Maritimes Coastal Wonders
From $3,659* pp | 11 Days • 17 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy.
Be immersed in the beauty, indulge in delicious native food, and tour the fascinating landmarks that all make the Canadian Maritimes unique.
- Visit the spectacular four story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks of New Brunswick and enjoy a lobster lunch.
- Explore Rustico’s celebrated wharf on Prince Edward Island, dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps, on Prince Edward Island.
- Discover the amazing accomplishments of Alexander Graham Bell during a visit to his museum in Nova Scotia.
- Enjoy a day exploring the beauty and culture of the Cabot Trail.
Set out for Northeast Canada
Join us as we uncover the treasures of the Canadian Maritimes. From the rugged Cabot Trail to the amazing Fundy tides, fun and adventure awaits. Marvel at the incredible views at Nova Scotia’s Peggy’s Cove. See the four-story high flowerpot-shaped Hopewell Rocks and enjoy a lobster lunch. In Prince Edward Island, visit the Anne of Green Gables House. Learn about the region’s Gaelic heritage, and experience local culture at the celebrated Saint John City Market. Be inspired by the many inventions of Alexander Graham Bell at his museum. Savour a salmon barbeque with fiddleheads. Travel along the striking Lighthouse Route. Don’t miss the rugged beaches, picturesque fishing villages, and rich seafaring history of this amazing region.
This morning meet your fellow guests over breakfast with your Tour Manager. Explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road and the famous Citadel. Later, visit one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Its historic lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean provides one of the most memorable views you will ever see. This evening, enjoy dinner along the waterfront.
Day 3. Halifax – Cape Breton Island – Baddeck
En route to Cape Breton, enjoy a visit to the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends; see artifacts including intricate quill and bead work; and learn some words from the Mi’kmaq language. Continue your journey along the Canso Causeway to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a scenic drive by the pristine shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Upon arrival in Baddeck, explore the amazing variety of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. This evening, savour a taste of Cape Breton with dinner featuring the local flavours and musical entertainment of this region. Later, we’ve arranged an old-fashioned bonfire (weather permitting) with music. It’s the perfect chance to dance the night away under the stars.
Day 4. Cabot Trail
Set off to explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more beauty awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including lovely Neil’s Harbour. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim MhicLeoid – the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterwards, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a milling frolic…practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table and beating a large loop of woollen cloth in rhythm.
This morning we take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Upon arrival, venture to charming seaside Charlottetown for a tour along its narrow streets lined with quaint homes and hidden treasures. Tonight, enjoy a dinner showcasing the flavours of the island in a culinary masterpiece using fresh local products. Of course, PEI blue mussels will be among the items you will be able to taste!
Day 6. Prince Edward Island
Today you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Visit North Rustico’s celebrated wharf dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s picturesque beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables House before returning to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city.
Day 7. Prince Edward Island – Saint John, New Brunswick
This morning, leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the sea-sprayed shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks. A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides seem to rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands when the tide is high*. Savour a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as you look out upon Daniels Flats. An expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a two-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
Day 8. Saint John
Explore the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail, marvelling at the spectacular views of the famous tides. You can even sample Fundy seaweed! This afternoon enjoy an exclusive salmon barbeque complete with fiddleheads. Before returning to the city, view some of St. Martin’s famous covered bridges. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John.
Day 9. Saint John – Western Shore, Nova Scotia
Experience local life at the celebrated Saint John City Market** as it comes alive with the aroma of fresh food. You may shop for Maritimes crafts and witness local artists at work. Later, board a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia. Waterfront accommodation await in charming Western Shore. Upon arrival you may wish to stroll along the beach with views of Oak Island, home of a pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found.
Day 10. Western Shore – Lunenburg – Western Shore
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before stopping at Amos Pewter to learn about the intricate artistry that goes into each piece. Next, travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a walking tour and discover how early settlers turned to the sea for survival. Enjoy a visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you may choose to try its marvellous touch tank filled with local species. A local fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a spectacular farewell dinner with your fellow travellers and toast the end of a marvellous trip.
Day 11. Western Shore – Tour Ends
Meals as per itinerary
Activities as stated
Please note: Accommodation is subject to change.
Meals not indicated on the itinerary
Comprehensive travel insurance
Items of a personal nature – laundry, telephone, room service
Tips and gratuities
- New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are 14 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.
- Highest elevation included on tour is 900 feet above sea level.
- The currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar.
- Canada uses 110 volts.
- Why not consider a pre and post tour extension. Start and end your holiday rested.
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, upstairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
Mar 3 – Mar 13. $3,079
Mar 10 – Mar 20. $2,829
Mar 17 – Mar 27. $2,829
Apr 7 – Apr 17. $2,949
Apr 14 – Apr 24. $2,949
Apr 21 – May 1. $2,949
Jun 6 – Jun 26. $3,979
Jun 20 – Jul 1. $3,979
Jul 18 – Jul 29. $3,979
Aug 8 – Aug 19. $4,299
Aug 15 – Aug 26. $4,299
Sep 5 – Sep 16. $3,979
Sep 12 – Sep 23. $3,979
Sep 26 – Oct 7. $3,979
Oct 10 – Oct 21. $3,979
Nov 7 – Nov 18. $3,469
Mar 13 – Mar 24. $3,469
Mar 27 – Apr 7. $3,599
Apr 3 – Apr 14. $3,729
Apr 24 – May 5. $3,729