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Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces
of Nova Scotia 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 Lord Nelson Hotel. (N)
Day 2: Halifax
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. (N)
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, check in to the Boscawen Inn for
1 night. 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 Wolfville, stopping en route at
the Grand-Pré National Historic Site,
commemorating Acadian settlement and
deportation. The Domaine de Grand Pré
winery is also well worth a visit. Stay 1 night at
the Tattingstone Inn. (B)
Travel over the 13-kilometre-long
Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown on
Prince Edward Island. On arrival, stay 3 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. (B)
Day at leisure to explore the Prince Edward
Island National Park – see sand dunes, beaches
and Green Gables, the fictional home of Anne
Shirley, the character created by Canadian
writer Lucy Maud Montgomery and loved by
millions worldwide. (B)
Take the ferry crossing to Caribou, Nova Scotia then drive to Cape Breton Island, renowned
for its spectacular highlands. Stay at the Silver
Dart Lodge for 3 nights. (N)
Day at leisure to explore the impressive
landscapes along the renowned Cabot Trail.
We recommend visiting Cape Breton Highlands
National Park, a beautiful park with more than
20 walking trails. (N)
This morning, head north to discover the
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site,
an outstanding living museum with the largest
historical reconstruction in North America.
Also visit the Alexander Graham Bell National
Historic Site, a museum dedicated to the life
and inventions of this fascinating man, who
spent his summers in Baddeck. (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 Lord Nelson Hotel. (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.
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 tour
Available from mid-June
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
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YAC2019: 13 Nights