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Atlantic Maritimes Escorted Tour

Halifax * Annapolis Valley * Moncton* Charlottetown * Baddeck * Halifax

Experience the Maritimes with its own way of life and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of countryside and city. Learn all about the Scottish, Acadian and Native heritage widely celebrated in the Atlantic Provinces. Get a glimpse of Nova Scotia’s picturesque fishing villages, and see the rugged coastal landscapes along New Brunswick’s shores of the Bay of Fundy. Experience magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures, charming villages and fascinating cities. Highlights include Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton, Bras d’Or Lake St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Oak Island and the Cabot Trail.

2018 - 14 days from £3,743 twin share + flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - U.K. - Halifax
Your Canada holiday starts with a departure from London Heathrow o­n a Air Canada flight to Halifax. Transfer independently to your centrally-located hotel in this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your tour director and fellow travellers this evening at a welcome reception is at leisure.
Overnight(1): Cambridge Suites - Halifax

Day 2 - Halifax to Moncton
Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world’s highest tides as we travel its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, we visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as we cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat. Learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton later in the day. Continental Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Overnight(1): Crowne Plaza - Moncton

Day 3 - Moncton to Saint John
Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. We travel through Fundy National Park on to Saint John on the southern New Brunswick coast. After a city tour including the Reversing Falls, we check into our hotel for the evening. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Overnights(2): Hilton Hotel - Saint John

Day 4 - St. Andrews-by-the-Sea/Saint John
Today we enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town captivates every visitor. After a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours at leisure to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace before we return to Saint John. Breakfast & Lunch Included.

Day 5 - Saint John to Annapolis Valley
Enjoy free time in Saint John this morning before we take the ferry back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as we cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Overnight(1): Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa - Annapolis Valley.

Day 6 - Annapolis Valley to Halifax
Today we depart for Halifax, taking time to learn about the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. We visit Grand Pre National Historic Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the ‘Land of Evangeline’. We enjoy a local winery tour and tasting before arriving in Halifax for the evening. Breakfast included.
Overnight(1): Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax

Day 7 - Halifax to Oak Island
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast. Afterwards we journey along Nova Scotia’s South Shore to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, home to fleets of Grand Banks fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial ettlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage. Later, we are off to Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Enjoy some free time to stroll through the town before we continue on to Western Shore for the night and the legendary Oak Island – home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure. Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Overnight(1): Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Oak Island

Day 8 - Oak Island to Charlottetown
Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge - the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. En route, we learn about Mi'kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum. We are treated to true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper before checking into our hotel for the evening. Breakfast & Dinner Included
Overnights(2): Rodd Hotel - Charlottetown

Day 9 - Charlottetown/Prince Edward Island
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, our tour of the island drives by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule) Breakfast & Lunch Included.

Day 10 - Charlottetown to Baddeck
After breakfast we board a ferry to cross over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to ‘the Scotland of North America’, Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. We visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn about the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Afterwards, we arrive at the Bras d’Or Lake and check into our hotel for the evening. Breakfast and dinner included.
Overnights(2): Inverary Resort - Baddeck

Day 11 - Baddeck/Cabot Trail
Today’s journey takes us along one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-outs  offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline, creating perfect photo opportunities. Afterwards, we travel to the coast where we enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) before returning to Baddeck for the evening. Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner Included

Day 12 - Baddeck to Halifax
We get a look into the early days of colonial life with a visit to the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. The vivid history of the region comes alive in this accurate reconstruction of one of the major settlements of circa 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. After our visit we proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland before continuing on to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. Breakfast Included
Overnight(1): Cambridge Suites - Halifax

Day 13 - Halifax to UK
A time for last minute shopping and farewells. Individual transfer to Halifax International Airport in time to check in for your overnight flight back to the UK. Continental Breakfast Included.

Day 14 - 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's 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

 

Departure Dates

2018

 

Twin Share

 

Triple share

 

Single Traveller

June 05§ £3,743 £3,537 £4,484
June 19, 26 £3,743 £3,537 £4,484
July 10, 24 £4,074 £3,867 £4,814
August 07, 21§ £4,074 £3,867 £4,814
September 11, 18, 25 £3,743 £3,537 £4,484
October 09 £3,743 £3,537 £4,484
       
§ Multi-Lingual Departure      
       
 
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HalifaxCambridge Suites Halifax
MonctonCrowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
Saint JohnHilton Saint John Trade and Convention Centre
DigbyDigby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
HalifaxCambridge Suites Halifax
Oak IslandAtlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
CharlottetownRodd Charlottetown - A Rodd Signature Hotel
BaddeckInverary Resort
HalifaxCambridge Suites Halifax

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 12 nights First-class (or best available) accommodation
  • Welcome reception
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs
  • Lobster dinner cruise on Shediac Bay
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Fundy National Park
  • Saint John sightseeing tour
  • St. Andrews by-the-Sea day trip
  • Whale watching tour in St. Andrews by-the-Sea (weather permitting)
  • Ferry crossing from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
  • Grand Pre National Historic Site
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Annapolis Valley
  • Winery tour and tasting
  • Lunenburg walking tour including Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Walking tour of Charlottetown
  • P.E.I. National Park
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Confederation Centre of the Arts performance
  • Ferry crossing from P.E.I. to Nova Scotia (11⁄2 hours)
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Whale watching tour in Cape Breton (weather permitting)
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Land transportation by modern tour coach
  • Experienced tour driver
  • English-speaking local Atlantic tour director throughout dressed in traditional kilt
  • Baggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • 24-hour customer service support within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Optional Excursions


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Cambridge Suites Halifax


Location: Located in the center of downtown Halifax across form historic Citadel Hill and just steps to Spring Garden Road. Many of the hotel's suites and the rooftop sundeck offer spectacular city, waterfront and harbour views. The hotel is 45km from Halifax airport - approximately a 25 minute drive.

Number of Rooms: 200

Accommodation: Air conditioning, TV, in-room movies (charge), telephone, internet access (charge), clock radio, coffee maker, microwave, mini fridge, kitchenette, iron with board, hair dryer, adjoining rooms available on request, rollaway bed $20, Green Key. Non smoking property, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool, parking $20. Wheelchair accessible room(s).

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Rodd Charlottetown - A Rodd Signature Hotel


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