Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

This eight-day Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island tour is filled with breathtaking scenery, charming fishing villages, and fascinating Canadian history. Explore the famous Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, and the seafaring heritage of Lunenburg. Then learn about Canada's Mi'kmaq culture, visit the inspiring setting of Anne of Green Gables, dive into Alexander Graham Bell's amazing contributions to the world, and step back in time at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Admire the spectacular landscapes that await around every turn and come closer than you could ever imagine to whales on a boat tour!

Inclusions:

  • $500 air credit
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • 7 nights’ accommodations
  • 15 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners)
  • Professional tour manager while in Canada
  • Admission to attractions as stated in itinerary
  • Porter service of one bag per person at hotels
  • Taxes and gratuities for included services
  • Travel protection plan

Not included in the price of this tour: 
Airport transfers, meals/beverages other than those listed on the itinerary, beverages other than tea or coffee with included meals, items of a personal nature/souvenirs, phone calls and faxes from hotels, passport fees, current baggage fees at the airport as assessed by the airline, and any service not listed in the above inclusions.

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$5,181

Price Per Person

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$4,367

Price Per Person

(3% cash discount applied)

A $500 deposit per person is required with your registration form

Final payment is due February 15, 2020

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Itinerary

Sit back and relax on the flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon our arrival in Halifax, we will be transferred to the Four Points by Sheraton, ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban center on the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll enjoy a delicious welcome dinner this evening to begin our journey through the enchanting islands.

(Dinner included)

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy's Cove, where we will enjoy breakfast. We will then travel along Nova Scotia's South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for its fleets of Grand Banks' fishing schooners. Here we will 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. We are then off to picture-perfect Mahone Bay, where a trinity of 19th-century churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Free time will be available 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. Afterward, we'll return to Halifax for dinner together.

(Breakfast & dinner included)

Following breakfast this morning, we depart for Prince Edward Island, which was once only accessible by ferry. En route we will stop to learn about Mi'kmaq culture at the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre. These First Nations people boast a long and fascinating history! We’ll arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge. Our destination is Charlottetown, the capital and largest city of this Canadian province, where our rooms at the Rodd Charlottetown await. We will take in an Anne of Green Gables-themed theater performance by local entertainers this evening before enjoying dinner as a group.

(Breakfast & dinner included)

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. Charlottetown is a thriving hub of all things cultural, coastal, and culinary. Local markets, beautiful buildings, and many charming galleries make an unforgettable impression. On a stroll through the historic streets, you will find that many of the friendly craftspeople have working studios and encourage you to go in and experience their talent firsthand. For a picturesque downtown shopping excursion, stroll through the shops on the Historic Charlottetown Waterfront, then up Queen St., and down Victoria Row. For lunch on your own, a delicious meal is not far away, as Charlottetown is increasingly being hailed internationally as a foodie haven. From fine dining to charming pubs, modern lunch counters to cozy tea houses, you are sure to find something to enjoy! This afternoon, our group will drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes, and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Here we will visit the Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic Anne of Green Gables books. For dinner this evening, we will experience true Maritime hospitality at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before returning to our Charlottetown accommodations.

(Breakfast & dinner included)

After breakfast this morning, we say goodbye to Prince Edward Island and board the ferry for a ride over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia. Back on land, we will proceed via the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America. In Baddeck, we will tour the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, which commemorates the genius and compassion of the renowned inventor who made his home on the island. Exhibits show how he and his associates achieved Canada’s first powered flight with their airplane, Silver Dart, produced the world’s fastest boat, advanced recording technology, designed giant kites, and invented the telephone. Original artifacts, films, and family photographs highlight his scientific and humanitarian work. From here, we will head to dinner and our accommodations at the Silver Dart Lodge on the Bras d'Or Lake where we will spend the next two nights.

(Breakfast & dinner included)

Today we're off to 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. This park is known for its lush, forested river canyons that carve into the ancient plateau. The cool maritime climate and rugged landscape of the park permit a unique blend of Acadian, Boreal, and Taiga habitats, plants, and animals. This special mix of northern and southern species is not found anywhere else in Canada. Along the way, look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton's rugged coastline, so be sure to have your camera on hand. Weather permitting, we will also have the opportunity to embark on a whale watching boat tour!

(Breakfast, lunch, & dinner included)

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits us today. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. We’ll pass through Louisbourg’s stone archway into streets, houses, shops, restaurants, and barracks “inhabited” by authentically-clad animators living a typical day in the 1700s. French soldiers march down the streets of the town as ladies dance in formal parlors. Cannon fire shakes the ground as harpsichord tunes mingle with aromas of baking bread drifting from the stone bakery. Chat with fishermen, sailors, and servants. Sip rum and watch lace-making as children play 300-year-old games and stew simmers on an open-hearth fire. Experience lunch on your own in a period restaurant where costumed staff prepare and serve delicious food and beverages based on 18th-century recipes. After this fascinating step back in time, we will proceed along the shore of the Bras d'Or Lake to the mainland and back to the Four Points by Sheraton in Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Together we will enjoy a finale dinner at a local restaurant to reminisce on our exciting adventures.

(Breakfast & dinner included)

Following breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight home.

(Breakfast included)