Maritimes Coastal Wonders | August 2 – 12, 2020

Maritimes Coastal Wonders | August 2 – 12, 2020
$3,899 per person
$4,899 Single Occupancy
$3,849 Triple Occupancy
$500 due on registration
Sunday, August 2, 2020 through
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Nova Scotia

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This incredible price includes:

  • 11 Days
  • 10 Nights
  • 10 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Motorcoach transportation
  • Round Trip Air from Detroit Metro Airport
  • Air Taces and Fees/Surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers

Highlights:

  • Halifax
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Cape Breton Island
  • Cabot Trail
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Museum
  • Hopewell Rocks
  • Fundy Trail
  • Lunenburg

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Day 1:

Sunday, August 2, 2020 Halifax, Nova Scotia – Tour Begins

Explore the special region known as Canada’s Maritimes with all its rugged and pristine beauty, all while getting to know its fun-loving Acadian and Gaelic culture.

Day 2:

Monday, August 3, 2020 Halifax – Peggy’s Cove – Halifax

Stunning landscapes await! We’re off to see one of the most picturesque spots in all of Canada — beautiful Peggy’s Cove. Venture to the coast of the Atlantic to the cove’s historic lighthouse and take in the incredible views. Later, explore Halifax’s charming downtown on a tour highlighting the waterfront, Public Gardens, Spring Garden Road, and the famous Citadel. (B, D)

Day 3:

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Halifax – Cape Breton Island – Baddeck

Head to scenic Cape Breton. Stop to discover the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre to learn about the Mi ‘kmaq heritage and Glooscap legends—see artifacts including intricate quill and beadwork, and learn some words from the Mi ‘kmaq language. Travel the Canso Causeway on the way to stunning Cape Breton Island. Set out on a drive by the pristine shores of Bras d’Or Lakes, Canada’s only inland sea. Next, stop at the Gaelic College. Watch North America’s first Gaelic language short film: Faire Chaluim 111hicLeoid – the Wake of Calum MacLeod. Afterward, learn how the Great Kilt was made during a brief kilt-making demonstration. Learn a few handy Gaelic phrases and join in the fun of a “milling frolic.” Practice a Gaelic song while sitting around a table, beating a large loop of woolen cloth in rhythm. The “milling frolic” hearkens back to a time when the entire community would get together to help get the woolen cloth ready for use. This evening, enjoy dinner featuring local flavors and musical entertainment of this region. (B, D)

Day 4:

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 Cabot Trail

Set off to explore the Cabot Trail. Fall in love with its rugged terrain and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. Visit the famed St. Peter’s Church in Cheticamp. Enjoy a picnic lunch in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Even more natural beauty and quaint charm awaits as we pause at fishing communities along the coast, including the lovely Neil ‘s Harbour. (B, L)

Day 5:

Thursday, August 6, 2020 Baddeck – Prince Edward Island

Explore the amazing range of inventions on display at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Afterward, take a short ferry ride to Prince Edward Island, the “Land Cradled on the Waves.” Tonight, roll up your sleeves and get ready for the ultimate island culinary experience! Attend culinary “boot camp” where you’ll compete for bragging rights to determine who cooks the best PEI mussels! (B, D)

Day 6:

Friday, August 7, 2020 Prince Edward Island

Get to know the rolling landscapes of Prince Edward Island, the backdrop of the acclaimed novel, Anne of Green Gables. Arrive in delightful Cavendish and view Prince Edward Island National Park’s incredible and pristine beaches. Visit the Anne of Green Gables Museum where you will learn the craft of potato farming from an actual farmer, with a first-hand lesson on the island’s leading agricultural industry. Then, return to Charlottetown with time to explore this fascinating city on your own, (B)

Day 7:

Saturday, August 8, 2020 Prince Edward Island – Saint John, New Brunswick

Leave Prince Edward Island behind as you cross the stately Confederation Bridge. Travel along the shoreline to the amazing Hopewell Rocks. * A New Brunswick icon, these flowerpot-shaped rocks carved by the Fundy tides rise four stories high at low tide only to disappear into tiny islands after the tide rolls back in. Continue your journey through New Brunswick to the city of Saint John where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in the bustling waterfront area. (B)

