Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

Start: Halifax, Canada Finish: Halifax, Canada

Visiting: The Prince George Hotel , Delta Prince Edward , Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa , Halifax, Halifax, Canada


Duration: 0 Nights

Tour Operator: Tauck

Age range: ALL_AGES


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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

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.

Itinerary

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icon Day 1: Arrive Halifax

Location: The Prince George Hotel

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: The Prince George Hotel

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: The Prince George Hotel

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: Delta Prince Edward

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: Delta Prince Edward

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 Pines Golf Resort & Spa

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 Pines Golf Resort & Spa

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

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

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    Accommodation

    COMFORTABLE_MIXED

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners.

  • 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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Saturday Jul 10, 2021

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