Tufts Nature Centre, The Aca...

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Day 7

Wolfville to Tatamagouche

Leave Wolfville and continue along the Glooscap Trail to the centre of the province and Truro. Lo...

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Day 8

Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche is a great base to explore the Northumberland Shore, and include visits to the Sunri...

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Day 9

Tatamagouche to Pictou

After leaving Tatamagouche, you will continue along the Sunrise Trail to Pictou, known as the bir...

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Day 10

Pictou to Baddeck

Your journey along the Sunrise Trail takes you on to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway. The scen...

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Day 11

Baddeck

A visit to the Glenora Distillery on the Celidh Trail with fabulous views of the hills of the Mab...

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Day 12

Baddeck

Today you can enjoy the southern shore of Cape Breton, visiting Glace Bay which is the start of t...

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Day 13

Baddeck to Liscomb Mills

Today you will continue via the Canso Causeway to Liscomb Mills, driving along the Eastern Shore...

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Day 14

Liscomb Mills to Halifax

Take a leisurely drive back to Halifax today, visiting Musquodoboit Harbour Valley - a haven for...

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Day 1

Halifax

Arrival in Halifax, Nova Scotia's provincial capital, a vibrant city centred around the picturesque waterfront. Home to art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants and sidewalk cafes with amazing food, cool music and stunning architecture. Tonight, you could enjoy a lovely meal at Stories at the Halliburton,one of Halifax's best kept secrets.

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Day 2

Halifax

Today you will take a city tour of Halifax, taking in such historic sites as the Citadel National Historic Site, Government House, the Old Town Clock and City Hall. How about a light lunch of a Signature Lobster Roll afterwards on the patio overlooking the water at Murphy's Cable Wharf Restaurant? A visit later in the afternoon while you explore the city further to Alexander Keith's Brewery is a must, as is seeing the unique collection of Titanic memorabilia at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

This evening, give the Grafton Street Dinner Theatre a try; this unique dining experience combines the flavours of Nova Scotia with music, comedy and interactive characters.

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Day 3

Halifax to Lunenburg

Today, you will pick up your car and drive the south shore along the Lighthouse Route, visiting the picturesque village of Peggy's Cove enroute, home to Nova Scotia's most visited lighthouse. Make sure you visit the Sou'Wester restaurant that overlooks the famous landmark. Continue on to the relaxing seaside town of Mahone Bay before your arrival into Lunenburg, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunenburg is the birthplace of the famous Bluenose built in 1921 and its attractions include the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and Atlantic Canada's first Marine Park.

Tonight you can choose from casual street-side cafes, relaxed outdoor terraces, chic bistros or elegant fine dining rooms for dinner.

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(Total distance - 58 miles)

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Day 4

Lunenburg to Digby

After some further exploration of the Lunenburg area, your journey today will take you north to the Kejimkujik National Park. This spectacular inland park has walking trails to suit all abilities and some of the best canoeing in Atlantic Canada. Make a stop enroute to taste Van Dyk's Wild Blueberry Juice and also pay a visit to the park's visitor centre, which houses replicas of the native tools found by archaeologists dating back 4500 years ago. Continue on to the wine capital of Nova Scotia, Annapolis Valley, which has amazing views of the Bay of Fundy. Churchill's Restaurant and Lounge at Digby Pines Resort is a good choice for dinner this evening; their creative and eclectic menu offers a new twist on old favourites and features local ingredients.

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(Total distance - 118 miles)

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Day 5

Digby to Wolfville

Your sightseeing in the Digby and Annapolis Valley area today should include the Fort Anne National Historic Site, the Garrison Cemetery and the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. Continue on to Wolfville where you will enjoy wine country. This area is surrounded by culinary adventures filled with world-famous seafood, farm-fresh delicacies and award-winning wines. This charming university town is home to many shops, boutiques and fine dining.

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(Total distance - 88 miles)

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Day 6

Wolfville

Your exploration of the Wolfville area today could include the Robie Tufts Nature Centre, The Acadia University Art Gallery and the Randall House Museum. Obviously, wineries should be on your visiting list; try L'Acadie Vineyards or Blomidon Estate Winery. Continue on to Grand Pre where you can take a guided tour and learn about grape growing, winemaking and tasting; all products are made from 100% Nova Scotia grown grapes or apples. The fabulous Le Caveau Restaurant specialises in global cuisine using seasonal local ingredients.

