Halifax * Liverpool/Kejimkujik National Park * Kemptville * St. Martins * Hopewell Rocks/Bay of Fundy National Park * Parrsboro/Economy * Margaree * Cape Breton Highlands National Park/Ingonish * Liscomb
This superb fly-drive holiday showcases the wilderness of the Maritimes whilst enjoying the maximum of comfort at the same time. This tour features a selection of the most outstanding lodges and chalets in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and will add a very special touch to your holiday. Some of your accommodation preserves the charm and flair of a century-old estate combined with exclusive and contemporary service. Others are more recently built and offer a state-of-the-art experience in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. No matter if your lodge or chalet is facing a scenic cceanfront, a tree shaded riverbank or is surrounded by almost endless forest – this is Canada at its purest. Canada is lodge country!
16 days from £2,293 per person twin share including flights
|Departing Between||EARLY BOOKING
|25 May - 21 Jun 2017||£2293||Quote|
|22 Jun - 25 Jun||£2631||Quote|
|26 Jun - 30 Jun||£2631||Quote|
|01 Jul - 16 Aug||£2719||Quote|
|17 Aug - 31 Aug||£2381||Quote|
|01 Sep - 15 Oct||£2293||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Halifax
Fly from London Heathrow with Air Canada (non-stop) to Halifax. On arrival in Halifax collect your car from the Airport and drive the short distance to your downtown hotel. This is 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 tall ships to naval vessels, can still be seen in the harbour, and old warehouses and shipfitters’ shops have become part of the exciting boardwalk along the waterside.
Overnight (1): Halifax - The Halliburton
Day 2 - Halifax – Liverpool/Kejimkujik National Park (200 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, picturesque Mahone Bay and UNESCO World Heritage Site Lunenburg to name but a few of the attractive coastal villages en route.
Overnights (2): Liverpool - White Point Beach Resort
Day 3 - Liverpool/Kejimkujik National Park
Today you could visit one of two wonderful national parks: Kejimkujik National Park - 380sq.km of forests, lakes and rivers home to the greatest diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Atlantic Canada also with Rock drawings and an Indian graveyard illustrating a Mi’kmaq way of life that goes back almost 5000 years. Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct - 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.
Day 4 - Liverpool – Kemptville (140 km)
A variety of beaches and a seaside National Park can be explored along your route. Shelburne’s waterfront reflects the heritage of the days when wooden ships sailed from here to Europe, New England and the Caribbean. Proceed inland passing “Indian Fields” a former Mi’kmaq summer camp and “Flintstone Theatre” where huge boulders scattered by ancient glaciers lie on the bare bedrock.
Overnights (2): Kemptville - Trout Point Lodge
Day 5 - Kemptville
Nestled next to the Tusket River and adjacent to the Tobeatic Wilderness Area your accommodation is a perfect spot to explore real Canadian wilderness on a hike or canoeing tour (canoes and kayaks are available) and relax afterwards in an outdoor sauna or wood-fire hot tub.
Day 6 - Kemptville – St. Martins (190 km)
Experience Acadien culture at the “French Shore” on your way to Digby, home to a well-known "Scallop Fleet". A ferry (included) takes you from Digby, Nova Scotia to Saint John, New Brunswick carrying you across the Bay of Fundy. Watch out for whales and seabirds on the 3 hrs crossing. Saint John was founded in 1783 by Loyalists - refugees from the United States who wished to remain citizens of the British Empire. You will overnight in an historic property located in a former ship building community.
Overnights (2): St. Martins - St Martins's Country Inn
Day 7 - St. Martins/Fundy Trail
Today you can tour the scenic trail hugging the coastal cliffs and hike or cycle the trails, which connect to paths and stairways down to pristine beaches with tumbling waterfalls, Pre-Cambrian rocks and towering 150m to 250m cliffs at water’s edge. Wildlife can be sighted everywhere in their natural habitat.
Day 8 - St. Martins – Hopewell Rocks/Bay of Fundy National Park (155 km)
Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams, with ocean-side forests, green meadows, sparkling rivers and gorgeous hiking trails. The Hopewell tidal experience site (a Provincial Park) is the best place to witness and understand the tides. Iron stairs lead down the cliffs to the beach and at low tide you can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours; a large clock warns you to leave as the tide comes in.
Overnight (1): Hopewell Rocks Area - Innisfree B&B
Day 9 - Hopewell Rocks – Parrsboro/Economy (195 km)
Near Moncton, close to the border with Nova Scotia huge wetlands are an important breeding site and major stopover for hundreds of thousands of migrating birds annually. 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.
Overnights (2): Parrsboro/Economy - Gillespie House Inn
Day 10 - Parrsboro/Economy/Cape Chignecto
Take a drive along the ruggedly scenic coast of Cape Chignecto and enjoy wonderful vistas over the Bay of Fundy from cliff-top hiking trails. The Provincial Park features towering 185m cliffs, deep valleys, sheltered coves, remnant old-growth forest and a rich cultural heritage along the 29 kilometres of pristine coastline.
Day 11 - Parrsboro/Economy – Margaree (370 km)
Today drive through the scenic hardwood hills of Eastern Nova Scotia where it 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 - Glenora Inn
Day 12 - Margaree
Stroll along a Canadian Heritage River in one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful valleys. Discover the diverse and stunning coastline of Western Cape Breton Island and watch for whales in the coastal waters. Also visit one of the spirited festivals and experience the unique blend of Acadian and Celtic culture and heritage.
Day 13 - Margaree – Ingonish (145 km)
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): Ingonish - Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa
Day 14 - Ingonish – Liscomb (435 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. 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.
Overnight (1): Des Barress Manor
Day 15 - Liscomb – Halifax (190 km) to UK
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 where you will return hire car in 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.
|Liverpool||White Point Beach Resort|
|Kemptville||Trout Point Lodge|
|St.Martins||St Martins Country Inn|
|Hopewell Rocks||Innisfree B&B|
|Parrsboro||Gillespie House Inn|
|Margaree Valley||Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort|
|Ingonish||Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa|
|Guysborough||DesBarress Manor Inn - Guysborough|
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: 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.