Hills, Harbours & Hideaways of PEI – 7 Nights

Highlights

A comprehensive 7 night self driving tour of Prince Edward Island – Canada’s smallest province is big on scenery.  Rolling green hills, bright red soil, pristine beaches and quaint fishing villages; Couple with this warm hospitality, delectable seafood, 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/Brudnell

Arrive Prince Edward Island at Wood Islands Ferry Terminal. Follow the Points East Coastal Drive along the southeast tip of Prince Edward Island. This scenic route takes you through rich, rolling farmland, sandy beaches, charming villages and quaint harbours.  Be sure to stop in for a tour at Rossignol Estate Winery in Little Sands.  Drive alongside the Murray River and why not make a stop at one of the many provincial parks en route.  Arrive Montague, a pretty town built on the beautiful banks of the Montague River.  Overnight Brudnell.

Day 2 – Brudnell/Bay Fortune

This morning spend the morning relaxing on the resort. Take a walk along the beach or play a round of golf or two.  In the afternoon depart Brudenell and drive along the Brudenell River Provincial Park and historic Georgetown and continue on the Points East Coastal Drive to see, beautiful white sand beaches that cover most of the shoreline of this area all the way to Bay Fortune.  Overnight  Bay Fortune.

Day 3 – Bay Fortune/Charlottetown

Depart early as you will need a full day to explore the remainder of the Points East Coastal Drive. Drive to Basin Head and take a stroll barefoot along the beach and enjoy the music of the “Singing Sands”.  Continue north to visit the East Point Lighthouse and the welcome centre before continuing on 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 before heading to Charlottetown – the Capital of Prince Edward Island.  Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 4 – Charlottetown

This morning enjoy a walking tour of Historic 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. 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. Overnight Charlottetown.

Day 5 – 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 6 – Dalvay Bay/Summerside

Today 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. Overnight Summerside. 

Day 7 – Summerside

This morning, depart Summerside and continue along the North Cape Coastal Drive – this area offers a unique blend of the province’s best sightseeing, natural attractions, cultural experiences and engaging people. Suggestions en route include The Bottle Houses in Cap-Egmont and the giant potato looming proudly beside the PEI Potato Museum.  Continue on to West Point Lighthouse and museum – climb the 72 stairs to the top and experience a breathtaking view from the lantern deck. Continue north to visit North Cape, with its towering turbines which turn wind into energy at one of Canada’s leading wind test institutes.  A visit to the interpretive centre will tell you about the cutting-edge research into renewable energy.  Further ahead overlooking Malpeque Bay is the community of Lennox Island.  Stop by and discover the heritage and traditions of the Island’s first inhabitants, the Mi’kmaq, and check out the gift shop with its handcrafts made by local and international First Nation People.  Continue back to Summerside.  Overnight Summerside.

Day 8 – Summerside.

Depart Summerside for your onward journey.

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