Antarctica & Arctic
Experience all that Canada's Maritime Provinces have to offer - from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island.
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12 nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, small van/coach transportation, services of a driver/escort, ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia and sightseeing
Selected Tuesdays, 28 May - 08 Oct ‘19
The world’s highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, first-rate facilities and travel routes...all of these things and more make Canada’s Maritime Provinces one of the world’s most popular destinations. Experience the Maritimes on this delightful journey of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
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Amazing seafood culinary experiences including delicious and traditional hall-style lobster suppers and scallops.
Experience the Cabot Trail, one of the most picturesque drives in North America, that winds around Cape Breton.
Pass by white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you drive to Prince Edward Island National Park.
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Arrive in Halifax and check in to your hotel.
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest
tides as you meander along its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of
Moncton. En-route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs. 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 cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the
fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. (B)(L)(D)
Experience a true natural wonder as you visit Hopewell Rocks
on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at the massive flower-pot shaped formations
sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park to Canada’s
first incorporated city, Saint John. Enjoy a city excursion, including the Reversing Falls
where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. (B)(L)
Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea.
After a Whale Watching Boat Trip (weather permitting), the afternoon is at your
Enjoy free time in Saint John before taking the ferry back to
Nova Scotia. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world. (B)(D)
Today travel the lush Annapolis Valley and learn about the French
Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Unravel the fact and
fiction that blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a
tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening. (B)
Discover the rustic charm of the fishing village of Peggy’s Cove
where you will enjoy breakfast. Travel Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to Lunenburg,
renowned for its fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners. Enjoy a walking excursion to
fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New
World. Head to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century built churches
represent an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through
the town and chat with the welcoming locals who have been known to share superstitions,
legends and fables dating back to the rum-running days. Arrive in the legendary Oak Island
area’s Western Shore and learn of the world’s longest running hunt for lost treasure. (B)(D)
Today travel to Prince Edward Island. Experience true
maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (B)(D)
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a walking
excursion of the city. This afternoon, drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand
dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before
returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the inspiration of Lucy Maud
Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. (B)
Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia
and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America. Visit the Alexander
Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this
genius who made his home on the island. (B)(D)
Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North
America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore,
ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Lookouts offer
unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline. You may also enjoy a Whale Watching
Boat Trip (weather permitting). (B)(L)(D)
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you today.
Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax. (B)
Your journey ends upon check out of your hotel. (B)
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