Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Start: Halifax, Canada Finish: Halifax, Canada

Visiting: Halifax, Canada , Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia , Prince Edward Island, Canada , Digby, Nova Scotia , Halifax, Halifax, Canada


Duration: 7 Nights

Tour code: AC2021

Tour operator: Tauck

Age range: 0-99


Prices From: $2570

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Tour Overview

A legacy of seafaring gems… think seaside shanties, picturesque fishing hamlets, colorful 19th-century timber homes, and wildlife-rich waters. Private evenings in historic Halifax include the Citadel, and moving stories of Canadian immigrants at Pier 21, two nights on Prince Edward Island, immortalized in novels, and whale watching promise lasting maritime memories. Whale-watch at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy. Attend a Tauck Exclusive private dinner and tour at the Halifax Citadel, and a private reception and dinner at Pier 21 National Historic Site. Choose a walking tour of historic Lunenburg or a visit to a fisheries museum, watch history come alive at the Habitation at Port-Royal and tour the P.E.I. farmhouse where the popular novel Anne of Green Gables was set.

Highlights

  • icon A visit to explore the stunning coastline of Prince Edward Island National Park
  • icon Choice of guided visits to historic Lunenburg or to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • icon TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private Tauck reception & dinner at Pier 21, introducing the history of Canadian immigration
  • icon TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private dinner and tour at the Citadel National Historic Site in Halifax
  • icon Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island & across the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Arrive Halifax

Location: Halifax, Canada

Accommodation Name: The Prince George Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Tour starts: 5:30 PM, The Prince George Hotel. A transfer is included from Halifax International Airport to The Prince George Hotel in the heart of historic Halifax. Kick off an exciting week with a welcome reception in Halifax at Pier 21, "Gateway to Canada," which features exhibits chronicling 20th-century Canadian immigration and the poignant multimedia production, Oceans of Hope.

icon Day 2: Lunenburg & Peggy’s Cove

Location: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

Accommodation Name: The Prince George Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

From Halifax, start the day with a visit to Peggy's Cove – a picturesque Nova Scotia fishing town that's one of the most-photographed spots in North America – before continuing along the rugged Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Lunenburg, renowned for its rich shipbuilding and maritime legacy. Established in the 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. After lunch, you have a choice of sightseeing in Lunenberg – see the village's 18th- and 19th-century timber-built houses on a walking tour, or visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, housed in historic waterfront buildings, to gain insights into the Maritime Provinces' seafaring heritage. Return to Halifax for an evening at leisure.

icon Day 3: Historic Halifax & a Citadel Evening

Location: Halifax, Canada

Accommodation Name: The Prince George Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You may spend the entire day exploring Halifax, Nova Scotia's provincial capital and the Maritimes' largest city, as you please – or, if you wish, join your Tauck Director for a city tour, and our local guide for a tour through the Halifax Public Gardens. This evening, join us for a Tauck Exclusive – a private tour and dinner at Halifax's venerable Citadel National Historic Site, a witness to 300 years of history offering spectacular views of the city and its celebrated harbor.

icon Day 4: To Prince Edward Island by Ferry

Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Accommodation Name: Delta Prince Edward

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Bid a temporary goodbye to Nova Scotia as you ride a ferry to lovely Prince Edward Island. Following lunch, arrive in the provincial capital of Charlottetown for a two-night stay. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour, then settle in at your hotel, just steps from Old Charlottetown's boardwalk and Peake's Wharf. The evening is free to spend as you please.

icon Day 5: P.E.I. National Park & Green Gables

Location: Prince Edward Island, Canada

Accommodation Name: Delta Prince Edward

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a morning at leisure in Charlottetown, set out to discover the wildlife-rich salt marshes and dramatic coastal bluffs of Prince Edward Island National Park. You'll find yourself immersed in local culture later in the day as you visit the Green Gables House, the old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery's cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Tonight, cap a very special day by digging into a traditional lobster dinner – a must-have experience on P.E.I.

icon Day 6: A Bridge to History in Nova Scotia

Location: Digby, Nova Scotia

Accommodation Name: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart Prince Edward Island and cross the Confederation Bridge to the province of New Brunswick, then return to Nova Scotia once again. Explore French pioneer life from the early 17th century as recreated by costumed interpreters and artisan demonstrators at the Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation, a reconstruction of one of North America's earliest European settlements. Continue on to a two-night stay in Digby; your historic seaside resort was built in 1929 and overlooks the Annapolis Basin and the Bay of Fundy.

icon Day 7: Whale Watching Cruise

Location: Digby, Nova Scotia

Accommodation Name: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set off with a naturalist for a whale watching cruise off Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy, offering world-renowned whale and bird watching; keep an eye peeled for finback, minke and humpback whales and lots of seals, drawn to the bay's abundant plankton. Back at your resort in Digby, pursue what interests you most in the afternoon, then join us at this evening's farewell reception and dinner at the hotel.

icon Day 8: Journey Home

Location: Halifax, Canada

Meals: Breakfast

As you head back to Halifax for your journey home, wind your way through Nova Scotia's rich Annapolis Valley farmland to visit Grand-Pré National Historic Site, where the British deported the French Acadians in 1755; the incident inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, Evangeline. Tour ends: 11:45 AM, Halifax International Airport. For guests wishing to extend their stay in Halifax, Tauck can arrange additional nights at The Prince George Hotel; a transfer to Halifax International Airport is included for these bookings. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check-in.

