Experience the Majesty of Canada's Coastline

Halifax round trip

Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes

Blend the best of land and sea on this 12-Day guided tour of Canada. Explore the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax with a Local Expert, who will tell you the tale of the city’s most historic moment: the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. See the fabled home that served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, ‘Anne of Green Gables,’ before going to Charlottetown, where a local Knowledge Keeper will welcome you to the Indigenous community of the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation and tell you about their Seven Sacred Teachings. Watch for bald eagles as you travel one of the world’s most scenic routes, Cabot Trail. Board a lobster boat in New Brunswick for an up-close-and-personal look at lobster fishing, then indulge in a decadent lobster dinner. Later, cruise the Bay of Fundy on a whale-watching expedition, where you can see humpback, minke and fin whales.

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12 Days
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Includes international flights from London Gatwick on 14 May 2022. Manchester from £4,509 on 14 May 2022.

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Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes
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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 1 : UK - Halifax

Arrive in Halifax. A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you’ve arrived in your quintessential maritime destination. You’ll be picked up from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel, where you can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.

Hotel: Marriott Harbourfront
Meals included: Dinner and wine

Day 2 : Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax

Delve into Halifax's nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax. This afternoon, enjoy an Insight Choice between a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, the Maud Lewis Gallery, or the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Hotel: Marriott Harbourfront
Meals included: Dinner and wine

Included experiences:

Visit the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax:
Delve into Halifax's nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912.

Halifax Guided Tour:
Join a Local Expert for an informative exploration of eclectic Halifax.

Choose between 3 carefully selected activities below:


Visit the Halifax Citadel:
Choose a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site while exploring the history of the fortress and the soldiers who were stationed there.

Visit the Maud Lewis Gallery:
Choose a visit to the Maud Lewis Gallery and see the artist's famous painted house, which was carefully restored and conserved by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.

Visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration:
Choose a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which aims to inspire Canadians to explore the country's relationship with immigration and encourages a more open conversation on a national scale.

Day 3 : Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove

Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg. Experience one of the best surviving examples of a planned British Colonial settlement in North America, before meeting a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay. You'll end the day by heading back to Halifax for the evening, followed by a Highlight Dinner with live music in the heart of the city.

Hotel: Marriott Harbourfront
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner and wine

Included experiences:

Lunenburg City Tour:
Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry's impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy's Cove.

Day 4 : Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck

Journey to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel, featuring tempting seafood favourites and hearty dishes that are sure to satisfy. Continue your night with traditional music and song at a Ceilidh, a Celtic Evening where you'll enjoy a night of Acadian hospitality and entertainment.

Hotel: Inverary Resort
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner and wine

Included experiences:
Enjoy an Acadian Evening:
Experience the fun and hospitality of a traditional Ceilidh (pronounced "kay-lee) at your resort. Join local musicians and engage in an evening of song, dance and storytelling for a unique insight into Acadian culture.

Cruise Bras d'Or Lake:
In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d'Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). Sail aboard the Amoeba, a 67ft staysail Schooner that has been gracing the Baddeck Harbour for 30 years. Enjoy an entertaining and educational tour of the Bras d'Or Lakes, where our crew will provide an authentic sailing experience.

Day 5 : The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail

Head back to school as you immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action. Enjoy a relaxing drive along the Cabot Trail, one of the world’s most scenic routes. Keep an eye out for bald eagles as you travel past Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Hotel: Inverary Resort
Meals included: Breakfast

Included experiences:
Visit The Gaelic College in Baddeck:
Immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action.

Day 6 : Baddeck and Charlottetown

In the morning, embark on an insightful visit to the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Ferry across the Northumberland Strait to magical Prince Edward Island and quaint Charlottetown, where you'll spend the next three nights. This little city is a nautical dream, with its colourful fisherman’s cottages and picturesque harbour. The city is also known for hosting the famous Anne of Green Gables musical every year.

Hotel: Delta Prince Edward
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included experiences:
Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site:
Go behind the scenes with a Local Expert at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site to unravel the stories behind one of history's most influential members.

Day 7 : Prince Edward Island Sightseeing

Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you'll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, "Anne of Green Gables." Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience as you visit the Abegweit Mi’Kmaw Nation, an Indigenous community located east of the city. You’ll be met by your local Knowledge Keeper who will welcome you to the community, before introducing you to the Seven Sacred Teachings and how they guide the Miꞌkmaq people.

