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Canadian Maritimes - 14 Days

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July 8, 2020 - July 21, 2020 $3,459
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Canadian Maritimes
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Experience the best of the Maritimes, complete with fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, rich history, & unspoiled nature, on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

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Highlights Include:

  • Quebec City
  • Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy
  • Interactive Lobster Themed Cruise
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Anne of Green Gables Home
  • Cape Brenton Island
  • Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site
  • Cabot Trail
  • Halifax City Tour
  • Fairview Lawn Cemetery with Titanic Graves
  • St. Paul’s Church
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Mahone Bay
  • Fisheries of the Atlantic Museum
  • Evageline Trail
  • Tour of Lobster Pound
  • Ferry to St. John New Brunswick
  • 17 included meals
  • 13 nights hotel accommodations

Day 1
July 8, 2020

Travelers from Burlington, IA left yesterday and we join them today for a travel day. Enjoy a one-night stay in Kingston.

Day 2
July 9, 2020

Today, travel from Kingston to Quebec City. Upon arrival in Quebec City, the only walled city north of Mexico and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy a 2-hour tour that includes the upper and lower cities - with their many cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and cafes. Enjoy a one-night stay in Quebec City. (Breakfast)

Day 3
July 10, 2020

Enjoy a scenic drive as you travel to Moncton, New Brunswick. One-night stay in Moncton. (Breakfast)

Day 4
July 11, 2020

Today head to one of the Marine Wonders of the World, an amazing region powered by the highest tides in the world. At Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy see where the tides have gouged four-story flower pot sculptures from the cliffs. At low tide, you can walk along the ocean floor and walk under arches created by the towering rock formations. In the early afternoon enjoy Atlantic Canada’s best-kept secret, an interactive lobster-themed cruise. An unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay. Listen as the tour guide tickles your taste buds and shows you how to crack and eat a delicious, freshly cooked lobster (meat alternative available). Then, sit back, relax and enjoy a fisherman’s feast, washed down with a cold beverage, as you take in the scenery and experience the hospitality of the Acadian culture. Later in the afternoon, cross Confederation Bridge to the pristine Prince Edward Island. Arrive in Charlottetown for a two- night stay.

(Breakfast, Lobster Cruise)

Day 5
July 12, 2020

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of the provincial capital of Charlottetown and learn about the origins of Canada. Visit the fabled home of “Anne of Green Gables”, the inspiration for Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne” novels. Drive through Prince Edward Island National Park, renowned for its white sand beaches, red sandstone cliffs and rolling dunes. (Breakfast)

Day 6
July 13, 2020

Take the ferry from Wood Islands to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island - the Scotland of North America – via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to marvel at the many accomplishments of this genius. Arrive at your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend two nights. (Breakfast)

Day 7
July 14, 2020

Today discover first hand why Conde Nast magazine readers rated Cape Breton one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world! Named for explorer John Cabot, the Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Lookoffs offer unforgettable vista of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera ready! While travelling the Cabot Trail, stop in Cheticamp, well known for its “hooked crafts” and Acadian culture. Return to your hotel for the night. (Breakfast, Box Lunch)

Day 8
July 15, 2020

Re-cross the Canso Causeway to mainland Nova Scotia and onto Halifax for a city tour. Hear stories of Halifax during the war years, the Halifax Explosion and of the people and places that have shaped one of North America’s most popular destinations. Highlights include a picture stop at Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, and a brief stroll through the Halifax Public Gardens, a fine example of Victorian landscaping. Visit the Fairview Lawn Cemetery to see the Titanic Graves and learn about the city’s connection to the 1912 disaster. Also see

the waterfront and historic downtown, St. Paul’s Church, and shopping/residential areas. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure and check into your hotel for a two-night stay in downtown Halifax. (Breakfast)

Day 9
July 16, 2020

Start the day by traveling to the unique fishing village of Peggy’s Cove for your full breakfast. The tiny harbor below the lighthouse is a masterpiece of seasoned fish sheds and colorful fishing boats, making it one of the most photographed places in Canada. Continue your travel along Nova Scotia’s pristine south shore to Mahone Bay for a photo opportunity of the three pretty churches on the harbor. Stop into Lunenburg, one of Canada’s prettiest towns and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Return to Halifax for your overnight stay. Enjoy an included lobster dinner this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10
July 17, 2020

Today’s adventure starts by travelling the Evangeline Trail, stopping at the Grand Pre National Historic Site dedicated to the Acadian people who were expelled from this area in 1755. Learn about the surrounding landscapes’ recent UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. From Grand Pre venture to Hall’s Harbour, a picturesque fishing community located along the shore of the Bay of Fundy. Take a Tour of the Lobster Pound, which serves as one of the largest lobster holding facilities in Canada with a capacity of up to 65,000 pounds. Your journey continues through the beautiful Annapolis Valley to Digby

where you board the ferry for a late afternoon sailing to Saint John, New Brunswick, known as the Fundy City as it is the only city located on the Bay of Fundy. Enjoy dinner on your own during the 2 hour ferry ride. Check into your Saint John hotel for a one-night stay. (Breakfast)

Day 11
July 18, 2020

Enjoy a brief overview of the Saint John area before departing for Quebec City. Check into your Quebec City hotel for a one-night stay. (Breakfast)

Day 12
July 19, 2020

Today, travel from Quebec City to Montreal, with an anticipated arrival time of noon. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Montreal with a local guide that includes Old Montreal, the Old Port, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Mount Royal. Check into your downtown hotel for a one-night stay. (Breakfast)

Day 13
July 20, 2020

Continue your return with an overnight in Niagara Falls including dinner at the revolving restaurant in the Skylon Tower. Enjoy a one-night stay in Niagara Falls. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14
July 21, 2020

Free time in the morning or an optional Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Depart after lunch for your return to Detroit (Breakfast)

Trip Facts

  • July 8-21, 2020
  • $3459
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