Maritimes Coastal Wonders - Sep 2021

    Maritimes Coastal Wonders featuring the Cabot Trail September 25-October 5, 2021

    Maritimes Coastal Wonders

    September 25 – October 5, 2021 

    11 Days ● 16 Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners

    Highlights: Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay, Lunenburg, Cape Breton Island, Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, Anne of Green Gables Museum, Hopewell Rocks, Fundy Trail, Grand Pre National Historic Site


    ITINERARY AT A GLANCE


    Days 2 – 4 Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Days 5, 6 Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck, Nova Scotia

    Days 7, 8 The Holman Grand Hotel , Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,Can

    Days 9, 10 Hilton Saint John, Saint John

    Day 11 Westin Nova Scotian, Halifax, Nova Scotia

    On some dates alternate hotels may be used.



    Day 1: Saturday, September 25, 2021 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: Sunday, September 26, 2021 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. (B, D)

    Day 3: Monday, September 27, 2021 Halifax - Mahone Bay - Lunenburg - Halifax Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay before travelling 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. (B)

    Day 4: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 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 flavours and musical entertainment. (B, D)

    Day 5: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 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. (B, L)

    Day 6: Thursday, September 30, 2021 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.

    (B, D)

    Day 7: Friday, October 1, 2021 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. (B)

    Day 8: Saturday, October 2, 2021 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. (B)

    Day 9: Sunday, October 3, 2021 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, savour 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. (B, L)

    Day 10: Monday, October 4, 2021 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. (B, D)

    Day 11: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 Halifax - Tour Ends Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland. (B)