Atlantic Maritimes Self Drive - GUARANTEED!

Atlantic Maritimes Self Drive - GUARANTEED!

Discover the beauty of Canada's Maritime Provinces at your own leisurely pace as you travel down scenic coastal drives, explore Halifax and Moncton, enjoy the red and green landscape of Prince Edward Island, and savour the world renowned beauty of Cape Breton Island's Cabot Trail.

Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights

About This Tour

  • Tour Summary
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Rates & Dates
  • Hotels
  • Terms &
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Themes: Atlantic Canada, Canadian Maritimes, Self Drive Packages, Worry Free Escapes

Follow our most popular touring itinerary at your own pace!  See the best Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island has to offer as you drive through coastal villages, historic cities and spectacular scenery.

Highlights

  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Lobster Dinner Cruise on Shediac Bay
  • Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
  • Fundy National Park
  • St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Day Trip
  • Ferry from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia
  • Grand Pre - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Annapolis Valley Winery Tour & Tasting
  • Peggy’s Cove
  • Lunenburg – a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place
  • Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • World Famous Cabot Trail
  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site
  • 2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
  • 12 night’s accommodation including 3 two-night stays
  • 18 meals including 2 lobster dinners

Tour Options

  • We can also make all your flight and accommodation arrangements for your pre and post tour needs.

Destinations: Nova Scotia: Halifax, New Brunswick: Moncton, New Brunswick: Saint John, New Brunswick: St. Andrews, Nova Scotia: Digby, Nova Scotia: Grand Pre, Nova Scotia: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia: Oak Island, Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown, Nova Scotia: Baddeck, Nova Scotia: Louisbourg

Day 1: Tuesday: Arrive Halifax, NS

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. You may wish to add additional nights in Halifax or a city tour to your vacation package. Bursting with culture and rich history, Nova Scotia’s capital city has much to offer.

Day 2: Wednesday: Halifax to Moncton, NB

Explore the Bay of Fundy as you meander its colourful coastline to New Brunswick’s bilingual city of Moncton. En route, visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” of 300 million years ago. After crossing into New Brunswick, an unforgettable culinary experience awaits as you cruise the warm waters of Shediac Bay aboard a lobster boat; learn about the fishing industry and savour a delicious lobster supper. Arrive in Moncton and check into your downtown hotel for the night. (B, D)

Day 3: Thursday: Moncton to Saint John, NB

Experience a true natural wonder this morning: the Hopewell Rocks on the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Marvel at these massive flower-pot shaped formations sculpted by the highest tides on the planet. Travel through Fundy National Park on to Canada’s first incorporated city, Saint John, on the southern New Brunswick coast. Check into your harbourfront accommodations for a two-night stay. (B)

Day 4: Friday: St. Andrews by-the-Sea

Visit picturesque St. Andrews by-the Sea where the quaint charm of this coastal town is sure to captivate. After a Whale Watching Boat Tour, experience the friendly people, beautiful architecture, and rich marine life of this seaside gem before returning to Saint John for the night. (B)

Day 5: Saturday: Saint John to Digby, NS

Visit Reversing Falls this morning before ferrying back to Nova Scotia; be on the look-out for whales as you cross the Bay of Fundy. Arrive in Digby, the scallop capital of the world, where the fresh sea air and passionate Acadian culture combine to form an enchanting and historically rich town. (B, D)

Day 6: Sunday: Digby to Halifax

Travel the lush Annapolis Valley, home of the French Acadians who established their first settlement in the early 1600’s. Visit Grand Pre National Historic Site where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Visit a local winery for a tour and tasting before returning to Halifax for the evening. (B)

Day 7: Monday: Halifax to Oak Island, NS

Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove before making your way to Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World. Visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage before heading to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay, where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia. Stroll through the town and chat with the welcoming locals who have been known to share superstitions, legends and fables that date back to the rum-running days. Arrive in the Oak Island area for the night, home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure. (CB, D)

Day 8: Tuesday: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE

Once only accessible by ferry, today you arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge. Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into your Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. (B, D)

Day 9: Wednesday: Prince Edward Island Touring

Drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as you make your way to Prince Edward Island National Park. Before returning to Charlottetown, visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books. (B)

Day 10: Thursday - DAY 10: Charlottetown – Baddeck, NS

Ferry over the Northumberland Strait back to Nova Scotia and proceed to Cape Breton Island - the Scotland of North America – via the Canso Causeway. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to learn of the many accomplishments of this genius who made his home on the island. Arrive at your accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where you will spend two nights. (B, D)

Day 11: Friday: Cabot Trail Touring

You are off to experience one of the most stunningly picturesque drives in North America. The Cabot Trail winds around the rocky splendor of Cape Breton’s northern shore, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Look-offs offer unforgettable vistas of Cape Breton’s rugged coastline. Also enjoy a Whale Watching Boat Tour. (B, D)

Day 12: Saturday: Baddeck – Halifax

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits. Words cannot do justice to this reconstruction depicting one fifth of the settlement of 1744 New France. Roam the streets and chat with authentically costumed guides. Proceed along the shore of the Bras d’Or Lake to the mainland, and back to Halifax for one last night in the Maritimes. (B)

Day 13: Sunday: Depart Halifax

Atlantic Tours’ arrangements end on check out from the hotel. (CB)

Sorry no departure dates are available for this tour.

Note: Prices shown are per person and based on occupancy category

  • Rates do not include car rental.
  • The dates for self drive tours are flexible, however it is subject to hotel availability. The above dates are guaranteed.

Tuesday: 1 Night
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Wednesday: 1 Night
Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
Moncton, New Brunswick

Thursday & Friday: 2 Nights
Hilton Saint John
Saint John, New Brunswick

Saturday: 1 Night
Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa
Digby, Nova Scotia

Sunday: 1 Night
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Monday: 1 Night
Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island
Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Tuesday & Wednesday: 2 Nights
Rodd Charlottetown
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Thursday & Friday: 2 Nights
Inverary on Baddeck Bay
Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Saturday: 1 Night
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Please contact us for information on pre/post tour accommodation in either downtown Halifax or near the Halifax Stanfield International Airport

Payment

A non-refundable $200 deposit per person is payable upon booking with the remaining balance due 45 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Terms

In the event of cancellation, the following penalties will apply:

- Between 45 and 31 days prior to departure: 50% of the total tour price will be retained.

- Between 30 days to day of departure and after departure: 100% of the total tour price will be retained.

Cancellation Insurance is available and strongly recommended.

Itinerary Variations

If unforeseen circumstances beyond our control necessitate changes, we reserve the right to vary itineraries/accommodations and substitute the best alternative available.

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