Halifax * Liverpool * Digby/Saint John * Fredericton * Riviere-du-Loup * Ste.-Anne-des-Monts * Perce * Dalhousie * Shediac/Sackville * Charlottetown * Margaree * Sydney * Charlos Cove/Liscomb
This superb fly drive leads you from the southern coast of Nova Scotia, a medley of picturesque fishing villages, rocky points, forested islands, and broad sand beaches, to the wild coast of the Gaspesie in Quebec, with its huge seabird colonies and steep cliffs. En route you will experience the Bay of Fundy, home of the world's highest tides, the Gulf coast of New Brunswick with its long sand bars and dunes and the red cliffs of Prince Edward Island. Finally, take in the sights of Cabot Trail, Atlantic America’s best-loved scenic drive, as you return to Halifax.
15 days from £2,198 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Between||EARLY BOOKING
|20 May - Jun 21 2017||£2198||Quote|
|22 - 30 Jun||£2537||Quote|
|01 Jul - 15 Jul||£2633||Quote|
|16 Jul - 16 Aug||£2633||Quote|
|17 - 27 Aug||£2295||Quote|
|28 - 31 Aug||£2295||Quote|
|01 Sep - 15 Oct||£2198||Quote|
Day 1 - UK - Halifax
Your holiday begins with scheduled flight from Heathrow to Halifax on Air Canada. On arrival collect your car from the Airport and drive the short distance downtown to your hotel. Halifax is the largest city in the region. It is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of an old university town; it is also the shopping, business, and entertainment capital. Ships, from the Schooner Bluenose II to naval vessels, can still be seen in the magnificent harbour, but old warehouses and shipfitters shops have become the heart of a tourist centre along the waterside.
Overnight (1): Halifax - Atlantica Hotel or similar
Day 2 - Halifax - Liverpool (160 km)
Rocky harbours with hidden bays and islands have made Nova Scotia’s south shore a pirate’s and smuggler’s paradise for over 300 years. Tiny fishing villages cling to the ocean edge and white sand beaches stretch endlessly. Each day small lobster boats go out to sea and return with Nova Scotia’s most precious export. Visit the much photographed Peggy’s Cove with it's famous lighthouse, elegant Chester, picturesque Mahone Bay and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg to name but a few of the attractive coastal villages en route.
Overnight( 1): Mersey River - White Pointe Beach or similar
Day 3 - Liverpool - Digby/Annapolis Royal/Saint John (150 km)
Drive through inland Nova Scotia and stop at Kejimkujik National Park which contains 380sq.km of forests, lakes and rivers. Rock drawings and an Indian graveyard are illustrations of an Indian life here that goes back almost 5000 years. The park is home to the greatest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Atlantic Canada. A ferry (included) takes you from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick carrying you across the Bay of Fundy. Watch for whales and seabirds on the 3hrs crossing. Depending on the ferry schedule, you will either spend the night in Saint John (afternoon crossing) or overnight in Digby and take the ferry the next day (morning crossing).
Overnight (1): Digby - Harbourview Inn or Annapolis Royal Inn
Day 4 - Digby/Saint John - Fredericton (120 km)
Saint John was founded in 1783 by refugees from the United States who wished to remain citizens of the British Empire. Visit the Old City Market or experience the Reversing Falls. Today you follow the Saint John River valley from the tidal seaport at its mouth, to Fredericton, the tranquil capital city of New Brunswick.
Overnight (1): Fredericton - Delta Fredericton or similar
Day 5 - Fredericton - Riviere-du-Loup (375 km)
Follow the Saint John Valley, past covered bridges and fertile farmland. After an optional visit to the gorge at Grand Falls, continue to the shores of the St. Lawrence River.
Overnight( 1): Riviere-du-Loup - Auberge de la Pointe or similar
Day 6 - Riviere-du-Loup - Ste. Anne-des-Monts (300 km)
Today your drive follows the coastline, which gradually becomes more rugged as the St. Lawrence River valley enters the Gulf. Attractions en-route includes the Ile Verte, the “Parc du Bic”, and opportunities to watch for whales along the shore.
Overnight (1): Ste.-Anne-des-Monts - Gite du Monte Albert
Day 7 - Ste.-Anne-des-Monts - Perce (290 km)
As you follow the coast of the St. Lawrence down the Gaspe Peninsula, you feel as though you are reaching the end of the world. At the very tip of the peninsula, you come to Forillon National Park, with its undulating topography, plant and animal life specific to the boreal forest and alpine tundra, as well as breeding areas for marine birds and mammals. Visitors can explore a network of nine trails to discover magnificent views of the ocean and mountains and observe the abundant wildlife. In the afternoon you arrive at “land’s end” where you find the giant Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island, home to great seabird colonies.
Overnights (2): Perce - Riotel Perce
Day 8 - Perce Area
Further explore Forillon National Park, with its quaint fishing villages, hiking and cycling trails, and splendid views. Or visit Percé, with its famous pierced rock lying offshore, and Bonaventure Island, a famous nesting site for Gannets. An optional 1½ hour cruise takes you to the island.
