Discover Canada’s Atlantic Coast and Eastern Maritimes on this nine-day adventure. Featuring long coastlines, river valleys and majestic mountains, you’ll visit all three of Canada’s Maritime Provinces: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick. In between, you’ll experience countless highlights including the Bay of Fundy with its extreme tides, the Gulf of St. Lawrence with its red cliffs, the world famous Cabot Trail and so much more. Join us, eh?
Day 1 – Bangor Maine (D)
Travel through New England on your way to Bangor, Maine. Tonight, we’ll begin the festivities with a welcome dinner at the Lucerne Inn, nestled in the mountains overlooking Phillips Lake. Spend a restful evening at the Fairfield Inn in Bangor.
Day 2 – Welcome to Canada! (B)
After crossing the border, arrive in the waterfront city of St. John. With your local, kilted guide, tour the city’s historic neighborhoods. Be amazed during a stop at Reversing Falls, where the river appears to flow backwards. Tonight, explore the bustling waterfront for dinner on your own. Turn in at the Hilton St. John Hotel overlooking the harbor.
Day 3 – Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, PEI (B, D)
This morning, we make our way along the coastal route to the Bay of Fundy National Park, famous for the Hopewell Rocks. With the highest tides in the world, the ocean has carved incredible stone monuments that appear and disappear with the waves. With low tide on our arrival, you’ll be able to walk along the ocean floor! Next up is Prince Edward Island and its largest city, Charlottetown. With harbor views and downtown location, check into the historic Rodd Hotel, your home for two nights. Enjoy a traditional PEI lobster supper tonight!
Day 4 – Prince Edward Island (B)
Today, you’ll visit the Anne of Green Gables home and Prince Edward Island National Park, known for its pink sand beaches, beautiful dunes and the warmest waters north of the Carolinas! Have lunch on your own in Cavendish before heading back for a relaxing evening exploring downtown Charlottetown.
Day 5 – The Scotland of North America (B, D)
Ferry from PEI to Caribou, Nova Scotia, crossing the Northumberland Strait onto Cape Breton Island, known as “The Scotland of North America.” Make your way to Baddeck, where you’ll tour the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and the Bras d’Or Lake region. We’ll check into the Inverary in Baddeck, spending two nights at this lakefront resort. Enjoy a traditional Cape Breton dinner and toe tapping celtic fiddle music at the Ceilidh tonight!
Day 6 – Cape Breton Highlands National Park (B, L)
Spend the day on Cape Breton, named by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world’s must-see islands. Feel the beauty of the Cape’s scenery as you traverse the famous Cabot Trail. This magnificent highway is carved into the mountains that rise high above Gulf of St. Lawrence, ascending to the incredible plateaus of Highlands National Park. Keep a sharp eye out for whales on the horizon and bald eagles above. Enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park as you learn the history and culture of the region.
Day 7 – Halifax and the 40th Royal International Tattoo (B, D)
Today, it’s on to Halifax, the Gateway to the Atlantic and the historic capital of Nova Scotia. See the city on a guided tour, including visits to the Citadel National Historic Site and the Halifax Victorian Gardens. After dinner, it’s a spectacular evening performance of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo! Celebrating 40 years, witness the Tattoo’s marching bands, bagpipes, highland dancers, military traditions and more! After this heart pounding evening, you’ll be glad for a restful night at the Double Tree Suites located on the Dartmouth waterfront.
Day 8 – Lighthouse Route & Peggy’s Cove (B, D)
Leaving the city behind, travel the Lighthouse Route to Peggy’s Cove, one of the most picturesque fishing villages on the Eastern Seaboard. With your guide, explore this seaside town, visiting local stores and Nova Scotia’s most picturesque lighthouse. Visit the towns of Mahone Bay and Lunenberg,visiting the Atlantic Fisheries Museum. Tuck into dinner and bed at the Rodd Grand Hotel in Yarmouth.
Day 9 – Ferry Homeward (B)
Speed home aboard the CAT ferry from Nova Scotia to Portland, Maine for a 5.5 hour sea voyage. Enjoy the ride from your reserved seating on the ship, featuring three food and beverage areas, a movie area and
outdoor decks. Upon arrival in Portland, pass through US customs and immigration to make your way home with your magical Maritime memories.