Day 1 • Halifax, Nova Scotia
Day 2 • New Brunswick, Bay of Fundy
Welcome to Canada’s Atlantic Coast and the Canadian Maritimes, a land blessed with stunning natural beauty and a relaxed way of life. Visit all three of Canada’s Maritime provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. Transfer from Halifax Stanfield Airport by hotel courtesy shuttle. Rooms are available for check-in after 3:00 p.m. Join us for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing.
Cross rivers, streams, and marshlands on your morning journey to the Province of New Brunswick. Visit Flowerpot Rocks at Hopewell Cape. Observe the gradual rise or fall of the Bay of Fundy tides, an average change of 6 to 8 feet per hour. The Fundy Tides are the highest on Earth and rise and fall an astounding 50 feet. Twice each day, one hundred billion tons of water flow into the Bay of Fundy, overpowering the Bay's rivers and reversing their direction. Next, traverse the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to the picturesque province of Prince Edward Island. Pass over gently rolling farmlands en route to Prince Edward Island National Seashore. Enjoy vistas of red sand beaches and bluffs. Watch for red fox and great blue heron. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay. Dinner tonight.
Day 3 • Prince Edward Island
Day 4 • Cape Breton Island
Day 5 • Chéticamp, Cabot Trail
Day 6 • Cabot Trail, Baddeck
Day 7 • Fortress of Louisbourg
Day 8 • Peggy's Cove, Halifax
This morning enters the magical and enchanting world of Anne of Green Gables. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House in Cavendish. Stroll through Lover's Lane and other settings from the literary classic. Mark Twain called the novel "the sweetest creation of child life yet written." This afternoon joins us for a brief sightseeing tour of Charlottetown. Enjoy leisure time downtown.
Enjoy a morning ferry ride from Prince Edward Island back to Nova Scotia. Continue to Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in the world. See inspiring mountain and coastal scenery en route to Cheticamp. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay at this French-speaking Acadian fishing village, in the heart of the Cabot Trail. The fun-loving Cape Bretoners are renowned for celebrating with traditional Celtic and Acadian music and dance. Dinner.
See stunning views during your morning sightseeing of this remote outpost. Lunch overlooking the harbor. Afternoon at leisure in Chéticamp. Whale watching cruises are locally available (weather permitting).
A grand adventure awaits you today on the Cabot Trail. Drive through forests, mountains, and valleys in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Breathtaking ocean scenery unfolds as you follow the trail from Pleasant Bay to Cape Smokey. See rugged cliffs and wonderful ocean views. Then to Baddeck. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum, dedicated to the inventor of the telephone. Bell once said, "I have traveled around the globe... and for simple beauty, Cape Breton Island outrivals them all." Bell made his home here. Stay a relaxing two nights in the charming resort town of Baddeck on Cape Breton Island.
Morning visit to the crown jewel of the Canadian Park Service, the Fortress of Louisbourg. Stroll through this 18th century fortress. During July and August, actors bring to life colorful characters and events from Louisbourg's past (limited services in October). Return to Baddeck. Enjoy a scenic cruise on Bras d'Or Lake. Look for bald eagles. Dinner tonight.
You drive south this morning across the Canso Causeway and return to mainland Nova Scotia. Visit with the First Nation people at the Mi’kmaq heritage center. Learn about their history, legends, and present-day life. Continue to the idyllic fishing village and artists' retreat of Peggy's Cove. Photo stop at the classic red and white lighthouse. Next, a sightseeing drive of the lively oceanfront city of Halifax. Enjoy a relaxing two-night stay at your ideally located waterfront hotel.
Day 9 • Halifax
Join your tour director this morning for a guided stroll along the historic waterfront. Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The remainder of your day is at leisure in Halifax to explore the many fun attractions within walking distance of your waterfront hotel. Enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 10 • Halifax
Your tour ends after breakfast. we provide transfers throughout the day to the Halifax airport. Thanks for vacationing with us.