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Canadian Maritimes: Nova Scotia to Prince Edward Island

9 days |  12 days with St. John’s, Newfoundland extension
9 days |  12 days with St. John’s, Newfoundland extension
Group size1535 travelers
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Bay of Fundy
Halifax Ferry
red house and boat on coast
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Dive into the culture and seaside beauty of the Canadian Maritimes.

Enjoy rural scenery and rugged coastal landscapes as you journey off the beaten path to discover one of Canada’s most storied regions. Uncover immigrant history, fascinating Acadian culture, and the tranquil lifestyles of quaint fishing villages as you get to know Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Picturesque sea views, small-town charm, and a colorful past collide on this breathtaking trip.

Special departures of this itinerary

Fall Foliage

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners with beer or wine
  • 4 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Halifax Public Gardens
  • Sugar Moon Farm
  • Bay of Fundy
  • Confederation Bridge
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Halifax, Nova Scotia2 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Halifax

Welcome to Canada! Transfer to your hotel and get settled in.

Day 2: Peggy's Cove & sightseeing tour of Halifax
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome lunch

Start the day with a scenic drive along the coast before joining a kilted local guide and head out on a sightseeing tour of Halifax, a global city that serves as the capital of Nova Scotia.

  • Admire stunning coastal scenery at Peggy’s Cove, a rural, coastal region in Nova Scotia
  • Gather with your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a welcome lunch
  • Set off on foot to explore the Fairview Lawn Cemetery, where many Titanic victims are buried, and stop at the Victorian-era Halifax Public Gardens (seasonal, early May–mid-November)
  • Enjoy a guided visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which pays homage to the many immigrants who have shaped Canada’s history
  • Stroll along the city’s large natural harbor
Moncton, New Brunswick1 night
Day 3: Moncton via Lunenburg & Sugar Moon Farm
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting

Travel to the city of Moncton, which serves as a major crossroads at the center of the Maritime provinces, making stops en route.

  • Visit the UNESCO-listed port town of Lunenburg and enjoy free time to explore the charming port town
  • Visit Sugar Moon Farm and learn the full process on a tour of the grounds from growing healthy maple trees to harvesting, and producing maple products
  • Enjoy a tasting of the iconic Canadian treat, sugar-on-snow

Continue on to Moncton and enjoy a free evening.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island2 nights
Day 4: Charlottetown via Hopewell Rocks
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, stop for a guided tour of the intriguing rock formations called Hopewell Rocks, located in the Bay of Fundy.

  • Marvel at the power of tidal erosion as you explore Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park
  • Take in views of beaches and covered bridges during a photo stop at Mary’s Point, a sanctuary for shorebird species and home to internationally recognized wetlands
  • Enjoy free time to explore the Bay of Fundy, a natural wonder that boasts the largest tidal change in the world, where you can walk on the ocean floor during low tide

Please note: It’s only possible to walk on the ocean floor during low tide.

Later, cross the Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island.

  • Marvel at this feat of engineering, which crosses the Abegweit Passage and is the longest bridge to span ice-covered water
  • Make your way to Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island and home to a variety of historic buildings

Attend an authentic Acadian cultural show this evening. You'll hear traditional music as you enjoy an included dinner during the interactive experience.

Day 5: Kensington & Cavendish Beach
Included meal: Breakfast

Get to know some of Prince Edward Island’s charming sights on a guided tour.

  • Make a short trip to the town of Kensington, the Heart of Prince Edward Island
  • Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum located on Campbell Farm
  • Explore the property, which served as the inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s famous novel
  • Enter the Confederation Centre of the Arts which celebrates Canada’s origins and evolution through the arts and learning experiences
  • Transfer to Cavendish Beach, which runs for almost five miles along the Gulf of Saint Lawrence
  • Marvel at red dunes and breathe in fresh sea air as you stroll along the boardwalks
Cape Breton Region, Nova Scotia2 nights
Day 6: Transfer to Cape Breton Island
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue on to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. En route, make a brief transfer to Wood Islands, a fishing area on Prince Edward Island. Then, board a ferry to Pictou County, Nova Scotia.

