From rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, 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 experience Halifax, Atlantic Canada’s largest city. In New Brunswick, discover the dynamic tides of Hopewell Rocks. You’ll also roam gorgeous Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables and “Birthplace of the Confederation”. This vacation is truly a stunning coastal discovery!
- Visit three Canadian Provinces
- Tour the Anne of Green Gables home
- Coastal drive along Cabot Trail
- Visit famous Peggy’s Cove lighthouse
- See Titanic artifacts at Halifax Maritime Museum
DAYS 1—WELCOME TO NOVA SCOTIA!
Start your trip with a delightful welcome dinner with your Discovery Director and fellow travelers. D
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 to explore, continue on to Cape Breton Island. En route, we’ll find excellent photo opportunities by the Canso Strait and Porcupine Mountain. Upon arrival, we’ll unpack for two nights in Baddeck. B, D
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. Continuing on just past Cheticamp, you’ll visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park to witness colorful 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
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:
This musical, now in its Guinness Record-setting 55th season, an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel that tells the timeless story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging—guaranteed to touch your heart and tickle funny bones.
Price: $75 per person.
DAY 5— PEI NATIONAL PARK/ANNE OF GREEN GABLES HOME
Following breakfast, travel to the PEI National Park and Cavendish Beach area, noted for its sandy shoreline. After a stop at the Anne of Green Gables National Historic Site, it’s off to the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant for a delicious lobster lunch. Then, visit PEI Preserves, to learn about the business and enjoy some tasty samples! Returning to Charlottetown, tour highlights of the city before enjoying free time in the area. 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 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, we’ll have a chance to walk on the ocean floor and learn about the site from park interpreters before our lunch at the Interpretation Centre. The last two evenings are spent 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 of Canada’s stunning Provinces. B
Night 1: Holiday Inn Express Halifax Airport
Nights 2-3: Lynwood Inn, Baddeck
Nights 4-5: Rodd Royalty Hotel, Charlottetown
Nights 6-7: The Barrington Hotel, Halifax
Jul 19-26, 2023
Aug 2-9, 2023
Price Per Person:
Pre-/Post Tour Hotel:
Free airport shuttle
Professional, English speaking Tour Director
Welcome Reception and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling of one suitcase per person at hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Holiday Inn Express Halifax Int’l Airport, starting at 6:30 pm. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 pm.
Schedule your flight home to depart the Halifax Int’l Airport any time after 11:00 am on Day 8.
Returning to the United States
Halifax Int'l Airport allows US Residents to clear Passport Control/Customs in Canada rather than upon your first point of entry into the US. This allows for a convenient and quick entry at your returning U.S. airport, similar to arrival on a domestic flight.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Halifax Int’l Airport
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
High of 70°, low of 55°
Canadian Dollar (Canada)
GMT-3 (1 hour ahead of New York)
Hair dryers, TV/cable, telephone, and spa services are available at hotels.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
Dress on tour is casual.
A valid US Passport is required for travel to/from the United States.
Travel Protection Available
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.