Halifax * Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke * Sydney Area * Margaree/Mabou * Charlottetown * Shediac/Sackville/Moncton * St. Martins * Digby * Lunenburg/Mahone Bay * Halifax
The peninsulas and islands of Atlantic Canada form a truly unique region. Influenced by both the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream, they face both the open Atlantic Ocean and the sheltered Gulf of St. Lawrence. On this trip, you visit Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, and experience all of the ”Five Seas” of Atlantic Canada: The mighty Atlantic Ocean, the Northumberland Strait, with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas, the Bay of Fundy, with the world’s highest tides, the Bras D’Or Lake, Cape Breton Island’s huge, salt ”inland sea” and last but not least the sheltered Gulf of St. Lawrence, fed from the mighty Great Lakes. With only a moderate population of people, but blessed with an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, it is not surprising that the region contains 5 National Parks. There is city life – but the magic of the region is in its small towns and villages. If you want to meet the local people and enjoy local culture, the best way to become involved is by staying in small, alluring country inns.
15 days from £2,241 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departing Between||EARLY BOOKING
|20 May - 21 Jun 2017||£2241||Quote|
|22 - 30 Jun||£2580||Quote|
|01 Jul - 16 Aug||£2669||Quote|
|17 - 31 Aug||£2331||Quote|
|01 Sep - 10 Oct||£2241||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Halifax
Your Canada holiday starts with Air Canada from London Heathrow to Halifax. On arrival, pick up your hire car and drive the short distance to your hotel. Halifax, Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, is the largest city in the region. Home to 5 universities and several colleges, it has the ambience of an old but vibrant university town.
Overnight(1): Halliburton Hotel or similar - Halifax
Day 2 - Halifax – Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke ca. (300 km)
As you follow Marine Drive where several oceanside parks provide sandy beaches and wild landscapes of rocky islands and promontories. Spend some time in Sherbrooke Village, which has been partially restored to its frontier days.
Overnight(1): Seawind Landing Country Inn - Charlos Cove
Day 3 - Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke - Louisbourg (240 km)
Explore the shores of Cape Canso, where legends say Prince Henry Sinclair landed a hundred years before Columbus’ historic voyage. Cross the causeway to Cape Breton Island.
Overnights(2): Point of Suites - Louisbourg
Day 4 - Explore Cape Breton Island
A day at leisure to explore the attractions of the Island, including the Bras D'Or Lake, Canada's inland salt sea, the Fortress of Louisbourg, a reconstruction of the old French Capital of America, where in the summers costumed "animators" recreate the summer of 1744, wild seabird colonies.
Day 5 - Louisbourg – Margaree/Mabou ca. (300 km)
Follow the Cabot Trail, eastern America’s best loved scenic drive, into the highlands and through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Here the road twists along the hillsides, one minute at sea level, the next near the tree-line. By mid-afternoon you drop down to the coast of Cheticamp, a centre for whale watching in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Overnight(1): Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort Margaree/Mabou
Day 6 - Margaree/Mabou - Charlottetown (330 km)
Drive through the scenic hardwood hills of Eastern Nova Scotia, where it seems that every little roadside stream has been dammed by beavers, then cross by ferry to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province, P.E.I was know by the Indians as Abegweit, because of its rust-red soils and cliffs.
Overnights(2): Dundee Arms Inn or similar- Charlottetown
Day 7 - Explore Prince Edward Island
Explore tiny Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island. Indulge in a seal watching cruise or enjoy the beaches. Some of Canada’s best beaches, ideal for recreation, long lonely hikes, and the observation of wildlife, are within a short drive from your inn.
Day 8 - Charlottetown - Shediac/Sackville ca. (200 km)
Today you cross the eight mile long “Confederation Bridge” one of the worlds longest, to return to the Canadian mainland. Explore the "Acadian Coast", home to the descendants of Canada’s first European settlers 400 years ago.
Overnight(1): Little Shemogue Country Inn - Shediac/Sackville
Day 9 - Shediac/Sackville – St. Martins (230 km)
The Bay of Fundy boasts the world’s highest tides, and you have a chance to experience them today at Chignecto Provincial Park. Visit Joggins and Parrsboro, where semi-precious gems and dinosaur fossils have been found.
Overnight(1): Salmon River B&B or similar - St. Martins
Day 10 - St Martins - Digby ca. (100 km excludes ferry)
If nature is your desire, explore the beginnings of the Fundy Trail Parkway, with high quality walking paths and striking viewpoints over the wild coast, right next door to your inn. If you like more sophisticated attractions, spend the morning in Saint John, with its busy market square of shops, museums and cafes. In the afternoon, a ferry cruise brings you across Bay of Fundy.
Overnight(1): Harbourview Inn - Digby
Day 11 - Digby - South Shore/Mahone Bay (200 km)
The Annapolis Valley, one of Canada’s richest farming areas, with old patrician wooden homes, intricately decorated by ship’s carpenters. Kejimkujik National Park contains 380 square km of untouched Canadian wilderness. Lunenburg’s history is that of the Atlantic Fishery and wooden ships are still built and maintained here.
Overnights(2): Bayview Pines Country Inn-Lunenburg/Mahone Bay
Day 12 - Lunenbourg/South Shore
Long, rocky harbours with uncountable bays and islands have made this a pirate's and smuggler's paradise for over 300 years. Tiny fishing villages cling to the ocean edge; white sand beaches stretch endlessly. Each day, small lobster boats go to sea and return with Nova Scotia's most precious export.
Day 13 - South Shore/Mahone Bay - Halifax (150 km)
Visit Peggy's Cove, Canada's most picturesque fishing village, and continue to Halifax. Ships, from the Schooner Bluenose ll to naval vessels, can still be seen in he magnificent harbour, but old warehouses and shipfitters shops have become the heart of a tourist centre along the waterside.
Overnight(1): Halliburton Hotel or similar - Halifax
Day 14 - Halifax - UK
Time for some final sightseeing and souvenir shopping before dropping your car at Halifax Airport in time for your flight to the UK.
Day 15 - 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.
|Charlos Cove||Seawind Landing Country Inn|
|Louisbourg||Point of View Suites|
|Mabou||Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort|
|Charlottetown||Dundee Arms Inn|
|Shediac/Sackville||Little Shemogue Country Inn|
|St.Martins||Salmon River B&B|
|Lunenburg||Bayview Pines Country Inn B&B|
Tour Price Includes:
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Location: Located in the heart of downtown. Small Boutique hotel and registered heritage property in 3 buildings (no elevator, steep stairs), perfectly located to explore the city of Halifax.
Number of Rooms: 29
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, telephone, internet access available throughout the property (free), iPod enabled radio, coffee maker, hair dryer, partially furnished with antiques, iron & ironing board, some with fridge. Rollaway bed $25. Restaurant, parking free.