Maritime Coastal Wonders
Price: $4,499 CAD per person (Twin Rate) or $5,949 CAD (Solo Rate)
(based on per person, land only. Tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.)
Departure date: September 14, 2021
Photo: Cedar Dunes Provincial Park, Prince Edward Island
- Delve into the local heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
- Take a locally guided walking tour to discover Lunenberg's unique architectures
- Explore the Cabot Trail and fall in love with its rugged terrain
- Take a ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the "Land Cradled on the Waves"
- Journey along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks
- Savour a traditional Maritimes lobster feast at the Fundy Trail
- Attend culinary "boot camp" for bragging rights on who cooks the best PEI mussels
- Explore interesting inventions at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum
- Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a "milling frolic"
Maritime Coastal Wonders Featuring the Cabot Trail Itinerary:
(This tour departure is exclusive to Canadian Residents Only)
Photo: Map of Maritime Coastal Wonders Itinerary
Day 1: Halifax, Nova Scotia - Tour Begins
Explore the picture-perfect region known as Canada’s Maritimes. Venture along its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.
Day 2: Halifax - Peggy's Cove - Halifax
Stunning landscapes await. Head to one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada – Peggy’s Cove. Set along the Atlantic coast, the cove is home to a historic lighthouse that offers incredible views of the surrounding area. Continue to Halifax, exploring its charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel.
Day 3: Halifax - Mahone Bay - Lunenberg- Halifax
Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before traveling along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Choose how you explore this town because it’s your choice! Delve into the local heritage at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic -OR- embark on a locally guided walking tour to discover Lunenburg’s unique architecture. End your day back in Halifax for an evening on your own.
Photo: UNESCO World Heritage Site of historic downtown Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
Day 4: Halifax - Cape Breton Island - Baddeck
Start your morning at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi’kmaq lineage and Glooscap legends. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. You’ll spend time at the Gaelic College, where you’ll see a brief kilt-making demonstration and learn a few handy Gaelic phrases. Join in the fun of a “milling frolic,” singing a Gaelic song and tapping to the rhythm. This evening, enjoy a dinner of local flavors and musical entertainment.
Day 5: Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Baddeck
Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. 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. Take in the quaint charms of nearby fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil’s Harbour.
Day 6: Baddeck - Prince Edward Island
Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience in Charlottetown. Attend culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels.
Day 7: Prince Edward Island
Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum to learn the craft of potato farming from a farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island’s leading agricultural industry. Return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own.
Photo: Anne of Green Gables Museum
Day 8: Prince Edward Island - Saint John, New Brunswick
Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks.* A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks were carved by the Fundy tides and rise 4-stories high at low tide, only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area.
Day 9: Saint John
Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Stop along the way to take in an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas. Sample authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, accompanied by traditional fiddle music. At a world-famous restaurant near the Bay of Fundy’s beach, savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local. On your way back, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s covered bridges.
Photo: Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy
Day 10: Saint John - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Onboard a ferry for Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site. Uncover the complex history of the Acadian people, proud descendants of the indigenous populace of the region. Continue on to Halifax and enjoy time for yourself before a farewell dinner, toasting to the end of your Maritimes journey.
Day 11: Halifax - Tour Ends
Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland.
Post Night: Westin Nova Scotian
The Westin Nova Scotian is ideally located near the harbor and perfect for exploring the city of Halifax. It is walking distance to popular attractions, including museums that celebrate the rich history of the city. Enjoy local music in nearby pubs. If you’re feeling adventurous, try sea kayaking or going on a whale watch. Return to your relaxing, comfortable home base at the hotel and enjoy the great amenities.