Hotel: Delta Prince Edward
Meals included: Breakfast

Included experiences:
Visit the Green Gables House in Cavendish:
Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you'll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery's children's classic, "Anne of Green Gables."

Abegweit Mi'Kmaw Nation Experience on Prince Edward Island:
Stop at the Abegweit Mi’kmaq Nation, the indigenous community living on Prince Edward Island. You will be greeted by Chief Junior Young and taken on a guided tour of the reserve. Learn about the community's projects aimed at developing new skills for the indigenous community. You will then be invited to partake in a Smudging Ceremony, designed to bring positive energy, and will learn about the Seven Teachings, the indigenous principles in the collaboration towards restoration of indigenous cultural values, beliefs, and practices that were forbidden by the government in 1885.

Day 8 : Insight Choice in Charlottetown

Head for the quaint seaside fishing village of Georgetown in eastern Prince Edward Island. Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce. Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry. Explore Prince Edward Island with Insight Choice. Choose between a lighthouse tour with a winery visit and tasting. Alternatively, rent a bike and explore the city at your own pace.

Hotel: Delta Prince Edward
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Included experiences:
Highlight Lunch in Charlottetown:
Enjoy a delicious Highlight Lunch of island blue mussel cooked fresh by the fisherman. Then, take a short stroll through the village to the historic Georgetown Inn, where you'll be invited by the owner to continue your meal featuring fresh, locally grown produce.

Meet a Fisherman from the Lobster and Mussel Industry in Charlottetown:
Meet a local fisherman who will regale you with tales of life at sea and teach you all about the area's lobster and mussel industry.

Choose between 2 carefully selected activities below:
Prince Edward Island Lighthouse Tour and Wine Tasting:
Choose a guided lighthouse tour as you explore Prince Edward Island's history, followed by a tasting at a local winery producing fruit wines.

Prince Edward Island Bike Exploration:
Choose to go on a scenic bike ride while you explore the magic of Prince Edward Island at your own rhythm.

Day 9 : The Tides of Hopewell Rocks

Journey to New Brunswick where you will cruise the waters of Shediac Bay onboard a lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures, as well as the lobster industry. You’ll also indulge in a delicious seafood Highlight Lunch with wine before traveling on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, ultimately making your arrival in the fun hub city of Moncton.

Hotel: Crowne Plaza Moncton
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and wine

Included experiences:
Cruise Shediac Bay Aboard a Private Lobster Boat:
Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a private lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while learning about local lobstering.

Highlight Lunch in Shediac Bay:
Enjoy a fisherman's lobster feast and Highlight Lunch, as you cruise the waters of the bay, taking in the charming scenery and warm Acadian hospitality.

See Hopewell Rocks:
Visit one of the seven wonders of North America, the Bay of Fundy. Featuring the highest tides on earth, 169 billion tons of seawater flow in out of the bay twice a day. It's here that you will see the impressive Hopewell Rocks. These unique rock formations are caused by tidal erosion and stand 40-70 feet tall along the shoreline.

Day 10 : Lively Moncton to Digby

Travel along the Fundy Trail Parkway, which hugs the coast with stunning views in every direction. Board a ferry bound for Digby. Afterwards, head to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa, which overlooks the Bay of Fundy, known for its incredible tides.

Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 11 : Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal

Begin your day by embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime whale watching cruise (weather permitting) on the Bay of Fundy. Move on to the historic town of Annapolis Royal where you'll take a stroll with a costumed interpreter and discover a cultural mosaic of history before returning to your spa resort in Digby. In the evening, meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner featuring the highly prized seafood.

Hotel: Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner and wine

Included experiences:
Experience a Whale Watching Cruise in the Bay of Fundy:
Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to in hopes of spotting rare species of whale while learning about these majestic sea mammals.

Visit the National Historic District in Annapolis Royal with a Costumed Interpreter:
Visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal with help from your Local Expert, a lively costumed interpreter.

Celebration Dinner in Digby:
Meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner par excellence, featuring Digby's famous scallops.

Day 12 : Farewell Halifax-UK

It’s time to wave goodbye to Halifax and your fellow travellers as your trip comes to an end. Stops will be made at Halifax International Airport and The Marriott Harbourfront Halifax for guests wishing to extend their stay. Airport arrival will be at 12:00.

Meals included: Breakfast

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