Maritimes Adventure (CT)

13 days from Boston to Boston

2019 Tour Details

On this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, get acquainted with the local culture, charming villages, and seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Cape Breton Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start and end your vacation in Boston with overnights also in Bar Harbor, St. Andrew's by-the-Sea, Digby, Halifax, Baddeck, Charlottetown, Saint John, and Camden.

Breathtaking scenery awaits you on this tour through Maine and Eastern Canada. In Maine, visit Acadia National Park, home to rugged coasts and the tallest mountain on the US Atlantic coast. In Nova Scotia, spend time in the fishing village of Digby, with breathtaking beauty and views; stop at Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Peggy's Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse (one of the world's most photographed places); and take the scenic Marine Drive from Halifax along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages. On Cape Breton Island, drive along the world-famous Cabot Trail, named one of the world's most scenic drives, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, where the mountains and sea meet.

Visit Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its red cliffs, wind-sculpted dunes, and sandy beaches. In New Brunswick, visit Fundy National Park, with the world's highest tides, rugged coastline, and waterfalls, and enjoy a guided visit of the Hopewell Rocks, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy with dramatic tides rising more than 50 feet.

Throughout this Maine and Eastern Canada tour, Globus has arranged fun and unique experiences for you. For example, enjoy a private demonstration by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop. See a typical fisherman’s house from the early 1900s when you visit the Fisherman’s Life Museum, and enjoy a picnic lunch with local wines along the Cabot Trail.

All of this and more awaits you on this spectacular tour!

Special Event – Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
This week-long annual event in Halifax features a fast-paced show and a true taste of Nova Scotia. Experience bagpipes, highland dancers, la culture de l’acadie, and military traditions. The tattoo also is a showcase for innovative acrobatic acts, modern music, contemporary dancing, trampoline routines, and more. Tickets to the tattoo and a behind-the-scenes tour are included during one night of your stay in Halifax. Available on the July 1, 2017 departure

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BAR HARBOR
[LF] Lobster bake; Acadia National Park sightseeing

SAINT JOHN–DIGBY
Scenic ferry ride

DIGBY
[LF] Private demonstration by local fisherman

LUNENBURG
Visit Fisheries Museum

PEGGY’S COVE
Sightseeing

HALIFAX
Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill

JEDDORE OYSTER POND
[LF] Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum

SHERBROOKE
Visit Sherbrooke Village

BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum; Cabot Trail with [LF] picnic lunch and Cape Breton Highlands National Park sightseeing

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Charlottetown sightseeing with local guide; visit Green Gables farmhouse

FUNDY NATIONAL PARK
Hopewell Rocks

SAINT JOHN
Orientation tour

CAMDEN
Farewell dinner

Notes:

NOTES:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the Maritime Provinces and Maine on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 9-26 (if Mother Nature permits).
  • The July 1 departure–be a part of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax. Featuring over 2,000 world-class Canadian and international military and civilian performers, the Tattoo is one of the world’s premier cultural and entertainment events. This fast-paced show features music, dance, acrobatics, drama, and comedy. TICKETS to the Tattoo are included during one night of your stay in Halifax.

Transportation:

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotels.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 5 three-course dinners including a special lobster bake in Bar Harbor and a farewell dinner in Camden

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Boston. Welcome to “Bean Town.” At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2

Boston–Portland–Bar Harbor. From Massachusetts, head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland, one of New England’s most famous cities. Stroll down the cobblestone streets of Portland’s famous Old Port Exchange, lined with many boutiques, coffee houses, and art galleries. Spend the night in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort. Your dinner this evening is a typical [LF] LOBSTER BAKE featuring Maine lobster, steamed mussels, and delicious corn-on-the-cob.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

Bar Harbor–Acadia National Park–St. Andrews By-the-Sea. Nowhere along the Atlantic seaboard is the rock-bound coast as picturesque as in ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, one of America’s most visited national parks. Take the scenic park road and enjoy the spectacular panorama from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, the first place in the continental United States to see the sunrise. After time at leisure in Bar Harbor, travel across the border to lovely St. Andrews By-the-Sea. Tonight, stay at the Algonquin Resort, which overlooks historic Passamaquoddy Bay. This evening, choose from the many fine specialty restaurants this quaint seaside community has to offer.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