What's Included

  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private dinner and tour at the Citadel National Historic Site in Halifax
  • TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – Private Tauck reception & dinner at Pier 21, introducing the history of Canadian immigration
  • Choice of guided visits to historic Lunenburg or to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island & across the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick
  • A visit to explore the stunning coastline of Prince Edward Island National Park

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Charming PEI
A lovely trip. Our Director and Driver were both wonderful and full of fun. Prince Edward Island was charming. Seeing Charlottetown and Green Gables fulfilled a childhood ....more A lovely trip.

Our Director and Driver were both wonderful and full of fun.

Prince Edward Island was charming.

Seeing Charlottetown and Green Gables fulfilled a childhood dream.

Our whale watching trip was exciting.

Our Tauck Director's contacts along the way let us interact with area residents, making the trip truly memorable.

So many! The bagpipes and canons at the Citadel.

Green Gables and strolling through Charlottetown.

The beach on PEI.

Whale watching and talking to local residents.

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A Great trip
Just returned from our trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Trip was well planned and executed. Our trip director was full of energy, always upbeat and positive and ....more Just returned from our trip to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Trip was well planned and executed.

Our trip director was full of energy, always upbeat and positive and provided a wealth of knowledge on so many topics.

Peggy's Cove was most memorable moment, with Tauck getting us to this site well before the crowds so that we could enjoy the natural beauty.

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Maritime
First and foremost - our tour guide was exceptional. She is a very poised and confident young lady. She made the trip! Disappointed with airline scheduling made by ....more First and foremost - our tour guide was exceptional.

She is a very poised and confident young lady.

She made the trip! Disappointed with airline scheduling made by Tauck.

Toronto terrible for customs and the time between flights was too short.

Had to run through the airport.

If our flight had not been delayed - we would have missed it.

The Whale Watch - spectacular show on beautiful day.

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Maritimes
Great trip with a nice mix of towns, seashore and outstanding food. Maybe one day less in towns and one more of seashore and countryside could be considered but ....more Great trip with a nice mix of towns, seashore and outstanding food.

Maybe one day less in towns and one more of seashore and countryside could be considered but this is a personal opinion and should not be interpreted as my disappointment in the trip as planned.

Being met by a piper who escorted us to the marvelous north beaches of Prince Edward Island.

The boat trip on the Bay of Fundy came in a close second.

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Nova Scotia and PEI
Our Tauck Tour director did an exceptional job. Everyday she greeted us with enthusiasm and lots of energy. She went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a ....more Our Tauck Tour director did an exceptional job.

Everyday she greeted us with enthusiasm and lots of energy.

She went above and beyond to ensure that we all had a great vacation.

Her knowledge of the area was extensive.

We would have liked one more day in Digby to enjoy the beautiful Digby Pines Resort.

Very enjoyable trip.

Very hard to highlight just a moment.

The Citadel dinner and PEI National Park were highlights.

Most memorable was just feeling that we thoroughly experienced the essence of the Canadian Maritimes.

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Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island
We very much enjoyed trip , tour director was great as well as our driver. We booked a Bridges tour =Italy . Only hope our guide will be up to ....more We very much enjoyed trip , tour director was great as well as our driver.

We booked a Bridges tour =Italy .

Only hope our guide will be up to this Tauck Director's standards.

Whale watching & Citidel dinner ; ....less
Our first but definitely not our last!
Our first Tauck trip was to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Tour Director was superb ...a treasury of historical information about the Maritimes, many little surprises (TimBits), a ....more Our first Tauck trip was to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Tour Director was superb .

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a treasury of historical information about the Maritimes, many little surprises (TimBits), a friendly, beautiful person.

Especially liked balance of free time and group activities.

Our next Tauck trip TBA.

The entire Tauck trip, start to finish.

Look forward to every day .

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bittersweet when it came time to depart.

Special thanks to our Tauck Director and coach driver.

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Nova Scotia and PEI
This is a wonderful trip. It is leisurely in Halifax followed by an exciting two days in PEI. If you are a fan of lobster and "Anne of Green Gables" ....more This is a wonderful trip.

It is leisurely in Halifax followed by an exciting two days in PEI.

If you are a fan of lobster and "Anne of Green Gables" then this is the trip for you! It is well done all around, and our tour leader was outstanding.

The private evening at the Citadel in Halifax was fun and historic.

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A Must See
This was my first trip with Tauck and I assure you it won't be my last. I have been on other Tours but none can compare to a "Tauck ....more This was my first trip with Tauck and I assure you it won't be my last.

I have been on other Tours but none can compare to a "Tauck Tour".

Our Tauck Director made the trip so interesting.

The beauty of that part of Canada must be seen to really enjoy.

A camera just does not see what the human eye can see.

Should be on everyone's bucket list.

There was many memorable moments but I think I would have to rate Whale watching on the top of the list.

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Nova Scotia and PEI
We enjoyed the trip very much. We were a group of 42, and everyone was always on time . We enjoyed Halifax a lot.. It is a vibrant city with ....more We enjoyed the trip very much.

We were a group of 42, and everyone was always on time .

We enjoyed Halifax a lot.

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It is a vibrant city with a wonderful waterfront.

Our special outing at the Citadel was impressive.

The excursions were well planned, and as usual, Tauck, provided us with a few surprises.

Our guide was fantastic.

It was all exciting.

Going whale watching at the Bay of Fundy was pretty special.

We saw a mama and her baby whale .

They gave us quite the performance.

We also enjoyed Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove.

Wonderful history and natural beauty.

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Saturday Jul 17, 2021

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Saturday Jul 24, 2021

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Saturday Sep 11, 2021

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Thursday Sep 30, 2021

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