Canada’s Maritime islands await! Enjoy fresh salt air, sandy beaches, mountain vistas and much more. Pass through fields of green, dine on succulent seafood, and travel the world-famous Cabot Trail on this vacation of Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island. Also spend time in the Oak Island area to learn of the treasure hunters that have ventured to Nova Scotia for hundreds of years! Get ready for a truly memorable island adventure in the Atlantic Maritimes.
Guaranteed Departures: 2018: June 10*, 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26*; September 16, 23, 30; October 14
*2 Bilingual English/German tour departures are noted
*Begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Sundays
7 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%)
Sunday – 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. Also ask us about adding Bay of Fundy Touring.
Monday – DAY 2 – 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 16, 2018 departure may return to Halifax for the night after touring Peggy’s Cove and the South Shore
Tuesday – DAY 3 – 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 4 – 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 5 – 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 23, 2018 departure may stay in Sydney on Cape Breton Island instead of Baddeck.
Friday – DAY 6 – 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 7 – 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 8 – Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check out from your hotel.
Day 1 Cambridge Suites Halifax
Day 2 Atlantica Oak Island Resort*
Day 3 & 4 Rodd Charlottetown
Day 5 & 6 Inverary Resort**
Day 7 Cambridge Suites Halifax
*September 16 departure may stay at Cambridge Suites Halifax
**September 23 departure may stay at the Cambridge Suites Sydney