Today we depart for a place like no other, North America’s most amazing natural wonders and diverse landscape, offering spectacular unspoiled scenery, cultural attractions, historic towns and villages and modern cities. Overnight in Bangor, ME
Have your PASSPORT ready as we cross the border into Canada. Meet your Tour Director upon arrival at your hotel in Moncton, New Brunswick. This evening, after settling in at your hotel, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today experience one of the Marine Wonders of the World, the Bay of Fundy. At Hopewell Rocks see where the world’s highest tides have gouged four-story sculptures from the cliffs. Walk on the ocean floor at low tide and view the Rocks which look like giant flowerpots. Later today, cross Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island, Canada’s smallest province and enjoy a traditional Maritime Lobster Supper (meat alternative available) before checking into your Charlottetown hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today you are off to explore this beautiful Island. Discover the land made famous by Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables. Experience the striking contrast of Prince Edward Island National Park with its red sand cliffs, rolling dunes and white sand beaches. Dip your toes in the ocean at Cavendish Beach. Also, while in Cavendish, visit the home of Green Gables, the setting for the Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel. Finally, stop at Prince Edward Island Preserves, recognized as Canada’s finest maker of preserves, made primarily from quality Island fruit. The restored 1913 butter factory houses the processing operation where the preserves are made by hand in small batches so as to maintain its consistent high quality. Sample many of their tasty wares and take the opportunity to purchase preserves as a special souvenir. Enjoy a brief city tour of Charlottetown followed by free time to explore on your own. (Breakfast)
Depart Charlottetown this morning and drive to Wood Islands to board the 75-minute ferry to Nova Scotia where you will travel to Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made Baddeck his home. Check into your Baddeck accommodations for a two-night stay. Enjoy Dinner at your hotel tonight. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Today, have your camera ready, you will see why Conde Nast magazine rated Cape Breton one of the top ten most beautiful islands in the world!
The Cabot Trail, named for explorer John Cabot, winds around the rocky splendour of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains meet the sea with unforgettable vista of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline! Enjoy a picnic lunch in the Park. Then, visit the quaint French village of Cheticamp, famous for its “hooked” crafts and Acadian culture. Enjoy Dinner tonight at your hotel. (Breakfast, Box Lunch, Dinner)
Travel back across the Canso Causeway and on to Halifax, the capital city of Nova Scotia, and an overnight stay. Enjoy a brief city tour and learn about the local connection to the Titanic Disaster at Fairview Lawn Cemetery. This evening attend the performance of The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Military bands, pipes, drums, choirs, gymnasts, dancers, military displays and competitions offer the most exciting 2 ½ hours of entertainment ever found under one roof. Overnight in Halifax with Dinner (Breakfast, Dinner)
You are off bright and early this morning to enjoy breakfast at Peggy’s Cove, home of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. There will be time to explore on your own before continuing to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, followed by free time. This afternoon we cross the province to the Annapolis Valley and travel to Digby, where you will spend your last night in the Maritimes along with a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9 – Happy Canada Day!
This morning, following a leisurely Breakfast and bidding farewell to our Canadian Guide, you board the MV Fundy Rose ferry from Digby to Saint John, NB – only a two-hour crossing on this new ferry. Travel through New Brunswick, crossing the Border into the US, we’ll spend tonight, once again, in Bangor Maine. (Breakfast)
Journey home taking with us fond memories of the people you’ve met and the places you’ve seen in the magic of the Maritimes. (Breakfast)
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