Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

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Enchanting Canadian Maritimes

10 Days Starting and ending in Halifax, NS, Canada

Visiting: Halifax, Baddeck, Cabot Trail, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Shediac Bay, Grand-Pré National Historic Site, Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Tour code:

DMMAN19

Activities:

Fishing, Sightseeing

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$3825
$3076 (USD) Operator discount: -$587 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$162 -20%
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Tour Overview

Embark on the "Enchanting Canadian Maritimes" tour, a cultural journey through Canada's breathtaking eastern coastline. This adventure begins in the vibrant city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, where you'll be greeted with warm hospitality and introduced to the rich history and scenic beauty of the Maritimes. Travel in comfort aboard a luxury air-conditioned coach, complete with Wi-Fi, and stay in cherry-picked hotels known for their trusted quality. Highlights include a cruise on Shediac Bay (weather permitting), marveling at the engineering marvel that is Confederation Bridge, and exploring the unique island hopping, fishing, and sightseeing opportunities that this region has to offer. With an expert Travel Director and professional Driver guiding your way, enjoy a mix of scheduled sightseeing and optional experiences, ensuring a perfect blend of guided exploration and personal leisure time. This tour promises unforgettable memories, from the historical sites of Halifax to the charming villages and stunning natural landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes.

Highlights

  • Cruise on Shediac Bay (weather dependent)

  • See Confederation Bridge

Itinerary

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Day 1: Hello Halifax
Location: Halifax
Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Accommodation Name: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Meals Included: Welcome Reception

Learn the art of living the good life as you brace yourself for crisp sea breezes and hearty Nova Scotian hospitality in Halifax, your launch pad to an effortless discovery of Canada’s Maritimes. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2: Discover The Maritime History Of Halifax
Location: Halifax
Accommodation: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Accommodation Name: Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join your Local Specialist for morning Halifax sightseeing followed by a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. From small craft boatbuilding to World War convoys, the days of sail to the age of steam, the Titanic to the Halifax explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea. Then, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of the Citadel National Historic Site, built in the mid-18th century to defend the town from various enemies. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 3: Hear The Legends Of Nova Scotia Dive Into Culture Make Travel Matter
Location: Baddeck
Accommodation: Silver Dart Lodge
Accommodation Name: Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join in on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and explore the legends and traditions of the Mi’kmaq people during a visit to the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre. Traverse the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton Island and arrive in the village of Baddeck. Later, get ready for a foot-stomping Ceilidh celebration this evening as you encounter first-hand the Celtic heritage of the region as you Dive Into Culture with an evening of traditional music and songs.

Day 4: Traverse The Cabot Trail
Location: Cabot Trail
Accommodation: Silver Dart Lodge
Accommodation Name: Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, enjoy the dramatic coastal views and highland scenery offering an endless source of artistic inspiration as you wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Unspoiled natural beauty and sweeping coastal vistas provide a mesmerising backdrop for our drive along the Cabot Trail. We keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as we travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. Return to Baddeck later for some time at leisure.

Day 5: Tease Your Taste Buds On Prince Edward Island Stays With Stories
Location: Charlottetown
Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown
Accommodation Name: Rodd Charlottetown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, we pay tribute to one of the world’s most famous inventors at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, then cross the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. Pass pastoral landscapes and gabled farmhouses en route to Charlottetown. Our Stays With Stories was built in 1931 and reflects such luxurious features as barrel-vaulted ceilings and a grand lobby. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Dinner at the PEI Preserve Company.

Day 6 : Uncover The History Of Prince Edward Island
Location: Prince Edward Island
Accommodation: Rodd Charlottetown
Accommodation Name: Rodd Charlottetown
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Join a Local Specialist for an exploration of Prince Edward Island, starting with Prince Edward Island National Park and a visit to the literary landmark of Green Gables. Step back in time to a simpler life when you Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest experience lunch overlooking the beauty of Brackley Bay. You’ll learn about the property’s history from the current proprietor of the island’s oldest running tourist accommodation, run by the same family for four generations.

