Landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes
The word ‘idyllic’ barely captures the true beauty of Canada’s Maritime provinces. On this twelve-day tour, you’ll encounter windswept coastlines, gorgeous fishing communities, indigenous villages and, yes, even a humpback whale or two. Explore one of the world’s most scenic destinations on the Cabot trail. Climb aboard a real lobster boat and experience the life of a working New Brunswick fisherman. Then cosy up at the end of the day in some of the region’s luxury hotels. This is a travel experience that will warm your soul. Take some time for yourself in Maritime Canada.
DAY 1 Welcome to Halifax
Arrive in Halifax. A mix of sea breezes and cultural charms, you’ve arrived in your quintessential maritime destination. You’ll be picked up from Halifax International Airport and taken to your downtown hotel, where you can relax next to the waterfront before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.
DAY 2 Sightseeing and Relaxation in Halifax
DAY 3 Historic Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove
DAY 4 Cape Breton Island and Blooming Baddeck
DAY 5 The Natural Beauty of the Cabot Trail
DAY 6 Baddeck and Charlottetown
DAY 7 Prince Edward Island Sightseeing
DAY 8 Flavours of Charlottetown
DAY 9 The Tides of Hopewell Rocks
DAY 10 Lively Moncton to Digby
DAY 11 Delightful Digby and Annapolis Royal
DAY 12 Farewell Halifax
About this trip
See 9 cities and 1 country
June to September
4 Dinner with Wine, 11 Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 1 Lunch with Wine
All transport shown
Halifax: Delve into Halifax’s nautical history at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, where your Local Expert will engage you in stories of key historic events, including the Halifax Explosion and the tragic sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
Lunenburg: Journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lunenburg and meet a Local Expert for a walking tour. Hear tales of the fishing industry’s impact on the region before visiting scenic Peggy’s Cove.
Baddeck: In Baddeck, embark on a picturesque boat cruise across Bras d’Or Lake with your fellow travellers (weather permitting). Sail aboard the Amoeba, a 67ft staysail Schooner that has been gracing the Baddeck Harbour for 30 years. Enjoy an entertaining and educational tour of the Bras d’Or Lakes, where our crew will provide an authentic sailing experience.
Baddeck: Immerse yourself in a unique experience at The Gaelic College, devoted to the study and preservation of the Gaelic and Celtic cultures. Learn about the tradition of fabric milling and see a kilt-making demonstration in action.
Baddeck: Go behind the scenes with a Local Expert at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic site to unravel the stories behind one of history’s most influential members.
Prince Edward Island National Park: Discover picturesque Prince Edward Island with a Local Expert before heading on to Cavendish. Here you’ll visit the Green Gables House, the fabled home that provided inspiration for L.M. Montgomery’s children’s classic, “Anne of Green Gables.”
Prince Edward Island: Head on a lighthouse tour and enjoy a wine tasting.
Shediac: Cruise the waters of Shediac Bay aboard a private lobster boat (weather permitting) and get a glimpse into the fascinating world of these sea creatures while learning about local lobstering.
Shediac: Travel on to Hopewell Rocks on the shores of the bay, before checking into our hotel in Moncton. The Bay of Fundy is one of 7 wonders of North America. The highest tides on earth, the rarest whales in the world, semi-precious minerals and dinosaur fossils. Twice each day, 160 billion tons of seawater flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy – more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers. Hopewell Rocks, also called “Flowerpots Rocks, are rock formations caused by tidal erosion and stand 40-70 feet tall. They are located on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
Digby: Embark on a whale watching cruise (weather permitting) to in hopes of spotting rare species of whale while learning about these majestic sea mammals.
The Bressenden difference
Experience the fun and hospitality of a traditional Ceilidh (pronounced “kay-lee) at your resort. Join local musicians and engage in an evening of song, dance and storytelling for a unique insight into Acadian culture.
Visit the scenic National Historic District and learn about the cultural heritage of Annapolis Royal with help from your Local Expert, a lively costumed interpreter.
Choose between three carefully selected activities in Halifax
Choose a visit to the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site while exploring the history of the fortress and the soldiers who were stationed there.
Choose a visit to the Maud Lewis Gallery and see the artist’s famous painted house, which was carefully restored and conserved by the Federal Department of Canadian Heritage.
Choose a visit to the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which aims to inspire Canadians to explore the country’s relationship with immigration and encourages a more open conversation on a national scale.
Baddeck: In the evening, experience warm hospitality and Cape Breton-style home cooking at your waterfront hotel.
Shediac: Enjoy a fisherman’s lobster feast and Highlight Lunch, as you cruise the waters of the bay, taking in the charming scenery and warm Acadian hospitality.
Digby: Meet a former scallop fisherman for a culinary demonstration and Celebration Dinner par excellence, featuring Digby’s famous scallops.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Stop at the Abegweit Mi’kmaq Nation, the indigenous community living on Prince Edward Island. You will be greeted by Chief Junior Young and taken on a guided tour of the reserve. Learn about the community’s projects aimed at developing new skills for the indigenous community. You will then be invited to partake in a Smudging Ceremony, designed to bring positive energy, and will learn about the Seven Teachings, the indigenous principles in the collaboration towards restoration of indigenous cultural values, beliefs, and practices that were forbidden by the government in 1885.
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
Low deposits – Booking protected.
STAYS WITH STORIES
Stay at highly rated hotels in desirable locations offering superb service, superior rooms with comfy beds to rest in.
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