New Brunswick is ideal for those wanting to get away from the crowds, with charming towns, interesting history and unspoilt coastal scenery. Drive around this friendly province and enjoy a range of different experiences and excursions, from seeing whales breaching in the Bay of Fundy to learning about the fascinating mixture of cultures in the region.
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Taste fresh lobster in Shediac
Shediac, on the west coast of New Brunswick, is known as the 'Lobster Capital of the World' and, as such, is a superb place to sample fresh lobster. There are many fine restaurants serving locally caught lobster, as well as scallops and salmon. If you are visiting in July then try to time your visit with the annual lobster festival, with music, entertainment and a huge lobster banquet for 1,000 people. For the adventurous, board a traditional fishing boat to experience a day in the life of a lobster fisherman. Discover how the lobster is trapped, hauled in and prepared for the return trip, then return to shore to enjoy a feast of flavourful lobster cooked in a traditional outdoor cauldron.
Whale watching in the Bay of Fundy
Home to the largest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy has a rich marine life including finback, minke and humpback whales, porpoises, dolphins and seals. Sea birds also abound off the coastline. Wildlife-watching cruises can be taken from St Andrews with the vessel navigating through the many islands of the West Isles archipelago on the way to the feeding grounds of whales.
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"We have recently returned from our honeymoon in Japan and just wanted to let you know what an absolutely fantastic time we had!
Angela and Adrian Turner"
"The entire Ethiopian experience, coffee making in a small hut, sitting with Gelada baboons in the Simian Mountains, the churches of Lalibela, and the exciting participation in Timkat was an experience not to be missed.
Mrs Suzanne Vincent"
"A good holiday which provided an excellent introduction to Madagascar, in a short space of time. The holiday was well planned, which meant that I was able to see a lot in one week. The tour manager was really excellent - one of the best tour managers I have had on a holiday of this kind.
"Visiting Petra - it was every bit as stunning as expected.
Mrs Stella Maxwell/"
"The sightseeing was fantastic - I really enjoyed this part. The sights really lived up to the expectations I had of it. The guides were very informative and provided an extra dimension to the trip. The hotels were excellent. The tour guides did their jobs well and always arrived on time, which I greatly appreciated.
Mr Khan Ullah"
"I really can't really pick out one moment, all of it was wonderful. Our guide, Tahir, was marvellous. Very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful.
Mrs Christine Gregory"
"Our holiday was all we hoped it would be and more - the standard of hotels and itinerary were superb and a credit to Cox & Kings. Your staff in this country were also most helpful and courteous, so again congratulations.
Mrs Barbara Johnson"
"We have just returned from a wonderful trip to Jordan. The content allowed us an unhurried glimpse into the past. Our guide, Sofian, was knowledgeable, patient and great company, an asset to your organisation. A memorable journey. Thank you.
Mrs Carole Hunt"
"I had a wonderful time on your Classical Greece Tour. It exceeded all my expectations. The itinerary was well thought out and included the most important sites of mainland Greece. The hotels were in excellent positions for exploring the sites and museums. Our tour guide, Marina, was amazing. Her personality was delightful. She was entertaining and her knowledge of the history and mythology of ancient Greece was truly remarkable; her passion for the places we visited brought them to life. It was a truly unforgettable experience. I had the best time ever! Thank you Cox & Kings.
Mrs Jan Enwright"
"There were many highlights on this tour but the tour of Delphi was excellent. With the back drop of the mountains, it was very peaceful and idyllic. The extension in Hydra was brilliant. It was a very relaxing and peaceful island and was ideal way to unwind before the main tour.
Miss Kerri Thomas"
"We cannot fault any part of the holiday, everything ran as smoothly as it could. The accomodation and the tour guide were excellent and we would dearly love to travel with Cox & Kings again. One of the many highlights were the hotels which were stunning, as well as the trip in Ha Long Bay and the attention to detail. Many thanks for the room upgrades and little extras we received in recognition of our wedding anniversary.
Mr and Mrs Keith"
"I have longed to visit Gwalior fort and Bundi town since I saw pictures of both in an Insight guide to India over 20 years ago. Gwalior fort is spectacular - rising above the clean and organised town of Gwalior- it is breathtakingly majestic yet delicately beautiful with its stunning yellow, blue and iridescent turquoise tile work stretching into the distance along the perimeter wall. The interior was a surprise - incredibly well preserved in parts with exquisite carvings and evidence of sophisticated cooling and sound systems. Exceeded expectations! To finally see the romantically beautiful town of Bundi was a dream come true - a secret treasure trove of golden walls housing stunning artwork amidst crumbling ruins, Sadly neglected and in desperate need of Unesco intervention to save one of the most exquisite palace complexes in Rajasthan.
Mrs Julia Mitchell"
"There were several inspirational moments - the obvious one was Petra itself, which didn't disappoint, but there were less obvious ones too; Little Petra was so atmospheric, the drive through Wadi Rum and the Bedouin lunch was excellent but perhaps the most inspirational was witnessing an impromptu dance and exuberant singing by school girls at Jerash, which obviously wasn't planned but give us a real feeling for the wonderful people of Jordan.
Mrs Sharon Snell"
"Walking into and around Petra was truly inspirational - two items of particular note would be the walk up to the 'High Place of Sacrifice' and the first view of 'The Monastery', given it's size and scale and seeing it immediately after a long climb..
Mr Gurpreet Dehal"