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ATLANTIC CANADA & NEWFOUNDLAND

 

SEPT 8 - 23
16 days
TWIN $4575 +$120 TAX + $181.95 GST
   
SINGLE $5975 + $120 TAX +$252.95 GST

Discover the spectacular scenery, historic landmarks, quaint fishing villages
and friendly people of Canada’s eastern provinces.

Begin your journey...
by exploring historical Halifax and scenic Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia. Stop at Hopewell Cape the location of the highest tides in the world, view the Reversing Rapids, visit St. Andrews by the Sea and experience Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick. Cross Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island where you find miles of beaches and the best lobster dinners. Enjoy a free day in the beautiful historic city of Charlottetown before returning to Nova Scotia by ferry where we drive along the coast to Cape Breton Island. Travel the scenic Cabot Trail, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and see the Fortress of Louisbourg before boarding the ferry to Newfoundland. Follow the Viking Trail to Gros Morne National Park, a World Heritage Site and a land of magnificent fjord-like lakes and grand vistas. Your journey continues across the heart of the island. Visit the interesting town of Trinity and Cable Station Provincial Historic Site at Heart’s Content as you journey to the capital, St. John’s. Corner Brook
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DAY 1 HOME CITIES to HALIFAX: (2 nights)
Your Exciting Holiday begins as you board your jet and fly to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Upon arrival, a complimentary AIRPORT TRANSFER will be provided to your centrally- located hotel for a two-night stay. This evening features an informal WELCOME RECEPTION.

2 HALIFAX:
This morning a GUIDED TOUR including the historic CITADEL introduces you to Atlantic Canada's largest city. Later, enjoy an interesting visit to the CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION at PIER 21, where you have a chance to research the arrival of your ancestors to this beautiful country. Pier 21 was the entry point for 1.5 million immigrants, war brides, displaced people, evacuee children and Canadian military personnel from 1928-1971. The call of the ocean and the beauty of the sea will lure you to PEGGY’S COVE for a late afternoon visit and optional meal. With its lighthouse sitting on a massive granite ledge, this cove is a mecca for artists and photographers. Return to Halifax for overnight.

3 HALIFAX to SAINT JOHN
This morning enjoy a tour of the ANNE MURRAY CENTRE in Springhill, Nova Scotia, hometown of Canada’s famous “snowbird”. Enter New Brunswick and stop at HOPEWELL CAPE, the location of the highest tides in the world. View the Flower Pot Rocks carved by the Fundy tides. These peculiar formations are forested islands at high tide and resemble flower pots at low tide. Travel through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK and arrive in Canada’s Loyalist City, Saint John for overnight.

4 SAINT JOHN to FREDERICTON:
This morning view the REVERSING RAPIDS where the Bay of Fundy tides force the Saint John River to reverse direction. Travel to ST. ANDREWS BY THE SEA, for a visit to Canada’s first seaside resort. Stroll through the historic streets and shop for handicrafts and woollens. Also view a number of homes steeped in the history of the area. Continue to Fredericton for overnight.

5 FREDERICTON to CHARLOTTETOWN: (3 nights)
Your morning drive through the rolling hills and dairy region of New Brunswick brings you to MAGNETIC HILL in Moncton where vehicles coast uphill, or seem to! Visit the fishing village of SHEDIAC for a photo opportunity with the WORLD’S LARGEST LOBSTER. Cross the Northumberland Strait arriving on Prince Edward Island via CONFEDERATION BRIDGE. This fixed crossing replaced the ferries which had been the main mode of transportation for almost a century. Tonight experience a true “island” tradition as our guests at a HOSTED LOBSTER DINNER (meal option available).

6 CHARLOTTETOWN:
With a LOCAL GUIDE see the UNIQUE SIGHTS OF THE ISLAND including GREEN GABLES HERITAGE PLACE, CAVENDISH BEACH and CHARLOTTETOWN. This evening choose to be entertained at Confederation Centre of the Arts by Charlottetown’s Canadian Classic Anne of Green Gables – The Musical, or relax on your own.

