Halifax * South Shore/Liverpool * Kejimkujik National Park/Digby * Wolfville * Parrsboro * Shediac/Sackville * O'Leary/Alberton * Charlottetown * Margaree/Glenville/Cheticamp * Sydney Area * Eastern Shore * Halifax
The Atlantic Canada Provinces of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combine stunning coastal scenery, accessible wilderness and rural landscapes. This is the oldest settled part of Canada, where solid wooden homes are the rule and yet the population has remained low – one of the lowest in the world, and so it is never hard to find beautiful surroundings which you have all to yourself.
16 days from £2,020 per person twin share including flights
**Option available to Travel from Gatwick with Air Transat**
|Departure Between||EARLY BOOKING
Bed & Breakfast
|20 May - 21 Jun 2017||£2020||£2095||£2277||Quote|
|22 - 30 Jun||£2358||£2434||£2615||Quote|
|01 - 15 Jul||£2455||£2530||£2711||Quote|
|16 Jul - 16 Aug||£2455||£2530||£2711||Quote|
|17 - 31 Aug||£2117||£2192||£2373||Quote|
|01 Sep - 10 Oct||£2020||£2095||£2277||Quote|
Day 1 - UK – Halifax
Your Canada holiday starts with Air Canada from London Heathrow to Halifax. On arrival pick up your hire car for a short drive to your hotel. Halifax, Canada’s traditional gateway to the world, combining charming old wooden homes and Victorian parks with modern shopping centres. The larges city in the region, it is home to 5 universities and several colleges and has the ambience of an old university town. Ships, from the tall ship Bluenose II to naval vessels, can still be seen in the magnificent harbour, but warehouses and shipfitters shops have become a tourist centre along the waterside.
Overnight( 1): Halifax
Day 2 - Halifax – South Shore/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, 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): White Point
Day 3 - South Shore/Liverpool – Kejimkujik NP/Digby (160 km)
In an area with lakes, wild rivers, and forest, Kejimkujik National Park has abundant wildlife and prehistoric Mi’kmaq–Indian campsites. Enjoy a walk on a forest trail or try canoeing on North America’s oldest canoe routes. Note: If Activity Package has been booked accommodation will be in Digby for all categories.
Overnights (2): Digby Area
Day 4 - Kejimkujik NP/Digby area
You may continue to explore the park today, or perhaps visit the Bay of Fundy which offers excellent whale-watching opportunities with a larger variety and number of whales than other parts of Canada.
Day 5 - Kejimkujik NP/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
Day 6 - Wolfville – Parrsboro (175 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! Take-in the wonderfully scenic views of pastoral valleys from the surrounding forested hills.
Overnight (1): Parrsboro Area
Day 7 - Parrsboro – Shediac/Sackville (160 km)
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): Shediac/Sackville
Day 8 - Fundy National Park (270 km)
Fundy National Park, 206sq.km in area, is a sanctuary of steep coastal cliffs and clear streams. At low tide one can walk through nearby Hopewell Rocks, shaped like giant vases, which are almost covered by the tide every six hours. Enjoy a Lobster Tour in the afternoon if you have booked the Activity Package.
Day 9 - Shediac/Sackville – O'Leary/Alberton (170 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 vibrant city of Charlottetown, the provincial capital.
Overnight (1): Mill River Area
Day 10 - O'Leary/Alberton – Charlottetown (160 km)
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 vibrant city of Charlottetown, the provincial capital.
Overnight (1): Charlottetown
Day 11 - Charlottetown – Margaree/Glenville (340 km)
Catch the ferry to 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/Glenville
Day 12 - Margaree/Glenville – 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
Day 13 - Sydney – Eastern Shore (260 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): Liscomb Mills Area
Day 14 - Eastern Shore – Halifax (200 km)
The “Marine Drive” leads through the forest at the head of the harbours and over low hills. Many excellent ocean views are available from small side roads to the shore. Smoked salmon (they can be taken home), mackerel, and eels can be purchased in the area.
Overnight (1): Halifax
Day 15 - Halifax to UK
Time for last minute shopping before you return your hire car this evening and catch your flight back home.
Day 16 - Arrive UK
Please note :- B&Bs are selected by region only, name/address provided only on booking. Bathrooms can be either private or shared, inside or outside the room
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.
|Standard Hotels||Premium Hotels|
|Halifax||Atlantica Hotel Halifax||The Prince George Hotel|
|Liverpool||White Point Beach Resort||White Point Beach Resort|
|Digby||Mersey River Chalets & Nature Retreat||Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa|
|Wolfville||Blomidon Inn||Victorias Historic Inn|
|Parrsboro||The Parrsboro Mansion Inn||Gillespie House Inn|
|Shediac/Sackville||Little Shemogue Country Inn||Little Shemogue Country Inn|
|Alberton||Rodd Mill River Resort||West Point Lighthouse|
|Charlottetown||The Hotel on Pownal||The Great George|
|Glenville||LAuberge Doucet Inn||Glenora Inn & Distillery Resort|
|Sydney||Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney||Cambridge Suites Hotel Sydney|
|Louisbourg||Seawind Landing Country Inn||Liscombe Lodge|
|Halifax||Atlantica Hotel Halifax||The Prince George Hotel|
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: This convention centre and hotel is close to attractions such as the Citadel Hill Historic Fortress and Casino Nova Scotia.
Number of Rooms: 230
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), clock radio, coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed $20, Green Key. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, drycleaning, guest laundry, business centre, children 12 and under eat free, parking $20, pet friendly property. Wheelchair accessible room(s).
Location: First class hotel in the heart of downtown connected to and indoor pedestrian walkway to the Halifax waterfront. The property features a large garden patio connecting to the indoor pool. The hotel is complemented by the acclaimed onsite restaurant, Gio and level Bar
Number of Rooms: 201
Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, mini fridge, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed $20, Green Key. Restaurant, bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking $22. Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll in shower.
Shipbuilder’s home on 20 acre seaside estate, in the community of Charlos Cove, halfway between the capital city of Halifax and the world-renowned Cabot Trail. Beautiful located just steps from the shore of the Atlantic Ocean.
Number of Rooms: 14
Living room in main building, oceanfront dining, motor boating, canoeing, mountain biking, ocean swimming, seal watching, clam digging. Several walking trails on property. Wireless internet access in lobby. Cozy and comfortable rooms, decorated with antiques and fine art - most of them with balconies right on the ocean. Most rooms in second building, all with TV, telephone, hair dryer, radio clock and iron & ironing board.
Location: This nature-lovers' lodge on the Liscomb River lies on the Eastern shore of Highway 7 and is 2 hours from Halifax.
Number of Rooms: 68
Accommodation: TV, WIFI internet access available throughout the property (free), coffee maker, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed free. Restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking free. Wheelchair accessible room(s). Wheelchair accessible rooms with roll in shower