St. Andrews By-the-Sea–Saint John–Digby. This morning, follow the coast to Saint John and board a catamaran FERRY to Digby, a popular summer resort. Your hotel tonight is the Digby Pines Resort, a world of casual elegance in the tradition of the grand hotels. Surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the views, recreation, and internationally renowned cuisine in this Norman-style chateau. Before dinner this evening, enjoy a private [LF] DEMONSTRATION by a local fisherman who will explain the importance of the Digby scallop and introduce you to Nova Scotian music. Later, dinner is included at the resort.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Digby–Lunenburg–Peggy's Cove–Halifax. Today, travel toward Nova Scotia’s Atlantic coast and follow the winding shoreline to Lunenburg, one of the continent’s major fishing ports and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, visit the FISHERIES MUSEUM before heading to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge (one of the most photographed places in the world). End in Halifax, the provincial capital and your home for the next two nights.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Halifax. Your city sightseeing tour with a Local Guide this morning includes a visit to CITADEL HILL with its early 19th-century star-shaped fort; the tree-shaded walks of the public gardens; and the harbor area, which evokes the port’s former strategic importance. You’ll also see the Fairview Cemetery, final resting place for more than 100 people who perished on the ill-fated voyage of the Titanic.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

Halifax–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Sherbrooke Village–Baddeck. Take the scenic Marine Drive north along the Atlantic shoreline through picturesque fishing villages, stopping en route in Jeddore Oyster Pond at [LF] FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM, a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Visit SHERBROOKE VILLAGE, whose renovated buildings recall the boom years of the 1860s. Via Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island, one of the first footholds of European settlement in the New World. Continue to Baddeck.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

Baddeck. Cabot Trail. Morning visit to the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM. Study exhibits tracing the achievements of the great inventor, who spent the last years of his life on Cape Breton. Then, drive along the CABOT TRAIL, the area explored by John Cabot in the late-15th century, while savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enjoy a [LF] PICNIC LUNCH while admiring the scenery and tasting some of Nova Scotia’s local wines. Finally, see CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK at the northern tip of the island, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Return to Baddeck. (B,L)

Day 9

Baddeck–Caribou–Charlottetown. Head back to the peninsula and continue north to Caribou, where a FERRY whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Prince Edward Island. For the next two nights, you are in Charlottetown, the provincial capital. Get acquainted with this colonial town on a stroll through colorful Great George Street and along the restored waterfront. This evening, enjoy a lobster supper at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

Charlottetown. Morning at leisure. Enjoy a guided afternoon tour of the island that includes PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK. Also visit GREEN GABLES farmhouse, the setting for the famous novel Anne of Green Gables.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

Charlottetown–Saint John. Travel across the 8-mile Confederation Bridge to New Brunswick. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the HOPEWELL ROCKS, famous formations carved by the Bay of Fundy’s dramatic tides that rise more than 50 feet, before driving through FUNDY NATIONAL PARK. Upon arrival in Saint John, enjoy a city orientation tour including the Reversing Rapids.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

Saint John–Camden. Journey along sheltered coves and quiet fishing villages along the Maine coastline on the way to Camden. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner featuring lobster and other local specialties. Wonderful conversation and cuisine make the perfect finale for your vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 13

Camden–Boston. Depart this morning for Boston, pausing en route for a break in one of Maine’s coastal cities. Arrive in the afternoon, with a stop at the airport for guests with homebound flights. Please schedule flights after 3:30 pm. Then, the motorcoach continues to the downtown Sheraton Boston Hotel, where the tour ends.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HILLARY JOHNSON

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"During a summer in Ireland when I was 12, I was bitten by the "travel bug." I lived in Europe and became a Tour Director after graduating with a degree in European Languages. I am never as alive as when I am on the road. The haunting echo of a saxophone on a New Orleans street, the heady evening perfume of Jasmine in bloom, the sweet taste of a beignet, and the joyous "AA-eeeee!" of a Cajun dancer all need to be experienced... observing them from afar is not enough."

Tour Director -  HILLARY JOHNSON

 Accommodations

BADDECK

SILVER DART LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BAR HARBOR

BLUENOSE INN

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BOSTON

SHERATON BOSTON HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CHARLOTTETOWN

DELTA PRINCE EDWARD

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

DIGBY

DIGBY PINES RESORT & SPA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

HALIFAX

WESTIN NOVA SCOTIAN

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ROCKLAND

ROCKLAND HARBOR HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SAINT JOHN

DELTA BRUNSWICK

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

ST ANDREWS

THE ALGONQUIN RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

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