Duration: 9 Days
If you can’t take the beat, get out of the kitchen! One of the highlights of a visit to the Canadian Maritimes is the Ceilidh (kay-lee), or kitchen party, a Gaelic celebration of music, dancing, and storytelling. In addition to this traditional maritime merriment, this tour of the Canadian Maritimes and Cape Breton has cooked up plenty of unique experiences in this picturesque part of the world. Get your camera ready for Canada’s most photographed lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, your windbreaker zipped for the highest and widest tides at Hopewell Rocks, and your taste buds ready for a traditional fish cake breakfast, sugar camp lunch, and fresh lobster dinner. Throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Cape Breton, tiny fishing villages, giant whales, and the grandest of scenery will be calling your name, as will Cape Breton’s historic Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Hello, coastal Canada!
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink.
PEGGY'S COVE [LF] Visit the charming fishing village for a traditional Nova Scotian breakfast with local specialties like fish cakes.
LUNENBURG (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) Orientation tour. Free time this afternoon.
HALIFAX Free time this evening. (B)
HALIFAX Orientation tour includes public gardens and harbor area.
SUGAR MOON FARM Traditional sugar camp lunch at [LF] Sugar Moon Farm, located in the forests on the north shore of Nova Scotia. Each year, when maple syrup is produced, locals frequent "sugar shacks" for sweet treats and heart meals. See why locals love this true comfort food. Continue to Moncton.
MONCTON Free time this evening. (B,L)
HOPEWELL ROCKS Sightseeing with a Naturalist Guide. Cross the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind, to Prince Edward Island en route to Charlottetown.
CHARLOTTETOWN Local treat at Cow's Ice Cream Factory. [LF] Lobster supper at a local restaurant this evening. (B,D)
CHARLOTTETOWN Guided tour includes scenic drive to North Rustico Harbour. Tour Prince Edward Island National Park and Green Gables Heritage Site with a Local Guide. Lunch at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company includes a traditional [LF] Ceilidh (folk music party). Free time this afternoon and evening. (B,L)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Charlottetown to browse the shops or attend the Anne of Green Gables Musical. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
CHARLOTTETOWN Scenic ferry ride across Northumberland Strait to Baddeck.
BADDECK Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. Free time this evening. (B)
BADDECK Scenic drive along the Atlantic coast to Cape Breton Highlands National Park.
CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK Guided sightseeing includes the Cabot Trail.
BADDECK Free time this evening. (B,L,D)
BADDECK Cross the Canso Causeway en route to Halifax.
HALIFAX Visit Citadel Hill National Historic site before a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)