Authentic Prince Edward Island – 7 Nights

Highlights

Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, is big on scenery – with rolling green hills, bright red soil, pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages. Couple this with warm hospitality, delectable seafood, and an abundance of authentic hands on experiences, it is easy to see why Prince Edward Island is so popular.

Included

Document Pack Includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
7 Nights Accommodation
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee, Drop Fee – If Applicable & Taxes)
Charlottetown Walking Tour

Not Included

All Meals (unless stated)
Flights
Travel Insurance
National Park Entrance Fees
Car Rental Extras (Gas, PAC Top up Insurance, GPS and taxes on extras)
Car Parking Fees
Gratuities
Harmonized Sales Tax at 15%
Any additional items not stated

Day 1 – Wood Islands/Charlottetown

Arrive Prince Edward Island at Wood Islands ferry terminal. Follow the Points East Coastal Drive along the southwest tip of Prince Edward Island. This scenic route takes you through rich, rolling farmland, sandy beaches, charming villages and quaint harbours.  Continue to Charlottetown – the Capital of Prince Edward Island.  This evening we suggest you take the 2.5 hr. Lobster Cruise and have supper aboard a 45 foot fishing boat.  Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper.  Experience one of PEI’s true pleasures—fresh lobster. Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 2 – Charlottetown

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Historic Charlottetown. Stroll along the streets and retrace the footsteps of the Fathers of Confederation. Be sure to visit Founders’ Hall – Canada’s Birthplace Pavilion or the National Historic Street called Great George. Just steps away from Province House, is Victoria Row – it is here that “Anne of Green Gables – The Musical” has been delighting audiences for 47 years. In the afternoon visit attractions farther afield – drive to Cavendish the home of Anne of Green Gables. If time permits, visit Fort Amherst-Port-La-Joye National Historic Site, located near Charlottetown Harbour and Victoria-by-the-sea, a storybook historic fishing village that has been revitalized by the many artisans who now call it home. This area offers a wide scope of activities including, kayaking, crafts, shopping and live theatre – all within walking distance. Tonight why not spend the evening at the races at Charlottetown Race Way – an age old Charlottetown tradition. Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 3 – Charlottetown

This morning we suggest you take a “Taste of the Town” walking tour. If you’re a Foodie and history buff, you’ll love this culinary walking tour.  A leisurely three hour stroll through historic downtown Charlottetown sampling some of the Island’s most unique foods and beverages along the way….and meeting some of the people who produce or prepare them.  You’ll learn how food and food production has been central to the development of the Prince Edward Island economy and  your taste buds will be tantalized at each stop along the way.  This afternoon why not take a short drive to Prim Point and learn the secrets of finding the best clams. Clam digging has been an Island tradition since the days when only the M’ik M’aq lived here.  Your guide will share his knowledge and techniques with you as he takes you out to dig your own feed of clams. Continue back to Charlottetown. Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 4 – Charlottetown/Dalvay Bay

Depart Charlottetown and drive north through Green Gables Shore. Be sure to visit the many sites that pay tribute to everyone’s favourite red-haired heroine and her creator, Lucy Maud Montgomery.  Continue to Cavendish – the home of Anne of Green Gables to visit Avonlea – the village of Anne of Green Gables and the Green Gables L.M. Montgomery’s Cavendish National Historic Site.  Continue along the spectacular Prince Edward Island National Park before continuing to Dalvay Bay.  Overnight Dalvay Bay.

Day 5 – Dalvay Bay

Today you can continue along the Green Gables Shore to visit Anne of Green Gables Museum in Park Corner. En route stop at Indian River and view the dramatic church of St. Mary and continue on to Kensington and visit the old stone railway station – a National Historic Site.  Continue on to Summerside. Rich in heritage, the stately homes gracing the downtown residential core were once home to many a wealthy shipbuilder. Visit Spinnakers’ Landing, an attractive waterfront area with a lively boardwalk providing visitors the opportunity to shop and dine beside the ocean. Continue back to Dalvay Bay.  Overnight Dalvay Bay. 

Day 6 – Dalvay Bay/Spry Point

Depart Dalvay Bay and explore the northern portion of the Points East Coastal Drive. Continue to St. Peter’s Bay, a good stopping point for shopping, dining, theatre and music, and just a short distance away visit the spectacular dune system at Greenwich National Park, visit East Point Lighthouse and climb to the top, play on the beaches and have the sand at Basin Head actually “sing to you”. Continue your drive to Spry Point – with fields rolling down to the sea, red cliffs and white sandy beaches setting the tone for outdoor activities such as birding and beach walks, and there are several kilometers of hiking trails surrounding Spry Point.  Or, for those more inclined to sit and relax on your balcony with a glass of wine and some good company, the view will be your draw. This locations is set at the tip of a peninsula with over 9000 feet of beautiful shore frontage, virtually surrounded by privacy and water that you can only dream about. Overnight Spry Point.

Day 7 – Spry Point

Today at leisure to enjoy your surroundings. Relax and enjoy your surroundings or do a little more touring of the eastern coastline.   You can take a tour of the Rossignol Estate Winery in Little Sands or drive alongside the Murray River and why not make a stop at one of the many provincial parks en route. Continue on to Montague – a pretty town built on the beautiful banks of the Montague River.  Maybe visit the historic town of Georgetown.  Continue back to Spry Point.  Overnight Spry Point.

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