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Great food and city tours could make this a July to remember. Travel one of the most spectacular highways in North America and revel in the beauty of deep-walled canyons, and majestic cliffs. A visit to Prince Edward Island enhances your knowledge of traditional Celtic music while enjoying the quaint charm of your surroundings. You will be astounded by the diversity of the scenery as it unfolds before you. A visit to the waterfront provides picturesque narrow streets with crayon colored houses and enchanting architecture.
This tour to our neighbor to the north is packed with heritage places to tour, National Parks to visit and great fresh seafood to savor. As always, free time is provided for your leisure. Please read the complete itinerary and begin to plan for your summer travel.
|PRICING DETAILS (Cost Per Person)*||PRICING|
|Deposit||$350 per person|
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|Vacation Pace||Moderately Active Pace|
|SAVE $100||Book before March 1st|
*Air departure from Indianapolis included; airfare pricing estimated and subject to change. Call for pricing from other departure cities.
Payment schedule: 2nd deposit of $500 due 121 days prior to departure; final payment 76 days prior to departure.
Day 1: Fly to Halifax, Nova Scotia
Today board your flight bound for Canada’s Atlantic Coast. Upon a late afternoon or evening arrival in Halifax transfer to your hotel. Halifax is the largest urban area in Atlantic Canada, and is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia. Holiday Inn Express or similar, Halifax
Day 2: Cape Breton Island
This morning travel to Cape Breton Island. Enjoy a scenic drive around Bras D’or Lake to the resort town of Baddeck. Visit the Alexander Graham Bell National Museum to view his artifacts, inventions, and personal mementos. Later, arrive in Baddeck, a quaint community with a bustling village. Tonight enjoy a Welcome Dinner featuring some local fare. Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck or similar (B,D)
Day 3: Cabot Trail
Enjoy a journey along the famous Cabot Trail explored by Englishman John Cabot in the late 15th c., and one of the most spectacular highways in North America. Stop in the seafaring town of Margaree Harbor and visit the scenic city of Cheticamp, known for its hook rugs. Follow the trail to Cape Breton Highlands National Park to see deep-walled canyons, sandy beaches, and majestic cliffs. Return for an evening at leisure. Inverary Inn Resort, Baddeck or similar (B)
Day 4: Prince Edward Island
Board a ferry and travel to Prince Edward Island (PEI). Enroute cross the Northumbreland Strait, which separates Nova Scotia and New Brunswick from Prince Edward Island. This area features some of the warmest waters of the North Atlantic. Later arrive for a two-night stay in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island’s capital city with small town charm and narrow streets lined with quaint homes. Rodd Hotel, Charlottetown or similar (B)
Day 5: Prince Edward Island
Today enjoy a Prince Edward Island Tour. Visit the College of Piping to learn about traditional Celtic music. Later travel through Prince Edward Island National Park with its varied landscapes and wildlife along the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Visit Cavendish to tour the Green Gables Farmhouse & Museum, the setting of the novel Anne of Green Gables. Tonight enjoy an included Lobster Dinner. Rodd Hotel, Charlottetown or similar (B,D)
Day 6: Bay of Fundy / Moncton
Today’s scenic drive begins as you depart Prince Edward Island and cross the Confederation Bridge into New Brunswick. The scenery unfolds as you coach to the Bay of Fundy, featuring the highest tides in the world. Stop to discover iconic Hopewell Rocks; the flowerpot shaped rocks are 4-stories high at low tide & appear as tiny islands at high tide. Later arrive in nearby Moncton. Delta Beausejou, Moncton or similar (B,D)
Day 7: Lunenburg / Halifax
Today’s scenic drive begins as you return to Nova Scotia to visit the seafaring town of Lunenburg. Enjoy its waterfront with crayon colored houses on picturesque narrow streets and captivating architecture. Meet your local guide for walking tour featuring Old Town, a UNESCO world heritage site. Later arrive in Halifax, an important seaport with one of the world’s largest natural harbors. Marriott Harbourfront or similar, Halifax (B)
Day 8: Halifax
Today enjoy a Halifax city tour featuring Bedford Basin, the Public Gardens, St. Mary’s University, Point Pleasant Park, and the Citadel, a large star-shaped masonry fort built to protect the city. This afternoon visit picturesque Peggy’s Cove famous for its rock shore and lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Later enjoy a bit of leisure time in Halifax before joining your Tour Director and fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner. Marriott Harbourfront or similar, Halifax (B,D)
Day 9: Fly Home
Transfer to the Halifax airport for the flight home. (B)