Breathtaking scenery, quaint communities, boutique accommodations, secluded beaches, rich history,
coupled with authentic experiences – this ‘Best of New Brunswick’ itinerary has it all.
Document Kit Includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
5 Night’s Accommodation
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee, & Taxes)
Campobello Full day Tour (Including lunch)
All Meals (unless stated)
National Park Entrance Fees
Car Rental Extras (Gas, PAC Top up Insurance, GPS and taxes on extras)
Car Parking Fees
Harmonized Sales Tax at 15%
Any additional items not stated
Meals (unless stated)
Car Parking Fees
Any Additional Items Not Stated
Day 1 – Saint John/St. Andrews
On arrival into Saint John, drive to the scenic seaside town of St Andrews-By-the- Sea. Est. 1783, founded by the United Empire Loyalists, and represents one of the best preserved examples of colonial heritage in North America. The town, designated one of Canada’s National Historic Districts with some homes over 200 years old, is a treasure trove of beautiful architecture, unparalleled scenery and rich marine life. This quaint seaside town is known for its restored estate homes, fine hotels and inns and stunning gardens. A place where marine wonders and pastoral farmland go hand in hand and offer adventure terrain both on and off shore. This enchanting coastal hideaway has attracted royalty, celebrities and world travellers over the centuries… and now it’s your turn to relax and enjoy!
In the afternoon suggest visiting Kingsbrae Gardens. The garden covers a total of 27 acres and sits on a hill overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay in Canada’s premier seaside resort community and National Historic District, St. Andrews by-the-Sea. Pose by the working windmill, sculptures, “flowerpot people” or peacocks. Over 65 species of birds have been found either nesting in the Garden or stopping off there during yearly migrations. After your self-directed or guided interpretive tour, visit the delightful, licensed Garden Café, either indoors or on the terrace. Don’t miss Kingsbrae’s fully equipped Plant Centre, where unusual perennials, shrubs and trees are a specialty!
This evening suggest sampling the Tasting Menu at Savour in the Garden. Savour in the Garden is an intimate fine dining restaurant located in the award winning Kingsbrae Garden. With a limited number of seats this creates a far more intimate culinary experience. Chef Alex Haun creates artistically-inspired tasting menus with the freshest local ingredients that are brought to the restaurant’s door each day.
Day 2 – St. Andrews
This morning, suggest taking a Whale Watching Nature Cruise of the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy has been compared in marine biodiversity to the Amazon Rainforest, known globally for its ecology, geology, tidal energy currents, and habitats. It is renowned for having the most extreme tides on the planet at 17 metres (50 feet), five to ten times higher than the rest of the world’s tides. The tides of the Bay of Fundy offer a summer feeding ground for the endangered North Atlantic Right whale, among 12 other species of whales and other marine life and countless birds.
In the afternoon suggest visiting Minister Island and enjoy a self-guided tour of Minister Island. Just a short drive across the ocean floor at low tide. Visit the residence of the visionary railway builder in Canada, Sir William Van Horne. The island is named after the Loyalist Anglican minister, Reverend Samuel Andrews, who first settled on the island in 1786. The original stone house where Rev. Andrews lived with his family is still standing. Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. This 500- acre island is only a part-time island. You reach it by driving over the seafloor approximately 1 kilometer (1/2 mile). Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century— the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the first president of and the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. Sir William’s vast house, his equally large barn and his bathhouse / artist’s hideaway are on view, as are the beautiful carriage lanes through woods and fields.
Day 3 – St. Andrews/Campobello Island/St. Andrews
Today enjoy a full day tour to Campobello Island*. Travel by Water Taxi from St. Andrew’s Wharf to Campobello Island. On arrival, enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Campobello Island. Your guide will show you around the hidden gems, stunning viewpoints, lighthouses and beaches. En route you will learn about historical facts and today’s island-living. Expect to see seals playing in the water and eagles soaring high. Highlights Include: Friars Head, Liberty Point, Head Harbour, East Quoddy Light House Area, to name a few!
Enjoy Lunch and then take time to explore the Roosevelt Campobello International Park. You will visit Franklin D. Roosevelt’s magnificent 34-room summer residence. Today it is the centerpiece of Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, preserved as a memorial and as a symbol of the close friendship between Canada and the United States. Visitors are welcomed to the Park in the Edmund S. Muskie Visitor Center, where panels, displays, and a short video interpret the Roosevelt story from the time Franklin Roosevelt and his parents first visited Campobello through his battle with polio, his presidency, and the establishment of the Park. After your self-guided tour of Roosevelt Campobello International Park, enjoy afternoon ‘Tea with Eleanor’. Return by water taxi back to St. Andrews. Overnight St. Andrews
Day 4 – St. Andrews/Grand Manan
Depart St. Andrews and drive to Blacks Harbour which is located on the Fundy Trail where You will take a ferry across to Grand Manan Island. On arrival tour your surroundings and discover lighthouses, beaches, soaring cliffs, colorful fishing boats, wildflowers, whales and seabirds. Nutrient-rich waters of the Bay of Fundy, kept mixed by the famous Fundy tides, give us the best whale and seabird watching in New Brunswick. You can hike the many island trails, kayak and bike. Visit the local museums and marine research station.
Day 5 – Grand Manan
This morning suggest taking a nature cruise of the area. The waters that surround Grand Manan Island are the best place in New Brunswick to see whales. Finback, Humpback, Minke and the endangered North Atlantic right whales are all common sightings. You will thrill at the sight of a whale’s tail slipping silently into the deep or a mother whale with her baby by her side. A Marine biologist and educator will lead the discussions on whales and will give you the chance to examine baleen and skin samples. Birdwatchers will be thrilled with all the seabird sightings. Sharks, seals, strange looking fish and breathtaking coastal scenery abound.
Day 6 – Grand Manan/St. Andrews
This morning you will take the ferry back to Black’s Harbour ready for your onward journey to Saint John.
*Water taxi to Campobello operates on a Mon, Wed and Fri.