Enchanting Canadian Maritime 10 Cities Tour

11 days and 10 cities.

Days

Eleven Days

From

$5,000

Journey Type

Land

Best Time of the Year

April – Oct.

Highlights

  • Fairview Burial Ground- best known as the resting place for more than 100 victims of the RMS Titanic.
  • Tour the city of Halifax, Charlottetown, Lunenburg, Cruise Shediac Bay, Prince Edward Island, Green Gables House, Hopewell Rocks, and Peggy’s Cove. 
  • Travel in a luxury van or SUV. Stay in hand-picked hotels. All portage and local charges are included.
  • Entry to activities and sights are included in the itinerary.
  • All meals included.

Cities & Landmarks

  • Halifax
  •  Fairview Burial Ground
  • Charlottetown,
  • Lunenburg
  • Shediac Bay
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Green Gables Home
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Peggy’s Cove

Ready to drop anchor and explore the remarkable region of Canada? With a taste of salt from the ocean on your lips and a cool Atlantic breeze at your back, explore the wind-swept ocean cliffs, the picturesque villages set by the sea and take in the beauty that is unique to this area. 

Itinerary 

DAY 1 – ARRIVE HALIFAX

Welcome to Halifax. Here you will be able to immerse yourself in the rich maritime history. We will meet at the hotel at 6 pm with your travel director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception.

Day 2

This day will start with a visit to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. Afterward, visit some of the sights of this lively port town. Visit the burial site where over 100 Titanic Victims were laid to rest. Next visit the Halifax Public Gardens for a Victorian-era oasis. Finish at the great provincial capital bastion and gaze at the colorful mansard roofs and various sidewalk cafes. The rest of the day is up to you and whatever sparks your interests. You can shop at some of the local shops or ask us, and we would be happy to chauffeur you to your next destination. That evening you will visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada. The large ironstone and granite building hosts animators in period costume. Their animated characters bring 1863 Halifax to life! You will be led through Alexander Keith’s elaborate brewhouse and gin mill, followed by a regional Maritime tavern fare. 

Day 3 – Halifax – Baddeck

Start this day off at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre and Mi’kmaq Museum. Celebrate the rich heritage and hear the legends. A native Glooscap guide will escort you through the museum. Hear first-hand accounts of their trials, tribulations, and triumphs. Next off to Cape Breton Island! We will drive over the Canso Causeway and visit the unique mix of French Canadian and Gaelic culture and traditions. We will end in the village of Baddeck and have dinner and a show. 

Day 4 – Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail

Nova Scotia has a robust history of Gaelic traditions and culture. Following the Cabot path at Cape Breton, find the exquisite pure and natural beauty of one of the most scenic drives. Keep a lookout for native wildlife (whales, moose or eagle) as you travel along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a light lunch with panoramic scenic views. Take a sailing cruise with Bras d’Or Lake Captain John and watch as he commands bald eagles to his side. Next visit Alexander Graham Bell’s summer mansion. Relax and enjoy an unforgettable sailing adventure.

DAY 5 – BADDECK – WOOD ISLANDS FERRY – CHARLOTTETOWN

Visit the Gaelic school, a Cultural Insight, and learn the way it’s served to market Gaelic culture and traditions in Nova Scotia. Afterward, follow breathless Cape Breton and also the Cabot path, one amongst the world’s most scenic drives. Keep an eye out for moose and the American eagle as you travel in search of whales within the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. On the way back to Baddeck, eat a light lunch with scenic views to enjoy. See Alexander Graham Bell’s summer mansion, and also the stunning Baddeck bound. Join us for a sailing experience as unique and unforgettable as Cape Breton’s Bras d’Or Lakes. Approx. Duration: one hour

Day 6 – Charlottetown Sightseeing

You will join an area specialist today for an in-depth insider’s tour of Edward Antony Richard Louis Island. Start this adventure and the Island Park with dunes surrounded with softly waving grass and impalpable red rock interfaces. In Cavendish, visit Green Gables House, the home that inspired the classic book, Anne of Green Gables. In the evening, you will be a guest of the homeowners of the Pie Preserve Company for a delicious meal including indigenous cooking and a real Edward Antony Louis Island welcome. 

Day 7 – Charlottetown

Enjoy the Confederation Centre of the Arts with a musical in the heart of Charlottetown. You can watch as fresh mussels are harvested, cleaned, cooked, and served alongside a large freshly caught Lobster. Add a salad and a roll, and you have a traditional Island lobster supper! All of this and a charming setting.

Day 8 – Charlottetown – Shediac Bay – Hopewell Rocks – Saint John

Crossing back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge. (8-mile engineering marvel) We will be heading to Shediac Bay. Your native specialist, skilled in all thing’s lobster, will serve a traditional lunch on board a boat. (weather permitting) You will then proceed towards Hopewell Rocks. These unique pots have formed by years of erosion. Arrive in Saint John’s this night. 

Day 9 – Saint John – Digby – Lunenburg

Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding the ferry that crosses the Bay of Funday arriving in Digby. Later that day, head for the Southern coast of Nova Scotia in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Day 10 – Lunenburg Sightseeing

Lunenburg, settled by the British, is a testament to the city’s matchless identity. This morning, we’ll have an in-depth visit to Lunenburg, the most effective surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. Some of the remarkable homes go back to the eighteenth century. Next visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Spend some time and see the interactive exhibits, the fish tank, and explore the decks and passageways of real ships. The rest of the day is yours, spend it visiting local shops or galleries. There is a Farewell Dinner that night at the local eatery. 

Day 11 – Lunenburg – Peggy’s Cove – Depart Halifax

Breathe in the fresh ocean air on St. Margaret’s Bay at Peggy’s Cove. Take a last look and enjoy the scenery that painters and photographers have immortalized. You will go on to Halifax Stanfield International Airport. You can also choose to stay a little longer in Halifax.  

All hotel stays are booked as available for the season.