Halifax * Lunenburg * Yarmouth * Digby * Wolfville* Tatamagouche * Margaree * Dundee/Arichat * Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke * Halifax
Nova Scotia is the crown jewel of Canada’s East Coast. Composed of a peninsula and its surrounding islands, it offers you the chance to indulge yourself in the Canadian outdoors at its best, while enjoying excellent accommodation, dining, and other services. The inland is still wild and forested, with quiet rivers and lakes. The coast-line is infinitely varied, from rocky peninsulas to seemingly endless sand beaches. And each stretch of coastline has its own ”ocean” – the Bay of Fundy, with the highest recorded tides in the world (up to 16 metres); Northumberland Strait, with the warmest waters north of the Carolinas; the Atlantic coast with it’s wave-swept white sand beaches; and the Bras D’Or Lake, a great inland salt sea.
16 days from £2,065 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Dates||EARLY BOOKING
|01 May - 21 Jun 2017||£2065||Quote|
|22 - 30 Jun||£2403||Quote|
|01 Jul - 16 Aug||£2500||Quote|
|17 - 31 Aug||£2162||Quote|
|01 Sep - 15 Oct||£2065||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Halifax
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow for your Air Canada flight to Halifax. On arrival collect your car from the aiport and drive the short distance to your downtown hotel. Welcome to Halifax - Nova Scotia’s, Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. The largest city in the region, it is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of a lively university town. Ships, from the tall ship Bluenose II to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, but old warehouses and shipfitters shops have become part of an exciting boardwalk along the waterside.
Overnights (2): Halifax - Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar
Day 2 - Halifax Area
Explore Halifax harbour on an (optional) nature and whale watching tour. Where the Atlantic Ocean meets the cliffs of Chebucto Head at the mouth of Halifax Harbour the waters are rich with wildlife. You will have the opportunity to view minke whales, fin whales, dolphins, seals, tuna, sunfish and a variety of seabirds whilst learning about the history and sights of the Harbour. The Captain and crew of this tour will further enchant you by pulling up a lobster trap.
Day 3 - Halifax - Mahone Bay/Western Shore (100 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, elegant Chester and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg to name but a few of the attractive coastal villages en route before arriving in the picturesque Mahone Bay region. Today’s optional activity is a 2 hour kayak rental at Western Shore – enjoy the scenic view of the coastline from the ocean.
Overnight (1): Lunenburg - Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island or similar
Day 4 - Mahone Bay/Western Shore - Yarmouth (250 km)
Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct is known for seals and the most beautiful coastline. The 22 sq.km of protected wilderness on the Atlantic coast offers pristine white sand beaches, astonishing turquoise waters, coastal bogs, and an abundance of wildflowers, rich lagoon systems, and coastal wildlife. Explore the hiking trails, equipped with interpretative signs and telescopes. Shelburne’s waterfront reflects the heritage of the days when wooden ships sailed from here to Europe, New England and the Caribbean.
Overnight (1): Yarmouth - Rodd Harbour Inn or similar
Day 5 - Yarmouth - Digby (125 km)
Go whale watching on the Bay of Fundy, one of the best whale-watching areas in the world. Eight kinds of whales and dolphins are regularly seen. Or visit some lighthouses and explore Annapolis Royal, the oldest continuously settled town in Canada.
Overnight (1): Digby - Harbourview Inn or similar
Day 6 - Digby - Wolfville (140 km)
The Annapolis Valley is the oldest settled part of Canada and the lushest agricultural area of Eastern Canada. This is reflected in the ornate, aristocratic wooden houses common to the area, a result of the 300 years of prosperity farmers and forest owners have enjoyed here. Lobster dinners are a specialty of the area. Visit the Grand Pre Winery for a Tour & Wine Tasting.
Overnight (1): Wolfville - Blomidon Inn or similar
Day 7 - Wolfville - Tatamagouche (190 km)
The Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest tides. A Mecca for migrating birds, the large tidal rivers expose broad expanses of mud banks and salt marshes at low tide; hours later they are covered with 12m of water or more! Accommodation here is either in the historicrailway station or in one of the cabooses (guards vans) within the station yard.
Overnights (2): Tatamagouche - Train Station Inn or similar
Day 8 - Sunrise Trail Region
Visit the Maritimes’ newest UNESCO World Heritage Site at Joggins and explore the carboniferous era in a brand new visitor centre and along the cliffs. Here, of the Bay of Fundy has exposed the largest cache of fossil bones in North America. The fossilized footprints of creatures over millions of years can be seen along the shore. Amethyst and agate can also be found on the beaches.
Day 9 - Tatamagouche - Margaree (300 km)
Drive through the scenic hardwood hills of Eastern Nova Scotia where is seems every little roadside stream has been dammed by beavers and cross to Cape Breton Island by the causeway. The Bras D’Or Lake, which occupies the island’s heart, is one of the most striking features of eastern Canada... a huge inland sea, perfect for swimming, sailing, and sightseeing.
Overnights (2): Margaree - Tulloch Inn
Day 10 - Cabot Trail
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.
Day 11 - Margaree - St. Peter's/Dundee (275 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.
Overnight (1): Dundee - Dundee Resort & Golf Club
Day 12 - St. Peter's/Dundee - Charlos Cove/Sherbrooke (160 km)
Follow the shores of the Bras D’Or Lake, home to hundreds of Bald Eagles, back to the mainland where the ”Marine Drive” leads through the forest at the head of the harbours and over low hills. Many excellent views are available from small side roads to the shore.
Overnights (2): Charlos Cove - Seawind Landing Country Inn
Day 13 - Eastern shore
Take a cruise to offshore islands, try out ocean kayaking, spend a lazy day on the isolated beaches, or explore the “back roads” that wander through the forest. Or, why not visit Sherbrooke Village - one of the largest “living museums” in the Maritimes which has been partially restored to its frontier days.
Day 14 - Charlos Cove/Liscomb - Halifax (260 km)
The Marine Drive leads through the forest at the head of the harbours and over low hills. Many excellent views are available from small side roads to the shore. Smoked Salmon and other seafood can be purchased and be taken home.
Overnight (1): Halifax - Hampton Inn & Suites or similar
Day 15 - Halifax
This morning why not try a city tour and take in the sights of Citadel Hill, Halifax Harbour, Historic Properties, Bedford Basin, Point Pleasant Park and much more. Time for some final sightseeing and souvenir shopping before dropping your car at Halifax Airport this evening in time for your 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's 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'll arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.
|Halifax||Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax|
|Mahone Bay||Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island|
|Yarmouth||Rodd Grand Yarmouth Hotel|
|Tatamagouche||Train Station Inn|
|West Bay||Dundee Resort & Golf Club|
|Charlos Cove||Seawind Landing Country Inn|
|Halifax||Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax|
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