Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful holiday featuring Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. This tour begins and ends in Halifax, overnights also in Charlottetown and Baddeck, and includes scenic drives, beautiful national parks, and quaint fishing villages.
Highlights of this Atlantic Canada tour include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town where you’ll visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the world’s highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides up to 52 feet have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy, picturesque beaches.
On Cape Breton Island, have your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
In addition to stunning scenery, this Atlantic Canada tour also includes visits to an Acadian maple shop to learn about the history and production of pure Nova Scotia maple syrup; the Anne of Green Gables Farmhouse, a National Historic site; and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum.
With gorgeous scenery and picturesque villages, this value-minded tour through Atlantic Canada will delight all of your senses!
Day 1: UK - Halifax
Fly to Halifax where you will transfer to your hotel.Welcome to Canada’s Maritimes region. Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2: Halifax. Excursion to Peggy's Cove & Lunenburg
This morning, 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.
Enjoy a visit to the ACADIAN MAPLE shop and learn about the history and production methods of making pure Nova Scotia maple syrup. Afterward, journey to the fishing village of Lunenburg, and visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM OF THE ATLANTIC, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Experience Atlantic Canada’s seafaring heritage on your guided tour of the museum. Don’t miss the magnificent aquarium filled with local species.
Afterward, free time to explore the quaint Main Street before returning to Halifax. Complete your day with a sightseeing tour of Halifax’s charming downtown, the waterfront, and Public Gardens.
Day 3: Halifax - Hopewell Rocks - Charlottetown.
This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and enjoy a guided visit to 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. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and onto Prince Edward Island.
Day 4: Charlottetown
Today, you will come to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. A guided tour of the island includes a visit to North Rustico’s celebrated wharf, dotted with fishing boats and lobster traps. Delightful Cavendish, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK’S picturesque beaches, along with a visit to the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES FARMHOUSE, a National Historic Site. This evening, consider an optional outing and enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.
Day 5: Charlottetown - Baddeck
Take a ferry from Wood Island to the mainland of Nova Scotia. Journey east along the Sunrise Trail via Antigonish and the Canso Strait to Cape Breton Island and Bras d’Or Lake. Arrive in Baddeck, the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell, for a 2-night stay.
Day 6: Baddeck. Excursion to Cape Breton Highlands National Park
A highlight today is the Cabot Trail, explored by John Cabot in 1497. You will enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK via one of the most spectacular scenic highways on the continent, with the surrounding landscape strikingly reminiscent of the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy panoramic views of rugged cliffs, deep valleys, forested slopes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Day 7: Baddeck - Halifax
Today begins with a visit to the fascinating ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. See exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor. Afterward, leave the island and return to Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital.
Day 8: Halifax
Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the Halifax harbour further or board the Ocean train to Montréal.
Day 9: Home landing in the UK
- Private home pick-up service
- Services of a tour director
- Selected meals
- Free Wi-Fi on coach
- All airport taxes
Prices for sole occupancy are available on request
Touring with Cosmos
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