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Nova Scotia

Canada's Maritime provinces 

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NOVA SCOTIA TOUR

Sample of Itinerary

 

DAY 1:   PORTLAND TO HALIFAX

 

DAY 2:   HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA - TOUR BEGINS

Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes region – an area of rugged and pristine beauty.

 

DAY 3:   HALIFAX - PEGGY’S COVE - HALIFAX

Explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a scenic tour of the city highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and the famous Citadel. Later, enjoy a visit to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront.
Breakfast and dinner will be included.

 

DAY 4:   HALIFAX - CAPE BRETON ISLAND - BADDECK

En route to Cape Breton, enjoy a visit to the Glooscap Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends, see artifacts including stunning quill and bead work and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Continue your journey along the Canso Causeway to stunning Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d'Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Upon arrival in Baddeck, explore the amazing variety of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
Breakfast will be included. 

 

DAY 5:   CABOT TRAIL

Stop at the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Then, explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the Acadian Museum to learn how to make a hooked rug. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park located in the valley along MacIntosh Brook. Even more fun awaits as you stop at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid - the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterwards, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a milling frolic. Practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beat a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. This evening, savor a taste of Cape Breton with dinner featuring local flavors, music and a historic show of this region. Later, we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting) with music. It’s the perfect chance to dance the night away under the stars.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included. 

 

DAY 6:   BADDECK - CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

This morning, enjoy a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Island Cradled in the Waves.” Upon arrival, venture to charming seaside Charlottetown for a walking tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures. This evening enjoy a demonstration dinner with a local chef showcasing the flavors of the island in a four-course culinary masterpiece using fresh island products, prepared right in front of you. Of course, Prince Edward Island's blue mussels, island berries and local tenderloin will be among the items you will be able to taste.
Breakfast and dinner will be included.

 

DAY 7:   PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Today you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, “Anne of Green Gables.” Visit Rustico’s celebrated wharf dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and visit Cavendish National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House. At Prince Edward Island Preserves, see local berries blended with a “secret” ingredient to create a unique island taste.
Breakfast will be included.

 

DAY 8:   CHARLOTTETOWN - SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK

This morning, leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks*. A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy Tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high. Enjoy a traditional maritime lobster feast as you look out upon Daniel’s Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John. Enjoy a two-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
Breakfast and lunch will be included. 

 

DAY 9:   SAINT JOHN

Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marveling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. You can even sample Fundy Seaweed! Journey to Hearst Lodge, a remote fishing lodge accessible only by 4x4 vehicles, for an exclusive salmon barbeque complete with fiddleheads! Before returning to the city, view some of St. Martin’s famous covered bridges. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.
Breakfast and lunch will be included.

 

DAY 10:   SAINT JOHN - WESTERN SHORE, NOVA SCOTIA

Experience local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market** as it comes alive with the aroma of fresh food. You may shop for maritime crafts and witness local artists at work. Later, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Harborfront accommodations await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found.
Breakfast will be included.

 

DAY 11:   WESTERN SHORE - LUNENBURG - WESTERN SHORE

Visit the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each piece. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Visit with a local fisherman to learn all about scallops and how to shuck them! Next, return to the days of Rum Runners and prohibition. Lunenburg was once the center of “bottle fishing.” Complete this experience with a tasting at the Iron Works Distillery. Also, enjoy a visit to the Fisheries Museum where you may choose to try its marvelous touch tank filled with local species. Start your evening along the waterfront sampling local mussels, oysters, and their world-famous scallops prior to a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travelers.
Breakfast and dinner will be included.

 

DAY 12:   WESTERN SHORE - TOUR ENDS.  BACK TO PORTLAND

Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories.
Breakfast will be included.

 

 

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Nova Scotia

Canada's Maritime provinces 

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