Maritimes Coastal Wonders (Disponible en anglais seulement)

Your Tour at a Glance

From the nautical beauty of Peggy’s Cove to the rugged splendor of the Cabot Trail, the Maritimes will enchant you. Choose how you explore Lunenburg – at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic or on a locally guided walking tour. Undertake a competition to cook the best mussels. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum and learn about potato farming. See the 4-story high Hopewell Rocks. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast and learn how to eat lobster like a local. Don’t miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of the amazing Canadian Maritimes.

 

Stay

11 Days

10 Nights

Meals

16 Meals

10 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

4 Dinners

Activity 3

You’re an on-the-go traveler. You don’t want to miss a thing, so walking and standing for longer periods of time (1-2 hours) isn’t a big deal. You can navigate hills and uneven ground, climb into various modes of transportation (tuk-tuk, cable car, zodiac, etc.), and could possibly anticipate changes in elevation. You can expect some longer days balanced with free time to recharge or set out on your own adventure.

 

Day 1

The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins

Explore the picture-perfect region known as Canada’s Maritimes. Venture along its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.

Day 2

Breakfast & Dinner

The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax - Peggy’s Cove - Halifax

Stunning landscapes await. Head to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – Peggy’s Cove. Set along the Atlantic coast, the cove is home to a historic lighthouse that offers incredible views of the surrounding area. Continue to Halifax, exploring its charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel.

Day 3

Breakfast

The Westin Nova Scotian

Halifax - Mahone Bay - Lunenburg - Halifax

Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before traveling along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Choose how you explore this town because it’s your choice! Delve into the local heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic -OR- embark on a locally guided walking tour to discover Lunenburg’s unique architecture. End your day back in Halifax for an evening on your own.

Day 4

Breakfast & Dinner

Inverary Resort

Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck

Start your morning at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq lineage and Glooscap legends. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. You’ll spend time at the Gaelic College, where you’ll see a brief kilt-making demonstration and learn a few handy Gaelic phrases. Join in the fun of a “milling frolic,” singing a Gaelic song and tapping to the rhythm. This evening, enjoy a dinner of local flavors and musical entertainment.

Day 5

Breakfast & Lunch

Inverary Resort

Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Baddeck

Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. Fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take in the quaint charms of nearby fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil’s Harbour.

Day 6

Breakfast & Dinner

The Holman Grand Hotel

Baddeck - Prince Edward Island

Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience in Charlottetown. Attend culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels.

Day 7

Breakfast

The Holman Grand Hotel

Prince Edward Island

Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum to learn the craft of potato farming from a farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island’s leading agricultural industry. Return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own.

Day 8

Breakfast

Hilton Saint John

Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick

Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks were carved by the Fundy tides and rise 4-stories high at low tide, only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.

Day 9

Breakfast & Lunch

Hilton Saint John

Saint John

Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Stop along the way to take in an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas. Sample authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, accompanied by traditional fiddle music. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast at a restaurant on the world-famous Bay of Fundy, as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. On your way back, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s covered bridges.

Day 10

Breakfast & Dinner

The Westin Nova Scotian

Saint John - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Onboard a ferry for Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Uncover the complex history of the Acadian people. Continue on to Halifax and enjoy time for yourself before a farewell dinner, toasting to the end of your Maritimes journey.

Day 11

Breakfast

Halifax - Tour Ends

Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland.

Optional Excursion

Walking Food Tour in Saint John - $65 pp

Saint John

Duration: 2 Hours

Get a taste of Canada on a walking food tour through the bustling downtown of Saint John. Hit the streets with a local guide, beginning the tour at the oldest Farmer’s Market in Canada. Start your culinary journey with a delicious tasting of smoked salmon and legendary New Brunswick maple syrup. Your adventure continues at Picaroons, a nearby brewery. Indulge in a mouthwatering slice of wood-fired pizza and enjoy the warm, delectable goodness when it hits your pallet. What better way to wash down your food than with a sampling of local beers and cider? Taste two New Brunswick brews before continuing on to another brewery, where traditional seafood chowder awaits. Pair the chowder with a tasting of 3 different beers.

Guests should be able to walk 7 blocks. Tour concludes 3 blocks from the hotel.

 

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