Culinary Delights of PEI – 8 Nights

Highlights

Prince Edward Island has a bounty of ingredients ready to tempt your taste buds.  Farmers and fishers all over the Island work tirelessly to produce some of the world’s finest seafood and freshest produce.  This itinerary will guide you in the right directions for whichever great food product or experience you are looking for – Fresh Island Mussels, Fresh Shucked Oysters, PEI’s World Famous Potatoes, those delicious Lobsters and exceptional Island Beef, to mention a few!

Included

Document Pack includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee, Drop Fee – If Applicable & Taxes)
8 Nights Accommodations
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 – Summerside

Arrive Summerside – one of the newest cities in Canada. Summerside is rich in heritage; the stately homes that grace the downtown residential core were once home to many a wealthy shipbuilder and Spinnakers Landing on the waterfront brings the shipbuilding era alive once more.  The city of Summerside is now a modern lively city with an attractive waterfront area.   Maybe this evening you could perhaps attend the Feast Dinner Theatre held in Brothers 2 Restaurant.  Overnight Summerside.

Day 2 – North Cape Coastal Drive

Today explore the North Cape Coastal Drive – this area offers a unique blend of the province’s best sightseeing, natural attractions, cultural experiences and engaging people. Visit the picturesque fishing and farming communities, historic architecture, and secluded beaches. Visit the u-pick operation in Arlington with over 40 varieties of apples, pears & plums, something to suit everyone’s taste. Continue on to Elmsdale to Rennies U-Pick, where you can pick your own strawberries and get a tour of the grounds. Why not visit Milligan’s Warf -this historical lobster fishing wharf in West Prince includes a very casual local experience with a menu cooked fresh to order. Overnight Northpoint Pier.

Day 3 – Green Gables Shore

Today drive along the Green Gables Shore which offers the perfect combination of Island scenery, culture and food artisans!   Visit Kensington and the old stone railway station – a National Historic Site as well as well as Indian River to view the dramatic church of St. Mary.  Continue on to Cavendish – the home of Anne of Green Gables and Avonlea – the village of Anne of Green Gables.   Visit Anne of Green Gables Chocolates – they are handmade before your eyes at Avonlea Village.  Continue on to Winsloe and take a tour of the Island Farmhouse Gouda Inc. – For quality cheese straight from the source, venture no further than the Cheese Lady’s Gouda.  Visit the farm, observe from the viewing window but don’t miss the best part – samples! Continue on to Dalvay Bay. Overnight Dalvay Bay.

Day 4 – Dalvay Bay

Day at leisure to enjoy a relaxing day. You can choose from many of the onsite activities such as Biking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddle boating and so much more.  Later you can visit the nearby Prince Edward Island National Park – home to sand dunes, barrier islands and sand pits, beaches, sandstone cliffs, wetlands and forests. These diverse habitats provide a home for a variety of plants and animals, including the endangered Piping Plover. Tonight you can dine at Dalvay – which is memorable for cuisine, ambience and personal service. Overnight Dalvay Bay.

Day 5 – Dalvay Bay/Points East Coastal Drive

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 Bay Fortune.  Tonight you can dine at the property – The chefs create a brand new menu every day using ingredients from our organic farm, herb gardens and a roster of Prince Edward Island farmers, fisherfolk, foragers and culinary artisans. From 6pm to 7pm they offer fresh shucked oysters, hors d’oeuvres and artful cocktails served in our historic kitchen, location of Chef Michael Smith’s first cooking show The Inn Chef. The Feast begins at 7pm as we light the FireWorks with every form of live-fire cooking known to man. Dinner is served family-style at our long butcher-block tables overlooking Bay Fortune. You can expect freshly baked bread, smoked fish, house-made charcuterie, seafood chowder, our famous home-grown house salad and best of all, wood roasted meats, fish and vegetables all prepared before your very eyes. Make sure you save room for our out-of-this-world desserts! Overnight Bay Fortune.

Day 6 – Points East Coastal Drive

Today you can relax and enjoy some of the onsite amenities. You will find a Yoga and Meditation Instruction onsite and you can participate in any one of the many classes offered.  Absorb the legendary hospitality and Maritime charm while wandering the beautiful grounds and discover rows of heirloom vegetables and fragrant herb gardens growing on our organic farm. Sip a cocktail mixed with locally crafted gin on our front lawn overlooking Bay Fortune…and the world you left behind fades away!  Overnight Bay Fortune. 

Day 7 – Charlottetown

Depart Bay Fortune and drive South along the Points East Coastal Drive to Woods Island to visit the Point Prim Lighthouse before heading to Charlottetown – The Capital of Prince Edward Island. In the afternoon you will tour downtown area of Charlottetown on foot.  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. Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 8 – Charlottetown

Today you can join the Taste the Town tour – A Culinary Walking Tour of Downtown Charlottetown. This tour features tastings of unique Island foods such as lobster sushi, mussels, craft beer, chocolate-dipped potato chips, hand–cut fries, Lebanese specialties and COWS ice cream.  In the afternoon visit one of the many Farmers Markets available in the downtown core of Charlottetown.  This evening why not enjoy a unique dining experience in the Lucy Maud Dining Room, One Locations Two Great Culinary Experiences – this is a training restaurant for The Culinary Institute of Canada.  The students are under the guidance of world class chef instructors and prepare extraordinary culinary creations using the very best the fields and waters of PEI have to offer.  Come for the food, enjoy the view overlooking Charlottetown Harbour and savour the Experience.  Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 9 – Departure

This morning you will depart Brudenell and continue onward to other adventures.

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