7 CHARLOTTETOWN:
A FREE DAY to enjoy historic Charlottetown! Choose to follow the signs and storyboards of ‘tales of old’ while exploring historic Great George Street or watch for cruise ships while wandering the waterfront of Confederation Landing Park. Tickle your taste buds with one of many local flavours along the way.

8 CHARLOTTETOWN to BADDECK (2 nights):
Travel to Wood Islands to board the FERRY to Caribou on the Nova Scotia mainland. Drive across the Strait of Canso – the deepest causeway in the world onto Cape Breton Island. Continue to the resort town of Baddeck nestled along the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes for a two-night stay. Prior to arriving at your hotel, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM to see the many exhibits of this famous inventor who spent much of his life on Cape Breton Island.

9 BADDECK:
The spectacular scenery of Cape Breton Island unfolds during a circle tour of the CABOT TRAIL. Enjoy picture stops and a PICNIC LUNCH as you travel through CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK with its coastal mountain peaks, quaint seaports and rugged coastlines.

10 BADDECK to SYDNEY:
This morning enjoy a visit to the late Singer/Songwriter RITA MACNEIL’S TEA ROOM in Big Pond. Later, step back in time to the year 1744 and experience the French FORTRESS OF LOUISBOURG. This afternoon enjoy a visit to the late Singer/Songwriter RITA MACNEIL’S TEA ROOM in Big Pond. Enjoy a DRIVING TOUR of Sydney on the way to your hotel for overnight.

11 SYDNEY via FERRY to CORNER BROOK:
Board the MARINE ATLANTIC FERRY at North Sydney for a six-hour crossing to Newfoundland. Dock at Port aux Basques and continue to Corner Brook.

12 CORNER BROOK to GANDER:
Travel north to GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, designated a World Heritage Site. Discover some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. The steep cliffs, deep lakes and quaint fishing villages are a photographer’s dream. Tour the park’s DISCOVERY CENTRE overlooking spectacular Bonne Bay and enjoy lunch in Woody Point. Continue to Gander an important re-fuelling stop for military aircraft crossing the Atlantic Ocean during World War II, and again during the events of 9/11.

13 GANDER to BONAVISTA to CLARENVILLE:
This morning we leave the Trans-Canada Highway and travel east to the interesting town of BONAVISTA. Visit Provincial Historic sites which interpret the his tory of the fishery and its impact on early life in this province. Enjoy lunch in a beautiful waterfront setting before travelling through the most easterly of Canada’s national parks, TERRA NOVA NATIONAL PARK, on the way to Clarenville for overnight. This evening you are treated to a SCREECH-IN CEREMONY, the traditional “Newfoundland Welcome”.

14 CLARENVILLE to ST. JOHN'S (2 nights) :
Continue on the Trans-Canada Highway and travel east to the Avalon Peninsula. Drive through Heart’s Delight and Heart’s Desire to the small town of Heart’s Content. Visit the Heart’s Content CABLE STATION PROVINCIAL HISTORIC SITE, where the first trans-atlantic cable was landed in 1866. Then travel through the villages of Carbonear and Harbour Grace to St. John’s, the provincial capital, for a two-night stay. Drive the Avalon Peninsula to CAPE SPEAR, home of the oldest lighthouse in the province and the most easterly point on the continent. From here you are closer to the British Isles than from anywhere else in North America.

15 ST. JOHN’S:
This morning a GUIDED CITY TOUR will introduce you to one of the oldest European settlements in North America. The rest of the day is free to shop and sightsee on your own. This evening we invite you to a HOSTED FAREWELL DINNER, the perfect finale to a memorable touring adventure.

16 ST. JOHN’S to HOME CITIES:
Your journey comes to an end. Arrival time at St. John’s Airport is planned for 11:00 a.m. to allow for early afternoon flights.




 




 

 

 

 
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