Day 9 - Perce - Dalhousie (250 km)
The scenic highway along the rugged coast of the Baie des Chaleurs leads to the traditional holiday village of Carleton and Miguasha Provincial Park, a fossil site. Returning to New Brunswick, you stay near Sugarloaf Provincial Park.
Overnight( 1): Dalhousie - Days Inn
Day 10 - Dalhousie - Shediac/Sackville (350 km)
Kouchibouguac National Park has the warmest ocean water you will encounter on your trip. Lagoons and salt marshes attract seals and large numbers of wild Canada Geese in season. Shediac, with its warm water beaches, is also known as the “Lobster Capital” of Canada.
Overnight (1): Little Shemogue - Little Shemogue Country Inn
Day 11 - Shediac/Sackville - Charlottetown (100 km)
A 13km-long crossing of the Northumberland Strait on the ”Confederation Bridge” brings you to Prince Edward Island, with its endless sand beaches, tiny farms, and picturesque country roads. The colour contrasts of red soil, green fields & forests and blue sky and ocean make for wonderful holiday pictures. Prince Edward Island National Park protects miles upon miles of beautiful coastline and features a 19th century wooden farmhouse, famous as the inspiration for the classic novel “Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in time to enjoy an evening in the provincial capital, the vibrant city of Charlottetown.
Overnight (1): Charlottetown - Hotel on Pownal or similar
Day 12 - Charlottetown - Margaree (350 km)
Catch the ferry from Wood Islands to Caribou in Nova Scotia (not included). River estuaries in this region are rich with fish which attract large numbers of ospreys that can often be seen diving for a meal. The rolling hills give way to wilder scenery as you enter Cape Breton Island, home to the highest population of bald eagles in Eastern Canada.
Overnight (1): Margaree - L’Auberge Doucet Inn or similar
Day 13 - Margaree - Sydney (300 km)
Take in an optional morning whale-watching cruise or enjoy a drive around the Cabot Trail. The Cabot Trail is one of Canada’s best loved scenic drives and follows the impressive coastline from sea level up to an alpine plateau 500m above the sea. Waterfalls and swift running streams can be found near the road, and opportunities for seeing moose are excellent. Whales can often be spotted from the walking trails which overlook the coast.
Overnight (1): Sydney - Cambridge Suites or similar
Day 14 - Sydney - Charlos Cove/Liscomb (300 km)
A side trip leads to the Fortress of Louisbourg, Canada’s largest National Historic Site, and the strongest French fortress ever built in the Americas. Between June and September, costumed “animators” live in the fortress, making it come alive as it was in the summer of 1744. The Marine Drive of the Eastern Shore leads you through a land of pristine coastal beauty, where quiet shoreline roads wind through scenic seaside villages.
Overnight (1): Charlos Cove - Seawinds Landing Country Inn
Day 15 - Liscomb/Charlos Cove - Halifax - UK (200 km)
Further discover the Eastern Shore, where smoked salmon (can be packaged for your return flight), mackerel and eels can be purchased in the area before arriving at Halifax Airport to return your hire car in good time for your overnight flight to the UK.
Day 16 - Arrive UK
BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.
Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that is ideal for a good night sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you will arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
|Halifax||Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island|
|Liverpool||White Point Beach Resort|
|Sainte Anne Des Monts||Gite Du Mont Albert|
|Dalhousie||Days Inn Dalhousie|
|Shediac/Sackville||Little Shemogue Country Inn|
|Charlottetown||The Hotel on Pownal|
|Margaree Valley||LAuberge Doucet Inn|
|Sydney||Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney|
|Charlos Cove||Seawind Landing Country Inn|
Tour Price Includes:
All offers are subject to availability. once a booking is confirmed your holiday price is 100% GUARANTEED against any increase in price such as currency exchange fluctuations or fuel surcharges. Other companies may surcharge you by up to 10% more!
Location: Picturesque ocean front setting about a 15 minutes from Chester and Mahone Bay. Perfect setting for a relaxed vacation and great starting point to explore nearby Lunenburg and the South Shore. Sister property to Atlantica Hotel Halifax.
Amenities: Licensed fireside lounge & oceanview restaurant, patio deck, indoor & outdoor pool, hot tub, sauna, full service spa (reservations recommended), fitness centre, guest laundry facility. Tennis, full-service marina, playground, minigolf and bonfires. Kayak and bike rentals available.
Rooms: 105 A/C rooms in main building, 13 seaside chalets, and 3 ocean front villas. All units in main building have TV, radio, telephone, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron & ironing board. Wireless high speed internet. Chalets: 2 bedrooms, jacuzzi, TV, telephone, living room/fireplace, kitchenette, large deck with BBQ, oceanfront. Oceanfront Villas (min 2 night stay): 3 levels of living space, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bath rooms, full kitchen and fully air conditioned. Rates on request.
Inclusions: Kids eat free under 12 years, wifi, parking.
Location: Located about 1 km southwest of the village of Cheticamp, on Cabot Trail, with a picturesque view of Chéticamp Island and the Cape Breton Highlands.
Number of Rooms: 13
Accommodation: Breakfast room and lobby. Whale cruises available by arrangement. Rooms including a housekeeping suite, with TV, hair dryer. The housekeeping suite for two persons features one King size bed and a small kitchenette with fridge, coffee maker and micro wave. WIFI internet access available.