A Taste of the Maritimes, 13 Days
Halifax / Halifax
2022 Daily departures: May 17 - October 9
|2022 COST PER PERSON, CAD||Twin||Single||Triple||Quad||Quad|
|May 17 - Jun 5||1.494||2.908||1.135||918||31|
|Jun 6 - Sep 26||1.593||3.119||1.221||986||31|
|Sep 27 - Oct 9||1.525||2.982||1.172||947||31|
|May 17 - Jun 5 & Sep 27 - Oct 9||1.798||3.584||1.395||1.134||285|
|Jun 6 - Sep 26||1.897||3.776||1.476||1.228||285|
- ARRIVAL IN HALIFAX
Arrive at Halifax International Airport and transfer independently to your downtown hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure for exploring this bustling oceanside city.
Overnight in Halifax.
Halifax is located on one of the world’s largest natural harbours and bears all the hallmarks of both a modern and historic city. You can discover its proud maritime heritage in the many museums and along the waterfront area, which includes the restored Historic Properties. Independently visit the Citadel that has guarded the city since the 18th-century, the Public Gardens or perhaps sail on a harbour cruise aboard the Bluenose II.
Overnight in Halifax.
- HALIFAX TO WESTERN SHORE (75 KM)
Drive along the Lighthouse Route to the fishing community of Peggy’s Cove. This picturesque fishing village is surrounded by bare granite and coastal barrens with trails leading to its famous lighthouse. Continue along the coast and perhaps stop in the port of Lunenburg for a visit to the renowned Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic before arriving in Western Shore.
Overnight in Western Shore.
- WESTERN SHORE
A day at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your hotel, or independently pay a visit to the Oak Island Municipal museum and learn how this small island is rumoured to have been a site of buried treasures for centuries.
Overnight in Western Shore.
- WESTERN SHORE TO KEJIMKUJIK NATIONAL PARK / DIGBY (158 KM)
Take the scenic, cross-country drive linking the rocky south shore with the lush Annapolis Valley. Relish the amazing views as you traverse extensive woodlands dotted with lakes. Perhaps take some time to explore the wilderness of Kejimkujik National Park along the centuries-old Mi’kmaq canoe routes or follow the hiking trails into its forested heartland. Travel along the Annapolis Basin, boasting relics of Anglo-French colonial rivalry.
Overnight in Digby.
- DIGBY TO SAINT JOHN (80 KM – LAND ONLY)
Enjoy a ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy to Saint John, famous for having the world’s largest tides. Arriving in In Saint John, check into your hotel and take the day to explore the downtown area. A vibrant, visitor- friendly culture reverberates around this small town. Restaurant patios offer beautiful views and fresh ocean breezes to spend the day relaxing.
Overnight in Saint John.
- SAINT JOHN
A second day at leisure in St. John to perhaps visit one of the many small museums and galleries in town, or take a trip to the famous Reversing Falls – a trick of the tide that seems to reverse the water’s current. Or perhaps take a scenic drive to Fredericton to visit the King’s Landing Historical Settlement – a role-playing historic community depicting everyday life in 19th century.
Overnight in St. John.
- SAINT JOHN TO MONCTON (152 KM)
Today you can explore popular covered bridges en route to Fundy National Park. Discover Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park Marvel at the most dramatic tides in the world, revealing the sea floor and towers of naturally carved stone on your self-guided tour. Afterwards, perhaps visit Shediac, the lobster capital of the world, where one can taste this delicacy at its best.
Overnight in Moncton.
- MONCTON TO CHARLOTTETOWN (164 KM)
Before leaving Moncton we suggest a stop at the Magnetic Hill where you can put the car in neutral to experience the illusion of being pulled up hill by a ‘magnetic force. The orthumberland coast of New Brunswick has a rich British and Acadian heritage — it’s yours to discover today if you choose to travel through the architectural gem of Dorchester and visit the French fort of Beausejour at the Nova Scotia provincial border. Near the base of the Confederation Bridge is the Cape Jourimain Nature Centre, a community-operated ecotourism and environmental education facility, open to the public displaying the cultural history and environmental diversity of the region. Cross to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, over the Confederation Bridge and arrive in the charming city of harlottetown.
Overnight in Charlottetown.
- CHARLOTTETOWN TO BADDECK (272 KM, LAND ONLY)
Today’s journey takes you past Orwell Corner Historic Site to board the ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Drive through tranquil scenery and small communities that continue to celebrate Nova Scotia’s Scottish, Indian and Acadian identities. Continue into Cape Breton Island through the magnificent highland scenery that surrounds Bras d’Or Lake, and drive to the delightful resort community of Baddeck. A fascinating local museum is dedicated to the life and works of Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone.
Overnight in Baddeck.
A scenic highlight of this trip is to drive the Cabot Trail into the highlands of northern Cape Breton. The trail runs past lochs and glens settled by Scottish Highlanders and along scenic coastlines settled by Acadians. You will meander through the rugged Cape Breton Highlands National Park enjoying stunning views of sea-swept headlands, steep cliffs and tranquil beaches. Hiking trails lead into the interior of the park where stunning vistas appear at each turn. Return to Baddeck through the lush Margaree Valley.
Overnight in Baddeck.
- BADDECK TO HALIFAX (351 KM)
A day of leisurely travel across the heart of Nova Scotia. Perhaps stop for lunch in either the small town of Truro or Antigonish for a taste of peaceful Maritimes life. Continue on to the port city of Halifax, renowned for its long and fascinating history and great importance to the East Coast.
Overninght in Halifax.
- END OF TOUR
Check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport in time for your return flight.
Schedules are included in passenger documents. Please be advised that ferry crossings are not included in the package cost and cannot be pre-booked
- Day 6. Between Digby, Nova Scotia and St. John, New Brunswick
Crossing time: 3 hours. Car and pax (one way): $183 Adult, $37 Child (6-13), free Child (0-5)
- Day 10. Between Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, Nova Scotia
Crossing time: 1 hour and 15 minutes. Car and pax (one way): $115 Adult, free Child (0-12)
INCLUSIONS: Day 8, Moncton - Admission to Hopewell Rocks & Self-Guided Tour
- Day 1-2. Halifax. Cambridge Suites Halifax or Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
- Day 3-4. Westernshore. Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre
- Day 5. Digby. Coastal Inn Digby or Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
- Day 6-7. Saint John. Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton or Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
- Day 8. Moncton. Amsterdam Inn & Suites - Moncton or Travelodge Suites Moncton
- Day 9. Charlottetown. Charlottetown Inn & Conference Centre or Rodd Royalty
- Day 10-11. Baddeck. Ceilidh Country Lodge or Trailsman Lodge
- Day 12. Halifax. Cambridge Suites Halifaxor Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
- Day 1-2. Halifax. The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites or The Hollis-A Double Tree Suites by Hilton
- Day 3-4. Westernshore. Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre4
- Day 5. Digby. Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
- Day 6-7. Saint John. Hilton Saint John / Saint John Trade & Conference Centre or Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John
- Day 8. Moncton. Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour or Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
- Day 9. Charlottetown. Rodd Charlottetown or Delta Hotels by Marriott Prince Edward
- Day 10-11. Baddeck. Inverary Resort or Silver Dart Lodge & MacNeil House Suites
- Day 12. Halifax The Lord Nelson Hotel & The Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites or The Hollis-A Double Tree Suites by Hilton Suites or The Hollis-A Double Tree Suites by Hilton.