Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island 2014

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Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, CanadaGreen Gables on Prince Edward Island, Canada
Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick, Canada
Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Duration: 8 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Discover the charming towns and coastal life in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island on this scenic tour. See the major sights in the vibrant port city of Halifax with its tree-lined streets and waterfront vistas, before heading north along Nova Scotia's eastern shore. On Prince Edward Island marvel at the sandstone cliffs, sandy beaches and abundant wildlife that make this an unforgettable and breathtaking tour.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE HALIFAX (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Halifax, home to the first British town in Canada! Get settled in at your hotel and then head out on your own this afternoon to see Halifax. Take a stroll along the waterfront or indulge in some high end shopping before meeting at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at the hotel.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites (F)

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  • Day 2

    HALIFAX SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Founded in 1749 by the British as a bulwark against French settlement, Nova Scotia's capital has grown up to be a thriving, multi-cultural city. On a city tour, learn about Nova Scotia's intimate ties to the Titanic and visit the massive Halifax Citadel Historic Site, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. This afternoon, soak up the ocean air and traditional maritime atmosphere as you travel southwest to St. Margaret's Bay and the lovely little fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Return to Halifax for an evening on your own.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    HALIFAX – SHERBROOKE VILLAGE – BADDECK (2 NIGHTS)

    Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman's Life Museum, a restored house once home to Ervin and Ethelda Myer and their 13 daughters. Smell the fresh ocean air, see the lovely garden and imagine the joys and struggles of a typical fisherman's family in the early 1900s. In the winters, fishermen sometimes worked in the forests, and Sherbrooke Village is a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Stroll along the River Walk, chat with the blacksmith and visit the town's post office. Then cross the Canso Causeway, an engineering wonder built with some 10 million tons of rock, to explore gorgeous Cape Breton Island. End your travels for the day in the pretty little town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d'Or Lake.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Silver Dart Lodge (MF)

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  • Day 4

    CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS & CABOT TRAIL EXCURSION

    Begin the day with a visit to Cape Breton where Alexander Graham Bell chose to build his Canadian estate, saying "I have travelled the globe…for simple beauty Cape Breton outrivals them all." Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where Bell's estate—Beinn Bhreagh—can be viewed from the rooftop gardens of the complex. Get a taste of that natural beauty on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Pass by sparkling blue bays and emerald-clad hillsides and quaint Margaree Harbour. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Return to Baddeck in the late afternoon.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN (2 NIGHTS)

    Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the "Birthplace of New Scotland," lovely Pictou, which got its nickname from the waves of Scottish emigres who settled here. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island—the home of the beloved Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and learn the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves. Join your hosts for a Be My Guest dinner featuring authentic local cuisine. Then skirt the coast before travelling inland to picturesque Charlottetown.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Rodd Charlottetown (F)

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  • Day 6

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME

    Join a Local Expert for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin with a visit to the fishing village of North Rustico with its pretty red-and-white lighthouse, built back in 1876. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. Then explore a 25-mile stretch of some of Canada's most spectacular coastline set aside in Prince Edward Island National Park. Relish the sparkling waters, the striking red sandstone cliffs, the chattering shorebirds and the rolling sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass. Later, pay a visit to the quaint township of Cavendish and discover the gabled house that provided inspiration for the classic children's story, Anne of Green Gables, about a little orphan girl. Return to Charlottetown this evening for some time on your own.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    CHARLOTTETOWN – SHEDIAC BAY – MONCTON

    Return across the Northumberland Strait, this time via the Confederation Bridge—the longest bridge in the world over ice-covered water. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering; then enjoy a lobster Highlight Lunch onboard the boat (weather permitting). Return to land for a Local Speciality, enjoying Moncton's famed fruit wines, before ending your day's journey here in Moncton, originally settled in 1766 by Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. This evening, join your travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Highlight Lunch / Farewell Dinner)

    Hotel: Delta Beausejour (F)

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  • Day 8

    MONCTON – HOPEWELL ROCKS – DEPART HALIFAX

    Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning for a visit to the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tide. Your Local Expert explains everything you need to know about these magnificently eroded rocks that tower above the churning sea. Bid farewell to your fellow travellers in Moncton where you will take a complimentary transfer to Halifax International Airport or to the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites in Halifax for guests extending their stay. Please do not schedule any flights before 7 p.m.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Enjoy a dinner of authentic local cuisine and learn how fruit preserves are made at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Enjoy the famed fruit wines in Moncton.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • HalifaxDiscover the city's famous landmarks; visit the Citadel National Historic Site.
  • Jeddore Oyster PondLearn about early coastal life at the Fisherman's Life Museum.
  • SherbrookeExplore historic Sherbrooke Village, a restored 19th century living museum.
  • BaddeckVisit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site.
  • Cape BretonEnjoy the sights of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
  • Cabot TrailTravel one of the most scenic drives in the world.
  • Prince Edward IslandTour the island; visit Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables, the literary home of "Anne of Green Gables."
  • MonctonVisit a local winery and taste local fruit wines.
  • Bay of FundyVisit the Hopewell Rocks.

Dining

  • 7 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch:
    • Highlight Lunch Lobster Cruise with wine in Shediac Bay
  • 4 evening meals:
    • Welcome Reception with light appetisers and drinks with your Travel Director in Halifax
    • 1 three-course dinner
    • Be My Guest dinner with wine on Prince Edward Island
    • Farewell Dinner with wine in Moncton

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided trip
  • 7 nights First Class accommodation

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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