Day 7 : Get Your Lobster Fix At Shediac Bay
Location: Shediac Bay
Accommodation: Hilton Saint John
Accommodation Name: Hilton Saint John
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We travel to New Brunswick, crossing the Northumberland Strait via the engineering feat that is Confederation Bridge. Head to the waters of Shediac Bay, where we’ll celebrate all things lobster with our Local Specialist. Get a closer look at Acadian culture while diving into the lobster industry, learning about old fishing techniques that helped shape the way of life of the region. Then, enjoy a delicious lunch of lobster served local style on board the boat (weather permitting). We journey south to the Bay of Fundy in search of the world’s highest tides. Join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks and enjoy a rare opportunity to walk on the ocean floor (tide permitting). Our overnight stop is in the port city of Saint John.

Day 8 : Uncover The History Of Nova Scotia
Location: Grand-Pré National Historic Site
Accommodation: Oak Island Resort
Accommodation Name: Oak Island Resort, Lunenberg
Meals Included: Breakfast

We leave the cliffs and coves of Saint John behind this morning to board a ferry to cross the Bay of Fundy to Digby. Stopping at Grand-Pré National Historic Site, a UNESCO Heritage Site, we delve into the history of the Le Grand Dérangement, a tragic event in Acadian history that has shaped the vibrant culture of modern-day Acadians. Later, we’ll Dive Into Culture with a tour and tasting at the Bent Ridge Winery.

Day 9: See The Fishing Heritage Of Lunenburg
Location: Lunenburg
Accommodation: Oak Island Resort
Accommodation Name: Oak Island Resort, Lunenberg
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join a Local Specialist who will reveal insights into the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Delve into the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia when you visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, then see real Tall Ships. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 10: Enjoy The Ocean Breeze At Peggy's Cove
Location: Peggy's Cove
Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air and share in the inspiration enjoyed by painters and photographers who visit Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay. We arrive back in Halifax at approximately 12:00 pm, where you'll head to the Stanfield International Airport or consider extending your stay in Halifax.

What's Included

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • All transport and transfers shown

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Optional Experiences and free time

What's Not Included

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Accommodation

Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Check out our Q&As

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    The beauty of taking a guided holiday with us is that you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Vaccination against Covid-19 is not mandatory to travel with Trafalgar. However, we strongly recommend that guests are vaccinated before travelling. Please note that airlines and/or other authorities may have different requirements. It is the guest's responsibility to comply with these requirements at all times.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1947

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Trafalgar is a founding partner of the TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. So far, the charity has donated more than US$2 million to help underprivileged communities and support sustainable tourism around the world.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

Reviews of this Operator

Renato Arrieta  

Best tour I joined so far

14-Jan-2023

My first time with Trafalgar and I see no reason why I should not join them again.

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King Ng, Lafayette, California  

Very well planned trip with timely breaks during the coach ride..

08-Nov-2021

It was a well organized tour group and we hit lots of interesting and beautiful scenes. Like our previous trips with Trafalgar, tourists were treated with well manner and professional tour guide/director, making our trip very enjoyable and delightful!

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Trusted Customer  

Best of Egypt

14-Jan-2023

We really did see the best of Egypt and beyond. Our tour guide, Mohammad, guided us through the rich history and the urban and rural life of such a unique and delightful country. We felt very safe and pampered.

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Marshal Daguio  

Wonderful Best Of Turkey

06-Nov-2021

It was my first time with Trafalgar Tour and I had a wonderful trip from day 1 till the last day. The Tour Director, Yocel Atik is very knowledgeable and Excellent. The health director and coach driver are helpful and supportive as well. The hotels selected were comfortable especially Rixos Hotel and Movenpick Hotel. The Best of Turkey is better than I expected.

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Barbara, Canada  

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09-Nov-2021

I am single and travel alone. I always feel secure and well-looked after when I travel with Trafalgar

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of trafalgar charges.

    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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