Charming villages and fascinating cities

Halifax round trip

Grand Maritimes

SELF DRIVE TOURING

This adventure combines the Atlantic Provinces’ most magnificent vistas, thrilling adventures and fascinating cities. Experience the maritime charm of Nova Scotia, where you’ll see the charming lighthouse of Peggy’s Cove, the most photographed lighthouse in Canada. The continue to explore the fabulous regions of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton.

INCLUDES FLIGHTS
16 Days
FROM £2809 per person

Includes international flights from London Gatwick on 25 May 2022. Manchester from £2995 on 25 May 2022

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Grand Maritimes
FROM £2809 per person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
  • Day 9
  • Day 10
  • Day 11
  • Day 12
  • Day 13
  • Day 14
  • Day 15-16

Day 1 : UK - Halifax

Arrive in Halifax, collect your car and drive to your hotel.

Day 2 : Halifax - Lunenburg (90 miles)

Head south to Lunenburg, visiting Peggy’s Cove along the way. Peggy’s
Cove (45km) is a small village with houses built right into the granite rock
and a lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic. Old Town Lunenburg (98km), a
UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a lovingly restored Victorian era town that
begs you to wander and explore.

Day 3 : Lunenburg - Annapolis Royal (83 miles)

Cross the peninsula and make a stop at Kejimkujik National Park and
National Historic Site, renowned for its hiking trails, wilderness lakes and
rivers. Park interpretive staff conduct outings on foot to reveal the natural
history of the area, including the Mi’kmaq pretoglyphs. Continue along
Route 8 to Annapolis Royal. (breakfast included)

Day 4 : Annapolis Royal - St. Andrews (132 miles + 3 hr Ferry)

Depart Annapolis Royal and drive to Digby to board the ferry to Saint John,
then continue west along the Fundy Coastal Drive. This dramatically scenic
drive introduces you to the Bay of Fundy, one of the Marine Wonders of
the World. Arrive in St. Andrews, one of Canada’s most beautiful seaside
resorts. (breakfast included)

Day 5 : St. Andrews

This resort combines historic sites with charming studios and galleries,
fine-dining restaurants, and simple cafes, making it a wonderful spot for
two days of relaxation. In addition to many attractions, including Kingsbrae
Gardens and the Blockhouse National Site, St. Andrews is a popular spot
for whale watching, sea kayaking or sailing trips out into the Bay of Fundy.

Day 6 : St. Andrews to Saint John (66 mi)

Drive east to City of Saint John, world-famous for its Reversing Falls
Rapids—the colossal, tidal tug-of-war between the Bay of Fundy and the
St. John River. Twice daily at high tide, the powerful Fundy waters roar
into the Saint John River. The titanic clash of natural forces causes the
river to reverse direction.

Day 7 : Saint John - Moncton (131 miles)

The highlight today is the scenic drive along the Bay of Fundy. Witness
the power of the world’s highest tides at the Hopewell Rocks. Visit the
informative Hopewell Rocks Interpretive Center and learn everything you
need to know about the tidal phenomenon. Take a drive through Fundy
National Park before reaching Moncton. This evening we have organized
a self guided picnic with a big blanket, fresh lobster & snacks. What could
be better on a sunny, bright day than a good old-fashioned picnic on the
sea side? The picnic basket and blanket are yours to start your new picnic
tradition! (Picnic Lobster Dinner Included)

Day 8 : Moncton - Charlottetown

Before leaving Moncton we suggest a stop at the Magnetic Hill where you
can put the car in neutral to experience the illusion of being pulled up hill
by a ‘magnetic force.’ Continue to Shediac, known as The Lobster Capital
of the World for its lobster fishing, processing plants, live-lobster tanks
and the famous Lobster Festival. Enjoy a lobster fishing cruise & dine on
fresh lobster. Then follow the Confederation Bridge, the longest bridge in
Canada, to Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Day 9 : Charlottetown

Explore Charlottetown, the birthplace of Canada’s confederation.
Province House National Historic Site was the scene of meetings that led
to the formation of Canada as a country in 1867. (breakfast included)

Day 10 : Tour PEI - The Land of Anne (63 miles)

Spend the morning exploring Prince Edward Island National Park where
the sandstone cliffs, beaches and reddish sand dunes take your breath
away. Then take in the beautiful landscapes made famous by novelist
Lucy Maud Montgomery in the popular “Anne of Green Gables” series.
(breakfast included)

Day 11 : Charlottetown - Baddeck (170miles +ferry)

Depart Charlottetown taking Route 1 to Wood Islands Ferry crossing to
Caribou, Nova Scotia. Drive the short distance to Pictou & visit Hector
Heritage Quay, where a full scale replica of the Hector has been built using
traditional ship building techniques. Depart Pictou and continue to Cape
Breton via the Canso Causeway and onto Baddeck. This scenic village
overlooks the beautiful Bras d’Or Lakes. (breakfast included)

Day 12 : Louisbourg Sightseeing (137 miles)

This morning head north to discover the Fortress of Louisbourg National
Historic Site - an incredible “living museum.” As the largest historical
reconstruction in North America, it’s an impressive restoration of a French
garrison town dating from the 1700s. Don’t miss a visit to the Alexander
Graham Bell National Historic Site in the village of Baddeck, a museum
dedicated to the life and inventions of this fascinating man, who spent his
summers on the shores of the Bras d’Or.

Day 13 : Baddeck - Cabot Trail - Ingonish (126 miles)

Today you will follow the famous Cabot Trail clockwise – one of the most
spectacular drives in all of Canada. Follow the route along to the French
Acadian community of Cheticamp, which has a distinct Acadian flavour
noticeable in the architecture, people, language and music. Continue
along 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. The park has 26 hiking trails ranging from
15-minute short walks to challenging hikes through stunning mountain
and coastal landscapes.

Day 14 : Ingonish - Liscomb Mills (236 miles)

Depart Ingonish heading south towards Sydney and continue onto Canso
Causeway. From here you will drive along the Eastern Shore and follow
the Marine Drive Route where you will find nature, history and culture, as
well as rugged coasts, tranquil bays and beaches, unspoiled forest fauna
and crystal clear lakes and streams. Be sure to visit the communities en
route including Guysborough – an inviting neighbourhood with distinctive
architecture overlooking Chedabucto Bay and Sherbrooke, a typical Nova
Scotian Village from the 1860s where most of the interpreters are dressed
in period costume. Continue on to Liscomb Mills where you can relax and
enjoy your surroundings.

Day 15-16 : Liscomb Mills - Halifax (105 miles) - to UK

Take a leisurely drive back to Halifax, along the way visit Musquodoboit
Harbour & Valley a haven for nature lovers, and Martinique the
longest beach in the province.  Drop off your rental car and take your homeward flight. (breakfast included)

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