Wonders of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton

Price per person
from £2,510

Price based on
London Heathrow
1st Sep 2018 departure

Key inclusions

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

  • Eastern Canada

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tours

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.

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.

Halifax - Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg - Halifax

Day
2

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 favorite since the early 1880s.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Halifax - Moncton

Day
3

This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbour area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we will 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. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to Cape Jourimain. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge 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 - 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. Visit Glenora Distillery, where you will be treated to a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whisky. Arrive in Baddeck for a 2-night stay.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Baddeck - Cape Breton Highlands National Park - Baddeck

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 - Jeddore Oyster Pond - 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 farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes holiday.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Halifax - UK

Day
9

Your tour ends today.

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

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

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