Atlantic Maritimes Pre Tour

 

The ATLANTIC MARITIMES is situated west of Quebec City & the US state of Maine. This tour is not an exclusive Medical Tours Australia trip, it is a public tour with a reputable independent tour company. You'll visit lovely Nova Scotia, New Brunswick & Prince Edward Is, home to Anne of Green Gables

 

                                                          WONDERS OF THE MARITIMES & SCENIC CAPE BRETON ITINERARY

                                                                                          12 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2024

 

THU  12   ARRIVE IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA

Welcome to Halifax! This evening meet your travel companions for a welcome drink

                                                              

FRI  13   HALIFAX - PEGGY'S COVE - LUNENBURG - HALIFAX

Visit Peggy's Cove, one of Canada's most charming fishing villages & discover the tastes & traditions from local specialties of fish cakes at a traditional Nova Scotian breakfast. You'll find many magnificent views for taking photos of the famous lighthouse & panoramic sea views. Travel onto Lunenburg - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - for a walking tour with a local guide. During your free time, explore the quaint main street, shop for souvenirs or spend time at the Fisheries Museum to learn more about this major fishing port. The rest of the day is at leisure. Maybe tour Alexander Keith's Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favourite since the early 1880s                                                                                                                   B

                                    

 

SAT  14   HALIFAX - SUGAR MOON FARM - MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK

Take an orientation tour of Halifax including the public gardens & harbour area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we'll stop at Sugar Moon Farm to enjoy a Maritime sugar camp lunch, along with a guided tour & traditional sugar camp treat. Each year when maple syrup is produced, locals frequent "sugar shacks" for sweet treats & hearty meals that really stick to the ribs! Spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians & then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening             BL

                                   

 

SUN  15   MONCTON - HOPEWELL ROCKS - CHARLOTTETOWN

Travel to Hopewell Rocks to learn about the highest & wildest tides in the world, which rise & fall up to 52 feet each day. Time & tide have carved from the cliffs & coves, distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees then drive across 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge, the longest of its kind. Cross onto Prince Edward Island, stopping for a local treat at Cow's Ice Cream Factory before continuing to ‚Äč. Tonight, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.  For more than 150 years, 1,000 Prince Edward Island lobster fishers have been waking up before the dawn to set their traps & haul in the sea's bounty of delicious red-shelled crustaceans to share with customers around the world. Put on your lobster bib & get your butter ready to dive into a cracking good feast!                                                                                                                                                                                  BD

                                  

 

MON  16   CHARLOTTETOWN

A tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes & lovely beaches of Prince Edward Island National Park & Green Gables Heritage Place with a Local Guide. Visit the world of a red-headed girl in a straw hat & braids to meet one of Canada's most loved fictional characters, Anne of Green Gables. Relive her mischievous escapades & mishaps within the nostalgic rooms of her home at Green Gables, where local author Lucy Maud Montgomery drew inspiration from the idyllic woodland farmstead. Later, enjoy lunch at Prince Edward Island Preserve Company and be treated to a traditional Ceilidh (folk music party) and enjoy Scottish or Irish folk music, singing & traditional dancing. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own, do some shopping or relax in one of Charlottetown's fine restaurants                                                               BL

                                    

 

TUE  17   CHARLOTTETOWN - BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA

This morning board a ferry that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait, known as the "Birthplace of New Scotland." It was here that the first ship of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site to learn about the famous inventor through fascinating exhibits tracing the life & achievements of the iconic inventor of the telephone who spent his last years on Cape Breton                     B

                                       


WED  18   BADDECK - CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK - BADDECK

Travel along the Cabot Trail, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world & enjoy magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline & the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As you hug the world-famous Cabot Trail coastline you'll wind through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where lush forested river canyons carve into the ancient plateau, edged by rust-hued cliffs, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Keep an eye out for wonderful wildlife including moose, bald eagles, minks or even pilot whales breaking the surface of the Gulf of St. Lawrence                                            BLD

                                   

 

THU  19   BADDECK - HALIFAX

Cross over the Canso Causeway & continue across Nova Scotia to Halifax to visit the Citadel Hill National Historic Site with its early 19th century, star shaped fort, majestically commanding an expansive hill overlooking the city. A series of forts highlight an evolution of defensive designs that protected Halifax Harbour from 1749-1906 & never attacked. Get a fascinating look into the region's colonial past where the 78th Highlanders keep watch in their period uniforms of the day. The call of the bagpipes & rhythm of the drums harken back to a spirited Scottish tradition. Tonight, join your Tour Director & new friends at a festive farewell dinner                                                                                                                                                      BD

                                   

 

FRI  20   HALIFAX

Your trip ends after breakfast this morning                                                                                                                                                   B

 

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS
• 8 night’s first/superior class accommodation with private bathroom
• 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 3 dinners
• Touring by private, air-conditioned coach with local guides
• Hotel taxes, porterage, tips & service charges
 
 
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