Nestled between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world. Learn of the ecology and geology of the most dramatic and diverse tidal environment on the planet and experience Maritime history, culture, hospitality, and cuisine on this adventure to Canada’s East Coast.
Guaranteed Departures: 2018: June 5*, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24; August 7, 21*; September 11, 14, 18, 25; October 9
*2 Bilingual English/German tour departures are noted
*Begins in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Tuesdays
6 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%)
Tuesday – 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.
Wednesday – DAY 2 – Halifax to Moncton, NB
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.
(Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Thursday – DAY 3 – Moncton to Saint John, NB
Experience a true natural wonder this morning at the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into your Saint John accommodations for a two-night stay.
Friday – DAY 4 – St. Andrews by-the-Sea Touring
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour, the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.
Saturday – DAY 5 – Saint John to Digby, NS*
Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa* overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy.
*October 9, 2018 departure may stay at the Old Orchard Inn in Wolfville
Sunday – DAY 6 – Digby to Halifax
Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Learn about this landscape’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening.
Monday – DAY 7 – Depart Halifax
Arrangements end upon check out from your hotel.
Option: You may wish to continue your Maritime vacation and join us today on either our Enchanting Islands tour featuring Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton Island, or our Taste of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island tour.
Day 1 Cambridge Suites Halifax
Day 2 Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
Day 3 & 4 Hilton Saint John*
Day 5 Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa**
Day 6 Cambridge Suites Halifax
*June 5, August 21, and September 25 departures may stay at Delta Saint John
**October 9 departure may stay at Old Orchard Inn