Get picked up at home and whisked off to your departure point (within 50 miles).
Meals included: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Embrace the subtle beauty of Nova Scotia and striking coastlines of New Brunswick on this East Coast adventure. See Peggy’s Point Lighthouse and Lunenburg’s colonial settlement; wander the weathered sculptures at Hopewell Rocks.
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Fly to Halifax where on arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.
In the morning visit Peggy’s Cove, an idyllic fishing village and home to one of Nova Scotia’s most famous lighthouses – Peggy’s Point. Sample tasty Nova Scotia breakfast delicacies like the local fish cakes and then travel to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There will be free time to explore its Old Town – the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America – and the Fisheries Museum. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Explore the public gardens and harbour area on an orientation tour of Halifax. Head to Sugar Moon Farm to enjoy a Maritime sugar camp lunch, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. This evening arrive in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. The evening is at leisure.
Today, travel to the giant rock formations of Hopewell Rocks, sculptured and weathered by the highest and wildest tides in the world, and topped with trees. Many of the formations have names inspired by their appearance. Visit Cape Jourimain to learn more about the region's wildlife; and then drive across the 8 miles-long Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.
A guided tour of this lively seaside town which includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour, to explore the beaches and sand dunes of the Prince Edward Island National Park; along with a visit to Green Gables farmhouse. Later lunch will be at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, where you’ll be treated to a traditional folk music Ceilidh. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the island.
Take a ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the 'Birthplace of New Scotland'. It was here the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Continue along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive; visit Glenora Distillery for a tour and a tasting of North America's first distillery of single malt whisky. Later arrive in Baddeck for two nights.
Enjoy a visit to the Alexander Graham Bell museum, whose exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Afterwards, travel the scenic Cabot Trail, then proceed along the coast, to experience the magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St Lawrence. Enter Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a landscape that resembles Scottish coastal regions. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Cross over the Canso Causeway, stopping off at the Fisherman's Life Museum in Jeddore Oyster Pond, which showcases a typical Nova Scotia fisherman's house from the early 1900s. Later arrive in Halifax, where you will join your tour director for a farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your return to the UK or extend your stay in Montreal travelling overnight on VIA Rail.
Hopewell Rocks: Visit to the rocks is accessible if the timing of the tides permit
Accommodation as stated or similar
This platinum tour is operated by our sister company Globus.
Very well organised with knowledgeable tour director
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
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.
There's no need to shop around. Find a cheaper like-for-like tour from another company, and we’ll not only match their price but also give you a £50 discount when you book with us.
They have in-depth knowledge of the places you’ll visit and will be on hand every step of the way with commentary entirely in English. 96% of customers rate them 'excellent' or 'good'.
We understand things change, often beyond your control. If you need to change your holiday plans, we offer a flexible deposit up until your balance is due.