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Day 7

Wolfville to Tatamagouche

Leave Wolfville and continue along the Glooscap Trail to the centre of the province and Truro. Located at the very tip of the Bay of Fundy, Truro is an excellent viewing area for the 'tidal bore', an amazing natural phenomenon. Travel on the Sunrise Trail to Tatamagouche, visiting Sugar Moon maple syrup farm in Earltown enroute where you can enjoy a locally inspired maple brunch all day; free tastings and tours are available in the working sugar camp.

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(Total distance - 131 miles)

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Day 8

Tatamagouche

Tatamagouche is a great base to explore the Northumberland Shore, and include visits to the Sunrise Trail Museum, Balmoral Grist Mill and the Sutherland Stream Mill. Also pay a visit to Jost Vineyards for some traditional Nova Scotia hospitality and award-winning wines.

Once back in Tatamagouche, enjoy the unique experience of the charming and nostalgic dining car at the Train Station Inn.

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Day 9

Tatamagouche to Pictou

After leaving Tatamagouche, you will continue along the Sunrise Trail to Pictou, known as the birthplace of New Scotland; the Province's first Scottish highlanders landed on the ship 'Hector' in 1773. A full-scale replica of the Hector can be found on the award-winning waterfront development known as Hector Heritage Quay. Be sure to sample some shortbread from Mrs MacGregor's too.

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(Total distance - 33 miles)

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Day 10

Pictou to Baddeck

Your journey along the Sunrise Trail takes you on to Cape Breton via the Canso Causeway. The scenic highland landscapes mix with rugged, rocky cliffs plunging to the sea for spectacular views. Continue on to visit Baddeck which is situated on the Bras d'Or Lakes. Baddeck's most notable resident was Alexander Graham Bell, and you can visit the National Historic Site named after him. A seafood dinner at the Bell Buoy Restaurant and Supper House is a great dining option for this evening.

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(Total distance - 132 miles)

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Day 11

Baddeck

A visit to the Glenora Distillery on the Celidh Trail with fabulous views of the hills of the Mabou Highland is the perfect setting for a gourmet adventure. Continue along the famous Cabot Trail, one of Canada's most spectacular drives; winding around the rocky splendours of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. A fine dining experience overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Purple Thistle Dining Room at the Keltic Lodge is a good way to end the day.

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Day 12

Baddeck

Today you can enjoy the southern shore of Cape Breton, visiting Glace Bay which is the start of the Marconi Trail. Named after Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor who sent the first transatlantic message from here, Glace Bay is also home of the Miners Museum and Marconi National Historic Site. Follow the trail to the Fortess of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest historical reconstruction in North America, and hear the cannons and muskets fire while meeting the villagers of the recreated French fortification of more than 250 years ago. One of Baddeck's friendly local restaurants is a good dinner choice for tonight.

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Day 13

Baddeck to Liscomb Mills

Today you will continue via the Canso Causeway to Liscomb Mills, driving along the Eastern Shore and following the Marine Drive Route; rugged coast, tranquil bays and beaches, unspoiled forest fauna and crystal-clear lakes and streams are plentiful on this stunning drive. A visit to the inviting community of Guysborough, with its distinctive architecture, is worthwhile, taking in Chedabucto Bay and Sherbrook Village, a typical Nova Scotian Village from the 1860s. Continue on to Liscomb Mills and if you don't wish to relax and enjoy your surroundings, you can take a kayaking or canoeing tour.

Overnight Liscomb Mills.

(Total distance - 140 miles)

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Day 14

Liscomb Mills to Halifax

Take a leisurely drive back to Halifax today, visiting Musquodoboit Harbour Valley - a haven for nature lovers - and Martinique Beach, the longest beach in the province.

Drop your car back at Halifax airport, ready for your return flight to the UK.

(Total distance - 109 miles)

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Prices start from £2,380 per person of two including return flights from London Heathrow to Halifax, intermediate car hire and 13 nights' accommodation.



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