Join us as we travel to Eastern Canada to experience life in our Maritime Provinces. From the Hopewell Rocks of New Brunswick, to the Cape Breton Trail of Nova Scotia, to the Green Gables Homestead of Prince Edward Island. Our tour will get you up close and personal as we embrace the personality of this unique region of Canada. We’ve included several special features, many meals and extra attractions to make this a wonderful vacation for you.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MODERATE
Booking & Payments
Deposit of $350 due at the time of booking. Final payment is due May 12, 2022. Prices are subject to change.
Cancellations received before May 12, 2022 will result in a loss of all deposits. Cancellations received May 12, 2022 or later are 100% non-refundable.
Travel insurance is recommended and available in office. Prices are subject to change.
We begin our eastern journey today with several pick up locations for you to join the tour. We arrive in Montreal early afternoon where we will pick up our local guide for a two hour tour of this cosmopolitan city. At the end of the tour we travel to the outskirts of Montreal so we can get a smooth start on tomorrow’s long travel day. The balance of the evening is free. A list of nearby restaurants will be provided so you can enjoy dinner.
We continue our journey east travelling along the southern shore of the St. Lawrence River and then into the first maritime province we visit – New Brunswick. Our day on the road will end in Fredericton where a “Welcome to the Maritimes Dinner” awaits us.
We continue our journey through New Brunswick this morning when we travel to the Bay of Fundy to walk the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks. The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world. We enjoy an early lunch at the High Tides Cafe before continuing on to Nova Scotia. This afternoon we visit the Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, before continuing our journey to Halifax where we will stay for three nights. This evening will be free to explore the bustling downtown area and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant on your own.
After breakfast, we will meet with our local step on guide and travel to Peggy’s Cove to see one of Canada’s most famous lighthouses. We will also visit the Swiss Air Memorial at Peggy’s Cove before heading to Lunenburg. Spend some free time exploring the picturesque seaside town of Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later this afternoon we will return to Halifax where we will have more free time to enjoy the city and have dinner on our own.
We’ll start our day exploring the local sights in the heart of Halifax. Hightlights include the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the beautiful Fairview Lawn Cemetery where more than 150 victims of the Titanic are buried. We will visit the Halifax Seaport Farmers market where you can get lunch on your own and explore the many shops and stalls. Enjoy some free time prior to our “Taste of Nova Scotia Dinner Cruise” in the Halifax harbour this evening. Hear noteworthy commentary as you pass by prominent Halifax landmarks!
We say farewell to Halifax this morning as we travel to Sydney in Cape Breton We will stop along the way for an included lunch. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to rest up or explore. Tonight we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant and then experience a true Cape Breton Ceilidh. Bring your dancing shoes and sing along!
Today we experience one of Canada’s most famous roadways – The Cabot Trail. We will pick up our step on-guide as we enjoy this scenic drive. There will be plenty of stops along the way for photo opportunities. Lunch will also be provided in the park today. Dinner (on your own) in Port Hawkesbury and then onto New Glasgow where we overnight.
After breakfast we depart New Glasgow for Prince Edward Island. We’ll board the ferry for the 75 minute crossing of the Northumberland Strait. We’ll arrive in Charlottetown late morning where we have arranged a lunch followed by a matinee performance of Anne of Green Gables at the Charlottetown Festival Theatre. This evening explore downtown Charlottetown and enjoy dinner at one of it’s many amazing restaurants.
After breakfast we will meet our local step-on guide for a full-day tour of PEI. We will start with a Charlottetown city tour and then head to Cavendish where highlights will include a visit to Green Gables Heritage Place and a drive through PEI National Park. After our tour we will head to North Rustico for some free time. You can visit the PEI Preserve Company where you can browse the tastefully decorated gift shop. This evening you will be treated to a traditional lobster dinner at the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant (substitutions permitted). We’ll return to our hotel in Charlottetown after dinner.
Today we bid farewell to PEI and travel back to the mainland over the Confederation Bridge. Once back on the mainland we’ll travel to Shediac and visit “Le pays de la Sagouine” – meaning “the country of the washerwoman”. This eclectic reproduction of a prohibition era Acadian Fishing Village was inspired by the international award winning novelist, Antoinne Maillet. While here we’ll enjoy a traditional Acadian meal. After lunch we’ll visit Olivier Soapery for a lively and entertaining demonstration of traditional soap making. We check into our hotel in Miramichi, followed by an included dinner.
We begin the trek home this morning travelling through New Brunswick into Quebec. We’ll arrive at our hotel just outside Quebec City late this afternoon. Dinner on own.
Today is our last day on tour. After breakfast we board our coach and make our way back to Ontario. We’ll make regular stops along the way and you should be back to your home town early in the evening. We hope you will be filled with wonderful memories of Eastern Canada. Welcome home!