Enchanting Islands Tour, 8 Days. Itinerary,

Enchanting Islands Tour, 8 Days

Historic sites, epic vistas and maritime culture.

ITINERARY:

  1. ARRIVAL IN HALIFAX
    Arrive in Halifax and transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception. Overnight in Halifax.
    Accommodation: Cambridge Suites Halifax
  2. HALIFAX
    A day of local touring awaits! Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Overnight in Halifax.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Walking tour of Lunenburg
    • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
    • Dinner
    Accommodation: Cambridge Suites Halifax.
  3. HALIFAX TO CHARLOTTETOWN
    En route to the bridge crossing to Prince Edward Island, we learn about Mi’kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. Once only accessible by ferry, we cross over to Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Charlottetown.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Confederation Bridge
    • Gkooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum
    • Lobster dinner
    Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown or The Holman Grand or Delta Prince Edward or Rodd Royalty.
  4. CHARLOTTETOWN / PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
    Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.) Overnight in Charlottetown.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Walking tour of Charlottetown
    • Sightseeing tour of P.E.I. National Park Anne of Green Gables Heritage Site
    • Confederation Centre of the Arts performance
    Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown or The Holman Grand or Delta Prince Edward or Rodd Royalty.
  5. CHARLOTTETOWN TO BADDECK
    After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to "the Scotland of North America", Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Ferry to Nova Scotia
    • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
    • Dinner
    Accommodation: Inverary Resort.
  6. BADDECK / CABOT TRAIL
    Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Overnight in Baddeck.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Picnic lunch
    • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
    • Whale watching boat tour
    • Dinner
    Accommodation: Inverary Resort.
  7. BADDECK TO HALIFAX
    We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Overnight in Halifax.
    Inclusions:
    • Breakfast
    • Louisbourg Historic Site
    Accommodation: Cambridge Suites Halifax.
  8. END OF TOUR
    A time for last minute shopping and farewells. Independent transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your flight home.
    Inclusions: N/A
    Accommodation: N/A.

 

Included:

  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinner (including 1 lobster dinner)
  • Welcome Reception
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Lunenburg – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Cabot Trail touring
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Fortress of Louisbourg
  • National Historic Site
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour in Baddeck
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • First-class (or best available) accommodation
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Provincial Taxes and Federal HST