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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and transfer to The Halliburton for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Halifax

Today is at leisure to explore Halifax. (B)

Day 3: Peggy's Cove • Lunenburg

Collect your hire car and drive to Lunenburg, visiting Peggy’s Cove en route – a small coastal village with a famous lighthouse above the granite rock that overlooks the Atlantic. On arrival in Lunenburg, stay for 2 nights at the Mariner King Inn. (B)

Day 4: Lunenburg

Explore the old town of Lunenburg with its colourful historic homes and shops. (B)

Day 5: Annapolis Royal

Cross the peninsula to Annapolis Royal, known for its range of fine inns and galleries. Stay 2 nights at Hillsdale House Hotel. (B)

Day 6: Annapolis Royal

Explore the town or drive to Brier island (approximately 2.5 hours) for a shared whalewatching and seabird cruise* in search of humpback, finback and minke whales found in the nutrient-rich waters of the Bay of Fundy. (B)

Day 7: Wolfville

Follow the coastline to Wolfville. We recommend continuing to visit the Grand-Pré National Historic Site, a park to commemorate Acadian settlement and deportation, before returning to the town. Stay 2 nights at the Tattingstone Inn. (B)

Day 8: Wolfville

Spend the day around the town discovering its array of restaurants and the world’s smallest harbour or take a trip out into wine country to sample some award-winning vintages. (N)

Day 9: Baddeck

Take a leisurely drive north-east to Baddeck, with Truro providing a good place to stop en route. Stay overnight at the Silver Dart Lodge. (N)

Day 10: Ingonish

Drive on to Ingonish, which provides easy access to the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Stay for 2 nights at the Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa. (B)

Day 11: Ingonish

Spend the day exploring the walking trails of Cape Breton Highlands National Park or driving along the Cabot Trail. (N)

Day 12: Liscomb Mills

Travel through picturesque villages on your way to the eastern shores of Nova Scotia, from where you can take a rugged coastal hike or walk alongside Liscomb river. Stay for 1 night at Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre. (N)

Day 13: Halifax • Onward travel

Return your hire car to Halifax airport today and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.


International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings travel consultant.

* Bay of Fundy cruise:

Available from mid-June to September.

Tailor-made travel:

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • The Mariner King Inn
    The Mariner King Inn

    The Mariner King Inn is a historic property located in the heart of the old town of Lunenburg. It is spread over three buildings dating back to 1830. The rooms and suites are split between the buildings, each with period furnishings and modern amenities. The property is just a short walk away from the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Features: 14 rooms, breakfast room, gym, shared lounge area, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: King- or queen-sized bed, television, DVD player, minibar, safe, air conditioning.

  • The Halliburton
    The Halliburton

    The Halliburton is a charming boutique property spread over three heritage townhouses in the centre of Halifax. The historic waterfront is a short stroll away with many small shops nearby. All rooms are traditionally furnished and vary in size, decor and layout; some have wood burning fireplaces while others have a private balcony overlooking the garden courtyard. Features: 29 rooms, restaurant, rooftop terrace, parking, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Keurig coffee machine, iPod-enabled radio, television.

  • Tattingstone Inn
    Tattingstone Inn

    Set on an acre and a half of gardens and lawns, Tattingstone Inn is a registered heritage property built circa 1874. The nine guestrooms are split over three buildings and each have individual and traditional decor complimented with modern amenities including complimentary wireless internet access. Breakfast is included daily but the property does not offer dinner. There are a number of excellent dining options just a short drive from the hotel.

  • Silver Dart Lodge
    Silver Dart Lodge

    Silver Dart Lodge overlooks the Bras d'Or lakes on Cape Breton island. McCurdy's Dining Room serves breakfast and dinner and the large window provide one of the best views in Cape Breton. Guests can walk the scenic trails, kayak on the lakes or make use of the bicycle hire. Features: 90 rooms, outdoor pool, fitness centre, dining room, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Television, hairdryer, coffee & tea facilities, air conditioning.

  • Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
    Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

    On Nova Scotia's eastern shore and overlooking the Liscomb river, Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre offers range of accommodations that are spread throughout a wooded area. The property provides a tranquil natural setting with breathtaking scenery close by. From the onsite riverside dining room, it is possible to dine while looking out at the birds and other wildlife through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Features: 68 rooms, heated indoor pool, sauna, fitness room, tennis court, restaurant. Room amenities: Television, coffee maker, alarm clock, Wi-Fi.

  • Keltic Lodge
    Keltic Lodge

    The upscale Keltic Lodge Resort & Spa is located on a headland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, in the Ingonish area of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. The property has three styles of accommodation with the main lodge and inn providing updated guestrooms and suites, with multi-bedroom cottages also available. Adjacent to the resort is the 18-hole championship Highlands Links Golf Course and the onsite restaurants offer fine-dining experiences.

  • Hillsdale House Inn
    Hillsdale House Inn

    Just minutes from one of the oldest European settlements in the New World, Hillsdale House Inn is a charming bed and breakfast property. The inn is conveniently located in the historic town of Annapolis Royal, a short drive from the Bay of Fundy and a short walk from local restaurants, shops, the King's Theatre and art galleries. The inn offers a combination of Victorian charm and timeless hospitality with modern living and is set on a 4-hectare estate with manicured lawns, stately trees and numerous gardens. The guestrooms are furnished with fine antiques and paintings and feature modern amenities.

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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4-star accommodation
    • 11 days' car hire based on an Intermediate Automatic (Volkswagen Golf or similar, including GPS)
    • Excursions as specified