eastcoast-islands

East Coast Islands  |  Various Dates  |  13 Days & 12 Nights

Take our Enchanting Islands and Newfoundland's Viking Trail itineraries, and combine them to make this fantastic 13 day tour! It features the highlights of Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, and the West Coast of Newfoundland.

Dates

2017: June 4, 18, 25; July 9, 23; August 6, 20

2018: June 10*, 24; July 1, 15, 22, 29; August 12, 19, 26*

*Bilingual English/German Departure

Highlights

Atlantic Canadian Tour Director or Driver Guide
Modern Touring Vehicle
Meet and Greet Event
Peggy's Cove
Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
Glooscap Heritage Center & Mi'kmaq Museum
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
Gros Morne National Park - UNESCO World Heritage Site
Lobster Cove Lighthouse
Port au Choix National Historic Site
Strait of Belle Isle ferry to/from Labrador
Red Bay National Historic Site
L'anse aux Meadows National Historic Site - UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Great Viking Feast at Leifsburdir
Grenfell Historic Properties
Scenic Boat Tour in Gros Morne
2 Whale Watching Boat Tours
12 Night's accommodation
25 Meals including a lobster dinner

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Halifax
Arrive in Halifax and check in to our accommodations which are ideally located in the downtown core of this vibrant and cosmopolitan urban centre on the Atlantic Ocean. Meet our Tour Director and fellow travelers this evening at a Meet and Greet Event.

Cambridge Suites Hotel - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Option: 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: Halifax, NS to Oak Island, NS
Discover the rustic charm of the renowned fishing village of Peggy’s Cove where we will enjoy breakfast.  Travel Nova Scotia’s South Shore and on to the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg, renowned for her fleets of Grand Banks’ fishing schooners.  Take a walking tour to fully experience one of the most remarkably preserved colonial settlements in the New World, and visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic to learn about the town’s famous seafaring heritage.  We are then off to postcard-perfect Mahone Bay where a trinity of 19th century-built churches represents an iconic cultural landscape of Nova Scotia.  Enjoy some free time to 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 Western Shore for the night and learn of legendary Oak Island – home of the world's longest running hunt for lost treasure.  We overnight at a peaceful and serene ocean-side resort. (B, D)

Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island - Western Shore, Nova Scotia

Day 3: Oak Island, NS to Charlottetown, PE
Once only accessible by ferry, today we arrive on Prince Edward Island via the Confederation Bridge, the world’s longest continuous multi-span bridge.  En route, learn about Mi'kmaq culture at the Glooscap Heritage Centre & Mi’kmaq Museum.  Experience true Maritime hospitality this evening at a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper before checking into our Charlottetown accommodations for a two-night stay. (B, D)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 4: Prince Edward Island Touring
Enjoy a free morning in Charlottetown, Canada birthplace, or join a complimentary walking tour of the city.  This afternoon, we drive by red cliffs, white beaches, gently sloping sand dunes and green fields as we make our way to Prince Edward Island National Park.  Before returning to Charlottetown, we visit Green Gables Heritage Site, the alluring inspiration of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables books.  We take in a theatre performance this evening by local entertainers at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (a substitution activity may be necessary due to the theatre schedule.) (B)

Rodd Charlottetown - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Day 5: Charlottetown, PE to 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 our accommodations on the Bras d’Or Lake where we will spend two nights. (B, D)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 6: Cabot Trail Touring
We’re 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 so be sure to have your camera on hand.  Our day is complimented by a Whale Watching Boat Tour (weather permitting). (B, Box L, D)

Inverary on Baddeck Bay - Baddeck, Nova Scotia

Day 7: Baddeck, NS to Port aux Basques, NL
The Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site awaits us today. 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.  In North Sydney, meet your next group of travelers as you board the Marine Atlantic ferry for a relaxing overnight crossing to Port aux Basques, your port of entry on the island of Newfoundland. (B, L)

*The Marine Atlantic ferry schedule changes from year to year. As such, a day crossing may be necessary and we would overnight in Port aux Basques.

Day 8: Port aux Basques, NL to Port au Choix, NL
Drive through the Codroy Valley and on to Corner Brook, the largest city on the west coast. Your journey continues through Gros Morne National Park - to be enjoyed later on during your tour - to the fishing community of Port au Choix. (B, L, D)

Sea Echo Motel - Port au Choix, Newfoundland

Day 9: Port au Choix, NL to L'anse au Clair, NL
Board the ferry from St. Barbe to cross the Strait of Belle Isle to Labrador. Continue to Red Bay National Historic Site where the Basques had a whaling station in the 16th century. Spend the night in Labrador. (B, D)

Northern Light Inn - L'Anse au Clair, Labrador

Day 10: L'anse au Clair, NL to St. Anthony, NL
Return to Newfoundland and travel to L'anse aux Meadows National Historic Site, the first cultural discovery in the world to receive recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hear of the Vikings who walked here over a thousand years ago. (B, D)

The Haven Inn - St. Anthony, Newfoundland

Day 11: St. Anthony's, NL to Cow Head, NL 
Enjoy a morning whale watching boat tour in St. Anthony (weather permitting) before travelling to Cow Head for a two-night stay. (B, D)

*June and early July are the best times to see Titanic-sized icebergs!

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 12: Gros Morne Local Touring
Discover why Gros Morne National Park is truly one of the highlights of your tour. Visit the Lobster Cove Lighthouse. Enjoy a scenic boat tour (weather permitting) as you learn the geology of the Tablelands, see the bald eagles that frequent the deep waters of the fjord, and hear the history of the small villages nestled on the shores. It is an unforgettable experience; some say the scenery is unequaled in eastern Canada. (B, Box L, D)

Shallow Bay Motel - Cow Head, Newfoundland

Day 13: Cow Head, NL to Deer Lake, NL
Have your camera ready as your time in Gros Morne National Park draws to a close. Continue to Deer Lake to catch your flight. Atlantic Tours arrangements end on arrival at the Deer Lake Airport. (B)

Rates

Per person rates in Canadian funds:

2017 Rates

SINGLE DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD
$5248 $4306 $4093 $3961

 Rates are subject to 15% HST for Canadian residents; 7.5% for non-residents of Canada.

2018 Rates

DOUBLE TRIPLE QUAD SINGLE
$4436 $4093 $4024 $5248

Rates are subject to 15% HST.

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