Wonders of the Maritimes & Scenic Cape Breton (CH)

9 days from Halifax to Halifax

2019 Tour Details

Discover the heart of Canada’s Atlantic seacoast on this wonderful vacation. This tour begins and ends in Halifax with overnights also in Moncton, Charlottetown, and Baddeck. Along the way, you’ll experience scenic drives, visit beautiful national parks and quaint fishing villages, and enjoy special adventures arranged by Globus.

Tour highlights include a visit to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with the picturesque lighthouse (one of the world’s most photographed places), and Lunenburg, a small port town and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn about the highest and wildest tides at Hopewell Rocks, where time and tides (up to 50 feet) have created distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. On Cape Breton Island, keep your camera ready as you embark on the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic drives in the world, and visit Cape Breton Highlands National Park, resembling the Scottish coastal regions. More scenic beauty awaits you in Prince Edward Island National Park, famous for its wind-sculpted dunes and sandy beaches. Also enjoy a ferry ride across the Northumberland Strait.

Globus has arranged many out-of-the-ordinary experiences throughout this Eastern Canada tour. For example, visit Glenora Distillery for lunch and a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whiskey. You’ll be treated to a traditional Ceilidh—a folk music party—on Prince Edward Island and a traditional Nova Scotia breakfast at Peggy’s Cove.

From the gorgeous scenery and quaint fishing villages to the fun experiences, this tour through Eastern Canada is sure to delight all of your senses!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

PEGGY’S COVE
Orientation tour with a [LF] traditional Nova Scotian breakfast

LUNENBURG
Orientation

HALIFAX
Sightseeing; visit Citadel Hill; farewell dinner

SUGAR MOON FARM
[LF] Enjoy a traditional sugar camp meal and guided tour

HOPEWELL ROCKS
Sightseeing; Cape Jourimain

CHARLOTTETOWN
[LF] Lobster supper at a local restaurant; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Green Gables; Prince Edward Island sightseeing; [LF] traditional Ceilidh at PEI Preserves

GLENORA DISTILLERY
[LF] Tour and tasting

BADDECK
Visit Alexander Graham Bell Museum

CABOT TRAIL
Sightseeing; visit Cape Breton Highlands

JEDDORE OYSTER POND
Visit Fisherman’s Life Museum

Notes:

NOTES:

  • Enjoy the spectacular fall colors on our special Fall Foliage departures: September 21 - 28 (if Mother Nature permits).

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 three-course dinners including a lobster dinner in Charlottetown and a farewell dinner in Halifax

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

Arrive in Halifax. Welcome to Halifax! At 6 pm, meet your traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2

Halifax. Excursion to Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg. This morning, visit Peggy’s Cove, one of Canada’s most charming fishing villages. Enjoy a [LF] traditional NOVA SCOTIA BREAKFAST, where you can choose local specialties, like fish cakes. Have your camera ready for spectacular shots of this famous lighthouse and picturesque setting. We then venture to Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. During your free time here, 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 visit the Maritimes Museum, which explains the area’s seafaring past, or perhaps tour Alexander Keith’s Brewery, which has been making the home-grown favorite since the early 1880s.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Halifax–Sugar Moon Farm–Moncton. This morning, enjoy an orientation of Halifax, including the public gardens and harbor area. Before arriving in New Brunswick, we’ll stop at SUGAR MOON FARM to enjoy a Maritime [LF] SUGAR CAMP LUNCH, along with a guided tour and traditional sugar camp treat. We spend the evening in Moncton, originally founded by a group of Acadians and then Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants from Philadelphia. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for the best way to spend your evening. (B,L)

Day 4

Moncton–Hopewell Rocks–Charlottetown. This morning, travel to HOPEWELL ROCKS and learn about the highest and wildest tides in the world, which rise and fall up to 52 feet. Time and tide have carved from the cliffs and coves distinctive sandstone formations topped with trees. Many of the formations have nicknames inspired by their appearance. Learn more about the region’s nature and wildlife with a visit to CAPE JOURIMAIN. Drive across the 8-mile-long Confederation Bridge and cross onto Price Edward Island. Tonight, enjoy a [LF] LOBSTER SUPPER at a local restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

Charlottetown. A guided tour of the island includes a drive to the fishing port of North Rustico Harbour to see the sand dunes and lovely beaches of PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND NATIONAL PARK, along with a visit to GREEN GABLES farmhouse. Later, enjoy lunch at PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND PRESERVE COMPANY, and be treated to a traditional [LF] CEILIDH—a folk music party. You are sure to be entertained and to get your toes tapping! 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. (B,L)

Day 6

Charlottetown–Pictou–Ceilidh Trail–Baddeck. This morning, board a FERRY that whisks you across the Northumberland Strait to Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.” It was here that the first boatload of Scottish Highlanders landed in Nova Scotia in 1773. Then, travel along Ceilidh Trail, where Scottish traditions and Gaelic folklore come alive. Visit [LF] GLENORA DISTILLERY, where you’ll be treated to a tour and a tasting at North America’s first distillery of single malt whisky. Arrive in Baddeck for a 2-night stay.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

Baddeck. Excursion to Cape Breton Highlands National Park. This morning, visit the ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL MUSEUM, where exhibits trace the achievements of the great inventor who spent his last years on Cape Breton. Then, travel along the CABOT TRAIL, considered one of the most scenic drives in the world. Proceed along the coast, savoring magnificent vistas of the rocky shoreline and the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Enter CAPE BRETON HIGHLANDS NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that strikingly resembles Scottish coastal regions. Tonight, perhaps join in a local Ceilidh in Baddeck. (B,L,D)

Day 8

Baddeck–Jeddore Oyster Pond–Halifax. Cross over the Canso Causeway and continue to the FISHERMAN’S LIFE MUSEUM in Jeddore Oyster Pond. The museum showcases a typical Nova Scotia fisherman’s house from the early 1900s. Upon returning to Halifax, visit the CITADEL with its early 19th-century, star-shaped fort. Tonight, join your Tour Director and new friends at a festive farewell dinner—the perfect finale to your Maritimes vacation.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 9

Halifax. The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.
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.

JAMES SAUNDERS

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Originally from London, I worked at a hotel in Germany and as a Local Guide in northern Italy before becoming a Tour Director. I have conducted tours all over Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Russia, South America, and all 10 provinces of Canada. Today, I call Toronto home. I love to cook, process the pictures I take on tour, and read. Every day, I wake up and have a wonderful, learning experience awaiting me."

Tour Director -  JAMES SAUNDERS

SUE LANDRY

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

"Growing up in a family hotel business, I have interacted with the traveling public since I was a child. I have over 35 years of experience in the travel industry and have guided tours in Canada and Europe since 1996. After living in Denmark and traveling the world, I currently call Halifax, Nova Scotia home and it is my privilege to share this beautiful country of Canada, both the east and west coast, with visitors from around the world."

Tour Director -  SUE LANDRY

 Accommodations

BADDECK

SILVER DART LODGE

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

CHARLOTTETOWN

DELTA PRINCE EDWARD

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

MONCTON

DELTA BEAUSEJOUR

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

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