Enchanting Maritimes - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

12 days

from £2250 pp

Trip available from Jun 2015 to Sep 2015.
"The travel experience was outstanding"
Bernice , Aug 2014

The maritime mainstays of New England and eastern Canada's remote coastline feature at every stop – from peaceful Bar Harbor and vibrant Boston to the rugged landscapes of Cape Breton.

It's Insider moments like… catching lobster on Shediac Bay as the fresh salt water spray adds to the excitement of our trip out with fishermen. As they teach you the art of lobster fishing on their trawler, they help you net your own lunch – a truly authentic meal on the east coast. And it's chatting to other local characters, like our friends on Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy, who take you to see the attractions and share knowledge of their home regions, but also reveal their own anecdotes and their love of the places they show you.

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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 exploration 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, where you can 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 in Shediac Bay 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,Dinner


    Delta Beausejour

  • 8.


    After breakfast, head south and across the border to Maine's Mount Desert Island. Once home to the largest hotel in North America, the city of Bar Harbor also played host to the grand mansions of the American elite.


    Full Breakfast


    Bar Harbor Regency

  • 9.


    Marvel at Acadia National Park's granite cliffs overlooking dramatic, windswept beaches, graceful stone bridges arching over rushing streams and stands of ancient maples. Return to Bar Harbor for a full afternoon on your own. Tonight, enjoy a festive dinner with Maine lobster.


    Full Breakfast,Dinner

  • 10.


    Head to Portland, Maine where you'll enjoy sightseeing in this genuine and unpretentious city. With its heady mixture of artistic and outdoor adventures, the seascapes and cityscapes blend harmoniously, perched on a peninsula, jutting out into island-studded Casco Bay. Dinner is on your own in Portland.


    Full Breakfast


    Westin Portland Harborview

  • 11.


    Head to Boston after breakfast, travelling along the New England coastline, passing by old whaling villages dotted with lighthouses, the playgrounds of the rich and famous, and rocky beaches. Enjoy an afternoon of sightseeing on an orientation tour upon arrival in Boston. This afternoon, get settled at the Omni Parker House, an Historic Hotel of America. Tonight, celebrate your holiday with newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner.


    Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner


    Omni Parker House Authentic Accommodation

  • 12.


    Bid farewell to your travel companions as you are transferred to Boston Logan International Airport or choose to extend your stay at the Omni Parker House.


    Full Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Authentic Accommodation

    Stay at the Omni Parker House, an Historic Hotel of America and landmark of Boston since 1855.
  • 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 and in Halifax.
  • Unique Insight

    While in Prince Edward Island, visit the College of Piping where celtic culture comes alive.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour of Halifax, Prince Edward Island and St. John.
  • Orientation tour of Boston.
  • Scenic drive along a portion of The Cabot Trail.
  • See Cape Breton Highlands and Acadia National Parks.
  • View Peggy's Cove, Jeddore Oyster Pond, Sherbrooke Village, Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, Moncton and Reversing Falls.
  • Visit Halifax, Prince Edward Island National Park, Bay of Fundy and Hopewell Rocks.


  • 5 dinners

    (including Be My Guest, 3 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner).
  • 11 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 guests / Maximum: 42 guests).
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