Atlantic Maritimes - GUARANTEED!

Atlantic Maritimes - GUARANTEED!

From historical sites to a landscape where the mountains meet the sea, a trip through Canada's Maritime Provinces is truly a memorable one. Travel from the historic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia to Canada's birthplace, Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island and then continue on to Cape Breton Island.

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

About This Tour

  • Tour Summary
  • Tour Itinerary
  • Rates & Dates
  • Maps
  • Travel
    Reviews
  • Photos
  • Hotels
  • Terms &
    Conditions

Themes: Tours & Vacations

Fresh salt air, sandy beaches, rocky coves, cosmopolitan cities, remote lighthouses, rich history, warm hospitality, rustic fishing villages, succulent seafood, unspoiled nature, varied activities, first-rate facilities and travel routes...all of these things and more make Canada's Maritime Provinces one of the world's most popular destinations. Get a taste of the Maritimes on this delightful tour of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

Highlights

  • Welcome Reception
  • Peggy's Cove
  • Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Grand Pre National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
  • Confederation Bridge to Prince Edward Island
  • 2 Nights on Prince Edward Island
  • Lobster Supper
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Ferry from Prince Edward Island
  • 2 Nights on Cape Breton Island
  • World Famous Cabot Trail
  • Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting)
  • Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

Tour Options

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

Destinations: Nova Scotia: Halifax, Nova Scotia: Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia: Digby, Nova Scotia: Grand Pre, New Brunswick: Moncton, New Brunswick: Hopewell Cape, Prince Edward Island: Charlottetown, Nova Scotia: Baddeck, Nova Scotia: Cheticamp, Nova Scotia: Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia: Neils Harbour, Nova Scotia: Louisbourg

Day 1: Arrive in Halifax

Arrive in Halifax and check in to your accommodations for a one-night stay. Your hotel is ideally located in the downtown core. This evening meet your fellow travelers and Tour Director at a welcome reception.

Day 2: Halifax - Digby

Discover the rustic charm of the famous fishing village of Peggy's Cove. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg where you have a choice of admission to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic or a walking tour of this historic community. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Digby - Moncton

Your journey takes you through the lush Annapolis Valley and on to Grand Pre where fact and fiction blend to reveal the romance of the Land of Evangeline. Continue past the communities of Truro and Amherst as you cross into New Brunswick, spending the night in the bilingual city of Moncton. (Breakfast)

Day 4: Moncton - Charlottetown

Your guided tour continues to Hopewell Rocks where you may walk on the ocean floor at low tide. After lunch, cross to Prince Edward Island on Confederation Bridge, the world's longest continuous multi-span bridge, and enjoy a delicious lobster supper (meat alternative available) before checking in to Charlottetown accommodations for the next two nights. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Prince Edward Island touring

Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown. Your included afternoon tour begins with a tour of Charlottetown, Canada's Birthplace, then visiting the red sandstone cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields of Prince Edward Island National Park. Lucy Maud Montgomery describes the scenery in her “Anne of Green Gables” books. Visit the home of “Green Gables”, a Mecca for people from around the globe. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6: Charlottetown - Baddeck

Take the ferry to Nova Scotia, and then proceed to Cape Breton Island - “the Scotland of North America.” Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck to marvel at the many accomplishments of this genius. Spend two nights at a charming lakeside resort in the heart of Baddeck. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7: Cabot Trail touring

You're off to experience one of the prettiest drives in North America, the Cabot Trail. Cape Breton Highlands National Park is next, as you wind along this ribbon of highway, where the mountains meet the sea. The vistas abound as you travel over the flat-topped mountains. Also enjoy a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting). Tonight there is a "Farewell" dinner. (Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner)

Arrivals in July, August and September enjoy a bonus while on the Cabot Trail: a whale watching boat tour (weather permitting) (Included).

Day 8: Baddeck - Halifax

The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits you. This reconstruction recreates one-fifth of the town of 1744 - words will not do justice to the scope of this tribute to New France. Roam the streets talking with some of the costumed guides who remain in character, or sample the sustenance of the era. Your tour continues along the shores of Bras d'Or to the mainland. The tour ends upon arrival at a downtown Halifax hotel. (Breakfast)

Sorry no departure dates are available for this tour.

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

  • Tours of June 9, July 21, August 18 & September 15 2012 are bilingual German/English departures.
  • Non-residents of Canada are eligible for tax rebates and prices will be adjusted accordingly upon booking.

* Note: Actual route may vary

We have travelled extensively during the past 20 years with various tour operators. Our recent trip to the Maritimes was our first with Ambassatours. This is to let you know that of all the escorted trips we have taken around the world, this one was the best! The hotels, the eating establishments and the sightseeing were all first rate. However, in our opinion, the wonderful time had by all was due to our outstanding Tour Director, Gary, and our terrific Driver, Gary. The two Gary's were a perfect team - the key to everyone having a thoroughly enjoyable, fun and memorable time. Both gentlemen are 'exceptional ambassadors' for Ambassatours."

Esther Kulman & Earl Allin

.....I can only speak for myself but I think everyone on our tour had a wonderful time - I know that I did. So when merit raises are up for consideration, I would say that Paul Hinds and Robin Calder do a five star job for you guys....once again, thank you for a wonderful tour and holiday; I've never had a complaint about Gray Line."

Jackie Gresser


Halifax - Photo Credit: Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage

Saturday: 1 Night
Cambridge Suites Hotel
Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

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

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

Thursday & Friday: 2 Nights
Inverary Resort
Baddeck, 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.

Please click here to view our complete Terms & Conditions and do not hesitate to contact us should you require clarification or additional information.

We're here to help, Talk to a vacation specialist today - 1.800.565.7173

Top of Page

For Vehicle Charters, Daily Sightseeing Tours, and Cruise Ship Shore Excursions, Click Here Ambassatours