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Canadian Maritimes - 13 Days

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July 7, 2019 - July 19, 2019 $3,899
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Canadian Maritimes
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Experience the best of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton and the west coat of Newfoundland and Labrador on this Atlantic Canada adventure.  The hospitality of the people will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime and the scenic natural beauty will take your breath away!

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Highlights Include:

  • Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
  • Modern Touring Vehicle
  • Meet and Greet Event
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Glooscap Heritage Center & Mi’kmaq Museum
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • World Famous Cabot Trail
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • Gros Morne National Park – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lobster Cove Lighthouse
  • Port au Choix National Historic Site
  • Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
  • Red Bay National Historic Site
  • L’anse aux Meadows National Historic Site – UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir
  • Grenfell Historic Properties
  • Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne (weather permitting)
  • 2 Whale Watching Boat Tours (weather permitting)
  • 12 Night’s accommodation
  • 25 Meals including a lobster dinner

Day 1
Sunday July 7, 2019

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet your Tour Director or Driver/Guide and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet & Greet.

Option: You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia's capital city has much to offer.

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Day 2
Monday July 8, 2019

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy's Cove where you will enjoy breakfast overlooking one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. Travel the South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks' fishing schooners. Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town's famous seafaring heritage. After some free time in Mahone Bay, arrive in the legendary Oak Island area's Western Shore for the night and learn of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure before checking into a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Day 3
Tuesday July 9, 2019

Learn about the Mi'kmaq people at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre before crossing Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge, to Prince Edward Island. Check into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay and enjoy a theatre performance by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution may be necessary due to the theatre schedule). (B)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 4
Wednesday July 10, 2019

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city. This afternoon, tour the scenic North Shore of the island. Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park and visit Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery's classic books. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional hall-style lobster supper. (B,D)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 5
Thursday July 11, 2019

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island, the Scotland of North America, via the Canso Causeway. Visit Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Sitein Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island before checking into your accommodations on the Bras d'Or Lake where you will spend the next two nights. (B,D)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 6
Friday July 12, 2019

Experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America today as you tour the Cabot Trail which winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton's northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton's rugged coastline so be sure to have your camera on hand. Your day is complemented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (B, BL, D)

Day 7
Saturday July 13, 2019

Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits today and words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. At North Sydney, board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight* crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (B,D)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and in that case you would overnight in Port aux Basques.

Day 8
Sunday July 14, 2019

Drive through the Codroy Valley and through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during your tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix to learn of ancient cultures. The Port au Choix Peninsulajuts slightly out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence on Newfoundland's northwest coast and people have lived here for 5,500 years.(B, L, D)

Sea Echo Motel - Port au Choix, Newfoundland

Day 9
Monday July 15, 2019

Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. This mystical place takes the essence of Labrador coastal living and transposes it onto a tapestry of rich culture and history. Spend the night in Labrador. (B, D)

Northern Light Inn - L'Anse au Clair, Labrador

Day 10
Tuesday July 16, 2019

Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. (B, D)

The Haven Inn - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Day 11
Wednesday July 17, 2019

Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) in St. Anthony before travelling to Cow Head in Gros Morne National Park for a two-night stay. (B, D)

*June and early July are the best times to see Titanic-sized icebergs!

Day 12
Thursday July 18, 2019

Discover why Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is truly one of the highlights of your trip with a scenic boat tour. Passengers have the option of the Bonne Bay Boat Tour or Western Brook Pond Boat Tour*. The Bonne Bay Boat Tour will include a visit to the Tablelands- a mountain of flat-topped rock of a kind usually found only deep in the earth's mantle. The Western Brook Pond Boat Tour and visit to the Broom Point Fishing Premises requires passengers to partake in a 45-minute each way (3 kms/2 miles) walk from the parking lot to the dock. (B, BL, D)

*This option must be selected on booking.

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 13
Friday July 19, 2019

Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Trip Facts

  • July 7 - 19, 2019
  • $3899
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