Cape Breton Island’s most famous resident, Alexander Graham Bell, once said, “I have travelled around the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes, the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.” Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive on this charming five-day tour.
Guaranteed Departures: 2018: June 13*, 27; July 4, 18; August 1, 15, 29*; September 19, 26; October 3, 17
*2 Bilingual English/German tour departures are noted
*Begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesdays
4 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%)
Wednesday – 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.
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.
Thursday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Baddeck, NS*
Depart Halifax on your included transfer to New Glasgow where you will meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers. 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.
(Continental Breakfast, Dinner)
*September 26, 2018 departure may stay in Sydney on Cape Breton Island instead of Baddeck.
Friday – DAY 3 – 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 4 – 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.
Sunday – DAY 5 – Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check out from the hotel.
Day 1 Cambridge Suites Hotel Day
Day 2 & 3 Inverary Resort*
4 Cambridge Suites Hotel
*September 18 departure may stay at Cambridge Suites Sydney