Wonders of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton

Offer

Price per person
from £2,283

Price based on
London Heathrow
1st Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

Book any 2018 worldwide tour or cruise and pay just £99 deposit per person when you book before 28 February. 

More details
  • 10 days

  • Eastern Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

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.

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.
Wonders of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton - NEW Map

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.

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.

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.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

UK - Halifax

Day
1

Fly to Halifax where on arrival transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your travelling companions and tour director for a welcome drink.

No meals included

Halifax - Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg - Halifax

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Halifax - Moncton

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Moncton - Hopewell Rocks - Charlottetown

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Charlottetown

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Charlottetown - Ceilidh Trail - Baddeck

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Baddeck - Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Baddeck

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Baddeck - Jeddore Oyster Pond - Halifax.

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Halifax - UK

Day
9

Transfer to the airport for your return to the UK or extend your stay in Montreal travelling overnight on VIA Rail.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
10

No meals included

Things to note

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.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Halifax: Westin Nova Scotian
  • Moncton: Delta Beausejour
  • Charlottetown: Delta Prince Edward
  • Baddeck: Silver Dart Lodge

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