  • Disembark from the ferry in Caribou, a rural area on the Northumberland Strait
  • Stop in the coastal town of Pictou, the first place Scottish immigrants landed in the late 1700s
  • Transfer to the village of Baddeck, located along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake on Cape Breton Island and noted as the starting and ending point of the Cabot Trail
  • Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, which pays homage to the life and work of the famous inventor

Sit down for an included dinner in Baddeck this evening.

Please note: The ferry from Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island to Pictou County, Nova Scotia is seasonal and cannot be guaranteed on all departures.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Join your Tour Director and enjoy a sightseeing tour of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

  • Drive up to Cheticamp, a fishing town located on the Cabot Trail, and enjoy an included lunch
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of oceans and mountains as you journey north along the Cabot Trail through Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Make scenic photo stops at Neil’s Harbour and Ingonish Beach as you drive through the park
Halifax Region, Nova Scotia1 night
Day 8: Halifax Region via Millbrook Heritage Centre & the Grand-Pré National Historic Site
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Drive back to mainland Nova Scotia, making several stops along the way.

  • Visit the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre, a museum dedicated to the Mi'kmaq People
  • Take time to explore the various exhibits showcasing First Nation music, art, lifestyle, and more through a mixture of interactive and multi-sensory exhibits
  • Enter the UNESCO-listed Grand-Pré National Historic Site to learn about Acadian history along the way.

Later, marvel at beautiful coastal scenery as you continue on to the Halifax region. Then, celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers at a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 9: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay to visit St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Extension to St. John’s, Newfoundland
St. John’s one of the oldest cities in North America, but this scenic port city still boasts a decidedly modern vibe. After a short flight, set out on a sightseeing tour to discover this delightfully distinct Canadian capital.
St. John's, Newfoundland3 nights
Day 9: Flight to St. John’s
Included meal: Breakfast

Fly to St. John’s, the capital of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Day 10: Sightseeing tour of St. John’s
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a panoramic bus tour of St. John’s today.

  • Pass Government House and the mid-19th-century Basilica of St. John the Baptist
  • Take in stunning views of the city during a photo stop at Signal Hill, which is surrounded by 17th-century fortifications and is the site of Cabot Tower
  • Transfer to Cape Spear, the most easterly point in North America, and walk along a stunning cliffside trail to the Cape Spear Lighthouse

Spend free time in St. John’s or add an excursion.

Quidi Vidi Village & Brewery

From $49 per person

Day 11: Free day in St. John’s
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in St. John’s.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

Newfoundland Whale Watching Cruise

From $125 per person

Flight Home
Day 12: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    6/21/24 by 1st-time traveler Cindy

    5 out of 5 stars

    Great music, food and friends
    6/7/24 by 2nd-time traveler Beth Anne

    Warwick was the best tour guide anyone could have - hd made the king bus rides fun with music, snacks and laughter! He was knowledgeable and the stops were unforgettable- as was the seafood!

    5 out of 5 stars

    Trip of the Maritime Provinces
    6/21/24 by 7th-time traveler Phyllis

    Warwick was very knowledgeable of the locations we were going to. We got a good tour of the region.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Hotel Halifax
    Hotel Halifax

    This harbourside hotel is located in downtown Halifax. Guests enjoy the indoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Nearby you'll find the wa...

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    Amsterdam Inn & Suites
    Amsterdam Inn & Suites

    This homey hotel is located in the Moncton neighborhood. Guests enjoy conference and banquet facilities, a morning newspaper, and high-speed WiFi. Nea...

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    The Hotel on Pownal
    The Hotel on Pownal

    This modern hotel is located in downtown Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. Guests enjoy a fitness center, lounge, and free Wi-Fi. Nearby, you’ll ...

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    Inverary Resort
    Inverary Resort

    This cozy hotel is located on Cape Breton Island. Guests enjoy a fitness center, pool, and spa. Nearby, you’ll find the property's lake and water acti...

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    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax Airport
    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Halifax Airport

    This comfortable hotel is located in Halifax. Guests enjoy the indoor saltwater pool, snack bar, and spacious rooms, all conveniently located next to ...

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    Courtyard by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland
    Courtyard by Marriott St. John's Newfoundland

    This relaxing hotel is located in downtown St. John's. Guests enjoy the fitness center, on-site restaurant, and spacious rooms. Nearby you'll find Cab...

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