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Maritimes Adventure

Offer

Price per person
from £2,777

Price based on
London Heathrow
22nd Jun 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

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  • 14 days

  • USA

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Rockland.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the June 23, 2018 departure.

At a glance

Bar Harbor Lobster bake; Acadia National Park sightseeing

Saint John–Digby Scenic ferry ride

Digby Private demonstration by local fisherman

Lunenburg Visit Fisheries Museum

Peggy’s Cove Sightseeing

Halifax Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Citadel Hill

Jeddore Oyster Pond Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum

Baddeck Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Cabot Trail with picnic lunch and Cape Breton Highlands National Park sightseeing

Prince Edward Island Charlottetown sightseeing with Local Guide; visit Green Gables farmhouse

Fundy National Park Visit Hopewell Rocks with a Local Guide

Saint John Orientation tour

Rockland Farewell dinner

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Rockland.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the June 23, 2018 departure.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

UK - Boston

Day
1

Fly to Boston where you will transfer to your hotel for one night.

Welcome to “Bean Town.” At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

St. Andrews By the Sea - Saint John - Digby

Day
2

This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style château. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bar Harbor – Acadia National Park - St. Andrews by the Sea

Day
3

Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to lovely St. Andrews by-the-Sea. Tonight, stay at the Algonquin Resort, which overlooks historic Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, choose from the many fine speciality restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St. Andres by the Sea – Saint John – Digby

Day
4

This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style château. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Digby – Lunenburg – Peggy's Cove – Halifax

Day
5

Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most-photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax

Day
6

Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbour area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax – Jeddore Oyster Pond – Baddeck

Day
7

Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Baddeck. Cabot Trail

Day
8

Today, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late 15th century, while savouring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a PICNIC LUNCH while admiring the scenery and tasting some of Nova Scotia’s local wines. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Baddeck - Caribou – Charlottetown

Day
9

This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM with exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Afterwards, head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, you are in Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colourful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charlottetown

Day
10

Enjoy your morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also, visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Charlottetown – Fundy National Park – Saint John

Day
11

Travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival in Saint John, enjoy a city orientation tour including the Reversing Rapids.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St John - Rockland

Day
12

Journey along sheltered coves and quiet fishing villages along the Maine coastline on the way to Rockland. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner featuring lobster and other local specialties. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Rockland - Boston - UK

Day
13

Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal cities. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Then, the coach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Things to note

Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: 10-24 September 2019 (if Mother Nature permits).

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

Boston - Sheraton Boston Hotel

Sheraton Boston is a 1220 room hotel located just four miles from the Boston Logan Airport in Back Bay Boston. Rooms have fantastic views of the Charles River or Historic Back Bay. Enjoy indoor access to shopping and restaurants at the Prudential Center or Copley Place, both connected to the Sheraton Boston. The hotel has an Indoor/Outdoor saline heated swimming pool. Enjoy local New England fare at the Side Bar & Grille, breakfast in Cafe Apropos, or a coffee at the Starbucks in the lobby.

  • Location

    39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer

Bar Harbor - Bluenose Inn

Situated on Maine's Mount Desert Island in the Acadia National Park, this luxury hotel boasts beautiful views. All 97 guest accommodations are elegant and include a microwave, refrigerator, phone, and television.

  • Location

    90 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

St Andrews - Algonquin Hotel

Resort Manor situated on beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking the bay.

  • Location

    184 Adolphus St, Saint Andrews, NB E5B 1T7, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Digby - The Digby Pines Resort

This premium resort is ideally located on 300 wooded acres and steps away from the Annapolis Basin. The hotel features an outdoor pool, fitness centre, shuffleboard, and 147 elegant guestrooms.

  • Location

    103 Shore Rd, Digby, NS B0V 1A0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Halifax - Westin Nova Scotian

This deluxe hotel is equipped with full service fitness centre, on-site spa, business centre, as well as a restaurant and lounge. Nourish your soul in the Halifax Restaurant Elements, featuring locally inspired Nova Scotia Cuisine and wines, and awarded with a Wine Spectator Award. In the summer enjoy outdoor patio seating in the lounge. A local shuttle is available complimentary to guests at select times of the day.

  • Location

    1181 Hollis St, Halifax, NS B3H 2P6, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Baddeck - Silver Dart Lodge

Two-story Motor Hotel on spacious grounds at the western boundary of the village, overlooking Bras d'Or Lake.

  • Location

    257 Shore Road Baddeck, NS Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Charlottetown - Delta Prince Edward

This elegant hotel is beautifully situated in the heart of Charlottetown on the Prince Edward Island and features spacious guestrooms refined dining, and ultimate comfort. The amenities include a fitness centre, concierge services, laundry services, and a large indoor pool.

  • Location

    18 Queen St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Saint John - Delta Brunswick

A deluxe hotel located in downtown Saint John, the Delta Brunswick features premium accommodations. The hotel includes a fitness centre, indoor pool, gift shop, and beauty salon. All 254 guestrooms are equipped with ultimate comfort and modern amenities.

  • Location

    39 King St, Saint John, NB E2L 4W3, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

Rockland - Rockland Harbor Hotel

Conveniently located in the heart of Rockland, Maine, the hotel features fully renovated guestrooms, a new fitness centre, patio fire pit, on-site market, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

  • Location

    520 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board

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