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MARITIMES
Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick & Scenic Cape Breton

A 5 STAR SIGNATURE TOUR

AUGUST 23-SEPTEMBER 1, 2023

If you can’t take the beat, get out of the kitchen! One of the highlights of a visit to the Canadian Maritimes is the Ceilidh (kay-lee), or kitchen party, a Gaelic celebration of music, dancing, and storytelling. In addition to this traditional maritime merriment, this tour of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton has cooked up plenty of unique experiences in this picturesque part of the world. Get your camera ready for Canada’s most photographed lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, your windbreaker zipped for the highest and widest tides at Hopewell Rocks, and your taste buds ready for a traditional fish cake breakfast, sugar camp lunch, and fresh lobster dinner. Throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, tiny fishing villages, giant whales, and the grandest of scenery will be calling your name, as will Cape Breton’s historic Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Hello, coastal Canada!

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airport meals

  • 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners

  • Gratuities (Tour Manager, Driver, Local Guides)

  • Optional traveler’s insurance

INCLUDED:

  • Round-trip flight from Burlington, VT

  • Superior, first class hotels

  • Full-time tour manager companion

  • 17 meals (9 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 5 Dinner)

  • Welcome reception

  • Luxurious private motor coach

  • Airport shuttles 

  • Ferry tickets

  • Admission to all listed attractions

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - AUGUST 23

DEPART BURLINGTON AND ARRIVE IN HALIFAX 

Welcome to Halifax!  Check in to hotel with free-time to explore area.   Dinner

DAY 2 - AUGUST 24

HALIFAX

It’s all about the citadel-crowned hill, top-notch museums, excellent shopping, fabulous dining and stunning seascapes in Nova Scotia’s hip and profoundly historic capital of Halifax.

At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. 

 Breakfast  Dinner

DAY 3 - AUGUST 25

HALIFAX. EXCURSION TO PEGGY’S COVE & LUNENBURG 

After breakfast, we will travel to Peggy’s Cove. Peggy's Cove is a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in the Halifax Regional Municipality, which is the site of Peggys Cove Lighthouse.  Nova Scotia is home to over 160 historic lighthouses and these majestic beacons can be found throughout the province. Peggy's Cove Lighthouse, also known as Peggy's Point Lighthouse, is one of Nova Scotia’s most well-known lighthouses and may be the most photographed in Canada. 

Visit the charming fishing village for a traditional Nova Scotian breakfast with local specialties like fish cakes.  Later, experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg for an orientation tour.  This evening is free to explore Halifax for dinner own your own. Breakfast

DAY 4 - AUGUST 26

HALIFAX–SUGAR MOON FARM–MONCTON 

Start the day with an orientation tour of Halifax as you explore the public gardens and harbor area with an expert guide.  For lunch, travel to Sugar Moon Farm, a traditional sugar camp lunch located in the forests on the north shore of Nova Scotia.  Each year, when maple syrup is produced, locals frequent “sugar shacks” for sweet treats and hearty meals. See why locals love this true comfort food. Challenge:  Will you know the difference from Vermont’s maple sugar?  Continue to Moncton for free time and dinner on your own.
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 - AUGUST 27

MONCTON–HOPEWELL ROCKS–CHARLOTTETOWN 

Following breakfast, travel to Hopewell Rocks for Sightseeing with a Naturalist Guide. Cross the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, to Prince Edward Island en route to Charlottetown.  In Charlottetown, enjoy a treat at Cow’s Ice Cream Factory.  Save room for dinner tonight…a traditional Lobster Supper!  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 - AUGUST 28

CHARLOTTETOWN 

In Charlottetown, join the Guided tour that includes a scenic drive to North Rustico Harbour. Next, Tour Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables Heritage Place with a Local Guide. Lunch today at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company includes a traditional Ceilidh (folk music party). Free time this afternoon and evening to browse the shops and attend the Anne of Green Gables Musical.  Breakfast,  Lunch

DAY 7 - AUGUST 29

CHARLOTTETOWN–BADDECK 

From Charlottetown, take the Scenic ferry ride across Northumberland Strait to Baddeck.  Baddeck has been described as the beginning – and the end – of Cape Breton Island's world-famous Cabot Trail. Nestled along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake in Cape Breton, the town is a favorite stop for sailors and those looking for tranquil beauty in the heart of the island. In Baddeck, you will visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. There will be free time this evening to explore the area and find that perfect restaurant for dinner own your own. Breakfast

DAY 8 - AUGUST 30

BADDECK. EXCURSION TO CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK 

Have your camera ready for the Baddeck Scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.  From Cape Breton Highlands National park, we will have an expert guided sightseeing that will include the Cabot Trail.  There is free time after dinner to explore Baddeck.   Breakfast,  Lunch,  Dinner

DAY 9 - AUGUST 31

BADDECK–HALIFAX 

As we depart Baddeck, cross the Canso Causeway en route to Halifax.  Visit the Citadel Hill National Historic site before a farewell dinner this evening.   Breakfast,  Dinner

DAY 10 - SEPTEMBER 1

HALIFAX 

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.  Breakfast

PRICING PER PERSON

DOUBLE
(group of two)

$4,899
PER PERSON

SINGLE

$5,699

*20% deposit due at reservation.  3% credit card convenience fee.  Balance due July 7, 2023

RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY

STEP

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BOOK YOUR
TRIP

You will receive a letter of confirmation within one week.

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GET YOUR TRIP DETAILS

Receive your travel packet with all your travel details 1-2 weeks prior to departure.

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STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact us at any time. We are always happy to speak with you.

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ENJOY YOUR TRIP

Relax and enjoy your stress-free travel!