Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. This leisurely itinerary explores the individual charms of each region, including opportunities to explore national parks, search for wildlife, stroll around coastal towns and discover historic sites.
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Arrive into Halifax in the province of Nova Scotia and collect your hire car. Stay 2 nights at The Halliburton. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore Halifax, a city that combines both modern and heritage buildings, and has one of the world’s largest natural harbours. We recommend pre-booking a city tour to visit the Citadel National Historic Site and the Victorian public gardens. For more information, please contact one of our Canada tour consultants. (B)
Drive to Lunenburg visiting Peggy’s Cove en route, a small coastal village with houses built right into the granite rock. On arrival in Lunenburg, stay overnight at the Mariner King Inn. During the afternoon we recommend exploring the Unesco-listed old town of this delightful fishing village. (B)
Cross the peninsula to the quaint seaside town of Annapolis Royal. En route, we suggest visiting
Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, renowned for its wilderness of lakes and rivers. Stay 2 nights at Hillsdale House Hotel. (B)
Drive to Brier island (approximately 2.5 hours) for a shared whale-watching cruise* in search of the vast array of marine wildlife found in the nutrient-rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. (B)
Drive to Digby this morning and cross the Bay of Fundy by car ferry to St Andrews in the province of New Brunswick. On arrival, stay 2 nights at The Algonquin Resort. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore St Andrewsby-the-Sea. Highlights of the coastal town include Minister’s Island, the Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre and the award-winning Kingsbrae Garden. (N)
Drive east today to Shediac, known locally as the ‘lobster capital of the world’. En route, we suggest visiting Magnetic Hill winery or the interesting rock formations at Hopewell Rocks, where the power of the sea in the Bay of Fundy is most evident as it experiences the highest tides in the world. On arrival in Shediac, stay overnight at Maison Tait House. (N)
Travel over the 13-km-long Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. On arrival, stay 2 nights at The Great George. (B)
Spend the day exploring Charlottetown. We recommend visiting Province House National Historic Site, where the meetings were held that led to the formation of Canada in 1867. Alternatively, drive north to Prince Edward Island National Park for a walk along the sand dunes and beaches. (B)
Return to Nova Scotia today, crossing the Northumberland Strait by car ferry and
continuing to Cape Breton island. On arrival at the bustling village of Baddeck, stay 2 nights at Inverary Resort. (B)
The day is at leisure to explore the surrounding landscapes with the renowned Cabot Trail easily accessible from here. We recommend visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a beautiful park with more than 20 walking trails. (N)
Return to Halifax today, travelling along the scenic Bras d’Or Lakes drive to the Canso Causeway. On arrival in Halifax, stay overnight at The Halliburton. (N)
Return your hire car to the airport today and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Available from mid-June to September.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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YAC2018: 13 Nights