The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
Guaranteed Departures: 2018: June 5*, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24; August 7, 14, 21*; September 11, 18, 25; October 9
*2 Bilingual English/German tour departures are noted
*Begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesdays
12 Nights accommodation
All transportation as stated
All sightseeing as stated
Baggage handling (1 suitcase per person)
Meals other than those listed above
Items of a personal nature
Provincial Sales Tax (15%)
Tuesday – DAY 1 – Arrive Halifax, NS
Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.
Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.
Wednesday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.
(Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Thursday – DAY 3 – Moncton to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.
Friday – DAY 4 – St. Andrews by-the-Sea Touring
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour, the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.
Saturday – DAY 5 – Saint John to Digby, NS*
Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa* overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy.
*October 9, 2018 departure may stay at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville
Sunday – DAY 6 – Digby to Halifax
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening.
Monday – DAY 7 – Halifax to Western Shore, NS*
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. 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. After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area’s Western Shore for the night and learn of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort*.
*September 11, 2018 departure may return to Halifax for the night after touring Peggy’s Cove and the South Shore.
Tuesday – DAY 8 – Western Shore to Charlottetown, PE
Learn about the Mi’kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule).
Wednesday – DAY 9 – Prince Edward Island Touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic books. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper.
Thursday – DAY 10 – Charlottetown to Baddeck, NS*
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights*.
*September 18, 2018 departure may stay in Sydney on Cape Breton Island instead of Baddeck.
Friday – DAY 11 – Cabot Trail Touring
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour.
(Breakfast, Boxed Lunch, Dinner)
Saturday – DAY 12 – Baddeck to Halifax
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.
Option: You may wish to continue your Atlantic Canada vacation and join us today on our Circle Newfoundland & Labrador tour.
Sunday – DAY 13 – Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check out from the hotel.
Day 1 Cambridge Suites Halifax
Day 2 Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
Day 3 & 4 Hilton Saint John*
Day 5 Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa**
Day 6 Cambridge Suites Halifax
Day 7 Atlantica Oak Island Resort***
Day 8 & 9 Rodd Charlottetown
Day 10 & 11 Inverary Resort****
Day 12 Cambridge Suites Hotel
*June 5, August 21, and September 25 departures may stay at Delta Saint John
**October 9 departure may stay at Old Orchard Inn
***September 11 departure may stay at Cambridge Suites Halifax
****September 18 departure may stay at Cambridge Suites Sydney