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Length:  9 days from Halifax to Halifax

2019 Season Departs From:  Halifax


Overview

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.

Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Sugar Moon Farm for a lunch, tour and tasting of a traditional sugar camp treat. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!



Duration:  9 Days

Schedule:   

Start Date End Date
13 June, 2019 21 June, 2019
27 June, 2019 05 July, 2019
04 July, 2019 12 July, 2019
11 July, 2019 19 July, 2019
18 July, 2019 26 July, 2019
25 July, 2019 02 August, 2019
01 August, 2019 09 August, 2019
08 August, 2019 16 August, 2019
10 August, 2019 18 August, 2019
15 August, 2019 23 August, 2019
17 August, 2019 25 August, 2019
22 August, 2019 30 August, 2019
24 August, 2019 01 September, 2019
29 August, 2019 06 September, 2019
31 August, 2019 08 September, 2019
05 September, 2019 13 September, 2019
07 September, 2019 15 September, 2019
12 September, 2019 20 September, 2019
14 September, 2019 22 September, 2019
19 September, 2019 27 September, 2019
21 September, 2019 29 September, 2019
24 September, 2019 02 October, 2019
26 September, 2019 04 October, 2019
28 September, 2019 06 October, 2019
01 October, 2019 09 October, 2019


City Highlights

PEGGY’S COVE
Orientation tour with a [LF] traditional Nova Scotian breakfast

LUNENBURG
Orientation tour

HALIFAX
Orientation tour; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner

SUGAR MOON FARM
[LF] Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour

HOPEWELL ROCKS
Sightseeing

CONFEDERATION BRIDGE
Visit Cape Jourimain Nature Centre; cross Canada’s modern engineering feat

CHARLOTTETOWN
[LF] Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; [LF] traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves

BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum

CABOT TRAIL
Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands





Day 1   ARRIVE IN HALIFAX. Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2   HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG. This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a [LF] traditional NOVA SCOTIAN BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, explore the quaint Main Street, shop for souvenirs, or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s. (B)

Day 3   HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON. This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime [LF] SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening. (B,L)

Day 4   MONCTON–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN. This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN NATURE CENTRE. Then, drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, and cross onto Prince Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5   CHARLOTTETOWN. A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional [LF] CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping, or relax in one of Charlottetown’s fine restaurants. (B,L)

Day 6   CHARLOTTETOWN–PICTOU–BADDECK. This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Spend two nights in Baddeck. (B)

Day 7   BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK. This morning, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck. (B,L,D)

Day 8   BADDECK–HALIFAX. Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax. Upon arrival, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation. (B,D)

Day 9   HALIFAX. The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

Meals:  Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Charlottetown and a farewell dinner in Halifax

Transportation

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.





Note: Flights are NOT included with the Tour and unless otherwise stated above transfers are also NOT included.





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