Atlantic Canada Discovery

Take in some memorable Halifax adventures, and experience the road trip of a lifetime across the incredible Atlantic Coast. Travel back in time to historical settlements and experience the hospitality of modern day cities and towns offering up unique shopping, colourful character, culture and architectural charm.

Your two week escape begins in the charming city of Halifax, soaking up the fresh sea air, and exploring the waters of the stunning harbour. Road trip along spectacular vistas of rolling seaside terrain as you tour the coastal towns from Baddeck to Charlton via the Cabot Trail. Sample the world’s best seafood, and immerse yourself in the culture and architectural charm of Eastern Canada as you journey around this coastal paradise.

Travel across the famous Confederation Bridge spanning the Abegweit Passage of Northumberland Strait. Continue to Hopewell Rocks and witness the world’s highest tides. Experience the treasure trove of beautiful architecture and unparalleled scenery at the historic town of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea.

Set off on a Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruise to an area teeming with marine life. Journey onward along the scenic roadways of the Maritimes to the historic gem, Halifax. This self drive adventure allows you to take it all in, with the freedom to stop for breaks whenever you wish.
13 Days/12 Nights
from $2,739.00
per person based on double occupancy

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Highlights

  • Pack your camera and take a harbour tour, spotting a variety of marine life
  • Visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada
  • Experience breathtaking scenery including rolling farmlands, stunning seascapes, quaint villages and bustling harbours
  • Witness some of the world’s highest tides
  • Enjoy a whale watching and sea bird cruise with chances of seeing Humpback, Finback and Right Whales
Features & Inclusions

Features & Inclusions

Accommodations

  • 12 nights hotel accommodation

Meals

  • 1 authentic lobster dinner

Sightseeing Excursions

  • Nature and Whale Watching Cruise
  • Alexander Keith's Brewery Tour
  • PEI Island’s Finest Tour
  • Brier Island Whale Watching Tour

Activities

  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Kingsbrae Garden

Transfers

  • Ferry transfer from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Ferry transfer from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia

Extras

  • National Historic Site pass
  • Itinerary, brochures, maps, and vouchers
  • Hotel luggage handling
Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arriving in Halifax

Arrive in the port city of Halifax and spend the remainder of your day exploring this friendly Maritime destination. Sample a bowl of Nova Scotia's famous seafood chowder, sip on a beer from one of Halifax's local craft breweries, and check out the shops and attractions of the Halifax Waterfront. The city streets come alive at night with a festive atmosphere of local pubs and live music.

DAY 2 – Halifax to Moncton

Depart Halifax and gaze out over the Bay of Fundy as you travel by rental car along the colourful coastline into the province of New Brunswick. Stop at Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover exposed layers of rock revealing most complete fossil record of species alive during the "Coal Age" of 300 millions years ago. Your final stop of the day is Shediac Bay where you will board a lobster boat for a savoury lobster dinner and informative commentary on the East Coast fishing industry. Proceed to Moncton for your overnight stay.

DAY 3 –  Moncton to Saint John

Road trip along the coast to the Bay of Fundy and visit the scenic landmark, Hopewell Rocks.Marvel at the massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Continue through  the enchanting landscapes of Fundy National Park to the seaside city of Saint John. The streets of uptown Saint John are rich in history and architecture. Don't miss the Old Loyalist Burial Grounds, restored into a beautiful park setting, with graves dating back to the 1700s.

DAY 4 –  St. Andrews by-the-Sea 

Enjoy a day trip to the quaint coastal town of St. Andrews by the Sea. Beautiful East Coast architecture and serene sandy beaches highlight this popular summer destination. Stroll through manicured parks and charming wooden houses, sample the locally made ice cream, and dip your toes in the sea. Enjoy a whale watching tour and get acquainted with the wildlife of the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Saint John for your overnight stay.

DAY 5 -  Saint John to Digby

Depart Saint John for a scenic ferry ride across the Bay of Fundy to Digby, a hub of Acadian Culture. Situated in the scenic Annapolis Valley, this location ontains diverse environments with inland rivers and lakes accessible via Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Don't miss the opportunity to taste the world-famous scallops, a must for every visitor.

