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Tour Canada’s scenic Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, staying in superior accommodation throughout. Beginning in Halifax, this leisurely self-drive itinerary explores the individual charms of each region. Hike trails in national parks, search for wildlife on land and sea, stroll around coastal towns, and discover historic sites.
– 4-star accommodation
– 14 days’ care hire (based on an automatic Volkswagen Golf or similar)
– Excursions as specified
– Admission to 9 historical sites
– Selected meals: 8 breakfasts
– Stay in charming hotels
– Take a cruise in search of endangered whales
– Follow scenic walking trails in the Cape Breton Highlands
– Whale watching at Brier Island
Arrive into Halifax in Nova Scotia and collect your hire car. Stay 2 nights at the Lord Nelson Hotel.
Today is at leisure to explore Halifax, a city that combines both modern and heritage buildings, and has one of the world’s largest natural harbours. We recommend pre-booking a city tour to visit the Citadel National Historic Site and the Victorian public gardens.
Drive to Lunenburg visiting Peggy’s Cove en route, a small coastal village with houses built right into the granite rock. On arrival in Lunenburg, check in to the Boscawen Inn for 1 night. During the afternoon we recommend exploring the Unesco-listed old town of this delightful fishing village.
Cross the peninsula to the quaint seaside town of Annapolis Royal. En route, we suggest visiting Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Stay 2 nights at Hillsdale House Hotel.
Drive to Brier island (approximately 2.5 hours) for a shared whale-watching cruise in search of the vast array of marine wildlife found in the nutrient-rich waters of the Bay of Fundy.
Drive to Wolfville, stopping en route at the Grand-Pré National Historic Site, commemorating Acadian settlement and deportation. The Domaine de Grand Pré winery is also well worth a visit. Stay 1 night at the Tattingstone Inn.
Travel over the 13-kilometre-long Confederation Bridge to Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island. On arrival, stay 3 nights at The Great George.
Spend the day exploring Charlottetown. We recommend visiting Province House National Historic Site, where the meeting that led to the formation of Canada were held.
Day at leisure to explore the Price Edward Island National Park – see sand dunes, beaches and Green Gables.
Take a ferry crossing to Caribou, Nova Scotia then drive to Cape Breton Island. Stay at the Inverary Resort for 3 nights.
Day at leisure to explore the impressive landscapes along the renowned Cabot Trail. We recommend visiting Cape Breton Highlands National Park, a beautiful park with more than 20 walking trails.
This morning, head north to discover the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, an outstanding living museum with the largest historical reconstruction in North America. Also visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, a museum dedicated to the life and inventions of this fascinating man, who spent his summers in Baddeck.
Return to Halifax today, travelling along the scenic Bras d’Or Lakes drive to the Canso Causeway. On arrival in Halifax, stay overnight at The Lord Nelson Hotel.
Return your hire car to the airport today and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada.
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call on 0800 707 6229 or enquire
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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