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.
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
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
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.
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.
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