DAY 6 – Digby to Halifax

Travel through the lush Annapolis Valley and Maritime Countryside of Nova Scotia. Visit the Grand Pre National Historic Site, comemmorating the historic Acadian settlements of the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit a local winery before arriving the city of Halifax for an evening at leisure.

DAY 7 –  Halifax to Oak Island

Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of Peggy's Cove. This fishing village is known for it's wild Atlantic waves crashing onto the rocky shore, and the colourful eclectic houses and buildings scattered among the rocky topography. Continue to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg, a remarkably preserved colonial settlement. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town's famous seafaring heritage. Conclude your adventurous day with a final stop at Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century churches form a postcard-perfect scene.

DAY 8 – Oak Island to Charlottetown

Depart Oak Island and pass by rural farms and villages, a snapshot of modern Maritime life. Enter the province of New Brunswick, and continue across the Confederation Bridge, an engineering masterpiece that spans a distance of 12.9 kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean to Prince Edward Island. Continue to the enchanting city of Charlottetown, and join your group for a delicious traditional lobster dinner in a public hall. This Island tradition unites community members and visitors, and is a great way to meet the colourful locals.

DAY 9 –  Charlottetown

Spend a morning discovering the sights of downtown Charlottetown. Walk among the well preserved Victorian-era homes and shops, and enjoy the harbourfront parks and trails. This city is situated on the Charlottetown Harbour, formed by the confluence of three rivers near the island's south shore. Board your motor coach for an afternoon tour to Prince Edward Island National Park. Gaze out over red cliffs, white sand beaches, sculpted sand dunes, and emerald green foliage. Continue with a visit to the Green Gables Heritage Site, a tribute to the classic Anne of Green Gables books. Return to Charlottetown and enjoy an evening performance at the Confederation Centre of the Arts by local performers.

DAY 10 –  Charlottetown to Baddeck

Depart for a scenic ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia. Pass through friendly Maritime communities and meet the colourful locals as you travel to the spectacular setting of Cape Breton Island. Known as the Scotland of North America, Cape Breton was settled by Highland Scots in the 1800's, with Gaelic being the first language of many elders on the island. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site and learn about this many accomplishments and inventions of this iconic historic figure. Continue to Bras d'Or Lake for a peaceful evening.

DAY 11 –  Baddeck & Cabot Trail

Take a memorable road trip along the magnificent Cabot Trail, one of the most picturesque drives in North America. This roadway winds along the rocky splendour of Cape Breton's northern shores, ascending into the incredible plateaus of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Top off your adventure with a whale watching excursion (available July - September) for a snapshot of Atlantic Ocean wildlife. Return to Bras d'Or Lake and unwind in the peaceful serenity of this quiet setting.

DAY 12 –  Baddeck to Halifax

Road trip your way back to Halifax, travelling west through the scenic countryside of Nova Scotia. Stop and explore the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, a large-scale reconstruction of an 18th-century French settlement. Discover the history of this unique settlement, walk the recreated streets through replicas of significant buildings using the original stones and materials of the site. Enjoy an evening at leisure in Halifax.

DAY 13 - Halifax Departure

A morning check-out concludes this memorable Atlantic Canada holiday.

prices

Prices

 
  Moderate Accommodations
  Double Triple Single Child
7 Jun - 4 Oct $2,739 $2,290 $4,649 $1,110
 
 

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All prices quoted are per person and shown in CAD funds. Rates are for 2016 and do not include taxes. All prices include administration, planning, and operational expenses. All prices are subject to change without notice and are subject to international exchange rate fluctuations. Infants (less than 2 years old) travelling with an adult and not occupying a seat may travel free of charge. For children 2-11 years old, we provide reduced rates – please contact one of our vacation planners at 1-877-791-5500 for more information. A deposit of $200 per person is due at time of booking (unless otherwise stated at the time of booking). Final payment is due 45 days prior to tour departure. Tours booked within 45 days of departure require full payment before reservations can be confirmed.


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Accommodation Options

Accommodation Selection

Location Moderate
Halifax Atlantica Hotel Halifax
Baddeck Inverary  Resort
Charlottetown Rodd Charlottetown
Moncton Rodd Moncton
Saint John Delta Brunswick Hotel
Digby Mountain Gap Resort

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