10 Day Luxury Maritimes Landscapes
10 Day Trip exploring the intriguing history of Canada's Eastern Maritime Provinces, learn about Saint John whilst taking in the visions of postcard-perfect fishing harbours and sample scallops and lobster the prized local seafood
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Day by day
Fisrt day Arrive in the Loyalist City' of Saint John
Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Welcome to New Brunswick! On arrival at Saint John International Airport, your transfer takes you to your tour hotel. At 6 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.
Second day its the Delicacies of Digby
After the American Revolution, Saint John welcomed some 14,000 American British supporters and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1785, making it Canada's first incorporated city. Explore its vibrant past this morning with a tour through the charming streets of the beautiful waterfront Uptown. Then board your comfortable ferry bound for the opposite side of the Bay of Fundy and Saint John's sister community of Digby, Nova Scotia. Digby is famous for delicious scallops harvested from its waters. This evening, meet Chef Dale Nichols for “A Taste of Digby”, a culinary demonstration of Canadian haute cuisine, featuring the highly prized local seafood.
Third day along the Lighthouse Route to Halifax
Join the Lighthouse Route along Nova Scotia's South Shore as it winds through historic shipbuilding communities and traditional fishing villages. Lunchtime finds you in the narrow streets of Lunenburg, its pastel coloured buildings arranged according to the original town plan of 1753. Continue through windswept scenery, past granite boulders and rocky outcrops sculpted by the ocean, to picturesque Peggy's Cove. With boats bobbing in the bay, colourful fishermen's shacks and the dramatic lighthouse atop huge stone granite boulders, this could possibly be North America's most idyllic seaside village. Now on to Halifax, Nova Scotia's lively harbour-front capital.
Fourth day Visit Halifax, the quintessential Maritime Destination
Today, enjoy a sightseeing tour, including the Public Gardens, waterfront and Spring Garden Road. Learn about the Halifax Explosion and the city's connection to the Titanic. Towering over down-town Halifax, the Citadel is a testament to the city's military past. Visit this National Historic Site and marvel at the panoramic views. Then perhaps explore the boutiques and restaurants nestled in the three square blocks of Historic Properties, Canada's oldest shipping warehouses. Tonight, tour the Halifax Maritime Museum and raise a glass to your new-found friends during a lively Highlight Dinner.
Fifth day Sample the Mi'kmaq Culture, Blooming Baddeck and Ingonish Beach
Visit the Glooscap Heritage Centre and Mi'kmaw Museum in Truro this morning to gaze at the 40-foot statue of Glooscap and meet aboriginal interpreters for a guided tour of the stunning displays of Mi'kmaq quill-work, bead-work, clothing and artefacts. Continue across the Canso Strait to Baddeck on the tranquil shores of the beautiful Bras d'Or Lakes. At this time of year, the village is in full bloom with a kaleidoscope of colours displayed in floral baskets, boxes and gardens. Now on to Ingonish Beach at the foot of the Cape Breton Highlands. Settle into your hotel, superbly located on a promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After dinner, learn about the diversity and ecology of Nova Scotia's coastal and inland habitats at an enlightening slide-show presentation by a naturalist.
Sixth day the Cabot Trail and Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Today is devoted to the Cabot Trail, one of the most spectacular drives on the continent. Enjoy stunning vistas of rust-coloured cliffs, the deep blue ocean and postcard-perfect fishing harbours. Explore Cape Breton Highlands National Park, an exceptional wilderness area where you may spot a moose among the lakes and streams. Continue to Inverness.
Seventh day Travel to Charming Charlottetown
Rejoin the mainland and cross the Northumberland Shore region, where the cultural roots of early Scottish settlers still run deep. In 1773, the first of many waves of Gaelic immigrants arrived on the 'Hector'; see a replica of this three-masted ship moored at Pictou. Cross the Northumberland Strait by ferry to arrive at Prince Edward Island. Continue to the pretty capital of Charlottetown.
Eighth day Tour of Charlottetown then Prince Edward Island Sightseeing
This morning, walk through the ‘Time Travel Tunnel' of Founders' Hall and enjoy a guided walking tour of Charlottetown. Travel up the north shore to wind-swept dunes, beaches and broad inlets of Prince Edward Island National Park. Take a guided tour of the farm house that inspired the setting for L.M. Montgomery's 'Anne of Green Gables.' The evening is at leisure.
Ninth day Enjoy a Lobster Lunch, the King of Tides and Moncton
Drive across the modern Confederation Bridge to Shediac where an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay. Learn about the lobster world while dining on a lobster meal fit for a king: succulent lobster, delicious Maritime potato salad and crisp coleslaw. After your Highlight Lunch, head for the Hopewell Rocks. The phenomenal Bay of Fundy is home to the world's highest and wildest tides. Depending on when you visit, the Hopewell Rocks can be stories high or nearly swallowed by the sea. This evening enjoy the culmination of your tour with a Celebration Dinner at your Moncton hotel.
Tenth day Au Revoir Halifax
After breakfast, transfer to Halifax Airport where your tour draws to a close. Please do not schedule flights before 7 pm. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.
Digby, Meet Chef Dale Nichols for a culinary demonstration par excellence featuring Digby's famous scallops.
Halifax, Wander the Citadel's corridors and learn about the fortress' history and Halifax's involvement in major wars. Discover its highlights on a morning sightseeing tour; Visit the picturesque village of Peggy's Cove.
Truro, Discover Mi'kmaw heritage and Glooscap legends, gaze upon the giant statue of Glooscap and meet aboriginal interpreters for a guided tour of the stunning displays.
Ingonish Beach, Join a local naturalist for an informative presentation about Nova Scotia's coastal inland habitats.
Cape Breton, Explore the National Park blessed with spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.
Charlottetown, Turn back the pages of history - visit Founders' Hall and enjoy a walking tour of the town.
Prince Edward Island, Explore the National Park and visit the Green Gables farm house. Cross one of the longest bridges in the world, the 9-mile-long Confederation Bridge. Take a ferry across the Northumberland Strait to Nova Scotia.
Pictou, Visit the town where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. See the replica of the ship Hector on Pictou's historic waterfront.
Scenic Drives, The Cabot Trail.
Halifax, Get together for an exclusive, after hours tour of the Halifax Maritime Museum, followed by a delicious dinner.
Shediac Bay, Enjoy a fisherman's feast, washed down with a cold beverage, as you cruise the warm waters of the bay, taking in the scenery and warm Acadian hospitality.
Moncton, Enjoy an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine.
Welcome Reception, 9 Full Breakfasts, 1 Highlight Dinner, 1 Highlight Lunch, 1 Celebration Dinner and 2 three-course table d'hote dinners
Highlight Hotels and Locations
Saint John, The Hilton offers a prime location on the Harbor front of New Brunswick's biggest city.
Charlottetown, The Delta Prince Edward is a delightful Water front hotel, just steps away from charming Stores and restaurants
Most tours already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Tour Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your tour. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
Where you stay
All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.
Your expert Tour Director will smooth your way throughout your vacation. Acting as a 'travelling concierge', he or she is also an expert guide, a consummate organiser and your friend in a foreign land. The majority of hotels have free WiFi access in lobby or bedroom areas and WiFi is also generally available on most touring coaches. We include Personal radio headsets - these give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights without missing any of your local expert's fascinating insights and commentaries. From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with local titbits, each representing an authentic food or beverage of the region. We'll handle your Baggage everywhere, with seamless and prompt delivery to your door at every hotel. Your Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
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- This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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