The Magical Maritimes: Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Tour
Spring, Summer, and Fall 11 days/10 nights Your Magical Maritime Canadian adventure awaits!
Arrive in Montreal, CN and have time to relax at the hotel’s spa or venture out to explore downtown Montreal. If you wish, travel via taxi into Old Montreal, a historical district that is a key part of the city’s cultural and economic life. Visit the restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutiques and witness the street performers.
Walking/Windshield Tour of Montreal
2-1/2 hour fascinating walking/windshield tour of the city. Witness the Notre-Dame Basilica, Ste-Catherine Street, St-Helen Island, Mont-Royal, St-Joseph’s Oratory, The Old Port, Jacques Cartier and more!
Montreal’s Botanical Gardens
Visit one of the most beautifully unique destinations in the city, Montreal’s Botanical Gardens. With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses and some thirty thematic gardens, the Garden ranks as one of the world's largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.
VIA Rail's "The Ocean"
As the train departs from Montréal, you may watch the sun set over fertile farmlands carpeting the southern shores of the St. Lawrence River and the Matapédia Valley. “The Ocean” covers hundreds of kilometers while you sleep so that upon waking, your eyes alight upon Chaleur Bay in all its misty, early-morning glory.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Check into your downtown hotel and enjoy dinner at the hotel’s restaurant. After dinner there will be time to explore the downtown area.
This renowned seaside-fishing village located on a rugged coastline is dominated by its famous lighthouses (including the only lighthouse post office in Canada).
Halifax City Tour
3-hour walking/windshield tour will include the waterfront, historic downtown, a drive bySt. Paul’s Church, the universities, shopping and residential areas and a walk through the Titanic Cemetery. Also visit the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site and take a drive through of the Halifax Public Gardens.
Fisherman’s Life Museum
Located in Head of Jeddore. From the crackle of wood burning in the cook stove, to the smell of the saltwater breeze, you will experience the warmth and welcome of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore in a traditional fishing family’s home.
Located on the Liscomb River, it offers a relaxing atmosphere surrounded by breathtaking scenery. Enjoy lunch by the floor-to-ceiling windows where you may observe the birds that frequent the feeders on the banks of the Liscomb River.
Journey Along St. Mary's River
Travel along the famous St. Mary’s River, known for it’s salmon fishing and then on to Lochaber, named after Lochaber Scotland. Arrive at the Canso Causeway that joins the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic Ocean.
Baddeck, Nova Scotia
Home of the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and your home for two nights.
After dinner the first evening you have the option to attend the Ceilidh where you will experience cape Breton fiddle music, song and dance.
Conde Nast Magazine readers rated Cape Breton one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world. Depart with your guide and travel the 186-mile coastline, which makes up the famous Cabot Trail. As you learn about the history of the beautiful island, have your camera ready for the spectacular photo opportunities. Your travels take you through the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
Village of Cheticamp
You'll visit the intriguing Village of Cheticamp, famous for its crafts and Acadian Culture.
Whale Watching Cruise
Arrive in Pleasant Bay and climb aboard for a 1-1/2 hour whale-watching cruise. The types of whales most frequently seen are Pilot, Finback, Minke and Humpback. Occasionally seen are Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins, Basking Sharks and shy Harbor Porpoises. Hear these magnificent creatures sing along with the boat’s hydrophone!
After the whale cruise sit back on Pleasant Bay and enjoy your picnic lunch at the MacIntosh Brook picnic site. Afterwards continue along the trail to the Skyline area and stop for a 30-minute stroll before returning to your hotel.
Pictou, Nova Scotia
You'll travel to Pictou via Antigonish, New Glasgow, a quaint Scottish town. Once you arrive in Pictou enjoy lunch at one of the local’s restaurant.
Climb aboard and travel across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province.
Canada’s birthplace and your home for two-nights. This beautiful town has much to offer. Join your local guide and explore the beautiful island. Witness some of the historic sites, shop in boutiques or relax by the water.
Wharf Lobster Supper
Dinner one evening is at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf for a Wharf Lobster Supper. There are plenty of selections for landlubbers, including the 60-foot all you can eat salad bar!
Prince Edward Island Preserve Company
In Glasgow you will visit the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company. Taste the jams made on the premises and have a sip of hot tea.
Prince Edward Island National Park
Experience the striking contrasts of color and texture of Prince Edward Island National Park with its red sand cliffs, rolling dunes and white sand beaches. Dip your toes in the ocean at Cavendish Beach. Stop at a family restaurant for lunch on your own.
Travel to Cavendish and visit Green Gables, the setting for the Lucy Maud Montgomery novel, “Anne of Green Gables.” Witness the exhibits and walk down Lover’s Lane or into the Haunted Woods. On the way back to the hotel, stop in the quaint fishing harbor of North Rustico.
The second evening in Charlotte you'll dine in an Irish Pub-style restaurant. Afterwards you have the option to witness a performance at the Confederation Center. The summer show is often “Anne of Green Gables.” Schedule to be announced price range for tickets $55.00-$58.00.
Travel across the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest multi-span bridge over tidal water, and on to New Brunswick.
See where the world’s highest tides have gouged four-story sculptures from the cliffs. Upon arrival join your local guide for a 40-minute tour to see high tide and then enjoy lunch on your own at the concession. If you wish, the itinerary may be altered so that your guests may stay at Hopewell Rocks until low tide, where they should be able to head down to the ocean’s floor.
Acadian Museum in Moncton
The Museum's collection exceeds 35,000 items and photographs and represents all aspects of Acadian life in the past.
Magnetic Hill Winery
Winery overlooks the city of Moncton and the famous Magnetic Hill, Canada’s third most visited natural tourist attraction. Enjoy samples of local cheeses while learning the history of this historic site that was built in 1867. Sample 6 of their award-winning wines, varying from dry to dessert.
Your final night stay. You'll have time to relax before a farewell dinner served at the hotel.
VIA Rail Halifax to Montreal
Travel back to Halifax and board the VIA Rail for your overnight journey back to Montreal. Have lunch, dinner and breakfast on your own in the dining car before you arrive in Montreal.