Scenic Baddeck, vibrant Halifax and cultural Charlottetown are just three of the highlights on this trip, which showcases the traditions, people and landscapes of the Canadian Maritimes.You'll enjoy Insider moments like… learning the traditions and skill behind the fine art of lobstering with a local fisherman, who reveals the techniques passed down through generations, before a delicious meal of freshly caught lobster.
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Start the day with a guided visit of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and acquaint yourself with Nova Scotia's maritime heritage. Next, join your Local Specialist for an exploration of this sparkling port city. Travel to the local cemetery, where many of the Titanic victims were laid to rest before a visit to the Victorian-era inspired Halifax Public Gardens and the bustling harbourfront. End at the massive Halifax Citadel, formerly one of the principal naval bases of the British Empire. The rest of the day is at leisure to pursue your own interests until this evening when you visit one of the oldest breweries in Canada, located in a massive ironstone and granite building for a Cultural Insight. Animators in period costume and character bring 1863 Halifax to life in song and story as they lead you through Alexander Keith's beautifully detailed brew house and taproom, followed by a Regional Meal dinner of traditional Maritimes pub fare and the best brews.
Visit The Gaelic College, a Cultural Insight, and learn how it is helping to promote Gaelic culture and traditions in Nova Scotia. Afterwards, get a taste of true natural beauty as you travel along breathtaking Cape Breton and the Cabot Trail, one of the world's most scenic drives. Keep an eye out for moose and bald eagle as you travel in search of whales in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. On the way back to Baddeck, enjoy a light lunch with scenic views.
Join a Local Specialist today for an insider's tour of Prince Edward Island. Begin your exploration at Prince Edward Island National Park with its sand dunes festooned with gently waving beach grass and striking red sandstone cliffs that inspired the beloved children’s classic Anne of Green Gables. Step back in time as we visit the grounds of the historic Shaw’s Hotel, a National Historic Site of Canada. During your visit you will step back in time to a simpler way of life. Connect with Locals and meet your host, before settling in for a Be My Guest lunch with influences from the land and sea, surrounded by the beauty of Brackley Bay
Cross back over the Northumberland Strait via the Confederation Bridge, an eight-mile-long engineering wonder. Once in New Brunswick, head onto the waters of Shediac Bay where you meet your Local Specialist, an expert on all things lobstering. Enjoy a delicious Regional Meal lunch of lobster served local style aboard the boat (weather permitting). Then, get out your Guinness Book of World Records as you join another Local Specialist to visit the magnificently eroded Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, site of the world's highest tides. Arrive in Saint John this evening.
Board a ferry for the crossing of the Bay of Fundy and arrive in Digby. Continue on to Annapolis Royal, a beautiful community nestled in the Annapolis Valley, originally inhabited by a strong Mi'kmaq community that in 1605 became home to some of North America's earliest European settlers. Head for the South Coast of Nova Scotia and arrive in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This morning, join a Local Specialist for an in-depth visit of Lunenburg, the best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement in North America. The inhabitants have managed to safeguard the city's identity for centuries by preserving the wooden architecture of the houses, some that date back to the 18th century. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you have time to browse through the interactive exhibits, aquarium and explore the decks and passageways of real ships. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before a Farewell Dinner this evening at the hotel.
This morning, breathe in the fresh ocean air at Peggy's Cove on St. Margaret's Bay, delighting painters and photographers alike. Depart for Halifax and the Stanfield International Airport where your trip comes to an end or choose to extend your stay in Halifax and spend a few days exploring. Perhaps you may decide to head down to America and include a city stop in New York or Philadelphia.
Call the travel specialists at Bon Voyage to discuss your ideal Enchanting Canadian Maritimes adventure.