Atlantic Maritimes

Atlantic Maritimes

13 Days/12 Nights Roundtrip Halifax

Price from$4,476

• Peggy's Cove • Lunenburg • Grand Pre National Historic Site • Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration • Confederation Bridge • Prince Edward Island • Anne of Green Gables • Cape Breton Island • Whale Watching • Cabot Trail • Alexander Graham Bell & Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Sites

The world's highest tides, fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes. All of these things and more make Canada's Maritime Provinces one of the world's most popular destinations. Experience the best of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Day 1: Arrive Halifax Upon arrival into Halifax , please make your own way to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the downtown core of this vibrant and and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet our Tour Director and fellow travellers this evening at a Meet and Greet

Overnight: Cambridge Suites

Day 2: Halifax > Moncton (B, L, D) Enjoy a continental breakfast at your hotel. Explore the Bay of Fundy and learn about the world's highest tides as we meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick's bilingual city of Moncton. En route, explore the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will see magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world's most complete fossil record of life in the "Coal Age" of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you enjoy a scrumptious lobster dinner on a lobster boat. Continue on to Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night.

Overnight: Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown

Day 3: Moncton > Saint John (B, L) Experience a true natural wonder this morning as we visit the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada's first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Enjoy a city tour, including the Reversing Falls where twice daily the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse its flow. Check into our harbourfront accommodation in the heart of uptown Saint John for a 2 night stay.

Overnight: Hilton Saint John

Day 4: Saint Andrews by the Sea (B, L) Enjoy a day trip to picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting), the afternoon is yours to experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem at your own pace.

Overnight: Hilton Saint John

Day 5: Saint John > Digby (B, D) Ferry back to Nova Scotia this morning and arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. Check into the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa overlooking the Annapolis Basin on the Bay of Fundy.

Overnight: Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Day 6: Digby > Halifax (B) Travel the lush Annapolis Valley where the French Acadians of Grand Pre made their first settlement in the early 1600's. Learn about this landscape's designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening.

Overnight: Cambridge Suites

Day 7: Halifax > Western Shore, NS (B, D) 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.

Overnight: Atlantica Oak Island Resort

Day 8: Western Shore > Charlottetown (B) 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).

Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown

Day 9: Prince Edward Island Touring (B, D) 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.

Overnight: Rodd Charlottetown

Day 10: Charlottetown > Baddeck (B, D) 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 Site in 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.

Overnight: Inverary Resort

Day 11: Cabot Trail Touring (B, L, D) 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. Lunch today will be a boxed Lunch.

Overnight: Inverary Resort

Day 12: Baddeck > Halifax (B) 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. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d'Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes.

Overnight: Cambridge Suites Hotel

Day 13: Halifax (B) Enjoy a continental breakfast at your hotel. Check out of your hotel.

• Escorted coach tour with local Canadian guide • 12 nights accommodation • Transfers & transportation • Sightseeing & entrance fees • 2 Whale Watching tours (subject to weather conditions) • 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 6 Dinners

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

19 Sep - 3 Oct

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$4,476

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$5,669

2018

5 Jun - 9 Oct

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$4,984

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$6,330

Departs

2017 Departures
Sep 19
Oct 3

2018 Departures Jun 5, 19, 26
Jul 10, 24
August 7, 21

Sep 11, 18, 25
Oct 9

*Bilingual English/German tour

Booking conditions

• Whale watching in Jul, Aug & Sep weather permitting.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Gratuities • Personal expenses