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Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton

Price per person
from £2,307

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Key inclusions

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

  • Eastern Canada

  • Active pace

  • Globus escorted tours

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful holiday. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewel l Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind - sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.

Globus has arranged many out - of - the - ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh — a folk music party — on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

At a glance

  • Halifax Stroll the downtown boardwalk and the harborfront.
  • Peggy's Cove Explore the idyllic fishing village and lighthouse – Peggy’s Point.
  • Lunenburg See the best surviving example of a British colonial settlement in North America.
  • Hopewell Rocks Walk around the giant rock formations, sculptured by the world's highest tides (tide permitting).
  • Baddeck Trace the achievements of the great inventor at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
  • Cabot Trail Scenic roadway that takes in the impressive rocky shoreline vistas.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

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.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Customer Reviews

Very well organised with knowledgeable tour director...

1st September 2017
Trusted Customer

Very well organised with knowledgeable tour director

The scenery of Nova Scotia and places we visited involved...

1st September 2017
Trusted Customer

The scenery of Nova Scotia and places we visited involved long coach journeys which was mostly trees. When we got to the destinations it was interesting but often not long enough then back to another journey that involved boring trees again. The tour director was very knowledge and constantly kept us up to date.

very good. lovely and informative guide and very well organised...

8th August 2017
Trusted Customer

very good. lovely and informative guide and very well organised

Tour director Gladys was brilliant. Beautiful scenery, but be prepared...

27th June 2017
Mrs Sandra Stroud

Tour director Gladys was brilliant. Beautiful scenery, but be prepared to spend long periods in the coach. Less searching for restaurants as several meals included, all but one of them were very good.

Multiple itineraries are available

This itinerary changes on some dates - select your preferred departure date to see the details.


Overview

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful holiday. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewel l Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind - sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.

Globus has arranged many out - of - the - ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh — a folk music party — on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

UK - Halifax

Day
1

Fly to Halifax where on arrival transfer to your hotel.

Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Halifax

Day
2

EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE AND LUNENBURG. This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialities, like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favourite since the early 1880s.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax – Sugar Moon Farm – Moncton

Day
3

This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbour area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Moncton – Hopewell Rocks – Charlottetown

Day
4

This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, and cross onto Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Charlottetown

Day
5

A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Charlottetown – Pictou – Ceilidh Trail – Baddeck

Day
6

This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, travel along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive. Arrive in Baddeck for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Baddeck. Excursion to Breton Highlands National Park

Day
7

This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Then, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savouring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Baddeck – Halifax

Day
8

Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon arrival, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Halifax

Day
9

The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

Things to note

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.

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

Moncton - Delta Beausejou

Spend your time relaxing in the spa as well as the heated pools. The rooms have pillow topped materesses with white linen and wifi availble to each room.

  • Location

    750 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E6, Canada

  • Facilities

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

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

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

Montreal - Marriott Montreal Chateau Champlain

Relax in this modern accommodation complete with indoor pool for extra relaxation. Enjoy the spacious room with ensuite bathrooms and most rooms have the stunning views of the city which reflects its history.

  • Location

    1050 Rue de la Gauchetière O, Montréal, QC H3B 4C9, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Wifi available
    • Room service available
    • Heated indoor pool
    • Fitness Centre

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