Day 8:

Sunday, August 9, 2020 Saint John

Greet the awe-inspiring Fundy Trail early this morning. Far from the bustling crowds, marvel at the views of the Fundy’s legendary tides. Stops along the way reveal an endless stretch of breathtaking vistas, as well as the chance to savor authentic Maritimes dulse (seaweed) and fiddleheads, all while being serenaded by traditional fiddle music coming from the beaches. Stop for lunch at a world-famous restaurant located by the beach on the Bay of Fundy. Savor a traditional Maritimes lobster feast as an expert teaches you how to crack and eat lobster like a local, En route to Saint John, gaze out your window at St. Martin’s magnificent covered bridges. The evening is at leisure in the city of Saint John. (B, L)

Day 9:

Monday, Augrst 10, 2020 Saint John – Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Onboard a ferry bound for Digby, Nova Scotia, make a stop at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site and uncover the complex history of the Acadian people, proud descendants of the indigenous populace of the region. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, once an epicenter of Acadian culture, is now a powerful memorial to their history. Move on to Nova Scotia’s Western Shore, where beautiful waterfront accommodations await you. Stroll the immaculate beach, where views of Oak Island conjure up legends of pirate’s treasure still waiting to be found. (B)

Day 10:

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 Western Shore – Lunenburg – Western Shore

Experience the small fishing village of Mahone Bay, then stop at Amos Pewter to learn about the artistry that goes into each of their masterful pewter creations. Then,
travel along the beautiful Lighthouse Route towards Lunenburg. Explore this fishing village on a locally guided walking tour and discover how early settlers relied on the sea for their day-to-day survival. Then it’s on to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Learn how these skilled fishermen prepare and launch a schooner before boarding a fishing boat of your own. Aboard, a fisherman will teach you all about scallops and how to shuck them! Complete your day along the waterfront at a farewell dinner with your fellow travelers and toast the end of a marvelous trip. (B, D)

Day 11:

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Western Shore – Tour Ends

Today you depart the Maritimes, taking home countless memories of this coastal wonderland. (B)


Experience It! The Cabot Trail

Gaze out over the sea as it endlessly rolls in along the rugged Atlantic coast. Lush forests, soaring cliffs and limitless scenic vistas fill your day as you join us for a journey along one of the world’s most spectacular routes. A must-see for those who visit Nova Scotia, the Cabot Trail (which runs along the northern tip of the island) is named for the explorer John Cabot who first landed here in 1497. Since that time, its unmatched beauty has drawn visitors from around the world. Immerse yourself in life along the trail with stops in the traditional village of Cheticamp; Cape Breton Highlands National Park; the fishing community of Neil’s Harbour; and the Gaelic College. From the spirit of the outdoors to the elegant “Old World” French, the Cabot Trail will have you enthralled from start to finish.


For important reservation information visit https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/987618. You can also find this information on your tour documents.


Please Note:

IDENTIFICATION Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit www.travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements. IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa, We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact. Single accommodations are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis. All local culinary experiences listed in the itinerary may be substituted with a nonseafood alternative.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at prescheduled times,

Order of sightseeing is subject to change.

*During your visit to Hopewell Rocks, the walk on the ocean floor may not be available based on the timing of the tides.

This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected,

Please be advised baggage fees may apply on most trans-border flights. These fees are levied by each specific airline and may be subject to change.

Please be advised many airlines do not provide advance seat assignments until check-in at the airport. Advance seating will be subject to the airline’s terms and conditions.

Our air passengers will arrive and depart from Halifax airport. On day 11, all transfers will depart from Western Shore for Halifax airport. Return flights should not be booked from Halifax prior to 11:00 a.m.

Economy air rate and schedule are applicable for groups of 10 or more traveling on the same flights and dates.

A deposit of $500 per person is due upon reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis. Reservations made after the deposit due date of January 27, 2020 are based upon availability, Final payment due by June 03, 2020. Deposits are refundable up until February 03, 2020.

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Registration is due by January 27, 2020 (or until sold out!) Payment in full is due at registration.

Reservations need to be in by January 27, 2020 or until sold out.

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