Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island - A Tauck Escorted Tour
Scenic landscapes, savoury lobster, whale-watching and private Tauck evenings highlight this Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia travel adventure. Whale-watch at Digby Neck on the Bay of Fundy. Attend a Tauck Exclusive private dinner and tour at the Halifax Citadel, and a private reception and dinner at Pier 21 National Historic Site. Choose a walking tour of historic Lunenburg or a visit to a fisheries museum. Learn all about the Digby Scallop and its harvesting during a special presentation in Digby, watch history come alive at the Habitation at Port-Royal, and tour the P.E.I. farmhouse where the popular novel Anne of Green Gables was set.
Price per person includes:
Return flights from UK to Halifax
Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
7 nights superior accommodation in sought after locations
TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – private dinner and tour at the Citadel National Historic Site in Halifax
Private Tauck reception & dinner at Pier 21, introducing the history of Canadian immigration
Choice of guided visits to historic Lunenburg or to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
A fisherman’s presentation on the history of the world-famous Digby Scallop
Travel by ferry to Prince Edward Island & across the Continental Bridge to New Brunswick
A visit to explore the stunning coastline of Prince Edward Island National Park
16 meals (7 breakfast, 4 lunches & 5 dinners)
All service charges, gratuities to local guides, admission fees, taxes and & porterage
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Day 1 : Tour begins in Halifax
Tour starts at 5:30 PM at The Prince George Hotel. A transfer is included from Halifax International Airport to the Prince George Hotel. Kick off a week of exciting P.E.I. and Nova Scotia travel in Halifax with a welcome reception at Pier 21, Gateway to Canada, which features exhibits chronicling 20th-century Canadian immigration and the poignant multi-media production, In Canada.
Meals: Dinner Hotel: The Prince George Hotel
Day 2 : Lunenburg and pretty Peggy's Cove
Your Nova Scotia travel kicks into high gear with an excursion from Halifax along the rugged Atlantic coast to the fishing village of Lunenburg, renowned for its rich shipbuilding and maritime legacy; established in the 18th century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the best surviving examples of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. You have a choice of sightseeing today - see the village's 18th- and 19th-century timber-built houses on a walking tour, or visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - housed in historic waterfront buildings - to gain insights into the Maritimes' seafaring heritage. Also visit Mahone Bay and Peggy's Cove, another picturesque fishing town, before returning to Halifax for an evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Hotel: The Prince George Hotel
Day 3 : Historic Halifax & an exclusive evening at the Citadel
After an entire day spent exploring Nova Scotia's provincial capital and the largest city in the Maritimes as you please, join us this evening for a Tauck Exclusive - a private tour and dinner at Halifax's venerable Citadel National Historic Site, a witness to 300 years of history offering spectacular views of the city and its celebrated harbour.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: The Prince George Hotel
Day 4 : Prince Edward Island
Bid a temporary goodbye to Nova Scotia as you ride a ferry to lovely Prince Edward Island. You'll be mesmerized immediately by many miles of beaches and rich farmland in the interior. After lunch, arrive in the provincial capital of Charlottetown for a two-night stay; visit Founders' Hall and its exhibits showcasing Canada's history, and settle in at your hotel just steps from Old Charlottetown's boardwalk and Peake's Wharf.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Hotel: Delta Prince Edward
Day 5 : Greenwich Peninsula & Green Gables
Following a morning at leisure in Charlottetown, set out to discover the fragile sand dune habitat on Greenwich Peninsula, and view the wildlife-rich salt marshes and dramatic bluffs along the coast at Prince Edward Island National Park. You'll find yourself immersed in local culture later in the day as you visit the Green Gables House, the old farmhouse immortalized in Lucy Maud Montgomery's cherished 1908 novel, Anne of Green Gables. Tonight, cap a very special day by digging into a traditional lobster dinner - a must-have experience on Prince Edward Island.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Hotel: Delta Prince Edward
Day 6 : History lives at Port-Royal & the Habitation
Your Nova Scotia travel resumes today as you depart Prince Edward Island, cross the Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick then return to Nova Scotia once again. Explore colonial life here in the early 17th century as recreated by costumed interpreters and artisan demonstrations at Port-Royal National Historic Site and the Habitation, a reconstruction of one of North America's earliest European settlements. Continue on to a two-night stay in Digby; your hotel was built in 1929 and overlooks the Annapolis Basin and the Bay of Fundy.
Get a close-up look at nature's wonders during an excursion to wildlife-rich Digby Neck, a long peninsula on the Bay of Fundy offering world-renowned whale and bird watching; keep an eye peeled for finback, minke, humpback whales and lots of seals, drawn to the bay's abundant plankton. Back at your resort in Digby, pursue what interests you most in the afternoon, then join us to celebrate a memorable Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia travel experience at this evening's farewell dinner, which includes a special presentation revealing insights on the history and harvesting of the famous - and quite delectable - Digby Scallop.
As you head back to Halifax for your journey home, wind your way through Nova Scotia's rich Annapolis Valley farmland to visit Grand-Pré National Historic Site, where the British deported the French Acadians in 1755; the incident inspired Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poem, Evangeline. This is the end of your tour, however your adventure doesn't have to end here. Perhaps you may want to extend your stay and explore more of Canada and visit its cities such as Ottawa or Toronto or maybe head over to New York City for some shopping and sightseeing.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island tour.