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Maritimes Adventure

Price per person
from £3,047

Check availability and prices for your preferred airport below. To book, please call our travel specialists on 0800 223 0179

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 14 days

  • Eastern USA

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

An inspirational journey that introduces you to the maritime heritage of New England and Nova Scotia. Explore the unique fishing towns of Portland and Bar Harbor, taste the food and wine that the area is famous for and soak up the spectacular panoramas of its national parks.

At a glance

  • Portland Explore the boutiques, coffee shops, and pretty cobbled streets of this famous New England city.
  • Bar Harbor Explore this lovely summer town, and taste a traditional Maine lobster bake, with steamed mussels and corn-on-the-cob.
  • Acadia National Park Enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain.
  • Digby Learn about the Digby scallop and the music of Nova Scotia from a fisherman in this beautiful setting, where you'll eat dinner and stay overnight.
  • Cabot Trail Drive this scenic route, then enjoy a picnic and tasting of Nova Scotia's best wines while admiring spectacular views of the coastline and gulf.
  • New Brunswick Your guide will show you around the Hopewell Rocks, unique natural formations carved by the dramatic tides.

What's included

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

Our VIP 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

An inspirational journey that introduces you to the maritime heritage of New England and Nova Scotia. Explore the unique fishing towns of Portland and Bar Harbor, taste the food and wine that the area is famous for and soak up the spectacular panoramas of its national parks.

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 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.

Boston - Portland - Bar Harbor

Day
2

From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a typical Lobster Bake featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Bar Harbor - Acadia NP - St Andrews by-the-sea

Day
3

No where 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 specialty restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

St Andrews - 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 chateau. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a 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 harbor 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 Firsherman'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 savoring 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 colorful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront. This evening, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Charlottetown

Day
10

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

Saint 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

Your tour ends today.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
14

Things to note

Fall Foliage: Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the Maritime provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: Sep 8-22 (if mother nature permits)

Special Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Departure 23 June 2018: Be part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring more than 2,000 Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo is one of the world's premier cultural and entertainment events. This fast-paced show features music, dance, acrobatics, drama and comedy. Tickets to the Tattoo are included during one night of your stay. in Halifax.

This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.

Hotels

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

Sheraton Boston

Sheraton Boston Hotel is located in the Back Bay neighbourhood in Boston. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, outdoor pool and fitness centre.

  • Location

    39 Dalton Street, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02199

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Outdoor swimming pool

Bar Harbor: Bluenose Inn

This Mount Desert Island property, offering panoramic views of Frenchman Bay, is within a 10-minute drive of Acadia National Park. It features a spa, heated indoor and outdoor pools and free Wi-Fi.

  • Location

    90 Eden Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609, USA

    The property is within walking distance from the George B. Dorr Museum of Natural History. Downtown Bar Harbor and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company are just 1 miles away.

  • Facilities

    • Concierge Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Safe
    • Newspapers

St Andrews - Algonquin Hotel

This very luxurious resort is complete with a pampering spa, private beach, indoor and outdoor pools. Every room has its own private bathroom complete will luxuries such as bathrobes and toiletries.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor and outdoor pool
    • Spa

Digby - The Digby Pines Resort

The Digby Pines Golf Resort features an on site Aveda-inspired spa. Rooms are furnished in a French country style at Digby Pines Golf Resort A seating area is available and views of the Bay of Fundy are featured.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi available
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness Centre

Halifax - Westin Nova Scotian

Westin Nova Scotian is a very modern hotel that provides an unforgetable experience. Relax in the indoor heated pool and enjoy watching cable TV in the comfort of your room with an additional pay per view for movies.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Spa and Hot tub

Silver Dart Lodge

There is a beautiful landscape garden that you can relax and taking in the beautiful scenery and gorgeous view of the Bras d'Or Lakes. Why not enjoy a cocktails on the observation deck whilst enjoy panoramic views of nearbyBras d'Or Lakes.

  • Location

    257 Shore Rd, Baddeck, NS B0E 1B0, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Hot tub
    • Fitness Centre

Charlottetown - Delta Prince Edward

Prince Edward Island hotel is close to the scenic harbour and features easy access to area attractions along with spacious accommodations, modern amenities and is located near the Beautiful Victoria Park. Enjoy a relaxtion in the hotels luxury spa and why not take a dip in the indoor heated pool.

  • Location

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

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Spa
    • Indoor heated pool

Rockland - Rockland Harbor Hotel

Relax in one of the water view rooms to enjoy the beautiful nearby waters. Enjoy the small onsite market as well as the outdoor areas that are open for you to relax in and most of them you can see the waters from.

  • Location

    520 Main St, Rockland, ME 04841, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available
    • Fitness Centre

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