Maritimes Explorer

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Maritimes Explorer

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Today, we are shuttled to Toronto Pearson Airport for our flight to Halifax. We overnight in the city of Halifax for three nights.

Day 2 Halifax, Nova Scotia

After breakfast, we take you on a tour of Halifax. You’ll learn of the Halifax Explosion and other significant events of the city’s history. The afternoon is at leisure to stroll the beautiful waterfront, visit Pier 21 the Immigration Museum or grab a bite to eat in one of the local eateries. Gather together for an included Dinner this evening! (B,D)

Day 3 Halifax, Nova Scotia

This morning we visit famous Peggy's Cove and enjoy Breakfast facing the Lighthouse. Then a visit to the Fisheries Museum in Lunenburg, where we come face to face with the culture of Atlantic Canada, before returning to Halifax. (B)

Day 4 Sydney, Nova Scotia

Leaving Halifax after breakfast, we travel to Cape Breton Island via the Canso Causeway. This afternoon we visit the Fortress of Louisbourg. Here a local guide takes us back in time to the year 1744 for a tour of one of Canada’s largest National historic sites. We check into our hotel in Sydney and enjoy an included dinner this evening. (B,D)

Day 5 Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Today we enjoy the famous scenic Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, with picture stops and a picnic Lunch enroute. (B,L)

Day 6 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Cape Breton Island was the summer home of Alexander Graham Bell. This morning we include a visit to the Museum that honours this famous inventor. Here you will also discover why he fell in love with Cape Breton. Later we travel to Caribou and board our ferry to Wood Islands to cruise across the Northumberland Strait to P.E.I., the traditional way of travel to and from the Island. This evening we have included another amazing Lobster Dinner, where you can again practice your new methods to break apart this great meal! (B,D)

Day 7 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Following breakfast, we begin with a tour of Historic Charlottetown before we tour Prince Edward Island with its’ quaint fishing villages, Cavendish, the home of Anne of Green Gables and Anne’s Museum and the PEI Preserve Co. Late afternoon we return to Charlottetown. Balance of afternoon and evening on your own. (B)

Day 8 Fredericton, New Brunswick

This morning we first leave P.E.I. via the Confederation Bridge. Spanning a length of over 12 km this bridge is truly an amazing engineering marvel. Then we take time to visit Hopewell Rocks, where you can view the effects of the highest tides in the world. Continuing along the shores of the Bay of Fundy, you will pass dyked farmlands and small communities before entering Fundy National Park. Tonight we are in Fredericton, our home for the next 2 nights. (B)

Day 9 Fredericton, New Brunswick

We begin the day with a guided city tour of the New Brunswick capital, which is also home to the University of New Brunswick. Then we visit Kings Landing, a recreated Loyalist settlement of the 1800’s where demonstrations of Butter Churning, sheep shearing, nail forging and more, take us back in time. An authentic Lunch included. Once back in Fredericton the afternoon is free to enjoy a boat cruise on the Saint John River, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery or one of the many other suggestions from your Tour Director. (B,L)

Day 10 Home

All too soon our discovery of the Maritimes must come to an end. We depart for the airport and catch our flight from Fredericton to Toronto, where you will be met and shuttled back to your departure point. Thank you for joining us!