Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

8 days

from $1958 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Sep 2015.
"A wonderful way to travel"
Cathy , Jun 2014

With a taste of the seafaring lifestyle of Canada's east coast, every spot is picture perfect – from the quaint coastal towns to the wild nature of Prince Edward Island National Park and Cape Breton.

It's Insider moments like… tasting the fruity sweetness of decadent preserves like Strawberry Grand Marnier and Blueberry Raspberry Champagne served on homemade tea biscuits on Prince Edward Island. Bruce McNaughton's preserve company once sold to global restaurants, but he now welcomes you to his kitchen before treating you to local dishes like potato pie with bacon crust and maple dressing, a choice of 50 teas, and his preserves. It's also moments like seeing the Great Highland bagpipers, snare drummers and dancers of the College of Piping.

Trip type:
Regional Explorer
Trip code:

Large Map

Trip Itinerary

  • 1.


    Welcome to the vibrant city of Halifax! Set out to immerse yourself in the city's rich maritime history. Gather at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Welcome Reception


    The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites

  • 2.


    Today a Local Expert leads an orientation tour of this sparkling port city. Learn about Nova Scotia's intimate ties to the Titanic at a local cemetery and see where many of the victims are laid to rest. Visit the beautiful, Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harbourfront. This afternoon, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay, delighting painters and photographers with its red lighthouse and colourful fishing village. Then, discover the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.


    Full Breakfast,Dinner

  • 3.


    Head north to Jeddore Oyster Pond and the Fisherman's Life Museum, which allows you to imagine the simple joys and struggles of a typical fisherman's family in the early 1900s. Then stroll among the clapboard houses, visit the blacksmith's shop and see the local school of Sherbrooke Village, a meticulously re-created lumber town from the late 19th century. Upon reaching Cape Breton Island, end your travels in the town of Baddeck on the shores of the enchanting Bras d'Or Lake.


    Full Breakfast


    Silver Dart Lodge

  • 4.


    Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site where the inventor of the telephone chose to build his grand Canadian estate. Get a taste of the natural beauty that enchanted him on the famed Cabot Trail, a breathtaking journey around the tip of the island. Look out for black bear, moose and bald eagle as you travel past the majestic cliffs and canyons of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.


    Full Breakfast

  • 5.


    Traversing the scenic Nova Scotia countryside, spot little farms, glittering stretches of blue water and rocky headlands before arriving at the lovely harbour of Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and picturesque Charlottetown. 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.


    Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining


    Rodd Charlottetown

  • 6.


    Join a Local Expert today for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs. Visit Province House, Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature meeting place since 1847 and a National Historic Site. For a Unique Insight, visit the College of Piping, where Celtic culture comes alive! The college has a world-class reputation as an international school of excellence in Highland bagpiping.  Later, pay a visit to the gabled house that provided inspiration for the beloved children's classic, Anne of Green Gables. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy the evening on your own.


    Full Breakfast

  • 7.


    Cross back over the Northumberland Strait, this time by the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Back in New Brunswick, head out onto the waters to learn about the art and science of lobstering, then enjoy a lobster Regional Meal aboard the boat (weather permitting). Get out your Guinness Book of World Records this morning and join a Local Expert to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tides. Arrive in Moncton this evening in time to enjoy dinner with your newfound friends.


    Full Breakfast,Regional Meal,Farewell Dinner


    Delta Beausejour

  • 8.


    Bid farewell to Moncton and transfer to Halifax International Airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Halifax. Please do not schedule any flights before 7pm.


    Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest

    Enjoy a dinner of local cuisine with your hosts at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and discover the secrets of making delicious fruit preserves.
  • Local Expert

    For included sightseeing on Prince Edward Island and at the Bay of Fundy.
    Join a Local Expert for an exploration of Halifax.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Halifax.
  • Scenic drive along a portion of the Cabot Trail.
  • See Cape Breton Highlands, the famous Peggy's Cove lighthouse and the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site.
  • Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, Bay of Fundy, Sherbrooke Village, Moncton, Jeddore Oyster Pond, the Fisherman's Life Museum, and the Hopewell Rocks.


  • 3 dinners

    (including Be My Guest, three course dinner and Farewell Dinner).
  • 7 full breakfasts.

  • Regional Meal lunch.

  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers.

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 11 nights First Class accommodation
  • 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 holiday

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences


Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


  • Confederation Centre of the Arts - Musical: Anne of Green Gables

    Adult Price: $60.00 Enjoy a musical evening at the impressive Confederation Center of the Arts in the heart of Charlottetown. Featured show to be announced. Duration: 3 hours. (Minimum: 15 guests).


  • Sailing Cruise on Bras D'Or Lake

    Adult Price: $25.00 Join us aboard the Schooner Amoeba for a unique opportunity to sail the pristine Bras d’Or Lake. An entertaining narrated tour is offered about the interesting history of the schooner while you enjoy the natural beauty of this inland sea. View Alexander Graham Bell’s stately mansion in the distance and see bald eagles in their natural setting along the unspoiled Baddeck shoreline. This is a delightful sail in total comfort, guaranteed to inspire everyone. Tour Length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 8 passengers / Maximum: 42 passengers).
Prices & Availability
or Make an inquiry online

Alternatively call us on 800 352 4444 to speak to one of our experts.

Other trips recommended to you

You're visiting from Canada