From rugged cliffs and sandy beaches to wildlife-filled bays and peaceful coves, Nova Scotia’s beauty beckons. Travel the Cabot Trail, among the world’s most scenic drives; see picturesque Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse; and explore Halifax's public gardens, grand Citadel, and more. In New Brunswick, discover the dynamic tides of Hopewell Rocks and the Bay of Fundy. You’ll also roam gorgeous Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. A truly stunning coastal discovery!
- Visit three Canadian Provinces
- Tour the lush island of Cape Breton, reminiscent of Scotland
- Halifax city tour
- See artifacts of the Titanic
- Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
- Tour the Anne of Green Gables home
- Ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island
- Coastal drive along Cabot Trail
- Photograph the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove
- See Halifax Public Gardens & Citadel
- Meet a potato grower, a preserves merchant and working lobsterman
DAY 1—WELCOME TO NOVA SCOTIA!
Start your trip with a delightful welcome reception in Halifax with your Discovery Director and fellow guests.
DAY 2—HALIFAX CITY TOUR/CAPE BRETON ISLAND
This morning enjoy a city tour of beautiful Halifax. Highlights include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, and Fairview Lawn Cemetery, resting place to 121 victims of the Titanic. After time on your own, you’ll continue on to Cape Breton Island, en route finding excellent photo opportunities by the Canso Strait and Porcupine Mountain. Unpack for two nights in Baddeck. B, D
Option—Sail the Bras d’Or Lakes Enjoy an entertaining narrated cruise on all of the Bras d’Or Lakes, observing majestic Bald Eagles overhead, Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion Beinn Bhreagh, and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Price: $30 per person.
DAY 3—CABOT TRAIL/PARK WILDLIFE
Bring your camera for the Cabot Trail, among the world’s most scenic drives. The route begins in the Margaree Valley, famed for salmon fishing. Traveling along the shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, notice the area’s Acadian culture and heritage. A stop to see the traditional fine hooked tapestries at the Flora’s craft shop is a must. Continuing on just past Cheticamp, you’ll visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park to witness colourful tapestries of woodlands, tundra, and bogs. Be on the lookout for moose, black bear and bald eagles, too! Enjoy a relaxed evening in Baddeck. B, L
DAY 4—ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL/ CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI
At the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, explore the life and inspiration that drove this pioneer of invention— and of deaf education. Later, enjoy a tasty lunch in Antigonish before heading to Caribou to catch the ferry to Prince Edward Island. Crossing the Northumberland Strait, we will see the famous red soil of Canada’s smallest province come into view. Settle in for two nights in Charlottetown, the “Birthplace of Confederation”. B, L
Option—Anne of Green Gables - The Musical Now in its Guinness Record-setting 52nd season, this musical adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel tells the timeless story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging—guaranteed to touch your heart and tickle funny bones. Price: $60 per person.
DAY 5—PEI NATIONAL PARK/ANNE OF GREEN GABLES HOME
Following breakfast, travel to the North Shore and PEI National Park and Cavendish Beach area, noted for its sandy shoreline. After a stop at the beach and the Anne of Green Gables National Historic Site, it’s off to the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant for a delicious lobster lunch. Then, meet Bruce McNaughton, owner of PEI Preserves, to learn about his life and business. Returning to Charlottetown, tour highlights of the city, then enjoy free time for the rest of the day. B, L
DAY 6—CONFEDERATION BRIDGE/HOPEWELL ROCKS
This morning, travel to the community of Borden-Carlton, for a photo stop near the Confederation Bridge and Gateway Village, before crossing over the bridge to New Brunswick. Located on the Bay of Fundy, Hopewell Rocks experiences the highest tides in the world—on average 39 feet. At low tide, visitors have a chance to walk on the ocean floor and learn about the site from park interpreters, and then enjoy lunch at the Interpretation Centre. The last two evenings are in Halifax. B, L
DAY 7—PEGGY’S COVE/PUBLIC GARDENS/CITADEL
Today’s scenic drive along Nova Scotia’s beautiful Lighthouse Route takes you past picturesque coastal villages and inlets to the rugged fishing community of Peggy’s Cove. Set on a narrow, coastal inlet characterized by wave-worn granite boulders and crashing surf, this charming little village is perhaps Canada’s most photographed site. A Nova Scotia icon, the lighthouse still serves as a beacon to fishermen. Return to Halifax where you’ll stroll the city’s Public Gardens, established in 1867, followed by a tour of the Citadel, sitting high on the hill protecting its people dating back to 1749. B, L
Head home with fond memories of your time in three truly stunning Canadian Provinces. B
Jul 3-10, 2018 | Jul 10-17, 2018 SOLD OUT
Depart/Return: Halifax, NS
Price Per Person: Double: $2,497; Single: $2,925
Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $178/night
DAY 2 Option - Bras d’Or Lakes Cruise
Enjoy an entertaining narrated cruise on all of the Bras d’Or Lakes, observing majestic bald eagles overhead, Alexander Graham Bell’s mansion Beinn Bhreagh, and the beautiful Baddeck shoreline. Price: $30 per person
DAY 4 Option - Anne of Green Gables - The Musical
DAY 4 Option - Anne of Green Gables - The Musical
Now in its Guinness Record-setting 53rd season, this musical adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel tells the timeless story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging—guaranteed to touch your heart and tickle funny bones. Price: $60 per person
high 71°/low 56° (July/August-Halifax)
Schedule to arrive at our starting hotel by 5 PM on Day 1.
Schedule your flight home to depart after 10 AM on Day 8.
Our starting hotel offers complimentary shuttle service.
Complimentary parking is available for the week at our starting hotel.
Moderate walking is required to enjoy this tour to its fullest.
Hair Dryers, iron & ironing board, TV/Cable and coffee makers. Exercise room & swimming pool at most hotels.
Dress on tour is casual.
For the Lobster Bake Day 3 you can request Chicken as an alternative for Lobster.
Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our “Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our “Get Set” packet provides further details approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our “Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing all your final documents.
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